A North American T-6 project has hit the market. The listing states:
This was a Midwest Texans T-6 project. If you never heard of them, they built concourse T-6’s…impeccable workmanship as pictures show. The tubular is largely finished and complete. Tail cone is from another project but has been mostly re-skinned…very nice shape. Missing seats, instruments, engine, prop, and other small pieces. Great deal for the money. No paperwork. Rough, but repairable wings are located in Breckenridge TX. Repairable center section and rest of project here in Houston.
The project is located in Friendswood, Texas and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched that aims to put four rotary-powered Fokker triplanes in the air over Dayton, Ohio at the upcoming Dawn Patrol Rendezvous 2020 event scheduled for October 2-3.
Golden Age Air Museum, Pioneer Flight Museum, Knights of the Sky, and Fred Murrin have committed to bringing their historical aircraft and their passion for WWI aviation to DPR2020. We need help though! We have calculated our travel expenses at $10,000 to drive all four aircraft across the country to attend. We need all donations by the end of July in order for them to be released in time to use for our travel.
Those who would like to contribute toward the effort can do so here.
(via Knights of the Sky: WW1 Aircraft)
An F-1010 Voodoo cockpit trainer with two Weber ejection seats is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
Rare McDONNELL F101 VOODOO Military Aircraft Cockpit Trainer With 2 Weber Ejection Seats. This is a rare find item from a Military collector. It has original name plates on air-frame and both ejection seats. Has rear instrument panel and a simulated front panel. Priced at what the 2 ejections seats would bring if sold separately. Would make a super need man cave gaming station. Will fit on a standard car trailer.
The trainer is loacted in Onaga, Kansas and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1939 Fairchild 24 has hit the market. The listing states:
1939 24R SHORT NOSE 200hp Ranger. Interior all new except headliner, powder coated instrument panel, iFly700 panel mounted GPS, KLX135A GPS/Comm, Collins transponder. PS Engineering 4 place intercom. New Throttle cable, Carb Heat cable. Overhauled Eclipse Y150 starter. Falcon propeller. Overhauled carb, 60 gallons fuel, alternator STC. Hayes wheels and brakes. A&P owned. Great compressions. Fabric/ Wood in great shape. Annual 11/19. Trade for 180hp 210hp Swift, Tuna Tank C310, Cessna 337. Always hangared. Great Logs and paperwork. Comes with boxes of spare parts, the remaining oil in 55 gallon drum, estimating about 35 gallons left. I have owned this airplane for 10 years, and is a reliable, fun antique that will not let you down. Need a faster plane. TTAF-2527, TTE-2110, SMOH-628, STOH-238. Airplane flown regularly so times will change.
The machine is located in Jacksonville, Florida and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1942 Douglas DC-3 / C-49K airframe project is available for sale.
Aircraft was built as a DC3 before the war, then modified as a C-49K and impressed into service. After the war she served with multiple passenger airlines. In 1956 she was converted into an executive transport role (we have the layout). Her most recent iteration was a cargo role.
According to the listing, the aircraft served as part of Air Transport Command during WW2, being sent to Morrison Field in West Palm Beach Florida for use in the 27th AAF Ferrying Wing. It reportedly flew in the D-Day 50th anniversary flight but was damaged by a tornado in 2008, having sat ever since. [continue reading…]
Kermit Weeks has released an update on his Douglas A-26, which is currently undergoing restoration at Aero Trader’s in Chino CA.
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 new video overview of the recent progress.
A Messerschmitt BF 109 G6 project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Original identity with battle history over Germany against US fighters and bombers! Great once a lifetime opportunity – start your Bf 109 rebuilding project now by having most of the significant parts all in one package! If you need to have the wings and tail built as well, please ask for pricing. We can do them. No pop rivets used! fuselage rebuilt after factory drawings.
The project is located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and is currently being offered for US $119,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A list of project specifics can be found below.
The latest stop-motion assembly video from Modeler extraordinaire Tom Grigat was posted today, and it showcases Airfix’s recently released 1/24 scale Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat.
The clip due to the shear amount of pieces is my longest so far and shows the stopmotion animation of assembling the beautiful kit of one of the best american fighters of world war two with some very nice additional detailing products:
– Cockpit detailing set from airscale.co.uk
– Seatbelts from hgwmodels.cz
– Rods and tubes from albion alloys
– Engine upgrade set from anyz.io
– Tyres, wheel doors and brass undercarriages from Aerocraft models
– Colours from Alclad II
Click below to check out the new video.
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Airfix has released a new series of renderings detailing their upcoming new tool Bristol Beaufort Mk.I model kit in 1/72 scale.
As previously reported, details about the kit (A04021) are currently scarce, although it appears to have two liveries representing N1016 of 22 Squadron and L9866 of 217 Squadron. It is currently slated for release in the autumn.
Click below to check out additional images.