A description and photos of the plane (and additional equipment and tools that go with it) is available in this PDF
. A video of the plane being flown by the builder (from whom I bought it) is on YouTube
The plane is equipped with dual Dynon SkyView HDX avionics. If the avionics worked properly, the plane would be worth at least $80,000, but they don't, so I am asking $60,000. The asking price includes the additional equipment and tools listed on the planeís description.
The Dynon SkyView HDX avionics intermittently fail in flight so that Altitude, Airspeed and GPS locations are incorrect or do not appear at all. Also, the left Cylinder Head Temperature does not display. Suggestions for the diagnosis and repair of these failures have been discussed on VansAirforce
. The failures are described in detail in this PDF
which includes photos of the displays taken while the avionics were failing. When the failures occur, they are reflected in ADS-B Performance Reports; here are Reports from three flights: Example 1
, Example 3
. The Dynon "black box" flight data have been uploaded to SavvyAviation
where four flight parameters may be compared at once, minute-by-minute during flight, so that the plane's condition can be seen at the moments the failures occur.
The plane's annual Condition Inspection was completed on July 7, 2020 (including the required 200 hour carburator overhaul). Service Bulletins have been complied with (including the nose gear leg replacement, the cylinder exhaust tubes replacement, and the Dynamic Propeller Balance). PDFs of the plane's Log Books are available here: Airframe
. As shown in the Log Books, maintenance of the plane was done by its builder before I purchased it. After I purchased it, some maintenance (including the annual Condition Inspection) was done by Billís Air Center at KSMO; some maintenance was done by Able Air at KWHP; and I did some maintenance (as owner).
INSPECTION AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
The plane is in a tie-down space in a quiet corner of Santa Monica Airport (KSMO). If you may want to buy the plane, I will meet you at the airport, so you can visually inspect it. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, test flights will not be possible, and masks will have to be worn during the inspection even though we will be outdoors
. Based on advice I received on VansAirforce and elsewhere, I think
the avionics can be fixed by someone who has the right tools, a hangar to work in, and the willingness to treat the task as a hobby, no matter how long a time it may take. The plane is being offered as is, where is
. My contact information on the first page of the description of the plane