Notes: “Ryan Navion, annual expired last November, flying and ferry able.” 1948 Navion The Navion.
|“Ryan Navion, annual expired last November, flying and ferry-able.”|
|Model Year:||1948 Navion|
The Navion was designed and built by North American Aviation right after the P-51 Mustangs of WWII to cater to the returning pilots. In 1947 North American sold the design to Ryan Aeronautical Company (builder of Charles Lindberg"s Spirit of St Louis) who continued production while North American went on to design and produce the F-86 Sabre. The pedigree from the Mustang is visually obvious with the sliding canopy, tail surfaces and landing gear. It is a very strongly built aircraft. This 1948 Navion has a total time of 2588 hrs. The Continental 225 HP engine was zero timed by Western Skyways in 1971 at 1501 hrs so now has a total time of 1087. The engine was also recently overhauled in 2010. The Hartzell HC-12x20-7D prop was overhauled in Aug of 2016. The aircraft was in annual until last November 2017. It has a relatively new new ignition harness, battery, tires, left side brake disc vaccum pump and the new Sierra Aero fuel valve (meeting the AD reqmt). Avionics include King KMD150 GPS w/moving map display, PS Engineering PS6000 Audio panel, two Narco Com 810 TSO coms and a King KT79 digital transponder with encoder. As far as damage history goes, the aircraft was partially submerged in fresh water flooding of the airport in Chehalis, WA back in 2010. After that the then owner had new interior put in and at the same time had the engine overhauled (I"m not sure if that was related or just timing). I have not had any problems with the aircraft related to that event since it was fresh water and the aircraft was fully zinc chromate primed inside and out by the manufacturer. I have complete logs and have started the airplane in the Adlog system for logs and AD updates. The last annual compressions were: #1 74, #2 73, #3 73, #4 64, #5 68 and #6 72 This is a very nice flying and good looking aircraft. Buyers are encouraged to come out to the airport in Newport, OR to see it before bidding as although I"ve tried to convey everything, there is nothing like seeing it for yourself. Naturally, the aircraft is sold as-is with no warranty expressed or implied. Currently known squawks include mic switch on yoke triggers both radios with audio panel mic set to Com1, but works properly with mic set to Com 2, right wing strobe inop, slight oil leak from engine (appears to be from a valve rocker rod tube seal where it meets the crankcase), fuel gages are inaccurate and the canopy needs a headliner. I"ve lowered the price twice. This is as low as I"m going, so please don"t make any requests for any further reduction as I won"t even reply. This is a ridiculously low price for a tremendous aircraft.
Located in South Beach, Oregon, United States. Current date: 2018-06-18