Can anyone help me identify this aircraft?

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I need help identifying and possibly getting an estimate on how much this --> http://imgur.com/a/PIJB1ZQ plane would sell for.
For some background, I inherited this plane from my grandfather who bought it from a friend of his. I have no place to store it so I am trying to sell it. It would be sold with the trailer included.
I am a fish out of water in this field, I know next to nothing. I posted it onto reddit but no conclusions were really reached. There is no paperwork with it, and it is quite old and ratty, so I can't imagine it's worth much.
 

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Not a real old plane, looks like an ultralight made to look sorta like a Piper Cub.
 

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Looks very much like a J-3 "Kitten" or an N3 Pup, from Preceptor in N.C. (out of business...for reason). Looks a bit weathered, how long has it been outside? Will most likely need recover on all surfaces and an engine rebuild. If you could find a mechanic near you, he would be able to inspect and give you some better info. There are a couple of similar airplanes around here, the owners seem to like them. The J-3 is a time proven design.

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Agree, the full length, tapered ailerons should make it easy to identify whether or not it's from plans/kit or a one-off.

How much would it sell for? Probably ~$500. The trailer is the bulk of that value.
 

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Agreed...not quite a Cub replicat from the shape of the rudder and ailerons but definitely ultralight-style construction. You might also consider a donation to a local vocational school, it could certainly be restored for static display and then put in a museum or hung from the roof somewhere.
 

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If it's light enough to be a plausible part 103 aircraft, that might help a lot in reducing the paperwork. That would be 254 lbs or less. At least for law abiding pilots.
 

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I need help identifying and possibly getting an estimate on how much this --> http://imgur.com/a/PIJB1ZQ plane would sell for.
For some background, I inherited this plane from my grandfather who bought it from a friend of his. I have no place to store it so I am trying to sell it. It would be sold with the trailer included.
I am a fish out of water in this field, I know next to nothing. I posted it onto reddit but no conclusions were really reached. There is no paperwork with it, and it is quite old and ratty, so I can't imagine it's worth much.
Do you know if it ever flew?

Also are you able to identify the engine? I looks like an opposed twin. Perhaps if you remove some of the metal from around the engine, some of the people here maybe able to identify it.

Richard
 

Jim Chuk

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As far as the engine goes, did anyone besides Hirth ever make an opposed twin engine 2 stroke of this size? It looks like their 50 HP engine to me from what I can see. JImChuk
 

Victor Bravo

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You can probably get between $1000 and $2000 for it on the open market (eBay, Barnstormers) as a guess. At least 2/3 of that value is the engine, and I have no idea what that specific engine is worth. It is definitely a major rebuild project but there are people who lik doing this, and when the airplane is rebuilt it will likely be a perfectly good little ultralight.
 

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If it's in American Fork, that is between home and work for me. I could check it out if somebody wants a local look. I haven't done any aircraft wood or welding work, so not super qualified.
 
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