America's Fighters of the 1980s - F-16 & F-18 by Robert C. Stern

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Horizontal Tail Span: 13 ft. 0 in. Landing Gear Track: 8 ft. 0 in. Empty Weight: 3,625 pounds Gross Weight: 5,200 pounds Grumman/Schweizer Model G-164B Turbine Ag-Cat Length: 26 ft. 9 in. Wingspan: 42ft. 5 in. Height: 11 ft. 9 in. Horizontal Tail Span: 13 ft. 0 in. Landing Gear Track: 8 ft. 0 in. ctut>"') G-164A instrument panel is kept purposefully simple to avoid maintenance headaches. Tu rbo Ag-Cat instrument panel is optimized to accommodate the engine instrumentation required for turboshaft propulsion.

Fuselage Bracket 7. Seat Belt The canopy is hinged to provide access to the cockpit. This aircraft has a heavily tinted canopy and windscreen to reduce glare. Pilot's Seat Canopy and Turtle Deck 1. Tubular Frame 2. Pan 3. Lever 4. Safety Belt 5. Strap 6. Locking Pin 1. Side Panels 2. Fiberglass RearCap 3. Windshield Fairing 4. Windshield 5. Side Doors 6. Top Door 36 7. Rear Windows 8. Turtle Deck 9. Ventilation Scoop 10. Forward Cap 11. Handle 12. Screws 13. Rivets 14. AirScoop 16. Retaining Straps 17.

Upper left flap on N74055 is seen here. Production aircraft did not ha ve flaps. Horizontal tail is adequately and rigidly braced with two sets offlying wires. Single boltpasses through surface to attach both upper and lower braces. Vertical tail and rudder assembly are braced using same flying wires that support the horizontal tail. Hinged, single surface trim tab varies somewhat in design from G-164 model to model. This tab is ground adjustable only. Example ofinset trim tab mounted on trailing edge ofleft elevator.

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