New Classifieds Website for Experimental Community Launched
October 3, 2013 - The beta version of a free classified ad website for the experimental community, SkySwapper.com, is up and running. Its mission is "to create a simple, useful environment for homebuilders to buy and sell aircraft, parts, and tools."
"As I've been building my own Van's RV-10, I found myself spending a lot of time searching many forums and big general aviation sites looking for parts and tools that any homebuilder could be selling," said website creator Ed Kranz. "What I really needed was a place that builders could easily connect with other builders, regardless of what type of plane they had. SkySwapper.com fills that need."
SkySwapper.com includes classified ad sections for buying and selling in-progress and completed aircraft, aircraft parts and tools, pilot accessories, airplane partnerships, and a community area where users can list events and volunteer opportunities.
In addition, homebuilders can be featured in the "SkySwapper Homebuilder Spotlight" that includes photos of their aircraft and an interview.
Since it's the website's beta version, users are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions on usability. Posting ads with one photo will always be free, Kranz noted, but during the beta one can sign up using the promo code LAUNCH and be able to post ads with up to four pictures for free plus a few perks as a thank-you for using the site.