This blog documents my first attempt to restore a vintage aircraft back to it´s original US Army style. This bird was built in Lock Haven (PA) with Piper s/n 13157. Delivered to Army Ground Forces in France late December 1944 (mil. s/n is 45-4417). Still trying to find in which division it served, but this bird probably served the allies on their march towards- and into Germany.
Rolled out in June 2015 with maiden flight shortly after.
At last I got the time to collect some of the photos and video clips from the restoration process. The following 27 minutes shows some highlights from the start and all the way up to first flight. Enjoy!