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North American Aviation Archive finds a new home at AirCorps Aviation. Original engineering drawings shown to the public for the first time.
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A stack fire is one moment every pilot dreads, and responding in that moment with or without a crowd of spectators is a stressful scenario. The resulting damage to the airframe and engine can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and can take months or years to repair. While the most common reason a stack...
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Would you say you have a complete set of the required Mustang manuals? Probably not.
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Have you ever wondered what your local airport looked like during World War II?
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P-51 Mark on Maintenance - Landing Gear
Nobody wants to witness or participate in a gear up landing in a Mustang. It can easily be a $1,000,000 repair. And while the most common reason a Mustang ends up on its belly is pilot error, another culprit can be the failure of the landing gear rod end. Fortunately, there are preventative measures and...
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The P-51 Mustang header tank (P/N – 106-46002), is fitted immediately behind the propeller spinner and is connected to each cylinder head coolant outlet and arranged around the reduction gear housing. The tank is designed with two outlets, one on each side of the gear housing; the lines from the outlets join in a “Y”...
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Just off highway 30 outside Athens, Tennessee, a well-informed individual can take the turn toward the McMinn County Airport and find themselves at the Swift Museum Foundation, or SMF. The airport is small, but provides services such as hangar leasing, flight instruction, and a cozy passenger lounge. A short stroll to the east across the...
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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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