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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
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    I think it's a "good for bad" scenario. Sold 232 (sadly to go where we don't want it), but it got Rod some airplane cash, and already had a trailer coming to pick it up so why not take care of Bear too?

    I highly doubt this would've happened now if 232 hadn't sold. It's too much of a coincidence.
    Good observation...
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  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmi View Post
    This was posted on the Lewis Air Legends Instagram site this morning.

    "The Bear is heading back to Breckenridge, Texas for some TLC...wing modifications and oil cooling system work. More big flying adventure to come, perhaps even a run for the World Speed Record again! Thank you fans for the continued support!
    Team Rare Bear"
    I told Cornell when it went to Texas last time I figured they would want to replace the center section main spar while it was there. I was surprised when it came back without that being done. It has "a little" battle damage from when it was torque-rolled in Indiana.
    Don't know if that is what they plan to do or not.

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    Wing mods meaning put the flaps back on it too?
    Or winglets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toldjaso View Post
    I told Cornell when it went to Texas last time I figured they would want to replace the center section main spar while it was there. I was surprised when it came back without that being done. It has "a little" battle damage from when it was torque-rolled in Indiana.
    Don't know if that is what they plan to do or not.
    Speaking in for RAD2LTR (Will) on this site, he talks with Dusty a good amount and there’s a wing spar mod that seems to be very important to strengthening F8F’s that Dusty believes should be done on every Bearcat. The Bearcat that just finished at Ezell is the first to have it done. I imagine strengthening the airframe in general (this wing spar mod included) would be on a priority list to get completed.
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    Reno from '99 to '18

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    Empty Cave
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    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    I think we can all agree on that front, but of course she’s going to support Bear with Stew in the saddle. I believe a compromise of the best shape Bear has been in under Rod’s ownership should suffice
    Is it a foregone conclusion that Mr. Dawson will be the pilot going forward? He didn't give that impression while chatting at Osh last year.

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by toldjaso View Post
    Or winglets?
    I don't think so. Winglets are good for induced drag, and induced drag is not the main drag concern for racing or speed record attempts. Write-up on Clipped wingtip mod
    "young" Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by marada mx3 View Post
    Is it a foregone conclusion that Mr. Dawson will be the pilot going forward? He didn't give that impression while chatting at Osh last year.
    Nobody knows that answer yet, one day at a time
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    Reno from '99 to '18

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Empty Cave
    Is the 3-blade prop hanging on the wall somewhere, or did it tag along with the Bear? (One can always hope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by N22252 View Post
    Is the 3-blade prop hanging on the wall somewhere, or did it tag along with the Bear? (One can always hope)
    One can only hope, the sheer coolness is worth at least 10mph..............but up or down??

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