New Student Pilot looking at a Pelican PL wanting advice

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Sean

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Jul 30, 2017
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Location
Victoria, BC Canada
Hello all,
I am new student pilot looking at getting my own aircraft. I've spent the past year grilling myself with the costs of ownership and while I would love a 4 place with 1400 lbs of useful load, amphibious floats and a turbo for high altitude, that burns just 4 gallons an hour I know better than to imagine the impossible.

My requirements are not simple but not extravagant.

-im big so useful load is needed
-fly out of an international airport so a Mode C is required
-electric start as I will be flying solo and thus wont be hand propping.
-reasonable range as airfields are not all that numerous here (ever 150 miles) and I don't want to be hopping from one to another refueling every time I go somewhere
-speed isn't a major factor but 100kts would be nice
-no aerobatics required, ive done all my spin training in a rental
-tri-gear as I learn (don't want to bite off to much)

A Pelican PL has come up for sale in my general vicinity and it seems to fit the bill and I want to know what this crowd thinks of this little homebuilt? its got a lot of hours so ill be getting it inspected, but seems like most of what I need.

1710 total hours
Weight net 840lbs
gross 1400lbs
Engine 912S engine time 1230hr.
Propeller Warp Drive in flight adjustable
Garmin 296 GPS
Radio ICOM IC-A200
Transponder Garmin GTX 320
Dynon Avionics EFIS-D10A
 

Sean

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Victoria, BC Canada
I've been thinking about the colt, but its hard to find non-Owner Maintenance ones up here, and I'd like to be able to fly across the bord. I also was thinking that I might as well get a tri-pacer over a colt, as it has the flaps and an engine upgrade to maybe carry a third person from time to time.
 

pwood66889

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Sopchoppy, Florida, USA
I also was thinking that I might as well get a tri-pacer over a colt, as it has the flaps and an engine upgrade to maybe carry a third person from time to time.
The Pacer (Tri or other wise) can be a cost effecrtive time builder. I recommend you look for something like that. Just my 2 cents...
Percy in SE Bama, USA
 
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