Paid deposit. Arranged for an A&P to perform a pre-buy inspection and set up a ferry flight.


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Comment by David L. Smith on October 22, 2020 at 2:21pm
It was worth every penny! Glad to join the builder's club.
Comment by Daniel Niendorff on October 22, 2020 at 2:04pm

Sounds like your pre-buy A&P earned his money.  If the A&P discovered unknown issues that changed your buying decision. I would say the pre-buy went VERY well.  You only get one chance to avoid purchasing a hot mess.  Once it’s signed over it’s YOUR mess.  Glad to hear you are joining the builder ranks!  You will know every inch of your 750........

Comment by David L. Smith on October 22, 2020 at 1:09pm
The pre-buy inspection did not go well. Too many issues to consider a purchase. Paid off the A&P for the inspection and seller refunded my deposit.
I have decided to kit build the STOL CH750. I've ordered the rudder kit, tools and drawings. I think I'm going to enjoy this!
Comment by David L. Smith on December 17, 2019 at 1:16pm

Thanks Neil. We are in the pre-buy stage without a current annual. I have an AP lined up for the pre-buy inspection. The AP may also issue a conditional so the plane can be ferried to my home base in Plattesmouth depending on the condition of the airplane. I am a student and this plane will serve as my trainer. I have a few hours in a 150 and I'm looking forward to learning to fly this plane.



Comment by Daniel Niendorff on December 17, 2019 at 5:46am
Congratulations on your new 701. If you don't already have some time in a zenith STOL, do yourself a favor and get some transition training. They are great planes, but do fly somewhat differently than a traditional aircraft. Have fun with it!

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