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    Default Wassmer 51A

    Seven years ago I bought a 1974 Wassmer 51A. I restored it deep down to the very last screw, including new paint, interrior, full IFR equipment, etc. If somebody is interested in the restoration report:


    http://www.drgaida.de/DEHJV/EHJV.pdf


    The plane had less than 900hrs when I bought it. Now, 500hrs later, we are still good friends. The good thing, it was owned by one person for the first 35years. He did not fly much, but took care of the lady. I guess he died, but then she was owned by people who gave a $#!t on maintenance and the plane was in very bad condition. In fact I was surpised it was still flying.

    I managed it, to get more than 40kg of weight out of the plane. The empty mass is now 592kg, MTOW 1040kg. Gives 448kg payload, something like 900lbs. Because it is the first manufacturer who built glass fibre planes in series, I had no issues with corrosion of the fuselage.

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    Default Re: Wassmer 51A

    Very nice, looks like that was a very deep restoration.

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    Default Re: Wassmer 51A

    Yes,

    I replaced everything what wasnŽt as new. Magnetos, carburetor, one piston and cylinder, almost the complete avionics. Added IFR, autopilot (including automatic IFR landing capability), music, etc...IMG_5747.JPG

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