I have a long term project going (two seat biplane) and a light single seater for cheap flying round the patch about halfway done - what am I doing buying the remains of a Fairchild 24R!??!?! Yes, after not sleeping all night trying to talk myself out of it, I decided to pay the very reasonable asking price. I took a look at it at Flabob; as advertised it was a basket case - fuselage and landing gear fairly complete, only one wing (very bad) usable for patterns and hardware. Tail surfaces, struts, cowlings. No engine. But the fuselage alone looked good, almost all the stuff is there, including the wood (again, good for patterns). I love any airplane that has at least 20% of its empty weight in the landing gear and the Fairchild's is truly impressive! 6.50x 10 tires and the size of the tubing is mindboggling. This is an airplane the same gross weight as a 172, but it dwarfs the Cessna. I have never heard anyone say one bad thing about the 24's and the fact that Ranger engines are still out there to be had at almost reasonable prices finally swayed me. So if you have a barn full of 24R parts (maybe a right wing?) or any odds and ends that may be useful to me and useless to you, drop me a line. Pictures coming soon.