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Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a nice 252 in Europe... anybody have any suggestions where to look?

Thanks in advance for the help!

H

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Welcome aboard, HSL...

We have a few members in Europe....

Seeing if Andrew @Hyett6420 is around....

There is also a recent thread by another person in Europe seeking similar advice.  Probably a few or several months old....

You may have success finding it with the search function.

Best regards,

-a-

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7 hours ago, carusoam said:

Seeing if Andrew @Hyett6420 is around....

On holiday, likely in France, but may deign to check in once in a while....

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1 hour ago, Oldguy said:

On holiday, likely in France, but may deign to check in once in a while....

Je suis en la vacances en France. A la plage de Cap D’agde. 

Ok so i will deign to answer if i may. 

The first question i would ask is where are you based, and why a 252 as they are rarer than a virgin prostitute.  I do know of a 252 in Elstree that may be for sale but it will need a complete engine tear down and overhaul.  Its just been down but by an auto shop and no paperwork!  

Let me know where you are etc and ill respond. 

I check this approximately once or twice a week at the mo but i have turned on notificiations for this thread so provided im not drinking Sangria then ill reply. 

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Hmmm...

  • The popularity of the 252 is global....
  • The rarity may require searching world wide...
  • If that is the case...

Consider looking in places like....

  • All American Aircraft... Texas.
  • Lasar... California.

Then Consider How best to transport/ferry across the pond...

  • Summer is a good time to cross the North Atlantic.
  • A few Mooney Ferry pilots are around here somewhere. Just ask...

Just Some private pilot ideas to consider...

Best regards,

-a-

 

 

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On 9/22/2018 at 1:13 PM, jackn said:

How's the Encore conversion going??

It's on its way! We had to wait for two balance weights for several weeks, but now they've been delivered.

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Hi All, 

thanks for the replies. I’m based in Basel and still searching... very difficult to find one.

Why a 252? That’s a difficult one to answer from a rational point of view... :-) It fits my mission very well and I love the 252. I guess I could also try to find a 231 and mod it... Anybody has experience in EU with N and tail?

Best regards,

H

PS Sorry it took me so long to login...

 

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21 minutes ago, HSL said:

Hi All, 

thanks for the replies. I’m based in Basel and still searching... very difficult to find one.

Why a 252? That’s a difficult one to answer from a rational point of view... :-) It fits my mission very well and I love the 252. I guess I could also try to find a 231 and mod it... Anybody has experience in EU with N and tail?

Best regards,

H

PS Sorry it took me so long to login...

 

 

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@HSL  greetings there is a N reg at Elstree (egtr) its a 252 as well, but budget on a new engine for her.  N reg in easa as you know is very simple, you jist need to register the aircraft to a trust.   Works very well.

Andrew

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4 hours ago, Airways said:

I went to see that Mooney last year as well. It was not a 160K-plane...

I have to agree with that! Now its down to 125k but GPS needs upgrade and although the engine has only 214 hours on it, it hasn’t flown much which really scares me...

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Just now, HSL said:

although the engine has only 214 hours on it, it hasn’t flown much which really scares me...

You're right to be cautious about this, but these Continentals are not as susceptible to internal rust/corrosion as the Lycomings are. My 252 hadn't flown in several months and only a few hours in the previous year, when I bought it. The compressions were also low across the board. But I've put 500 hours on it since then and the compressions are good and the oil is clean.

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19 hours ago, Hyett6420 said:

@HSL  greetings there is a N reg at Elstree (egtr) its a 252 as well, but budget on a new engine for her.  N reg in easa as you know is very simple, you jist need to register the aircraft to a trust.   Works very well.

Andrew

Thanks Andrew! I’m interested.... can you share more info?

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2 minutes ago, HSL said:

Thanks Andrew! I’m interested.... can you share more info?

Hi, ill dm you my mobile number.  Give me a call tomorrow, im a bit ill today, and we can chat.

Andrew

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