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    Bret Chilcott posted in the group 1-26 Association Official

    1 month ago

    Where are most 1-26’s actually made available for sale? I am surprised that there is not more listed on the classified area of this web page. I am just beginning my search. Thank you.

    • Bret, Where are you located? If your not heavy I may have one for sale that is located in the Los Angeles area. Its the one I got in the estate auction and you saw the thread. Sadly I need a D or E model for my weight. This is a B model Serial Number 390. My search begins for one that will fit me while I work on the B model to get it flight worthy.

      • Hello Marc. Thank you for your reply and information. I am located in Kansas. A long ways from Los Angeles. Not an impossible drive, but I would rather find a glider closer. BTW – I weigh 190 with aspirations of reducing my weight. Which model would be best for me? Thank you, Bret C.

        • at your weight if you lose a bit a B or C will work. But if you want a Parachute and can find one a D or E may give you more margin. For me, only a D or E will work and still likely no parachute for me. My 126B W&B shows 179lbs max pilot weight to stay under the 600lb Gross weight. However, this was with a heavy O2 tank and older heavy instruments which are now gone. So my plan was to rebuild with a very minimal panel of ASI and Vario only then have an ipad for anything fancy. I would used a docked Handheld radio. Best guess I could get the pilot weight back closer to 200lbs but I am normally 220lbs, but due to covid sedentary life closer to 235 now. So no way I can make this B model work for me. Best of luck finding one in your area. If you run across a D or E on the west coast let me know. I will do the same if I find one in your area. There is a D project in Vancouver Canada area, but like you I am trying to minimize my drive to pick one up.

    • Bret, if you’re still looking check out Wings and Wheels. Free classified ads. https://wingsandwheels.com/classifieds