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EricDapp

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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2016, 01:50:44 am »
Talked to Morris today. Aircraft has standard airworthiness certificate. But he was going to ask owner about the expired registration.

donv

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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2016, 01:01:13 am »
The registration thing is kind of weird. I had to renew mine a few years ago (it's good for 3 years), and I think I got maybe one notice in the mail, and that was it. Could easily be missed.

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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2017, 03:15:00 pm »
A very belated update prompted by a BT guy PM-ing me and asking about it. And unfortunately, a sadder turn of events.

Still for sale, but the owners have - fueled by the recent upturns in market - decided they want $575K for it without having done SB241. That's another $70-100K to do, plus a monster annual (as the damn thing hasn't flown in a decade), gear overhaul, prop overhaul etc making it a pretty lousy deal.

So there she sits. And probably will sit until either the market turns again or the seller comes to his senses. Sad.  :'(
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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2017, 05:01:02 pm »
Seems like there are enough other ones out there, that this one isn't going anywhere. Even if the market improves, it's hard to see this airplane being worth that kind of money.

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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2017, 09:47:50 am »
yeah, and no one has said anything about so guess I'll throw it in.  I suspect you would also need to replace all of the windows since it has obviously been sitting outside a good bit and they are all glazed and nasty looking.  Might be some magic goo that can fix them but doubt it.  My wife and I looked at it last summer and were shocked someone would let such a nice plane get in that kind of shape.

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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2017, 11:17:22 pm »
Do the 331s have a requirement to run them so often or be properly stored? I know the 731s do-- I think you need to run them every 60 days, or something like that, or else pickle them. Otherwise you have to do some sort of fairly major inspection. That could be an issue on this airplane.

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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2017, 02:40:51 am »
Every 30 days.

Prob the least complied with thing since the approved MMEL at the FSDO.
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Re: 1978 690B coming up for sale...
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2017, 12:12:13 pm »
Well, going 31 days isn't going to hurt it, but going 5 years (or whatever this airplane is at) is another story.

I was told that Honeywell maintains a list of 731s which are out of compliance (because they are no longer eligible for MSP coverage), but I don't know if they do that for the 331. Of course, the 731 is 60 days, so a bit more reasonable.

Every 30 days.

Prob the least complied with thing since the approved MMEL at the FSDO.