Grumman American TR-2 N6309L
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This was our
second airplane, a Grumman American TR-2. It
had a 115 HP Lycoming 0-235 engine and an
electrical system with lights, 360 channel
nav/com, transponder and a heater that worked.
The plane came
with a cruise prop on it, but it climbed so
poorly that we had the prop re-pitched to a
climb prop. This took a few miles off the top
speed, but our rate of climb doubled.
We normally flew it with the wheel pants off and
with the prop re-pitched to a climb prop it
cruised at about 125 MPH.
The little Grumman was like a sports car in an
airplane. It was quick on the controls and
could handle strong crosswinds with no trouble.
It was just the opposite of the Aeronca on
landing in the wind. You could go
cross-country without worrying about the wind
coming up and with the radio the navigation was
much easier, plus it went faster so it didn't
take so long to get to your destination.
I loved this plane and I will always be partial
to low wing cross country planes.
When we first got the plane it was Red -White
and Brown. We repainted the trim Blue, so
that it was Red - White and Blue.
Current owner is listed as: Larry Bilby
- FAIRFAX - Fairfax County - VIRGINIA
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