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  1. Sold. Thank you for your interest.
  2. Try a close to you shop, you may want to supervise occasionally. I picked a shop 2 hours flying or 6 hours driveling, was not a great experience. Ron
  3. I have a slightly used set also. Used 2 or 3 times. Make offer Ron
  4. When I was flying C310's, I had an engine failure at 93mph, 2 mph below rotation. The right engine failed on the runway, and I pulled both engines back to idle and corrected to keep the plane on the runway. 150 wide runway and was within 10' of going off the side. Since the power failure was only partial I was able to taxi back to the hanger. Another situation part of the throttle linkage came loose in the pattern one night. I could not advance power on the right engine. Just planned just in case that I needed to make a go around what the effects of a partial power go around would be. Maintained power on the right engine, used the left engine for adjustments until the runway was guaranteed, then pulled the right engine to idle. Twins can be great, lots of maintenance and fuel. I figured about twice the fuel compared to my M20F and 50% or more for maintenance. They both needed new avionics, paint etc. Ron
  5. I was not totally pleased with the paint shop. Stainless screws were promised and missed. When I caught it, it was too bad. Whoever paints your plane, be ready to detail inspection at least once a week. Hail dents, detail, color match, etc. look at the plane in the hanger and outside. Try not to have the omg attitude and overlook details.
  6. Several years ago, I was flying into Van Horn Texas, after several deviations north of the border but close, and then circling for weather, CBP was on the way to the airport, they contacted the airport manager and he confirmed that I was expected. They turned around within sight of the airport. I was below radar coverage, but did have a radar tower in sight. “Whose at what frequency?” Weather or CBP?? ron
  7. A cheap purchase price usually means a lot of money down the road. You are looking at a 45 to 55+ year old machine. Be careful. A detailed pre purchase inspection is not the same as an annual. Airworthy can still have deferred maintenance. Ron
  8. Check with Lasar, they should be able to custom cut a panel for you. May have pc parts also. Brittan is in business still and may have pc parts also. Ron
  9. It’s California, you’re screwed. I sold my plane last April and had to July 2018 to June 2019 taxes on it. So always sell before December and buy in January to get free of them.
  10. When I had my F, a buddy with a Comanche 250 and I would race to lunch to an airport about an hour away. I would take off first and use every trick I could .think of and he would land before me. He was able to slow down fast,er than me. I had him once but was to fast over the numbers an,d just floated and floated behind him. Usefull loads were similar, he had only 60 gallon tanks and. With the higher fuel burn, I could have beat him due to less fuel stops on a 1500 mile cross country.
  11. Yes, the spar should be inspected, and behind the sidewalls is the tubes for the structure. Replace old fiberglass insulation if still installed. Service bulliton 208.
  12. Chris To complete AD 73-21-01 most of the plane has to come apart, some will say complete the Annual at the same time???? This is a, "your choice" item. Although it will put the plane back in the air sooner. AD 2015-19-07 is a simple visual inspection and could be completed at any oil changes with the top cowling off. Should be completed even though not signed when the A&P does a general scan of the engine. AD 75-23-04 is vague when it comes to the 40:1 gears. Contact Tom at Top Gun in Stockton. What he told me is: its not in writing, but his understanding is: It is not due again for 500 hours for the inspection. I would grease the motor every 100 hours though, I gave you a grease gun with the special grease installed. IF Tom is not available, ask for Mark. AD 77-17-04 Double check the hours that AD was completed, with the amount that you are flying you may be near that AD hours requirement. It seems to me that it was completed at less time that you wrote. As always, you need to double check all AD's and when they are due. Your mechanic should watch all of these. I think that you have listed all of them. I did have printouts in all of that paperwork for you. Hope this helps. Enjoy and fly safe Ron
  13. I have found mine, make an offer, located in SE Oklahoma.
  14. I started with a good airframe, and rebuilt as I went, installed a 430W, intercom, transponder, JPI 700 and FS450, and stec 30 with altitude and GPSS. Eventually did the tanks, speed mods, paint, and took out a decent interior and installed leather. Installed ADSB in and out. Unfortunately, it became time to retire and decided to sell the plane. I did not get my money out of it, I enjoyed the plane, some of the depreciation was the additional 500+ hours that I put on the plane. I would do it again, if I was able. It is your choice and your money. Safety and reliability are a must. Let us know what you do, and please post pictures. Ron
  15. With the 20:1, I could feel the gear slamming up and down, with the 40:1 to ones you can feel it, not nearly as much. Has to be easier on the components.