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    Trainee Pilot nezrobiso's Avatar
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    Two Seater for Under 3500?

    Having spent a few months nosing around the forum I am going to take the plunge soon - going to visit a couple of local schools and have a nose around. Still undecided between Three Axis and Flexi (enjoying all the banter!!!) so may have to try a flight in both just to see. A deciding factor for me once I get my license is that I will want to take passengers but will be limited to a budget. Can you get a decent two seater Three Axis under 3500?(I've seen a few flexis for that so I don't think the budget will be a problem if I take that route).
    Thanks for your help - already had loads of useful advice from here.
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    there are a few 3 axis machines in budget:

    e.g. http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=...d=26934&imid=2
    http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=...d=26683&imid=3
    just keep an eye on the adverts
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    Have you thought about a syndicate? For both flex and 3 axis I think it's a good option, you'll get more for your money and the maintenance and hangarage will be shared. If there's only 2 or 3 of you it shouldn't impact too much on the availability of the a/c.
    I'm hoping to upgrade to a 4 stroke Quantum next year if I can find someone else to share with.
    A posse ad esse


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    Thruster TSTs can be had for that money. Or as suggested look at syndicates.

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    Advantage of a flex wing....if you get skint, you can just fold the wing up and stick it in your garage at home for a while.

    If you bugger up at the controls in a flex wing you just let go of everything and they fly them selves,if you let go of everything in a 3axis it's "good night Vienna"....but don't let my last comment put you off.
    disclaimer....as per 2010 European libel act....these are my thoughts only and may not represent the thoughts or actions of any person /company/group/manufacturer named in this article/Internet posting


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    As I have recently discovered it all depends if your 3.5k includes the likes of helmet, headset, suit, charts, etc etc. multiply by 2 if you intend to take a passenger. Not forgetting 2 stroke oil and fuel, hangarage, bmaa fees for permit, caa fees insurance, tools and spares, blah blah lol. I bought a flex for 5 k but I bet I have spent another 1500 on "bits". It all adds up considerably in my opinion. Please don't let me put you off but I couldn't think of anything worse than spending your hard earned in an aircraft you couldn't afford to fly! It's worth thinking about.
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    Trainee Pilot nezrobiso's Avatar
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    I had thought about syndicates but would people be interested in sharing with a learner / newly qualified - heavy landings etc?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nezrobiso View Post
    I had thought about syndicates but would people be interested in sharing with a learner / newly qualified - heavy landings etc?
    Another newly qualified? That's how we set up our first syndicate.
    Joan



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating..
    and now a Tai Chi instructor


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    Quote Originally Posted by nezrobiso View Post
    I had thought about syndicates but would people be interested in sharing with a learner / newly qualified - heavy landings etc?
    Many qualified people will be happy sharing too. I would provided their skill level was reasonable.

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    I thought a learner pilot had to own the aircraft outright to use for their flight training? Except factory builts.
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