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Sub-$30k taildragger/floatplane?

milleR

Well-Known Member
#21
Hard to beat an F-19, I lucked into mine by putting up a want ad and the guy accepted my lowball offer. Typically easier to find Tcrates upgraded with a C-85. They make much better float planes than a 140 :p.
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Too cool man, I'm envious.

One day, (my 2020 deadline I set a couple years back is looking totally unrealistic at this point :() my wife and I are going to fly from MD to AK and back in something like that, hopefully without touching pavement. Probably once all the kids have flown the coop. @Fencer and his travels have inspired me.
 
#22
Too cool man, I'm envious.

One day, (my 2020 deadline I set a couple years back is looking totally unrealistic at this point :() my wife and I are going to fly from MD to AK and back in something like that, hopefully without touching pavement. Probably once all the kids have flown the coop. @Fencer and his travels have inspired me.
You'll have to put some incredible ferry tanks in. I'm not aware of fuel at enough non-paved airports in Northern BC and the Yukon to make it.
 
#24
You know Oratex has STCs now. Probably drop 15lbs.
If I get a Pacer I’ll probably end up selling the F-19.

Too cool man, I'm envious.

One day, (my 2020 deadline I set a couple years back is looking totally unrealistic at this point :() my wife and I are going to fly from MD to AK and back in something like that, hopefully without touching pavement. Probably once all the kids have flown the coop. @Fencer and his travels have inspired me.
Dewwwwit! 180s are great planes for their cost bracket. Too rich for my blood for now, even if I could I’d be getting a PA-18.
 

Nark

Well-Known Member
#29
My 180 is sexy, no doubt about it. It's been everything you'd expect out of a supermodel girlfriend.

But she needs the proper loving, she didn't get the last several years. She sat... a lot.
 
#30
My 180 is sexy, no doubt about it. It's been everything you'd expect out of a supermodel girlfriend.

But she needs the proper loving, she didn't get the last several years. She sat... a lot.
I'd love to have a 180 but it's just too expensive to operate to be proficient enough to use it right. Just sold my producer because of last year's fuel bill.