Fantasy of Flight’s Kermit Weeks has posted a new video update on his Curtiss Jenny project, presented by restoration specialist Ken Kellett.

As previously reported, the aircraft (S/N A5360 / C/N 2404) was damaged when Hurricane Andrew struck the Florida-based collection back in 1992. Since then, all damaged wood and metal components have been replaced, including all of the wing spars and fuselage longerons. The paint work, which is just about complete, saw the application of the same USAAS markings the machine wore while it was based at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh back in the 1980s.

Click below to check out the new video.

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A P-51D Mustang project has hit the market.

The machine is reportedly available for sale or trade, with fuselage, tailcone and dog house rebuilt and “tons of NOS and overhauled parts.”

The project is located in Yuma, AZ and is currently priced at $795,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Top Image: USAF via Wikimedia Commons)

On Moday, Airfix added their 2019 range of products to their website, providing an excellent look at some exciting new tool kits, such as their upcoming 1/24 F6F Hellcat and this 1/48 Spitfire FR Mk.XIV.

As previously reported, the kit (A05135) was developed with the aid of “a vast collection of research materials, original drawings and photographs relating to Spitfire production” as well as computer base model shape data from their Spitfire Mk.1 kit released in 2014. The new listing suggests that liveries will be included for NH902 “Lazy Lady V,” and TZ112, although the company points out that colors and contents of products may vary.

The new Spitfire kit is slated for release in March and is currently available for pre-order. Click below to check out additional images.

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A newly completed Albatros D.Va reproduction is available for sale. The listing states:

2018 ALBATROS D.V.a, TT 0 TIME, SMOH 0 TIME, SPOH 0 TIME, AIRSPEED ANENOMETER (ORIGINAL 1916), ALUMINIUM MACHINE GUN, BUILT ACCORDING TO PLANS PURCHASED FROM THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM, WOODEN PLANE, Location: Que. R/N 8001 ALUMINIUM MACHINE GUN CECONITE 101-3 FABRIC CUSTOM MADE FCUSTOM MADE FIRESTONE 30″ X 31 1/2″ TIRES

The aircraft was constructed in Canada between 2008 and 2017 and is powered by a 6-440 Ranger 200 hp engine. It wears the colors of the D.V flown by Lt. Hans Böhning of Jagdstaffel 36 / 76 and later Uffz. Hopf, also of Jagdstaffel 76. Pricing is available upon request.

Click here to check out the complete listing. For additional information about this reproduction check out issues 1 and 5 of The Flying Machine journal.

Eduard has provided an update on their upcoming new tool Fokker D.VII model kit in 1/72 scale.

The kit, which will reportedly debut in May, will be “a scaled down version of the 48th scale kit,” but will be “modified to the point where the older and larger version will be mostly unidentifiable.” The type will also be the subject of a line of kits representing a number of variants. Eduard CEO Vladimir Sulc writes: [continue reading…]

A 1,900 hp Curtiss Wright R2600 Cyclone radial engine is available for sale. The engine is said to have been “removed from a B-25 Mitchell Bomber after WWII and stored ever since.” The listing states (in part):

It includes an excellent engine mount, Engine firewall with fire detector loop, Nose gear case, all cylinders. Most accessories are removed from accessory section. This engine will need a major inspection and overhaul before it can run again. No log books or records. Sold as parts with no warranty real or implied. Great value here: Cylinders all present, Good cylinder Assemblies can cost well over $1000.00 per cylinder. This engine would be a great parts source for a currently flying warbird or restoration project. Nice unbent Engine mount is very valuable as well.

The engine is located in Suwanee, Georgia and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Eduard has offered new details on their upcoming new tool P-51 Mustang model kit in 1/48 scale.

Originally announced at the E-Day International Scale Kit Exhibition back in October 2017, the kit is now said to be “progressing quickly forwards” with the first test shots expected to be available in the spring. The company’s CEO states that the new kit makes use of “every technological innovation we have been able to integrate into what we do” and also notes a number of details about its contents: [continue reading…]

A Packard Rolls Royce V-1650-1 Merlin engine has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

I was told when I purchased this engine years ago that it had been removed from a P-40F Fighter in US Army Air Corps service for Scheduled Overhaul. I do not have any logbooks or other documentation. This Engine will need to be overhauled before being put back into service in an aircraft. No known or visible damage, no corrosion to speak of. Please look at pictures carefully. This engine is a wonderfully preserved time capsule. Complete as removed. This is not a hollow display engine.

The engine is located in Suwanee, Georgia and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks has shared a new video capturing a 2012 “Airplane of the Day” flight in his P-51D Mustang.

Weeks acquired this particular machine in 1979 for $155,000. It is painted in the colors of 44-13321 “Cripes A’Mighty 3rd” flown by highest scoring Mustang ace George Preddy of 328 Squadron, 352 Fighter Group.

The footage is described as offering “cool cockpit shots, some awesome fly-by’s and a roll or two to thrill you.” Click below to check it out.

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A 1993 full-scale Sopwith Camel reproduction is available for sale with “make offer” pricing. The listing states:

1993 Sopwith Camel full size replica. 391 TT. New Warner Super Scarab 165 hp, 25 SMOH . New exhaust. Starter, brakes , tailwheel steering, radio. Flown regularly off pavement and grass. Fys great. Airplane is US registered and currently flying in Florida. Easy to fly and maintain

Click here to check out the complete listing.