Playing the might be realistic in 6 months game on barnstormers today... What are the gotchas with buying a 140 or a Luscombe 8A? I've flown in both, owners loved them, I've always thought they were gorgeous, and haven't seen anything scathing about them. So why are prices for these aircraft so low? Looks like good examples can be found for 20-30k. Is it just age that keeps the market down? Two seats? Too slow (I'm not even sure what real life cruise numbers can be expected)? Low useful load? Aversion to bare metal?