is there anybody who may know details:
Would this be worth to have a look? Not quite sure about…
I was just wondering if there may anybody be here who knows the plane in person?
Would like to know if this is a „clean“ bird well worth taking further steps….
First concern is that there is no autopilot, at least none i can find.
Someone here may well know it (I have merely seen it “around” many times) but the obvious thing to check is that a year-2000 engine will likely need a replacement crankshaft (Lyco SB569) and while this has been an AD and should therefore have been done, you never quite know… One cannot tell from the description regarding the autopilot.
Looks like a walk away for me…
I’m never a big fan of these discussing an individual aircraft threads. Be much better to say I’m buying an 1985 TB20 what should I look for?
Threads leave a digital footprint for the aeroplane, and make throw away comments stick more than they ought to. If the shoe was on the other foot and you were selling your TB20 would you want an open discussion on it? I know I had so many opinions of a few of my facebook airplane adverts I just removed them.
There is some validity in that, William, but
It has averaged about 91 hours a year since overhaul. I would be curious as to how those hours distribute, but would price it as a run out given the 18 years. The real issue for me would be the condition of the airframe. I’ll be in the UK late April and think I’ll take a look.
It depends on what flying you want to do… no autiopilot would be a no go for me personally.
It seems that some planes have been gaining value over the last 4 years. I sold my TB20. G-TBZO for only slightly more than that figure it had 300hours since engine overhaul, Garmin 430, Mode S, updated audio panel, autopilot and theee blade prop… oh and full leather seats and new carpets. The price seems a little rich to me but it is only the asking price :-)