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firebolt for sale in NV. he is asking $1,000.00 i wood love to have but to far for me to go get. Thought that somone out there might be interested in it. contact me for more info

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I agree that it looks like a Starduster: the steel tube drag bracing in the wing panels instead of wires, the upper wing center section and fuel tank, and especially the type of tubing used in the fuselage as a lower wing spar carry thru.

Bob
 

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It is, my fault not shore why i put that down. must of bean a brain fart. sorry
 

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it was stored in 1977 thats what the guy said when i was talking to him. He wasent share if it was ever finished.
 

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No flange, possibly an E-185 or 225 Continental. Case looks like it also.
 

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what do you guys think is it worth $1,000.00 or is he asking to much
 

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Personally in today's market when a flying two place biplane is not selling at 17,500. Some really nice ones not selling in the 30s and 40s. It's a tuff sell for a project. The gear are old Cessna heavy stuff, the fuselage isn't stock, the wood is very old and has been sitting uncovered etc so probably only something to look at while you build new, the metal parts of wings should be ok if they are made to plans. Just need strip and paint etc. the engine is a out dated unliked engine but the crank and parts might be worth money for someone trying to keep a bonanza going. Those engines are really expensive to overhaul and the props are stupid high...I know I have one on my Ranger! It's a start I guess but with the mods I see I wouldn't recommend to anyone I know. All that is negative I know...but to answer the question, it's worth it. To someone I'm sure. There's a lot more than that there but that doesn't always matter.
 

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ok thats what i wanted to know thank you
 

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If there are flying wires with it?...then it's a bargain. Tis always sad to see someones work from another era, fade away..
 

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