Bug Smasher

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Bug Smasher last won the day on September 5 2016

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About Bug Smasher

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    Santa Rosa, CA
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    Aviation and motorcycles.
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  1. Lots of opportunities for LPV approaches in coastal California and Oregon. It's especially useful at fields with no ILS.
  2. In spite of the high CHTs during climb, it sounds like the longevity of your engine has not been impacted since you are still going strong at 1950 hrs. Glad to hear you're keeping her. Good luck with upgrade and please post some good pics when it's done!
  3. Nice useful load for a Bravo.
  4. Estimating 28 years x 12 months x $300 = $100,800 paid to the airport in hangar rents. Whoops!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I usually see 160+ TAS, but I fly ROP. 10.5 to 11.5 GPH.
  8. Just curious, what is the useful load on this FIKI Bravo? Looks like a great airplane.
  9. Coast is more scenic and clear air. Worth the extra time in my opinion.
  10. 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.
  11. Flown only 129hrs over the past 16 years?
  12. Hate to miss it. I'll be at the MAPA PPP in Las Vegas. Bad timing! Have fun.
  13. I'm just commenting on the weather as I witnessed it here yesterday. RIP to the pilot and condolences to his family and friends.
  14. 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....