2004 Challenger NOTE: The last 7 pictures, taken in the trailer. 03 08 2004 Challenger II Long.
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2004 Challenger II Long Wing
Rotax 503 UL DCDI Engine – 60+ Hours Airframe and Engine
March, 2011 Annual Inspection
Factory and Aftermarket Mods:
Fiberglas Gap Cover
Fiberglas Wing Tips
STL Fiberglas Gear Legs
Hegar Hydraulic Brakes
Auxiliary Fuel Pump (Facet)
STL Wiring Harnesses with Bayonet
Quick Disconnects (Firewall and Panel)
Kunzelmann Double Dual Magnum
Position Lights and Strobes
STL Under-Seat Battery Holder
STL Nose Gear Brace
UL Composite Brake Levers Front
Front Floorboard with GA Style
12V Accessory Socket
Elevator Horn Interconnect
Reinforced Throttle Handle
Cessna 859A Mode C Transponder
Memory Foam Custom Seats
Instrument Panel Inspection and
Fuel Tank and Control Area
Inspection and Access Cover
Comtronics Dual Intercom
Shock Absorbing Nose Wheel Strut
Capacitance Fuel Sender/Gauge
Build log here: here If you click the build log link, give it time to load. It is a huge PDF file. Many pictures.
I am happy to answer calls and text messages as well.
Will deliver anywhere in the contiguous USA, (lower 48) for $1.50/mile Local pickup is OK. Will store here at no extra charge for a reasonable period as long as the sale is paid in full. I would not recommend hiring shipper unless they are familiar with shipping aircraft. You can also get a shipping quote from Uship.com Alaska, Hawaii, and outside the USA, I will be as helpful as I can, but you are responsible to arrange shipping. I will transport to a freight office or shipping port for $1.50/mile prepaid.
Always stored in a hangar before I bought it in August of 2011. Stored in her trailer since. 60 plus hours the day I bought it. We flew for about 45 minutes. So, I suppose she has 61 +- hours.
How many times have you heard “My loss is your gain?” Here it is again. I had great dreams of becoming a fixed wing pilot. Back in 2011 I spent months browsing Barnstormers ads and, researching airplanes. I communicated with hundreds of sellers and finally made the decision to buy the finest piece of kit built craftsmanship I had the privilege to encounter. The seller posted his build logs. He posted many pictures. I was jazzed. I bought a 28 foot enclosed cargo trailer and drove from Butler Pa to Phoenix Arizona to close the deal.
The day I arrived at the Deer Park Airport in Phoenix, Chad and I took her for a flight. I was thoroughly impressed with her handling, spunk and short field capability. we put her through her paces and then took off her wings, and put her in my trailer.
This is where the story becomes a sad tale. She has NEVER been out of the trailer. My plans to bring her home to PA and put on her wings to get my flight training fell through. My plans to build a 60′ x 100′ hanger to house her fell through. Money became an issue.
Now nearly eight years later I realize that I am not going to get my hanger built and,my dream of flying my challenger is merely a vapor that has passed in the air and then vanished. I realize that I am not being a good steward of this fine piece of craftsmanship. I need to find her a pilot who will use her for what she was built for, recreational flight.
When I bought her from Chad she had a current annual and air worthiness certificate. She hasn’t seen a minute outside of the trailer since. What a shame.
The builder Chad Kurtzman, took great pains to adhere to a standard of excellence that I admire. His attention to detail and his careful discipline are well documented in his build log, and evident in this perfectly crafted machine.
I have this advertised elsewhere. I will end the auction early if it sells locally.
You will be unlikely to find another deal of this caliber. LOW Hours. Expert Build. Loaded with goodies.
The plane is located at Freedom Field, Deming New Mexico. I am available to show her with appointment.
Q: Have you run the engine regularly. Answer: No. She is stored in a dry trailer in the desert of New Mexico. She has not been out of the trailer since I bought her. I will not be taking her out of the trailer, being that I do not have an appropriate place to fix her wings and fly her. The reason I am selling has mostly to do with the fact that you can not store a fabric covered plane outdoors in the Desert without ruining her.
I know if I put the wings on for one day, that I would end up flying her just one more time, then just one more time, until the sun had beaten her to death. I can not allow that to happen.
Q. Did you drain the fuel tank and carbs before putting her in storage for 8 years?
Q. Is the trailer for sale?
A. I could be convinced to part with it ( 28" Diamond Enclosed 101" interior width car hauler) for $5000.00
Q. Will you sell the trailer separate?
A. Perhaps, but only after the plane has sold.
Current date: 2019-03-15