The rebirth of a Widow

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  1. Torch

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    Thanks Torch, amazing that something that far gone cold be restored. And I thought I was having problems building mine!
     
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    they had this bird ( or another one being rebuilt ) at the reading, pa air show several years back. that is a LOT of work and a LOT of money. iirc they were looking for donations to help with the restoration.
     
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    #4 razor1uk, Mar 25, 2014
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    Blimey, that's a pure labour of recreating parts from pattern love (seems like a guesstimation of at least 90-ish% new structure), I wish them continued progress, safe times 8) the enjoyment keenly due to them once it's flying and the truly awesome repsect of aerofans the World over in their achievements.
     
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    And it's not just a static display. They're going for flyable! Oh and I finally found out what those big ulgy stick thingies are next to each seat are/were
     
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    Very interesting! Great to see it will be flyable too!
     
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    Is that just not awesome!
     
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    These are 2 pics Charles took when we visited in 2008..

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    P-61.jpg P-61_1.jpg
     
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    Amazing work!!!
     
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    Awesome work and records :shock:
     
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    Wow, that is close to a life times work.
     
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    That's an amazing project. It will be great to see it fly again.
     
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    Man, I realize that bottom photo is probably out of proportion, but that thing still looks really big.
     
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    The P-61 was 147ft 6in (15.11m) long; 66ft (20.12m) wingspan; 14ft 8in (4.47m) tall making it just a bit bigger (though much taller) than a Ju 88
     
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