FG-1D Corsair
Aircraft Restoration
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In December of 2012, the Warbird Heritage Foundation acquired the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, BuNo 92050. It had been modified as an air racer in the 1970's. The modifications included replacing the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine with a more powerful R-2800. The ends of each wing were also chopped off. The aircraft had sat idle in storage since 1977 when we took delivery. We immediately began work to restore it to its original condition and flight status. We estimate this to be a three to five year restoration process. You can follow along with the restoration activities above.


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