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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:44 pm 
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Flew into Flabob Airport this last Saturday to get my sacred tax exemption form signed off and found this T-18CW tied down on the ramp . N551CM originally build by Mr. Clark . Appears it has not flown in awhile based upon the protective layer of dust/dirt on the paint . I originally saw it at the Chino airport when I met Tom Steury and helped him remove the wings for an inspection . It appeared at KVIS one year flown by Tom and then I saw pics of it after it had been involved in some sort of ground incident and was in a salvage yard in AZ (I think ?) Hopefully some one is flying this AC , It had a big arse motor and C/S prop the last time I saw it . Anyone know who owns it now ? ???

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:31 pm 
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Hi Rich, If that's the airplane I think it is. It was taken to Flabob at Farwest Aviation for Jan Buttermore to repair after it went up on it's nose. If that's it -a guy named Robert Cringely owns it. He's in Santa Rosa and was having a tough time getting the guy at Flabob to finish the airplane. It was supposed to have the Trusty tail spring installed, but the photos don't seem to show that. He had also purchased GT prop blades- but the prop seems to be a standard hartzell.

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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:13 pm 
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The first pic posted is from KVIS prior to the ground mishap . This pic is from Flabob prior to when I saw it and appears clean and ready to fly ?

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Lou
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:33 pm 
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I believe terry is mostly correct. I understand there is some issue of money.
Corona Chris knows about this plane.

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