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Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely

Just found this ad. The price seems a bit lofty considering 30 year old fabric and the paint being a "5". On the plus side it does have a 75 Continental.

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I agree, Morgan. It's hard to believe this old gal won such big awards with that instrument panel. Steve Weaver has a Collegiate for sale in West Virginia and has been asking $30K for her for a long time. It would be nice if this was the market value for our skinny birds but it's the poor flying Cub that gets all the marketing from its nostalgia...and lofty prices.  Most Collegiates seem to sell in the high teens/low twenties, and projects often go for under $5K.  Thanks for posting this!


Forgive me I'm fairly new to the Porterfield community. What's that about the panel?

Even the J-4 Cub Coupe is much nicer flying but it too is in the same category as Porterfields.  Still it seems to make a more compelling reason to own one. As my knowledge increases about the Collegiate, my interest in owning one is expanding at a greater rate.

Andy Gelston said:

I agree, Morgan. It's hard to believe this old gal won such big awards with that instrument panel. Steve Weaver has a Collegiate for sale in West Virginia and has been asking $30K for her for a long time. It would be nice if this was the market value for our skinny birds but it's the poor flying Cub that gets all the marketing from its nostalgia...and lofty prices.  Most Collegiates seem to sell in the high teens/low twenties, and projects often go for under $5K.  Thanks for posting this!

The panel isn't in the factory configuration and it looks like the 3" compass (original size) was replaced with a 2-1/4" model and a spacer ring.  Don't get me wrong: I cheer every time a Collegiate wins awards, and my own 41VT was at one time a bit of a media darling, but her panel was a cobbled up mess, well hidden by a pretty wood veneer facade,  Perhaps I'm too much of a purist and should just be happy the panel is still populated with round instruments, and not a glass cockpit.

There are many similar aircraft of that era that fly better than the Cub, but none fly better than our Collegiates, though the Interstate S-1A Cadet comes close...and will comfortably accommodate those with larger frames.

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