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Skybolt Purchase Advice

Crank73

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Hello everyone. I have been looking for a biplane for the last 2 months or so. I have had my sights set on a Starduster Too, located at my local airport. Unfortunately that Starduster is no longer for sale, but I did hesitate buying it because it did not have certain creature comforts that I would like to have.
I understand that the Skybolt is not a Pitts, but I am looking for an aircraft that would primarily be used to perform moderate aerobatics, and airplane that can be thrown around from time to time. I would also like this aircraft to have heat (Cold winter up here in Canada). Lights for night VFR would be bonus, but not a show stopper.
The reason I am posting is because I have come across a Skybolt on Barnstormers. It was posted on 31 August and is located in Longmont Colorado for 52000.
I have read a couple of post in here saying that the plans changed in 93. This one was completed in 87.
I feel that this particular aircraft would meet my needs but would like to seek any advice wrt things I should be looking for prior to pulling the trigger as well as politely ask if this is a fair price.
Are there any builders in here that live relatively close to Longmont that may be interested in a pre buy?
I would appreciate any help or guidance.


 

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