1979 BELLANCA 17-30A SUPER VIKING (1979 AND NEWER)


  • For Sale
  • 1979
  • BELLANCA 17-30A SUPER VIKING (1979 AND NEWER)
  • N28073
  • 79-30917
  • Essex, MD USA

109000 $109,000 USD

William Rice

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    • For Sale
    • 1979
    • BELLANCA 17-30A SUPER VIKING (1979 AND NEWER)
    • N28073
    • 79-30917
    • Essex, MD USA

    William Rice

    William

    General Specs (cont.)

    3295

    1481 SMOH

    246 SMOH

    992

    Used

    1979

    1979

    IFR

    4

    Additional Classifications

    Detailed Description

    N28073 stands out as a superb example of its type. With impressive speed and comfort, its wooden wing and large tail provides stability in turbulence and exceptional handling. The Super Viking is a high-performance aircraft that demands precise speed control throughout all stages of flight.
    
    The 1979 model incorporated a number of new enhancements.  Full gear doors, manual cowl flaps, and significant manufacturing enhancements, resulting in less operational complexity and a speed advantage over earlier models. This well-maintained plane retains its original engine, fabric, paint, and interior.  Meticulous attention to airworthiness, with annuals conducted by Witmers over the years and inspections over the last three years by Dave Pasquale of Pasquale Aviation, adds to its appeal.
    For enthusiasts seeking an original, handcrafted piece of aviation excellence, N28073 presents a compelling option.

    Avionics / Equipment

    Collins AMR 350 Audio Panel with Markers
    Garmin 430 GPS/NAV/Com (non-waas)
    Century MSD-360 HIS
    King KRA-10 Radar altimeter.
    Century III autopilot
    Century I (backup)autopilot
    Appareo ESG Transponder (ADSB out)
    Stratus 3i (ADSB in, under glareshield)
    Insight Graphic Engine Monitor, Model 602 (EGT and CHT)
    Collins VHF-251 (TSO) Communications Transceiver
    Collins VIR-351 (TSO) VOR/LOC Receiver
    Collins IND-350/351 VOR/LOC//GS Indicator
    Strikefinder Stormscope
    PSengineering PM 1000 four-person intercom
    Shadin Miniflo Digital Fuel Flow indicator and Totalizer
    Electric Trim
    True Airspeed Indicator
    Microphone jacks right side

    Airframe

    Airframe
    
    Serial Number: 79-30917
    Original Fabric -  7 out of 10
    Original Paint: - 7 out of 10
     1st Primary Color: Cameo - X5260U
    2nd Primary Color: Bittersweet - B1482U
    3rd  Primary Color: Ocala Orange - C2065U
    
    Recent work:
    2021 
    •	Left tank vent line replaced.
    •	Lower landing gear struts replaced.
    •	Left main gear actuator leak fixed by rebuild. 
    •	Gear aligned.
    •	Landing gear doors aligned and tightened.
    •	Sequence valve port plug seal to Hydraulic power pack replaced.
    •	Old style Vacuum system replaced.
    •	Landing Light replace and reseal.
    •	Cabin and Baggage door adjustment and tighten.
    •	Oil pressure gauge line leak fixed. 
    •	Many items that had been completed by non-Bellanca experts that had to be redone correctly.  
    
    2022
    •	Left main gear strut fitting replaced (very hard to find) 
    •	Right outboard gear door stiffener installed. 
    2023
    •	Resealed co-pilot brake master cylinder
    •	Replaced right outer main wheel bearing and

    Engines / Mods / Prop

    Engine /Mods/ Prop
    
    Type: Continental IO520-K
    Serial Number: 557408
    Total Time: 3291
    TSMOH: 1476
    
    12/2023 Compressions:
    1) 67/80 2)74/80 3)71/80 4)76/80 5) 77.8/80 6)73.5/80
    
    Recent work
    2021
    •	New lifters installed. 
    •	New Exhaust left and right side.
    •	Cyl 4 exhaust valve lapped in place.
    •	Both Magnetos overhauled.
    •	New engine fuel and oil hoses.
    •	New engine mounts front and rear.
    •	Air box replaced.
    2023
    •	Vacuum pump replaced.
    Prop
    Type: McCauley Three Blade
    Model: D3A34C401 90DFA
    Serial Number: 788934
    Total Time: 3296
    TSMOH: 246
    
    Recent Work
    2022
    •	Removed and replaced prop governor with overhauled exchange.

    Interior / Exterior

    Interior:
     
    Leather - Bronze 1282
    Cloth -  Sunset 979
    Carpet - Bittersweet
    Headliner - Cream Velvet 8
    Seatbelts - Bittersweet
    Instrument panel - Tan
    
    Options: 
    Reclining Seats
    Inertia Shoulder Harnesses
    Ski Tube
    Fire Extinguisher with mount
    Alternate Static Source

    Remarks

    Remarks 
    I bought N28073, a 1979 Bellanca Super Viking, in December 2017 with the intention of flying it for many years. Working with Bellanca expert Dave Pasquale, we've transformed it into one of the best original examples of its type. The annual inspections, starting in August 2021 with 93 discrepancies, reduced to 27 in 2022 and 18 in the December 2023 have addressed all the outstanding discrepancies and required ADs. Despite my initial flying plans, changes in my life have led me to prioritize other activities.  After I have done all I can to make this plane the best it can be, I want it to be flown rather than sit idle and deteriorate.