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1946 Luscombe 8A // The Roots Of Flight // N1616K

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - November 1, 2023

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Location: Raymond, Kansas

Description: An evening golden hour joyride calls from this mirror polished 1946 Luscombe with a 65 hp recently overhauled engine and Hamp electric start. The father and son team that currently owns it spends their spare time flying and looking after this beautiful machine. Recent major maintenance items include: new windshield, new upholstery, rebuilt Bendix Mags, and rebuilt Airspeed Indicator.

Airframe Details
  • All Polished Metal with Iconic Luscombe Blue Logo and Stripes
  • TT 2556]
  • Fuel Capacity 14 gal.
  • Stall Speed  45 mph
Engine Details
  • Cont A-65 ( 172 SMOH)
  • Compression mid to upper 70’s
Propeller Details
  • Rebuilt McCauley # 34194 (1B90/CM7443)
Avionics Details
  • Battery powered Trig TY 91 VHF radio
  • Battery powered iFLY 720 GPS
  • Battery power/ w built in generator
  • Levi Aviation BOM (Broadcasting outer Module)
Additional Features
  • Complete hard copy maintenance manuals
  • Logs back to 1961
  • Fuel Capacity 14 gal, 13 gal usable
  • Range  4.5 GPH approx 2.9  hrs. flight time
  • Cruise  90 indicated at 2350 RPM

Polished aluminum with iconic Luscombe blue stripe trim and logo


Grey Reupholstered 2021

Auction Details

Contact Phone: 254-735-5030

Contact Email: aircrew@airspaceauctions.com

Registration Number: N1616K

Make: Luscombe

Model: 8A

Required Deposit: $1,500

Buyers Premium: 6%

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Questions & Answers
Q: Any hail damage (dents, dings) ? posted by: markh85 10/29/2023 8:58 AM CT
A: No