AcroSport 1, serial number #1

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    oystaune

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    Dear all

    I have a question that I have been wondering on for a long time.
    I own a Norwegian built AcroSport1, with printed serial and drawing number 1. Is this the first sold plans for this aicraft, or did they start with serial number 1 in each country? I believe it had its first flight i 78, and the build started in 76.

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    The airplanes reg. number is: LN-BGK
     
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    If you have the plans and they are #1 it could be the first? But remember that at least here in the US the actual "manufacturer" is the builder and many of us number our planes as number 1. My old S1C was "OAS 1" and my present AD2 is # AK001 but I could have made it simply #1 or #001 as the manufacturer/builder makes each such #1 unique.

    OTOH I numbered the Spezio off the plans, #399.

    Jack
     
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    You very likely have the first printed set of builder plans. The plans were numbered in order no matter where they went. I can't tell in the picture if your airplane has the stabilizer leading edge brace but I think that was one of the first, if not the first plans changes. Congratulations on having #1.
     
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    Logs would show if it was Paul P or not as builder if it is the true #1. I assume he built the first, at least someone he is associated with. My plans have no SN I think, but they are not that early. In the US, its the builder who can put any SN they want. Some are #1 and some may be the first homebuilt that person made called #1. It would be cool if it is #1.
     
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    i think it is unflyable in the museum.
    N5AC Aircraft Registration
    Aircraft Summary
    Summary
    1973 EAA AIR MUSEUM INC. EAA ACRO-SPORT P-8
    Fixed wing single engine
    (1 seats / 1 engine)
    Owner
    STARFIGHTER HOLDINGS LLC
    PORT TOWNSEND , WA, US
    (Corporation)
    Airworthiness Class
    Experimental
    Serial Number
    2
    Engine
    LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (Reciprocating)
    Horsepower: 200
    Weight
    Less than 12,500lbs
    Speed
    111mph
    Mode S Code
    051432501 / A63541
    Registration Details
    Status
    Assigned
    Certificate Issue Date
    2016-08-05
    Airworthiness Date
    1979-11-02
    Last Action Date
    2018-02-01
    Expiration
    2019-08-31
    Registry Source
     
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    I thought N1AC was the original Acro Sport and N5AC was the symmetrical wing with the angle valve engine. Both built by the EAA. N5AC was restored a few years ago and I assume the original Acro Sport is in the museum. N5AC is current registered in Washington state.
     
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    Hello Øystein,
    If your plans have serial number one, I am also rather sure, that you have the very first set of printed plans to be sold. I found in the old Acro Sport Newsletters that LN-BGK was build by Gunnar Bakke of Fornebu, Norway. There should be a photo of it in Sport Aviation no.5/1976. It is however not the first one to be build as the two prototypes N1AC and N5AC and at least 8 others were completed before 1976.
    By the way I believe there is also an Acro Sport II in Norway, LN-EAA, right ?
     
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    There was a recent article again in Sport Aerobatics about one of those airplanes. I’ll have to look for which one it was. The gent bought it from Paul P and had it for a long time. Recently sold it to a friend and went to the dark side missing a wing.
     
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    N5AC is in WA state had belonged to David Dean until he completed a 1D. Sold to a friend who is still flying it. Good article about it. Still haven’t found the mag.
     
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    N1AC in museum;
    EAA Acro Sport P-8 N1AC 1.JPG
     
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    Hi. Thanks for the reply
    It's correct that Gunnar Bakke was the builder, and yes there is a AS2 in Norway built with reg. LN-EAA. The builder was actually inspired by Gunnar Bakke in his young days as he was watching Gunnar build the AS1. The AS2 builder is a good friend of mine and we share hangar.
     

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    Hi all.
    Thanks for all the replies. Seems there is a good chance it's actually the aircraft built with the first sold plans from Paul P. For me as a true EAA member, thats pretty awesome!
     

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  14. Nov 9, 2018 at 1:03 PM #14

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    Very nice aircraft anyway
    Congrats
    Ciao
    Alberto
     

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