sunbird
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Lovingly Restored Beaver

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:49 pm






this is a beauty of an aircraft asking price is $ 540,000US is that a good price for this aircraft?
 
ThirtyEcho
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:52 pm

WOW!!!
 
L-188
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:55 pm

If anything it seems low
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radarbeam
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:57 pm

What a beautiful aircraft! Price is reasonable.
 
sunbird
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:57 pm

I forgot to add the year it was built was 1953
 
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mighluss
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:03 am

Isn't very difficult to land on the ground with it?
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:27 am

Pretty airplane.
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:30 am

Hey, that's a beautiful airplane! If I lived on a big lake in Northern Michigan, I would make an offer!
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TurbineBeaver
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:55 am

As my username would suggest, I love DeHavilland Beavers. This one is in INCREDIBLE shape. Do you know who did the restoration work? I'd want to say Kenmore, in Seattle WA. but I couldn't tell you for sure. $540,000 is a VERY reasonable price for this airplane by looking at the condition it is in, it makes me wonder about the engine, it could possibly have high hours, that might be why they are asking a relatively low price.

Again, a beautiful picture, and beautiful aircraft!

If anyone here hasn't ever flown in a Beaver, I STRONGLY suggest you put it on your "to-do" list!!!

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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:58 am

I really like how it has the Attitude Indicator, Airspeed Indicator, Dyrectional Gyro, and Altimeter on the right hand side too. You dont' always find this on Beavers. Also, considering it is on amphibs, again, that is a very good price.

TB

P.S. Do you know what kind of floats those are? Wiplines?
 
sunbird
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 4:26 am

This is all I have on this beaver.....and I have flowen on a beaver T beaver turbine and piston otter and the twin otter....I love em



Interior:
Major Color: Grey
Trim Colors: Dark Grey, Light Green Tweed and Dark Green Tweed

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Alternate Static
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Alaska Door
Avionics Master Switch
Baron STOL Kit
Cessna Pilot/co-Pilot Seats
Artex ELT110-4 ELT
EDM-700-9C EGT/CHT
Domed Windows in Cabin Doors
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Gustin Aviation Chip Detector Light System
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KN62A DME
KT76C Transponder
ACK A-30 Altitude Encoder
KLN-90B GPS
Avidyne 5RR-MFC Multifunction Flight Computer
S-Tec Electric Trim
S-Tec System 50 Autopilot w/Yaw Dampner
BF Goodrich WX500 Stormscope (With Display on Avidyne or Sandel HSI)
Bendix/King KLN-90B GPS Steering Adaptor Works with Autopilot for Turn and Bank Flight Control
Skylight Windows
Dual Hydraulic Pumps on Floats
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fanofjets
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:17 am

Lovely aircraft. Functional, yet beautiful - a rare conbination these days. Thumbs up to the restoration team!
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geotrash
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RE: Lovingly Restored Beaver

Sat Mar 23, 2002 7:20 pm

This is great!! I flew in all of Ketchum Air Service's Beavers in Alaska, when I worked for them in 1990. I even have a few 'bootleg' hours at the stick of the old N727KA. Renumbered since, I believe. None of them were as nice as this specimen. The price actually seems a tad high. After searching for 45 minutes, I can't find any that run more than $400K. However, amphib. floats are somewhat rare. Those floats alone are worth perhaps $165K or more. Here's another one for $375K. Nowhere near as nice of course, and no amphibs: http://www.kenmoreair.com/n9Z.htm

Here's a 1964 for $350K: http://www.ventureaviation.com/aircraft/DeHavillandDHC2-CXXXX.html

Based on the photos posted above however, I must say that I have never seen a DHC-2 in that pristine of a condition. It is gorgeous!! Given the rarety of such a perfect ship, perhaps the price is reasonable. Hey can someone loan me $500K on flexible terms?  Big thumbs up

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