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Price This Hypothetical 180
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I appreciate that very much. I'll give you a call.
 
You'd be welcome when down here to get checked out in mine. RW at SIV can do it. Make sure you like them. ??. Set the hook. I could add you to my insurance if you already have TW endorsement.  I assume. 

Chuck

On Jun 2, 2017, at 3:26 PM, Stuart Fraley (Swfraley@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Just wheels.  I hadn't thought about dual PTT.  That would be nice but by no means necessary.

I'm interested in a high time engine because it's the only way I know what I'm getting. When I bought my Bonanza, I was all excited about the low-time engine. I had to buy an overhaul at about 500 hours.

It also takes the engine out of the equation. For instance, if the airplane I've described might be worth $100k, then I can figure on adding some amortized portion of $40k depending on the engine.

OTOH, if the airplane I've described is worth $100k, it might be time to look at Stinsons!
 
Just wheels.  I hadn't thought about dual PTT.  That would be nice but by no means necessary.

I'm interested in a high time engine because it's the only way I know what I'm getting. When I bought my Bonanza, I was all excited about the low-time engine. I had to buy an overhaul at about 500 hours.

It also takes the engine out of the equation. For instance, if the airplane I've described might be worth $100k, then I can figure on adding some amortized portion of $40k depending on the engine.

OTOH, if the airplane I've described is worth $100k, it might be time to look at Stinsons!
 
Do you want this to be a floats and wheels 180?  If so you want a std factory float kit too.   Why high time engine?  Do you want to replace/upgrade it?    Do you want dual PTT?


Chuck

On Jun 2, 2017, at 12:39 PM, Stuart Fraley (Swfraley@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

I'm an admitted tire kicker at this point, but life events are happening such that I might get serious. One issue is cost. Having owned a Bonanza for several years, I have a good understanding of what it costs to live with a big-bore Continental. But I'm looking at the cost of entry; how much do I have to tie up in a 180? So here's my list of Must Haves and Nice To Haves. What would this hypothetical 180 cost?  Thanks in advance.

Must Haves:
Current annual
IFR capable with WAAS gps
Baggage Door
Auto Fuel STC
Multi-probe engine analyzer with fuel flow (JPI 700 is plenty)


Nice to Haves:
5th seat
Extended Baggage
Tail Handles
Center Stack
6-pack instruments
Autopilot
STOL kit
High time engine
8.50's


Paint and interior don't matter much, but I'd rather not be embarrassed.

It's apparent that I'm looking at roughly '65 to '76. If it'll carry 4 adults, I might think about a 180hp 170, but they're rare and expensive. Speaking of rare, I'd consider a converted 182.


 
I'm an admitted tire kicker at this point, but life events are happening such that I might get serious. One issue is cost. Having owned a Bonanza for several years, I have a good understanding of what it costs to live with a big-bore Continental. But I'm looking at the cost of entry; how much do I have to tie up in a 180? So here's my list of Must Haves and Nice To Haves. What would this hypothetical 180 cost?  Thanks in advance.

Must Haves:
Current annual
IFR capable with WAAS gps
Baggage Door
Auto Fuel STC
Multi-probe engine analyzer with fuel flow (JPI 700 is plenty)


Nice to Haves:
5th seat
Extended Baggage
Tail Handles
Center Stack
6-pack instruments
Autopilot
STOL kit
High time engine
8.50's


Paint and interior don't matter much, but I'd rather not be embarrassed.

It's apparent that I'm looking at roughly '65 to '76. If it'll carry 4 adults, I might think about a 180hp 170, but they're rare and expensive. Speaking of rare, I'd consider a converted 182.


 
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