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Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am looking at a SkyBolt for sale in Trade-A-Plane and was wondering if anyone knows anything about the history of this plane or, better yet, if the owner is a forum member would he please PM me.

The owner is David Allen of Lafayette, Georgia. Engine is a IO540 KLX135A (whatever all that means?) Its listed weight is 1251# which seems a little on the light side for a 540.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Randy
 

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I think the 'KLX-135A' refers to avionics...good to see ya back on here Randy!
 

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Hi John,
Just looking around at whats available. I am thinking I am not going to be able to build from scratch again so I might buy a flying aircraft. I am surprised that I did not hear a single thing about that SkyBolt. I thought someone would know something about it.
I am currently passing my regular physicals so I might have a chance at passing a flight physical. Not sure I want to try cause if I fail I cannot fly LSA either. If I don't fail a physical I still can fly in that class anyway. I am looking at powered gliders, LSA and reg planes. No idea what I will eventually do, just looking things over.
I am currently fighting smoldering myeloma. A disease of one of the proteins in my blood. I was told a year ago that I had a 75% possibility of it turning into cancer of my blood. I get blood checks every two months and the results have been going down hill for the last 4 months. If I get a bad report in April then I get to start treatment - no idea what that will be and I don't ask then I don't worry about it. When that time comes I will do whatever it takes. All I know is that the doctor said,"we have made great advances in replacing the old radiation and chemical treatments." WHOOPIE, I said :((
Thank your lucky stars for your health John.
Talk to ya soon
Randy
 

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Good hearing from you again Randy. Glad modern medicine is working.
 

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http://www.trade-a-plane.com/detail/1588754.html

The description says it's a Hale Wallace build...if it is, it should be built well - and light, since he was known as a weight-saver, I believe. I also once read somewhere he did build 3 (but I thought yellow bird was his 3rd and final). Someone on here should know this plane. The serial#'s after -540 are avionics: http://www.bennettavionics.com/klx135a.html. The price seems a little accented in this economy, for an open cockpit, but if it's a Wallace plane and with an expensive IO-540.....

At least you won't need an inspector if you go and see it; you're a walking encyclopedia on building these 'bolts...
 

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It's a good looking Biplane! Keep us posted and Best Wishes! Medicine has come a long way Put up the good fight!
 

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It was built by Hale. I have some photos of it in-process, nearing completion somewhere.
 

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