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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Walter105 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 pm

Which is better: Reims Rocket 172 or Cessna 182P?

Using two examples currently for sale in the classifieds, although bigger than what the OP is probably after.
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by jimdavis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 pm

Walter105 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Which is better: Reims Rocket 172 or Cessna 182P?

Using two examples currently for sale in the classifieds, although bigger than what the OP is probably after.
My little bit of experience with the Reims Rocket is that there is nothing nice about it. I can't really remember why, but I do remember taking quite a strong dislike to it. I guess if they were any good there would be plenty of them around.

The 182 is a very different kettle of fish. I am not a Cessna fan, but if you are going to buy a Cessna the 182 would probably be my first choice.

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by pafuri » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 pm

Hi Domzi, I guess you must be very confused now if you read all the posts !. What I can tell you is that it all depends on the depth of your pocket. You might just as well consider a VLJ (very light jet).
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Lood » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 pm

Walter105 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Which is better: Reims Rocket 172 or Cessna 182P?

Using two examples currently for sale in the classifieds, although bigger than what the OP is probably after.
C182, all day long. 25 hp makes a huge difference and I’m sure that the Reims won’t come close to the 182, not in any department. It might be a bit cheaper and use a little less fuel, but that’s about where it will end.

A good C182 will set you back for at least R1 bar though and because of that, I would buy a similar, or even better 235, for less money - if I did need that kind of carrying capability.
For two people, going long distances at speed and on little fuel, nothing will beat a Mooney though, especially the pre-J models. They’re tough as nails and as long as the wings will clear, will go into just about any strip without issue. But then there’s that damn wet wing fuel tanks. It’s not if,but rather when ...
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Spoke Eagle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am

My choice for the OP would be the Commanche 260 now in the classifieds. It is cheap R600 000. Fast. Long range and has HUGE wheels. Maybe to big but touring might mean camping as well and you could probably fit a double bed in there.
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by RHUBARB » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:53 am

I agree on the Commanche 260, this is one helluva nice aircraft with great history. A beautiful, clean example & well looked after at a good price
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:05 am

Spoke Eagle wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am
My choice for the OP would be the Commanche 260 now in the classifieds. It is cheap R600 000. Fast. Long range and has HUGE wheels. Maybe to big but touring might mean camping as well and you could probably fit a double bed in there.
Cant find the ad ..do you have a link?
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by ace505 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 am

Bearcat wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:05 am
Spoke Eagle wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am
My choice for the OP would be the Commanche 260 now in the classifieds. It is cheap R600 000. Fast. Long range and has HUGE wheels. Maybe to big but touring might mean camping as well and you could probably fit a double bed in there.
Cant find the ad ..do you have a link?
https://www.avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 2&t=212274
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:59 am

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by lampiesJR » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:24 am

I know the previous owner of EOC well. He owned her for probably the last 20 years. All I can say is whoever buys that aircraft buys one of the best planes in SA. Meticulously maintained, a lot of money spent and at the end, R650 000 buys you quite a lot of aircraft. Easily the neatest example of a Commanche in SA
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 am

Spoke Eagle wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am
My choice for the OP would be the Commanche 260 now in the classifieds. It is cheap R600 000. Fast. Long range and has HUGE wheels. Maybe to big but touring might mean camping as well and you could probably fit a double bed in there.
I couldn't agree more Spokers, that would be my choice. However I think it might be a bit too much aeroplane for a brand new PPL.

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 am

That's a brilliant looking aircraft, but this info from the ad is incorrect:

Other information: PLACO imported this aircraft as the first Demo Comanche to SA

I used to fly Piet vd Woude's 250 Comanche, CWG, couple of years before this. And there were two or three 180 Comanches around before that. This could have been the first 260HP one.

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by lampiesJR » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:25 am

jimdavis wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 am
Other information: PLACO imported this aircraft as the first Demo Comanche to SA
I was also under the impression that this was the first Commanche in SA imported as a demo aircraft and fitted with the best the time had to offer. Maybe I am also wrong :?
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Whirly » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:53 am

Spoke Eagle wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am
My choice for the OP would be the Commanche 260 now in the classifieds. It is cheap R600 000. Fast. Long range and has HUGE wheels. Maybe to big but touring might mean camping as well and you could probably fit a double bed in there.
Yep, this is where I will jump in as well,..............................Comanche all the way! Obviously if it would suite your needs and pocket, engine is not there yet but will be expensive once due. This is also the fuel injected model, mine was too and what a joy! :D Of all the aircraft that I owned, and there were plenty, the Comanche was by far my favorite and I flew her for nearly 400 hours. :D

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:05 am

jimdavis wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 am
That's a brilliant looking aircraft, but this info from the ad is incorrect:

Other information: PLACO imported this aircraft as the first Demo Comanche to SA

I used to fly Piet vd Woude's 250 Comanche, CWG, couple of years before this. And there were two or three 180 Comanches around before that. This could have been the first 260HP one.

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The first one was a 24-180 ZS-CIZ imported in April 1958 and written off at Youngsfield 3/7/1970

The first 24-260 was ZS-CUM which was imported in March 1962 and sold in Namibia 26/6/1991

This one ZS-EOC is a 24-260B and was imported in June 1966
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