Bug Smasher

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  1. Estimating 28 years x 12 months x $300 = $100,800 paid to the airport in hangar rents. Whoops!
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    Bluebook, VREF and Mooney Values

    Jimmy, your issue with lenders applies only in cases where the buyer needs maximum leverage and the bank's valuation comes up short, right? In many cases, I imagine the buyer would bring in additional cash to make up the difference. If the buyer is unable to scrounge up an additional $10-20k for an increased down payment, they may be unprepared for airplane ownership.
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    Bluebook, VREF and Mooney Values

    I agree with the idea that Mooney buyers tend to be heavy researchers. That's why they have zeroed in on Mooney types in the first place. Speed, efficiency, safety, capability, value = Mooney.
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    Mooney M20J owner experiences

    I usually see 160+ TAS, but I fly ROP. 10.5 to 11.5 GPH.
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    1991 KI Mooney TLS/Bravo

    Just curious, what is the useful load on this FIKI Bravo? Looks like a great airplane.
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    Smoke tops

    Coast is more scenic and clear air. Worth the extra time in my opinion.
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    This looks like a great deal. I was quoted $14k plus 80-90 hrs labor for a 64 gallon system back in January of this year. I suppose that was a terrible quote...? Anyway, it made a proper strip and reseal with a warranty seem like a bargain, so that's what I did.
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    1978 Mooney M20J

    Flown only 129hrs over the past 16 years?
  9. Hate to miss it. I'll be at the MAPA PPP in Las Vegas. Bad timing! Have fun.
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    Mooney down in Petaluma CA

    I'm just commenting on the weather as I witnessed it here yesterday. RIP to the pilot and condolences to his family and friends.
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    Mooney down in Petaluma CA

    I live in the area, we had very heavy precipitation all day yesterday and several road closures due to flooding. Terrible flying weather. It's nice and sunny here today. If only he had decided to delay his flight until morning....
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    What do you think of this crazy J??

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    Avidyne marketing methods...

    If Garmin wants to protect their huge market share, why don't they develop a slide in replacement for the 430W/530W units? It can't be that hard if their competitors have already figured it out. People may be more inclined to fork over $$$ for new technology if they can bypass the labor expense and lengthy downtime.
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    Mooney N94MR- Paint Project

    !!!! That turned out nice! Well done.
  15. Skates, can you tag me on this thread?