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Author Topic: 81-Year-Old takes a flight in his homemade WW Fighter II  (Read 4062 times)
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« on: 26 November 2009, 18:20:17 »
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http://www.automotto.org/entry/81-year-old-takes-a-flight-in-his-homemade-ww-fighter-ii/

81 year old Jim O’Hara, a retired college professor, made 2/3 scale P-38 fighter replica and successfully completed its maiden cross-country trip with his wife. Jim O’Hara learned to fly around 21 years ago and after six years, he started building replica of World War II Fighter with his wife.

He accumulated information from various sources about the P-38 and executed them rightly with the computer aided design program.

For his amazing adventure he took his wife with him and designed special small jump seat behind the pilot.
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« Reply #1 on: 27 November 2009, 06:43:02 »
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For all the "Coolness" factor involved in this project I still have to ask myself why would you take all that time to build a 2/3 scale replica instead of a life size replica.
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« Reply #2 on: 27 November 2009, 07:04:06 »
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I guess a beaurocratic reason is behind that decision?

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« Reply #3 on: 27 November 2009, 18:26:19 »
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Perhaps more than 1/3 cheaper than the real thing?
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« Reply #4 on: 28 November 2009, 21:47:08 »
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Yeah I can understand the "neat" part of being able to build this thing but in reality all he has made is a model.
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« Reply #5 on: 28 November 2009, 21:57:47 »
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He has taken modeling to a new high with this one.
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« Reply #6 on: 30 November 2009, 02:59:30 »
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there would be a engine requirement that would price a 1:1 scale out of this world.
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