Cygnet project available

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dickc

Member
From estate sale, wings, fuselage ,landing gear, tail feathers, plans, Hapi Cygnet #407, unfinished nice workmanship.
We're working on making sure the plans are complete and soforth.

dickc

in2flight

Member
in what area is it located?

Victor Bravo

Well-Known Member
Judging by his username it may be Dick in KC, perhaps (total wild-guess) it's possibly Dick Starks from the KC Dawn Patrol.\

Or it could be someone named Dick C.

dickc

Member
Hi, all 20 sheets of plans are there,(here).
I'm Dick C, from New England. I'll be getting some pix today.
It's gas welded, needs a detail inspection as a few spots look like they were tacked and not finished.
Workmanship is very good, Bob Welsh was the follows name, maybe he was online?

dick c

Jay Kempf

Curmudgeon in Training (CIT)
Where in New England?

dickc

Well I got some interest in the Cygnet project but no follow thru, if you emailed me please chk your spam folder. Again Hapi Cygnet for sale, fuselage all welded, wings about ready to cover all tail feathers, and landing gear. Don't have struts. $1500 or so, Rowley Massachusetts. 508-two six nine-4941 fly2kads Well-Known Member HBA Supporter It might be a good thing that's 1,839 miles away.... 103 Well-Known Member Well I got some interest in the Cygnet project but no follow thru, if you emailed me please chk your spam folder. Again Hapi Cygnet for sale, fuselage all welded, wings about ready to cover all tail feathers, and landing gear. Don't have struts.$1500 or so, Rowley Massachusetts. 508-two six nine-4941 View attachment 90351 View attachment 90352 View attachment 90353
That is an extrodianary value quick built Cygnet project. Matt Long this is your bird! Matt Naiva Steward ofCygnet SF2A Nx237F

akwrencher

Well-Known Member
HBA Supporter
Wish you were on the west coast.....the price is great but the shipping to Alaska, ouch.....

dickc

Member
Alaska? Maybe I could deliver it...

jaroot

New Member
Is the cygnet still available? What are you looking to get for it?

Victor Bravo

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DickC, if you don't get a buyer from this forum (although you really should), you can find a local EAA chapter that has gotten their 501 (c) 3 tax designation as a charitable organization and donate it to them for a tax write-off.

If yu contact Viking they may be able to give you an approximate retail value for what THEY would charge to sell you a Cygnet quick built kit in this condition.

Then have your accountant takae that letter from Viking, de-value their retail price number by 25% because it is not brand new from Viking, and use that final number as the donation value.

Victor Bravo

Well-Known Member
No, the period after the word "struts" means that the next sentence with the price in it is a separate subject

And the materials for the struts are far far less than $1500, especially since you don't need streamlined 4130... you can use round tube with wood or foam streamline fairings. Victor Bravo Well-Known Member If DickC wanted to come out to sunny AZ for a while he could park his RV for free in our backyard.....well, that is if he brings a certain Cygnet project with him...... Capital idea ! As they say on late night infomercial TV... "That's a$1500 value right there... but wait, we're not done yet!"

Dick can experience the joy of "snowbirding" and the majestic beauty of Arizona. What a splendid opportunity to drive through interesting places without chains on the tires.

If he's clever, he can make part of the trip through Quartzsite AZ when they have the big gemstone and lapidary show, it's an incredible moment when this sleepy little town has the population go up by 10X or 20X.

Anybody know whether that derelict Beech 18 is still there in Quartzsite at that private strip?

BoKu

Pundit
HBA Supporter
Material for aluminium struts from Carlson would probably run around \$300.

TerryM76

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HBA Supporter
Ah yes, Quartzsite........I am not sure that private strip is there anymore.....no signs of derelict aircraft such as the Beech 18 mentioned or the BD-5 on top of the restaurant. There was an F9F panther for a couple of years in the dirt. When we drive out to Tehachapi I always look to see whats out there but sadly I see no signs of aircraft nowadays.

Victor Bravo

Well-Known Member
Bummer. If Burning Man can have an airport then so can the gem show.

The airstrip that had the Beech was just north of the interstate at the west end of town IIRC. Wait a minute, a signal is coming in from the ether...