Venus6971
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B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:17 am

Does anybody know the sitrep on this acft, have http://b-29.boeing.com/ been checking their website but hasn't been updated since June.
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RE: B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:19 am

Can't tell you anything about "Doc", but I did find some info on "FiFi". Apparently some corrosion issues had her grounded for the summer. Sounds like she'll be back in the air in january.

http://www.cafb29b24.org/Flyer/Flyer-2005-oct-low-res.pdf
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RE: B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:24 am

Doc will be a great peice of history when she is completed. Does anyone know when the first flight is scheduled? Will she need an FAA Ceritifcation, or could she fly as "experimential"?
 
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RE: B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:30 am

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 1):
I did find some info on "FiFi". Apparently some corrosion issues had her grounded for the summer

You're right. I saw FiFi being worked on in Sept., and it looked like they had a long way to go. I felt bad because the CAF airshow was only a couple of wks away, and it looked like FiFi was going to miss it.

Which B-29 was "Doc"? I forgot who got that one, since I'm pretty sure the CAF didn't (or did they?)
 
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RE: B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:17 am

I visited Wichita a couple of weeks ago and specifically the Kansas Air Museum adjacent to McConnell AFB, located in the old airport terminal building. There was a pile of bits of B-29 tucked away out of sight at the side, including a cockpit section, several engines and some wheels. The cockpit section was pitted with shrapnel holes so I suspect these bits were also off the China Lake ranges. A museum worker told me that they were for parts donation to the B-29 restoration.

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RE: B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:17 pm

Quoting Venus6971 (Thread starter):
Does anybody know the sitrep on this acft, have http://b-29.boeing.com/ been checking their website but hasn't been updated since June.

They have a new website! http://www.b-29doc.com/ I had a chance to talk to several of the volunteers at their booth at this years Reno Air Races, and I was told that the new website was up and running in August...

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RE: B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:07 pm

[quote=KBFIspotter,reply=6]They have a new website! http://www.b-29doc.com/ I had a chance to talk to several of the volunteers at their booth at this years Reno Air Races, and I was told that the new website was up and running in August...

Kris



Kris
Thanks for the info, looks like they still making progress with it sitting on its own gear, hope to see it and hear it when it finally starts flying. I wonder if the engines will be the DC-7 engines that Fifi will be using to fly or will they be using original equipment.
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RE: B-29 "doc" IN Wichita

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:42 am

can they put CFM-56 engines in it? that would be sweet!

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