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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Kolb Firestar Reply with quote

Martin

   Guessing  that plane is close to UL in weight?   Wish it were not so
far away.  Herb
On 11/28/2017 09:24 PM, wakataka wrote:
Quote:


Herb -
Looks like I'm going to be selling my Firestar. I own it jointly with a friend and he's getting out of flying. I've got another airplane so this one will be surplus. I haven't listed it anywhere yet. Here's a video that shows a bit of what it looks like.

https://youtu.be/toCBMcCzrzg

I planned to do a detailed video of the bird when I listed it. It's a 1985 Firestar with a Rotax 377 and a 64" Warp Drive Prop. The fabric is original but it's well done. I punch tested it just last week and it passed. It has a BRS that still has a couple of years before it expires and a strobe. The panel is basic steam guages. It's got mechanical, heel-operated disc brakes and the original "wheel barrow" wheels. I've owned it for about 5 years. I replaced the spring washers in the gearbox when I bought it. I put a Ducati electronic ignition on it and replaced the pistons and cylinders with good used ones. I've got a lot of spares for it, including a dual carb set up that I never installed and a spare set of pistons and cylinders. It flies regularly and runs very smoothly. It's not the prettiest bird around but it's airworthy and flies nicely. I'll attach a few photos from Barnstormers when I bought the plane back in 2012, but it looks pretty much the same. I replaced the an!
alog tach with a Tiny Tach.

I'd like to get $3,500 for it. It's located in Corning, California.

Martin B.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Kolb Firestar Reply with quote

Herb, I'm guessing that one of the shipping "bid" agencies (U-ship, etc.) will transport the airplane for under $1000. The key to the whole thing will be that Martin would have to be willing to pack and load the airplane into the truck or trailer, rather than having a non-aviation driver do it.

A little extra effort will pay off in money and a damage free trip. Hang the wings from the roof of the trailer or truck box so they are above the rest of the stuff in there, and so nothing is sliding or vibrating against them while any other people's stuff is loaded and unloaded. Take the prop off and put it in a separate box. Put a "dummy" set of wheels on much shorter "dummy" dowel or tube gear legs so the cubic volume of the fuselage gets smaller.

All I'm saying is that IF you want Martin's light weight and great flying Firestar... there are ways to reduce the cost of getting it there.

Bill Berle
www.ezflaphandle.com  - safety & performance upgrade for light aircraft
www.grantstar.net           - winning proposals for non-profit and for-profit entities

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On Wed, 11/29/17, SugarDad <herbgh(at)nctc.com> wrote:

Subject: Kolb Firestar
To: kolb-list(at)matronics.com
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:52 AM


<herbgh(at)nctc.com>

Martin

   Guessing  that plane is close to
UL in weight?   Wish it were not so
far away.  Herb


On 11/28/2017 09:24 PM, wakataka
wrote:
> --> Kolb-List message posted
by: "wakataka" <wakataka(at)charter.net>
>
> Herb -
> Looks like I'm going to be selling
my Firestar. I own it jointly with a friend and he's getting
out of flying. I've got another airplane so this one will be
surplus. I haven't listed it anywhere yet. Here's a video
that shows a bit of what it looks like.
>
> https://youtu.be/toCBMcCzrzg
>
> I planned to do a detailed video
of the bird when I listed it. It's a 1985 Firestar with a
Rotax 377 and a 64" Warp Drive Prop. The fabric is original
but it's well done. I punch tested it just last week and it
passed. It has a BRS that still has a couple of years before
it expires and a strobe. The panel is basic steam guages.
It's got mechanical, heel-operated disc brakes and the
original "wheel barrow" wheels. I've owned it for about 5
years. I replaced the spring washers in the gearbox when I
bought it. I put a Ducati electronic ignition on it and
replaced the pistons and cylinders with good used ones. I've
got a lot of spares for it, including a dual carb set up
that I never installed and a spare set of pistons and
cylinders. It flies regularly and runs very smoothly. It's
not the prettiest bird around but it's airworthy and flies
nicely. I'll attach a few photos from Barnstormers when I
bought the plane back in 2012, but it looks pretty much the
same. I replaced the !
an!
>  alog tach with a Tiny
Tach.
>
> I'd like to get $3,500 for it.
It's located in Corning, California.
>
> Martin B.
>
> --------
> There is something fascinating
about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture
out of such a trifling investment of fact.
>
> Mark Twain
>
>
>
>
> Read this topic online here:
>
> http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=475838#475838
>
>
>
>
> Attachments:
>
> http://forums.matronics.com//files/1barnstormers_3_115.jpg
> http://forums.matronics.com//files/1barnstormers_6_118.jpg
> http://forums.matronics.com//files/1barnstormers_4_137.jpg
>
>
>
>
>
>



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Kolb Firestar Reply with quote

Hey Bill

  I tried them in the past but did not find anyone willing to transport
for less than a dollar a mile... 2300 miles or so...Herb
On 11/29/2017 12:28 PM, Bill Berle wrote:
Quote:


Herb, I'm guessing that one of the shipping "bid" agencies (U-ship, etc.) will transport the airplane for under $1000. The key to the whole thing will be that Martin would have to be willing to pack and load the airplane into the truck or trailer, rather than having a non-aviation driver do it.

A little extra effort will pay off in money and a damage free trip. Hang the wings from the roof of the trailer or truck box so they are above the rest of the stuff in there, and so nothing is sliding or vibrating against them while any other people's stuff is loaded and unloaded. Take the prop off and put it in a separate box. Put a "dummy" set of wheels on much shorter "dummy" dowel or tube gear legs so the cubic volume of the fuselage gets smaller.

All I'm saying is that IF you want Martin's light weight and great flying Firestar... there are ways to reduce the cost of getting it there.

Bill Berle
www.ezflaphandle.com  - safety & performance upgrade for light aircraft
www.grantstar.net           - winning proposals for non-profit and for-profit entities

--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 11/29/17, SugarDad <herbgh(at)nctc.com> wrote:

Subject: Kolb Firestar
To: kolb-list(at)matronics.com
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:52 AM


<herbgh(at)nctc.com>

Martin

   Guessing  that plane is close to
UL in weight?   Wish it were not so
far away.  Herb


On 11/28/2017 09:24 PM, wakataka
wrote:
> --> Kolb-List message posted
by: "wakataka" <wakataka(at)charter.net>
>
> Herb -
> Looks like I'm going to be selling
my Firestar. I own it jointly with a friend and he's getting
out of flying. I've got another airplane so this one will be
surplus. I haven't listed it anywhere yet. Here's a video
that shows a bit of what it looks like.
>
> https://youtu.be/toCBMcCzrzg
>
> I planned to do a detailed video
of the bird when I listed it. It's a 1985 Firestar with a
Rotax 377 and a 64" Warp Drive Prop. The fabric is original
but it's well done. I punch tested it just last week and it
passed. It has a BRS that still has a couple of years before
it expires and a strobe. The panel is basic steam guages.
It's got mechanical, heel-operated disc brakes and the
original "wheel barrow" wheels. I've owned it for about 5
years. I replaced the spring washers in the gearbox when I
bought it. I put a Ducati electronic ignition on it and
replaced the pistons and cylinders with good used ones. I've
got a lot of spares for it, including a dual carb set up
that I never installed and a spare set of pistons and
cylinders. It flies regularly and runs very smoothly. It's
not the prettiest bird around but it's airworthy and flies
nicely. I'll attach a few photos from Barnstormers when I
bought the plane back in 2012, but it looks pretty much the
same. I replaced the !
an!
>  alog tach with a Tiny
Tach.
>
> I'd like to get $3,500 for it.
It's located in Corning, California.
>
> Martin B.
>
> --------
> There is something fascinating
about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture
out of such a trifling investment of fact.
>
> Mark Twain
>
>
>
>
> Read this topic online here:
>
> http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=475838#475838
>
>
>
>
> Attachments:
>
> http://forums.matronics.com//files/1barnstormers_3_115.jpg
> http://forums.matronics.com//files/1barnstormers_6_118.jpg
> http://forums.matronics.com//files/1barnstormers_4_137.jpg
>
>
>
>
>
>



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