Bret Chilcott posted in the group 1-26 Association Official
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.
Thank you for the detailed information. Happy flying.
Bret, if you’re still looking check out Wings and Wheels. Free classified ads. https://wingsandwheels.com/classifieds