For Sale Wittman Tailwind Ferriable C-85 $4000 !

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  1. Jun 24, 2019 #1

    Victor Bravo

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    OK my fellow bargain-hunting bozos, The Great L. Cheapo presents a most generous gift...

    Somebody is probably going to be very happy to get this. If I had the dough I'd be all over this.

    I have no financial interest in this sale, and nothing to do personally with the aircraft. Take this airplane away for the positively subterranean price of $4000.00 !

    This evening a friend of mine turned me on to a "hangar clean-out" sale, there's a pretty darn good looking Tailwind in there. It is apparently a W-8, which is the original wing without the large trapezoidal tips. But still a very very capable and classic aircraft. Many of these have had the later wingtips added to the existing wing, and get a significant performance boost. The Tailwind is always the best bang for the buck in a performance homebuilt. (Jim Rust's O-320 Tailwind, just about the best of the breed, embarrasses RV-4's, 6's and 7's on a daily basis)

    Continental C-85 with electric start, 3 blade propeller. I DO NOT have any airframe/engine times, compressions, or other detailed info.

    There had been one reported incident of water incursion into the wing, which was drained and looked at. Fortunately the airplane is in the dry warm Arizona desert, so there wouldn't be water in there for very long.... but definitely absolutely certainly look at it closely again before making any assumptions. It has been in a covered hangar as seen in the photo.

    Located at AZ50 airport, a really nice private strip 25 miles south of Hoover Dam on the AZ side of the river. North of Kingman on Highway 95 (AZ highway 95, not US 95)

    Judging by the photo alone, this represents a fantastic bargain. Do NOT contact me, I'm not involved with this except that I want to see one of you bums get this and put it back into the air.

    Contact Bill Reid 702-581-2022, and if he asks you can tell him that the other Bill posted it on the Homebuilt Airplanes group. He has more photos and can put you in touch with the actual owner/seller of the Tailwind.

    Tailwind AZ50-1.JPG
     
  2. Jun 24, 2019 #2

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    Time, money and space......

    Why do all of the good deals pop up when one of my resources is low!?
     
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    Oh very very tempting...
     
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    Thank goodness it’s more than 400 miles away. Beat that plane on efficiency and cost.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2019 #5

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    Obviously a scam because we all know "cheap airplanes are impossible".

    Hope somebody grabs this!
     
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    I wish I could, but being newly retired and learning to manage on a pension, and knowing that ANY airplane I could afford will doubtless need many more dollars put into it before I'd be satisfied, I'll stick with the boat restoration project.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2019 #7

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    Cheap airplanes are out there. They just require cash. I doubt this guy takes plastic. Money talks, etc.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2019 #8

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    Showed this to my wife last night and told her it's a good thing we don't live in the lower 48, instead of a driveway full of cars we would have a couple barns full of airplane projects......just too many good deals. Add another 5k plus to get it up here though......
     
  9. Jun 25, 2019 #9

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    Horse-puckey:) The guy who bought my Tcraft took it back to Fairbanks for about 100 or 150 gallons of gas.

    He did have five grand worth of balls, I will give him that !
     
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    So tempted. Go visit my father come home with a W8

    Win Win.
     
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    I just had a friend buy a Stinson 10A in Texas and fly it to south west Alaska.
    Lots of reasons to do it depending on what stage of your life you are in..... adventure, builds time, saves money, because you can, because someone said you can't ....
     
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    Long ferry flights in a strange to you airplane are always an adventure. Sometimes to much of an adventure. Sometimes you wish you were safe and sound at home in bed.
     
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    Did you learn that one the hard way Pops? And was it at night over the mountains? :eek:
     
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    I covered that :p


     
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    No, not over mountains at night, but every airplane that I ever flew always had an engine roughness when over mountains at night :)
    Vectored into a bad storm cell at night time. Didn't think I would see another sunrise, etc, etc.
     
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    Thing is, I don't have my ppl yet. Don't really want to go crossing borders without that.....the flight itself doesn't intimidate me too much.
     
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    Just think of it as xcountry time and tailwheel checkout!

    Why don't I ever run across deals when I want one?
     
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    Looks like it has some dihedral. I wonder why.
     
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    Because if it looks right, it flies right!
     
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    TW's built according to plan are supposed to have zero dihedral.
     

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