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UNIQUE YAKOVLEV 18P!

This is an extraordinary opportunity to purchase what is believed to be the only remaining 18 P in the world.

The 18 P was the first pure competition aerobatic aircraft designed by the Yakovlev design bureau in Moscow. It made its debut at the 1960 world aerobatic Championships and at the 1962 world Championships for aircraft gained 2nd/7th/9th and 10th places, while in the 1964 world Championships, the women’s team were placed 1st/2nd/3rd/4th. Although a number of aircraft were originally manufactured – possibly 100 – we believe that this is the only remaining aircraft in the world, and as such is clearly a very desirable aircraft.

This aircraft has been totally restored to an extremely high standard as can be seen from the photographs. So this has included a total airframe overhaul; a zero-timed engine. Unfortunately the owner of the aircraft has become ill and has decided not to complete a number of points on the aircraft and simply sell it as it is. Some items are missing such as flexible hoses; propeller governor; exhaust clamps; engine mounting ring; a couple of instruments and warning lights; minor canopy parts; seat belts et cetera. A full list of items required can be provided.

The aircraft is currently in the care of Termikas company in Lithuania – probably the world’s experts in the restoration of Yaks, and they are well equipped to complete the aircraft to a perfect standard. A quotation from them could be obtained for any interested purchaser.

For this exceptional aircraft, we are asking Euro 65,000, and we are sure that after completion, the value will be dramatically higher. No taxes are applicable. Please contact us for further information.

A lovely Sukhoi SU-29

PH-KAH Sukhoi Su-29

A lovely Sukhoi SU29, and one of a small number accepted by EASA to be registered and fly in Europe.

Serial number 78 – 02 and current Dutch registration PH-KAH. We have previously sold this aircraft twice, and know it well. Total time since new 1034 hours; lifetime extension performed 16/05/18, so good until 2024. Subsequent to this, the lifetime extension can be repeated indefinitely, each time giving another 6 years, or 600 hours.

PH-KAH Sukhoi Su-29

Engine M 14 PF (400 hp) – time since new 523 hours and TBO 750. Engine oil tank electric heating installed plus automotive ignition kit.

MTV9 propeller installed 05/18 and so good until 05/24 and time since overall only 34 hours.

All normal equipment including long-range fuel; excellent smoke system; all current SBs and A.D.s performed; manifold oil drain system fitted. Also included are two parachutes and two piece Cambrai canopy and engine cover.

Avionics include Garmin GTR 225 A radio; Trig TT31 mode S transponder; PS 1200 intercom; Dynon D1 removable attitude indicator; Aera 600 GPS.

Currently based in Holland where it is available for inspection. Asking price Euro 149,000+ VAT if sold in Europe to a non-VAT registered purchaser.

 

Kimball Pitts model 12 – the best in the world!

After almost 40 years in the aerobatic aircraft business, and having sold over 450 aircraft, I can honestly say that this is probably the most beautifully-made aircraft I have seen. The builder and owner is a leading UK architect, and the quality of its build is a testament to his extraordinarily high standards! It is to the latest specification with shorter fuselage and wings and larger ailerons. It was judged the best UK home-built aircraft in 2017.

First flown in July 2017, and total time since new on airframe and  MTV-9-250 propeller under 50 hours. We supplied the M 14 PF engine which we overhauled to perfect zero time condition having only flown 275 hours from new, and now under 50 hours since full overhaul. 426 dynamometer-recorded horsepower. Very light – only 695 kg, including oil and unusable fuel so amazing performance. Full dual controls and interchangeable single and two seat canopies. Special carbon fibre seats and Hooker ratchet harnesses front and rear. All hoses braided Aeroquip. No damage history.

 Extras include a very good smoke system; Trig VHF and transponder; Kanardia coupled AIA/GPS/IAS/altimeter; GN S 2000 GPS; full-flow oil filter.

UK permit to fly to July 2021. Please look at the photographs for the quality of the aircraft, and of course we can supply more photos.

Asking GBP 165,000 (approximately US 214,000/Euro 180,000 today), plus UK VAT if sold to a European Private purchaser. Current build price in USA $345,000! Very genuine reason for sale.

Probably the best SU-31 single seater available in the world

The Sukhoi 31 was the final single-seater that the factory made with an all-composite airframe, and only 32 aircraft manufactured. The aircraft has been extensively overhauled to new condition by its fastidious owner.

Serial number 03 – 02; 710 hours total time from new; M 14 PF (400 hp) engine with less than 50 hours since total overhaul. The entire aircraft was overhauled in 2018, including a new 12 year Sukhoi lifetime and special 2.9 m MT three-blade propeller; all new flexible hoses. Incredibly high specification, including propeller accumulator; lightweight alternator; Cleveland brakes; undercarriage extensions; new 8.33 radio and new transponder; rear luggage box and removable front “suitcase”; smoke system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also including a variety of spare parts; tools; manual; jacks.

Currently on Lithuanian register with Permit to Fly.

Asking price Euro 205,000 excluding EU VAT. Also a spare zero-timed 445 hp engine available separately.

A superb Sukhoi 29 two seater *SOLD*

SOLD TO GERMANY

A lovely aircraft that we have known since selling it new, and then subsequently to 2 further owners. All have been well-off businessmen; it has never been flown hard and has always been maintained without regard to cost. Very importantly it is one of a small number (only 11) of Sukhoi 29 accepted by EASA and with permission to fly indefinitely in Europe. Currently on Hungarian registration, but can be changed to any other EU country. Serial number 77-05. Total time since factory new 659 hours. 

 

 

Engine is 400 hp M 14 PF and 260 hours since factory new and installation in 2002. MTV-9-260 propeller overhauled June 2016. Six year lifetime extension successfully completed in June 2016 when all flexible hoses were also replaced. New annual inspection just completed.

8.33 VHF; Bendix-King transponder and VOR. All manuals; full set of factory tools. Two parachutes. Smoke system working well. Manifold oil drain. Also some valuable spares.

Aircraft in Spain at Sabadell Airport, 15km from Barcelona.

Asking Euro 160,000 – private sale so no VAT

 

A lovely single-seat Sukhoi

**SOLD TO GERMANY**

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

Serial number 03 – 05; total time since factory new 445 hours; M 14 PF engine (400 hp) 105 hours from new. Latest MTV-9 propeller with – 29 blades. Propeller overhauled 2016 (6 year intervals between overhauls). 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 three fuel tanks.

Avionics: 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.

 

 

 

 

Sukhois in Europe require a “Lifetime Extension” every 6 years on a repetitive basis and this was successfully completed in 2019. It is currently having a new annual inspection.

 

Asking price €150,000 (no VAT).

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!

 

 

 

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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