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Old 09-09-2017, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Lets see your...AcroDuster Too !!!

Ok Folks, I think i have seen less then half a dozen Acrodusters here on the forum.

So...... Lets see if we cant draw some of them out of the woodwork. How about we get a photo catalog of all the SA750's that we can.

If you own a flying Acroduster Too or are building or rebuilding, lets see your airplane.


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Start with yours....pics?!


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i gotta get to my ipad,

And Jack.... ONE picture brother. ok, maybe two.
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Still here, still tinkering......Jack
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A reminder of how tough they are....walked away
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This is my rebuild of N85CH. New N number is N540AD. Hope to fly her next year.
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I like that paint scheme
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Here is a Few SA-750s. Dave
Acrodusters N94WE And N26WW small.jpg   Acroduster Too N8121B Mike Mattei US West.jpg   Acrodusters N103GM small.JPG   Acrodusters N107SR small.jpg   Acrodusters N750X, N300AD, N750AL and I-BODE small.JPG  

Acrodusters N51826, and N750XP small.JPG   I-BODE Acroduster Too Italy 1 small .JPG   N5CR 2 Acroduster.jpg   N10WS Accroduster Too Flabob 1986.jpg   N11TG, N56RG & N191DG  #2 small.jpg  

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love that last shot of 3 of them.
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Dave,

I ran the n numbers of all the airplanes that I could make out the n number using the FAA database, and of those, all but one or two have been deregistered.

Sort of discouraging. I wonder why they were all parked.
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I believe I saw N10WS for sale not long ago. It was in project form.
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I ran the n numbers of all the airplanes that I could make out the n number using the FAA database, and of those, all but one or two have been deregistered.

Sort of discouraging. I wonder why they were all parked.


I hate to say it but I suspect it's relatively simple, they are most likely tired and simply not worth rebuilding.

Rebuilding any vintage sport biplane has to be a labor of love as one will almost always have more invested than the aircraft can be sold for. Even an S2 Pitts is probably on the edge of viability.

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I ran the n numbers of all the airplanes that I could make out the n number using the FAA database, and of those, all but one or two have been deregistered.

Sort of discouraging. I wonder why they were all parked.
Kendall Not so fast, I know what happened to every one of them, The first one N94WE Built by Wayne Ensey did have a colorful life, and was rebuilt several times once after a mid air collision with a C-172! And later after a nice three blade wood and composite prop threw one of the blades! It was also re powered with a 540 during its life, and was finally sold and exported to Australia, and as far as I know is there in one piece and airworthy.

N26WW was built by Walter Wasowski is kind of a sad story. he worked on it a long time spent lots of money and flew it back to Oshkosh Wautoma in I think 1996, and on the return flight landed at Casper WY a towered airport and when exiting the runway hit one of those taxi way signs and put it on its back! The airport was originally a big military airbase with four runways, but only two are active now. But back then they were very wide concrete maybe 200' or more, and the taxiway intersection signs were actually out on the runway, and when he exited the runway did not see it. The airplane could have been fixed, but it was totaled out and ended up in a salvage yard I think!

N8121B built by Mike Mattei since sold and is in Washington state and has a Valid AW Cert.

N103GM Was built by Gordon Moore of Steats Mi and was destroyed in low altitude acro, unrecoverable inverted flat spin. This was a most beautiful airplane, fatal Two!

N107SR although it is currently deregistered it is still flying, the person that it is registered to and the the person that has possession of the airplane are and have been in litigation over who actually owns this airplane as it flew off our airport several mounts ago for parts unk!

As for N750X it is alive and well in Green Cove Springs FL with a valid AW Cert, and is now painted all black, and was the second prototype company Acroduster Too.

N300AD is also alive and well in Dayton OH also with a valid AW cert

N750AL was built for Aldo Loctolli a prominent Italian Aerobatic pilot and am not sure what ever happened to it?

The other one I-BODE is alive and well in Italy, and was recently rebuilt and is now red and white.

N51826 Built by James Van Dyke in Pleasant Grove CA is alive and well with a current AW cert.

N750XP this airplane was owned at one time by two Austrian airline pilots, that planned on exporting it to Austria, it was based someplace in TX at the time, I talked with them at Oshkosh back in the early 90s, that is where the pictures were taken and apparently it was damaged or destroyed somewhere along the line? And I think was rebuilt with a different N Number.

I-BODE Now White with Red and Blue Trim and is for sale in Italy.

N15CR Built by Don Covert Duck creek Village UT is currently in Wilmington DE with a valid AW Cert

N10WS It was wrecked in Redlands CA many yrs ago and someone started the rebuild, and has never finished it! And as Kris said is somewhere in OK and could be had at a most reasonable price!

As for N11TG, N56RG, and N191DG The three Red and White Dusters

N56RG The airplane in the center is the Acroduster built by Tom and Richard Green is now in Ellisville MS and has a current AW Cert! Dave
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I hate to say it but I suspect it's relatively simple, they are most likely tired and simply not worth rebuilding.

Rebuilding any vintage sport biplane has to be a labor of love as one will almost always have more invested than the aircraft can be sold for. Even an S2 Pitts is probably on the edge of viability.

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Based on Dave's reply it seems they might be loved more than I imagined?

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KT I am aware that N750XP is now N29KT and is flying in Colorado, It also had the dubious distinction of having a Mid Air with a big RC airplane! I just chose not to add the details in my previous post. Dave
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Pardon me then. Just thought you may have forgot. I will refrain from any further comments.
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Dave, truly know your dusters.

Glad to know there is some love left.
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Pardon me then. Just thought you may have forgot. I will refrain from any further comments.
Please don't, I welcome your knowledge and comments as I have brain fade from time to time, and your history and background has come up with things about these airplanes I never knew. It always interest me when I find a new airplane, with an N number that I never knew existed, or when the N Number has been changed, as many times when this happens, the trail for that airplane ends. Besides anyone still living in his mothers basement needs all the friends he can get!

I also have about a dozen or so names and addresses for people that were building Acrodusters back in the day, but many are old (Addresses, and People), and very few of these were ever finished and flown, so I suspect there may be a few still building, but none seem to be here on the forum? Dave

P.S. Ah! The written word, and the spoken word what we mean and what we mean can be two entirely different things depending on the time of the day the time of the week and during the Eclipse!
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Knight, I know I've had some stuff taken wrong on typed word instead of written. It's funny how that happens. I'm on this forum for guys like Dave and you. Please keep it all coming. We can sort out the misunderstandings. I've learned an a ton from being here and I personally love learning all the forgotten background info on all the Dusters. I'm dying to know if N90X is ok after hurricane Harvey.
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Some more Acroduster Pictures.
N363J Gold duster, no longer with us.

N750RM Built by Ray Morse Cottage Grove OR valid A/W Cert

N750X in black paint.

N5462, Super Starduster Acroduster Prototype no longer with us

N25873, built by Gaff Mueller the lead airplane, no longer with us

N787WM Built by James Causey valid A/W Cert

N2396X Built by Don Williams valid A/W cert

N28KT during rebuild

And F-PYPF Acroduster owned by Francois Hebrard in France, there is also another Acroduster in France
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so you must know something about N85CH
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WOW!!! I Love that three ship formation! I've never seen Stardusters or Acrodusters so close
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All the responses here are amazin:come on people !!! roll these things out of the back corner.


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