Mark McManamay's Starduster II - N45GG
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N45GG - Aircraft Specifics

bulletBuilt in 1993 by Bill Kolb in Vermont
bulletCared for by Steve Ricketts from 8/99 to 6/14
bullet180 HP O-360 Lycoming  (OH 1/05)
bulletMcCauley Constant Speed Prop (OH 6/05)
bulletInverted Fuel and P5C Pressure Carburetor 
bulletChristen Inverted Oil System
bulletRemovable Pilot's Canopy
bulletCustom seats front and rear
bulletCleveland brakes (new pads and rebuilt master cylinder)
bulletScott steerable tail wheel
bulletTerra TX-760D Com 
bulletTerra TRT-250D Mode C Transponder and AT-3000 Encoder
bulletPS Engineering PM501 PTT Intercom with music input (CD & MP3 Player)
bulletACK Emergency Location Transmitter w/remote
bulletCustom Made 5-Point Ratchet Acrobatic Harnesses by Allen Silver
bulletSecurity 250 Chair and Strong 311 Wedge Parachutes
bullet2 Millennia headsets
bulletCleveland brakes (new pads and rebuilt master cylinder)
bulletTerra TX-760D Com 
bulletTerra TRT-250D Mode C Transponder and AT-3000 Encoder
bulletPS Engineering PM501 PTT Intercom with music input (CD & MP3 Player)
bulletACK Emergency Location Transmitter w/remote
bulletCustom Made 5-Point Ratchet Acrobatic Harnesses by Allen Silver
bulletSecurity 250 Chair and Strong 311 Wedge Parachutes
bullet1 Leather and 1 Cloth helmets
bulletAnd very, very Green

Does the look on the face below say it all??

Watch Mark's first solo takeoff and landing!

First Taxi

Critical Modifications

Stardusters have two critical areas that should have been modified from original plans, the engine mount length and the landing gear location.  Both have been modified on 45GG.  

bullet24" medium length engine mount (12" original)
bulletLanding gear moved to 8" from firewall (1 1/2" original)
bulletSteel rods welded inside the landing gear tubing
bulletCross member welded across landing gear struts

 


Stardusters on skis!

 

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