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2014 Awards Banquet Review

Photos by Tim Huebel EAA Chapter 242 held its annual awards banquet in a fitting, cozy setting on Saturday evening, January 24, 2015, in hangar Y-1 at Jim Hamilton-LB Owens Airport (KCUB). The festivities started with a reception as folks … Continue reading

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Thunder Mustang Gets Airworthiness Certificate

After years of hard work, George and Lucy Walters’ Thunder Mustang project is now officially an airplane. DAR Vic Syracuse from the Atlanta area flew in early Sunday morning, November 2, 2014 to inspect the airplane. After a thorough inspection … Continue reading

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Update on Thunder Mustang “Carbon Copy”

By Lucy Walters George and I have been working on our Thunder Mustang project on and off since 1998. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. A Thunder Mustang is a ¾ scale P51 carbon … Continue reading

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Walters Thunder Mustang Update

We had to separate the fuselage from the wings on the Thunder Mustang. George will be carrying the two parts separately to the paint shop. It was a big job to separate them. We don’t plan to do that again! … Continue reading

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Thunder Mustang Landing Gear Gets Its Logic

On the Thunder Mustang, I had reached the point that I needed to layout the wiring to manage the gear lights, inner gear door shuttle valve and power the electromagnets to lock the doors shut. I used Jim Stark’s idea … Continue reading

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Walters Thunder Mustang Update

George is now is the process of fitting the engine cowling. He has temporarily hung the engine and the prop in order to line everything up. The prop was manufactured in Germany and assembled in Orlando. He had to build … Continue reading

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