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Last night I worked on the Tail Wheel Lock release handle on this bird. after 60 years the # 3 rivets holding the handle on the shaft gave up.. LoL

Corsair F4U-1D..


 

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Jerry.. Before

This Lower trailing edge wing skin and flap bell-crank support hat section had battle damage and fatigue cracking.



After we re-fabricated them.. here's both new parts being drilled for assembly.





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Before the Wing T/E skin had deep dings and corrosion.. the damaged sections were cut out / removed & re-fabricated.

Right Wing




http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a68/Bazztex/P-40
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a68/Bazztex/P-40CorrosionControllUpdateand550In.jpg

Left Wing T/E Repairs...
[IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a68/Bazztex/PlanesImworking092.jpg
[IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a68/Bazztex/PlanesImworking094.jpg


Fuselage Belly Skins... Old corroded and Fab'ed new







 

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Geez, Charlie! all I can say is WOW!
I need to come by & see that one. amazing work & thanks for the pics!
You know I've been waiting for these. awesome
-B
 

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Swing with the wing!

Nice work there Charlie. You have MADD metal working skills.

There ought to be charters for the whole boat from works like that.
 

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Wow I wish I had a project like that; looks like a lot of clecos and rivet bucking. The corsair is totally awesome, the sound of a radial it doesn't get much better. How does she fly? I have read that you had to be respectful to them due to the reverse gull wing and the huge prop.
 

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Thanks guys..

Preserving aviation history makes work less of a grind.. but it's still a lot of work. ;)

OutofControl.. The CAF makes all of their Air Show Pilots fly a T-6 Trainer for a long period before they get to fly the Corsair or P-40.. I personally only Bend Aviation Tin so I can't speak of the flight characteristics??


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The Texas Commemerative Air Force / CAF WWII T-6 Trainer showed up at the G-Ville hangar Wednesday so I got you some shots of her.







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