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April/May update on the P-47 Razorback

In March worked continued on building parts needed for the P-47, including the precise flat aluminum surface needed to build the fuselage. Between April and May parts were completed and assembly began on the fixture that would keep everything together as the fuselage...

April/May update on Lope’s Hope the 3rd

The folks at Aircorps Aviation celebrated as the wings for Lope's Hope the 3rd rolled of the semi trailer and into the shop. Having just been delivered from Odegaard Wings, the wings are now ready for the landing gear and other assembly before being fitted onto the...

Skins on the Zero

The Zero is coming along great! Most of the structural work is done. Skins are being made and attached to the rear fuselage. The replica guns and tailhook are in final assembly. Progress can be seen at Aircorps...

Spring Update on the P-47

Much of the work being done on the P-47 isn't as noticeable to the naked eye. Lots of scanning, machining and building is taking place at AirCorps Aviation. The wing fittings have come back from being magnetic particle tested and cad painted. Above is the Republic...

Spring Update on Lope’s Hope the 3rd

Progress on the P-51C Mustang, Lope's Hope the 3rd at AirCorps Aviation, is going along great! The wings are nearing completion at Odegaard Aviation and wiring is underway in the cockpit. Great effort has been made to use the same period style wiring as was used in...

Spring Update on the Zero

Last month AirCorps Aviation released the newest info on the restoration and renovation of the museum's A6M2 Zero. The rear fuselage is coming along nicely with trial fittings of the outer skin being made. The rear fuselage framework, vertical and horizontal...

Wendell Hanson: B-25 Pilot, Part 2

Wendell had so much to share, we did a second part. In this, he talks about his last run in a B-25. At Sioux Falls last summer, a good friend of Alan happened to find us, and we were thrilled to see him! Wendell Hanson flew many B-25s in the war, and many variants,...

The Zero is Coming Along Great!

The repairs on the Zero are showing daily changes as progress by AirCorps Aviation is pushing to get the plane up flying this spring. As many parts as possible are being reused with leftover ones from the Blayd Corporation to fill in where needed. The vertical...

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