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Skybolt Airframe


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Jan 11, 2008
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Unfinished Skybolt airframe, rudder appears complete, basic shape of horizontal stabs complete, torque tube & sticks look complete, pedals mostly complete. Cabane struts not there, nor spools for engine mount.

Appears to have been MIG welded. Not my preferred method of assembly for tubular chassis because it's heavy and most people who MIG weld aren't that good, frankly. Despite that, a pretty clean and impressive job. Appears trustworthy, but I don't know the pedigree of this unit since I got it as part of another parts package. Overall it looks like whoever did this did an excellent job.

$750 + you figure out how to ship it. I can take other pics if you're serious, but until then it will hang in the ceiling of my shop.


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