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    Tips from Tye: P-51 Landing Gear Pivot Shafts

    Popping across town to the hangar often feels like a field trip: there’s always something cool to see and someone wearing wings happy to answer questions. For many, the intrigue in our surroundings is all about form, while for others the fascination is in function - the AirCorps team is a seasoned mix of both.Tye is one who focuses on function. It’s evident in the orderly arrangement of workspaces, and the organization of the hangar in general, as soon as one walks in the door.   Read More...

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    Who will they be remembered by?

    What drives us to seek out the bits of history that didn’t make headlines in the past? What motivates descendants, or even complete strangers, to piece together the lives and deaths of those who have been gone for decades? The meaningful sense of nostalgia around these questions is a big part of why AirCorps Aviation exists.   Read More...

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    What should you know before you 3D scan your aircraft part...

    In my first blog I touched on what a portable 3D laser scanner is, the process for 3D scanning, but only briefly how it compares to its other scanning counterparts. As I prepared for my next post I realized that just as important in understanding the scanning process is grasping the differences between the various types of 3D scanners on the market. Yes, technically they all output 3D data representing the form of a real-world object, however, it’s what that data will be used for that sets...  Read More...

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    Reading a Basic North American Part Drawing

    Reading a Basic North American Part DrawingOur prior AirCorps Library blog post explained the methodology behind North American Aviation’s part numbering system. This week, we will examine the science behind reading and understanding a simple individual part drawing. AirCorps Library has a plethora of North American Aviation resources including engineering drawings, manuals, and specifications for the P-51 Mustang, AT-6 Texan, T-28 Trojan, and B-25 Mitchell.   Read More...

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    North American Part Numbering System

    At AirCorps Library and AirCorps Aviation we geek out and obsess about part number methodology. Some WWII producers had no apparent numbering system, while others established organizational systems that unleash a wealth of knowledge simply by understanding their unique systems. North American Aviation scaled up production in under 100 days for the P-51 Mustang and also built the B-25, AT-6, manufacturing numerous variants of each during WWII.   Read More...

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    What is AirCorps Library?

    AirCorps Aviation is a multi-faceted organization that continues to branch out into new and exciting endeavors. Frequent and first time visitors to aircorpsaviation.com can see some of the larger and flashier projects that we have going on in the shop on any given day. However, there is a newer, and lesser known addition to the AirCorps scope of services that benefits subscribers around the world.   Read More...

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