Skip FISK, arrive with priority routing via the Warbird Arrival route and park right on the show line! This RESTORED - VIRTUALLY NEW - authentic WARBIRD with many upgrades originally hails from the Irish Air Corp, who used this very capable yet easy to fly trainer for gunnery and rocket training and as a light attack fighter. All original log books are included since it was introduced into service.
This pristine machine has always been hangared, and flown regularly! This model is equivalent to a C or D model, with significantly improved handling characteristics over the A or B models, and is lighter with fully usable fuel unlike the current E or F models currently being sold new for upwards of $1.6M. This has been my personal airplane for over 12 years, never been beaten up or stressed to the limit as an aerial combat thrill rider, (although it is fully capable of doing so)! Parts are readily available from several sources. While the Exp/Exh class permits substitutes, thus guaranteeing you will never get stuck without a part, this bird is 100% OEM, factory built and fully AD & SB compliant.
This bird has just completed a full spinner to tail restoration over 4 years at an additional cost of almost $300K, thus making it unlikely you will have a surprise Annual expense for many years to come. It has a new upgraded/modified IO540D4A5 (~ est 300-320HP) engine with dual oil coolers, 10:1 helicopter pistons, high lift cam, tuned custom exhaust, oil squirts, a new lightweight starter, tuned GAMIs, REIFF band heater, new mounts, new or zero timed engine accessories, new wiring, and new Hartzell HC-C2YK propeller all with just 133hrs SMOH ... just enough time to shake out any bugs. The interior is mostly NEW, including the glare shield, side panels and rear bolster. The seats have removable Aero memory foam and are bucket style, suitable for a mini-Softie parachute. The canopy, windscreen and nylon runners are all NEW. The gear has been completely rebuilt to zero time including Gold Iridite plating over Cadmium over wearable components. A new poly JetGlo paint was applied by ArtCraft Paint in 2021 including 63 stencils faithfully hand reproduced from the original.
A new laser engraved CNC milled panel includes new Garmin avionics, with a G3X, G5, GMC-307 with light weight 2-axis autopilot, GMA345 audio panel, GTN 650 slaved to the G3X (making for a larger screen that the 750), a GN 255A, GTX 345 and GI-106A. The panel has dual nav-coms for IFR redundancy, a functional TOGA, level button and AP disconnect on the stick, heated AOA, accurate CiES digital fuel senders, strobes, LED lights, USB ports, Bose LEMO connectors. The ELT has been upgraded to an Artex 1000 406/121.5 Mhz. In Marchetti tradition, the pilot flies from the right seat. The custom panel was set up to have a hybrid of glass and steam gauges to balance situational awareness with the reliability of moving needles.
This has been my baby for some time and it is hard to part with right after a full restoration but life took an unexpected turn. Hopefully, you will enjoy this all around amazing plane as much as I have. It truly excels in virtually every category!
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