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    Want to own the Bally Bomber?

    Just saw the for sale notice on Facebook:

    http://courtesyaircraft.com/aircraft...-bomber-b-17g/

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    I just can't imagine pouring that much time and effort into something, just to put it up for sale.
    Measure twice, cut once...
    scratch head, shrug, shim to fit.

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    I recall Mr Bally mentioning at AirVenture that he isn't able to fly the plane (I think he said he lost his medical?) so that may play a role in the decision to let it go?

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    Oof. That would just plain suck.
    Measure twice, cut once...
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    I can't imagine even a well healed single individual buying this for the asking price or anywhere near it. If sold, will probably be bought by a museum or warbird association or similar because of tax advantages.

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    Thanks for the information.
    I have spoken with Mr. Bally on several occasions regarding his B-17 build. When I first discovered his project a year or two ago, I was blown away. I asked him if he ever thought about doing a P-38. That's when he told me how long he has been working on the B-17 which was pretty much a decade or two so no P-38 aspirations.. For the price Mr Bally is asking you could find a war bird/ military such as T-28. Mr. Bally is a very nice gentleman and was very kind in regards to my questions. He is an inspiration to us all and he is a master craftsman.
    I am seriously considering doing a P-38.

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    I love this airplane and have nothing but respect for anyone who could do this kind of work. Saying this. This dude is trippin if he believes he will get 1/4 of a million out of this. It is worth its weight in scrap. Anyone who builds anything today knows this. I have a friend building an award winning Onex. He knows it will be worth maybe 1/16th of what he has in it if he ever wants to sell it. He can ask whatever he wants. But getting that kind of cash. Well when cows fly. I cannot say when pigs fly. Someone posted a pic of one flying in the right seat on my FB page.

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    A P-38 would be very very cool. Have you calculated what scale it would have to be? I am guessing 1/2 or maybe 60%

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1600vw View Post
    Well when cows fly. I cannot say when pigs fly. Someone posted a pic of one flying in the right seat on my FB page.
    Dear EAA Forum readers,

    I don't know much about cows or pigs flying, but I do know that turkeys can fly(sort of).

    Yours truly,

    Les Nessmen
    WKRP, Cincinnati

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floatsflyer View Post
    Dear EAA Forum readers,

    I don't know much about cows or pigs flying, but I do know that turkeys can fly(sort of).

    Yours truly,

    Les Nessmen
    WKRP, Cincinnati

    I remember that episode...lol..

    Back to regular programming...lol

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