A 1961 Piper Colt with tailwheel conversion has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
PA-22-108. O235. Fabric redone in the 80s is in great shape. New paint in 2014. New engine (overhaul) in 2016. Day VFR equipped. King Transponder. Good Collins Comm with spare. Could use avioncs upgrade. Sharp looking and flying shortwing. Approx 4000 TT. Only 115 SMOH.
The aircraft is located in Woodstock, Illinois and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
A “full-scale, light sport experimental” Sopwith Camel has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
This is a full scale Sopwith Camel built from an Airdrome Airplanes quick build kit. It has the chromoly tube frame for the fuselage. The kit was built according to the plans and recommendations and is fitted with a Lycoming 290 and Culver prop. The aircraft has a current N number and was well documented during the build. It has working control surfaces, has all gauges and seat installed. The aircraft needs finishing with weight and balance, wiring, plumbing, mags, battery, etc. The aircraft was trailered and shown at Oshkosh in 2018 with the WWI airplanes. The aircraft was built with the intention of flying, however the educational program’s aerospace engineering classes didn’t have continued support after the first year. Therefore the aircraft is for sale. Would consider selling airframe separate from the engine… Meets requirements for light sport experimental.
The machine is located in Perrysburg, Ohio and is currently being offered for US $25,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.
A 1947 Cessna 140 airframe has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
1947 Cessna 140 airframe, nice, very little damage, great project, cheap!… Like many owners, the owner of this airplane upgraded the original drum brakes to modern Cleveland disc brakes, via STC. The Cleveland brakes work great! So great in fact, that over-enthusiastic application will result in the airplane going up on its nose, or if applied while there is still some lift on the wings, the airplane may even flip upside down… The cool thing about this incident is that as the airplane went over, it rotated over on the edge of one prop blade, not the lower cowl or firewall!! Not good for the prop, (it was bent) or the engine (prop strike), so they have been unbolted (properly) and are not included here… [continue reading…]
A half-scale Sikorsky S-38 airframe has been spotted for sale.
Details appear to be limited although the listing states that the machine lacks engines and is available “for airframe, parts and avionics AS IS.” It is located in San Jose, California and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
A 1966 UH-1 Huey has been spotted for sale.
Details are limited, although the machine is described as a mostly complete Charlie model that is not airworthy but “good for display.” Armaments are reportedly not included and are sold separately.
The machine is located in Roswell, Georgia and is currently being offered for US $50,000. Click here to check out the listing.
A 1947 Piper PA-12, (S/N 12-3314 / N4378M) has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Lycoming o235c1; Original, numbers matching airframe and engine, original logs, detailed records. 3150TT, 390SMOH, 0STOH, 0SPOH 1A90 metal prop. Airframe: All complete, only needs final assembly & rigging; All new cover, in PolyFiber, Cub yellow; Dual wing tanks; Sealed struts; New bungees; New leather all seats; New Cleveland wheels & brakes, Scott tailwheel, all new tires. Radios: Intercom system; KY197 digital com; KT76 TXP & ENC
The aircraft is located in Midlothian, Texas and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
Hangar 9 has released a fun scale, 58.4″ P-47 Thunderbolt “as a Plug-N-Play package designed for RC sport and warbird pilots looking to transition from foam models to balsa.”
The offering is described as “expertly constructed with lightweight, laser-cut balsa and plywood finish in genuine UltraCote film covering” and features Spektrum™ Avian 60 Amp Brushless Smart ESC (installed), 4250-600Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed), 14×12 Wood Electric Propeller (included), Spektrum A391 39 gram Digital Servo (installed), Main Retractable Landing Gear (installed).
The model includes two decal sets allowing trim in “Wicked Wabbit” or “Hun Hunter” livery.
A 1940 Piper J-4a Cub Coupe airframe hgas been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
1,650 TT, restored 2018, front damaged, very, very repairable, cheap!… This aircraft had a very nice, very complete rebuild/refurbishment signed off in 2017. Extras added at this time were: Hooker shoulder harnesses and seatbelts, Grove wheels and disc brakes, New style gascolator and fuel selector, New style tach, airspeed and altimeter. The interior is super well done, with nicely done woodwork, new seat covering, headliner and baggage sling. The dash was cleaned up and all new electrical wiring and switches added. Last annual was performed 4/14/2021 (so this airplane is technically still in annual until next spring, not a sitter). Unfortunately, a takeoff in May of this year resulted in a stall, and the airplane landed nose first! As you can imagine, the engine was damaged, and it has been removed and is not included here.
The aircraft is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
In his new book Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival NY Times bestselling author author Tom Clavin shares a “can’t-put-it-down inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival.”
On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin’s Lightning Down tells this largely untold and riveting true story.
Moser was just twenty-two years old, a farm boy from Washington State who fell in love with flying. During the War he realized his dream of piloting a P-38 Lightning, one of the most effective weapons the Army Air Corps had against the powerful German Luftwaffe. But on that hot August morning he had to bail out of his damaged, burning plane. Captured immediately, Moser’s journey into hell began. [continue reading…]
A 1947 Piper PA-12 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
1947 PA-12 150HP. PA-18 flaps, landing gear and control surfaces. Life time struts. Leading edge cuffs and VGs. Cub crafters brake cylinders and Cleveland wheels and brakes. Shoulder harnesses. New muffler. Sky light. Poly fiber recover in 2004. Hangared mostly since. Landing gear safety cables and fueling steps. EDO 2000 floats. Federal 2500 Hyd skis. A/C total time2932. Lycoming O-320 ND. Engine TT 2835, TSO 1443. Majored in 1974. 4 chrome cyls installed in 1983. Cam and lifters replaced in 1988.
The aircraft is located in Buckfield, Maine and is currently available for bidding. Click here to click here to check out the listing.