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  1. Other items aside, I wouldn't pass on a plane just because of a leaky tank. It's a common repair with well established costs. If you can successfully negotiate this into the price you end up with freshly sealed tanks going forward and it's one less thing to worry about. Of course there will be some downtime and inconvenience involved. If the owner knew about the leak and didn't mention it that is a whole different red flag. Good luck with the hunt.
  2. Funny you mention that. On 2 recent local flights I too was amazed at the volume of traffic in ForeFlight with Stratux. Then I noticed that only one or two of them would be displayed on the traffic page of my 430W. Never had any of them in sight and am wondering if there is some spoofing going on. I’ll try to remember to take some screenshots if it happens again.
  3. This describes mine as well. It also had to be further modified when I had my oil filter adapter installed.
  4. Had a friend who both polished and brushed his RV7. Looks pretty cool when the sun catches it just right. He has since painted it though.
  5. I don’t see why not. They make very good regional travelers. Get a realistic weight including crew, gear and luggage and be sure anything you look at will be able to carry the load.
  6. No doubt there are other students that are in the same boat. Perhaps the conditions are right for a partnership or to form a flying club and purchase a suitable trainer. If you only own a share it might be easier to move on from.
  7. Did he mention the schedule? Most reseal shops have a little bit of a backlog, from weeks to several months. Being an MSC they could give the plane a once over/post purchase inspection while it's in for reseal as well. Let us know how it goes, always happy to see someone get an old bird flying again. Sounds like the tanks are only one of the big ticket items of immediate concern...
  8. From your description it would seem that the seller knew about the leak. So if I was the buyer I'd have to wonder what else is he/she isn't telling me. If you decide to proceed, you are likely very near KTTD Troutdale, OR. Advanced Aircraft is a well respected MSC around here and they do full strip/reseals. I had them do one side of my C back around 2015 or so, initial quote was $3750. In my case I needed some nutplates replaced on the tank panels that pushed the price up a few hundred if I remember correctly. Completely satisfied with their work. If you can negotiate the cost of repair into the purchase price maybe you'll come out ahead. Either way it needs to be fixed and there is downtime/travel costs involved. Good luck-
  9. I flew into Calvados Meadows a few times when I was living in North Las Vegas, good folks. Participated in several Young Eagles events there. Good times, good luck with the hunt.
  10. Agree, ball on the Castleberry still used for coordination and the formula I learned for rate of turn is: airspeed / 10 times 1.5. In other words, 100/10 = 10, X 1.5 = 15, which is very close to Jetdrivens 17. Second example is within half a degree.
  11. I lean towards yes if the “Limitations” section of your required documents (POH or AFM) list a max CHT. Without the gauge you would have no way of knowing whether or not you are complying with said limitations. I’m not familiar with the 830, but the STC or flight manual supplement should state whether or not that function/guage can be replaced by the 830.
  12. Mine are threaded but that could just be a difference in model year. I know a few other owners on a separate/older thread had press in style as well. Piece that came out resembled a hollow set screw. Replaced with these: Alemite 3018 Special Thread Fitting, Straight, #6 UNF-2A @pilot_jb I’m just across town at Grosse Ile (ONZ) might have to meet up for a lunch run sometime.
  13. The fitting for your forward trunion is definitely gone. I had to use a small Allen wrench to remove the remainder of mine. It unscrewed easily, just needed to get something in there.
  14. Saw this on EBay while I was looking for something non-related. Not sure if it’s a candidate or not but figured I’d mention: