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Dang - Now I know you can't be giving up aviation George.  What is the next lovely plane that will be gracing your hangar?

That sure is a beautiful airplane for someone.

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George has a history...

Taking on really good airplanes and then improving them.

Started with a spectacular F.

A tremendous leadership opportunity abroad caused the F to go on the block...

now it's a tremendously modern Eagle with incredibly low hours.  All the HP available and the best UL ever.

What opportunity has arisen that could cause this?

Even a top job with the new administration isn't that far away to have to sell The Eagle... Is It?

This is all a PP's speculation.  But, George's planes have really been top notch.

What's up, G?

Best regards,

-a-

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Yes...I had the G5 installed last month and haven't had the time to have the shop remove the primary and standby vacuum systems.  They power nothing.  All the avionics are electrically powered with battery back ups.

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wow, that is a good looking plane.  very elegant IMO.  I really like that it doesn't require vacuum pumps.

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This has to be the highest UL I've ever seen in a Mooney. I gained about 20 lbs of UL when I removed the vacuum system from my J so that helps a lot. Great looking airplane, can't imagine it will stay on the market long.

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Now that is a plane you could add LR tanks with two on board and cruise for 9 hours on your LOP mode and actually make some serious distance - 10 hours to dry on LR tanks, or 9 hours at 175...WOW.. I bet on a good winter day with a super tail wind, you could fly KSFO to KFDK nonstop in 9hrs - all about choosing the right day for the right winds.

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4 minutes ago, bluehighwayflyer said:

Very nice, George. GLWS. Note that you have a typo in your serial number above. 

Jim

Good catch...sorry for the typo.  SN 30-0013

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George - I owe you a flight in the Missile!  Would love a flight in the Eagle before it sells!  

-Seth

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Pure speculation here- but I see a Twin in George's future.... maybe the "company car" if AOPA has one...

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6 minutes ago, M016576 said:

Pure speculation here- but I see a Twin in George's future.... maybe the "company car" if AOPA has one...

Me thinks you are projecting...

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Amazing bird, highly reputable seller. This should go in the bat of an eye. Wish I were in the market.

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As a relatively new Ovation flyer, I don't understand how you're able to get an extra ~130 lbs useful load. Surely the vacuum system doesn't weigh that much? Is it the removal of a few older instruments plus a paper STC?

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Eagles were stripped down version of the ovation, so they were light by comparison.  With the 310 hp STC you get a gross weight increase.  These two things combined add up to the impressive useful load figures. 

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18 minutes ago, Tx_Aggie said:

As a relatively new Ovation flyer, I don't understand how you're able to get an extra ~130 lbs useful load. Surely the vacuum system doesn't weigh that much? Is it the removal of a few older instruments plus a paper STC?

Its an Eagle isn't it?  Eagle's were lighter in the first place as they had less goodies in them in the first place.

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Right I understand that, I guess I should've clarified, what exactly constitutes the extra weight between the two versions? Or is the more powerful engine simply able to carry a higher load incrementally? 

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I have the 310 hp STC with a UL of 1118 lb.  I still have the vacuum system with a backup pump but have less sound-proofing and no rudder trim.  The 310 hp STC added 168 lb to my UL which was 3200 lb originally.   The plane has an amazing T.O. performance at sea level and up to 8500 DA.  it is perhaps one of a few production non-turbo single engines that at G.W. can have a good climb rate performance (800 fpm+) taking off from KTRK (field elevation 5950 msl) in the summer with DA of about 8500 feet.

Driver

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The STC for the engine HP upgrade and prop change includes an increase of MGW to 3368 (factory Ovation weight) up from the standard 3200 lbs. for the factory Eagle. (168 pounds)

The Eagle and the Ovation are in essence the exact same airframe. Changes in interior (cloth vs leather) avionics (S-tec vs King AP, no YAW dampener, ) and some equipment as optional vs. standard on the Ovation. (speed brakes, O2) also the fuel tanks were limited to 75 gallons by installation of a tube in the fuel filler (tanks are still capable of full fuel amounts)

Finally, the engine was derated to 2400 rpm max. and a special two blade prop made it the fasted certified retract in production at the time (1999). There were only 65 produced. Both rare and unique, A collectors item?

George, you are way too low on the price for this magnificent airplane.

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I agree but the price is fair.  I could have priced it at 199,000 and negotiated down from there, but I wanted to set a price that's reasonable and avoid all the back and forth negotiating.  

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