FS: The Tron Guy's airplane

Discussion in 'The Classifieds' started by jmaynard, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. jmaynard

    jmaynard Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Fairmont, Minnesota
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Maynard
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  2. Jay Honeck

    Jay Honeck Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,524
    Location:
    Port Aransas, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Honeck
  3. alaskaflyer

    alaskaflyer Final Approach

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    7,545
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Alaskaflyer
    Hopefully trading into something else nice. I have always really liked your paint job, and the avionics...wow.
     
  4. Teller1900

    Teller1900 En-Route

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,681
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    I am a dad!
    Good lord, there are days I really wish I had saved more as a kid! Sorry to hear you're selling it, Jay, but I hope the sale goes well. I'll spread the word around the FBO here.
     
  5. jmaynard

    jmaynard Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Fairmont, Minnesota
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Maynard
    Unless I get astonishingly lucky, nothing. :cryin:

    I wish I were...but that doesn't look too likely. If I didn't have to sell the airplane because of the economy, I wouldn't. I bought it fully intending to keep it the rest of my flying career. That's why it's got the avionics it does.

    Thanks. You're not half as sorry to hear I'm selling it as I am...
     
  6. AdamZ

    AdamZ Administrator Management Council Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,531
    Location:
    Montgomery County PA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Adam Zucker
    Sorry to see ya sell Jay. FWIW ya might want to consider taking out the NTSB/FAA discussion in your Ebay listing.
     
  7. jmaynard

    jmaynard Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Fairmont, Minnesota
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Maynard
    I considered that, but I'm going to get asked about it anyway, so I thought it'd be better to address it right up front. It was all over the news, after all, and I get queries about it regularly.
     
  8. gprellwitz

    gprellwitz Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    12,973
    Location:
    Romeoville, IL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Grant Prellwitz
    Dang, Jay. That hurts. Sorry you have to do that. Wish it fit my needs, but you know both Leslie and me, and it just doesn't have the useful load we need. And you know that you aren't going to get anywhere near what it's worth, considering the general market and the specific issues with Zodiacs right now.
     
  9. jmaynard

    jmaynard Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Fairmont, Minnesota
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Maynard
    Yeah. 470 pounds would be a bit light for the two of you.

    There's one factor there that nobody I've spoken to knows how to crank in, though: What's the Tron Guy's airplane, painted up in matching colors, worth? I'm hoping that the story of the airplane being for sale gets some part fo the news/web coverage the original purchase got, and then we'll see.
     
  10. gprellwitz

    gprellwitz Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    12,973
    Location:
    Romeoville, IL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Grant Prellwitz
    That's a good point, and I really hope it works out for you. Hey, maybe Jay Leno would be interested?:D
     
  11. jason

    jason Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,947
    Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jason W (FlyNE)
    Submit it to digg (or similar)
     
  12. pookies

    pookies Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    324
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    pookies
    That makes me sad Jay! :( That was the most COMFORTABLE plane I had ever been in!!
    Also, I thought the plane was blue? The description on Ebay says its green.
     
  13. jesse

    jesse Administrator Management Council Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15,745
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jesse
    It is green with some blue on it.
     
  14. GMascelli

    GMascelli En-Route

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,879
    Location:
    Ocean City, MD
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    GaryM
    Jay,

    Good luck with the sale, awesome plane.
     
  15. Missa

    Missa En-Route

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,575
    Location:
    Hughesville, PA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    AsGoodAsCake
    I'm so glad I got a ride in it, that's one sweet airplane.
     
  16. steingar

    steingar Taxi to Parking

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    25,852
    Location:
    Land of Savages
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    steingar
    A most unwelcome sign of the times. I hope you get out of it with a whole spandex suit, Jay.
     
  17. jmaynard

    jmaynard Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Fairmont, Minnesota
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Maynard
  18. flyingcheesehead

    flyingcheesehead Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    22,600
    Location:
    UQACY, WI
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    iMooniac
    Someone I'm following tweeted about it today, too.
     
  19. steingar

    steingar Taxi to Parking

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    25,852
    Location:
    Land of Savages
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    steingar
    You should stop stalking people. They throw you in jail for that.
     
  20. bullwinkle

    bullwinkle Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,897
    Location:
    The South
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Bullwinkle
    Yeesh, that sucks Jay. I hope you get a decent price for it considering all the buzz around the Zodiacs. I've seen several pretty heavily discounted lately. :(
     
  21. Ted DuPuis

    Ted DuPuis Administrator Management Council Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    25,061
    Location:
    Paola, KS
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    #bandozer
    I've posted it to my Facebook, hope that gets some responses. That said, Jay, I'm very sorry to see you have to sell your plane, especially so soon after you bought it. The good news is that these things do sometimes come back to you. I have a friend who now owns the Travel Air his father used to own. His father sold it and he managed to buy it back some years later when it came up for sale again. Perhaps one day it will make its way back to you.

    I'm glad you were able to make it to Gaston's this year and 6Y9 last year. Hopefully you'll still be able to make it to these hitching a ride with someone else. :)
     
  22. ron22

    ron22 Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,446
    Location:
    MN
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Ron Hammer
    Taking Ted's lead I posted it on my facebook too. Not sure it will help but the more it is out the the better.
    It was nice to geat you at Gaston's glad you made it. Sorry that you have to sell. I hope you the best with your sale.
     
  23. TangoWhiskey

    TangoWhiskey Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    14,240
    Location:
    Midlothian, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    3Green
    Gotta ask... who is sheilawarner?
     
  24. jmaynard

    jmaynard Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Fairmont, Minnesota
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Maynard
    That's a character I created and used on IRC for several years.
     
  25. TangoWhiskey

    TangoWhiskey Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    14,240
    Location:
    Midlothian, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    3Green
    Well, that's one way to help hide your identity online! Pick a girl name when you're a guy!
     
  26. mikea

    mikea Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Messages:
    16,974
    Location:
    Lake County, IL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    iWin
    Nope. For more fun pick gender neutral.

    Tracy, ... Dana, Leslie(!), ...(damn my old brain is broken)
     
  27. gprellwitz

    gprellwitz Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    12,973
    Location:
    Romeoville, IL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Grant Prellwitz
    Sam, Tony (when spoken), Pat, Rene, Sal, Lou, etc.
     
  28. mikea

    mikea Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Messages:
    16,974
    Location:
    Lake County, IL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    iWin
    Kim!! Carol (Pope JP II)
     
  29. jason

    jason Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,947
    Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jason W (FlyNE)
  30. TangoWhiskey

    TangoWhiskey Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    14,240
    Location:
    Midlothian, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    3Green
  31. Trapper John

    Trapper John Ejection Handle Pulled

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    8,155
    Location:
    Headley Grange
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Bill Burkett
    Pat!

    [​IMG]


    Trapper John
     
  32. Henning

    Henning Ejection Handle Pulled

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    39,482
    Location:
    Ft Lauderdale FL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    iHenning
    Bummer, sorry to hear it Jay, may the internet gods of geekdom shine on you and get you enough to buy anther one LOL!
     
  33. Ted DuPuis

    Ted DuPuis Administrator Management Council Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    25,061
    Location:
    Paola, KS
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    #bandozer
    Or, better yet, get enough response that he doesn't have to sell this one.
     
  34. Henning

    Henning Ejection Handle Pulled

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    39,482
    Location:
    Ft Lauderdale FL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    iHenning
    Maybe if he gets a good paying spot out of it. Otherwise, the "Collector Market" while seriously diminished from 3 years ago, most certainly still exists, and it's the bottom end players that disappeared. The top end guys are still there. The best thing would be that there's a billionaire geek off and he gets $1MM for it.

    What's a Spock Spork worth today?
     
  35. Anthony

    Anthony Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    18,612
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Anthony

    Sporks are illogical.
     
  36. flyingcheesehead

    flyingcheesehead Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    22,600
    Location:
    UQACY, WI
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    iMooniac
    Reserve Not Met. :no:

    Well Jay, I hope that means that things will work out for you to keep it. :yes:
     
  37. jesse

    jesse Administrator Management Council Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15,745
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jesse
    Jay will figure out a way to keep it..I'm sure.
     
  38. steingar

    steingar Taxi to Parking

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    25,852
    Location:
    Land of Savages
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    steingar
    It should go up on Barnstormers and/or TAP and/or etc... without all the Tron Guy nonsense. Seriously, many people will be put off by such shenanigans; I think that those most interested in Jay's plane (older IFR-rated pilots in fear of medical issues) are least likely to be plugged into popular culture. The first time I myself ever heard of the Tron Guy was from Jay himself. From everything I've seen it appears to be a fine aircraft and should sell itself.
     
  39. jmaynard

    jmaynard Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Fairmont, Minnesota
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jay Maynard
    It'll take a near miracle for that to happen, unfortunately.

    I approached the eBay auction as I did (including all of the publicity) because there have been several eBay auctions for stuff related to Internet celebrities that went for large sums of money. Nobody could tell me if, or how much, it being the Tron Guy's airplane would change the value. The auction was the best way I could think of to get that answer.

    It's going up on Barnstormers soon, and the Tron Guy stuff won't be emphasized.

    As for being "nonsense", all I can say is that that's your opinion; many others don't share it.
     
  40. timwinters

    timwinters Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    13,060
    Location:
    Conway, MO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    LTD
    Kinda like driving only the speed limit and not one mph over, eh?

    :rolleyes: