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Old 10-02-2016, 11:45 PM
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Default Need A & P in SF Bay Area

Looking for an A & P to do a pre buy inspection on an RV-6A in Concord, Ca (SF Bay Area). Anyone with recommendations please pm me or post.

Thank you
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:08 AM
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Andrew, welcome to VAF

You do not need an A/P to do the pre buy inspection, it can be done by anyone.

Randy Thorne has a ton of knowledge and experience with RVs, you might try sending him a PM. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=3908
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:50 AM
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Thank you Mike, however, my lender requires an FAA certified A&P to sign off on the pre buy inspection.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:23 AM
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Well, try Dave Howe, he is close to you, and pretty sharp in things RV, most likely knows someone who could help. Lots of RV activity in your area.

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Old 10-03-2016, 01:48 PM
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Thank you Mike, however, my lender requires an FAA certified A&P to sign off on the pre buy inspection.
Lee Apaka in Rio Vista. Goes by jetmech here. Multiple builder A&P.
His Stuff below:
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RV-3a/o-320 Old School style Brada
Speed is life! Bank it & Yank it for the G's
Xtra Dues paid 2016 thxs again DR!
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:30 PM
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Whoever you get to do your pre-buy, make sure they give you a checklist of Van's Service Bulletins that have been done / not done; AD list on Engine, Prop, and radios done / not done; and a list of last inspections done / not done on engine, prop, mags. This info should be in the logs with dates / times that appliance was replaced / inspected. (Yes there are ADs against radios/transponders.)

Have seen prebuy done on an RV-6 that had gone over 1,000 hours without mag inspections and buyer was not aware and had an unexpected expense for mag work.

This can help you in budgeting expenses that you will incur after you own the airplane.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:05 PM
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just sent you a PM for you to read on the prebuy
thanks
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:26 PM
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I can also recommend Lee at Team Light in Rio Vista O88. Great guy, knowledgeable about RV's, and lots of other stuff too. He's done good work for me and I am a repeat customer.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:06 AM
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Thanks for all your help and advice everyone. My whole life has been flying airplanes but I've never owned one so its pretty overwhelming. Appreciate all your help. Lee is doing the pre-buy on my airplane.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:16 PM
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Another vote for Lee for anyone else who may read this.
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