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    Once again decided to sell our YO-57 project. I will never have time to get to it. s/n 4011, it is #4 of 4 of the acceptance airplanes. Logs back to '45 until it quit flying in 1970. I have the metal spar wings for it, plus one extra metal spar wing included. Mostly complete, and I think everything is nice or in good rebuildable condition. I have patterns for the turtle deck. I have an NOS lower cowl for it. Fuselage is in chromate, wings still have covering on them. Will sell with or without A65 core, also have a set of new Univair struts that are not a part of the project, but could be negotiated to go with it. Currently not able to get decent pics of it because of its location in our building, but if your serious about buying it, I suggest seeing it in person. Probably one of the more historically significant Taylorcrafts you could own. $6500 for the project plus the extras I mentioned.

    I also have a print copy of all the drawings the Smithsonian has for the L-2 including engineering data. These was made long before the CD was ever available. I could also be persuaded to sell with project for the right price.

  • #2
    Re: YO-57 project

    I might be interested. I've got #1 of 4, s/n 4008 so I'm already planning on restoring metal wings. I'd like to see it. Should be an easy day trip from Houston in my Navion. Let me know what days work for you.
    Regards,
    Greg Young
    1950 Navion N5221K
    RV-6 N6GY - 99.1% done
    1940 Rearwin Cloudster project next
    4 L-2 projects on deck
    Former Owner 1946 BC-12D's N43109 & N96282
    www.bentwing.com

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    • #3
      Re: YO-57 project

      Originally posted by Bigdog View Post
      I might be interested. I've got #1 of 4, s/n 4008 so I'm already planning on restoring metal wings. I'd like to see it. Should be an easy day trip from Houston in my Navion. Let me know what days work for you.
      Pretty much any day if I have notice. My shop is on the airport so I am here all the time.

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      • #4
        Re: YO-57 project

        Which airport? I'll check for a good weather day and see if that works for you.
        Regards,
        Greg Young
        1950 Navion N5221K
        RV-6 N6GY - 99.1% done
        1940 Rearwin Cloudster project next
        4 L-2 projects on deck
        Former Owner 1946 BC-12D's N43109 & N96282
        www.bentwing.com

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        • #5
          Re: YO-57 project

          Originally posted by Bigdog View Post
          Which airport? I'll check for a good weather day and see if that works for you.
          39ok Paradise, 4000 ft grass

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          • #6
            Re: YO-57 project

            Don't forget to take and post photos!

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            • #7
              Re: YO-57 project

              Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
              Don't forget to take and post photos!
              here is the only photo I have. Wings are in a stack with other wings and small parts are in boxes. Not much to take a pic of.
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                Re: YO-57 project

                There seems to be precious few photos of them "nekid" and I was talking about taking a camera and shooting loads of photos of the uncovered pile of parts. It is a rare opportunity to see how one was built. I love the beauty shots of finished Taylorcraft restorations but I am a real airplane pervert and want to look at our planes with the cloths all off!

                Hank

                PLEASE, you guys stay fully clothed! We want to see the AIRPLANE un-covered! ;-)

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                • #9
                  Re: YO-57 project

                  Since you want some YO-57 porn, here's a couple shots of s/n 4008.
                  Attached Files
                  Regards,
                  Greg Young
                  1950 Navion N5221K
                  RV-6 N6GY - 99.1% done
                  1940 Rearwin Cloudster project next
                  4 L-2 projects on deck
                  Former Owner 1946 BC-12D's N43109 & N96282
                  www.bentwing.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: YO-57 project

                    SLICK! Do you have the rear glass?

                    Hank

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                    • #11
                      Re: YO-57 project

                      No, the YO-57's and O-57/L-2's were all fastbacks. The observer glass and notched wings started with the L-2A. My L-2A was converted to a fastback sometime in its life. A lot of them were. Apparently the fastback was deemed to be faster or otherwise more desirable in the civilian world. I want to convert (unconvert?) mine to the observer glass like it was built.
                      Regards,
                      Greg Young
                      1950 Navion N5221K
                      RV-6 N6GY - 99.1% done
                      1940 Rearwin Cloudster project next
                      4 L-2 projects on deck
                      Former Owner 1946 BC-12D's N43109 & N96282
                      www.bentwing.com

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