WALTER VAN TILBORG COLLECTION
No. 12218. Tucker LGT-2 Pamela (N3988 c/n 6)
Photograph by Tucker

Tucker LGT-2 Pamela

12/31/2013. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "The LGT-2 Pamela was another original homebuilt aircraft designed and constructed by L.G. Tucker of Greeneville, Tennessee, USA, his first was the LGT-1 Le Petite Cygne.

Development and construction of the LGT-2 single-seat sporting monoplane started in 1972. It was conventional in configuration, constructed of wood and covered with Dacron. Powerplant was an 125 hp Avco Lycoming O-290 flat-four engine, driving a Hegy two-blade wooden propeller. It had a 16 gal (60.5 l) fuel tank in fuselage, with a refuelling point forward of canopy. Oil capacity was 2 gal (7.5 l).

Its non-retractable tailwheel type landing gear had cantilever spring steel main legs, McCreary 15x5 in (38.1x12.7 cm) mainwheel tires (30 lb/sq.in, 2.11 kg/sq.cm), Rosenhan hydraulically actuated drum brakes, and streamline wheel fairings which were removable. A rearward sliding canopy enclosed the cockpit. The electrical system included a 12V battery and DC generator. Avionics comprised a Genave 200 radio and VOR; blind-flying instrumentation was fitted.

Registered N3988 the aircraft made the first flight in May 1981. Only one example was completed and this had an 125 hp Lycoming O-290 engine. The registration was cancelled in 1998."

Created December 31, 2013