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  1. Hi KLRDMD, back in the saddle looking and have come across the following plane. You had mentioned that you would be glad to help so am reaching out. It does have a gear up in 2005 timeframe but otherwise the current owner has had it for about 10 years. Any thoughts about pricing or generally about the below.




    1989 Mooney 201

    1989 MOONEY 201 • $127,500 • FOR SALE 1989 Mooney M20J 201 2860TTAF, 1050SMOH, Prop 950 SOH, Garmin 430W, KFC 150 FD/AP, Garmin 396 GPS, 200HP IO 360A3B6D Mattituck Red/Gold Overhaul 2006, Speed brakes, JP 700 GEM, Garmin 330-ES (ADS-B out compliant), King KX 155 N/C/Loc/GS, electric trim, Tanis preheater, CO2 detector, Custom cover and tow bar, Built in ANR David Clark 20-10X headsets. 155KT cross country economical IFR cruiser, Leather interior 8+, Paint Original 6. N10194 • Contact Geno Berchiatti, Owner - located Greenville , SC USA • Telephone: 8649795234 . • Fax: 8642868822 • Posted February 23, 2017 Show all Ads posted by this AdvertiserRecommend This Ad to a FriendEmail AdvertiserSave to WatchlistReport This AdView Larger Pictures

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    1. KLRDMD


      I'll look at it and get back to you.

    2. KLRDMD


      It has the A3B6D engine, not converted to the A3B6 so that's an issue. Is this the prop with or without the AD ? Who has been doing the maintenance and can you get electronic logs ? If all checks out, it looks to me like it is worth pursuing further and is a $110k airplane.

    3. smlynarczyk


      Thanks KLRDMD! Much appreciated.


  2. KLRDMD, I need you to be my friend :-) With this kind of skill, you could make a good (Mooney) matchmaker... Tevya would be proud...
  3. Just noticed this thread. Horse puckey... As someone who has invested both coast-to-coast + TX expense at looking for a Mooney, I can tell you that the I have no intention of buying your plane if: * You try to hide damage or maintenance issues. This is an automatic disqualification. * Don't show up to host me when I fly across the country to see your plane. Take note Robbinsville... * Lie about the condition of the plane. Auto disqualification... * I know it is your baby and you value it but I am making a business decision on its value in the market place (I may need to sell it btw). * You feel that the ancient avionics in your plane are special, rock solid and a selling point. Since I am on a roll here ---- * Why do I need to call for the price? Really? Is your time more important than mine? * Why do I need to ask for you to post the logs? Is it that much effort on your part to do this given that you want to sell your plane? If so, maybe this is not the right time in your life to sell? I have also come close to buying but: 2 opportunities were taken off the market by the seller after I had expended effort in pursuing the plane; both of these were a high probability for a purchase. Just this week, I was ready to buy but timing worked against me and someone else noticed the gem and beat me to the offer - oh well... wasn't meant to be. I would have bought this one... I really wanted (and want) to buy a Mooney but at some point, the above challenges make me think that maybe I need to consider something else if I want to stay in the 45 day designated window (it is now over 6 mos). Yes I have fluctuated between turbo/non-turbo but for a good plane I would take either. I am open to a variety of options for a Mooney but I will not buy crap. I am open to damage if repaired properly but not if you try to hide it. Sorry for the rant but the topic collided with my 2nd Manhattan... Cheers!
  4. It is a struggle I have been through the last few months; 182? 172? M20K? M20J? M20F? M20C? Grumman TIger, Maule, Zenith 750 homebuilt, Avionics, Autopilots, Belly-ups, Engine Rebuilds, Top Overhauls,... the list goes on. You have done some good research I expect and these people here on this board are helpful (they have been for me). I am in the final stages of buying a plane and after all of the research and second guessing, I am back at a Mooney. Not an easy decision by any stretch. The one thing I can tell you that might help is that I visited a Mooney shop on the east coast where they took me into the repair area where they were working on a Mooney that had experienced a gear-up. I was impressed (and so was my wife) by the undercarriage of the Mooney - it has a frame unlike like any plane I have seen (I have been helping build a Zenith 801HD BTW). It is built like a tank. Combined with the roll-cage, it makes for a little more peace of mind about the safety aspects of a Mooney especially given your family situation.
  5. Neonbjb - Then there is the "I just want my own plane" reason which is fine by me...
  6. Thanks Marauder. I don't think this is a big deal for me, but this is my first plane and buying experience so appreciate others' insight on this. Thanks again, Stan.
  7. OK --- I have a situation where I am looking at a plane where the early engine log book is missing. The airframe and more recent engine logs are otherwise complete. How concerning is this? I am mostly wondering how this may impact my ability to resell should that ever be the need.
  8. Thanks guys for the input. As I have narrowed down my list of Mooney possibilities, the whole sales thing/registration/legal stuff is now coming to the foreground.
  9. In looking at the AOPA website, there is a recommendation for various searches. The one that caught my eye was the title search. This costs $75 which is a drop in the bucket, however, wondering how this might fit in the buying process; i.e., should clear title be listed as a condition to be met in the purchase agreement? Seems like possibly a good thing to do. Comments anyone?
  10. Thanks everyone for the feedback; this was very helpful. Paul, yes I did look at the 252 in Robinsville and will take you up on the offer to PM you about the 252.
  11. Hello all - Looking to buy a Mooney and have been coast-to-coast after doing lots of online research. (Actually a little depressed as I didn't expect this to be this difficult). Just trying to find a good plane... My focus has been 201s primarily but have also looked at a 252 and a Rocket. I have some questions where I would appreciate some sage input. I want copilot brakes, an autopilot that can hold altitude. 1) A great looking airplane, low time engine and great avionics but I notice a long streak of oil residue on the undercarriage that ran from the front of the engine where it looks like some breather tubes are located toward the back of the plane. Is this normal? I looked into into the engine bay with the oil-check window and noticed some oil at the base of filler tube that might have been the cause but I am suspicious. 2) On take-off it seemed like the front wheel might have had some shimmy. I did check underneath and noticed that there was (lots of) excess grease in the well. The linkages seemed tight and the pucks looked like they they were newer but am wondering about this. 3) Just got home this evening after checking out a Rocket. Nice solid plane with low time engine, well maintained (Top Gun) but am wondering whether this is the best option or sticking to 252s. Thoughts? Can this really be anything near as economical as an unadulterated Mooney? 4) I have stayed away from anything that has had damage history but there are some otherwise good looking 252s. I spoke with someone at a Mooney shop in Robbinsville NJ who seemed to think a gear-up is no big deal but am still a little hesitant about this. Any thoughts? 5) An alternative is to buy an C or F model that is run out and redo the engine and avionics but this looks like it might not be a wise investment unless I plan this to be my last plane. Any comments/thoughts would be appreciated. Cheers! Stan M.