January/ February P-47 Update

Texas Flying Legends’
by Chuck Cravens

Careful realignment is always part of reinstallation when using a fixture.

Careful realignment is always part of reinstallation when using a fixture.

Update

In our last update, we showed the tail cone’s initial assembly, disassembly, and finally painting. The vertical stabilizer was at the same stage.

This month those assemblies are beginning to take on their final, permanent form.

The fabrication shop is staying one step ahead so that parts will be ready when needed as the P-47 continues to take shape.

Tail Cone

Vertical Stabilizer

Quite a bit of skinning went on now that the vertical stabilizer has been painted.

Parts for Coming Steps in the Restoration