- Jan 27, 2012
- Glendale, CA
That thing should be hanging from the ceiling of a Crackerbarrel or put the right wheels on it to run on that "twin silver line", sort of a steam-punk flying locomotive.I spit tea all over my keyboard when I saw Harley Davidson and 125 hp on the same data plate. I can't imagine a sub 100 hp engine trying to drag a 3000 pound plane around on the backside of the drag curve. The pooch pulling the Grinch's loaded sleigh came to mind.
Hmmmm......VB, you know I need an A-65 for my Luscombe project......I would eventually go broke if I hang around you too much. Still need to sell property out here soon and then I can support my bad habits again.This one was previously listed several months ago for $3000, I posted it on this thread, and now it's listed again at 2500. The engine alone is worth this price. Somebody will get a pretty good bargain here, unless it's all rusted to s**t and termite-eaten.
Stits Flut-R-Bug with A-65
Wow, that Iskra was a steal! I hope the winning bidder came through with real money.
Iskras really have a distinctive and appealing appearance compared to the other jet trainers we often see available......too bad I can't afford to feed it.....or maybe it's a good thing. It would be fun to just light it up and enjoy that mellow turbine sound and smell. I'm sure my neighbors would love it too...Wow, that Iskra was a steal! I hope the winning bidder came through with real money.
I had a Port-o-Port hangar for several yrs. in the '90's. It was a pretty good shelter. They can't be towed very far (maybe to the other side of the airport) but can be disassembled and loaded on a truck or trailer. The framework bolts together. Those springs on the center overhead door break with regularity but I found the company that took over parts support and they seem to have an unlimited supply of springs.Here's an unusual find...mobile aircraft hangars!
I have seen these from a distance while going to and from the state park nearby. I didn't realize they could be hitched up and hauled off! Sounds like they need to be moved soon. If I had a place to park one, I would take a closer look.
They are tough too. Many years ago we pulled one out of a muddy bean field with a tow strap and a 4x4 pickup. The owner had made a forced landing after flaming the engine out doing acro and put it in a freshly planted field. We winched it up on a flatbed truck and towed it about 10 miles to the airport, washed off 50# of mud, gave it an inspection and found it was good to go. There was no damage. I've never seen a Temco TT Pinto jet up close so I'm curious if the Iskra is a carbon copy or was beefed up in any way other than engine power.Iskras really have a distinctive and appealing appearance compared to the other jet trainers...
I'd be careful.Hey guys... here's at least 3/4 of a Mini-Max for what looks like a hundred bucks !?!?!