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Old 30th Aug 2011, 05:31
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There are plenty of other LAME's out there servicing Cirrus aircraft, for example The Aviation Centre at Tyabb.
All due respect to The Aviation Centre and others...

However, if I had an advanced and newer aircraft as a Cirrus or Diamond, I would only trust a factory trained LAME.

Maybe a few more $ is worth it for reliability. I'm sure the Factory trained guys know all the little things that keep a Diamond or Cirrus in the air and not on the ground...

I would also make sure the workshop has a current subscription to all the type's maintenance data (some don't!).

Again, that's not a slur on the ability of the Aviation Center or whether they have current data or not. Furthermore, if they have had factory training on Diamond or Cirrus then I stand corrected.
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 08:41
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The Evektor Cobra would be a beauty. It's just a shame they aren't producing them other than special orders...
Sounds like they are planning to be fully certified some time next year, currently delivering as experimental.

Around $350K delivered in Oz including GST. With 200 horses with CSU and six pack with Garmin stack. 500 KG usable, tons of fuel. Would probably want to pay for upgrade to newer GPS, if they offer, and add CDI/GS and A/P to make it an IFR beast.

Quite a reasonable amount of aircraft for the money. But its more than we are looking at spending. An around $200K second hand aircraft would be better.
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 13:28
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Thought this might be of interest on the cirrus umbrella pack.


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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 22:22
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Rocket 66, did your friend buy a Cirrus? Which one? Is she happy with it?
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 00:56
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The "friend" who pays $12k for a service above should try somewhere else. $3.5 for my last cirrus service and that included diagnosing a small issue with bluetooth connectivity and aircon.

Love the Cirrus. Comfortabe safe travel once i mastered the g1000.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 04:30
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How come so many secondhand Cirri for sale in Aviation Trader ? A disproportionate number I would have thought. People not happy or hidden problems ?
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 06:42
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Originally Posted by On eyre View Post
How come so many secondhand Cirri for sale in Aviation Trader ? A disproportionate number I would have thought. People not happy or hidden problems ?
I must admit that I thought you were dreaming when I read this, however you are spot on... 17 Cirrus versus 5 C172's.

Interesting observation. I honestly thought there would be a lot more 172's on there as a sample aircraft.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 11:17
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How come so many secondhand Cirri for sale in Aviation Trader ? A disproportionate number I would have thought. People not happy or hidden problems ?
Existing customers upgrading to G6. Some big bills start to roll in as they age, not evident in the newer aircraft service costs.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 11:39
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Originally Posted by Karunch View Post
Existing customers upgrading to G6. Some big bills start to roll in as they age, not evident in the newer aircraft service costs.
What costs would they be... the $20'ish K bill for the 10 year parachute re-pack and 6 year line cutter replacements? Chicken feed in the scheme of things.
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Originally Posted by StickWithTheTruth View Post
What costs would they be... the $20'ish K bill for the 10 year parachute re-pack and 6 year line cutter replacements? Chicken feed in the scheme of things.
Yes they are the bills I was referring to. Chicken feed in comparison to the purchase price & subsequent depreciation indeed, but still multiples of the annual operating cost of my similar performance, similar age aircraft.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 20:14
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Your logic is flawed. The new models are up to $1m or so and they are selling them for anywhere from 300k+ for an SR22 used. The motive would not be a $20k parachute re-pack alone.
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