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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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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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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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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
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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...
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eva and edith signatures
**Updated 2/1/17 – Upon thorough inspection of the recovered wing panel containing Eva & Edith’s signatures we’ve determined the wing was built by the Curtiss-Wright Company in Buffalo, NY. Based on our research, due to wartime demand Republic Aviation licensed Curtiss-Wright to build P-47G models that were nearly identical to the Republic Aviation P-47D razorbacks...
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AirCorps Art Water Placards-sq
Noel Allard has been known for decades in the warbird and legacy aircraft world for the quality and precision of his aircraft markings. AirCorps Aviation has established itself as a world-class restorer of warbird and legacy aircraft. In spring 2016, AirCorps Aviation was excited to announce the opportunity to carry on Noel’s legacy by acquiring...
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North American t-28 trojan
In the ongoing quest to bring AirCorps Library users new information and resources, we are pleased to announce that the T-28 Trojan microfilm and manual collection are now live and ready to view. This collection of over 15 thousand parts drawings, and 9 manuals currently is a great addition to AirCorps Library, giving our users...
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3d-laser-scanning
Have you ever stepped back at the end of a project and wondered if there would have been an easier way? Considering how much technology has advanced, in even in the last decade, it’s an easy question. It seems recently the challenge is figuring out which technology works the best or is the most applicable...
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