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I've talked to Henry Mohr a few times but he's quite ill at the present :(
I don't believe he's seen the a/c.

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and it will have MY wheels on it since its orig. wheels were corroded and I just happened to rescue a set a few years ago, and just happened to pass them on to someone who passed them on to the plane

What wheels??? Who'd/when did ya give/sell them to??

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Jack,

Any chance Dottie Mae will return to stock, in the fashion of Upupa Epops?

And are you at liberty to show any pictures of Mr. Croul's other Mustang being built?

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I'm thinking it will be as it was before it's last mission.
I may have some shots of the current project a few months old,
was promised more in 3 weeks.

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I'm disappointed. :(


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I'm disappointed. :(


How come?

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Another airworthy T-Bolt.....YES....YES....it's just like an early Christmas present-----and a darn nice one at that!! 8) :D 8)


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I'm certainly thrilled to see another P-47 (my favorite WWII fighter) return to the skies, but as a history buff, I hope the cowl and fuselage skins with the original artwork will be preserved as-is. Since this will be a ground-up rebuild, those parts would probably end up getting replaced anyway..might as well save the originals.

NMUSAF has a nice display with their recently-rapainted razorback jug. They painted her as a PTO veteran, and have the recovered vertical fin and some other artifacts from the original displayed next to her.

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now maybe somebody should send this great news as an example to the navy museums cordinator.....


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now maybe somebody should send this great news as an example to the navy museums cordinator.....


How so? :?:

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Any idea just how tweaked the airframe is? Maybe if they end up replacing 90% of the skins and ribs, someone could go out behind the hangar and buy the throw away material as scrap. Who knows, we could probably get two Dottie Mae's for the price of one :)

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a wild idea to start with,somebody decides he wants to go recover part of our world history sitting at the bottom of the water,he does it and then its going to be flying once again all over the skies for the younger generator to see...Its a great inspiration knowing the history of the plane...good for the people involved..there are tons of like planes all over the world,untouchable because of the us navys policies and red tape...thats why he needs to see success stories like dottie-mae...then maybe he will come to his senses and realize that these planes will only be there for about another twenty years and then they will be fully disolved, lost to davie jones locker forever...


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I think you may see things happen....

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Steve Nelson wrote:
I'm certainly thrilled to see another P-47 (my favorite WWII fighter) return to the skies, but as a history buff, I hope the cowl and fuselage skins with the original artwork will be preserved as-is. Since this will be a ground-up rebuild, those parts would probably end up getting replaced anyway..might as well save the originals.
Now that the artwork has been out of the water for some time, it is beginning to peel. Furthermore, the majority of the structure appears to be in excellent condition. Except for some areas of corrosion from the ammunition and the obvious damage from the ditching, I suspect not much will need to be replaced. You never know though until the disassembly and inspection is complete.

So how much of the Mona Lisa's visible paint is original?

While it would be nice to duplicate the scheme, this isn't the Mona Lisa. How important is it to have the actual original paint (except to a bunch of Anoraks)? By how much does that increase the value- I suggest it is worth much more as a restored and flying plane, even with non-original paint, compared to what it is worth now as a stinky wreck (and yes, it does smell very fishy).


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