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Posted: 8/9/2013 8:10:06 PM EDT
My pop is a (10,000 hrs plus) CFI and has a couple advanced students who own them.  He is in LOVE with them, and has been looking at buying one.  I've never worked on one (GA A&P here).  He's looking at one with the E-225, the ones he's been flying have either the IO-470 or a 550.  I have 0 experience with the 225, done a fair amount of work on a E-185 on an early Bonanza.  I understand their hydraulic system, more curious of the performance #'s at altitude (our field elevation is 5400).  The one he's looking at does have tip tanks.  
The one we are looking at is NA, not Ryan.  Thoughts from any Navion pilots/mechanics here?
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 8:25:40 PM EDT
I think there's a guy from Texas in the Industry Forum that has one, or knows something about them, or something.....

I think it's painted up like an Armadillo or something.......
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 8:34:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By helogene:
I think there's a guy from Texas in the Industry Forum that has one, or knows something about them, or something.....

I think it's painted up like an Armadillo or something.......re
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No shit.  Well if he's got one...


Link Posted: 8/9/2013 8:37:31 PM EDT

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No shit.  Well if he's got one...





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Originally Posted By helogene:

I think there's a guy from Texas in the Industry Forum that has one, or knows something about them, or something.....



I think it's painted up like an Armadillo or something.......re




No shit.  Well if he's got one...





Yup.  Try to get hold of Mark LaRue.  He's a big fan.  I believe he had his refurbed with war paint.

 
Link Posted: 8/10/2013 3:22:10 AM EDT
Advice from an F35 owner - avoid the E225. Parts, like pistons, are tough to find. Oil leaks are a real pain, so look for one thats dry. Tough to find anyone competent to do a good overhaul (see oil leaks).
It's a bullet proof engine though.
Link Posted: 8/10/2013 5:42:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By helogene:
I think there's a guy from Texas in the Industry Forum that has one, or knows something about them, or something.....

I think it's painted up like an Armadillo or something.......
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I think you're right. What was his name? "La"....something or another.
Link Posted: 8/10/2013 1:11:52 PM EDT

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I think there's a guy from Texas in the Industry Forum that has one, or knows something about them, or something.....



I think it's painted up like an Armadillo or something.......
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Yeah, but that guy is a troublemaker.  He even got picks of our governor shooting icky guns or something.  Don't invite him here!  



 
Link Posted: 8/10/2013 2:45:08 PM EDT
I hear he is trouble, playin with firearms and planes and shit.  The Roo or something like that.........
Link Posted: 8/11/2013 2:50:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2013 7:30:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
" Sonuva Mustang "

" Some pics in here "

... but the video slide show got yanked ...
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Damn, there goes the thread......
Link Posted: 8/11/2013 7:31:05 AM EDT
I bet Mark turns out some really cool one off Navion Billet Parts!!!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 4:16:02 AM EDT
Saw this picture on our local warplane museum FB page thought it was cool.  

Anyone up for carrier ops with their Navion?

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