Street Finds and Ebay Snips — Two Pairs of Useful Wheels
But that is what happened on this day...
I watch Ebay keenly for rare finds and I also have a very keen eye for common street rubbish that can be repurposed. Well, I came across a pair of well used Cessna control wheels on Ebay and then stumbled upon a lonely broken and abandoned child's scooter just around the corner of my street.
Neither could be ignored...
(Pictures below from sellers listing)
|Ooh! These look interesting...|
|Very interesting! |
The first duo were offered as 'BIN' items, and with such a reasonable asking price that they had to be 'bought-right-now' because a little homework confirmed that they were indeed used in some models of the Cessna 337.
Also they were located here in the UK which meant a very low postage price indeed compared to anything that can be bought in the way of airplane paraphernalia from the main source of such parts — the US —where you'll likely be asked to part with money equal to if not well in excess of the value of the desired item and then have to account for import duties into the bargain.
I just hit the buttons, completed checkout, received confirmation and then awaited their delivery. The scooter was taken up to my shop and there was butchered for parts. Firstly, for the wheels, which I thought might somehow be turned into elevator and rudder trim wheels. Secondly for the alloy and steel tubing and various clamps which I just knew would come in useful soon enough.
A good days work, methinks.
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