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Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Domzi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:29 pm

Hi guys

I am looking for some info from airplane owners. i am looking to buying a plane in the near future, i am looking for some advice on what to go for and what not, maintenance fees per year ect. so basically i will be looking at a small plane for me and my wife, something with a long endurance and good fuel economy.We are going to fly to places all over south Africa. I'm also looking for some info on the process of buying a plane. thank you guys.
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by rajarad » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm

on any budget for any mission anything is possible. Decide on the budget and the mission- that will narrow down the options
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Flooi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Private use... only you two. Go for LSA. Look at a Jab2.
That is best bang for buck. 100knts at 15lph and 6 to 8 hr
range.... cheap to buy and operate
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Domzi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:50 pm

Flooi wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Private use... only you two. Go for LSA. Look at a Jab2.
That is best bang for buck. 100knts at 15lph and 6 to 8 hr
range.... cheap to buy and operate
thanks for the info i will look into it for sure
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Domzi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:59 pm

Flooi wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Private use... only you two. Go for LSA. Look at a Jab2.
That is best bang for buck. 100knts at 15lph and 6 to 8 hr
range.... cheap to buy and operate
you have a full name for that plane?
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Buffett » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:25 pm

Hi Domzi

Give me a call I have a Jabiru SP 470, best light AC you can get for your money.

Come fly with me my number 0833 7 four 2 four 2 six.
I am based at FABB.
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by jimdavis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:37 pm

Flooi wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Private use... only you two. Go for LSA. Look at a Jab2.
That is best bang for buck. 100knts at 15lph and 6 to 8 hr
range.... cheap to buy and operate
Flooi, I can't agree when you say the Jab is cheap to buy. It just isn't.

Also, it may not be the best for an adventure through Africa - I suspect the OP is going to want something that will take a load in and out of some pretty rough strips.

We should perhaps get a better picture of exactly what is needed. Does his wife have a 6 to 8 hour bladder for a start? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Spoke Eagle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:58 pm

Listen to Jim and make shure NTC/LSA is accepted where you want to go.
Also make shure it can run on mogas.
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:21 pm

jimdavis wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Flooi wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Private use... only you two. Go for LSA. Look at a Jab2.
That is best bang for buck. 100knts at 15lph and 6 to 8 hr
range.... cheap to buy and operate
Flooi, I can't agree when you say the Jab is cheap to buy. It just isn't.

Also, it may not be the best for an adventure through Africa - I suspect the OP is going to want something that will take a load in and out of some pretty rough strips.

We should perhaps get a better picture of exactly what is needed. Does his wife have a 6 to 8 hour bladder for a start? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Lood » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:02 pm

If you want to cover some distance, at good speed, using little fuel and not break the bank, buy a Mooney M20C.
They’re cheap, compared to anything comparable, go fast, have long legs, are extremely dependable and maintenance is comparable to most small TCA fixed gear airplanes. The manual under carriage is foolproof, fail safe and requiresvery little maintenance.

And it will be way cheaper to buy than most comparable NTCA ...
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Segg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:25 pm

Lood wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:02 pm
If you want to cover some distance, at good speed, using little fuel and not break the bank, buy a Mooney M20C.
They’re cheap, compared to anything comparable, go fast, have long legs, are extremely dependable and maintenance is comparable to most small TCA fixed gear airplanes. The manual under carriage is foolproof, fail safe and requiresvery little maintenance.

And it will be way cheaper to buy than most comparable NTCA ...
Was just about to say this

And they're fast :D

I've got a 235 but I've only ever loaded it up a few times - looking back on what I've actually used it for, an M20 would now be my first choice, but I would have opted for a turbo charged version 8-[
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Flooi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:36 pm

You all have a point. He should fly as many as possible. We all differ.
TCA have advantages, as do NTCA. If I was young and wanted to fly all
over the country, I would consider PA180 or 235 and budget for MPI costs.

If I were a new PPL and wanted to fly economical, I would consider LSA.
Considering the poor market and resale of aircraft.... do not buy too expensive.
Someday you will want to sell.

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works for me, BUT if I were rich, it would be a Sirius TL3000 or Sling2.
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Allison 501D13H » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:39 pm

Hi Domzi,

So far no one has mentioned an RV. It’s fast and fun and economical and easy to fly, at least mine is, being a 6a. I’m thinking of selling. It’s got an O320, 150hp. I’ve never used it on Mogas, but it’s allowed. Bargain at 800k. PM. Whatever you pick, enjoy every moment of your adventure!

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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by savas » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:22 pm

Flooi wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Private use... only you two. Go for LSA. Look at a Jab2.
That is best bang for buck. 100knts at 15lph and 6 to 8 hr
range.... cheap to buy and operate
Flooi, the guy is looking at buying a plane, pls don’t recommend a portaloo😂😂😂😂......ok I’m outta here
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Re: Buy an Airplane

Unread post by Lood » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:26 pm

That’s the catch 22 situation. RV’s are probably worth it, but sadly, they’re not within the budget of the majority of buyers. Regardless of how low the maintenance costs of any NTCA are, you still have to be able to afford to buy it.

If I could choose, you wouldn’t find me in anything, but an RV10. :D
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