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leewwalton
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:53 am 
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99.9% sure that is not a wide body, definitely not a C wing .. and doubt very much it has the Sunderland Airfoil.

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chadmaisel2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:38 am 
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Guess I'll find out tomorrow, FWIW this was from the previous owner last year when it was for sale:

"This T-18 was built by a former employee of Grumman Aircraft incorporating both the desirable Sunderland wide body modification and the Sunderland LDS-4-212 modified airfoil from John Thorp's original 63-412. Expanded Main fuel tank capacity = *32 gallons (not the standard 29)
+ 2 x 12 gallon aux wing tanks total fuel = 56 gallons"

It doesn't matter to me either way as my previous thorp was just a standard T-18, and at this price seems like a good deal.

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chadmaisel2
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:08 pm 
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The plane is a wide body so I would assume also the sunderland airfoil FYI.


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DrDrift
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:49 pm 
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For reference, I just posted an ad for this airplane on Barnstormers:

https://barnstormers.com/ad_detail.php?id=1515452

I'm trying to help the owner get the airplane sold so (A) he can buy something more suited to his home field and (B) so we can get another Thorp flying actively.


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oldarmy
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:37 pm 
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Any chances of more photos of the interior? Does anyone know more about this airplane?


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chadmaisel2
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:12 pm 
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I went and looked at it. For the right person this should be a great plane, 360 with low hours, engine monitor, fuel flow, wing tanks, wide body. Panel is dated but not outdated, seats are dirty but probably cleanable. Needs some tweaking but that's where the right person comes in (not me;)) Paint job looks good from about 6' but up closer lots of flaws. Ed's a great a knowledgeable guy and has made some improvements but my OCD got the better of me and I had to pass on it. If it was $20k I would buy it even now that I already have another thorp, I figure the prop and engine are worth more than that.


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leewwalton
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:45 pm 
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Has anyone seen this airplane in person? I have a guy interested would like to get an idea on what it looks like up close.

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chadmaisel2
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:27 pm 
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I have, see my previous comment. It's a little rough and has been tinkered with but for the money and right person it's probably a good deal.


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leewwalton
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:33 pm 
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Thanks Chad ... can you clarify what’s been tinkered with on it?

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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:02 pm 
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The hair on the back of my neck slowly starts to rise when an airplane is for sale and it states "it is a little rough and has been tinkered with !" ??? Much like a realtor who sez I have this great house that is a gem in the rough and just needs a little TLC ! BAZINGA ! :o

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chadmaisel2
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:54 pm 
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I will PM you the info.


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DrDrift
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:25 am 
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This airplane has finally been sold. I received an email from Ed indicating that a young man from Kentucky just bought it. As Chad mentioned, hopefully it's the right airplane for the right person and we'll eventually see it at Thorp gatherings and Fly Ins.

Congrats to the new owner!


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chadmaisel2
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:17 pm 
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I bet they got one hell of a good deal on that.


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