How they did it...

...this is about a half hour long, but seriously cool and informative -
for both P-47 fans and anyone else that just loves airplanes and technology.
It's an actual USAAF training video for the assembly of a P-47 in the
field using nothing but hand tools, man-muscle, the crates it shipped
in, and the trucks that brought it.
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Goes to show what you can do when you actually think and build it in.
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Rufus
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And we think our assembly process is complicated...
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Jessica
...at least we don't need fifty guys to hold the wings on while the glue sets!
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Rufus
Unless it's a Airfix kit
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;-)
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Uffe Bærentsen
...heh...I'd forgotten about that. But check out *this* guy for a Spitfire build -
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Rufus

I have only 1 word:
WOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!
:-)
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Uffe Bærentsen
Seriously impressive, isn't it?
I got to thinking 1/32 isn't big enough myself, so I'm currently collecting parts to builds a 1:1 scale F-16 Block 50/52 cockpit myself - that's how I got interested in this particular forum!
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Rufus
Have you seen these sites:
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Uffe Bærentsen
I've followed this guy for some time - he recently sold this cockpit on Viperpits, and the company that made the kit has gone on hiatus...which is a shame, because I was thinking of buying their ACES II...
Yes - got those all bookmarked, and have the panels set and about 60% of the required toggle switches in hand already! Plus a HOTAS Cougar and Warthog, and MFD bezels.
Getting ready to place the order for my center/instrument panel items, and have full sized sets of plans for my cockpit tub and ACES II. I'm considering building my ACES II out of aluminum - it may actually be easier.
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Rufus
I hereby change your status to 'More nuts than I am' (and that says a lot.......)
Those projects sounds like a LOT of fun and sounds like they could give al whole lot of fun when they are finished :-)
Thumbs up for the good spirit and good work :)
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Uffe Bærentsen

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