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1979 PIPER PA-28-236 DAKOTA, 3400 TOTAL TIME, WELL CARED FOR, DAMAGED, CHEAP !!
THE DAKOTA IS THE ULTIMATE VERSION OF PIPER"S 4 SEAT CHEROKEE LINE !!
THE SAME STRETCHED CABIN AS THE ARCHER, SO IT HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR 4 PEOPLE, WITH 4 INDIVIDUAL COMFORTABLE BUCKET SEATS, A REAR BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT WITH PACKAGE SHELF THAT IS ACCESSIBLE FROM INSIDE WHILE FLYING AND FROM OUTSIDE WITH A LARGE DOOR.
THE CABIN ENTRY DOOR IS ALSO LARGER, FOR EASY ACCESS TO THE REAR SEATS WITH EXTRA LEGROOM
THE DAKOTA ALSO SHARES THE BASIC WING DESIGN, THE SEMI-TAPERED WING, WHICH INCREASES TOP SPEED AND GIVES A SMOOTHER RIDE IN CHOP AND A MORE CONTROLLED DESCENT AND FLARE THAN THE OLD CHEROKEE WING.
WHERE THE DAKOTA DISTANCES ITSELF FROM THE ARCHER IS UP FRONT, WHERE THE WORKMANLIKE 180 H.P. 4 CYLINDER IS REPLACED WITH A FIRE BREATHING 6 CYLINDER PUTTING OUT 235 H.P. !! ACTUALLY, THIS ISN"T REALLY A FIRE BREATHING ENGINE, I JUST SAID THAT FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT. IT DOES PUT OUT 235 HORSEPOWER, WHICH IS OVER 30% MORE THAN THE ARCHER"S 180 H.P., BUT THE 235 ENGINE IS UNDER-STRESSED, AND THIS SAME SIZE ENGINE HAS BEEN MADE TO PRODUCE 250 AND EVEN 260 H.P. WITH A COMPRESSION BUMP AND HIGHER RPM, SO IN IT"S 235 FORM IT IS BUILT FOR LONG TERM ENDURANCE, AND WILL GO BEYOND TBO WITHOUT BATTING AN EYE.
YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE 235 H.P. ENGINE IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS DAMAGED AIRFRAME IN THIS AUCTION. WHEN THE AIRPLANE SUSTAINED DAMAGE, SO DID THE ENGINE, AND AFTER THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED, THE OWNER DECIDED TO SELL THE AIRFRAME ALONE.
SPEAKING OF FORMER OWNERS, THIS AIRPLANE HAS HAD ONLY 2. THE FIRST OWNER FOR THE FIRST 4 YEARS, AND ONE FAMILY FOR ALL OF THE OVER 30 YEARS SINCE !!
2 GENERATIONS OF ILLINOIS FARMERS USED THIS AIRPLANE FOR VACATIONS, BUSINESS TRIPS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
ALWAYS WELL MAINTAINED, AND UPDATED WITH A SEEMINGLY UNLIMITED CHECKBOOK
YOU WILL NOTICE THE NICE GATHERED LEATHER INTERIOR IN A MODERN NEUTRAL TONE, AND THE SUPER CLEAN WHITE PAINTED DASH.
THIS AIRPLANE WAS WELL CARED FOR.
BUT, THERE WAS AN INCIDENT.
THE HOME STRIP IS LIGHTED AT THE CORNERS, BUT THE LIGHTS ON ONE SIDE WERE OUT, MESSED WITH BY VANDALS (KIDS PARTYING) WHEN THE AIRPLANE OWNER LEFT FOR OSHKOSH THIS SUMMER.
ON LANDING AFTER DARK, HE STAYED CLOSE TO THE LIGHTED SIDE, BUT GOT A LITTLE TO CLOSE TO THE MATURING CORN, AND CAUGHT THE LEFT WING ON THE CORN (HENCE THE LEADING EDGE DAMAGE OUTBOARD OF THE TANK)
THIS PULLED HIM AROUND INTO THE CORN, WHERE THE NOSE GEAR BROKE OFF AT THE CHROME (THE UPPER STILL LOOKS GOOD, AS DOES THE FORK AND WHEEL), WHICH WENT UNDER THE LEFT FLAP AND BENT IT UP.
AS THE AIRPLANE CAME TO A SUDDEN STOP, IT LIFTED UP AND PUT WEIGHT ON THE RIGHT WING, WHICH BENT THAT WING MIDSPAN (BOTH MAIN AND REAR SPARS) AND SLIGHTLY KINKED THE RIGHT AILERON.
SO THERE YOU SEE IT.
STILL TIED DOWN AT THE HOME STRIP OUTSIDE FRASCA, IL.
THE LOWER FIBERGLASS COWLING IS SCRAPED UP SEVERELY, THE UPPER IS FINE
THE FUSELAGE APPEARS STRAIGHT FROM FIREWALL (GOOD) ALL THE WAY BACK, WITH 2 CAVEATS:
THERE IS A VERY SLIGHT DEFORMATION OF THE SIDE SKIN BEHIND THE FIREWALL ON THE RIGHT SIDE. I CANNOT SAY THAT IT IS FROM THIS INCIDENT, AS IT IS SO LIGHT AS TO BE EASILY MISSED, BUT I SAW SOMETHING I THINK
THE FUSELAGE ON THE LEFT SIDE, AT THE SMALL REAR WING ATTACH POINT (NOT THE MAIN SPAR) APPEARS TO HAVE A FAINT WRINKLE.
THAT"S IT !!
OTHERWISE, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET !!
THE FUEL TANKS ON THE DAKOTA ARE EXTRA CAPACITY FOR LONG RANGE. THEY ARE NOT DAMAGED
THE MAIN GEAR IS GOOD, BUT THE "FAT" WHEELPANTS ALL HAVE AT LEAST SOME DAMAGE
THE TIP ON THE LEFT WING IS CRACKED UP, BUT THE STROBES ARE OK
THE TAILCONE AND TAIL FEATHERS ARE ALL UNDAMAGED
THE DASH IS COMPLETE WITH ALL 6 PACK INSTRUMENTS AND ENGINE/AIRFRAME INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING A DG WITH HEADING BUG.
AVIONICS INSTALLED INCLUDE KING AUDIO PANEL WITH MARKERS AND A 4 PLACE SIGTRONICS INTERCOM. TRAYS AND WIRING ALSO INCLUDED FOR A KING FLAT-PACK COMM AND KNS-80 RNAV/DME AND KING TRANSPONDER WITH ENCODER
SOLD WITH LOGBOOKS BACK TO DAY ONE IN OCTOBER 1978, WHEN THIS AIRPLANE WAS GRANTED IT"S ORIGINAL AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE !!
AND OF COURSE THE FAA BILL OF SALE IS INCLUDED, AS WELL AS LOTS AND LOTS OF SUPPORTING PAPERWORK, AS YOU WOULD EXPECT OF A DETAIL ORIENTED LONG TERM OWNER.
THIS IS NOT A TWO WEEK TO TAXI PROJECT, FOR SURE. BUT IT IS A CLEAN, STRAIGHT LOW TIME EXAMPLE OF A HIGHLY DESIRABLE TOP-OF-THE-HEAP CHEROKEE, AND IT DESERVES TO LIVE AGAIN !!
GOOD BIDDING !!
AS WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT IS LOCATED IN CRYSTAL,MINNESOTA, NOT…….....FRASCA, ILL..…….. 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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