1977 Scout 8GCBC with 2100 Floats and Alum. Spars


1977 Scout 8GCBC with 2100 floats and Alum. Spars

2850 total time

1450 smoh O-360-C1E 180hp with forward governor mount

Wipline 2100 floats

72 gals total fuel

New wings and all new fabric In 1999

Great performing 80” Hartzell constant speed prop with 1100 smoh in 2002

(prop requires eddy current inspection on hub every 100 hours but it can be done ON the aircraft)

Battery moved forward

Shoulder harnesses (inertia reel for pilot)

Split cabin door with hinged upper section

Hinged left window

Cargo door

Vortex Generators

Steves Gaskolator

Dimond plate floor

Full metal belly

Aero 3000 skis

Winter covers

Wheel landing gear included

Annual and prop inspection are currently due but could be negotiated/wrapped into buyers’ inspection

Empty weight 1440 lbs on wheels and 1550 on floats. 2150 lbs GW

This is A SCOUT NOT a Citabria. It has taller landing gear, higher gross weight, longer wings (almost 3 feet more span), 180 hp engine, constant speed prop, and 70 gals useable fuel. It’s a dramatically better performer as a result and makes a particularly excellent float plane. The cockpit is very comfortable due to its width and layout (especially compared to Super cubs) and Airglas has a certified belly pod available for the scouts now to add cargo space and versatility. Of course, they cruise dramatically faster than cubs (approximately 105 mph on floats and 110 on 8.50×6 tires) and have toe brakes and they make a fairly docile taildragger.  The Engine, Cowling, and exhaust, are much easier to work on than cubs and it has a full metal belly which adds further to its maintainability. All this makes the Scout a very competitive desirable option for their weight-class but its punches above its weight in some regards.

All specifications subject to verification.

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