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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby gahorn » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:05 pm

If you think you want that airplane, then exchange “Letters of Intent” expressing you will make an “earnest money deposit” in return for a “first right of refusal” after an inspection by a mutually agreeable inspector, within XX-number of days, if the inspection does not occur within XX days or the airplane is found unairworthy, then the deposit is refunded.
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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby IP076 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:48 pm

Thank you. That is taken care of. Where the hiccup is if the inspection doesn’t go well, and we’re not going to execute the sale, the airplane is now 300 miles from home. I would have no problem covering expenses and returning the airplane, the real potential issue is if an airworthiness issue was found that prevented flying the airplane home.

So, the real question at hand, anyone have a recommendation for a shop or mechanic to do a pre-purchase inspection in the Havre or Great Falls, Montana area?

Thank you.
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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby gahorn » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 pm

IP076 wrote:Thank you. That is taken care of. Where the hiccup is if the inspection doesn’t go well, and we’re not going to execute the sale, the airplane is now 300 miles from home. I would have no problem covering expenses and returning the airplane, the real potential issue is if an airworthiness issue was found that prevented flying the airplane home.

So, the real question at hand, anyone have a recommendation for a shop or mechanic to do a pre-purchase inspection in the Havre or Great Falls, Montana area?

Thank you.



That’s not a problem in MY book!

If the seller is claiming it’s airworthy.... and it’s found to be NOT airworthy.... getting the airplane either airworthy OR back home should be the SELLERS problem.
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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby IP076 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:25 pm

I don’t necessarily disagree.

But it is what it is, and it’s a concern in this transaction. Again, I highly doubt there’s nefarious intent, just an old soul mentality and concern.

Since the last time I checked reasonable 170s aren’t growing on trees, I’d like to try and keep the deal together. What I’m looking for is a mechanic or shop who can do a pre-purchase inspection and at least check the big ticket items to give me a little peace of mind.

So...anyone have a suggestion for a shop in the Havre or Great Falls, Montana area?
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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby Kevin Pearce » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:07 am

I can highly recommend a shop and IA in Kalispell MT.
My 170B was maintained and inspected by Reed Lamb at Kalispell Airport.
Reed de-rigged, packed and shipped my 170B, and took so much care and created such good assembly instructions.
If you can get Reed to do a annual / pre-buy you will be in very good hands.

4426 Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT 59901
USA
406-756-5829

You can tell him that Kevin Pearce recommended him.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby IP076 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:24 am

Kevin Pearce wrote:I can highly recommend a shop and IA in Kalispell MT.
My 170B was maintained and inspected by Reed Lamb at Kalispell Airport.
Reed de-rigged, packed and shipped my 170B, and took so much care and created such good assembly instructions.
If you can get Reed to do a annual / pre-buy you will be in very good hands.

4426 Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT 59901
USA
406-756-5829

You can tell him that Kevin Pearce recommended him.

I hope this helps.

Kevin


Thank you Kevin! I'll see what I can work out. Still a little bit of distance, but I'll see what I can work out. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby counsellj » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:48 pm

Great to have another 170 in Washington. Welcome
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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby Joe Moilanen » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:43 pm

counsellj wrote:Great to have another 170 in Washington. Welcome

Yes it would be!!

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Re: Found mine...hopefully...

Postby Deputydog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:59 pm

counsellj wrote:Great to have another 170 in Washington. Welcome


Yes definitely! Especially on the eastside.
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