Times are changing... I know this is not the best time to sell anything, but I have to think about the future of my family if no work comes in for me in the foreseeable future.
Read the initial postings for all times, equipment etc.
So, what has happened since last time? Plane has been at service center AeroAir all this time and work has been done all along, but at a pretty slow pace. We've repaired the fuel tanks, they no longer leak. All other smaller stuff has been done. Finalizing cabin leaks as we speak. Plane is flyable and ferryable.
What remains to do:
1. Exchange boots on MW. Estimate for this was $12K
2. We had a disagreement about the cycle times on the 3rd stage wheel on L engine. They say it's about 100 cycles over, my calculations showed it was about 150 cycles left. But I have no option but to go with their head mechanics interpretation, so this is something you probably have to contend with, either there or somewhere else. Estimates for used 3rd stage wheel is about $2-4K for wheels with another 1000-2000 cycles (Hancock Enterprises in TN). Taking engine off, replacing with used wheel, probably welding burner can (very common that there are cracks), replacing end bearing, is estimated at $12-15K.
3. Prop inspection. The props are almost new, so do not overhaul them and grind them down and spend money on that, but Hartzell will try to make you do that. Stand your ground, the overhaul is just a Hartzell recommend and an SB, so strictly you don't have to do that part 91 But maybe a good idea after 6 years. An inspection will be about $8K and they will pass, guaranteed.
4. Interior behind pilots seats are still down here with me in SoCal at the upholstery shop, but I will collect this and ship it to buyer at sale. Or you can finish the interior remake here at upholstery shop, if you so wish. I've already paid for half of it, so $5K-ish to finish?
This is a great plane with almost no calendar items. That makes it cheap to own. You can probably not run a turbine any cheaper than this. This is a $550/hr plane if you're a little pro-active on parts.
I'm asking $150K firm for hopefully some interest. I'll consider taking an old Cessna 150 or 172 in as a partial (or anything else that might be fun), but probably not in excess of $20K in value.
For less than $200K this is a flying, all weather turbine with a new panel. I've spent in excess of $350K on this plane, so it's a lot of value. Plane can be ferried by me with a ferry permit to your location and can be inspected at AeroAir in Hillsboro, OR. I will only use an escrow service for the safety of both parties. Can be one of your choice or AirTitle that I've used many times before.
PM me for any other info or phone number. Thanks. Sad times.