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Old 04-18-2017, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Skybolts in the Midwest

After 3.5 years of lurking here I'm getting closer to picking a model to build. The Skybolt has made it's way high on my list of candidates.

I live in Eastern Iowa, Cedar Rapids area. Is there anyone within a couple hours of here that has a Skybolt they'd be willing to let me look over? Possibly builders whose brain I could pick in the process?



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Old 04-19-2017, 02:59 AM   #2
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I'm just a little more than a couple hours.. probably closer to 4.. but you're always welcome to come look at mine. My project is based in Romeoville, IL.


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Old 04-19-2017, 03:37 AM   #3
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I'm just a little more than a couple hours.. probably closer to 4.. but you're always welcome to come look at mine. My project is based in Romeoville, IL.
Thanks, might have to take you up on that. I find myself in Chicagoland once every few months for some reason or another.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:40 AM   #4
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When I sold mine it went to Sturges South Dakota, and I am sure the guy that bought it would let you look it over if you got up that way. But Rays airplane is probably a lot closer.

Let me know, and I will give you his number and E-Mail address? Dave
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:47 PM   #5
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If you come to see Ray's project, you're welcome to stop at KARR to see my build as well.
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I am no where near as far along in the process as the others. My project is in Fargo, ND you are welcome here any time.

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I think there is probably still one based in Knoxville, IA. The owner is a really nice guy from DSM last I knew. Maybe the airport manager could put you in touch with him.
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There is an IAC contest in Spencer if you want to come see some cool airplanes...

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I'm based in Boone. Send me a PM and I'll get you my contact info.
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What is new average weight for a 540 Skybolt?
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anyone have a w&b you can share, (with a 540 maybe)?
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Weight and Balance after canopy install. IO-540 C4B5, Skytec starter, B&C 8amp Alt, wood composite prop.
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Weight and Balance after canopy install. IO-540 C4B5, Skytec starter, B&C 8amp Alt, wood composite prop.
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