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Can you buy a 4seater tourer and aerobatic aircraft?

Old 7th Jun 2017, 05:54
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What about parts and MOH with foreign aircraft? Will it be similar to a US brand, or double, or significantly more... Or, dependent on company? Thanks!
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 08:10
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Exactly what RAT5 says. Buy (or share) the one you would use the most. Rent (or share) the other.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 17:03
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Originally Posted by sapperkenno View Post
Ruschmeyer R-90 I think they're called. Fell in love with them when I saw one in Flyer magazine as a youngster. Think they only made 6. Great looking aircraft with a stick, full IFR panel, retractable gear etc. I don't know if any are still in existence.
One flew into Old Buckenham a few weeks ago: G-UAPO
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 13:54
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Another vote for a Saab Safir. The D model, that is. The B model has three seats and a fuel tank behind the left seat, while the D model has wing tanks and four seats. That, and the B is powered by an O-435, which makes a wonderful six-pot sound, but is getting quite expensive to maintain, while the D is powered by an O-360. 190 hp in the former and 180 in the latter, but the 360 is also quite a bit lighter.

Another bonus is that the landing gear and flaps are mechanical, saving lots of trouble and maintenance. It can also be landed gear-up without hull damage, as the wheels protrude slightly. So, no damage to the fuselage, wings or engine, provided the prop is horizontal.

I fly the Safir myself, and handling-wise I rate it at the very top of all GA planes, together with the Chipmunk and Jungmann. The latter, incidentally, designed by Anders J Andersson, the same chap who did the Safir.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 14:56
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There is (believe it or not) an O-360 powered Saab Safir for sale in the US at the moment, N91SB, asking $45K. I have no connection but came across the advert a while ago.


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