Hunting for a plane( first time buyer)

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Torque beast, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Torque beast

    Torque beast Filing Flight Plan

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    Looking for thoughts on a plane that would fit my mission. Looked at a bonanza V tail but then found out you can’t find magnesium skins for the ruddervator if needed so I backed out of that. Then I was interested in a C210/T210 for it load carrying and speed but then a service bulletin came out last week about the wing spar inspection which may become an AD, I guess we’ll see. So now I am back to considering other options. Most of the time it will be me and my wife and 60# dog flying. I want to get to our destination quick but safe. However, I have the feeling that we may be making trips to pick up kids/grandkids on occasion so kinda torn between 4/6 seater planes. Here are the distances we have to travel

    756 hope mills

    403 Killeen

    534 guymon

    326 Nashville

    857 Altoona
    What would be a good plane for this mission? I am 5’9” 197. Wife 5’6” 107. Dog 60#
    All destinations are east of the Rockies but we do like Colorado and would like to be able to fly there if we want so this has me leaning toward a turbo. A/C would be a plus if I can get it. Looking around the 150k or less range
     
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  2. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard Cleared for Takeoff

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    Turbo variants of the PA32 are popular. I've got one.

    A six-place airplane makes a great four-place airplane. Our pooches love the back seat.

    The Turbo Lance is available in your price range.
     
  3. Badger

    Badger Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    A36 might work for you
     
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  4. Torque beast

    Torque beast Filing Flight Plan

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    Have not looked at a lance so I will check those out. I have looked at the A36 but have not found a decent one in my price range yet.
     
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    hindsight2020 En-Route

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    yeah lances are in the price range. That's what I'd get if I was in that budget range.
     
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    Mike Smith En-Route

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    RV-10??

    ETA, never mind, I see you mentioned A/C.
     
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    Salty En-Route PoA Supporter

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    K model Mooney?
     
  8. Mtns2Skies

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    You don't need a turbo to fly in CO.

    My vote? 182RG
     
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