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A lovely single-seat Sukhoi

An exceptional Sukhoi 26M that we sold when brand-new from the Sukhoi factory to Italy and then subsequently to two other owners, so we have known it throughout its life.

Serial number 03 – 05; total time since factory new 440 hours; M 14 PF engine (400 hp) 100 hours from new. Latest MTV-9 propeller with – 29 blades. Propeller overhauled 2016. Hoses renewed 2015 (10 year life). Registered with EASA in Hungary as HA- NST.

The 26M is arguably the best single-seater Sukhoi since it is lighter than either the MX version with integral wing tanks or the later SU 31. However, for some, only having the fuselage tank of 65 L can be restrictive, but this one was fitted when new with an additional 40 L fuselage tank to give 105 L of internal fuel and of course the 125 L detachable belly tank with quickly detachable fittings. In addition the fuel system has been greatly improved with a cockpit control giving the pilot the ability to choose between each of the fuel tanks.

Garmin 250 XL and GTX 320 transponder.

 

 

Importantly, EASA has given “restricted certification” to a small number of Sukhois, of which this is one, which enables it to continue to fly indefinitely within Europe. Because these numbers are small, there’s no doubt that both aircraft with EASA certification will increase in value.

 

 

 

 

Please note that the aircraft currently requires renewal of its six year “lifetime extension”, and this is included in the asking price of €150,000 (no VAT applicable). However the lifetime extension is only required within Europe, and so if exported outside Europe, the price would be reduced accordingly.

 

Asking price €150,000 (no VAT), to include a new six year lifetime extension.

Probably the best performing Sukhoi in the World *SOLD*

SOLD TO ITALY

Very light – when empty only 690kg; Barrett engine with 450hp; 280cm MT propeller so over 1:1 power to weight.

 

Time since new 328 hours and only 58 hours since total overhaul to new condition. Engine 58 hours since zero-time overhaul, propeller 58 hours since new.

 

 

 

 

Spanish registration EC-MKU and EASA permit to August 2019. Including belly tank and all manuals.

 

 

 

If you want a single-seat Sukhoi, this is the best in the World!

 

 

 

The best Sukhoi 29 in the World!

We restored this aircraft to a condition that is genuinely better than factory new and almost certainly the highest specification on any Sukhoi

Total time from new 392 hours, and only 42 hours since this complete overhaul. Time on zero-timed engine and new propeller also 42 hours. The work was conducted by the European expert in these aircraft and done to the highest standard. All service bulletins incorporated including the most recent strengthened rear wing mounting brackets.

Engine is to the highest possible specification – PF supercharger; high compression Barrett pistons; electronic ignition and delivering 428 corrected horsepower. Propeller is the latest MTV-9 with 260 cm diameter and the – 29 blades. The performance is quite exceptional!

In addition to the normal factory extras of long-range fuel; smoke system, we also equipped it with every worthwhile item of optional equipment including lightweight electrical system; automotive plug conversion; cockpit water drain; new hooker harnesses; manifold oil drain; especially fire proofed oil and smoke tanks; strobes et cetera.

In addition the aircraft includes wingtip-sights; full set of factory tools; full set of factory manuals; cockpit lock; tools for smoke tank; leather seats; air hose and ground air tank. Also spare new aircraft air bottle.

Avionics include Garmin 250 XL nav/com; JPI fuel computer; Garmin 327 transponder.

Serial number 76 – 04; history from new totally known; the restoration fully documented; currently based in Nevada with US registration N666SU. However we can arrange shipping anywhere in the world.

Engine following overhaul, before installation

All Sukhoi’s are rare and valuable, but the specification of this aircraft and it’s incredibly low time since total overhaul make it quite exceptional.

Asking price: US $240,000

Yak 18 T Project

Yak 18T Project cowling

Yak 18T Project cowling

We have for sale a very interesting project. This was one of five 18Ts we bought from the National Flight Academy of Kazakhstan a few years ago. Two have been totally restored and sold; one sold ‘as-was’ to repair a crashed 18T in Australia, and one is waiting for a customer to undergo a total restoration to their specification.

However the last aircraft is mid-way through a restoration programme, but we have decided that with too many aircraft projects all over the world, we would like to sell it at a very attractive price with most of the important work done.

So this is a 3,000 hour (only) from new aircraft, that has all Service Bulletins embodied and has now been completely dismantled for restoration.     Work done thus far includes:

  • 18 T Under Construction

    18 T Under Construction

    All required stripping and cleaning of metalwork on the fuselage.

  • Wings have been totally restored; long-range wing tanks (almost doubling capacity) have been installed; the wings rebuilt and now re-fabriced with Ceconite
  • The entire tail-section has been overhauled and re-fabriced.
  • All the undercarriages, including oleos/retraction cylinders etc have been overhauled.

Currently, the offer does not include an engine or a propeller, but of course we can provide zero-timed items to any specification.

We are asking Euro 30,000 for the complete plane (less engine and propeller), but including all the work above.

Given that the wings, now converted, overhauled and re-fabriced are probably worth Euro 17,000, this is clearly an excellent deal for somebody wanting to build a perfect 18T to the highest specification.

Yak 7B Project

An extremely exciting ‘warbird’ opportunity that is already well advanced and which will produce one of the most desirable and rarest World War II fighters in the world. Above you can see photographs of the project in progress, in particular the spar and ribs, tail components and fuselage.

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This is a TOTAL restoration being done to the highest possible standards of an original Yak-7B. It is NOT a ‘new production’ aircraft (fine though they might be), but a restoration of a Russian Air Force Yak-7B, which crashed in 1943. The aircraft’s history is known, and although clearly damaged the condition is reasonable. In addition we have a complete second aircraft, and two further Klimov engines.

 

 

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The original aircraft serial no 33153120 was a ‘high-back’ 7B and it is being restored as such. From the point of view of historical accuracy we would prefer that the aircraft continues as a high-back, but clearly a purchaser would have the opportunity to change it to ‘low-back’ 7B if preferred.

 

 

 

 

For information line drawings of both types are shown below:

Low Back

Low Back

High Back

High Back

 

 

 

 

Currently the entire fuselage has been completed and most of the tail-plane. Clearly significant amounts of work remain, but we feel a 5-year programme from the date of purchase is realistic. This obviously includes the total restoration of an M105 Klimov engine and propeller.

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We would require a deposit and then stage payments on a formally agreed basis. We would be delighted to discuss all aspects of this rare and exciting project with all seriously interested parties.

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