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Buying - low use engine?

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So I'm still in that realm of trying to figure out how to have a $2000/month slush fund so I can buy AND fly. While working on it, I'm also drooling over a few planes.

How concerned are you guys about engines with high time since overhaul and low hours? At what point is it too low? If it's low, does recency of flying really matter?

Let's say 10 years since overhaul and 1000 hours on the engine - that's 100 hours/year or about 8 hours a month. Seem ok to me, but you never really know.

Does that change if the hours/month goes way down? Let's say 20 years SMOH and 500 hours on the engine for 25 hours/year or 2 hours a month? But logs show it's flown a lot over the past few years, which means it sat for quite a bit before that.

What's your thoughts?

 
Date: Oct 12, 2017   


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