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bdc311



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:11 am    Post subject: Has anyone looked into this plane? Reply with quote

https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/153132403/1975-maule-m5-210c


This thing has been on the market for over one year...has anyone checked it out in person? Seems strange especially since it was restored in 2018.
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MauleWacko
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For sale over a year , one has to wonder why? 1600tt, engine time not in the add. If 1600 on the engine add 35K for one. Not worth the price.
Then you have to wonder why would one go through and do fabric and paint and interior then want to sell it. Maybe they figured it out. If your looking for an airplane, go look at the registration history. Some if not most seem to go through several owner's in a sort period of time. Also when some airplanes are say 12 years old or so and have less than 500 hours on them makes you wonder why. There is a lot to look at when spending money on an airplane, more important is getting one that fit's your need. Go take a look and take your check book. Lot of airplane's for sale with price reduced at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be an engine overhaul at $ 40,000.00 + with all the Continental update bulletins that have to be done, then the Prop at ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! So shiny! Mine hasn't looked like that since it was painted. I feel neglectful now.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noticed the right co-pilot rudder pedal is bent. How did that happen?
Must have some damage history.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noticed right co-pilot rudder pedal is bent. Wonder how that happened.
Must have some damage history.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over $100K with engine and still no avionics.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be curious of engine details. Last annual info. The outside looks great! But the panel is dated. Has a original ash tray! Classic. That would be a question for other Maule owners how many of you still have the original cigarette ash tray?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.aso.com/listings/spec/ViewAd.aspx?id=183067&listingType=true


I understand the risk of buying something with damage, but the logbooks here show a lot of new parts were put in place.

After veering off the runway in 2015, the NTSB report said it was substantial damage. The logbook for the airframe shows a decent amount of repairs but there is not even mention of it in the engine logs; just a 100 hr inspection.

Seems a little funky. On another note, has anyone dealt with ASO as a broker before?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the past years working with Continental Engines and prop strikes I have had a 70 % rejection on Continental crankshafts, I refer to them as GLASS crankshafts due to they are nitrided.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most if not all airplanes have damage history or damage with out history. The four Maules I had all had damage history. Two had gear torn off the first 25 hours being new and three went upside down. Just idiots behind the controls.
It's up to you if you can live with one. I think the price should reflect it and 90K is a lot for it. If prop touched ground should be a log entry for at least an inspection AD on the Lycoming. Now did it hit or not, Big ? Might have and no one said. Makes it worst if it did and not mentioned.
These are real simple airplanes, so simple someone who touches them screws them up Flying and mechanical. Now for that.
If you really want to know what you are buying for a lot of over rated money you should have it looked at by someone who regularly works on them. The guy above in in post TimB is one that really knows aircraft and Maule's. You can hire Tim to go look any where at an airplane and see what you are buying.
So get your wallet out and get busy. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second answer, No never used aso, Not a big fan of Brokers. Never used one.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, it's all great insight and really helpful.
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