Emory Bored wrote:Airtracks from Desser are $198 on Ebay. No tubes. I don't see a listing for Goodyears. I think I've seen the airtracks for about $287 at Spruce and the usual suspects.
hotrod150 wrote: you're not saving any money doing ebay. Even if it did save a couple bucks, I'd rather be able to just call desser & order them up.
Emory Bored wrote:No comment........d.grimm wrote:Bushwheels on a Bi-Plane? Cool!!
Darinh wrote:Can't answer your question on tires but my guess on the bird is a Rans S-14....?
Tadpole wrote:He said tailwheel and IRAN.....helps limit down your choices....
I've flown one of those from the front pit 3 or 4 times. Pitts' many times. You can't see much. Big tires means you can't see ANYTHING. Not a great truly off airport bird except for the odd lakebed or FS strip. We might make it into Couriergys's place but we'd have to truck it out. Or wait for a 20 knot north wind. It do have inverted systems though......which you won't find on your average S-7.58Skylane wrote:Tadpole wrote:He said tailwheel and IRAN.....helps limit down your choices....
Oops Man, I've got great eyes, but somehow I've been missing what people have been writing. Not sure what my problem is
Hey, now that different! Pretty cool.
Emory Bored wrote:Stage one here is to find out just what it is that we got here. Even at a $10K baseline we can get into some serious repair issues with a Lycoming that has sat in a hangar in the PNW without being run for 15 years. Aside from and in addition to the cam and follower issues we got oil pump gear ADs, crankshaft ADs, a carb rebuild, battery, tires and brakes, mags, about a million rubber hoses and fiddley bits, pitot static system etc. ad infinitum. A couple thousand here and a couple thousand there, pretty soon you are getting into some serious money. There are a ton of airplanes out there where some other sucker has already done all that stuff. If it can be restored/rebuilt while flying that makes it interesting. If it needs a complete rebuild from the start that makes it terrifying. I don't want to get romantically involved here you know? Still, ferry it home, rip out the engine and ship it off to Monty for some H pistons, cylinder repair, and a set of Slicks. Talk to Ivo about a prop. Hmmmmmm. I'll know a whole lot more by mid afternoon Monday. I guess I'll break silence here. Bear in mind, the airplane is at Pearson now. That picture looks more like Evergreen, which has been closed for 15 years? I don't think this old boy looks like that now.
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