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    Picking a Plane

    Murphy- No answers to call/Emails/and their facebook is dead. I thought they went out of business. I just got quoted $11,800 for a Maule. That shuts that game down. Now, I don't know what to get. Nothing seems to make sense right now. Nothing is available, or if it is, it is not really what I...
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    Picking a Plane

    I think Murphy is out of business.
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    Picking a Plane

    Please explain.
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    Picking a Plane

    I have flown Moonies, 182s 172s 150s, and a few off ducks in between.
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    Picking a Plane

    My Wife doesn't like you already. Personally, I think you're hellofa Man. :)
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    Picking a Plane

    Picking a Plane has got to be the most difficult decision in the world. Airplanes are like Motorcycles, seems like you need more than 1 to do different things in different Situation. There also seems to be a standard progression pattern in Aircraft ownership where someone to buys a Certified AC...
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    Jabiru A3300 Engine

    Thank you for your response! Here are things I am hearing. -"This is not a Lycoming, if you want a Lycoming go buy one." - "This is a very light weight high performance engine. Think of it like a Ferrari engine, it needs constant care and attention." - "You must constantly pay attention to your...
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    Jabiru A3300 Engine

    Can someone please share the positive aspects of selecting the Jabiru A3300 as an Aircraft power plant?
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    Non- Biased Engine Reviews -Viking

    Please dont take my comments about the CH750 and an insult by any means. Hell, I may even build one. In fairness, I am probably guilty of seeing too many cobbled together. I do like the fact that you can get 3 seats in the 750, but it is really slow. I am also worried that after a 70+k...
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    Non- Biased Engine Reviews -Viking

    Wayne- I am not sure what I am going to do, but I want to do something. The CH750 has me concerned as I have watched too many skins wobble in the prob wash. I feel it would be a great starter plane, but afraid of resale value. IMHO Any VANs hands down are far superior to anything out there, but...
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    Non- Biased Engine Reviews -Viking

    So... Lycomings have failed in flight, Continental's have failed in flight, Rotax has failed in Flight, Corvair has failed in flight, LS engine has failed in flight, Jabiru and so has the Vikings. It seems just about all of them have. What can be done? Perhaps one person is not so savory, but I...
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    Non- Biased Engine Reviews -Viking

    I have been looking at the viking 130. I know a guy that bought one, but lost contact with him and dont know if he ever got his plane flying. I have been trying to find proud owners posting videos and accolades, however, all I see is posting from Viking Engines. I want to hear from customers...
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    weight and power

    Thank you all!
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    weight and power

    How does weight and power affect an airplane in regards to choosing an engine for a homebuilt AC? Example, a Lycoming 0-320 is heavier than a Continental O-200, but has more horsepower. Assuming all conditions are the same and engineering was in place, would you gain a greater useful load out...
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    Fatal Experimental A/C accidents

    It doesn’t seem like Kit Builders are long for this world (especially if you drive an RV.) Last night I did a search on all the fatal accidents that were in experimental aircraft. Unfortunately I was reading for quite a while and only went back to June 2011. I didn’t see a way to chart my...
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    How do you buy a used engine?

    Its really been a stuggle for me to understand that an airplane propeller spining creates more wear and forces on an engine than a car does. (and lord I have trashed me some cars) I guess that is why auto conversions are less than favorable in aviation. Having said that, I plan on flying with...
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    How do you buy a used engine?

    I am looking at a couple of planes.The ones that seem to be capturing my attention is the Ch750 and the other is the KitFox S-7. Which engine??? Oh god. If I go with a CH750 I would probably go with a Viking due to price and the fact that a local builder is using one. If I go with Kitfox I...
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    How do you buy a used engine?

    How does one go about buying a used aircraft engine? I literally know nothing about the subject except that engines are expensive to buy and maintain. I know there is something called TBO (Time Between Overhauls) and engines can only be used for so long until they need TBO ie.2000-2400hrs. I...
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    Corvair Converison Questions

    I have some questions about a Corvair conversion and I am really hoping to gain some insight as to whether this is the right engine for me. Yes, I have been to the FlyCorvair Website, I have been all over you tube and seen a few blogs on the subject. I have not spent any money buying books or...
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    Picking a Plane

    Matthew- I have not heard of this one before. I will definitely look into it. Thank you!
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