1951 CESSNA L-19 BIRDDOG:
Immaculately restored classic warbird. 1951 Cessna L-19 Birddog. Also known as the O-1 and Cessna 305A. This magnificent aircraft was completely restored from the ground up by Steve Noyes of Noyes Enterprises. This is an actual warbird, built and delivered to the Wisconsin Air National Guard (actual date of manufacture: 5/13/52). Painted in genuine USAF livery and equipped with hard points for wing mounted stores.
A truly marvelous airplane. Export and worldwide delivery as well as dual instruction available. Call Kevin at Airplanes USA (850) 683-0477
FAA #N40SD (Originally N4278S...new personalized ´N´ number during restoration)
Cessna Serial Number: 22548
Military Serial Number: 51-12234
Can be seen on pg 181 of the book: "The Lovable One-Niner"
550 Since complete restoration
Extensive photo documentation of restoration from start to finish: May of ´02 through Nov of ´03
40 gallons fuel in two wing tanks....Approx 9 - 10 gph fuel burn
Gross weight: 2300 lbs
Empty weight: 1536 lbs
Useful load: 764 lbs
With full fuel you can still carry 523 pounds of people and baggage!
Bush STOL kit installed including: Leading edge cuffs, stall fences and droop tips.
Genuine USAF Vietnam era paint scheme
TCM O470-11I 213hp fuel-injected engine
Serial Number T103283
Fuel injection added during restoration: Model changed from original O470-11 to O470-11I (STC# SE23SW)
Form 337 Dated 10/09/03
Does away with the problematic pressure carburetor system
1800 hr TBO
New 80/64 propeller. Increases cruise speed from 100 mph to 115 mph over stock propeller.Photos show previous propeller.
Equipped with F&M spin on oil filter
24 Volt electrical system
King KY196A comm. 24 Volt radio. Puts out 16 Watts of power vs 8 Watts for a 12 volt system
Garmin GTX 327 Digital transponder with CK 30 encoder
Garmin 496 GPS with integrated cockpit mounting (296 is shown)
Flightcomm intercom system
Whelen strobes, beacon and wingtips
Stall warning horn
Cowl plugs and pitot cover
Immaculate grey paint and green cloth seats
Removable rear stick
Rear rudder pedals fold out of the way
Gust lock in front cockpit
4 point military harnesses on both seats
Private hangar in Baker, Florida. No corrosion - not near the ocean.