- Aug 3, 2008
Also, thanks for the info on the engines, I appreciate your insight into this area. Don
Sorry, I don't remember which base he was at. I'll try to find that out.Thanks bmcj, could your dad have possibly been in Itazuke Japan? A close friend that recently passed on, worked as a Radar Tech on the F-82s at Itazuke Japan for the 68th F(AW)S. Also, my friends grandfather, Bud Sherman was the pilot in the F-82 FQ-403 picture that is on my avatar. It is a small world out there. Thanks again for sharing, Don
what do you mean by "worked" as in the engine half of the airplanes?Huh, I thought I had already state this, but a search through this thread came up empty. Guess I'll say it here and now.
My dad was also in Korea (actually, on a remote fighter base in Japan most of the time). He worked on F-82's.
so that is the end of your project?Hey everyone, hope all is well. Things are going well here too. I was in contact with Bill Koleno of Titan T-51 fame last thanksgiving, and he said he is building a 60% scale F-82, and should have it flying by Osh Kosh to do a "surprise" visit. He didn't elaborate on powerplants, but he did say it will be a 4 seater. If you look on Wikipedia, F-82 replica, the basic info is there. He updated his info to say the "First" flying replica. Wish him well in his endeavor, it will be great. Oh, by the way, it is a secret, and no one is to know. SShhhh, Don
i bet a tuned down supercharger version would be more then suffice for your F-82.Hi Pepsi, Naw, that doesn't mean mine is over. I feel my larger scale will be that much better, and to see it flying will be great, since it will only be 5 feet 8 inches shorter than the original. I currently have the fuselage in a storage unit (35 ft), and the wife said we need to find a new house that has enough room to build the project. She is very supportive?? and has named it her "Nightmare". Still waiting for a house to come along, as there will be plenty coming soon in our area. I am just going to wait for a deal I can't refuse.
Oh, by the way, I found more info on a "stroked" Viper. Supercharged, the crankshaft horse power is about 1042 at 4000 RPM, and about 800 at 3200 RPM. This is at 522 cubic inches.
How are you, and how is the engine project coming along? Write when you can. Thanks, Don
Sure composites are great for dissipating energy, but I would have liked to have seen more cockpit structure around him at the end. Seeing how he was sitting on the wing when it was over. I would think Kevlar, would be part of the tub, as in race cars.Have any of you seen the You Tube video where George Giboney crash lands his Thunder Mustang and lives to tell about it? Take a look and it shows how well the T M is built, Awesome that no one was hurt seriously. Don