What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby Mal K9 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Warmi that’s a nice one. Like the specs, no fabric and tricycle. Need to find one a few years older.

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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby JJ Campbell » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:46 pm

I once had a lesson scheduled for a C162. I weighed 200 and the CFI weighed 125. The previous renter filled up the tanks and the CFI said we were 50 pounds over the weight limit and she would not take it up.

There are lots of these C162s that are being used by flight schools and the payload is always an issue.
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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby Mal K9 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:56 pm

FastEddieB wrote:
Mal K9 wrote:So basically it cannot get a airworthiness certificate


Which aircraft are you talking about?

The 162 Tim posted

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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:59 pm

Mal K9 wrote:
FastEddieB wrote:
Mal K9 wrote:So basically it cannot get a airworthiness certificate


Which aircraft are you talking about?

The 162 Tim posted


Then either I don’t understand, or am missing something.

Does it say somewhere that it doesn’t have an Airworthiness Certificate?

I think that plane could be a bargain for the right person, if there’s nothing major undisclosed. The engine alone is worth a fair portion of the asking price. As such, it might be worth buying for spare parts for someone who already owns a SkyCatcher, or to part out if someone had the time and inclination.
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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby Mal K9 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:07 pm

FastEddieB wrote:
Mal K9 wrote:
FastEddieB wrote:
Which aircraft are you talking about?

The 162 Tim posted


Then either I don’t understand, or am missing something.

Does it say somewhere that it doesn’t have an Airworthiness Certificate?

I think that plane could be a bargain for the right person, if there’s nothing major undisclosed. The engine alone is worth a fair portion of the asking price. As such, it might be worth buying for spare parts for someone who already owns a SkyCatcher, or to part out if someone had the time and inclination.


When someone called it a orphan I just assume that it wasn’t good for a airworthiness certificate. My bad

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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:39 pm

If I was in the market for an airplane, I would take a look at that C162. Lanier in Gainesville has one I rent and two donor C162's. One was totalled by a tornado and one by an off-airport landing. IIRC cause was no carburetor heat or failure to enrich the mixture, or both following a long power-off descent.
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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby drseti » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 pm

Mal K9 wrote:When someone called it a orphan I just assume that it wasn’t good for a airworthiness certificate.


I assume the plane had an airworthiness certificate issued at the time of manufacture, and those are good for the life of the aircraft. By orphaned, I was referring to the fact that it's no longer being supported by the manufacturer. This means service bulletins will no longer be issued, parts may no longer be available, you won't be able to get Letters of Authorization for ADSB or other avionics mods, and maintenance instructions, service instructions, and maintenance manuals will no longer be updated.
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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:01 pm

Is it an established fact that Cessna is providing no support for the SkyCatcher?
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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:15 pm

I was told by a Cessna dealer that Cessna will continue to support the C162 and spare parts are available. However, I have no idea if that is accurate or not.
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Re: What LSA for local and 175 nmi trip

Postby MrMorden » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:28 am

Honestly, 30k is a tough target to hit. You might get there with a Sonex, but they are a tight squeeze for two normal-sized adults. A buddy of mine just bought a Rans S7 with a 912ULS for $33k, but he stole that airplane at that price.

My advice is to keep a sharp eye out on barnstormers.com and be ready to pounce when you find a good deal.
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