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05-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Visited the PIMA AIR MUSEUM in Tuscon on a recent trip. Saw this while there.
05-13-2006, 12:45 PM
It's almost a shame to see them hanging from the ceiling instead of being flown......but after my last gas fill-ups, maybe that's where I should park mine.....or may have to.
Flew to Laney's Airstrip with Demetra about 40 miles northwest today with Ron and 2 ultralights. First time she's been up in the J-2. Said she likes it better than the RAF/S-H. It's a beautiful grass strip and they served hundreds of people hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, desserts, drinks, beans, cole slaw and tons of other food, all at no cost to anyone who flew in, drove in or walked in. I'm hoping Ron got some photos. My camera is still broken.
Ron, did you realize that I poured your gas into your gyro before I left? It goes in that tank that looks like a radiator, right? I couldn't find you. I learned a gas lesson today. I flew on the left tank all the way there, forgetting to burn some out of the right tank. Result is that where I parked, the right tank was downhill and the sun heated it up enough where I lost some valuable gas that leaked out.
05-14-2006, 11:30 PM
Ken, what is the advantage(or reason) of having a left-right gas setup on the J-2?
I thought you told me earlier that you wanted to see how Ron's gyro ran on granulated sugar?
Scott Heger,Laguna Niguel, Ca N86SH
05-15-2006, 04:46 AM
Scott, who knows? You can only burn from one tank at a time and have to switch back and forth. I forgot the sugar.
05-15-2006, 08:16 PM
Very pretty aircraft................shame more aren't out there.
BTW........great museum. If you get the chance, check this one out. Spent > 2 hours with a Crew chief from a Korea era B29. He took me thru the plane and had a blast. He told me MANY stories about this proud bird and was very knowledgable on all aspects of her history.
Great time....(for me and him since he had an eager listener!!!)
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