Auction Scottsdale 2010
Lot 1307
Reserve Type NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Year 1929
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Description This H-47 airplane is completely restored to original airworthy condition. It was one of 29 manufactured and today is the only airworthy airplane of its kind. This plane carries a standard airworthiness certificate. The wing fuselage and tail group are metal riveted construction using corrugated "Alcad" metal. The power plant is the Pratt and Whitney "Hornet" engine with 525hp. The Metalplane was manufactured by Hamilton Metalplane Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a division of Boeing Airplane Company, Seattle, Washington. The Hamilton Metalplane was rebuilt and restored to its original condition by Jack Lysdale. Restoration started in 1972 and completed in 1975, after which it was displayed at Oshkosh and then taken to the 5th National Fly-in Antique Airplane Association and Air Power museum in Blakesburg, Iowa. The Hamilton was awarded five trophies, one of which was the AAA Grand National Champion award. Renovation included extensive re-skinning of the fuselage, wings and a substantial portion of the control surfaces. New gas and oil tanks, landing gear was magnafluxed and rebushed as needed, new windows and interior were installed. Seats were handcrafted with new caning and leather. Original instruments were overhauled. The Pratt and Whitney engine and Hamilton Standard propeller were overhauled and installed. One need only look at the metal swirling on the cowling, the beautiful interior package and the overall attention to detail to recognize the value of this unique, one-of-a-kind and historic aircraft. The Hamilton has gone through an annual inspection and is certified airworthy. Today this plane has 5,224.30 total time and 41 SMOH engine and aircraft.
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