View Full Version : Precious Metal Engine Change Pending -- Part 2

09-16-2002, 11:42 PM
Ron and Crew examine Precious Metal after the engine run. A check of the filters will sadly reveal all...

09-16-2002, 11:44 PM
The engine shot, an air-to-air photo session with Michael O'Leary and Air Classics lost in the balance, the crew tow the aircraft to the RARA hangar for work. She will not be flying again today:

09-16-2002, 11:48 PM
Ron Buccarelli shares his disappoinment with the crew, but the crew (Pat Sturges) repond, that the aircraft had gotten them to Reno, and had done more than what it was asked or expected to do...

09-17-2002, 12:07 AM
Precious Metal arrives once again to the RARA hangar, where she'll undergo her engine change prior to leaving for Aviation Nation 2002, at Nellis AFB, NV, between October 5th - 6th:

09-17-2002, 12:11 AM
Precious Metal is back into the RARA hangar where the crew will attempt to replace the sick engine:

09-17-2002, 12:14 AM
Here's the final image of Precious Metal in the RARA hangar on the west end. AAFO.COM interviewed Ron this afternoon and we hope to have the tape transcribed in two days. Will be following up on the replacement work...until such time as Precious Metal is out of flight test and pronounced ready to go: