John Reid

Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 5

Feb 02, 2012 No Comments

Here is the video of the fifth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished up with the gas tank and then I moved on to the cowl installation and this took the most time of anything because I can’t take the cut back, so I proceeded slowly.  I got the retracts all [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 4

Feb 01, 2012 2 Comments

Here is the video of the fourth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished installing the engine and the stabilizers.   I also installed the tank and routed the fuel lines to the fill valve and vent valve on the bottom of the fuselage . There are some images below the video.  More [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 3

Jan 30, 2012 2 Comments

Here is the video of the third day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished installing all of the control surfaces and moving on to the engine.  So far the construction is moving along well and the part fit had been outstanding.  The manual is very complete and explains everything well.   Anyone, with [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly) day 2

Jan 27, 2012 1 Comment

Here is the video of the second day of assemble of the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I finished the flap assembly and move on to the retracts. This is very little modification needed to install the Robart retracts and this moves along much quicker than many other retract installations.  This plane will have an [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly)

Jan 26, 2012 4 Comments

Hay gang, here is the video of the first days assemble of the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I started with talking out the wrinkles in the covering (not shown in the video) and move on to installing the ailerons. I was able to start on the flaps before stopping for the day.  I wish [...]

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Hangar 9 P-47 Thunderbolt Exclusive!

Jan 18, 2012 25 Comments

We just got this in and right now we are the only one with it.  This great looking Hangar 9 P-47 warbird is very large and is a top quality build.  This is our first shot once we got all the pieces out on the workbench.  We are going to do a continuous build thread here [...]

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Turn your P-51 into a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter

Jan 09, 2012 8 Comments

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you [...]

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A new event to add to the Bucket List

Jan 03, 2012 No Comments

I need to make it to Duxford Flying Legends Show, check out the planes at this show: http://www.clipwings.com/clip/1182/Duxford_Flying_Legends_2011__DE_vers_

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