Took the RV-6 out for a ride today.
1928 MONOCOUPE VELIE MODEL 70 • $40,000 • FOR SALE • Flown May 2011 post restoration. Orign config except hydraulic toe brakes & steerable tailwheel. Standard airworthiness certificate. Empty weight 835 , 1350 Gross. Orig instrument configuration (tach, altimeter, oil press & temp). Orig logs & complete set of FAA records. Registered July 1928 by Dan Luscombe. 1928 Velie (SN 208) rebuilt. New Catto wood prop, refurbished Fahlin. Entire airframe completely rebuilt. Fabric finished with 15 coats of Randolph dope, wet sanded between coats & beautifully polished. Contact Wayne Mikel 530 642 1970 • Contact Wayne Mikel, Owner – located Placerville, CA USA • Telephone: 530 642 1970 • Fax: 530 642 1970 • Posted June 30, 2012
Rarely do you see articles and or pictures of the Luscombe Phantom. Well, here you go! I uploaded an article here (1.6 MB PDF). Norman Cowell recently uploaded some pictures of NC1010 and I added them here in a gallery.
This was in the Monocoupe Club Newsletter and dated January 1961. Using http://www.dollartimes.com/calculators/inflation.htm the $20,000 asking price translates to $151,457.72 in today’s dollar.
Schaeffer Sondey offered to send along the list of Warner motor Service Letters and AD Note Index. This includes 18+ service letters in PDF format. I added a link at “Resources for Monocoupe Restorers“, which will take you to a new page with the complete list and links to the indivdual service letters. Clicing on a service letter will load a new page with that service letter. Here is a direct link to the service letter page. Thanks Schaeffer!
My thoughts on instrument panels have evolved towards simple and orginal as possible. Things started to gel when Norman Cowell sent me the drawing to the left. Clicking on the image will bring up a larger version.
The panels were pretty simple: airspeed, altimeter, compass, and maybe an inclinometer for “flight instruments” and tachometer, oil pressure and oil temperature for the “engine Instruments”. Above is a mock up of a possible panel, using some scrap wood in the shop. I have all of the instruments in stock. Throttle quadrant is done. Two round circles to the right of the throttle quadrant are primer and cabin heat. Fuel selector to the left of the throttle quadrant. The square “panel” on the left is for mag switches and electrical switches and amp gauge if I install the wind driven generator.
The gallery show what the original Pioneer instruments looked like.