Cessna T-50 “Bobcat” Landing Gear Retraction Test
Something is not right with the Cessna’s landing gear and a couple of mechanics have put it up on jack-stands for a gear retraction test to determine the problem, probably something to do with the jack-screws being out of alignment. I actually did work on a T-50 restoration and participated in several gear retractions of this type.
Of course this is Sky King’s T-bird. Many are unaware that after the war, Sky King began as an aerial surveyor in the Caribbean. He made so much with this business that he bought some really cheap property in Arizona, not knowing it was just downwind from the Army’s nuclear test range. The rest is television history.
This will be moved into the hanger after I repair one of the jack-stands.
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