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Found 9 results

  1. Greetings, I'm new to Mooney Space and hoping to be flying my own Mooney soon. I'm looking for an A&P that may be available in the Savannah Georgia area for a prebuy inspection. My preference would be to have someone travel to where the aircraft is based. Thanks for you suggestions.
  2. I was thinking how valuable it would be to have a Forum that would provide MooneySpace members a resource for Mooney's that are for sale and have been seen, have had a pre buy, or have personal knowledge of the airplane. Good and bad! I recently, two days ago, went to see a M20K in Delaware that is for sale. I passed on the purchase. And, in spite of having two locals, one a pilot and one a mechanic, telling me how wonderful this Mooney was ... my experience was utter disappointment and disbelief. Looking for an airplane to buy is often an expensive proposition, just like ownership. I just keep thinking to myself that if only someone on MooneySpace had seen this airplane and had posted photos or their honest assessment after seeing the airplane, I could have saved money and we could save others looking for an M20K a lot of money too. I belonged to the Grumman Gang when I owned my Grumman several years ago and we always had volunteers, fellow pilots and aviation friends who would do a "First Look" for us if they happen to be close to the airplane we were interested in. Perhaps the moderators would consider such a Forum to help all of us. With that being said if anyone is looking at N231FG in Delaware, I will be happy to discuss and share photos. I also have the Aero-Space Reports on the airplane ($95). All the best!
  3. Folks, I'm pitching back into the purchase arena and have narrowed down to a 67 Mooney M20F in Ft Meyers FL. Can you provide recommended pre-buy locations? I'd like a MSC but would settle for a non-MSC if they have lots of experience working on them. Greatly appreciate any assistance Cheers,
  4. Hi folks, would love to hear your opinion on this. This aircraft is entering pre-buy tomorrow. M20K 231, LB engine. It lived in a hangar for at least the last 20 years, so there doesn't seem to be airframe corrosion and it was maintained by all the well-known (Texas) Mooney shops. However, below are the hours flown - sometimes it seems to have sat for 18 months with <2hrs flown. Engine compressions: 70, 70, 72, 62, 72, 62. (keeping SB03-3 into account of course - so the compressions alone doesn't tell the whole story). Am I looking at a hangar queen that has hidden headaches waiting for me? What would your advice be on this engine? Vref doesn't take this kind of data into account at all. I'm intending minimum 50 hrs p/a and it hasn't been flown like that for more than a decade.
  5. I have reached an agreement to purchase a J model. Any pre-purchase/annual shop recommendations near L.A. are appreciated! The seller has agreed to pay additional to cover the cost for a full annual. Last year's annual was performed at Foothill. Also... my 1965 C model will soon be on the market after I take care of a couple minor issues (DG needs overhaul and G430W needs upgrade and refurbishment). It has been a great plane, but time to travel a little faster in a newer bird. It is equipped with an STEC 30, alt. hold and GPSS. I am the third owner. Second owner had it since the mid 70's. I would be embarrassed to tell you how much my first annual cost at Willmar... live and learn.
  6. I am looking for a great mechanic that would be willing to do a good pre-buy inspection on a 1965 Mooney M20C in Placerville, CA.
  7. Hi everyone. I'm based in Germany currently on the search for an aircraft, my first one actually. I'm looking at a M20E offered in France. I've scanned the marked for quite a while now and kind of have a feeling for prices and things to look for. However, I'm by far not an Mooney expert and am willing to invest in a pre-buy inspection. The point is, the aircraft in question is sold by a private person via an official Mooney service center. This very service center (being an EASA & FAA repair station and official Daher, Piper and Mooney center) also maintained the aircraft under EASA standards for the current owner. At this point I don't know any Mooneys expert in my area who could do the pre-buy for me, so I'd have to start looking for one. On the other hand, it seems ridiculous to search for an expert, when the aircraft has been maintained by a Mooney service center. They already sent me their "Excel-sheet" which sums up all component times, times remaining to any components overhaul, relevant AD statuses, inspection status and so on, as well as the last annuals logbook entry. My question now is: is it in this scenario advisable to look for someone independent anyway? Thanks a lot!
  8. Does anyone know of a good pre-buy Mooney mechanic near Louisville? Thanks!
  9. Can anyone recommend a shop in the Pittsburgh area that will do a good job on a ppi at a reasonable price? Thanks, Dan