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Wood Airframe plans wanted.

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Marshall Lowry
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#1 Posted: 6/16/2010 06:38:37

Ello all,

 

I normally specialize in wood airframes, and I am finding plans difficult to secure for some of the older designs. So I thought perhaps if anyone has a set or three laying around I would appreciate possibley selling (or donating) them to me?  Please send a message with what you have and what you are asking,  We are looking to starting some workshops and a school around wood aircraft design, restoration and new construction, and I would like to preserve as many of the old drawings as possible. Anyting is of interest from Flea designs up! . Thank you.


goggles



Ed More
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#2 Posted: 6/18/2010 22:00:56

Hello Marshall,

I have a set of Sorrell SNS-2 , Guppy, plans around the house somewhere. This is a small negative stagger biplane with Cushman two cylinder engine of 18 HP. Also, I have two Ritz Standard kits to sell at 10% on the dollar with many extras. The kits are totally complete save liquids. One kit was started with a fuselage boxed, one fin, and one set of wing ribs, and wing spars made up. There is a building jig with all structures lofted and cleats installed included. It is a truck load as all parts are out of the shipping boxes. This is an all wood fabric covered ultralight design parasol with pusher setup. Three props are included as is engines, belt drive, and even instruments. I was a Ritz dealer at one time. There are complete sets of hardware ready to install with the kits. The Ritz Tongue-In-Slot construction method is used throughout and was carried on by Loehle. I'm 75 now and will never get to these projects. Original cost $5k so all  for $500 is the deal. Location is Windsock Village in West Ossipee, NH (northeast of Lake Winneapausaukee ans south of Conway, NH)   edwinrmore@juno.com



EdM from NH
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#3 Posted: 6/18/2010 22:45:50
Marshall Lowry wrote:

 


I normally specialize in wood airframes, and I am finding plans difficult to secure for some of the older designs. So I thought perhaps if anyone has a set or three laying around I would appreciate possibley selling (or donating) them to me?  Please send a message with what you have and what you are asking,  We are looking to starting some workshops and a school around wood aircraft design, restoration and new construction, and I would like to preserve as many of the old drawings as possible. Anyting is of interest from Flea designs up! .

If you're an EAA member, you can download the complete instructions for building Pete Bowers' Fly Baby.   Go to the "Members Only" tab, select "Sport Aviation Archives", and hit "Search Back Issues".

Enter "Bowers" for the search term, click the "Author" selection, and make the search period from December 1962 to December 1965.  The 14-part series on Building the Fly Baby will be available.



Ron Wanttaja
Marshall Lowry
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#4 Posted: 6/19/2010 05:30:06

Ron! 

Wow very nice to see hear from you.  As it happens I have spent countless hours on your website and reading your articles etc. Thank you for all that you do for general aviation, you have inspired and educated more than you know.  One of my flight group has a Fly baby, infact it was through the flybaby site that I met him.

I had heard that there was an archive of the design, and the digital format is additionally wonderful. Thank you for the suggestion.  It is a fine example of a basic aircraft and one that will be refrenced for many years. 

 

Thank you so very much for you input, I hope to get your perspective on several of the designs and projects I am working on.

Again, I have spent a good bit of time following your work and study on homebuilt safety, and your webpages have fostered so many a wonderful saturday. - Marshall.



Marshall Lowry
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#5 Posted: 6/19/2010 05:34:28

Ed, thank you for your response.  I have looked at the Guppy and do have a set of drawings on file. IT is a wonderfully fun little aircraft.  At this time ( with SO many projects on the board) We are not in a position to take on your kits. But I am sure they would go in moments if posted on Barnstormers website.

-- M.