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Advice on buying a used acrobatic aircraft.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Feb 1987 (v.14#2) pg. 40

Advice on buying used homebuilt aircraft.
KITPLANES May 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 76
Added Info KITPLANES Sep 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 5

Piper Arrow 200 (PA-28R-200) used aircraft buying tips.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1987 (v.9#5) pg. 20
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1987 (v.9#9) pg. 3

Used-plane shopping in the 1990s. If you don't know the "rules", there are many ways to get burned. Some tips
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1989 (v.11#9) pg. 7

Advice on which airplanes to consider (and which to avoid) when "moving up" from a 1973 Piper Arrow. Emphasis is on maintenance and reliability.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1990 (v.12#9) pg. 19

Pre-inspection advice for an aircraft equipped with Lycoming GO-480 engines.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1990 (v.12#11) pg. 19

Advice on making a thorough prepurchase inspection of an aircraft.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1993 (v.15#11) pg. 9

Aircraft pre-purchase inspection guide for the Cessna 182.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1997 (v.19#7) pg. 17

Aircraft pre-purchase inspection guide for the Piper 140/150/160/180 Cherokee series.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1997 (v.19#10) pg. 4

Prepurchase inspection for a Piper PA-24-180/250/260 Comanche.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1998 (v.20#2) pg. 14

Mooney pre-purchase inspection advice.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1998 (v.20#5) pg. 8

The walk-around annual. Sizing up the condition of any airplane in 15 minutes or less.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1998 (v.20#7) pg. 17

Tricks of the trade. Hot tips and inside information that can keep you from being bushwhacked after the purchase of an airplane. Part 1. Prepurchase engine inspection.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1999 (v.21#2) pg. 5

Tricks of the trade. Part 2. Prepurchase engine inspection (continued), exhaust inspection, and engine accessory inspection.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1999 (v.21#3) pg. 9

Tricks of the trade. Part 3. Doing a thorough ground run and flight check to spot defects and pending problems.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1999 (v.21#4) pg. 16

Tricks of the trade. Part 4. Turbo tests, electrical load balancing, on twin-engine aircraft, prop synchronizing system on twin-engine aircraft, combustion-gas heaters, air conditioning, landing gear, electrical system, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1999 (v.21#5) pg. 9

Buying a used plane. What to pay and how to check it out.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #451 Dec 1965 (v.61) pg. 47

When you sell or buy a homebuilt. A look at the documentation required.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1984 (v.33#11) pg. 36

Buying surplus and salvage aircraft parts. Some tips.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1987 (v.36#9) pg. 29

Buying an airplane. Part 1. Overview of the various classes of aircraft (homebuilt, antique, ...) and their suitability for you.
SPORT AVIATION May 1989 (v.38#5) pg. 27

Buying an airplane. Part 2. Guidelines on what to look for.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1989 (v.38#6) pg. 61

Buying a airplane. Part 3. Homebuilt aircraft. Evaluating design, construction, engine, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1989 (v.38#8) pg. 31

Prepurchase inspection advice for amateur built aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1991 (v.40#3) pg. 78

So you want to buy a new airplane? Here are some "must do" steps to success.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1996 (v.45#1) pg. 86

How to buy a used aircraft and not lose your shirt.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1996 (v.45#7) pg. 104

The aging homebuilt. Pre-buy inspection tips for old homebuilt aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION May 1997 (v.46#5) pg. 73

Buying and selling a homebuilt aircraft. A legal advisory report. Part 1. The risks.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1999 (v.48#11) pg. 116

Buying and selling a homebuilt aircraft. A legal advisory report. Part 2. The sales agreement.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1999 (v.48#12) pg. 121