1-218-444-4478 PO BOX 847, BEMIDJI, MN 56619
1-218-444-4478 PO BOX 847, BEMIDJI, MN 56619

Month

April 2017
AirCorps Aviation Team
AirCorps Aviation, a world leader in warbird restoration, parts manufacturing, and aircraft maintenance, welcomed five new faces to the team in the first quarter of 2017.
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pivot shaft
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.
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A6M Zero Update March
Texas Flying Legend’s Museum by Chuck Cravens Update They say if it doesn’t have guns, it isn’t a fighter.  We all know that the nebulous “they” are never wrong, so Texas Flying Legends decided that guns were a definitely desirable addition to the fuselage in this repair and renovation of their Zero. The Model 21...
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Texas Flying Legends By Chuck Cravens This is a dimensionally stable, machined, cast aluminum toolingplate commonly called MIC-6 (MIC-6 ® is a registered trademark of Alcoa). Update This month didn’t happen to have a great many visible changes to the P-47, so we will be brief this time. Last month we saw the wing attach...
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loren hintz dog tag
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...
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by Chuck Cravens This is a front view of fuselage in the fixture inside the restoration shop working area. CAF Red Tail Squadron’s Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Update Robert Heinlein once said “A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.” This wisdom appears as part of the Commemorative Air Forces’ mission statement. Heinlein’s...
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P-47 wing Eva & Edith
AirCorps Aviation is honored to be actively restoring a P-47D Thunderbolt for the Texas Flying Legends Museum, an organization dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active display of WWII warbirds
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reverse engineering scanning
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...
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