1945 Grumman G-21 Goose
Standard Normal Category
Serial #: B-140
This aircraft is in the final stages of a Complete Restoration.
Colors Interior Avionics
** With only the electrical and interior remaining,
now is the time to customize the interior and avionics.
- Airframe: 18122 hrs.TT
- Engines: 2 P&W R-985
- L – 0 Hrs. SMOH
- R - 721 Hrs. SMOH
- Props: 2 Ham Std. 22D30
- L – 0 Hrs. New
- R – 0 Hrs. New
- Rudder and Ailerons: Metalized
This aircraft was last operated in Alaska in 1992 and has been meticulously restored by Tommy Rutherford formerly the chief inspector for Avalon Air and Catalina Channel Air.
- Crew: two
- Length: 38 ft 4 in (11.7 m)
- Wingspan: 49 ft (14.9 m)
- Height: 12 ft (3.7 m)
- Wing area: 375 ft² (34.8 m²)
- Empty weight: 5,571 lb (2,527 kg)
- Loaded weight: 7,200 lb (3,273 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 8,200 lb (3,720 kg)
- Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior SB-2 air-cooled radials, 450 hp (340 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 184 mph (296 km/h)
- Range: 1,050 mi (1,690 km)
- Service ceiling 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,240 ft/min (380 m/min)
- Wing loading: 21.9 lb/ft² (106.9 kg/m²)
- Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb (0.18 kW/kg)
Courtesy of Wikipedia
After 18 years, the engines on this bird sound off once again! Check-out this somewhat coarse video that shows what still pictures cannot, a grand old bird nearly ready to fly once again. Also, check-out the insturment panel shot, it is now together where as in the restotation images it was still incomplete.