Pretty sweet, My 7/8 NAF spark plug now has a home!!! I have only met one person that had worked at the factory. Funny as my uncle had a Beech 18 delivered on the trailer thats made so the center section is not removed (same as Taigh's) and he hired a local guy with a truck that had a boom for hoisting power poles to unload it. Anyways, the owner of the truck told his dad that he was unloading a airplane so his father had to come. After the Beech was back on her gear, we opened the hangar where the OTHER fleet of aircraft are tightly packed and it just so happened that our N was one of them. The father gasped when he had seen our rudder sticking out of the maze and said "Oh my, I have not seen a N3N since I was at the FACTORY!!!!" We chatted for a bit and he was excited to tell about how he would bum a ride now and again from some of the Factory Test pilots.
I cant wait to clean it up a bit and transfer my Wright tooling and Misc stuff over to its new/old home. I might need to shop around for some bell bottom pants and a white sailor hat for this years pre season maintenance
Long Live the N3N-3 "The Last US Military Bi-Plane" 1940-1959
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