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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:47 am 
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Here's some pics of the Thunder Mustang with it's big brother like I promised...
WHAT A MACHINE !!!!!!!!!!

Hope you like !!
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The only flight pic I got was average sorry :?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:43 am 
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I also had problems taking a decent photo of it in the air.

I guess it is the unhappy result of murky weather combined with a small plane that was travelling fast.

I got quite a few reasonable photos of it taxiing, though.

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It looks brilliant.

I especially like your shot Brett, a great angle.

It looks like someone left a P51D and a Cosmic Wind in the hangar overnight and they produced a love child! :shock:

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What was the registration number of this Thunder Mustang and the owner's name?

Some I know of (of the 34 we built in Nampa, Idaho between 1998 and 2000) are:

N7TR ROBERT G GRAHAM III FORT PAYNE ALABAMA
(presently for sale)

N53GB GUNTHER W BALZ BOCA RATON FLORIDA

N351F John Parker RENO NEVADA

N58EE Ernesto Estrada, Equador
(MIAMI, FLORIDA address also)

N463AS ALBERT G SATTERLA III ROSEBURG OREGON

N77TM WILLIAM "BILL" A EVELAND RENO NEVADA

N151G GEORGE A GIBONEY JR DES MOINES WASHINGTON
based at Thun Field

N51TG
THOMAS D GASTON, CAMBRIDGE, ID
test flying soon-McMinnville, OR

N451KC Kenny Campbell TROY ALABAMA

N514RJ RON DAVIS, HILLSBORO, OR

N7007A FULWILER AIR INC (RAY FULWILER)
GREEN BAY WISCONSIN

N98HL HUBERT S LIPSCOMB JR COVINGTON LOUISIANA

N511JM JOHN G MCCARTNEY KINGWOOD TEXAS

N104CG CARSON GILMER SAN ANTONIO TEXAS

N51WY ANTHONY ANDREWS, CALIFORNIA

N51DY MALCOLM THOMSON COLORADO SPRINGS CO

N151CC CHRIS A CLARK SAVANNAH GEORGIA
see for sale at: precision-aircraft.net

N241DT DAVID A THOMPSON BUCHANAN MICHIGAN

N44CD WILLIAM A MAZZONI DELRAY BEACH FLORIDA

N83TM JIM LAHEY SACRAMENTO CA


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The aircraft is registered as ZK-TMG to a syndicate in Auckland calling themselves Kiwi Thunder Group Limited.

The serial number is 018 if that helps.

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When I win lotto you want to go in a syndicate with me on one of these Brett ?? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:02 pm 
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This Thunder Mustang, ZK-TMG, given as serial 018 would be the one above I listed as N83TM, a registration it briefly wore while awaiting sale at Nampa, Idaho. The JIM LAHEY SACRAMENTO CA listing would not then be accurate.

The factory assigned serial number was LHTM014 a kit shipped from Nampa in December 1998 to John M. W. Sayers in South Africa.


I hope this one ends up with a warbird paint scheme soon.


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What sort of value do the Thunder Mustangs fetch on the market ?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:01 pm 
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Good question. Going with the two examples (one, N7TR, first flew January 1999 and has flown all over the US, and the other, N51CC, mostly finished in warbird colors) seen below

http://precision-aircraft.net/

http://thundermustang.com/

Figure on seeing at least a $425,000-$450,000 asking price. They sold in 1999-2000 for $285,000.00 as a complete kit minus paint, upholstery, and avionics.


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Not what you call cheap..... :shock:

What's the Falconer V-12 like for running costs etc....I would assume it would be a heck of a lot cheap to maintain than a P-Merlin !!

Sorry for the 1001 questions, I'm interested in this aircraft !!

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Most questions can be answered at the website:

http://thundermustang.com/

Click under the Information pages.

The fuel burn at a 300 knot cross country cruise was very good, about 24 gph as I recall. We checked it carefully after a trip from Idaho to Oshkosh one year.


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Thanks for the information.

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Turbo - not long ago, there was a pilot's report on the aircraft, which made for very interesting reading. Plus, I also have a downloaded video (somewhere) of a ThunderMustang belting along - it doesn't sound like a Merlin at full-chat, but it sure as hell goes like one!!!

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Hey Daz,

The website where you can see the Thunder-Mustang
is http://precision-aircraft.net

There's some great movies in there and it makes a heck of a sound !!!

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