A Corben Super Ace project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
“This is a Corben Ace, only a Project because it’s been in storage. I bought it recently as a package deal and have decided to sell it. I have no logs or paperwork except a clean bill of sale from the Wright Patterson Airforce Museum. I was told it’s a Chevy engine but have no idea. It does turn over. Just got it unloaded and haven’t spent much time to investigate it. Missing the instruments and intake manifold and carb. Other than that it looks complete. Looks like an older build, but extremely well done. Wing tanks and a fuselage tank… Has a little hangar rash from storage on aileron wing root and back of one gear leg NO other damage. Not sure what it is covered with. No prop.”
The machine is located in Big Cabin, Oklahoma and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
As part of their 2020 range of products, Airfix has announced the upcoming release of a new tool Spitfire Mk.Vc model kit in 1/72 scale.
Th company states that this first release (A02108) will represent “aircraft equipped with the distinctive chin mounted Vokes air filter, which whilst reducing the top speed of the aircraft, allowed it to be operated more effectively in warmer and sand filled Mediterranean and desert climates.” Two livery profiles have also been posted for ER180 of 307 FS 31 FG and JL115 of 2 Squadron.
The new kit is currently slated for release in the autumn of 2020. Click below to check out additional images.
A 1941 Waco UPF-7 has hit the market. The listing states:
“4650TT, 515 SMOH(R670, 220HP), 55 PROP (WOOD) SNEW, Bendi/King KX 145 COM, Narco AT150 Transponder with Blind Encoder (NO ADS-B), Smoke System, Cleveland W/B, 55 hours since lower wings rebuilt and tail surface recovered and refinished with Poly Fiber Process, Electrical System (14v), Strobe Light on Belly, Nav Lights, Landing Light in RT wing, ANNUAL DUE 12/2020. FLYS GREAT!”
The aircraft is located in Wichita, Kansas and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Wingsy Kits has shared a series of renderings detailing the design work on their upcoming new tool Bf 109E model kit in 1/48 scale.
As the project is still a work in progress, details such as liveries, box contents, pricing and an expected release date appear to be unreleased as of this writing.
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Pilatus P2-06 HB-RAR (S/N 56) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
Aircraft of the Swiss Air Force that served as trainer, liaison and flight school machine from 1949 to 1980. Military registration number: U136… Good condition, still fully operational. Complete manufacturer’s technical documentation and maintenance tools available.
The airframe reportedly has 2016 hrs TSN, while the Walter Motorlet, Argus AS.410-A2 12-cylinder inverted V engine has 1704 hrs TSN. The machine is located in Switzerland and is currently being offered for USD $180,000. Click here and here to check out complete listings.
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1952 Yakovlev/Haley Yak 11 NX2124X (S/N 102146) is currently available for sale with a reduced price.
The machine, described as “one of the most updated and user friendly YAK aircraft available” reportedly has 5,423 hours TTSNEW, while the Pratt and Whitney R-2000-4 engine has 1100 SMOH (60 since lower end overhaul by Anderson Aeromotive in 2013). It is described as including an avionics package, custom 16 gallon oil tank, pre-oil system, outboard wing fuel tanks, Sam Davis custom exhaust system
12” Aluminum oil cooler, spray bar supplemental cooling system, hydraulic disc brakes, light composite nitrogen bottle for gear and flaps and electric retractable tailwheel – locking.
The aircraft is located in California and is currently being offered for $350,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
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Airfix has announced the upcoming release of a new tool Bristol Beaufort Mk.1 in 1/72 scale.
As of this writing, details are scarce, although the kit (A04021) appears to have two liveries representing N1016 of 22 Squadron and L9866 of 217 Squadron. It is currently slated for release in the autumn.
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Freewing and Motion RC have announced the upcoming release of a new 80mm (1/9.5 scale) T-33 Shooting Star PNP RC model in both USAF and German liveries.
The model is reportedly constructed from EPO foam, carbon, wood, aluminum, and other materials and is powered by an 80mm EDF power system “optimized for performance and easy flying behavior.” Additional features include light wing loading for “very stable flight and a mild gentle stall,” scale split flaps, removable tip tanks, robust aluminum trailing link suspension landing gear and “quick and easy screw together assembly.”
The models are available as ARF Plus (ARF + servos) or Receiver Ready. Release is expected somethime this month. Click below to check out a video overview.
A 1934 Stinson Reliant SR-5E (NC14187) which formerly graced the cover of Sport Aviation and won the EAA Grand Champion Antique trophy in 1984 is currently available for sale. The listing states:
The Reliant has been periodically flown, in a hangar all the time and an Annual each year. New Annual in November 2018. New tires. FAA Registry Record. All Maintenance Manuals. Registration good until August 31, 2020. Stinson Engine and Aircraft Logbooks along with lots of photos and literature in a Dropbox to be viewed upon invitation. Sport Aviation, November 1984 with cover feature of the Oshkosh winner 1934 Stinson Reliant SR-5E NC14187.
The machine reportedly has “no damage history” and has amassed a total time of 1578. It is powered by a 225 hp Lycoming R-680-4 engine with 378 SMOH.
The aircraft is located in El Cajon, California and is currently being offered for US $120,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
An “original WWII” 77” x 40” fabric section reportedly from the starboard section of a Hawker Hurricane is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
If you collect you know large sections of fabric extremely rare. . Very fragile with paint loss. Front lightly treated to prevent additional paint loss. Should be shipped flat. Clear fabric reinforcement tape applied on weak seams on rear. Can be removed if necessary. Copies of all documentation pictured and more will be provided.
“RAF museum and veteran documents” are said to be included. The section is located in San Clemente, California and is currently being offered for US $7,250, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.