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Purchasing a used Skybolt


Feb 20, 2008
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Hi everyone!

I want to buy a Skybolt <gasp! I absolutely love the looks and capabilities of the 'Bolt, but I'm not a builder at all (yet). I have a lot of time in the Citabria and Super Decathalon, but those were merely rentals - I'm ready for my own plane and I'm ready to fly more.

I've been poking around the forum for a little while - it's full of great info. I'm looking for a little advice on specifics I should look at with the Skybolt while I'm out hunting. Besides all the standard engine/airframe questions (TTAE etc), should I be asking about the build? the builder? the type of bolts used in construction? type of plywood used? etc etc????

Any advice you can provide would be much appreciated.


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