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Adam Frisch

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2019, 06:43:56 pm »
I want Truly Nolan. Hoping it will still be here when I get out of my dark tunnel.
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donv

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #106 on: November 06, 2019, 07:44:33 pm »
I think that could be a great airplane for you, actually. Would you keep the paint as-is?

Adam Frisch

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #107 on: November 11, 2019, 05:53:46 pm »
I think that could be a great airplane for you, actually. Would you keep the paint as-is?

I would have no choice in the beginning. But I would open up that blocked window. Looks silly without it.
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SKYFLYER

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #108 on: November 12, 2019, 06:48:07 am »
I looked at that and could not quite understand why anyone would do that unless it was a camera ship at some point.

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #109 on: November 12, 2019, 08:05:30 am »
I looked at that and could not quite understand why anyone would do that unless it was a camera ship at some point.

Why yes, I believe it was.  Or at least some secret government operational tool.

donv

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #110 on: November 12, 2019, 12:53:12 pm »
I wonder if there is some reason the window is blocked? In other words, maybe it's not so easy to unblock it?

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #111 on: November 17, 2019, 01:58:23 am »
Looks like ol' Truly sold?

https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N25TN

Or maybe just to someone who is going to do a repaint and flip?

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #112 on: November 17, 2019, 02:24:43 am »
Good deal. Hope it did.
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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #113 on: December 12, 2019, 03:06:36 pm »
Bruce, any idea what the asking price is on N126M? odd I thought this was the owner:
https://twincommander.com/team_member/david-tennenbaum/

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #114 on: December 12, 2019, 05:36:26 pm »
I don't think that's him.

N126M is a great airplane, though! I really need to find out what the deal is with the 7000 hour TBO.

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #115 on: December 13, 2019, 01:30:46 pm »
Once again you are right Don- I should read more carefully.  N218MS vs. N126M

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #116 on: March 31, 2020, 09:58:10 am »
Once again Don you called it.
Truly Nolen repainted and for sale again:

https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/192260777/1980-commander-980

Don't like that version of 980 on wingtip...copying the Japan 980 tail paint scheme.

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #117 on: March 31, 2020, 10:28:56 am »
Looks better, but why put 980 all over fin and tips? Don't get that. Also noticed they didn't reinstate the windows. Strange, I'd though it just be a plug you could remove and replace with the correct window. This suggest they re-did metalwork and eliminated the structure when they removed that window. Very strange - why?
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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #118 on: March 31, 2020, 12:48:17 pm »
The winglets look awful. I can't imagine why they did it that way. I would repaint those right away. Something on the winglets is nice (and frankly, I like having "980" on mine) but that is crazy. The giant "980" on the tail is not great either.

I will be curious how much it sells for in this climate. Or even what the asking price is.

What did it sell for last time?

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Re: 980 Questions
« Reply #119 on: April 02, 2020, 01:55:27 pm »
"Why yes, I believe it was.  Or at least some secret government operational tool."

Bruce was correct...

I spoke with a friend and he remembered when it was in the service of the FBI and they had altered the window structure to allow for "restraints" used during prisoner transport.

So I guess putting the windows back would be considerable work.

As to the "980" on there I agree that they are way too big and do not go with the flow of the paint