No, I probably wouldn't do it. I'd dearly love to fly N2850K again... but I don't think I love the Luscombe enough to put all the effort into rebuilding one. I'd certainly join a partnership built around a Luscombe 8 in a heartbeat, but restoring an airplane almost seems to be as much (or possibly more) effort than building one from scratch. And if I'm going to put that much effort into something then I'd want it to be "perfect" for me... which means I'd want to change things... and that sort of thing doesn't go over well with the FAA.Hey Roy:
Would you rebuild one (8E) if you had the opportunity for a good price?
What are the weights on your O-200 8E? Sounds like the 8A/A-65 was pretty light with minimal electrics. Sky-Tec is the preferred starter from all reports.[/QOUTE]
900 lbs with full electrical, gyros, Cleveland wheels and brakes, C-150 seats, shoulder harnesses, pneumatic tailwheel, tail pull handle, split cowl.
If I can figure out how to post pictures not on a web site with this new interface, sure. If not, I'll email them to you.Any chance you could post some photos, especially engine compartment and panel?
Adjustability to suit a wider range of pilotsIs there a reason the original Luscombe seats were replaced with 150 rails and seats?
Hit 'Go Advanced' then click the 'paperclip' to attach pictures..If I can figure out how to post pictures not on a web site with this new interface, sure. If not, I'll email them to you.