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Grumpy Cynic
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Not mine - belongs to my brother that is now short of hangar space. Located at KCPR Casper Wy.
Believe it is a '46. Just can't remember - it's been around 40 years since I helped my brother restore it the first time. When I asked him for details this was his response:

"Was asking 17k. Less than 2000 hours TT. Only about 120 SMOH but it was done in the 70's. Shielded mags, ceconite with Randolph dope. Aux tank. Lots of spares."

It is flown semi regularly and a fresh annual may be an option.
Contact him for details: GorgonC3 at hot mail
Or PM me for his Ph#

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Derswede

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Cute airplane. Too far for me, but I have been looking at its older brother locally. Jan 1946 manuf., 65 Conti, no electrical. Owner's wife said "No more hand propping!" Funny, he still has both of his. Don't know why she objected!

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Chilton

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Cute airplane. Too far for me, but I have been looking at its older brother locally. Jan 1946 manuf., 65 Conti, no electrical. Owner's wife said "No more hand propping!" Funny, he still has both of his. Don't know why she objected!

Derswede
Sounds like time to trade in the wife!
 

Doran Jaffas

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Not mine - belongs to my brother that is now short of hangar space. Located at KCPR Casper Wy.
Believe it is a '46. Just can't remember - it's been around 40 years since I helped my brother restore it the first time. When I asked him for details this was his response:

"Was asking 17k. Less than 2000 hours TT. Only about 120 SMOH but it was done in the 70's. Shielded mags, ceconite with Randolph dope. Aux tank. Lots of spares."

It is flown semi regularly and a fresh annual may be an option.
Contact him for details: GorgonC3 at hot mail
Or PM me for his Ph#

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Where in Michigan is this? I'm in Michigan.
 

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Grumpy Cynic
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I think it says Casper Wyoming
You are correct. I-25 and the middle of nowhere. Don't know where the Michigan part crept in?

My brother should have lost the hangar for the 175 today. He can keep it tied down for a while but would prefer it be in his hangar. Just isn't room for both.
 

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Grumpy Cynic
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He has a Cessna 175 also. It is better plane for his instructor activities. The Aeronca is mostly just for fun and my nephew has a Lucombe for taildragger instruction.
Hangar space is starting to get a little tight* so something has to go.

* Still no where as tight as other places. He was using the hangar for the 175 for free so the lease holder could comply with the airport boards requirement that hangars actually have at least one airplane in them. It is all pretty political. The FBO wants to build new hangars but the county doesn't want to permit that while the county owned hangars are storing boats and other non aviation things.
 

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Grumpy Cynic
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I flew with him in the 175 last weekend. I too was kind of impressed.
It still is pretty much like other 172s in that I think they handle like a flying '60 station wagon but in some ways better. I'd never flown a 172 with manual flaps before........more like the station wagon with no power steering. :eek:
 
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