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    Default Australian desert Mustangs !

    Awesome find.....6 Mustangs salvaged.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99lXChVpXFM

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    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Bummer that the other 5 are lost to time (actually Cavalier). The others were A68-7, -30,-35, -72, and -87. I really have to wonder if any of these airframes are still around just wearing a Cavalier data plate now. They would be late builds most likely, but it would be cool to find out.

    The others are all listed on WIX, but no further info is given. They are missing from the MustangsMustangs registry as well (The Cavalier Mustangs are all earlier builds)

    This is a pretty cool website that talks about the 6.
    https://www.goodall.com.au/photograp...umustangs.html

    Will

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    How about tuning a ME-109 for Reno ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzeux7ZfFuQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    How about tuning a ME-109 for Reno ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzeux7ZfFuQ
    Far too rare Juuka… would be cool to see one round the pylons however! Even seeing one fly would be wonderful.
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Yes Wayner....rare, but it could be rebuilt with laminar with etc ?

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    One year at the Watsonville Fly-In, heard a Merlin overhead. Expecting to see a Mustang, but turns out it was a Hispano Buchon. Ran to see it land, taxi and park. Who climbs out? Mr Skip Holm. That man can FLY!

    Switching gears; any word on those buried Spits in the Far East?

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    57937_10151223703049533_1922148383_n by Jim Harley, on Flickr

    Watsonville 2003...I remember Skip dancing down the runway in that thing...it was impressive. He followed us up to the Madera show doing gun runs on us in 909. Probably one of the coolest flights I had in the 17 and my camera was in the van...

    Jim

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    Is that the 109 that belonged to the gentleman in Fresno? If so, what ever happened to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Is that the 109 that belonged to the gentleman in Fresno? If so, what ever happened to it?

    Yes, this was Harold Kindsvater's Buchon...ended up in Germany and rebuilt as a G-12. They can run it with either a Merlin or the DB. Check out the rebuild with https://www.meiermotors.com/index.ph...itt-bf109-g-12

    jim

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