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    Best 3 axis for 20,000k or WAY!! under

    As the title says, yes i know everyone will have dif views, just trying to find the pro's / cons of some aircraft.

    These are what i'm looking for

    1. FUN

    2. FULLY ENCLOSED (would have stayed in flex otherwise)

    3. FAST(reasonable for touring) from scotland to ire. isle of man etc

    4. GREAT FOR SMALL STRIPS ON MUDDY GRASS etc

    5. 4-STROKE

    6. CHEAP (i'm so skint i cant even pay attention) lol


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    Depends on experience, but you can't go wrong with a Skyranger.

    Your budget will be maxed out in a nice one, but they're simple, effective and forgiving.

    And I've done Mediterranean to UK in a day in one I bought for 18500.


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    Thanks rick i was looking at skyranger and jab- 430 i think? they both seem good though the jab does have small wheels maybe not so good for small feilds


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    Jab is nice, it's fast but it is slippery and not ideally suited to short or rough fields. Nose is very high on approach to somewhere like Bute. I do like it though, sky ranger is definitely more of a microlight but a very capable machine in its own right and good short field abilities.

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    what do you all think of the kitfox? i like the look of them too, also i may convert to nppl (a) once i get the 3 axis under my belt so that should open up some options, i'm also keen on a vintage styled older aircraft if its on a LAA (Permit self maintained).


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    Quote Originally Posted by scotlad2003 View Post
    what do you all think of the kitfox?
    One word: fun
    But possibly more fun than you want at times

    My vote would be for a Skyranger, would be have to be Dacron for under 20k but I've never know anyone to regret buying one. Whatever you buy, take someone with you who knows the type well.
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    see i realy love piper cubs its my all time fav plane, and the kitfox reminds me off it. strange as it may seem ive got a soft spot for a cessna 152 which is why i like the jab.


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    Some nice Rans S6 's out there with jab engines, look at this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zenair-Zod...11018677328%26


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    That was nice aircraft and i would have went for it, though decided to wait till ive got my liscence in my hand and then start looking.


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    if you are considering nppl(a) SSEA then i would got for something like:
    XBANC.JPG


    Taylorcraft BC12-D

    a proper bargain - these seem to go for 12-14k
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