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Airplane For Sale Savoia Marchetti S-56-B Hull

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Tiger Tim

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Looks like a work of art but I’m a little surprised to see no limber holes. Do seaplanes not have those for balance reasons or something?
 

Victor Bravo

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That's beautiful!

Bill, go buy that immediately, and call ScaleBirdsScott from the car while you're on your way to get the hull.

If you buy that fuselage and the engine, I will contribute the spruce for the spars... my EAA chapter has wood sitting in a hangar, and I will absolutely abuse my position as a chapter graybeard to put that spar stock in your hands.

That airplane will be an absolute delight to behold.
 

jedi

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To the future owner of this fine project.

I have several sheets of plywood in the Seattle that need a new home.

The are already loaded on a delivery truck. There is more than shown below. Nearly full sheet (4x8) of 1/64 Burch 3 ply.

Also large sheets of Kevlar and carbon honey comb panels from Boeing as in floor panels.

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Tench745

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Looks like a work of art but I’m a little surprised to see no limber holes. Do seaplanes not have those for balance reasons or something?
I think I see limber holes; little square cutouts either side of the keel timber when looking from the front.
 

ScaleBirdsScott

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I wouldn't balk at someone wanting to go with a Verner but I'd think if putting in all that work maybe a classic like a Kinner or Scarab is a good option?
 
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