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  1. Oct 22, 2015 #1

    Loadie

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    Hello all,

    I am new here and looking for a project to keep my mind, body and soul together.

    I was 20+ years Canadian Military then moved on to Policing when in 2014 was diagnosed with PTSD. I also have a commercials pilots license but had to recently surrender my medical. I own PA22/20 which is beautiful and i have to sell. I dont want it rotting in my hangar!

    I am looking for a project to keep everything working still. Looking for suggestions. I like the sonerai myself. Until i sell my baby my funds are very limited! But have some ro play with, not much though.
    Thanks

    Dan
     
  2. Oct 22, 2015 #2

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    Hi, and welcome. Nice to have you along.

    There are many here who would love to offer suggestions, but you are going to have to be a bit more specific about your preferences.

    High/low wing?
    Pusher/Tractor?
    Fast glass/low and slow?
    STOL?
    Part 103?
    Metal/rag and tube/composite?
    Pottering around on weekends vs cross country?
    Build from plans vs build from a kit?
    Budget?

    etc etc

    Cheers,
    Duncan
     
  3. Oct 22, 2015 #3

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    Joe Fisher

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    Welcome Loadie.
     
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    WonderousMountain

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    I've PTSD as well,

    Not sure what you're allowed without a medical, but my suggestion is for a wood plane.

    Grew up working with wood, and it's more of an endearing experience than the other types.

    Welcome,

    Search this place is so full of info!

    LuPi
     
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    Loadie, welcome to HBA. As many have pointed out in other HBA threads, gliders and motorgliders offer an avenue to flight without a medical, MAYBE even if your medical has been denied. I'm not sure how that translates into Canadian rules though. Also (in the U.S.) Part 103 ultralights offer the chance to fly without a medical.
     
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    Loadie

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    Thanks guys,
    Im still looking for anything at this point. Needs to be reasonably priced to.

    Dan
     
  8. Oct 23, 2015 #8

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    I'd prefer tube and fabric or wood and fabric as I have zero experience with composites. Low wing and rather faster but budget minded.

    I have PA22/20 that I will be putting up for sale in the next few weeks $35k Canadian. I don't want it to sit and rot while I wait to get better and get my full license back. I'm happy with a private license than a commercial license.
     
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    Welcome Loadie. Hope you find what your after. Don taylor mono yellow.jpg . 100_0291.jpg
     
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    Loadie

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    Love the KR2 as well!
     
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    A couple thoughts come to mind, reading your posts. I am building a Wagabond which is probably as close to a Pacer 22/20 as you can get. I am powering mine with a 100 HP corvair engine. One thing about piper designs is the great interchangeability of parts. If you really love your PA 22/20 I would suggest a wagabond.

    If you would prefer faster and low wing, The Soneri is probably as good a choice as any. Do you want to start from scratch or buy a project? I happen to know of a back burner Soneri project that might be for sale if you are so inclined. I can speak to the owner. Just let us know your thoughts. I am a partially disabled american veteran so I can relate somewhat to what you are going through.
     
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    Hey that you Dan? Welcome to the forums!!! :D

    Mark
     

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