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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm 
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I don’t know where that Russia rumor came from. It’s not going there and is officially for sale. There’s now an ad up for it in the latest Warbirds Intl.


Doesn't the second part of your statement negate the first part - if it is officially for sale it could go anywhere to the highest bidder.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:18 pm 
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I don’t know where that Russia rumor came from. It’s not going there and is officially for sale. There’s now an ad up for it in the latest Warbirds Intl.

It can be yours for a paltry sum of $16 Million U.S.D.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:07 pm 
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I’m curious if the $16M will be the selling price or if it’ll come down to best reasonable offer. I understand where that amount comes from, but it seems a little high to me. Not that a $12M price would change anyone potential buyer minds lol :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:08 pm 
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I’m curious if the $16M will be the selling price or if it’ll come down to best reasonable offer. I understand where that amount comes from, but it seems a little high to me. Not that a $12M price would change anyone potential buyer minds lol :lol:


Of course it will come down. There are only maybe about 6 people in the world who can afford anywhere close to that asking price who would be potentially interested in buying it. Once you start getting above the 3 to 4 Million dollar price range, the amount of people who not only can afford it, but are serious warbird owners becomes very, very small.


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Do the tailwheels retract? All the flyby shots have the tailwheels down and the doors open


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:11 am 
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Do the tailwheels retract? All the flyby shots have the tailwheels down and the doors open

There’s one video from the test flights of the tail wheels up. Considering the left main gear door was slightly open all weekend I think the gear just need some work. Probably on the to-do list for the next few months


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In the 1950’s, the Air Force operated their P-51’s with the tail wheel locked down. It eliminated any possibility of it failing and the rear underside of the fuselage receiving damage.
Also noted last year that the EAA’s B-17 no longer retracts it’s tailwheel. Maybe with the XP-82 they’re just being ultra cautious.


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In the 1950’s, the Air Force operated their P-51’s with the tail wheel locked down. It eliminated any possibility of it failing and the rear underside of the fuselage receiving damage.
Also noted last year that the EAA’s B-17 no longer retracts it’s tailwheel. Maybe with the XP-82 they’re just being ultra cautious.


In the EAA's case, they have installed two forward facing passenger seats on bulkhead 7 (aft of the crew entry door). They have disabled the tail wheel retract since the jackscrew would extend between the passengers when retracted.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:43 pm 
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OD/NG wrote:
JohnH wrote:
I don’t know where that Russia rumor came from. It’s not going there and is officially for sale. There’s now an ad up for it in the latest Warbirds Intl.

It can be yours for a paltry sum of $16 Million U.S.D.


$16 Million sounds a bargain when the same amount wouldn't buy 25% of a GTO.


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OD/NG wrote:
JohnH wrote:
I don’t know where that Russia rumor came from. It’s not going there and is officially for sale. There’s now an ad up for it in the latest Warbirds Intl.

It can be yours for a paltry sum of $16 Million U.S.D.


$16 Million sounds a bargain when the same amount wouldn't buy 25% of a GTO.


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quemerford wrote:
OD/NG wrote:
JohnH wrote:
I don’t know where that Russia rumor came from. It’s not going there and is officially for sale. There’s now an ad up for it in the latest Warbirds Intl.

It can be yours for a paltry sum of $16 Million U.S.D.


$16 Million sounds a bargain when the same amount wouldn't buy 25% of a GTO.

Guess I need to sell my 1970 convertible and retire. :supz:


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maradamx3 wrote:
quemerford wrote:
OD/NG wrote:
It can be yours for a paltry sum of $16 Million U.S.D.


$16 Million sounds a bargain when the same amount wouldn't buy 25% of a GTO.

Guess I need to sell my 1970 convertible and retire. :supz:

You may want to clarify which GTO before selling the Vette :lol:
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$16 Million sounds a bargain when the same amount wouldn't buy 25% of a GTO.[/quote]
Guess I need to sell my 1970 convertible and retire. :supz:[/quote]
You may want to clarify which GTO before selling the Vette :lol:
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