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      Post #67907, posted on 08-17-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I am starting to restore an old Flying Tiger Lines Connie cut-away model that is missing the whole interior. I am looking for a general arrangement of how they had there interiors set-up.
      In my research, I found out that Flying Tiger's 1049H's had 3 configurations, all Cargo, high density passenger, or diverse load (combination passenger/freight). I contacted the Flying Tigers Historical Group, They sent me a ditching diagram of the high density passenger configuration. The ditching diagram gives me an idea of the layout, but it is a very general though. I looked in a Lockheed 1049 Constellation manual I have from TWA. It has a page of well detailed seating diagrams, but TWA's Constellations were configured differently then Flying Tiger's.
      My goal is to scratch build the interior in the passenger/cargo configuration. Since it is the most interesting, and shows the capability of Flying Tiger 1049H. The big questions are, where are the bulkheads placed to separate Passenger/Cargo, location of galleys, and other features of the interior. Any help in locating this information is greatly appreciated!

      -David

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      Post #67912, posted on 08-17-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      That's a pretty small needle in a pretty big haystack. If the association can't help you, you may be out of luck. Have you tried Facebook? Surely there's a Flying Tigers alumni group.

      FB has quickly become one of my go-to sources for historical research and photos. I've found some *amazing* stuff.

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      Post #67927, posted on 08-18-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Recently I bought a DVD of scanned Constellation maintenance and instructional manuals in PDF format. I'm pretty certain there was a Flying Tiger manual amongst there somewhere. It may be a generic Super Connie guide that Flying Tiger put their front cover on or it may be a bit more specific for their aircraft.
      I built a Revell model a few years ago using Vintage Flyer Flying Tiger decals and so was interested in acquiring the DVD. I'm not at home at the moment and won't be for a couple of days but when I return I'll check the manual and if there's anything that can help out I'll reply here and maybe PM you some screen shots if possible.

      Hoping I may be of help.

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      Post #67969, posted on 08-21-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Recently I bought a DVD of scanned Constellation maintenance and instructional manuals in PDF format. I'm pretty certain there was a Flying Tiger manual amongst there somewhere. It may be a generic Super Connie guide that Flying Tiger put their front cover on or it may be a bit more specific for their aircraft.


      Thanks Jeff, I look forward to seeing what you can find.

      David