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Doug S
 Post subject: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:27 pm 
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There is a T-18 near me for sale. I don't know much about it other than
O-360, CS prop, std wing built without flaps, has been sitting 5 years - Owner is asking $20K
Anyone interested, I can find out more.


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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:16 pm 
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Unfortunately, there are 2 maybe 3 others on Barnstormers right now that fall into that same category.
This one at your place...Sitting 5 years may make his Lycoming a decent 'core' for rebuild. Same with the prop- and that would be if it's a B hub . Other than that, It might be difficult to find parts value in the rest of it. Just a shame to see them sit.


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KWK
 Post subject: Re: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:03 pm 
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... O-360, CS prop, std wing built without flaps...


That'll touch down hot.


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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:43 pm 
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Cheap is a relative term until you start to peel away the layers on the onion ! :P BOOM !

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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Landing attitude changes a bit but the speed is only about 5 mph higher, I flew my old airplane with the flaps caged for quite a while. It's not a big deal at all, zero flaps make it lighter too.

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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:36 pm 
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I landed yesterday no flap in the monster. I'll do that if the winds are kicking. No big deal at all.
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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:22 am 
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TH - "...Sitting 5 years may make his Lycoming a decent 'core' for rebuild. Same with the prop- and that would be if it's a B hub"

Not necessarily ... my old red airplane sat for over 10 years, general mtx and some new oil and she fired right up and still runs as is today.

As far as the "B" hub conversation goes, that's an fed enforced expenditure, nothing wrong with the original hub at all. Just care for it properly.

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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Cheap Thorp
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:25 pm 
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I fly around in my Little Monster and remain calm , no flaps , no pants ! ???

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