FG-1D Corsair For Sale

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  1. rwright142

    rwright142 New Member

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    Anyone looking for a restoration project? I just found a Corsair for sale on Barnstormers. Here's a snippet:

    FG-1D CORSAIR • $525,000 • FG-1D Incomplete Corsair project for sale. No spares included. • Posted November 12, 2007
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    Pictures show the tailcone and a wing are not included. I've emailed Brian for some more information and will post his replies.
     
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    "Incomplete project". With an FG-1D, that could spell big bucks to get flying again. Although that's true with any warbird as an "incomplete project"
     
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    Yes, and "incomplete" is an understatement. It needs a lot of work, but for someone as passionate as I am about restoring them it would be a labor of love.

    I just wish I had the funds...
     

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    A half a million dollars to buy it, and probably another million (plus)
    to get it flyable. And to think, right after WW-II, you could have
    bought it for 10 to 15 thousand.

    Charles
     
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    Yes, and what a shame too.
    I just received more information by someone who visited it to potentially buy.
    Here's a part of the email:

    "It’s a very interesting project but missing many critical components including the outer wing panels and wing fold mechanism which were removed with a gas cutting torch. The remains of the airframe was used by a Midwest company to test storm windows. They welded a steel framework between the gear legs and mounted to it a test window. The Corsair engine was then started and water hosed into the prop arc. The combination of wind and water made for a very effective test platform for simulating the effects of hurricanes and tornados on new storm windows."
     
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    Geez, a noble warbird relegated to testing storm windows...

    Sounds like an ambitious project at best. With the wing fold mechanism removed with a cutting torch, and outer wing panels missing altogether, it's a tall order to get it flying again. But Corsairs are so cool.
     
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    Hope someone with a lot of cash can get that bird where she belongs... in the air.

    TO
     
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