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All the legwork has been done for poor old 59H. They're going to pull her wings off and truck her back to Champaign, where they'll do all the work. This is closer to home where we can keep an eye on the work progress. It makes the most sense to go ahead and overhaul the engine, since it looks like it will cost about $4.80 per flight hour to do it now at 1250-SMOH versus about a typical $8.00+ per flight hour to do it when the engine's run out. Of course our engine overhaul pot doesn't have enough money in it at this point to pay for that, so we'll have to assess the membership for it, but we'll come out ahead in the end, I think.

The bottom line is: the pilot who had the accident pays the $1000 deductible. Total cost to fix the damage (which will come out of our insurance) is estimated at $24,000, with an extra $6,000 to do the engine overhaul beyond the inspection teardown. The plane will be out of service for six to ten weeks.

Poor old girl.

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ginnyseta
Sep. 27th, 2004 09:00 am (UTC)
And I thought car troubles were expensive >.< Yikes!
planegirl
Sep. 27th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
Such a bummer.... although ten weeks isn't horrible. What kind of engine is in that plane?
szasz
Sep. 27th, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC)
Ten weeks takes us out of flying season, though. :(

Archers take a Lycoming O-360-A.
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