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1972 GRUMMAN AA-1A, APPROX 2700 TT, APPROX 900 SMOH,NICE CONDITION, SOME HAIL, NOT WRECKED, CHEAP !!
THE GRUMMAN AMERICAN 2 SEAT SERIES, AA-1, AA-1A AND AA-1B ARE PRODUCTION AIRPLANES, BUT NOT YOUR AVERAGE PRODUCTION AIRPLANES
IF YOU NOTICED BY LOOKING THAT THIS AIRPLANE SEEMS TO HAVE A LOT OF SIMILARITIES TO THE CURRENT CROP OF 2 SEAT SIDE BY SIDES FROM VANS AIRCRAFT, THE RV-6A, 7A, 9A OR 12, YOU WOULD BE RIGHT !
THE AA-1 AIRCRAFT WAS DESIGNED AS A HOMEBUILT, AND THEN PUT INTO VOLUME PRODUCTION AS A CERTIFIED AIRPLANE
SO THE SIZE IS LIKE AN RV, THE SLIDING CANOPY, WHICH GIVES GREAT VISIBILITY AND CAN BE LOCKED PARTIALLY OPEN FOR THAT OPEN AIR FEEL IS LIKE SOME RV"S, BUT BETTER. (SOME RV"S USE A TIP UP, AND THERE IS NO OPEN AIR FEELING AT ALL) THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT SINCE THE AA-1 SERIES IS COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED, THERE ARE STRICT QUALITY CONTROLS IN PLACE DURING ASSEMBLY, WHICH IS NOT THE CASE WITH THE RV OR ANY HOMEBUILT(THERE ARE SOME VERY GOOD BUILDERS, SOME FAIR, AND SOME VERY BAD)
STRICT PRODUCTION CONTROLS ALSO ALLOWS EASY PARTS INTERCHANGES FROM ONE AIRCRAFT TO ANOTHER, IF NECESSARY, SO MAINTENANCE IS CHEAP AND EASY.
LIKE THE VANS RV SERIES, THE AA-1A IS A SLEEK AIRPLANE, WITHOUT EXPOSED RIVITS TO SLOW IT DOWN.
IN FACT, ON THE SAME HORSEPOWER, THE AA-1 SERIES IS ABOUT 20% FASTER THAN SIMILAR 2 SEATERS FROM PIPER AND CESSNA
THE "LOW COMPRESSION" 0-235 108 H.P. WAS DESIGNED FOR THE CHEAPER 80/87 OCTANE FUEL AVAILABLE IN THE 60"S AND 70"S, SO IT WORKS GREAT ON AUTO FUEL TODAY, MAKING THIS AIRPLANE SUPER ECONOMICAL TO OPERATE, OR OF COURSE IT WORKS FINE ON TODAYS 100 OCTANE AVIATION FUEL.
THIS AIRPLANE IS QUITE GOOD LOOKING, WITH MEDIUM METALLIC BLACK LOWER, WITH WHITE UPPER AND RED AND SILVER STRIPES BETWEEN, IN A PLEASING, EYE-CATCHING SCHEME
THE INTERIOR IS VERY SHARP, WITH TWO-TONE SEATS IN TAN AND BLACK.
(IM SORRY, BUT WE DIDN"T HAVE THE KEY THE DAY WE LOOKED AT THIS AIRPLANE AND SHOT THE PHOTOS, SO THE INTERIOR SHOTS ARE THROUGH THE WINDOW)
IF YOU ARE LOOKING THROUGH THE INCLUDED PHOTOS FOR ACCIDENT DAMAGE, YOU WON"T FIND ANY !!
THIS AIRPLANE WAS SITTING OUTSIDE WHEN IT SUSTAINED SOME HAIL PINGS.
NOT SERIOUS, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTOS. MOST OF THE PICTURES DON"T SHOW ANY HAIL, OR AT LEAST ONLY VERY TINY, VERY SCATTERED DENTS.
THERE ARE TWO SPOTS WHERE THERE IS ANY LARGER DAMAGE AT ALL.
THE RIGHT WING, CLOSE IN BY THE FUSELAGE, HAS A DENT FROM A PREVIOUS INCIDENT THAT WAS FILLED IN WITH LIGHTWEIGHT FILLER (BONDO) TO REPAIR, AND A HAILSTONE HIT RIGHT THERE AND CRACKED THE FILLER. AN EASY AND LEGAL REPAIR.
THERE IS ALSO A DENT ON THE METAL SPINNER THAT I AM LED TO BELIEVE WAS CAUSED BY A LARGER HAILSTONE, BUT THE OTHER PINGS ARE SO LIGHT, I AM SKEPTICAL, BUT THERE IS A DENT WHICH COULD BE POUNDED OUT, PRE-EXISTING OR NOT.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT"S ABOUT IT !!
NO BROKEN GLASS OR FIBERGLASS
NO SERIOUS DENTS
OVERALL GOOD LOOK
AND LOOK AT THAT ENGINE COMPARTMENT !!
BOTH THE ENGINE AND THE WHOLE FIREWALL/COMPARTMENT LOOK CLEAN ENOUGH TO EAT OFF OF.
THE ENGINE APPEARS TO BE VERY LOW TIME.
BUT WE CAN"T BE SURE !!
DURING THE DISCUSSION ON HOW TO SETTLE THE CLAIM FOR THE LIGHT HAIL DAMAGE, THE OWNER OF THE AIRCRAFT SENT THE LOGBOOKS AND PAPERWORK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR INSPECTION.
BUT THE INSURANCE COMPANY NEVER GOT THEM.
A LOT OF FINGER POINTING LATER, THE INSURANCE COMPANY ELECTED TO PAY FOR THE WHOLE THING DUE TO THE DIMINISHED VALUE WITH NO LOGBOOKS.
SO THIS AIRPLANE HAS A REPORTED 2,700 TT AIRFRAME AND 900 REPORTED HOURS SINCE MAJOR, BUT WE DON"T KNOW THAT FOR SURE, SORRY
I WOULD SURE BET THAT THAT ENGINE, AND THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT HAVE BEEN DETAILED IN THE LAST 100 HOURS OR LESS, BUT EVEN IF WE COULD PROVE THAT, IT STILL DOESN"T PROVE WHAT WAS DONE. !
THE AIRPLANE IS SOLD WITH A VALID FAA BILL OF SALE, SO IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL, BUT THE LOGBOOKS WILL HAVE TO BE STARTED FROM SCRATCH, OR FROM OTHER RECORDS YOU MAY DIG UP.
THE AIRPLANE APPEARS TO BE PERFECTLY FLYABLE, AND WAS FLOWN 100 NM SINCE THE HAIL EVENT, BUT A FERRY PERMIT SHOULD BE OBTAINED, AS THE DATE OF THE LAST ANNUAL CANNOT BE PROVEN.
ALL OF THIS HAPPENED IN LATE FALL, SO THE AIRPLANE HAS NOT BEEN SITTING LONG.
SOLD WITH ALL LATE STYLE COMPLETE FLIGHT AND ENGINE INSTRUMENTATION, AS SHOWN, ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING AVIONICS:
KING KMA 24 AUDIO PANEL WITH MARKER BEACONS
KING KX-170B NAV-COM WITH VOR INDICATOR
NARCO AT 150 TRANSPONDER WITH MODE "C" ENCODER
2 PLACE INTERCOM SYSTEM
TAKE A CHANCE ON THIS NICE AIRPLANE WITH NO AVAILABLE LOGS, AND SAVE A TON OF MONEY !!
GOOD BIDDING
AS WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT IS LOCATED IN CRYSTAL,MINNESOTA, NOT…….....TULSA,OK........ ..…….. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PERSONALLY ASSIST WITH THE REPAIR OR MOVING OF THIS AIRPLANE SORRY.
WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT DOES NOT OBTAIN REPAIR ESTIMATES, AS WE DO NOT REPAIR ANY OF OUR AIRPLANES. WE ONLY FACILITATE THE SALE OF REBUILDABLE AIRCRAFT TO THOSE DESIRING TO SAVE MONEY OR HAVE MORE AIRPLANE THAN OTHERWISE POSSIBLE FOR THE MONEY.
REPAIR OF ANY AIRCRAFT WILL DEPEND ON MANY FACTORS, SUCH AS AVAILABILITY OF USED PARTS, LABOR RATE OF THE REPAIR FACILITY, FAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRCRAFT, ETC. AND WE WOULD NEVER PRESUME TO ESTIMATE THIS NUMBER FOR A BUYER. BEWARE OF THOSE WHO OBVIOUSLY GIVE UNREALISTICALLY LOW "ESTIMATES" FOR THE REPAIR OF THE DAMAGED AIRCRAFT THEY SELL.
THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD WITH A LOW RESERVE, THEREFORE WE FULLY EXPECT THIS LISTING WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE CLOSE OF THIS AUCTION, SO BID EARLY AND BID HIGH. THERE WILL BE NO CHANCE TO BUY THIS ITEM LATER!!
AS WE SET OUR BUY-IT-NOW SO LOW, MANY OF OUR AIRPLANES SELL BY THIS METHOD BEFORE THE END OF THE AUCTION. DONT WAIT TOO LONG HOPING TO SNIPE IT AT THE END, AND BE DISAPPOINTED !
WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT INC IS THE #1 VOLUME SELLER IN THE USED AIRCRAFT MARKET!
WE ARE THE REAL BRICK AND MORTAR WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT YOU HAVE SEEN ADVERTISED ON PAGE 6 OF TRADE-A-PLANE, AT OUR BOOTHS AT OSHKOSH, SUN-AND-FUN, AOPA, AND ELSEWHERE FOR OVER 20 YEARS !!!!
WE HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, SO WHEN YOU BUY AN ITEM THROUGH EBAY FROM US, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT WE WILL LIST ALL ITEMS AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE, AND THAT WE WILL ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS TRUTHFULLY.
PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS THROUGH THE LISTING(ASK SELLER A QUESTION), BECAUSE THESE QUESTIONS GET ANSWERED IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER.
PLEASE DON"T ASSUME. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT ANY FACET OF ONE OF OUR LISTINGS, PLEASE ASK !
SO THAT ALL BIDDERS HAVE THE SAME INFORMATION,WE PREFER NOT TO ANSWER DETAIL QUESTIONS BY PHONE. OUR PHONE SALES STAFF HAS NO DIRECT KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITEMS ON EBAY.
DUE TO THE AUCTION FORMAT, IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR FOR THE HIGH BIDDER NOT TO BUY THE ITEM LISTED, SO TREAT YOUR BID LIKE A HANDSHAKE!!
YOUR BID IS NOT A RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL, BUT RATHER A CONTRACT TO BUY OUR AIRPLANE AT YOUR BID PRICE
SO BE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION, AND FUNDSIN PLACE.
A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $2,000 IS DUE WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE BID CLOSING. WE PREFER PAYPAL FOR THIS DEPOSIT, BUT IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PAYPAL, LET US KNOW, AND WE WILL HELP YOU FIND AN ALTERNATIVE.
THE BALANCE OF THE PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF BID CLOSE. THESE FUNDS CAN BE BY WIRE TRANSFER, BANK OR CASHIERS CHECK, CASH, OR ANY COMBINATION. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE BY TIME STATED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU HAVE VIEWED THE AIRCRAFT. BID ACCORDINGLY.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT THIS LISTING, AND BE SURE TO CLICK "SEE SELLERS OTHER AUCTIONS" OR SEARCH WENTWORTHAIRCRAFTINC IN SELLERS,FOR MORE ITEMS YOU NEED OR WANT!
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