Photo Gallery


Welcome to our Photo Gallery.

We have put together this gallery to show what is involved in restoring a warbird.  This is a "before", "during" and "after" story of our progress on the restoration of this rare XP-82 prototype warbird, and will be updated regularly.


The Beginning

Left-Hand Fuselage Recovery at Walter Soplata's facility April 2008

Vintage B & W Photography
 North American Aviation's Prototype
XP-82 Twin Mustang #44-83887.


XP-82 #44-83887 Restoration Photography

Where We Are Today

Ailerons & Rudders

Canopies

Elevator

Engine Mounts

Horizontal Stabilizer

Left-Hand Fuselage

Our Merlins & Propellers

Oil Tanks

Right-Hand Fuselage

Scoops, Dog Houses & Radiators

Vertical Stabilizers

Wheels

Wing Center Section Flap

Wing Center Section

55 comments:

  1. Enjoyed seeing your web site showing the restoration of the XP-82. While at Cal Poly, my senior project was building a P-82 out of two P-51D Mustangs R/C kits from House of Balsa. I tested the P-82 in a wind tunnel at Cal Poly and presented my findings at a AIAA meeting in 1983!

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  2. I am sorry to ask this question , but do you plan to make the XP-82 flying again ? This restoration looks so nice that I have the feeling this aircraft could fly again . Am I wrong ?

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  3. This aircraft is being restored to flying status. We already have our two Merlin engines, props and hubs and should be mounting the two fuselages to the center section by 1 September. You are definitely not wrong. She will fly again!!

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  4. when you get this beautiful bird flying again, please consider bringing her to Nampa, Idaho at Warhawk Air Museum during the mustang days. I would love to get some pictures of this plane as would a lot of other war bird enthusiasts. I am pretty sure that the museum would welcome you with open arms.

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  8. hey, do you have a clue about the stencils on this beauty ? would be very helpful for me :)

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  9. I have some pictures of the F82 from about 1980 when I visited Walter Soplata's collection. If you would like copies please write skycop56@gmail.com

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