|The owner of this lovely little airplane wants to trade for a Royal Enfield motorcycle.|
I've documented offers of a Cadillac Eldorado, a snow plow, and even a 1907 copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
But up to now, no one I know of has offered to trade an airplane for a Royal Enfield. The day has come. Here's the CraigsList ad, out of Southern New Hampshire, pointed out to me by reader Jeffrey Baker:
"Ultralight RagWing aircraft, Ultra-Piet. Ultralight version of Pietenpol Aircamper design. Single seat. Kawasaki 340 engine with JayBird belt redrive and 64-inch Tennessee wood prop. Five gallon fuel tank. Took the plane as part of a trade for another airplane last year. Been in storage. Realised I don't have time or interest enough for this project. It has flown. Engine is new as far as I can tell. Will sell or trade with or without engine, $1,900 without motor. Cash or trade for something interesting like maybe a Royal Enfield motorcycle. Ken Walter at 603-591-5377."
|You don't need a pilot's license. Training is advisable.|
Plus, it's cute as a bug. The asking price for the airplane — sorry, vehicle — is only $2,500, motor and all. You could save that much in airline baggage fees alone!
For an amusing description of flying (and crashing — lightly) in an Ultra-Piet, read Doug's Ultra-Piet blog. It's illustrated with this photo of his plane buzzing the Kansas River at "ultra" low altitude.
|Any landing you can wade away from is a good landing.|