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1940 Waco YKS-7 Completely rebuilt in 2010 with all new wood, Ceconite/Consolidated Aircraft Coatings process finished in Forrest Green and Vestal White. Perfect power plant set-up with Radial Engines Ltd Fuel Injected Jacobs R755-A2 (Electronic Ignition), Hamilton Standard 2B20 propellor and Jasco 24v alternator.
Avionics / Equipment
Garmin GTX335 ADS-B out, Garmin GTR225 Comm transceiver, 4-place intercom system. Jasco 24 volt alternator, 2 RG-25 Concorde 12V Batteries (in-series). JP Instruments EDM-830 electronic engine monitor and display. True Blue Power dual USB charge port. Retractable, wing mounted Whelen LED Landing Light.
Complete rebuild completed in 2010. Airframe disassembled, sandblasted, lower diagonal tube and rear seat replaced. Original control yoke, pedestal, and control wheel with new chain, sprockets, rudder, aileron and trim cables & pulleys. Cleveland 10" wheel and brakes. Main landing gear overhauled w/new springs & bushings. All new fuselage wood bulkheads, formers & stringers. New entry door and all exterior sheet metal. New aileron skins w/original fittings. New Sitka spruce wings. 70 gallon fuel.
Engines / Mods / Prop
Complete Overhaul of Jacobs R755-A2 s/n 31388 Oct 2021 by Radial Engines, Limited. Fuel Injected with Spitfire Electronic Ignition System. Hamilton Standard 2B20-229 propellor (blade model 6135A9) overhauled 2007 with matching HS propellor governor model #1A4G5 overhauled 2022. Harrison oil cooler with cold-air pickup on left side.
Interior / Exterior
Certified 5-place aircraft with 4-seat interior. Two lap belts for rear bench seat. BAS inertial reel shoulder harnesses for front seats. Aft stowage baggage bin.
This aircraft was delivered to Socony-Vaccum Oil Company (Standard Oil) in February 1940. It served as a corporate transport for three years and then was seconded to the War Department for coastal patrol duty through the end of WWII. The previous owner, Bill Parent, bought the aircraft as a basket case in Phoenix and completed this impeccable rebuild in 2010. I bought a Howard DGA-15P in 2021 and need to part with this beautiful Waco.
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