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Parts For Sale / 80 franklin
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:31:56 PM »
i have a good 80 franklin if anyone needs one.  its complete and looks to be low time..  cant find the logs but still looking..   $2500??  or trade??   

Parts For Sale / Re: Culver engine mount
« on: March 26, 2017, 12:13:08 PM »
i need one.  sent you a e-mail..

Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver PQ-8
« on: August 11, 2012, 11:10:23 PM »
There are currently no PQ-8s, and 3 PQ-8As showing on the FAA registry.

N41778  Jamieson J-1 (PQ-8A) is shown as registered to Edward Fatla, but expired on 9/30/2011.
N41781  Jamieson J-1 (PQ-8A) is shown as registered to John Beoddy, but expired on 6/30/2012.

leaving only:

N61468  Jamieson J-1 (PQ-8A) registered to Johnny Nimmons in Pattison, TX as the only currently registered PQ-8A.

I think Bill's information is correct about the PQ-8A.  The PQ-8 however was certified by Culver prior to production (as the LAR on TCDS 2-559 which I believe only applies to the prototype, and as the LAR-90 on TCDS A-748).  If I recall correctly the Army required that the PQ-8 be certified to CAA standards prior to their acceptance.  It's a shame that there are apparently none in existence.  I know of none in museums or elsewhere.  The FAA registry does show categories for the Culver LAR, Culver LAR-90, Culver PQ-8, Superior Culver LAR, Superior Culver LAR-90, and Superior Culver PQ-8, so there apparently were some registered at some time in the past.

Being an aircraft produced early in WWII, I can only imagine that the majority of them were destroyed during the war, and those remaining after WWII have slipped away over the years.  I have an interest in the Waco CG-3A Troop Glider that has apparently also completely disappeared from the face of the earth.  They weren't even used as targets or in combat as far as I can find, and they've suffered the same fate as the PQ-8.
  i ended up with the remains of n-41778  PQ-8A  jamieson j-1 along with other culvers from the fatla collection.  most of the stuff was passed on to other culver owners.  no complete airframes were found in the old barn full of airplane stuff.  just parts,pieces with bill of sales & name plates.  dart

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