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P Kelsey
06-07-11, 13:26 PM
I recently flew a T600N that was converted to a T600N Sprint (engine changed from a 503 to a 582) and had the 'enclosed rear section added, now it is a very nice T600 and is now up for sale at 11,000 http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adview&adid=19629&imid=0

I see that other Thruster T600's are getting advertised for anywhere between 7500 -27000

Typically a 582 version seems to be in the 7500 - 12000 range whilst the Jabiru engined ones seem to be advertised at 12000-12500 http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adview&adid=15252&imid=0 or http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adview&adid=8444&imid=0 up to 27000 http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adview&adid=19143&imid=0

I am just stunned that these are getting such high prices asked of them ? ( I don't mean the 12-12.5k ones... I mean the 25-27k ones ).

Has the Thruster World gone crazy ? Seems to me they have acquired 'Dino Ferrari' status somehow ?

andy dixon
06-07-11, 15:59 PM
have to agree with you on this one,
i've been using a thruster for 4 hours last week for my tail dragger conversion, not my first wepon of choice,but what superb little aircraft they are !

Skyservant
08-07-11, 13:20 PM
Yes you're right and I wish everyone would bugger off until I buy mine:cry:

VinceG
08-07-11, 16:08 PM
It must be because everyone's been reading propellerhead :-)

andy dixon
08-07-11, 16:16 PM
just going out of the door to go play in the tail dragging rat ! .........(sorry i mean a thruster) for another hour or two

WobbleWing
08-07-11, 16:31 PM
Given the price of new aircraft these days I'm surprised the second hand value hasn't gone up...

Why spend 30+k on a new trike when you can get a very similar one for nearly half that?

Skyservant
08-07-11, 16:45 PM
It must be because everyone's been reading propellerhead :-)

:thumbup:

andy dixon
08-07-11, 16:49 PM
2k each and there are 2 for sale at our airfield

MadamBreakneck
09-07-11, 09:36 AM
2k is about right for a clapped-out old banger of an uncared-for TST in need of new skins, engine and permit. 30k is about right for an almost new Jabiru Sprint.

Don't forget talking about "a Thruster" is like talking about "a P&M" or "a Suzuki". There's lots of different types - did you know that there are almost no parts interchangeable between a TST and a T600?
Joan

Irishmicro
09-07-11, 10:24 AM
They are making seriously big money. I seen a few recently (all the Sprint models) and in comparison to a C42 they do look very dated :-(. My instructor had one for years and trained students on them, he has a very good word on their airframe, he's not do happy about their engine choices, the Rotax 4 stroke is his favourite engine.

GalaxyUL260i
08-05-12, 22:35 PM
Yeah, but a Rotax 4 Stroke is to heavy for the Ruggedly built T600N. You may get away with it on a T600T but eevn then it touch and go. UL260i would be the choice for the T600T and thats the opinion of the Factory too.

I just sold a 198 hour T600N 450 Jab Sprint for 16,500 which I think is about smack were it should be.

Regards
Mark Jones
G-POZA

Rog
08-05-12, 23:25 PM
I think they tried the rotax 912 on the thruster but its just to heavy and you have to move the engine so far back to get the Cof G that the propellor cavatates on the screen loosing hte power your trying to gain in the first place. Hence the Jabby being the engine of choice.

I have a low hour (100 ish) 582 which I share with three others. It was north of 12000 but south of 16000 and I think we got our monies worth.

johnny3star
10-05-12, 19:36 PM
I don't know too much about the 600 range.
Whats the difference between a T600T / T600N and what about the 'sprint' ones?
JM

Rog
10-05-12, 20:16 PM
not seen a T but the N means nose wheel. without or a suppose with a T means a tail wheel. the Sprint is the one with the back section on. having flown one without is does make a difference to handling and slightly better fuel economy. I think this is due to smoothing the air flow over the tail.

Remember though Ima beginner so the above coudl be buncum :)

damienair
12-05-12, 09:04 AM
Your bang on, T stands for Tail dragger version, N stands for Nose Wheel, and the enclosed rear portion makes it a Sprint. I did my licence in a T600N, fantastic aircraft, other than the engine, it was probably an earlier Jab, but was out of service more often than serviceable , and a couple of Student's had Solo engine out's , but thanks to the excellent instruction they made it back onto earth with both themselves and their T600N in one piece. I would love to own a nice TST at some stage, Thrusters are built like tanks, I love them, but would never buy a Jab, but that's just me.

Damien.

Halibut
24-09-19, 10:49 AM
Yeah, but a Rotax 4 Stroke is to heavy for the Ruggedly built T600N. You may get away with it on a T600T but eevn then it touch and go. UL260i would be the choice for the T600T and thats the opinion of the Factory too.

I just sold a 198 hour T600N 450 Jab Sprint for 16,500 which I think is about smack were it should be.

Regards
Mark Jones
G-POZA

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