A modified 3/4 Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VIII has hit the market.
According to the listing, the machine “flies nice and pretty much hands off.” It reportedly received its airworthiness certificate on 1/23/2019 and is “stage 1 with 15 of 40 hours flown.” The machine is described as incorporating “all AN hardware” and “a new ground adjustable 3 blade Kiev propeller,” as well as additional modifications:
…modifications include adding brakes (didn’t come with any). Mountain bike brakes were used as they were suitable for the weight. Changed the axle lateral locating system from wire to sliding rod. The kits were originally built using a Rotax 503 engine which is no longer available, so a Hirth F23 engine (with the ok from the kit manufacturer was installed). It has same HP but is 10 lbs lighter. The engine had zero time. All aluminum panels are attached with screws and nut plates for serviceability instead of pop rivets. Aircraft avionics are per VFR with Mode C Garmin transponder and is set up for hand held radio.
The aircraft is located in Hayward, CA and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1942 Stearman PT-17A restoration project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
This Rare 1942 Stearman PT-17A Aircraft has never been flown in Civilian life and is the only one known to be registered by the FAA. The Fuselage is still assembled and in its original form! It is in excellent condition for restoration and has no signs that it was ever damaged in a accident. Looking to sell to a buyer that will agree to restore it to its original form, and as accurate to its historical form.
The aircraft is located in Tallahassee, FL and is currently being offered for US $69,900, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Four examples of the Hawker Hunter have been spotted for sale, including an F. Mk6A, T. Mk7, T. Mk8A, and T. Mk8C.
The F. Mk6A (ZU-AUJ / XE653) first flew in 1956 and reportedly spent nearly five years with 111 Squadron’s Black Arrows display team. It was one of 22 Hunters that performed the record-breaking formation loop at the 1958 Farnborough Air Show. According to the listing it is powered by Rolls Royce Avon Mk 207C – 15 stage axial flow turbojet rated at 10 200 pounds of thrust.
The T. Mk7 (ZU-LEE / XL613) is a two-seat variant of the famous Cold War fighter. [continue reading…]
ICM has released a new A-26B-15 Invader model kit in 1/48 scale.
The kit (48282) is reportedly based on the new tool B-26B-50 released by the company in September and is touted as offering “highly detailed engines armament and cockpit interior” as well as three marking options.
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A Messerschmitt Me 109 fuselage assembly jig and a “complete, airworthy” fuselage are available for sale.
The “highly difficult to construct” steel fuselage jig was reportedly completed in 2017 to “exact factory specs” and can be used to assemble/build an Me109 fuselage from firewall to tail.
To-date, this jig has been used to complete a total of THREE airworthy fuselages, for both private and museum projects throughout the world. It was also constructed to be easily disassembled and transported.
The assembly jig is currently located in Canada and is being offered for US $18,999.99. The fuselage was reportedly constructed in the jig and is available separately. Additional details regarding its availability can be obtained upon request.
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Eduard has released their new Royal Class edition P-51D/K Mustang kit in 1/48 scale.
The Dual Combo style offering (R0020) reportedly contains sprues for two complete models and marking options for 14 aircraft, including D-5, D-10, D-15, D-20 and D-25 production blocks as well as the Mustang Mk.IV. Additional features include Eduard sprues, pre-painted PE parts, a painting mask, resin parts (undercarriage wheels (2 sets), 2 types of exhaust stacks), and 1/48 scale PSP display.
An ex-Royal Navy Westland Lynx HMA.8 helicopter has hit the market.
This example has reportedly been fully decommissioned with most internal systems removed. It is described as “ideal for use as ground instructional training airframe, emergency evac trainer, gate guardian or stunning looking museum static display exhibit.”
The Lynx is located in Ipswich, United Kingdom and is currently being offered for £14,995. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Brickmania has released a new, limited edition 1/35 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird LEGO model kit.
The offering (BKM1050) measures 18.1″ wide and 36.6″ long and boasts 2660 LEGO elements, a high-quality sticker sheet, 12 custom printed elements, two custom minifigures and full-color building instructions. Additional features include functioning landing gear, a detailed cockpit, working flaps and ailerons and brick-built display stand.
Click below to check out the product page and a video overview of the new kit.
A 2005 Papa 51 Thunder Mustang has hit the market.
The experimental/homebuilt aircraft (N451KC/lHTM004) reportedly boasts a total time of 75.0 hrs and is equipped with a Falconeer V12 engine (S/N: 12020). Additional features listed include Garmin 430 NAV/COM/GPS, Garmin 340 audio panel, Garmin 327 transponder, Century NSD360 HSI, King KX155 NAV/COM with KI-209 glideslope indicator and S-Tec 30 autopilot.
The machine is located in Troy, AL and is currently being offered for US $525,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.