15AC-173 – C-GSAN (17)

A 1948 Sedan with the 180 hp Lycoming Monahan (now Burl Rogers) conversion and EDO 2000 floats.

According to the logbooks, the plane left the factory in July 1948 as N1160H (See photo N1160H_01), sold to Ray Dittman, then sold to C. Miller in 1955. In November 1957, it appears to have been sold to W.B. Zoglewan. In 1964, it was put into commercial service, pilot was Doug Paddock. The log entries are very sketchy until October 15, 1984, when the plane was sold to R. Denham Pierce by Andrew Dosztan. At some time, the airplane was purchased by R. Kitrine in upstate New York. He sold it to Ron Bathaw in 1995/96 and Ron changed the registration to N15AC. Bob McDevitt purchased the plane in May 2000, had it on EDO 2000 floats, based at Clear Lake, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, during the summers, and hangared at Parry Sound airport (CNK4), during the winter months. In April 2013, Bob sold it on to new owners who have it based at Kenora, Ontario, Canada, where photo C-GSAN_16 was taken.

Following is a detailed description of the airplane, at the time of sale in April 2013:

Airframe: 2920 HSN.

Engine: Lycoming 0360-A2A. 220 hrs SMOH. Overhauled by Leavens Bros. Feb/06. 4 New Lycoming Nitride Cylinders. New Slick mags, wires and plug. Alternator and Carburetor overhauled. New vacuum pump, oil cooler and hoses with fire sleeves. All new hoses firewall forward. New oil filter. New baffles and seals A/R. New primer lines. New air and vacuum filters. New hoses on wing tanks.

Propeller: McCauley  1A200/DFA82-42. 481 hours SPOH.

Avionics: Upgraded instrument panel (photo C-GSAN_07): GARMIN SL 40. KT76A Transponder with Mode C4 Place SPA 400 Intercom. EI electronic Volt/Amp meter. Stall indicator and horn. 4 channel EGT – Aerospace Electronics. 4 channel CHT – Aerospace Electronics. Turn coordinator. Heading indicator – electric.

Equipment: EDO 2000 Floats – painted to match aircraft colours. Wheels – Cleveland wheels and brakes per STC 1114NW. Metal Fuel Tanks – (2)  18 gal. Each per STC SA893NW. Baggage Door per STC SA1194NW (Not Installed). Steve’s Aircraft Gascolator per STC SA01026SE. M20 Air/oil seperator per STC SA02033AT. New Plane Power Alternator. New Zeftronics Voltage Control Unit and Concord RG25XC Battery installed. Shoulder harness style seat belts. Pointer ELT 4000. Halon Fire Extinguisher.

Remarks: Fully carpeted interior with vinyl/fabric matching side panels and upholstery. Seaplane door on pilot side. All new tailfeathers, recovered in Feb. 2010, using Stewart Systems Process. All logs back to 1948.

(This page last updated: 06/2014)

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Photos © Unknown (N1160H_01), Bob McDevitt (C-GSAN 01-07), John Sallinen (08-15), David Sullivan (16)

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