UPDATED 10–5-2013 I heard from Wayne Muxlow via e-mail last night that this airplane has been donated to the HARM Museum at Creve Couer airport. Expected to be there around Thanksgiving 2013.
Posted tonight on the Monocoupe Group on Facebook:
Hello Monocoupe Friends, Unfortunately it’s time to think about selling our 1933 Monocoupe. Here are some details:
110 special long wing modified to a clipwing
engine 145 warner
hours: less than 25 hours on complete restoration
New “aeromatic” propeller
Restored to original as possible
Ultimately Dad would love for his pride and joy to be displayed in an aviation museum forever so that will be our first goal but we had to get the word out. Please feel free to share this information with everyone and contact me with any questions. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
A little background….. my dad, Donovan Schmidt (retired Navy Commander), acquired the frame and parts in 1978 and spent about 25 years working on restoration before her first flight. He …is an artist and craftsman. He did metal work on the N9M Northrop Flying Wing for 13 years (which is now in the Chino Air Museum), metal, plastic and wood work on the Douglas M2 Mail plane which lives in the Smithsonian, metal on F8F, F7F and P51 in Chino Air Museum as well. We currently live in Camarillo, CA.
Thanks so much for your help!