1989 Resisting because the first buyer was a no show For sale is a 1989 amature built RX 550.
Resisting because the first buyer was a no-show
For sale is a 1989 amature-built RX 550 aircraft. Although not techincally an ultralight because it exceeds the weight restriction, I believe some people refer to these experimentals as ultralight trainers. Time of the airframe and engine is unknown.
When I bought the airplane, it came in several pieces. I dusted it off and reassembled it using new AN hardware when I could. As it is right now, the flight controls are all operable and the engine runs. Depending on your level of standards, it will need a little work to get it back in the air.
The condition of the sail material is not great, but still seems strong. It’s faded on top, and there a few holes and cuts here and there. A few of the pictures show the damage. More pictures are available. The center flap that coveres the wing mounting area has a Velcro section that is peeling off which should be repaired.
The Rotax 503 engine starts easily and runs well at idle. It does not run well at full throttle. I suspect it may be a timing issue but I will let the next owner diagnose the problem. There is good compression turning the propeller through a rotation. It has a single Bing 54 carburetor.
The propeller has damage from (I believe) an unsaftied air filter.
The airspeed indicator doesn’t work. There is some surface corrosion on some of the steel hardware through out the airplane.
I’ve installed a few new parts. - fuel lines and primer bulb - rebuilt fuel pump with new rebuild kit - spark plugs - air filter - new AN hardware used for wing mounting
Comes with the old windshield. Also comes with three books with supporting information. Doesn’t come with any log books. The registration has expired so the new owner will have to apply for a new registration.
Buyer is responsible for picking up and transporting the airplane.
I am not very familiar with this type of aircraft, so I can’t offer much for information regarding specifications. However if there is any other way I can help you make an informed decision, please contact me. I also have more pictures and videos available.
Best of luck
Kenton On Aug-19-18 at 10:15:07 PDT, seller added the following information: The following question was asked. Since won’t add my answer to the listing, I am inserting it here.
It appears that the airplane has been issued an airworthiness certificate by the FAA and it has been previously registered under N3074K. Do you have this paperwork or will it be up to the buyer to get duplicates?
The airplane came to me without any of this paperwork. The only paperwork that goes with the airplane is the construction manual, Beaver operators manual, and a book on advisories. The owner can go either to the FAA for duplicates or locate the previous owner. Thanks for the question.
Located in South Boston, Virginia, United States. Current date: 2018-09-29