Posted: 4/25/2011 20:51:18
Well first of all I am new to the forums but I have been flying for about 3 years. I love it and want to buy my own plane but do not know where to start. I would love to have an aerobat but it seems they are more pricey than most others?? What I am looking for is a cheep (under 10k) aircraft either aerobatic preferably, or something with tundra tires as I live near a lot of awesome flyable grass strips and other great areas to explore. I also love the VariEze type of aircraft that is fast and fuel easy on fuel. Essentially I just want something cheep, no need for luxury. Is this possible? Any help is appreciated! This forum is great! Thanks!
Posted: 4/27/2011 10:00:21
In that price range, I think you're looking at either a Phantom ultralight or possibly a cheaper Rans S-9.
Posted: 4/29/2011 09:09:05
I am admittedly not the best person to answer this question, but you might be able to find a nice Cessna 140 close to that price rage that would do well on your grass/dirt strips. I used mine on some dirt/desert strips here in AZ...but it's not experimental.
Posted: 5/20/2011 14:53:52
One of the finest low cost aerobatic biplanes is the Baby "Lakes" I recognized that not everyone could afford to build the full size Great Lakes Sport Trainer so after finding a smaller version of it developed by Andrew(Barney) Oldfield I offered the plans for it. I built my first one in 1972 and flew it many years with minimum maintenance. I tell people it can be described as" Champagne performance on a Beer pocket book "and that describes it well. It is an open cockpit Biplane with an overhauled 80 hp Continental engine. The one I have is brand new and has 8 hours flying time on it. I am selling it for the owner who lost his medical and it needs additional hours to be flown off. The FAA says they would allow a person to obtain a ferry permit to fly it home. I have reduced the price to $10,000 from $15,000. If you are interested then write me at email@example.com and I'll send you more details. Quickly, it weighs 485 pounds,Cruises 118 mph, climbs 1500 plus fpm and is stressed for 9 positive and negative. It is lots of fun to fly and you can do an annual inspection in one hour!
Posted: 6/22/2011 18:46:56
Modified: 6/22/2011 18:48:02