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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:21 am 
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Hi all -- does anyone have the Tech Order for installation of the dual backbone antennas (the "uncle dog" setup) for a Mustang? Or perhaps the reference for it? Thanks -- Jim Beasley


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No Tech order but did remember seeing this

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Awesome -- thanks so much. Rich we're in business!


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Here's a couple photos showing the antennas.
If I put 2 + 2 together and got 7 would that be a 7th AF P-51D you're planning :?: :idea: :idea:
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P-51Ds 47th FS
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P-51D s/n 44-72560 462nd FS 506th FG
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Capt Jim Tapp checks the rockets on his P-51D 78th FS 15th FG
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P-51D 46th FS 21st FG
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Capt Willis Matthews 531st FS 21st FG
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Capt Jim Tapp 72nd FS 15th FG

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Jack these are great. You're math is correct Rich and I are (if she ever gets done) redoing "Frenesi" as "The Enchantress." If we can get the antennas right it will be pretty cool.


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If you are THE Jim Beasley, of "The Horsemen", will you be flying "Princess Elizabeth" at Chino next week?
Seeing her alone is worth the 500 mile trip .. :D :D 8)


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Hello Jim,

It looks like Jay has the antennas you need:

"J-27 Wooden antenna mast, P/N AS-148/ARA-8, manufactured in 1945, 30" long, furniture grade craftsmanship, new $ 35"

Here is the direct link for the web page. It is the first item on his radio list:

http://www.warbird-parts.com/invent/radio.htm

Will you need the other anennas too? Are you going to put the rest of the radio gear in as well ( ARC-3 and ARA-8 )?

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Can't wait to see The Enchantress up !


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Thanks for the info Taigh -- she's a twin stick from Dominica (FAD 1900) so we can't do the inside stock but the outside will be as stock as i can persuade Rich to make her.... jb


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Jack Cook wrote:
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P-51D 46th FS 21st FG


I'm fairly confident that a/c #70 had 463299 on the tail and was named "Saki Colt"... I've met the pilot's son, and also know another 45th FS pilot who remembered it as being one of the aircraft he flew on missions. He's one of the guys featured in the film The League of Grateful Sons. This a/c also later carried the twin radio masts, and I think some other radio aerials underneath the plane.

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The An/AR-8 air to ground homing system was also fitted to the Korean B-26s and some B-29s.

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Jack,

That cockpit photo with the pilot is really sweet.......nice!!


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[quote="Jim Beasley"]........ but the outside will be as stock as i can persuade Rich to make her.... jb[/quote]

These dual AS-148 antennas were placed on eight inch centers; so sez AN 08-30ARA8-2. -Adrian


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No more Frenesi? :cry: That was one of the cooler 357th birds out there IMO. Cool to see a PTO livery though. What did the Enchantress look like?


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What did the Enchantress look like?

506th FG nice but sorta plain. Not my first choice but stil a breath of fresh air. The 15th FG had the real eye popping schemes in the 7th AF and the 348th FG in the PTO except the 3rd ACG.
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=info&FileID=10579#picture

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