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Sam vier
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#1 Posted: 4/25/2011 20:51:18

Well first of all I am new to the forums but I have been flying for about 3 years. I love it and want to buy my own plane but do not know where to start. I would love to have an aerobat but it seems they are more pricey than most others?? What I am looking for is a cheep (under 10k) aircraft either aerobatic preferably, or something with tundra tires as I live near a lot of awesome flyable grass strips and other great areas to explore. I also love the VariEze type of aircraft that is fast and fuel easy on fuel. Essentially I just want something cheep, no need for luxury. Is this possible? Any help is appreciated! This forum is great! Thanks!



Eric Sandifer
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#2 Posted: 4/27/2011 10:00:21

In that price range, I think you're looking at either a Phantom ultralight or possibly a cheaper Rans S-9.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLCcyXjIP8 



Nick Myers
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#3 Posted: 4/29/2011 09:09:05

I am admittedly not the best person to answer this question, but you might be able to find a nice Cessna 140 close to that price rage that would do well on your grass/dirt strips.  I used mine on some dirt/desert strips here in AZ...but it's not experimental.



Harvey Swack
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#4 Posted: 5/20/2011 14:53:52

Dear Sam,

One of the finest low cost aerobatic biplanes is the Baby "Lakes" I recognized that not everyone could afford to build the full size Great Lakes Sport Trainer so after finding a smaller version of it developed by Andrew(Barney) Oldfield  I offered the plans for it. I built my first one in 1972 and flew it many years with minimum maintenance. I tell people it can be described as" Champagne performance on a Beer pocket book "and  that describes it well. It is an open cockpit Biplane with an overhauled 80 hp Continental engine. The one I have is brand new and has 8 hours flying time on it. I am selling it for the owner who lost his medical and it needs additional hours to be flown off.  The FAA says they would allow a person to obtain a ferry permit to fly it home. I have reduced the price to $10,000 from $15,000. If you are interested then write me at hswack@aol.com and I'll send you more details. Quickly,  it weighs 485 pounds,Cruises 118 mph, climbs 1500 plus fpm and is stressed for 9 positive and negative. It is lots of fun to fly and you can do an annual inspection in one hour!

Harvey Swack



Curt Burris
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#5 Posted: 6/22/2011 18:46:56 Modified: 6/22/2011 18:48:02

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