Wednesday, October 15, 2008


The P-39 is up on jacks ready for retractions. Unlike our other aircraft which have their gear operated manually (Wildcat) or hydraulically, the P-39 gear is raised by an electric motor driving shafts connected to gearboxes at each leg. In an emergency the gear can be cranked down by hand.

The Spifire V rudder is off and un-zipped, soon be ready for its new covering. Propeller off next, to be sent for its six year overhaul.

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