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Old March 20th 17, 08:43 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Bruce Hoult
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Default We need an ASW-19 rebirth for $25,000

On Monday, March 20, 2017 at 8:50:41 PM UTC+3, chipsoars wrote:
http://all-aero.com/index.php/compon...-19--valiant-t

$19,500 USD


On Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:36:41 PM UTC-4, wrote:
How and why, was the PW-5 made for so cheap?

Nobody can answer this because it proves you are wrong!

Basic sailplanes do not cost a fortune to build. There is a market for entry level gliders with a handicap of 1.00 for a reasonable price. Few pilots want to own a 40-50 year old fiberglass sailplane.

How much did an ASW-19 cost brand new in 1975?


So, according to http://www.dollartimes.com/inflation/inflation.php, that $19500 in 1975 would be $90,711 now. $19500 in 1976 would be $84827 now.

Which is right about what the HpH 304 costs now.
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