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  1. Congrats!
  2. Thank guys. Went through the logs again and yes the tach was replaced. Now all the numbers do make sense.
  3. Thanks Bob! Maxwell would be my choice if TX were closer. Still may go this route though so you just answered one of my questions about delivery. Thanks!
  4. Hi - I am needing to do a prepurchase on a Mooney in the Kansas/MO/IL area. Any recommendations for a good shop in the area (ideally KS or MO). I have considered getting it down to TX but it would mean having to get someone to fly it down so hoping for a shop that is good quality but closer. I found one shop in Illinois (Byerly) - anyone have any dealings with them?
  5. Thanks smwash02. This makes sense and more in line with what I had thought. I will ask the seller about the numbers they published. The TACH is less than the TSMOH figure they posted. Funny but Googling the topic brings up some varying opinions.
  6. Paul, Controller uses this in any ads posted there so I thought it was clear to me until the figures and acronyms I see in these specific logs. Thanks!
  7. OK - this was clear in mind until I ran across log books for a plane (1990 era Mooney) I am looking at. TSMOH is listed in the sales ad but I am having a difficult time correlating this to the logs. I see TT as a higher number than Tach but lower than Hobbs. Reading up about this, it seems this is less definitive than I thought. What should the TSMOH hours be based on? Thx.
  8. Nice plane. Very nice plane in fact. If you have (cash) this is an option. If I had $150K lying around, this is the plane I would buy. Problem comes in if you have to finance as the vref becomes a point of contention. Not being negative in any direction but this is the fact of life in trying to go upscale in your choice of planes. After many false starts I am going to see a plane (a Mooney) this weekend that looks really good. Hoping for the best but I have been in this situation multiple times so am very pragmatic. I know in the past many have posted how easy this is and how you should not be picky, however, this is a major investment for many of us. I wish everyone who is looking for a Mooney success.
  9. 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.


  10. KLRDMD, I need you to be my friend :-) With this kind of skill, you could make a good (Mooney) matchmaker... Tevya would be proud...
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. Neonbjb - Then there is the "I just want my own plane" reason which is fine by me...
  14. 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.
  15. 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.