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Skybolt Project

TommyJ

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Well, there comes a time when you realize you have more projects than you have time to finish them. With a nearly finished S1-11X fighting for hangar space, this really nice Skybolt needs to find a home where she can be finished and flown.

Here's a pretty exhaustive list of what's there:

1) Complete, powder-coated fuselage to latest rev of drawings
2) Gear complete (tall), new wheels and brakes
3) Locking tailwheel
4) Tailfeathers, powder-coated, complete, including trim tabs and trim actuators
5) Wings & ailerons complete, require only leading edge application
6) Leading edges. Have birch ply LE for lower wings
7) All control rods, bellcranks, pushrods
8) Torque tube complete mechanism
9) All pedals
10) Brake master cylinders
11) All flying wires, including tail group wires
12) Wheel pants + wheel pant mounts
13) I-struts complete
14) Main fuel tank + flops
15) Auxiliary tank + flops
16) Cabane & other fairings
17) Sliding canopy complete
18) All sheet metal complete
19) SS firewall
20) Your choice, 4 or 6 cylinder Lyc engine mount
21) Airfoil slave rods

It's at what I call the 99/99 stage. It's 99% done, and only 99% to go.

$11,000. You do the math. :D

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Jerry

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Beautiful looking 'Bolt
 

bf92

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That is a smokin' deal for someone!

Danny
 

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Besides engine and prop and leading edge material what else is needed for this build
 

StinsonPilot

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Besides engine and prop and leading edge material what else is needed for this build
Looks like prop, engine, instruments and cover/paint.

Good deal and nice looking Skybolt.
 

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Besides engine and prop and leading edge material what else is needed for this build
If you want aluminum LE, that is included already. However, if you want ply LE (which I recommend) I only have enough for the bottom wings.

Here's a list of the things I can think of off the top of my head to finish:

1) Everything FWF, including inverted oil, plumbing, headers, etc.
2) Instrumentation & wiring
3) Engine controls (I may have a quadrant I could throw in)
4) Rudder cables
5) Brake lines.
6) Fuel plumbing, gaskolator, boost pump
7) Battery, solenoids, switches, breakers, wiring
8) Covering & dope
9) Lots and lots of elbow grease

If I had to guess, maybe $8k of components (less engine & prop) to actually complete. It's always more than you think, and takes twice as long as your buddy tells you it will. I figure these are a labor of love, and they're like the racecars I've owned; every one of 'em is a moneyloser, and I didn't care.

FWIW, this was going to be the 'bolt where I rectified all the *oops* I had on my first build. The woodwork is outstanding, the welding is superior, and the fit & finish on the sheetmetal is very professional. If I was going to keep it, this would have been my hangar queen. But like I said, when I found the S1-11X project, this girl got put in cold storage.
 

cactusav8r

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That is one nice Skybolt project.
 

Jetcaptain

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Hi Tommy. My name is Gustavo and i am from Argentina. I wrote to you a couple the days before cose i wish to buy your project.
My private email is [email protected]
I am building a Skybolt too and my idea is to have two similars planes and fly in aerobatic formation.
Please tell me if you have for sale your Skybolt
Kind regards
 

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Sold. Thanks to all those who inquired!
 

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