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C-49 (DC3 in C-47 markings & service)

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Finished a commission build for a future pilot of this aircraft that is finishing restoration near me in Tulsa Oklahoma.

 

Modified the Trumpeter C-47A into a DC3 then C-49. Engines Vector Wright 1820 single row (9 cyl) instead of P&W R-1830 double row (14 cyl) engines (60 parts per engine). Shortened cowling for reduced row engines. Removed upper dome behind cockpit, scratch built tail cone fairing, added rubber brake lines (orange) & steel brake lines. Scratch built interior to match current aircraft and added rib & stringer details. True details wheels, Ultracast props, revised engine air intake scoop and modern antennas.

 

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Guest Martinnfb

Really nice work on a beautiful aeroplane, Bravo!

Cheers

M.

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Wobbly invasion stripes as they should be and none of these straight as a die garbage you see on warbirds these days, it takes skill to pull of the perfect look to them, well done. Every man and his dog used to paint them on aircraft here, whether they ever wore them or not, the BBMF being one of the culprits.

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Since I built her as she is today, it has to be straight lines, not as if it was applied with a paint roller..........

 

 

Wobbly invasion stripes as they should be and none of these straight as a die garbage you see on warbirds these days, it takes skill to pull of the perfect look to them, well done. Every man and his dog used to paint them on aircraft here, whether they ever wore them or not, the BBMF being one of the culprits.

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   What an outstanding build. Absolutely love it. The new owner better take really good care of her, as she's a one of a kind.  :wow:  :yahoo: 

Joel

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