R985 radial engine Pratt Whitney

Karl kostman

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R985 is a heck of a great engine, around here a few years ago virtually all the spray planes were using this engine then the P&W PT-6 turbine got into the spray plane business now days 90% of every sprayer you see is running a PT-6! Setoyota you dis a beautiful job on this display, the only way this engine would look better would be if it were still in an airplane! Beautiful job!!!
Karl
 

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Is the 1800 what would have been in a B-17? My dad would like a lamp made from one like he flew in. Wanna sell one?
yes the very same. I’m going to keep it for now. I plan to do something b17 themed with it.
 

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It was a fun project. Thanks for looking. I have another 100% complete r985 that I plan to sell.
 

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R985 is a heck of a great engine, around here a few years ago virtually all the spray planes were using this engine then the P&W PT-6 turbine got into the spray plane business now days 90% of every sprayer you see is running a PT-6! Setoyota you dis a beautiful job on this display, the only way this engine would look better would be if it were still in an airplane! Beautiful job!!!
Karl
a guy local to me did the exact same upgrade just a few years ago.
 

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All finished. Now I have a real WWII aircraft engine in the house and the wife actually likes it. Mostly made from discarded parts

Awesome job. If you ever get a chance to seek one out. The original 40's & 50''s PW emblem was made from porcelain. Sun Air Parts I believe makes a copy for collectors. That would be an awesome piece to add to that instead of the metal one and before you crimp it in there. Be sure to put a new nickel behind it ;)
 

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yes the very same. I’m going to keep it for now. I plan to do something b17 themed with it.

It’s actually a 1820 I think the dash number is 76 for the b-17 I’d have to look in my book. If your close to me I’ll give you a ride on ours when we come through


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It’s actually a 1820 I think the dash number is 76 for the b-17 I’d have to look in my book. If your close to me I’ll give you a ride on ours when we come through


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Yes 1820 is exact. And when will you be in Ga? Which B17 is it ? I will take you up on that ride
 

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We are in Montana moving to the north east. Won’t be around ha till october I suspect. 909 is the airplane. Have a b-24, b-25, Tf 51 and A1E. And the rides go for anybody out here. Search the collings foundation.org and checkout our schedule.


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We are in Montana moving to the north east. Won’t be around ha till october I suspect. 909 is the airplane. Have a b-24, b-25, Tf 51 and A1E. And the rides go for anybody out here. Search the collings foundation.org and checkout our schedule.


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HOLY SMOKES!!! That is ONE HECK OF AN OFFER!! Will check out schedule for sure!! My Uncle was a bombardier over Europe in a B-17. THANK YOU!
 

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We are in Montana moving to the north east. Won’t be around ha till october I suspect. 909 is the airplane. Have a b-24, b-25, Tf 51 and A1E. And the rides go for anybody out here. Search the collings foundation.org and checkout our schedule.


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Tried to send PM....mailbox is full.....imagine that?!? LOL
Would love to get in contact with you please.
 

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It’s actually a 1820 I think the dash number is 76 for the b-17 I’d have to look in my book. If your close to me I’ll give you a ride on ours when we come through
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Don't know if you still have the same pilot for the B-24. It's been years ago at the Keystone air park in Keystone Fl. but I helped and use my M816 to change out one of the engines. Even helped to wrench on her plus my free ride and it was very cool.
 
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I posted the pics here on SS but I lost all mine when the old puter crashed. Guess you could say I have got my hands dirty on a Radical engine and troubleshooted on a fighter jet engine.
 
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