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larry bowdish
07-01-08, 10:31 AM
1969 C337D Skymaster for sale, $40,100

6 Seats, Cessna cargo pod, RDR-160 Radar, in pod, De-Ice boots in good condition. Aero Enhancements overlay with blue lighting around instruments, light strips below glare shield and lower instrument panel. FE 490 SFREMAN, RE 220 SFREMAN, 220 since spar inspection, 8240TT.

Dual KX-170 nav comm, Terra ADF, KN62 DME (switchable), slaved HSI, Terra transponder, King transponder, STS loran, AVMAP portable GPS mounted to yoke. 6 place factory oxygen (tanks needs to be certified). Currently undergoing annual.

larry bowdish
07-28-08, 04:19 PM
some pictures

http://www.337skymaster.com/messages/attachment.php?attachmentid=604&d=1213476251

Cargo pod in place

http://www.337skymaster.com/OKC2004pics/pages/LJCN0089_1_jpg.htm

Panel, radar

http://www.337skymaster.com/OKC2004pics/pages/pic10_jpg.htm

Panel is carbon fiber overlay, made by AeroEnhancements. I think they are out of business.

JeffAxel
07-28-08, 06:41 PM
Larry,
why are you selling?? Hopefully because you found another one you like better??

larry bowdish
07-29-08, 09:34 AM
It is not. It's not even the $6/gallon fuel. It's the fixed cost of ownership, the monthly mortgage payment, insurance, annuals.
We priced the plane to sell, so we can get out of it.
I thought about parting it out, (I probably could get more money that way) but I want to see it gone.

rschmidt
07-29-08, 01:30 PM
Larry,
Sorry to hear that you are selling. I've been lurking here for a couple of years (just got my license in Feb.) so I know how active you are in the group.

I know the cost of ownership has been widely discussed in this forum, but would you be willing to share your most recent numbers for insurance and annuals?

Will you be flying your plane to Oshkosh? I live near Madison and I may want to take a look at it.

Thank you,
Richard Schmidt
rschmidt@tomotherapy.com
608-239-9352

larry bowdish
07-29-08, 02:19 PM
my last insurance bill was for about $3K.
My last annual was less than $1K. It depends on parts, but I have, for several years, been able to assist, owner assisted annual, which dramatically reduces the cost of the annual inspection.

I am not flying my plane to OSH.

larry bowdish
08-03-08, 07:05 AM
It's sold.
Thank you.

stackj
08-04-08, 10:49 PM
That's good news and bad news. I'm glad it moved easily. I'm sorry to see that you are no longer a Skymaster owner. I hope you will continue to be a member of the group. You have provided a great service for us.

Whichever way you go, I wish you great success!

larry bowdish
08-05-08, 09:36 AM
It is my intention, (unless of course someone has a buring desire to become the webmaster), to continue in this role, and offer advice where ever I can.

rschmidt
08-05-08, 03:13 PM
Larry,
Thanks for meeting me at Oshkosh, it was a pleasure to speak with you and meet Herb and Jerry as well - please thank them for me.

Sorry I did not get to Bassler to see you off, the bus was super slow, probably due to the increased traffic after the airshow.

I did see Jerry briefly, he was waiting for his clearance, he let me know that you had already left.

Do you know of any Skymasters close to Traverse City (or at least within reasonable flying distance? I'm still hoping to get a tour of a cockpit while in MI on vacation 8/8-8/15. I'll have a C172 in Traverse City while on vacation.

Thank you again for your time,

Rich

hharney
08-05-08, 11:20 PM
Rich

There Was A Skymaster In Tc. Not Sure If It Sold Or Not. My Neighbors Son Is A Cfi At The Airport And I Could Hook You Up With Him Because He Might Know. Also You Can Search The Faa Site To See What Skymasters Might Be Registered Up There. The Faa Do Not Include Phone Numbers But Google Is Amazing To Track Down People.

A Friend Of Mine Was At The Tip Of The Leland Peninsula Last Saturday And Said That There Was A Skymaster On The Airport (5d5) Woolsey. Not Sure If It Is Based There Or If It Was Just Visiting. You Can Always Swing By Grand Rapids And Go For A Ride In Mine.

rschmidt
08-07-08, 02:08 PM
Herb,
I'll look around while I'm in your beautiful state, but if I don't find anything, I may call you - thank you for your generous offer, I'd be happy to help pay for fuel.

Are there any days next week that are better or worse for you?

Thanks again,

Rich
608-239-9352


Rich

There Was A Skymaster In Tc. Not Sure If It Sold Or Not. My Neighbors Son Is A Cfi At The Airport And I Could Hook You Up With Him Because He Might Know. Also You Can Search The Faa Site To See What Skymasters Might Be Registered Up There. The Faa Do Not Include Phone Numbers But Google Is Amazing To Track Down People.

A Friend Of Mine Was At The Tip Of The Leland Peninsula Last Saturday And Said That There Was A Skymaster On The Airport (5d5) Woolsey. Not Sure If It Is Based There Or If It Was Just Visiting. You Can Always Swing By Grand Rapids And Go For A Ride In Mine.

hharney
08-07-08, 10:40 PM
Next week I leave for Idaho on Wednesday morning, so it would have to be before Wednesday.

Diamond Service
09-09-08, 03:31 PM
Hello Larry.
I see a counter drum altimeter installed in your panel. Can you tell me what kind it is and if there is an STC for the installation.
Rgds Troels Hansen

larry bowdish
09-09-08, 03:51 PM
I don't know what kind it was.
It was an encoding altimeter, not all that uncommon. I am unaware of an STC for it, however, there was no 337 form for it.
Kollsman makes one, that is both in. hg, and millibars
http://www.kollsman.com/downloads/28007.pdf
Most people use simple altitude encoders, today.

Diamond Service
09-09-08, 04:01 PM
Thank you for your answer.
The reason I ask is that counter drum altimeters are required for commercial operation in Europe.

Rgds Troels Hansen

JeffAxel
09-09-08, 09:04 PM
Troels,
the altimeter is an ARC EA-401A, it was a factory option on Skymasters. The full part number is 42540-3128. It is a servoed electric altimeter/encoder. The altimeter part works just fine, the encoder part can be troublesome, and expensive to fix. They are pretty common encoding altimeters and it shouldn't be too hard to find one and no problem to install since it could be ordered that way from the factory. If you use one of these altimeters, you have to have a non-electric altimeter as a backup in case of an electrical failure, probably just keeping the altimeter you already have as the #2. I have a repairable core if you are desperate, but it will be expensive to fix I would guess.

larry bowdish
09-10-08, 09:28 AM
That makes sense, as we had a non-electric altimeter also in the airplane.

IFLY4YALL
09-11-08, 05:32 PM
1969 C337D Skymaster for sale, $40,100

6 Seats, Cessna cargo pod, RDR-160 Radar, in pod, De-Ice boots in good condition. Aero Enhancements overlay with blue lighting around instruments, light strips below glare shield and lower instrument panel. FE 490 SFREMAN, RE 220 SFREMAN, 220 since spar inspection, 8240TT.

Dual KX-170 nav comm, Terra ADF, KN62 DME (switchable), slaved HSI, Terra transponder, King transponder, STS loran, AVMAP portable GPS mounted to yoke. 6 place factory oxygen (tanks needs to be certified). Currently undergoing annual.
Hey Larry,

Is the old girl still for sale. I am interested.

Mark Fitzgerald

IFLY4YALL
09-11-08, 05:37 PM
Larry,


Sorry, I didnt see the post announcing that it was sold.


Mark

larry bowdish
09-11-08, 06:59 PM
You should look at Paul and Mary's airplane. It is nicely equipped.

hharney
09-12-08, 06:10 PM
I have an electric Altimeter in the TwinCo. It was in it when we bought it and seems very accurate. Not sure if it has the encoder or the static unit next to it. The static unit has to be there for legality reasons as Jeff indicated. Seems like I have seen these in Trade a Planes from like Airwich in Kansas. Might be a good place to look.

larry bowdish
09-12-08, 08:31 PM
The cool thing about them, as opposed to the ones you more typically see, is that you can dial in 29.97, as opposed to saying, 'should be about there'