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I'm aware of some lightweight GA models being registered with RAA such as Piper Colts.

Would there be any interest in a Cesna 150 for this? Their empty weight is around 450kg.

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There were some light GA aircraft put on the RAA register years ago when there was not much scrutiny about weights.

However I doubt it could be done these days under the mtow limit of 600kg.

There is talk of raising the max RAA weight to around 760kg, but it may be a long wait.

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Thanks.

A mate had Piper Colt which he registered with RAA. They are only slightly lighter than the 150 and weight can be reduced further to a degree.

Definitely viable as a solo machine.

Would SIDS apply to an old 150 on the RAA register?

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Thanks.

 

Would SIDS apply to an old 150 on the RAA register?

 

Unfortunately yes, SIDS will still apply to the C150 if they ever get into RAAus. There will be no change to the current maintenance requirements for over 600kg. LAME required and all the SIDS, AD's, MSB's etc.

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Thanks.

A mate had Piper Colt which he registered with RAA. They are only slightly lighter than the 150 and weight can be reduced further to a degree.

Definitely viable as a solo machine.

Would SIDS apply to an old 150 on the RAA register?

Yes, and if 760kG gets in and configured above 600kG (two persons) then LAME maintained required.

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It would be easy to spend $45K or more on it, without doing anything to the motor or cosmetics.. It may be worth doing if you had a good reason and thoroughly assessed it BEFORE starting anything. Once you start you can spend good money to try to extricate yourself from a situation you should never have commenced. There's Magneto's (Time)and carburetter ADs as well as corrosion and the legislated inspections. What's the TTIS and engine history?. I don't mind the aeroplane but it's a bit cramped for two of todays people width wise.. Nev

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