• Yes, Virginia, there ARE wheel Pants!

    Wow! Talk about being in the Right Place at the Right Time! Visiting the Grandkids in Newburg, I found out that Mr. Fitts was selling the ONLY set of Musketeer Wheelpants in the Known Universe, so "SHE who must be obeyed" and I drove down to the FITTS Private airport and GOTTUM!Hi all - <br />
    Hauled my little bride and my Ford Escape on down to Mr. Fitts and BEGGED him to sell me those wheelpants from the eBay Auction. FUNNY what a C-Note and everything else in my wallet will do!<br />
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    The beautiful 2-piece pants (Left/Right/and Nose Wheel) are in my car as we speak!<br />
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    Bob Lewis wrote:<br />
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    I was excited to hear some of the drawings are actually Beechcraft. <br />
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    Yah, what I got were copies of the pix of the gear legs from the Parts manual with a line drawn in with "Attaches to brake" - so NOT REALLY factory drawings!<br />
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    BUT there were several Polaroid pix showing some prototype pants (not the near-production ones I have) attached to a Musketeer and showing the backing plate (but NOT for the nose gear) tell a much better story.<br />
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    SO - at least we have a start!<br />
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    Your Technical Champion Mike Rellihan and the Board will decide what direction to go with these and how to get them duplicated and out to all you'all....<br />
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    Guys and Gals - you've asked for these things for all the time I've been on the Musketeer Mail and NOW THEY are real!<br />
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    I'll scan in the Polaroid Pix ASAI get home! <br />
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    Hey that Musketeer with the prototype pants SURE LOOKS FAMILIAR - who's got a plane white under with red above and gold stripes? I KNOW I've seen this plane before!<br />
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    Mr. Fitts was a aircraft painter well known in the region and has painted several Musketeers - I was planning on him doing my Sport! His stripes were always smooth - you couldn't feel the edges! My hanger mate has a Bonanza you would drool over!<br />
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    When I dropped by his place today, he showed me his VERY MODIFIED Piper Pacer with a 20" extension and a 260HP IO-52O in DAYGLOW Orange.<br />
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    Well, all for now!<br />
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    Bill Howard<br />
    BeechSportBill<br />
    NorthWest Regional Director (with wheel pants!!!!! HA!)
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