can you send any pics of the problem covering?,,thanks,jim
: Hi, HUC folks,
: I am posting this for my husband, Jim
: Maxwell. He purchased Norm Brocklesby's
: finished but never-flown Airbike in July,
: 2008. The plane is in Concordia, KS (KCNK)
: where we spend the summers. We went back
: home to California right after we bought it.
: Last summer, Jim began getting it ready to
: be inspected by registering it with the FAA
: and getting an N number. Jim soon discovered
: (he's a retired A & P) that there was a
: problem with one of the wings. It appears
: the fabric shrank and pulled some of the
: underlying wood askew. (I think Kevin may
: have had a similar problem with his Mini Max
: Not being very interested in being an
: experimental airplane BUILDER, Jim's gotten
: pretty discouraged. Yeah, everyone says it's
: an "easy fix," but he's 76 years
: old and now has TWO planes in the hangar,
: and neither of them are ready to be flown.
: (By the way, he's finished the airframe on a
: Dream Classic, in case anyone's interested
: in it! We'd love to sell it CHEAP to someone
: willing to finish it. The workmanship on
: both planes is wonderful.)
: Here's the deal: We got an INCREDIBLE price
: ($6,000) on the Airbike since we bought it
: from a fellow club member. We'd really like
: another HUC member to have the chance to get
: this plane flying. If someone would like to
: finish getting it ready for the
: airworthiness inspection and will come get
: it in Kansas, we'll sell it for half of what
: we paid. So our firm, non-negotiable price
: is $3,000. It's got a 40 horsepower Mosler
: (which is a half VW) engine. It also comes
: with snow skis that Norm made.
: I'd like to clean out both hangars as soon
: as possible and get a used Part 103 legal
: (preferred) or licensed LSA that is being
: flown right now and needs NO repairs.
: More photos are here:
: Click on "Dream Classic and TEAM
: If anyone's interested, send an email or
: give us a call no later than the end of
: July. We'll also be at the July 24th HUC
: meeting in Aurora.
: You can reach Jim at (785) 614-1861.
: My cell is (785) 534-0621.
: The house is (760) 592-6345.
: Sioux Stoeckle (pronounced Sue)
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