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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:46 pm 
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Holy wow!!! :drink3: Currently offered at Courtesy Aircraft:

http://courtesyaircraft.com/aircraft/vo ... t-package/

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Holy wow is right, they spelled Sikorsky wrong... :P

I'm sure Jack Cook will buy it...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:32 pm 
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I've seen others spell it with an "i".

Even if the i is correct in the original Russian (and I have no idea if that's the case), the company spells it with a y.

A bit like the times when I've seen Northrop misspelled as Northrup.

Or the Amazon book on Sikorsky with a Kamov on the cover. :)

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This is part of the sell off of the Classic Jets Fighter Museum. They are auctioning off a ton of items along with a few aircraft but are continuing their Birdcage restoration. This was an additional wreck recovered by them to assist with the restoration of 02770. As mentioned in the listing, a number of the parts are coming from 02270, which is the bird they are restoring. That plane ditched in 43, and the remains sat in salt water until recovered several years ago by CJFM. An identity and a lot of pattern pieces are what you'd be buying here, I think. Hope someone grabs it!

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This one is gonna need a fair bit more than pressure washing.


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This one is gonna need a fair bit more than pressure washing.


Buffing! I'm pretty sure some buffing-out will be required.


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This package lot was already sold by Classic Jets/Bob Jarrett back in 2017, to another individual who had plans to produce a static restoration, and who I assume is the one selling it now.

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With the paint still being in place like that, it'd almost be good to put it back together as best you can and display it like that...
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I wonder how much/ little would be usable even in a static restoration? A fairly large amount of this package looks to be coming from 02270, and that airframe has essentially been built from scratch at CJFM with nothing done to airworthy standard. They're doing an outstanding job though and saved an airframe that potentially nobody else would have. With nicely restored F4U's going for $3-$4 million, roughly how much would it take to turn this into a flier?

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Likely quite a bit more than that!
The most usable component of this collection of bits, will likely be its' shadow!
A well established shop, that specializes in the type, would be in the best position to use this identity.
It will, regardless, be a monumental undertaking.


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DH82EH wrote:
Likely quite a bit more than that!
The most usable component of this collection of bits, will likely be its' shadow!
A well established shop, that specializes in the type, would be in the best position to use this identity.
It will, regardless, be a monumental undertaking.


So the Brewster Corsair comes to mind...that was nothing more than a hulk coming out of the swamp. Nothing is impossible....Odegaard's shop in NC is skilled at building up corsair aft fuselages...Ezell rebuilt (new-built) the main spar on the brewster and the window company corsair I believe.... West-Pac is doing pretty incredible things.... In the end for something with a lot of money to throw around... You'll have a brand new corsair with the identity of an original 214 aircraft.


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phil65 wrote:
Holy wow is right, they spelled Sikorsky wrong... :P

I'm sure Jack Cook will buy it...

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And don't forget Chuck Wahl's Vultures Row Aviation is already restoring another Birdcage Corsair and manufacturing parts for other Corsair restoration projects.

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Maybe just set it up as a diorama.

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