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Details about  1963 VOLMER SPORTSMAN VJ-22, AMPHIBIAN AIRPLANE PROJECT STORED INSIDE FOR YEARS

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1963 VOLMER SPORTSMAN VJ-22, AMPHIBIAN AIRPLANE PROJECT STORED INSIDE FOR YEARS
1963-VOLMER-SPORTSMAN-VJ-22-AMPHIBIAN-AIRPLANE-PROJECT-STORED-INSIDE-FOR-YEARS
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New
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Oct 22, 2013
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US $1,250.00
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Item location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Last updated on  Oct 20, 2013 18:34:54 PDT  View all revisions

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 THIS AUCTION IS FOR A DAMAGED, BUT COMPLETE VOLMAR VJ-22 SPORTSMAN HOMEBUILT AMPHIBIAN, OR "FLYING BOAT"

THE VOLMER IS ACTUALLY A VERY FAMOUS AND SUCCESSFUL KIT AIRPLANE FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF HOMEBUILDING.

THE DESIGNER, VOLMER JENSON, WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED GLIDER BUILDER AND PILOT WHEN HE DECIDED TO BUILD HIMSELF AN AMPHIBIAN AIRPLANE THAT HE COULD USE FOR BACK-COUNTRY FISHING AND HUNTING IN 1958

THE AIRPLANE HANDLED WELL, ESPECIALLY ON THE WATER,WHERE IT WAS SHOWN TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE 5 FOOT SWELLS

VOLMER ATTEMPTED TO PUT HIS AIRPLANE INTO PRODUCTION, BUT INSTEAD SETTLED FOR SELLING PLANS AND BLUEPRINTS, WHICH SOLD VERY WELL

THIS AIRPLANE IS BUILT WITH WOOD, IN THE MANNER OF THE TIME, AND IS HEAVILY REINFORCED TO BE EXTREMELY STURDY.

COVERED WITH FIBERGLASS CLOTH TO MAKE IT WATERPROOF, THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THIS AIRPLANE HAS HELD UP VERY WELL

WHAT SUPRISED ME MOST DURING MY RESEARCH OF THIS AIRPLANE WAS HOW MANY OF THESE AIRPLANES ARE CURRENTLY FLYING AND IN USE !!

THE WEBSITE SHOWS DOZENS OF AIRPLANES IN MULTIPLE COLORS, AND THE VOLMER CLUB HAS FLY=IN MEETINGS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY DURING THE SUMMER!

EVEN BETTER, A COMPLETE SET OF PLANS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE AIRPLANE IS READILY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE FOR $250, SO ANY REPAIRS OR MAINTENANCE THAT IS REQUIRED COULD BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED MATERIAL, NO GUESSING !!

 

 

 

WE AQUIRED THIS AIRPLANE, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER UNIQUE VEHICLES, WHEN WE RECENTLY PURCHASED AN AIRPLANE HANGER FROM A COLLECTOR WHO WAS CLEANING UP HIS AFFAIRS AFTER A STROKE.  TO EXPIDITE THE PURCHASE, WE ALSO PURCHASED ALL OF THE VEHICLES INSIDE (AIRPLANES, CARS, AND MOTORCYCLES), AND WILL BE SELLING ALL ON EBAY IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, SO IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A 1958 FIAT 600 WITH SUICIDE DOORS, A VOLVO COUPE', OR ANY OTHER COOL TOY, KEEP CHECKING OUR EBAY SITE

 

THE FUSELAGE ON THIS AIRPLANE IS INTACT, AND IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION.

THE FAR AFT TAIL SECTION ON THE BOTTOM IS BROKEN WHERE THE TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY (INCLUDED) ATTACHES, AND WE ASSUME THAT THE AIRPLANE SUFFERED DAMAGE, AS THE WINGS ARE DESTROYED

THE WINGS BY THE WAY, ARE NOT HOMEBUILT PIECES, THEY ARE DIRECT TAKE-OFFS FROM THE AERONCA CHAMP OR CHIEF, SO USED WINGS OR PARTS ARE AVAILABLE

IN ADDITION TO THE DAMAGED WINGS (SHOWN SCATTERED ON THE HANGER FLOOR), WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING A HUGE SUPPLY OF REPLACEMENT RIBS TO MAKE NEW WINGS. WE DO NOT KNOW IF ALL THE REQUIRED RIBS ARE HERE, BUT IT APPEARS THAT THERE MIGHT BE !!

ALSO INCLUDED ARE LIFT STRUTS.  ONE SET IS BENT, BUT AGAIN WE ARE INCLUDING REPLACEMENTS THAT LOOK GOOD, AND AN EXTRA MAIN STRUT FOR THE OTHER SIDE, SO YOU SHOULD HAVE A COMLETE SET, PLUS ONE !

ALL PLEXIGLASS IS THERE, BUT ONE OF THE TWO CLAMSHELL DOORS HAS A BROKEN PLEXI, AND THE WINDOW BEHIND IT IS CRACKED AS WELL

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTOS, THE MAIN HULL IS INTACT, ON GEAR, AND WILL ROLL AROUND. THE HULL SEEMS TO BE IN PRETTY GOOD AND STURDY CONDITION

THE DASH IS COMPLETE WITH INSTRUMENTS, AND THE SEAT FRAMES ARE INTACT, BUT THE WEBBING IS POOR

THE HORIZONTALS AND ELEVATORS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, AND INCLUDE STRUTS

THE RETRACTABLE LANDING GEAR LOOK GOOD, THE TIRES HOLD AIR, (AND THE WHEELS CAN BE REPLACED WITH SKIS, NOT INCLUDED, FOR SNOW LANDINGS).

THE FIBERGLASS UPPER COWLING IS INCLUDED, BUT THE LOWER HALF IS MISSING

THE ENGINE PYLONS LOOK GOOD, AND ALL ENGINE GUAGES AND CONTROLS ARE INTACT AND INCLUDED, AS IS THE ALUMINUM FUEL TANK, BUT THE FRANKLIN 4 CYLINDER ENGINE ITSELF, WITH IT'S ACCESSORIES, IS BEING SOLD ON ANOTHER OF OUR EBAY AUCTIONS. WE WILL LEAVE IT ON UNTIL BOTH AUCTIONS CLOSE, IN CASE THE BUYER OF THE AIRFRAME ALSO BUYS THE ENGINE, BUT OTHERWISE THE AIRFRAME BUYER DOES NOT GET THE ENGINE

STORAGE IS FREE FOR 30 DAYS FROM THE END OF THE AUCTION, THEN $7 PER DAY THEREAFTER

ALTHOUGH THIS WAS A FLYING AIRPLANE, AND WAS N NUMBER REGISTERED, THE REGISTRATION HAS LAPSED, AND WE WILL ONLY BE SUPPLYING A GENERIC BILL OF SALE WITH THIS PROJECT.

AT THIS PRICE, YOUR CHOICES ARE MANY:

FIX IT UP.       THERE IS SUPPORT, A STRONG FOLLOWING, OTHERS FLYING, AND A STRONG TYPE CLUB

TURN INTO A STATIC DISPLAY.     IF YOU ARE A PILOT THAT HUNTS OR FISHES, THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PIECE IN YOUR HANGER, STORE, OR CLUBHOUSE/LODGE

USE IT FOR ANY OTHER DISPLAY PURPOSES, IT REALLY IS A UNIQUE LOOK

GOOD BIDDING !!

 

 

 

Volmer Jensen’s two-place Sportsman amphibian has to be called one of the more successful homebuilt designs around.

 Building it costs about a tenth as much as buying a comparable airplane.

Saltwater can’t hurt its fiberglass plywood hull, so corrosion is no problem.

The Sportsman uses fabric-covered Aeronca Chief or Champion wings.

It is essentially a small flying boat fitted with wheels that can be exchanged for skis.


 

 

 

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WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT DOES NOT OBTAIN REPAIR ESTIMATES, AS WE DO NOT REPAIR ANY OF OUR AIRPLANES. WE ONLY FACILITATE THE SALE OF REBUILDABLE AIRCRAFT TO THOSE DESIRING TO SAVE MONEY OR HAVE MORE AIRPLANE THAN OTHERWISE POSSIBLE FOR THE MONEY.

REPAIR OF ANY AIRCRAFT WILL DEPEND ON MANY FACTORS, SUCH AS AVAILABILITY OF USED PARTS, LABOR RATE OF THE REPAIR FACILITY, FAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRCRAFT, ETC. AND WE WOULD NEVER PRESUME TO ESTIMATE THIS NUMBER FOR A BUYER. BEWARE OF THOSE WHO OBVIOUSLY GIVE UNREALISTICALLY LOW "ESTIMATES" FOR THE REPAIR OF THE DAMAGED AIRCRAFT THEY SELL.

THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD WITH A LOW RESERVE, THEREFORE WE FULLY EXPECT THIS LISTING WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE CLOSE OF THIS AUCTION, SO BID EARLY AND BID HIGH. THERE WILL BE NO CHANCE TO BUY THIS ITEM LATER!!

AS WE SET OUR BUY-IT-NOW SO LOW, MANY OF OUR AIRPLANES SELL BY THIS METHOD BEFORE THE END OF THE AUCTION. DONT WAIT TOO LONG HOPING TO SNIPE IT AT THE END, AND BE DISAPPOINTED !

WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT INC IS THE #1 VOLUME SELLER IN THE USED AIRCRAFT MARKET!

WE ARE THE REAL BRICK AND MORTAR WENTWORTH AIRCRAFT YOU HAVE SEEN ADVERTISED ON PAGE 6 OF TRADE-A-PLANE, AT OUR BOOTHS AT OSHKOSH, SUN-AND-FUN, AOPA, AND ELSEWHERE FOR OVER 20 YEARS !!!!

WE HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, SO WHEN YOU BUY AN ITEM THROUGH EBAY FROM US, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT WE WILL LIST ALL ITEMS AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE, AND THAT WE WILL ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS TRUTHFULLY.

PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS THROUGH THE LISTING(ASK SELLER A QUESTION), BECAUSE THESE QUESTIONS GET ANSWERED IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER.

PLEASE DON'T ASSUME. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT ANY FACET OF ONE OF OUR LISTINGS, PLEASE ASK !

SO THAT ALL BIDDERS HAVE THE SAME INFORMATION,WE PREFER NOT TO ANSWER DETAIL QUESTIONS BY PHONE. OUR PHONE SALES STAFF HAS NO DIRECT KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITEMS ON EBAY.

DUE TO THE AUCTION FORMAT, IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR FOR THE HIGH BIDDER NOT TO BUY THE ITEM LISTED, SO TREAT YOUR BID LIKE A HANDSHAKE!!

YOUR BID IS NOT A RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL, BUT RATHER A CONTRACT TO BUY OUR AIRPLANE AT YOUR BID PRICE

SO BE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION, AND FUNDSIN PLACE.

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $2,000 IS DUE WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE BID CLOSING. WE PREFER PAYPAL FOR THIS DEPOSIT, BUT IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PAYPAL, LET US KNOW, AND WE WILL HELP YOU FIND AN ALTERNATIVE.

THE BALANCE OF THE PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF BID CLOSE. THESE FUNDS CAN BE BY WIRE TRANSFER, BANK OR CASHIERS CHECK, CASH, OR ANY COMBINATION. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE BY TIME STATED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU HAVE VIEWED THE AIRCRAFT. BID ACCORDINGLY.

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT THIS LISTING, AND BE SURE TO CLICK "SEE SELLERS OTHER AUCTIONS" OR SEARCH WENTWORTHAIRCRAFTINC IN SELLERS,FOR MORE ITEMS YOU NEED OR WANT!

 


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