Greatest Generation Aircraft (GGA), a non-profit foundation at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, recently purchased a new tool, the Control Rod Rigger, for restoration projects. The Control Rod Rigger is used to preserve the exact length of the control rod when replacing or cleaning old control rod ends.
Greatest Generation Aircraft was founded “to give history a future.”
“The sights and sounds of historical aircraft in flight brings so much more to the understanding than a simple static display,” officials said. “We strive to educate future generations about what their parents and grandparents sacrificed to ensure their freedom and, more importantly, help them understand the expectation that they carry on with that all-important mission of preserving our freedom.”
The foundation’s fleet consists of a B-25 Bomber “Pacific Prowler,” a C47 “Southern Cross,” an A26K “Special Kay” and a CG4A Waco Glider.
The foundation offers memberships, rides, gift certificates for flight experiences, SIC/PIC training and more.
The Control Rod Rigger is a new tool that allows mechanics to duplicate the length of any AN-3 through AN-10 control rod to ± .005 when changing worn rod ends. Using this tool eliminates poorly measured control rods requiring aircraft re-rigging. The tool is easy to use, and satisfaction is guaranteed. The 24-inch Control Rod Rigger lists for $145.
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