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Restored XP-82 first flight 09 Feb 2019 00:37 #1

I ran across this plane being restored a little over a year ago. They made a lot of progress this last year. Here it is taking it's first flight in over 40 years.

This is the first prototype which made a hard landing and was obtained and stored away up until about 10 years ago. I loved the Merlin engines firing up and running.

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Restored XP-82 first flight 09 Feb 2019 10:15 #2

I think this is the one our friend Ken Friend scratch build and used photos for decals of the panels.

www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=22155

I mean how many XP 82s are being restored?

Thanks Paul!
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Restored XP-82 first flight 09 Feb 2019 20:15 #3

According to the XP-82 site, there is a P-82 that is in process of being restored to airworthy condition up in Michigan I think. This one is located in Douglas, Georgia and is the sole surviving prototype. There are also a couple at the Air Force museum in Dayton that I know of.

If you want reference material here is the link to the site (lots of photos so go for it :bgrin )

XP-82 restoration site.
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Restored XP-82 first flight 09 Feb 2019 20:26 #4

Yep, that's it. Ken lives in Statesboro GA.
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Restored XP-82 first flight 11 Feb 2019 14:27 #5

Years ago I hacked up a 1/48 scale kit to make an air racer :facepalm
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Restored XP-82 first flight 11 Feb 2019 23:06 #6

I have a 1/48th scale Academy kit in my stash from a number of years ago. ("somewhere" in my stash) Have never touched it as it is a bit on the rough side. Might have to dig it out and take another look.
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Restored XP-82 first flight 12 Feb 2019 01:33 #7

Modelcraft, not Academy,Paul. I have two, kit 48-020 and 48021. People say they are an adventure to build.
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Restored XP-82 first flight 12 Feb 2019 08:28 #8

Heavens Eagle wrote:
According to the XP-82 site, there is a P-82 that is in process of being restored to airworthy condition up in Michigan I think. This one is located in Douglas, Georgia and is the sole surviving prototype. There are also a couple at the Air Force museum in Dayton that I know of.

If you want reference material here is the link to the site (lots of photos so go for it :bgrin )

XP-82 restoration site.

There is a F-82 at the Air Force base in San Antonio TX. You have to have special permission to get on the base.
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Restored XP-82 first flight 12 Feb 2019 09:10 #9

Sherman 18 wrote:
Heavens Eagle wrote:
According to the XP-82 site, there is a P-82 that is in process of being restored to airworthy condition up in Michigan I think. This one is located in Douglas, Georgia and is the sole surviving prototype. There are also a couple at the Air Force museum in Dayton that I know of.

If you want reference material here is the link to the site (lots of photos so go for it :bgrin )

XP-82 restoration site.

There is a F-82 at the Air Force base in San Antonio TX. You have to have special permission to get on the base.

Lackland if I recall (through 35 years of haze...)

I think it was on the parade ground of course i couldn't stand there looking at all the planes on a pole when I saw it. :rotf

HA, there it is.
goo.gl/maps/nHroTeFVUiK2
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Restored XP-82 first flight 12 Feb 2019 11:41 #10

:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
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Restored XP-82 first flight 21 Apr 2019 21:40 #11

Add another one to the list of things that I thought I would never see happen.
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Restored XP-82 first flight 23 Apr 2019 10:00 #12

warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/restorati...totype-44-83887.html
Here is the link to the story.
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