||A much admired aircraft in beautiful condition throughout, having flown a mere 130 hours since major works in 2005. It has been maintained since by marque specialists. The 10b has legendary handling likened by one famous warbird pilot and long-term CAP 10b owner as 'the closest to that of a Mk 5 Spitfire'. It is not only a delightful aerobatic machine, it is also a 140kt tourer. The 10b is widely acknowledged as having nicer handling than the later 10c.
ARC renewed: November 30th 2019
Annual/ spar inspection completed: 20th December 2019.
Airplane time state
||Airframe Hours: 2340
Engine: Lycoming AEIO-360 injected 180hp. Full inverted Christen oil system as standard.
Engine hours: 130
Propeller: Hoffman fixed-pitch.
The engine was overhauled in 2005 by the well respected Norvic company here in the UK. All ancillaries were renewed at the same time. Millennium cylinders. Book compressions and oil pressure. Cost of such an engine today is 35K Euros+.
n.b. hours are approximate, aircraft in regular use.
||Unmarked brown leather, no rips. All zippered pockets are functional. Later Christen 5-point harnesses.
||The aircraft was flown to the factory in 2005 for a spar inspection (certificate on file, 170 hrs flown since) and the entire airframe was dismantled, stripped, recovered and repainted. New screen and canopy fitted. Paintwork is extremely good.
||Radio: Recent Trig 96 8.33.
Txpdr: GTX 320
||Cambrai canopy/ cowling cover in good condition.
High intensity fuselage mounted strobe.
||An inspection of the logbooks will reveal that this remarkable aircraft has been maintained regardless of expense, reflecting a long term pride of ownership. Recent expenditure includes a recent alternator and a brand new battery fitted 7.2.20.
No damage history.
MAUW Utility: 830kg
MAUW Aeros: 780kg.
Fuel capacity: 154 lit
Front tank: 75 lit.
Rear tank: 79 lit.( 57kg full)
n.b. Aeros are performed with rear tank empty.
Solo: +5/ -3.5. Dual: +4.3/ -3.5
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