ONLY 50 hrs SMOH BY RADIAL ENGINES LTD
Spirit in the Sky are proud to present this Beech Staggerwing for sale. Widely described as a “cult” aeroplane, the Beech Staggerwing has been in production since 1933 and continued through to 1949.
This example is the E17B. Only 54 were produced this being an early model built in May 1937 and delivered to Batt Aircraft Agency, Santa Monica in November of the same year. In 1938 she starred in a Warner Bros feature named “Women in the Wind”. In May 1942 this airfraft was designated a UC43D in service with the US Army Air Force in Texas and latterly California. In 1946 the aircraft left its military designation behind and reverted back to the E17B. She stayed in California until being purchased by the current owner in 1999.
Currently she is fitted with a Lycoming R680-13 300hp engine. In the past the fuselage stringers and formers have been replaced according to original technical data and drawings. All wing spars and ribs have been replaced with original wing fittings having been cleaned, inspected, overhauled and painted with zinc chromate.
In addition all electrical wires have been replaced, documented and approved.
The engine was overhauled by Radial Engines Ltd in Guthrie, Oklahoma in 2009 and only has 50 hrs since overhaul. Total time on the airframe is 2400hrs.
Exterior is finished in dark green with off white art deco stripe detail.
Interior is finished in light cream leather.
Aircraft is currently based in the US though we have engineers in the vicinity to undertake any inspection. We can also help with import.
For more information please get in contact.
Airframe Total Time: 2400 hrs
Engine: 50 hrs SMOH BY RADIAL ENGINES LTD
Year of manufacture: 1937
Seats in light cream leather with leather clad walls.
Dark green carpet.
Dark green with off white art deco stripes.Painted 1992. Dupont Imron. Green and cream.
Max Gross Weight 3590 lbs
Empty Weight 2682 lbs
Max Speed: 142 knots @ 17gph
Service Ceiling: 25,000ft