A Grumman F3F pedal plane has been spotted for sale, accompanied by the following description:
2250hr TT, 450hr SMOH, Current certificate but needs cosmetic attention to bring back to original condition. one owner, 7 lessees, numerous flybys, airshows, fly-ins, 4th of July Parades. Missing engine and pilot, in search of new plane captain.
The listing also points out that the pedal plane was “rebuilt 1989” and in “Good operating condition, combat damage repairs in evidence.” It is located in Cleveland, Ohio and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Kitty Hawk has announced that their new tool 1/48 FJ-2 Fury model kit will be “coming real soon.”
The FJ-2 is a variant of the F-86 Sabre which was adapted for carrier use with the addition of folding wings and modified nose gear. It was introduced in 1954 and saw service with the US Navy and Marines before being phased out in 1962.
Details on the upcoming kit (KH80155) are scarce, although it is reported to include plastic sprues and decals for a number of machines. A few photos have also been released, additional examples of which can be seen below.
A 1944 Douglas A-26B Invader (S/N 44-34778 C-GWLT) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
1944 Douglas A26-B Invader, 4438TT, 3666/1059 SNEW Engine, 40 SNEW Prop, G430, Transponder, Dual Flight Controls.
The machine is located in Calgary, Canada with pricing available upon request. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Top Image: TSRL [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
E-Flite has released its new F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF RC model.
As previously reported, the product is touted as offering “an all-new design with the size, scale details, functional features and performance to deliver an unmatched flying experience.” Equipped with 6S LiPo power, its V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC “deliver fantastic performance with virtually instantaneous throttle response.”
Extra details reportedly include molded-in panel lines and hatches, removable ordnance and drop tanks, a pilot figure, LED navigation lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps, retracts and sequenced gear doors. [continue reading…]
A 1951 Chance Vought F-4U-5N Corsair (B/N 123168 / VH-III) is currently available for sale.
The machine was constructed in 1951 for the US Navy and was later delivered to the FA Hondurena in March 1956 as FAH603. In subsequent years, the aircraft passed through the hands of Hollywood Wings Inc. and the Disney Corporation, which gifted it to RNZAF Museum. In 1996, the unrestored Corsair was traded to its current owner for a P-40F project. [continue reading…]
A 1938 Boeing Stearman A75N-1 (N90RF / S/N 75-196) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Certified 1938 Boeing Stearman A75N-1 Biplane Offered for Sale. Gorgeous and has all the good stuff! This One Won’t Last! Complete 1998 Restoration & Overhauls by Mid-Continent. Located at Dacy Airport (OCO) in Harvard, IL. Fresh Annual in May 2019.
Specifics noted in the listing include: Pratt & Whitney 985-450hp/Counter Weighted Hamilton Standard Propeller Model 2030-237 w/ Chrome Spinner; TTAF: 6,391; SPOH: 277; some damage history – complete restoration and overhauls by Mid-Continent; always hangared; logs complete.
The aircraft is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Arma Hobby has announced the upcoming release of a new tool Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc model kit in 1/72 scale.
The offering will reportedly be available in three versions, including an Expert Set (70035) Model Kit (70036) and a Trop Model Kit (70037).
Its design is said to maintain the rear fuselage shape, wings and tailplane of the company’s previous Mk I kit, with the rest being “an entirely new project.” A list of improvements is also being incorporated, including: [continue reading…]
A pair of Canadair T-33 MK3 air have hit the market. The listing states (in part):
One low time one mid time. One aircraft has a boom for flight test equipment could be used to mount cameras. This aircraft was flown and maintained at the Canadian test flight facility in BC.
The aircraft are stored in Reno, Nevada and are currently being offered for $125,000, although the listing states “no reasonable offer refused.” Click here to check out the complete listing.
Image: (Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)
A 1953 Yakovlev Yak-11 (SN 171101 / D-FMAX) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
AVAILABLE FOR SALE! 1953 Yakovlev Yak-11 (SN 171101 / D-FMAX). Aircraft Restored In Germany. Airframe 560 Hours TSO, Engine 295hrs TSO (ASCH-21 7-Cylinder), Prop 50 Hours TSO. Very Interesting Military And Civilian Background: Czech, Egypt, Israel, UK, France and Germany.
The airframe reportedly has 560 hrs TSO, while the ASCH-21 7-cylinder engine has 295hrs TSO (Vintage Engine TL, Little Gransden, 2002). It is currently being offered for 375’000 EUR (excl. VAT). Click here and here to check out complete listings.
(Photo: Julian Herzog via Wikimedia Commons)
An Albatros D.Va reproduction constructed in Canada between 2008 and 2017 is available for sale. The aircraft is powered by a 6-440 Ranger 200 hp engine and wears the colors of the D.V flown by Lt. Hans Böhning of Jagdstaffel 36 / 76 and later Uffz. Hopf, also of Jagdstaffel 76.
Click below to check out a series of photos detailing the machine, as well as a list of specifications and contact information.