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leewwalton
 Post subject: N51863 Upgraded
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:55 am 
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After several months of painting, wiring, plumbing and glasswork I'm happy to announce that I've completed and delivered Wendell Green's bird back to him (this is his second delivery, the first was in 1989). She finally got the upgrade and going through she deserved and I can confidently say for all intents and purposes Wendell now has a brand new (40 year old) "Super T-18". The list is too long to include but in short ...

Converted from carb to fuel injection (tuned for 220hp)
Full Garmin suite installed, <2> G5, GNX-375, GTR-200, GMC 507 Autopilot
Electronics International GCR-30P/C installed
Interior repainted
Anything on the exterior that needed a 'refresh' was repainted.
Existing vacuum, primer, fuel system removed.
All engine instruments/sensors removed.
Full King stack and associated indicators removed.

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"Papa Blue"/"Baby Blue" as Jamie calls them ..

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fulcrumflyer
 Post subject: Re: N51863 Upgraded
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:45 pm 
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Nice.

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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: N51863 Upgraded
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:57 pm 
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Dang that’s purty!
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chadmaisel2
 Post subject: Re: N51863 Upgraded
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:28 am 
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Wow, that looks fantastic. Wendell, if you ever decide to sell that beautiful baby please let me know.


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bradc16
 Post subject: Re: N51863 Upgraded
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:29 am 
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She is a slick looking bird. Can't wait to go for a ride...


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pmandel
 Post subject: Re: N51863 Upgraded
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:33 am 
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Momma Mia, my little N118BC is envious...

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