A 1943 Stinson L-5B (N8224P) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):

Airframe: TT 732hrs; Engine: TT 732hrs Lycoming 0-435-1 Top overhaul 721hrs; chrome cylinders and new compression rings; New ACK model E-04 ELT; New ELT Battery {expires 6/29/23}; New Concord Battery; Annual 8/2018; Compressions 75/80 or better; New Brackett Air Filter, transponder and encoder check 8/2018; Many spare parts; Restored 1996 to 2005; Always Hangared; No Damage History Known; Avionics: Trimble TX 760D Comm, Bendix King KT 76A Transponder, New TCI Encoder, Dave Clark Intercom

The aircraft is located in Carnegie, PA and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

For the latest installment of Fantasy of Flight’s Mechanic’s Corner, owner Kermit Weeks has shared a two part video update on the restoration of his 1936 Messerschmitt Bf 108.

Part 1 features restoration specialist Paul Stecewycz talking about the restoration of tail and wing components and demonstrating the operation of the mechanical trim wheel. In part 2 Stecewycz visits the large paint stripping booth to explain, then demonstrate, the process of plastic blasting the paint layers and filler materials off of the 108 wings.

Click below to check out both parts.

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A BAe Hawk T1 fuselage / cockpit has hit the market.

Details are scarce, but the offering reportedly consists of the center/rear fuselage with a fiberglass cockpit mock-up included. The offering is described as “ideal for a movie prop / museum display.”

The fuselage/cockpit is located in Ipswich, UK and is currently available for GBP 3,595. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Pioneer Aero of Ardmore, New Zealand has announced that their P-39Q Airacobra project performed its first successful engine test earlier today.

As previously reported, the aircraft (42-20341) is based largely on an ex-Soviet Air Force P-39Q which was recovered around 1995, although it is also said to feature parts obtained from P-39Q 42-20341. The machine is reportedly owned by Jerry Yagen / Military Aviation Museum and is being restored to airworthy condition as USAAC 220341.

The company reports that high powers will be conducted later in the week “and who knows what after that.”

Click below to check out a video of today’s test.

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The RAAF Museum’s CA-18 Mustang Mk 23 is reportedly one step closer to returning to the air with initial ground runs of its newly installed Packard Merlin engine.

This particular aircraft, A68-170 (now painted as A68-750), was transferred from No 7 Stores Depot to the RAAF Museum for display in 1970. It underwent restoration in the mid-1970s and was known as “Duffy’s Delight.” Another restoration followed in 1989 which saw every component of the aircraft disassembled and refurbished. The project lasted 10 years, which the Mustang returning to the air in February 1999.

In recent years, the Merlin engine was removed and sent to the UK for overhaul, and was returned to the airframe in late 2018. Click below to check out a video of the test conducted earlier today.

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Brickmania has released a new, limited edition 1/35 Ju87 G-2 Stuka LEGO model kit.

The offering (2221) represents the “tank buster” variant of the aircraft and includes 560 “new-condition” LEGO and BrickArms elements, a high-quality sticker sheet, and two German pilot minifigures.

The model is described as having been updated to include “key details seen on the real aircraft including longer wings, movable flaps, newly-designed canopy, and detailed cockpit.” Additional features reportedly include the type’s “less chunky” wheel covers, nose spiral, printed elements, engine exhaust pipes and two BrickArms short air-cooled barrels.

Click below to check out the product page and a video overview of the new kit.

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An “excellent condition” Loehle 5151 Mustang has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

Rotax 582 Electric Start, 162 total hours, airspeed, ALT, compass, tach, fuel gauge, water temp., dual EGT, Electric Trim, BRS, VAL Com, 760 Radio, 3 Blade GSC Prop, Heel Brakes, Retracts, Fuselage and Wings all Sitka Spruce. Always hangered in a climate controlled building. 12 1/2 gallon tank. Excellent Condition!

The aircraft is mostly made of Sitka spruce & aircraft plywood and covered with Poly-Fiber Finish.

The aircraft is located in McKean, Pennsylvania and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A 1960 MiG-17 (S/N 1D0620 / N620PF) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):

Nicest Award Winning 1960 MIG 17PF In The World. Fully Restored. Better Than New! Only 62 SMOH On Engine. Flown Regularly On The Airshow Circuit.

Additional features reportedly include an avionics package, two drop tanks and complete logs since new. The machine is located in Elmira, NY with pricing available upon request. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks has posted a new video update on his A-26 project, which is currently underway in Chino, California.

As previously reported, the aircraft (S/N 41-39401) reportedly saw wartime service with the 9th Air Force and served with the Van Nuys Air National Guard before beginning civilian use as N3457G / “Whistler’s Mother.” Later acquired by Weeks, the A-26 was damaged during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and trucked to Chino in 1997, where it is now being restored by Carl Scholl and Tony Ritzman of Aero Trader.

Click below to check out the video.

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