Forumsee logo
Forumsee » Aviation » Technical and Maintenance » Read message
RSS: Subscribe to RSS

Buying - low use engine?

Hangar Talk | Pilots of America - www.pilotsofamerica.com
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?

 


Read responses in pilotsofamerica.com

Last videos:

Smart Glasses....the next gen HUD?
Smart Glasses....the next gen HUD?
Flaps, Old v New design.
Flaps, Old v New design.
Maurice Kirk is out of Africa
Maurice Kirk is out of Africa
Kermit off to see his Boeing 100 Project now
Kermit off to see his Boeing 100 Project now
"Hurricane" film trailer drops....
"Hurricane" film trailer drops....
Hang Gliding In the 70s
Hang Gliding In the 70s
A VOR simulator
A VOR simulator
 Bush landing...
 Bush landing...
Cars · 
Mobility · 
Hardware · 
Motorbikes · 
Travel · 
Boating · 
Aviation · 
production-frontend
About Forumsee · Contact · Privacy policy · Request content removal
We use cookies for navigation analysis and personalized advertisement. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept  ·  Learn more