Author Topic: c/n 1261, N5479G  (Read 1361 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1261, N5479G
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:17:01 AM »
4 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n 1261, built 06/67 as U-10D s/n 66-14359 for USAF accepted 06/67, t/n “14359” USAF West Virginia Air National Guard, 130th Special Operations Squadron 11/74, storage MASDC Davis-Monthan AFB AZ declared excess 01/77 released from storage 09/78 as N5479G, WV CAP 1 of 15 converted to trigear 10/78 SC Cap retains military 120 gal LR fuel sys with 4 overhead individually selectable fuel tanks aircraft received citation for locating downed aircraft and rescuing passengers sold '87, Larry Teufel OR installed PA-32 nose gear assembly then converted back to conventional gear, then back to tri-gear sold '02, Dean Jennings OK (2nd Helio of 2) placed on floats sold '10, Four Effs llc (Chuck Schvaneveldt) OR resold '12, Teufel Bro's Enterprises llc (Larry Teufel) Hillsboro, OR installed 1400 series individual seats

I'm curious about other opinions on U-10D fuel system I've talked to a couple people about the overhead valves they are cable controlled and seem to have some problems and they occasionaly leak on front seat occupants. Anyone care to comment.

                                            Kat Sutphin (misspelling unable to correct error in a previous post)
« Last Edit: April 24, 2015, 07:29:08 AM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1261, N5479G
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 03:48:48 PM »
I found a current photo of c/n 1261 with Kat Sutphin at LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Looks like bigger mains with the 206 nose wheel not as tough as a C-206 nose gear but lands a lot slower.

I still think it needs a brace like the 172 nose gear has then it would be stronger and a better trigear bushplane than the C-206.