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Reply #13 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 11:09pm

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Love the new exhaust manifolds...looks great.  These T-51's are really something!! Thanks again for sharing this with us!
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #12 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 9:37pm

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Looks great Huey.  I'm impressed.  How could you tell the previous mechanic was too heavy handed?  Did you test the torque on the bolts?  Not good thing especially on exhausts.
 
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Reply #11 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 9:30pm

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Every thing is done except the engine install and some loose ends. Test fly you say, nope, I've done enough test flying.  Wink

This engine was in another T51 and removed for an up grade. I have to tie in this into the existing harness. The exhaust stacks need to be changed out. Who ever installed these stacks was very heavy handed, over torqued nuts. PB Blaster and a breaker bar, Yoi! A fake manifold that allows the stacks to protrude thru attaches to the side cowl panel.  One side done.
 

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Reply #10 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:26pm

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Huey,

From that smiles on your face, that says it all.  I'm truly happy that you're doing what you love to do best.  It's fantastic and really looking forward to seeing the pictures of your build as it goes through all of the stages to completion. 

Are you also building the wings, or are they already completed?

Are you test-flying?
 
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Reply #9 - Jul 6th, 2019 at 11:12am

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Looks good standing still. I hope that you get to test-fly it as well.  Smiley
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Reply #8 - Jul 6th, 2019 at 7:15am

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It's a good thing this isn't one of those "Balsa Aircraft Modelers Purists" facebook pages, Huey. I can see it now...    Grin Cheesy Wink
 
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Reply #7 - Jul 1st, 2019 at 10:56pm

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oh that just ain't fair at'all Huey....
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Reply #6 - Jul 1st, 2019 at 3:57pm

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It showed up today. It fits in the garage, wahoo!
 

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Reply #5 - May 7th, 2019 at 6:01am

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Sorry about that Tom, the one the Tech's are working on has a LS3 engine. The one I have to finish has the 2.7L V6 as pictured.
 
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Reply #4 - May 6th, 2019 at 6:47pm

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I thought the LS was a V8 but I only see three exhaust headers...I'm NOT very savy on these new GM motors!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #3 - May 6th, 2019 at 11:41am

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The weather is finally cooperating and the garage is getting rearranged. Went to the shop to see if they hung the engine. Yep. The T51 here is almost finished, it has a LS3 installed of about 420hp. These T51's are 3/4 scale two place aircraft.
 

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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2019 at 1:34am

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Huey,

Ditto for me too.  Really like to see you on this "Stang" in 2/3rd scale.  Since I live in Reno, home of the Nat'l Championship Air Rqces, I've personally seen this Thunder Mustangs truly hold their own up against the 'Big Boys" of highly modified Mustangs and Sea Furies.

Being an A&P myself I'd also like to see your approach to the systems and more.
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2019 at 1:08pm

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Huey...thanks for the posts... I'm sure that many of us will find this informative and interesting.  I look forward to following your progress on this project!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Apr 16th, 2019 at 12:00pm

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If it's okay with everyone, I thought I'd post this here to give those who are not familiar with aircraft structures a look see, so to say. I've been asked to finish this project. I've built three of them and repaired several. I have to do the engine installation and cowling. Tie up any loose ends and test run. It's getting a Suzuki V6 of 180hp with a 86" four blade constant speed prop. It is a 3/4 scale, two place kit that looks like a P51D Mustang.
 

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