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WISC
 Post subject: t-18 project on ebay
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:53 pm 
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Someone might be interested
http://www.ebay.com/itm/experimental-pl ... s_Aircraft


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Bill Williams
 Post subject: Re: t-18 project on ebay
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:46 am 
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It has the rounded firewall like the ones being built in Atlanta years ago by Martin Marrietta workers.


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leewwalton
 Post subject: Re: t-18 project on ebay
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Yep, that one's been offered up for sale for going on 5 years now. No one seems to want it.

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dan
 Post subject: Re: t-18 project on ebay
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:55 pm 
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Just might make a good project.....Dan


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 Post subject: Re: t-18 project on ebay
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:01 pm 
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This is a special one!

-fuselage look longer?
-is it a 4 places or 2+2 T-18?
-I see no flaps on the center section or on the photos?

Somebody has more info about this project?
A good start for a second Thorp project put a lot of road between Florida to Montreal!

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Bill Williams
 Post subject: Re: t-18 project on ebay
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:14 pm 
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I believe you will find this is an old Thorp. It was built back when JT had not finished the plans and the builders at Martin Marrietta were building faster than John was drawing the plans. So, they made up there own drawings, hence the rounded fuselage and no flaps. The very early Thorps did not have flaps. There use to be one here at Plant City Airport several years ago. I think this would be more than a project, maybe a donor for some one.


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 Post subject: Re: t-18 project on ebay
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:20 pm 
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Excellent Bill!
Do you know if it's a four place aircraft or is just the canopy was "enlarge" the fuselage?

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Bill Williams
 Post subject: Re: t-18 project on ebay
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It is a two place, the canopy design makes it look longer. You have to remember that this was before builders started enclosing the cockpit and canopy plastic was available.


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rjaeger
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:28 pm 
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I stopped by and looked at that project and it's not worth anything more than scrap. The dimensions are not per plans meaning the wings attach points are more than an inch off from standard to match the wider fuselage they built. The rudder had a couple of loose rivets in it and the horizontal stab. is closed up and I doubt it has the doubler in it.


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