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Approximate cost of various Mx items

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I know it varies by location and shop rate, but what is a ballpark cost for the following:

rubber repacement

Parachute repack

New engine installation (excluding cost of actual engine, which I understand is about $17k)

Just trying to get a sense of this to calculate a reasonable reserve set-aside amount for these eventualities 

 

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5 hours ago, Roger Lee said:

Rubber anywhere from $3K - $4K

Cute $1150 and with rocket $2300

TBO $13K. Right now on condition

The $13k includes the cost of the engine and installation? 

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4 minutes ago, Ben2k9 said:

The $13k includes the cost of the engine and installation? 

I think it is also taking into consideration of the resale value of the old engine to the experimental market. The labor and additional parts to change the engine should be a little less than the cost of a rubber replacement.

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If the airplane is a CTSW E-LSA,  I wonder if the replacement engine could perhaps be the CT Super Sport i engine with cowling (912is).

Would require Flight Standards District Office notification.

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The $13K is overhauling your engine. So you will have a 2000 hr engine with a fresh overhaul.

Or sell your old engine before 2K hrs. for $6K and put that into a brand new engine since you have to spend $13K anyway.

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I know one CT owner who had a plane that went to 2600 hours and said it was running perfectly fine even then but found a deal on another engine too good to pass up and replaced it. Anyone know of other Rotax engines going way over TBO?

 

 

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I have friends with 3k - 4K hours. Just go on condition and do the maint. you're supposed to do and don't think you know more than Rotax and do something foolish and you should be good for a long time.

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