A “Clip Wing” 1943 Taylorcraft DCO-65/L2 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
1300TTAF . 300SMOH on Lycon rebuilt Continental 0200 100hp engine with full electrical system. Lite weight skytec starter, lite weight B&C alternator, oil filter. All compressions in the high 70’s. McCauley propeller. Priced to sell, airplane needs nothing! In depth annual, and upgrades just completed in Dec,2021 to include: new TRIG ty-91 transceiver with internal intercom; new birch floorboards; new lite weight EarthX battery; new lite weight tailwheel; new pilot and co-pilot PTT switches; new headphone jacks; new pilot and co-pilot throttle quadrants; new upholstery. Other items of interest: paint in 2014; covered in Ceconite fabric; no transponder or ADSB!, but can be installed/equipped.
The aircraft is located in Cherokee Village, Arkansas and is currently available for US $34,000, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.
Another new tool model to be released as part of Airfix’s 2022 range is this Avro Anson Mk.I in 1/48 scale.
The offering (A09191) will reportedly be available in three schemes and will include a choice of early “blistered” or late smooth engine cowlings, optional sloped and upright windscreen and side glazing parts, finely represented fabric and plywood textures on fuselage and wings and a fully detailed interior with structural framework and all crew stations. The model can also be built with or without the upper gun turret and nose gun.
The kit is currently slated for release sometime this autumn. Click below to check out additional images.
1992 McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk S/N 158128 (N128TA) is available for sale.
The airframe reportedly has 1058 hrs TTSN while the Wright J52-6B engine has 374 hrs SMOH. The avionics package includes a Garmin 375, two G5 displays and ADS-B In and Out. Two spare engines are also listed as additional equipment.
The aircraft is currently being offered for $3,200,000. Click here to check out the listing.
Airfix has announced their upcoming new tool Gloster Meteor F.8 model kit in 1/72 scale.
Described as “incredibly detailed,” the new offering (A04064) will include two different engine intake types, two canopy types, ventral fuel tank and drop tanks, as well as three different schemes.
The kit is currently expected sometime this summer. Click below to check out additional images.
1945 Martin JRM-3 Mars “Hawaii Mars” (B/N 76823 / C-FLYL) has hit the market.
Described as “the largest Allied Flying Boat ever manufactured,” the aircraft last flew in 2016 and is “the only airworthy example of it’s type in the world.” The airframe reportedly has 23,497.8 hrs TTSN and “will be sold with current Annual at the asking price. ‘As Is Where Is’.” [continue reading…]
DH 100 Vampire J1122 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Vampire DH 100 serial J1122 fighter plane ex swiss army. To restart. 3 new tires, new brakes and neutralized ejection seat on request; complete aircraft tooling; 24v starter trailer; Mj3 bomb carrier vehicle; 3 rocket racks provided; 2 drop tank support; Technical manuals; documents of the serial j1122 aircraft included as well as a pallet of 500kg new parts (tires, instruments, hoses, brake pads, wing tips, lamps, spark plugs, fittings, generators, etc.). 2 NEW ENGINES + 2 NEW TURBINES; pilot outfit (vest, suit, helmet)
The aircraft is located in Bort l’Étang, France and is currently available for US $39,900, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.
Border Model has released the first complete build images for their new tool Avro Lancaster model kit in 1/32 scale.
Details are limited, although the offering (BF010) reportedly includes a full interior with realistic surface detail, detailed cockpit and Merlin engines as well as high-precision copper metal machine gun barrels.
The kit will be offered in limited edition quantities and is currently available for pre-order. Check out the product page and additional images below.
Lockheed T-33A N514RH has hit the market. The airframe reportedly has 248 hrs since restoration by Roy Halladay, while the Allison J-33-A-35 engine has 148 hrs SMOH by Aero Turbine (37 hrs since hot section – by Aero Turbine).
Avionics: King KX-165 nav/com, King KX-155 nav/com, BF Goodrich T-CAS, Garmin 150 XL GPS, Grand Rapids Technologies EFiS screens including engine instrument displays, ADSB U Avionics E, KT-76C X-ponder, KN-62 DME, KMA-24 Audio panel, PS Engineering intercom, Annunciator Pannel; Inspection Status: Sold with fresh Condition Inspection at Sale. Spares: Allison J-33-A-35 Engine. 72 hrs. SMOH. 0 Since Hot Section – Overhaul by Aero Turbine, 2x Tiptanks, 2x Spare overhauled Main Wheels & Tires, 1x Spare overhauled Nose Wheel & Tire, 2x Overhauled Fuel Pumps, 1x Canopy & Frame, 1x Aileron Booster Unit, 1x Tailpipe, Brakes & Resevoirs, Hardware, Hydraulic Spares – Actuators etc… 1 Set – Manuals; Other: Aft fuselage tail stand (Rebuilt), Locker (painted in Thunderbird colors), Engine stand (Rebuilt).
The aircraft is described as a multiple award winner, taking home Best Jet, JUdges Appraciation Award and Silver Wrench Award (Roy Halladay) at EAA’s AirVenture 2006. The aircraft is currently being offered for $300,000. Click here to check out the listing.
(Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons)
An interesting Auster aircraft project has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
This comprises of a fuselage, two wings, and many parts (tail section, undercarriage legs, doors, seats, floorboards, ailerons, many wooden parts, main struts, and much more not shown in the photos. Not included: instruments, flaps, or secondary struts. The fuselage is believed to have never actually flown as the cockpit floorboard fittings have never been drilled through. It is therefore technically ‘new old stock’. As such the project is registered with the LAA as a ‘replica’ Beagle Terrier 3 currently (to be fitted with a Lycoming O320 engine). I’m sure if you wanted to re-build as a different Auster type, it should be easy to change with the LAA. No engine included!… Lot’s of paperwork, plans and drawings will be included in the sale.
The project is located in Suffolk, United Kingdom and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
A “ready to fly” 1981 Custom Christen Eagle II has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Engine: Titan 540 – Sky Dynamics Swinging Pickup Oil Pan, Airflow Performance Fuel Injection System, Slick Non Impulse Coupling Mags, 540 Roller Lifter Cam, 9.0:1 Compression, NiC3 Plated Barrel -Tapered Fins, Venturi Intake Seat, Air Flow Performance FM 300R. Kit (540 Racing System, Fwd. Cold Air Induction), B&C Lightweight Starter; Prop: MTV – 9 TT: 1,466.3 Hours on Frame, 69.1 Hours on Titan Since New, 382.3 Hours on Wings Since New…; N#: N229LL; SN: BERRIEN-001; No Damage History, Always Hangered, Logs Complete
The aircraft is located in Carmel, California and is currently being offered for US $107,000, although it appears offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing, which includes additional photos and a lengthy avionics / equipment / modifications list.