I am looking at an ad on Barnstormers for a tricycle gear Deuce with an O-290 D2 and about 8 hours of flight testing time. The owner said his test pilot passed away and he is in his 70s and does not intend to complete the project. Does anyone have any input on this aircraft? Red flags?
I'd say not much of a gamble for 8K. I didn't build my duce but my understanding the parts alone could surpass $8000 and that's not counting the engine and propeller. A tricycle duce is weird looking. Just my opinion.