So I Did a Thing...

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by ARFlyer, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. ARFlyer

    ARFlyer En-Route

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    I am now the proud 20% owner of a very nice 1978 172N. :D

    A mutual friend pointed me in the direction last week when she heard that a few shares were being sold. So I made contact, did a quick prebuy, fixed a few things, and signed my life away!

    She is equipped with the Air Plains 180HP & 2550lb STC, Flap Gap Seal STC, Long Range Tanks, single stack Aspen, GTN 650, Digital RPM, and a STEC-30. The current project this month is to install USB outlets during the IFR check. The long range project is going to be a JPI 900/930 with a new reman engine and throwing out the backup vacuum system for a G5 Backup.

    We’re hoping to keep the current engine flying for a bit longer. It’s currently at 2700 SMOH 5000 TT and going strong. However the last two 50hr oil changes started to have a small but steady increase in copper. So I think a bushing is on its way out.
     
  2. Deelee

    Deelee Line Up and Wait

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    Are there any pictures? Because... as they say.... Pics or it didn't happen....

    Seriously, congrats! Sounds like a nice 172.
     
  3. Tantalum

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    Tantalum Final Approach

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    ...also, congrats!
     
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  5. SCCutler

    SCCutler Administrator Management Council Member

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    A 180 horse 172 is a great bird. Congratulations!
     
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  6. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down PoA Supporter

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    Nice. Congrats.
     
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  7. DaleB

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    Nice! I'm sure you'll be glad you did. Well, right up until you see the bill for the new engine, but you already know it's coming...
     
  8. RyanB

    RyanB Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    Congratulations! Sounds like a nice airplane!

    But seriously... :needpics:
     
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  9. TheFB

    TheFB Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Man that is awesome. Wonder if it is real? Pics would help.
     
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  10. ARFlyer

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    Here is some pics as I’m sitting at the hanger waiting for Jepp to update.
     

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  11. ARFlyer

    ARFlyer En-Route

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    The partnership has enough money in engine reserve to cover a reman engine. So right now we’re just seeing how much longer we can safely fly on the old. The longer we can the more toys we can put into the panel!
     
  12. kath

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    So SHINY! Love it!
    The 180 horses make for a lovely takeoff experience.
     
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  13. RyanB

    RyanB Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    Looks good!!
     
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  14. Dave Arata

    Dave Arata Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Retired CAP?
     
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    Jumpmaster Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Looks very nice. Congratulations!
     
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    Juliet Hotel Pattern Altitude

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    There is nothing quite like the first time you get a set of airplane keys that are supposed to go home with you. Congratulations.

    Most of the 172 time in my logbook is in a '78 N model that had the 180hp STC. I predict you will soon have zero interest in flying a 172 with less than 180hp ever again.
     
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  17. ARFlyer

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    it’s actually not. We think it either was slated to be one or someone just liked the paint job.
     
  18. benyflyguy

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    Looks like a nice Hauler . And got it where it counts for IFR work.
     
  19. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Nice plane good luck with it.
     
  20. OkieAviator

    OkieAviator Pattern Altitude

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    Same, well a ‘77. Plane was so fun to fly!
     
  21. Kynadog

    Kynadog Pre-Flight

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    Saweeet! Congrats!
     
  22. GRG55

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    Congrats! Nice looking plane!!

    But 20%? That sounds sensibly affordable. :eek:
    Heck that's no way to adequately test the solvency of the family finances. ;):D
     
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    Congratulations! She looks like a beauty! :)
     
  24. Mason

    Mason Pattern Altitude

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    Looking good.