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info in meter
#1
I wish to know if there is a way to retrieve the hours ran from a 2009 model " Air " . bird has a " tiny tact " with 6 hours showing on it, this I find very hard to believe for that old of an engine, meters are round style but I have no
name yet. Is there a way to pull this up ( history )? Have been told by owner, bird has been stored inside all
of its life, looks good in photo, but 6 hr.s ? Also wish to know what maintenance required ( every 100 hr or ???
would a log book be required on it or is this something just left up to the owner ( I intend to ask him about it and
would like to know if he tells me the truth ). Were All those models in kit form ?
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#2
Short answer is no,
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#3
If the owner cannot produce build logs or maintenance records, I would walk away. The owner should also have an aircraft manual that details the maintenance requirements.
XE285 #1329 N869DJ
Start: June 2018
Done:  Sep 12, 2018  Sleepy 
AWC Issued: Sep 26, 2018  Big Grin  
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#4
(07-03-2019, 01:11 PM)Dick Campbell Wrote: If the owner cannot produce build logs or maintenance records, I would walk away.  The owner should also have an aircraft manual that details the maintenance requirements.

Thank You for your reply.  Its still several weeks until I can go see it but I will talk to him before long
and hope to learn more about some of the details that I would like.
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#5
Good luck. Would also note that the Air is an ultralight, so it would not have an airworthiness certificate and keeping logs or maintenance records is not a requirement.
XE285 #1329 N869DJ
Start: June 2018
Done:  Sep 12, 2018  Sleepy 
AWC Issued: Sep 26, 2018  Big Grin  
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#6
Thank You for your reply , I kind of thought that was the way it was going. I think looking at other equipment he may have will tell me a lot about it. If there taken care of, then there's a good chance it was also taken good care of.
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#7
Mr. Woods,

If it were me, and I suggest this to anyone that is looking at buying a "used" Mosquito, get in touch with Mike Messex (marcher07) and have him do a "pre-purchase inspection". This way you will know what you are in for. It is my belief that the only person that knows more than Mike about the Mosquito is Dwight Junkin.

Michael
XE 285  1205 (Myrtle)
Start: 8/1/2013
Finish: 5/24/2014
Arrived home: 10/11/2014

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#8
Unless the Tiny Tach has been disconnected for a while, or replaced, it should show total engine running time quite accurately - including idling while warming up and cooling down.

Unless there are contra indications of greater use (drive belts and sprockets, blade leading edges, etc.), I’d be inclined to trust the time shown on the Tiny Tach. Some folk don’t actually fly their Mosquitoes much.
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#9
Thank You for your input, that helps a lot as do the other replies I have received .
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#10
All of the drive belts will need to be replaced because of age.
XE285 #1329 N869DJ
Start: June 2018
Done:  Sep 12, 2018  Sleepy 
AWC Issued: Sep 26, 2018  Big Grin  
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