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Dream plane with a caveat.

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philip gill
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#1 Posted: 5/21/2010 07:53:53

Hi All,

This is my first post on the forum. However, from my scan through the threads I feel sure I have come to the right place.

I am in the position of buying my dream plane except for fact there are a few obstacles in my way. The main problem is that no one plane can do everything.sad

I am looking for suggestions that would include the following main criteria:

  1. 2 seats
  2. Be somewhere around 150k USD +20 for a gem. (but i dont have to spend all that)
  3. Be fully certified, not experimental/Permit (so I can put it on an AOC in my country, to earn money when i'm not flying)
  4. Be very aerobatic
  5. Be able to handle high and hot field elevation of 4000' with temps around 30 c each day.
  6. Have a good long range say 450Nm we also use for touring.
  7. be able to handle rough strips.

Just to give an idea of what i'm looking at, if it had a full cert I would like a Yak 52 TD with all the trimmings. If I had more money I would have an Extra 300 (not sure of its range though).

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.





Olivier Langeard
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#2 Posted: 5/25/2010 21:23:30

Well, you are certainly restricting yourself with the item 3... however, I think a CAP-10C could work:

 

  1. 2 seats --> Yes
  2. Be somewhere around 150k USD +20 for a gem. (but i dont have to spend all that) --> Cheaper?
  3. Be fully certified, not experimental/Permit (so I can put it on an AOC in my country, to earn money when i'm not flying) --> Yes
  4. Be very aerobatic --> Can fly up to advanced (somewhat)
  5. Be able to handle high and hot field elevation of 4000' with temps around 30 c each day. --> I guess
  6. Have a good long range say 450Nm we also use for touring. --> Yes
  7. be able to handle rough strips. --> Yes

 

You might also be able to afford an older midwing Extra 300 or an Extra 200...

 

Olivier

 



Craig Christopher
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#3 Posted: 5/27/2010 22:07:42

Hi Philip, you are a very lucky guy. There is much to offer for that kind of cash. I have owned and would highly recommend the Super Decathlon.  Certified, currently in production in the USA, Comfy cross country, mine had sound dampened interior, stereo, solid sportsman contender in any hands, and Intermediat in skilled  hands. As capable as any in high country. You should be able to get new or close to it for your allowence.  Good luck, have fun, fly safe, Craig.