Yokosuka D4Y Judy

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    At the Planes of Fame we recently finished a static but runnable restoration of a Yokosuka D4Y Judy. I thought I'd post my 3-view of it:

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    NIc eGreg and congrats on the restoration, from pictures you've posted before it looks terrific! Would love to see more images now that its finished, please!
     
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    Will get some next weekend, and thanks.
     
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    It's always good to hear this stuff, Greg. Looking forward for the pictures.
     
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    Great 3 way view.
     
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    #7 GregP, Jan 15, 2013
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    Thanks guys and I WILL get some pics next weekemd now that I know I can upload them from my PC instead of a web host thing. Nice feature.

    By the way, I posted the 3-view at pretty good resolution, so you SHOULD be able to get some good prints, assuming anyone wants one. If you can't get a good print and want one, let me know and I can email you a good file. My original is 11 inches by 14 inches.
     
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    #8 GregP, Jan 16, 2013
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    Here is a pic of the D4Y from the port side. Note we don't have any stenciling on it yet. The paint job is only 1 week old! Rest assured it will get the rest of the marking as we get the time and it becomes important in the schedule. Though it is a static restoration, it can start and taxi under its own power. If somebody comes up with several million bucks, we could make it into a flyer. It needs new longerons and a new wing spar.
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    Here is a pic of our Allison-powered Yak-3. This Yak-3 has an unusual history, It started life as a Yak-3, was taxied into a hangar and damaged, and was converted into a Yak-11 with a radial engine and 2-seat fuselage, but it had the Yak-3 wing. Later, somebody else taxied it into another hangar and it was damaged again. Then WE got it and converted it back into a Yak-3 by constructing a single seat fuselage. But THIS Yak-11 to Yak-3 conversion has a real Yak-3 wing, not the trainer wing.
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    Here is a pic of an Allison powered P-40C. This one is owned by a person in Great Britain and has not yet been delivered.
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    Here is a pic of out Bell YP-59A. Note the gear is being swung and is almost all the way up. But we stopped to check the uplocks. The uplocks now work fine and we are proceeding.
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