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Things to know before you buy!

Discussion in 'Aircraft Ownership' started by mrivc211, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Cessnaflyer

    Cessnaflyer Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    The articles are about income tax and not a sales/use tax. Also, on Washington States website they say the paid portion of the sales tax in another state will be used as a credit against the Washington use tax.

    I am going off of what aircraft brokers have told me they do for clients in the state. They will land at a lower taxed area and use the fuel and parking fee as the location the aircraft first arrived in the state and it has been accepted by the department of revenue.
     
  2. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    Sign....aircraft brokers are about the most useless people in aviation. A good tax attorney or CPA will get that thrown out.
     
  3. Cessnaflyer

    Cessnaflyer Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    Why? People do it all the time. Pay for parking for 91 days somewhere else and that counts over the 90 days within the state.
     
  4. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    Sure 90 days is written into the law as the time required to intend to take up residence. I think the state requires you to be here 90 days before registering for somethings.

    But you said the first place you land even if only getting gas. That's just ridiculous. However if you were talking specifically about King County I would totally believe it. Wouldn't agree that it's legal but king county management is certifiably insane at every level. The stupid is strong in Seattle proper.
     
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  5. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    @mrivc211 are either of your planes getting caught in this Lycoming connecting rod bushing AD fiasco?
     
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  6. mrivc211

    mrivc211 Well-Known Member

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    One thing you could do is look through the logbooks of when it was replaced and compare that to the average lifespan of the pump. I had my A/I go out on a Tuesday. Directional Gyro go out the next week. Then the pump went out two weeks later. They usually give you credit for the core of the old instrument but since my old one was 17 years old, they hit me with the $750 fee to replace it. I don't pay for lavor on minor fix it items because I have an A&P that works with me.
     
  7. mrivc211

    mrivc211 Well-Known Member

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    Good question. No, the engines were not replaced within the time period of the emergency AD.
     
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  8. mrivc211

    mrivc211 Well-Known Member

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    In southern california, since the weather is always VFR, you can just wait till the pump fails. You rarely ever fly IFR in a 152 lol.
     
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  9. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    I haven't done any flying on the west coast, but I'd really, really like to. What's the deal with the Marine Layer(tm)? I've heard that it can totally screw VFR operations.
     
  10. EIR

    EIR Well-Known Member

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    The best advice I can give is get a very thorough pre-buy. Hell, you might as well make the pre-buy an annual.
     
  11. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    You know what's amazing? Iridium plugs. And they're $8 each.
     
  12. guywhoflies

    guywhoflies Y'NO WUT IM SAYIN

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    Anybody know of a good reference to gauge the value of a used plane? I'm sure it's not as easy as KBB or Edmunds but just wondering if anything exists.
     
  13. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile SuperCriticalâ„¢ Member

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  14. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    About half what the owner wants for it usually.
     
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  15. Lawman

    Lawman Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty safe with Harleys or any kind of sports car as well....
     
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  16. MarkM0228

    MarkM0228 Well-Known Member

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    A wise man once said that, if it flies, floats, or f!cks, you're better off renting... ;)
     
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  17. alaskadrifter

    alaskadrifter Noob

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    I'm not a sharer, so this would never work for me.:D
     
  18. Richman

    Richman Well-Known Member

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    This is true when they're in the box at the factory. Wet pumps for the win...asked my IA about mine this year and he said it has another 1,500 hours before he'd blink an eye at it.

    But back to the topic...if you are going to dabble in airplanes, you need to get juiced in. You need an A&P that works for you and your interests. You need to join the type club or at least educate yourself on the big deal killers.

    It's not hard, but you need to DYODD....
     
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  19. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    Well, I am an A&P who works for me ;)
     
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  20. Richman

    Richman Well-Known Member

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    Problem solved, but then you know what I'm talking about. Lots of chariots out there with deal killers that the unwary miss:

    Cherokees without the SB1006 done
    Cardinals with carry through spar issues
    Beeches of all kinds with control surface patches
    Superior & ECI cylinder ADs

    Pre-buys should look at the seller, not just the airplane. Decent guy who flys reasonably frequently, chances are the ride is ok.

    Uncle Bob or "a guy I know" probably requires a fairly close look. Looked at a Cardinal from one of these guys. Advertised as "NDH". Looked up a part number from a logbook entry and it traced back to the whole leading edge of the R wing.
     

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