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  1. Fuel bladders hopefully prevented any fuel leaks. They were kept full during the down time. I really don't expect any corrosion issues either. Of course, you never know. My biggest concern is the engine. I realize there will be a some other areas that will have to be dealt with during annual because it has sat so long, but I really do feel confident in the airframe. For a high time engine, it was running great b4 letting it sit. I agree with earlier comments that I should have let others fly it instead of sitting. Talking to a couple of mechanics around here, they've actually had pretty good l
  2. I think it would have been a great idea if I would have had someone else fly it instead of letting it sit, but it's to late to make up for that. I think I was probably a little selfish anyway and didn't want anyone else flying my plane! Oh well... As far as putting a new engine in it, I don't think that it would be cost effective. I'd be interested in others opinions on that though. I am only a 15 minute drive to Lycon! Finances aren't much of a problem. If I found out putting an engine in it would be cost effective to sell it, it wouldn't be a problem. I just don't want to throw mon
  3. RobertGary Lemoore and the area has changed some, but it’s really still the same. Hanford is growing pretty fast recently, but Lemoore is moving at a slower pace. We do have a bullet train being built right in Hanford. I spoke with one of the large contractors for the train at the airport today. He commutes in his Mooney!
  4. Thanks again for all the input. I never expected it to sit that long. I kept hearing promises of new medical rules that would allow me to fly it. While basic med is a great improvement, it's not gonna work for me. Then, I was begging the wife to get her ppl. She would go back and forth on her willingness to learn, but finally said "no". What I expected to be a short term down time for the airplane kept getting longer and longer. I'm not one of those guys who buys an airplane and allows it to sit when everything says I can fly! Was putting about 85 or 90 hours a year on the plane before parking
  5. Thanks again for all the input. I never expected it to sit that long. I kept hearing promises of new medical rules that would allow me to fly it. While basic med is a great improvement, it's not gonna work for me. Then, I was begging the wife to get her ppl. She would go back and forth on her willingness to learn, but finally said "no". What I expected to be a short term down time for the airplane kept getting longer and longer. I'm not one of those guys who buys an airplane and allows it to sit when everything says I can fly! Was putting about 85 or 90 hours a year on the plane before parking
  6. Thanks for the opinions. No, it is not in annual and doesn't have ads-b. I'll probably get the annual done, but am wondering if it would be better to allow a new owner to put in the ads-b system they want. Talking to a couple of shops about the annual now. While not as cheap as a normal annual, it doesn't appear that it will be a ridiculousl price either as long as no major issues are found. While I know that sitting that long isn't good, I think there will be no major issues on the airframe due to hangering and dry climate. For several years, I'd occasionally run up the engine for awhile, get
  7. Looking for ideas and pricing for selling a 1967 Mooney M20F. The plane hasn't been flown in 10 years due to medical. Was flying regularly when parked. I kept it (hangered) hoping medical rules would change in my favor, but no luck. Bought a LSA so at least I'm flying again. Anyway, airframe has about 3600 hours, but engine is about 1750 SMOH. Older panel. Paint and interior in pretty good shape. Do I sell it as is or get it flying to sell it? What is it worth each way? Just looking for ideas. Would love to keep it, but can't fly it, so it's gonna have to go...
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