looking to purchase turbo arrow, some questions
I'm looking to purchase a 1977 Turbo Arrow and thought I would check the forum wisdom here.
Yes I fully plan on having a pre-purchase evaluation done by a reputable shop.
The plane has lived on both coasts and in Utah.
The particular AC I'm looking at has about 8000 TTAF and TTSO of 1700
How successful have folks been going past the 1800 TBO time ?
What shop would you recommend for an engine overhaul ? or would you recommend new engine ?
Eddy current inspection was done last year and was good, according to the logs
Should I be worried about the 8000+ TTAF
In looking at ADSB data, it seems the AC gets around 160 mph at 10,500. (I averaged several round trips to factor in head/tail winds). Would this be a safe planning speed ?
What things to worry about in the merlin turbo system?
What "pay attention" things for this type of AC should I look for in the logs.
I'll note that the logs are pretty clean and tick-tock with history, including some damage history and documented repairs. So I have some confidence that the logs are pretty accurate...
Thank you mucho