Radial Explorer for sale-PRICE REDUCED

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Radial Explorer for sale-PRICE REDUCED

Postby KFA » Tue May 06, 2014 11:33 pm

This is a rare opportunity. FDP has come onto the market. The aircraft is available for viewing at the factory. Demo flights can be arranged.
Explorer Mk1
Rotec Radial 7 cyl 110hp engine - 100 hr's and counting
De Necker wood prop
Dynon EFIS
Dynon EMS
MGL V10 radio
Auto Pilot
Garmin 296
Backup analogue gauges as per pictures below
Large certified aircraft tyres
Comes with fresh MPI.
Reason for sale - Owner not a pilot and has given up on the idea
Price R480 000 - REDUCED TO R400 000
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby KFA » Tue May 06, 2014 11:34 pm

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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby KFA » Thu May 08, 2014 10:18 pm

If I wasn't the owner of the company........How to convince my wife that I can do with another toy.. :roll: :roll: This one is like having a Harley or a Ferrari in your garage. puff
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby Byron Lutzke » Thu May 08, 2014 10:24 pm

Hi Stefan its the first time I have seen this aircraft at all. the radial really makes it beautiful. Why arent there more explores with this engine? what is the maintenance cost on it and fuel burn as well as TBO?
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby KFA » Thu May 08, 2014 10:38 pm

The engines are now about the price of a Rotax so they are not cheap. Maintenance is low. You have to do an inspection on the PSRU every 25 hours but it's a simple procedure and is done without removing the prop. Other than that. You check the fuel and put some oil and you go :wink: Being a radial it loves to mark it's territory but it's part of the flying. Fuel burn is 15-16 liters per hour. Lovely aircraft to fly. The engine has a 1000 recommended TBO. I am sure this will be increased soon. This engine is just idling in this airframe.

To replace this one will cost you more than 650K. A bargain. Jump at it.....
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby slysi » Fri May 09, 2014 8:02 am

Very lekker aerie that needs to be in the sky again .....there is only one ANIMAL :)
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby Falcor » Fri May 09, 2014 1:41 pm

I saw this Explorer last week in the air as well as on the ground, very nice, very nice! And for R480K its a bargain.
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby KFA » Mon May 12, 2014 7:31 pm

Thanks Falcor, your name is written all over this one...... :roll:
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby KFA » Wed May 21, 2014 10:08 pm

Some guys are asking for more info so here goes what I know.
- Cruise at 95-100mph indicated
- fuel burn is 17liter/hr at 100mph indicated - TAS about 110mph
- RPM in the cruise - 3000-3300
- Max rpm - 3700
- recommended take-off rpm is 3600 (prop speed - 2400rpm)
- Gearbox ratio 1,5:1
- current take off rpm is 3400 (too low)
Prop - 76 x 55 - I will recommend cutting the prop back to 74 inch, you will gain approximately 100 rpm/inch you cut and still have the same cruise speed but better take-off and climb.
climb rate is not great currently - 500ft/min at our elevation of 5500ft but it's due to the prop.
Take off run @ 5500ft is about 150m with the prop as it is.
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale

Postby JvTonder » Thu May 22, 2014 6:52 am

Het in die prag vliegtuig gevlieg en as ek die geld gehad het was hy lankal in my hanger gewees!
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Re: Radial Explorer for sale - PRICE REDUCED

Postby KFA » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:57 pm

The owner decided to drastically reduce the price. The aircraft is just being flown by me every now and then to keep the juices flowing.

New Price R400 000. Bargain of a lifetime.. (^^)
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