I’m the FNG around here…wanted to humbly ask for some help…I’ve placed a deposit on an SR20 project. I’m one of those guys who got some sort of illness where I always need a project plane. I’ve rebuilt a heavily damaged DA20-C1, flew it for 2 years, and sold it for a bit of profit. Now I miss having an X/C airplane and the Super Drifter isn’t cutting it…SOOOOOO
My next project is pending an independent inspection. I’m really hoping someone here in close enough to Atlanta, GA that they could swing by and spend an hour or two inspecting the aircraft. I need someone who has nothing to gain besides a reasonable hourly rate. An A&P / IA is preferred, though not necessary.
Here’s what I know about the bird:
Suffered a hard landing in late Jan this year
Prop is ruined
Gear sheared off, though servicable gear is included in the sale.
A few small spots of composite damage include the wing root and tips, perhaps cowling.
Largest concern on my end is structural damage that can’t be seen in the pictures ie: firewall damage, control surface damage, etc
Can’t tell in the pics, but seller says crank appears straight to the naked eye (this means basically nothing. Needs a prop strike inspection, but I’d like to know in advance if the crank is obviously damaged)
All ADs c/w up to Jan 2013
Parachute serviced 2010
SOOOO…if anyone here is within a reasonable drive to Atlanta and has some extra time, along with a good eye for these things, I’d like to have you take a look. I’d be happy to pay a reasonable hourly rate ($75-150 an hour, DOE)
Also, any constructive advice is appreciated