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Month

March 2017
Texas Flying Legends by Chuck Cravens An angle from below gives us a different perspective on the electrical work. Update Last month’s cover showed Aaron making up wiring harnesses and inside were other photos of him wiring up the pilot’s main switch box.  This month those harnesses were put to use as Aaron began the...
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by Chuck Cravens Beautiful paint job by Flying Colors Aviation reflected from a wet ramp. (Photo Credit: Adam Glowaski) Summary The famous Red Tail P-51C, one of the most important educational tools of the Commemorative Air Force, sustained damage during a wheels-up landing in Dallas on February 3rd, 2016.  It is very satisfying for those of...
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Zero February update
Texas Flying Legends Museum by Chuck Cravens Update… In our first installment of the Zero repair updates last month we told a little of the Last Samurai’s history and showed the repair getting underway.  The shop has made this repair a high priority job, so visible progress is being made daily. The work on fuselage...
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The flight control lock has been pressed together and painted.  Fuselage “bird cage” frames and longerons are being made and mocked up on spare fuselage tube frame. Meanwhile the nicely repaired actual fuselage frame goes into the paint booth for its first coat of yellow zinc chromate.
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drawing assembly
Our 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...
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Texas Flying Legends’ by Chuck Cravens Careful realignment is always part of reinstallation when using a fixture. Update In our last update, we showed the tail cone’s initial assembly, disassembly, and finally painting. The vertical stabilizer was at the same stage. This month those assemblies are beginning to take on their final, permanent form. The...
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Help fulfill dreams and preserve history while forming and fitting structural components of WWII-era aircraft.
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Expand and refine skills critical to authentically preserving historic aircraft.
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