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Need advice on cheap plane

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by craig1919, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Sapphire

    Sapphire Well-Known Member

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    Right, unless you have a plane that can do what an airline transport plane can do, you have the same pilot qualifications, and fly to and from capital city primary airports, you will be more restricted by weather-do you have the income of John Travolta?
     
  2. Chird65

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    http://www.raa.asn.au/documents/market/photos/3032.jpg in http://www.raa.asn.au/market/
    This does not get you there as it is 21k and only does 115K. Check the Performance detail here but remember they are talking MPH in there performance.
    http://www.krnet.org/kr-info.html.

    There is a wealth of information at http://www.krnet.org about the good and bad of this plane.
     
  3. ave8rr

    ave8rr Active Member

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    and probably spend another 20K on SIDS.
     
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    Assuming no major issues, what would a 100hrly cost on a C150?
     
  5. ave8rr

    ave8rr Active Member

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    I just paid $1600.00 for an annual on a RV9A but that included the two yearly avionics checks. Only consumables was engine oil, filter and two spark plugs.
    This aircraft has only flown 240 hours and like new.
    I have been told that the SIDS (ageing aircraft) requirement on the 100 series aircraft will involve about 80 hours of labour alone. This requirement is to be completed before 2015 as I understand it.
     
  6. spacesailor

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    Another Hummel Bird supporter!, just check the spec sheet, look at the ones flying. Then you can drag it around Oz in its trailor, till your satisfied youve seen enough
    I fit in size but not weight?.
    spacesailor
     
  7. Guernsey

    Guernsey Well-Known Member

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    It's not only Jags that fall into this category, Cougars are just the same.:gaah::roflmao:
    Alan.
     
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  8. Mriya

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    I'll second all the comments regarding 'cheap plane'. The reality is that these two words don't really go together. Yes some aircraft are 'cheaper' in comparison to their more expensive cousins, however as with most things in life, you will get what you pay for. It pays to do your homework before buying any aircraft because the one guarantee is that owning an aircraft involves significant ongoing expenses.
     
  9. spacesailor

    spacesailor Active Member

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    I'de like a cheap (freebie) ETYPE Jag for my garage, Any offers, promise to polish it & make roaring engine noises, Just like my HummelBird.
    Cost nothing to dream!. No rego, No fuel bill, No hangaridge, No insurance.
    spacesailor
     
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    For under 20k you could get a good single seat that'll do about 60knots or maybe a 2 stroke 2 seater that needs a bit of work.
    None of the RA aircraft are a viable option to travel from A to B on a given day, weather will eventually get in the way and by the time you get the plane warmed up etc you probably could have driven there for a fraction of the cost.
    If you want to take the family on holidays, I'd say go commercial airlines or buy the cessna in the classifieds and spend another 50k on a licence and an instrument rating.
    If you just want to enjoy flying for the fun that it is then 20k will do it with plenty of change.
     
  11. ayavner

    ayavner Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... i had one back in the 80s, and almost daily, when I think of it, kick myself for ever getting rid of it. paid around $8,000.... :(
     
  12. Sapphire

    Sapphire Well-Known Member

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    Dont't become a masochist, invest the $8000 in a plane. There is one here for $4000 asking.
     
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  13. ayavner

    ayavner Well-Known Member

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    yeah, but "invest" implies at least the hope of a return...

    Though with the dividends being paid in smiles, it would be hard to lose!
     
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  14. Sapphire

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    Of course. I've seen people who regard their only purpose in life is to make money, with no time to enjoy it. In the end someone else with a big smile on their face inherits it.
     
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