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Oct 22 2012

To Buy or Not to Buy

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I’ve been temped lately with the idea of buying a derelict project. Something inexpensive to acquire, simple to repair, and affordable to operate. It’s a tough sell from the perspective that my garage is already crammed full of other crap. From the lawn mower to left over yard sale stuff, I’m running out of space.

On the other hand, a fully built airframe only needing light restoration would be a great place to start. I will eventually build from scratch, but I can only see that as a long process with two kids to look after. Purchasing an airframe someone else has already built and flown seems a faster track to a summer of flying to me.

For those of you out there who have bought and spruced up, how did the process go? Was it everything you hoped, or am I being overly optimistic?

If you have a project you’d like to be rid of, let me know. I’m in Northern Virginia, and am easily tempted.

WB

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