Smithereen added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want itAvid IV Bandit STOL?https://barnstormers.com/classified-1661538-2012-AVID-IV.html
I emailed him and he sent me a bunch of pictures, including a hand written info sheet, calling it an "Avid IV Bandit STOL" (attached here). Does this make sense? He wrote "STOL" in the email, but my understanding is the Bandit is different from the STOL, with the Mk IV STOL having a max gross weight of 1150 lbs and being designed to accommodate up to a 912 engine (based on the original brochures posted elsewhere on this forum). The serial number of this kit is 1562, according to the note (no letter given). Maybe it's a Bandit with a STOL wing?
He wants $20,000. I'm curious if people think this might be a good deal. He said the engine needs a clutch because it idles too high to land short.
I'm new to Avids and from what I've seen I really like the Mk IV STOL with the higher gross weight, but I haven't had a chance to see any of them in person yet (let alone fly in one). I contacted him before I remembered an Experimental aircraft can't be imported into Canada with under 100 hours TT, so I won't be buying it. I'm just trying to educate myself, and I find all the different variants confusing, so I'd appreciate your two cents as I get a feel for what are reasonable prices. Thanks.
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