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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:46 am 
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Another installment from Tom (May Update) and from the gal who shot the January 2018 walk-around video with Tom.

May 2018 Update:
http://xp-82twinmustangproject.blogspot ... ation.html

This video dated May 9th:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52HAOVUpcgQ


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:16 pm 
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looks like they are 99.9% there....... with 80% left to go..... keep chugging along, that plane will be awesome to see.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:32 pm 
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The scale of this project just never ceases to absolutely blow me away! WOW!
I love how pieces of this puzzle have come together from so many sources. Puzzle pieces seemingly winkled out of god knows where.
The skill and artistry is nothing short of magnificent.
Attention to detail is unsurpassed. Locating that Starrett level at somewhere as pedestrian as Grainger is a weird kind of poetic justice.
Fantastic!

Thanks for sharing this amazing journey with us.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:49 pm 
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Article/video of XP-82 during recent prescribed three-hour run-in of the engines.

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21 ... r-30-years


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:46 pm 
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ed, wow, that video is gone...it had the parts collection process and the Walter Soplata family, ect. :( :|

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:57 am 
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Try this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1RcoyUYTM0

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:50 pm 
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Well, we've reached the month of July! Oshkosh begins 3 weeks from today.

Anyone out there know the day-to-day status of the Twin Mustang?

Did the brakes get installed?

Has there been a taxi test yet? Or better yet, a first flight?

Anybody know who gets/got the honors?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:13 pm 
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I believe this was a recent flight.

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... that didn't go too well, but fortunately both "pieces" carried on flying separately just fine.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:30 pm 
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Compression effect on the picture right?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:01 pm 
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Well, we've STILL in the month of July! Oshkosh NOW begins 2 weeks from today.

Anyone out there know the day-to-day status of the Twin Mustang?

Did the brakes get installed?

Has there been a taxi test yet? Or better yet, a first flight?

Anybody know who gets/got the honors?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Heard it was this week.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Was taxiing around today, I would have taken video but didn't think anyone here would be interested.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:38 pm 
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If it were to fly sometime this week, how many required hours of flight would it need for testing before it could go to OSH?


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High speed taxi tests were conducted yesterday.

https://www.facebook.com/Xp-82-Twin-Mus ... 783063916/

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