For Sale Mystery Homebuilt Glider $500 Craigslist

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  1. Jun 18, 2019 #1

    Victor Bravo

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    All right you mugs... somebody on the upper left part of the country better get this:

    https://eugene.craigslist.org/avo/d/eugene-home-built-glider/6904913335.html

    No idea what this is, judging from the fabric nose maybe a TG-1 Cinema ??? Tail surfaces don't look like typical old Schweizer, so the 1-19 is out. An old old old Briegleb BG-6?

    One of you cheapskates better man up and plunk down the five hundred, this may be a good barn find.
     
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    Hmmm...The stub fin ahead of the horizontal stabilizer looks right for a Schweitzer 1-7, but the horizontal tail itself does not. The tail placement doesn't look right for either a TG-1 or a BG-6, either. Dang, I may have to break out my old books later.

    Definitely worth checking out!
     
  3. Jun 19, 2019 #3

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    Either a woodstock which must use doug fir for the spars or a duster J1B I believe. Both have excellent specs.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/CS1tJHgznPc7SSsb9
     
  4. Jun 19, 2019 #4

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    I'm going to look at it. I'll report back
     
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    No, neither of those. It's almost certainly some sort of one-off. The horizontal stabilizer looks a bit like LK10 parts, so we might find that it's made up out of cut-down surplus training glider parts from WWII.
     
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    I thought of the LK-10 looking at the stabilizer and wing panels too. But the cockpit looks like a high wing or high shoulder wing with high cockpit rails on the side. That is what led me away from the LK-10.

    I sure wish Raul Blacksten or Doug Byard were on this forum, we'd have an answer in a NY second. Danny Pierson might know but he is not often online.

    I tried sending Ross Briegleb an e-mail through his website, asking if it looks like one of the early BG series, but I have no idea how often he checks that e-mail.

    Bill H thank you for going. If you don't want it then please feel free to spread the word in the vintage saialplane community. Somebody will want to save this. I also sent this to Wayne Spani (a well known vintage glider guy)
     
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    Ok.....Doug Fronius or Jeff Byard?
     
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    Either one will work :)

    I meant Jeff, but I managed to mangle it all up.

    I plead brain damage, resulting from watching too many adult films.
     
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    I hear that!

    Hope to see you and those other knowledgeable folks on Labor Day weekend this year.
     
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    Will be there unless I'm six feet under
     
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    I emailed Robin Ried who lives in the area & is very involved with the gliders at Independence airport.
    He replied it's a home-built with a wooden fuselage, and he wouldn't fly it. So I think I'll pass on looking at it.
    Bill
     
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    Almost looks like a ULF-1 with differences
     
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    If Robin says he wouldn't fly it, that's enough for me.
     
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    Family and I are at the coast for the weekend. Turns out we apparently drove "right past" it on the way here. I contacted the seller to try to stop by on the way home.

    The asking price had been reduced to $375 on Craigslist. Turns out he messaged me back that it is sold. I'm disappointed to not have the chance to see it.

    So, VB, you've gotten at least part of your wish. Some "mug" ended up with it, we just don't know if it was an HBA "mug". LOL

    Mike(y) Bynum
     
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