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Posts posted by KentWien

  1. 13 hours ago, Buckaroo said:

     I just talk to Aaron at Flight Design USA and he told me he is going to go to the company and get them to send him the new checkered sport model graphics by email .  He told me that they did a brand new jubilee model and it cost $1700 for the graphics and the labor to put them on.  He also told me that they charged eight hours of labor to remove the graphics on an older model. 


    Yep,  Buckaroo that’s mine! They buffed out the white and there is NO difference in the areas that had the old decals. So happy with the results and Flight Design USA’s Tom and Arian. 





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  2. You seem to be on the right track. I don’t think you’ll see any change in the CT market if the gross weight goes up, and here’s why:

    Take a look at any airplane out there. Which one would you really want to own if it were in the light sport category?  For me, I just can’t find anything that’s as efficient, has the useful load, is fully depreciated and costs so little to operate. 

    Went out for an hour today loitering around some scenic mountains before coming home to do landings with my girlfriend. Total fuel cost for an hour, mostly at 3 gallons an hour: $12. Cheapest way to enjoy the evening. 





  3. I scoffed a bit about the autopilot when I first discovered the CT. Now I absolutely love it. It’s nice to be able to do inflight planning using ForeFlight on very long cross country trips.

    I made it back from Seattle to NY in a day and a half, and this just wouldn’t have been possible if I were hand flying the entire time. 

    Damage history, if properly fixed is usually a landing gear replacement or firewall repair after a hard landing. Mine had that in thenlogbook and it hasn’t been an issue for me or the previous owner. 

    Take a look at how high off the ground each Wong is to see if a gear leg is bent. I measure this with my forehead. (Super precise, I know.)

    take into account when the next hose replacement will be, and plan $3000 or so for that. It’s needed every 5 years. 

    If also want to know where it had it’s maintenance done. Lockwood or Flight Design USA or Roger Lee? If so, you know it’s a good airplane. 

    I actually prefer the round dial cockpit, but that’s a preference thing. 

    The CTsw is such a great value, you can’t go too wrong. Have fun and let us know when you’ve picked one up!