Private Seller VH-FWR
Fast and economical sport aircraft
Fast and economical sport aircraft
New engine, new propeller, new paint (all white). Sell with fresh annual, nothing to spend for many years.
Wonderful aircraft that is a joy to fly cross country or interstate.
Price is plus GST if sold in Australia.
TO INTERESTED PARTIES
A message from Justin Sollitt - previous owner of VH-FWR and Founder & Director of Southern Aircraft Sales Ltd (SASL) t/a Hangar247
This aircraft was owned by SASL from 2004 to 2008. At the time of purchase SASL was brokering the sale for the owner/builder, a retired airline captain based in New Zealand. The aircraft was then first registered in New Zealand as ZK-TAO.
When SASL purchased the aircraft in mid 2004 it had only 33 hours testing time logged from new and I immediately put my mark on her by completing a full $10,000 avionics refit, including a colour map GPS, as well as changing the tail number to ZK-RKT (pocket RocKeT). See listing photos.
During SASL ownership the aircraft has flown to every corner of New Zealand and landed at nearly every sealed airport (as well as a few grass ones). Its primary function was serving as a fast and economical commuter in the business of aircraft sales.
With a cruise of 145 knots (290km/hr) and 6 hours fuel range (1800km) and burning just 25L/hr at altitude, the aircraft could easily get from one end of New Zealand to the other, non-stop if necessary. The aircraft was particularly useful where a 4 or 5 hour journey by road crossing the Alps could be done in 45 minutes. Maintenance was a breeze under the NZ SAA maintenance program and the aircraft went through every maintenance check without issue or surprise expense.
When SASL sold the aircraft in 2008 it had logged 640 hours total flight time that was all flown under my command (less the 33 hours testing).
The sale was to the current owner and I undertook the delivery flight from Christchurch, New Zealand to Northam, Western Australia where the aircraft is currently for sale. This journey was nearly 8000km, it took 30 hours flight time over 5 days and included Trans-Tasman refuelling stops in Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands as well as mainland stops in Kempsy, Ballarat, Ceduna, Forrest and Kalgoorlie.
The aircraft was then installed onto the Australian civil register VH-FWR and I noted that the local certification engineer commented that the aircraft’s maintenance standard and prior engineering record keeping from new was among the best he had ever seen, hence there was very little effort required to transfer the aircraft over to the Australian Civil Register.
I can personally recommended this machine to any purchaser looking for a fast, nimble and economical two place retractable aircraft for business or pleasure VFR use.
This aircraft lives up to it reputation as a rocket ship that poles around the sky like a jet fighter, so it is not suitable for flight training or general rental as many buyers that we originally spoke to thought of doing.
In my experience and considering the engine, prop and paint status - the asking price represents very good value.
I am limited to the amount I can write about it here but I would be happy to respond to specific questions on application and can provide more photos.
New paint, all white.
Exterior Condition - 10 / 10
Interior Condition - 7 / 10
Glass Condition - / 10Not Available
|Engine 1||Propeller 1|
|Type||Lycoming 0235||Prince 2 blade fixed pitch|
|Hours since new||709||0|
|Hours since major overhaul||0||--|
|Hours to run||--||--|
Blade Q Tips
Sold with fresh annual
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