150 knots for $150k

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  1. NealRomeoGolf

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    After I did the math in another thread about flying to football games, it got me to thinking that my airplane (Piper Archer) is really slow. So what 150 knot airplanes could I get for around $150k? And which ones would not be named Mooney or Bo? Also required, 4 seats. This is what I have so far:

    Socata TB20/21
    RV-10
    Piper Saratoga / Lance
    Cessna 210
    Pponk 182?
    Commander 114B

    What others am I missing? Diamond came to mind but I don't think it meets the $150k requirement. I did see a gen 1 Cirrus for $150k, but no thanks. And the Saratogas in the $150k range all have run out engines, so maybe does not belong on the list.
     
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    Cessna 195?
     
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    Ah yes, forgot one other thing. No tail draggers. I did see a 195 for sale though. Made me think of @Lowflynjack 's photo shoot.
     
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    Comanche?
     
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    Cherokee 6/300
    Diamond DA40 (close..179K is the lowest I found doing a quick search)
    Bellanca Super viking (half the 150K price in some cases)
    Velocity
    Lancair IV (286 knots for 150K).
     
  6. NealRomeoGolf

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    That is the only sub-200k Lancair on the market. Wonder if there is something wrong with it.
     
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    Well..the paint job looks a little weak, looking at the engine and prop time, not sure if they are saying both are run out, or if they are just posting maximums.

    But yeah..little unusual. And on top of that..they are negotiable on that price...could be a great deal heh
     
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    you could go faster, 200Kts, with less.....turbo Bo. lol ;)
     
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    182RG
     
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    Yep. I sold my 182RG about 5 years ago for around $100k.

    I filed for 150kts but usually got about 155.
     
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    Da40 is a 130kt bird.

    +1 on the viking. That's a LOT of plane for the money, sexy too.
     
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    150k Rv-10 = unicorn

    if you find one, it’s probably a donkey with a horn duck taped to it’s head.
     
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    You should just buy my 1960 IO-550 powered M35... She cruises about 205-210 MPH on a calm day... Bonanza M35...jpeg
     
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    What the heck is a horn duck?
     
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    Literal LOL from that one.
     
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    Agree
     
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    Is it for sale? It's not a plane I could use, but if someone was looking for a nice V-Tail, this one is gorgeous. Shawn's rainy day photo doesn't do it justice!
     
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    Beautiful bird!! I love the colors!!
     
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    ??? Your airspeed changes depending on the wind?
     
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    Friend of a friend just bought a Viking. We think he bought an albatross. He hasn't a hangar or a plan to get one. No one knows how to fix the thing, heck no on seven knows how to look at it for a PPI. Yeah, lotta airplane for the money, but talk about issues! Why the OP has the hate for Mooneys and Bo's I"ll never know.
     
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    Also hates taildraggers... clearly loco :crazy::loco: :D
     
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  24. NealRomeoGolf

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    Didn’t say I didn’t want a Bo. I know all about their capabilities so I didn’t need them in the list. Plus the Bo market is way overheated right now.

    I wish I could get over the baggage door on the Mooney. I just can’t.
     
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    I'm quite sure neither of those will do 150 knots without a PT6... and at that point might be more than 150k
     
  26. NealRomeoGolf

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    I am. I did my tailwheel training this year and that style just isn’t for me. I like being able to see in front of me and not having to slip every landing. Picky I know.
     
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    Non-P model... That is a typical price for that version.
     
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    You’re right. I was looking at max speed, not cruise speed when I looked those up
     
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    I can see infront of me and I don't have to slip every landing.

    That's like saying I don't like multi's because they're all center-line thrust... That's not even almost true.
     
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    A Comanche 250 would fit the bill.
     
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    So you can see forward while taxiing a 185? You don’t have to do the tail wiggle while taxiing?
     
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    Correct. I have stock 8.00 tires and I'm 5'7". I see just fine over the nose.
     
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    You don’t have to slip every tail dragger. Most of the ones I’ve flown did not require slips.
     
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    Yeah, I don’t think we slipped the Cub much. The Stearman though, nothing but slips. Can’t see jack from the back.
     
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    Sounds like I am flying up your way this summer so we can meet and go flying. :)
     
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    I see more than a couple SR-20 under $150k. I believe it'll touch 150kts if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    I wasn’t flying anything that old and awesome.
     
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    Agreed. I’ve got a decent amount of time in Citabrias and Decathlons, and they don’t need slips for visibility when landing. They don’t have flaps, so a slip does comes in handy to lose altitude.

    I’m getting checked out on this Great Lakes biplane, and it’s like the Stearman. Can’t see the runway while landing, taking off, or taxiing. It’s soloed from the rear cockpit. My instructor calls it a “real tailwheel airplane”. He owns a T-6 and has P-51 and B-17 time, so he’s a bit biased.

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    And yeah, the Viking is a honest 160+ knot plane which sells for much less than $150K. My ‘89 model with a great avionics package was a little north of $100K, but many of the good older 1970’s models sell in the $60-70K range. Don’t let the naysayers scare you off because of the wood wing. Just get a good prebuy.

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    I presume he is talking about Vno versus Va and the need to slow down in rough air.
     
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    Will lift anything with great climb performance, but the airframe is still too draggy to get 150kt in cruise. I file for 130kt and hope for 135.
     
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