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Old 10-12-2017, 03:22 AM   #26
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I have a soft spot for the milk stool Pipers and you learn to fly the plane all the way to the ground. But you will get little practice on floating to far down the runway!


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She stubbornly is insisting on a C-150 for now. She says she'll upgrade from in after 100-200 hours when she feels more confident. She'll be aerocommuting so that won't take very long.... then we can talk about getting her something, anything, more interesting.


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Old 10-12-2017, 10:00 AM   #28
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I think its great that we have another active G.A. pilot. We need those.
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If I was looking for a Cessna 150/152 I'd be looking for a straight tail 150. They have a good look. Also I like the 0-200 much more than the 0-235 when it comes to overhaul you will know what I mean. You might even keep your eye out for a nice straight tail 172. They have the 0-300 and if low time it's a good engine. They are just costly and parts seem to be somewhat of a issue. But you can find some pretty nice old straight tail 172s for low 20s it seems.
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Here's one for ya

https://www.barnstormers.com/classif...ssna+150E.html

or a higher time 172

https://www.barnstormers.com/classif...essna+172.html
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The best thing about the straight tail 150's, if you later decide to to the tailwheel conversion they look like little bitty 180's :P
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Obvious, a "Short" Pitts S1C.....
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I flew a 1974 150 for 970 hrs and I fly a 1969 7KCAB Citabria now. The rudder pedals are closer in the Citabria and it is much more fun to fly.
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We tried her in my 7EC, and as it was set up, she couldn't reach the pedals. I flew a 7KCAB before I bought this 7EC, and I would have said the two were about the same for pedal reach.

My thought as she tried the 7EC on for size was that fitting pedal extensions might work, but they are fraught with their own difficulty, and that doesn't help reach the heel brakes.
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A woman wants is what she wants! If she wants a straight tail Cessna 150 then that is what she wants then that is what she will get!
My advise is buy the best one out there that is 100% so when she is done with it you can sell probably the same price you paid for it.
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Could some one say again why the Straight tail 150 is better. I missed the details.

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It's faster and looks better to me. And it's a 0-200 powered plane vs the 0-235...Again a plus to me anyway. I think the straight tails have a better look and not sure if there is any currently available but at one time there was STCs for doing a tailwheel conversion that really looked good to me. I'd much rather have a straight tail 150 tailwheel than a C-120 or 140.
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Lighter, manual flaps, more rudder authority, slip better, “faster” looks better.....
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I like the older straight backs but learned on 66-71 vintage and they were ok. Get the best one you can find.

Sometimes older is..................................

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My first airplane was a 120. Wouldn't mind having another one.

(of coarse I was 50# lighter then)

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PS Wouldn't mind having my 2nd airplane either(I bet smizo can guess)
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:33 AM   #41
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Glenn,
Judi will fit fine...you i am not so sure!
i think 150's were 3 different widths, newer is wider with the first ones at 38".
Look for either 3 or 2 hinges as they bowed the doors out.
The narrow ones with smaller wheels were faster.
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Yea, I remember my PPL check ride. My examiner told me he weighed 240 for W&B but really was heavier. It was tight in the 1967 model 150.
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$112k for a 152. Just going to leave this here. https://www.barnstormers.com/ad_mana...php?ID=1307639
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I'd be taking a hard look at this one if I was in the market for a 150. Sitting so much may turn up a few issues but looks clean and a 150 and is simple enough it shouldn't be too major. See when the overhaul was done, hopefully not 30 years ago.


How do you post a link from Barnstormers that doesn't take you too the main page? I cant seem to get it to link to just the ad

1975 Cessna 150M Commuter

1975 CESSNA 150M COMMUTER • $26,500 • YOUR SEARCH IS OVER • AFTT 1255. That’s right, only 1255 hours! Engine 26 hrs. SMOH by reputable Bolduc Aviation Services (KANE). Original paint (8) and interior (7). TKM nav/com, KT76 transponder, EGT. Tinted glass, shoulder harnesses, wheel pants, good tires. All airframe, engine logs. Owners Manual and Service Manual are included. Fresh annual 9/2017. You will have to look long and hard to find a nicer, low-time Cessna 150! • Contact Tom Koskovich, Owner - located Shakopee, MN USA • Telephone: 952-484-3431 . 952-445-5408 • Posted October 18, 2017 • Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser • Recommend This Ad to a Friend • Email Advertiser • Save to Watchlist • Report This Ad • View Larger Pictures

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I started looking at 150 ads and got tired half way through. Buyers market. You should be able to get a fine example for less than 20K, maybe much less. I was surprised by the low prices.
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"How do you post a link from Barnstormers that doesn't take you too the main page? I cant seem to get it to link to just the ad"

I've had the same issue, This seems to work, copy ad instead of a link.


Click on the ad to get in it's own page. Drag over entire ad and copy. Then paste here. Jack

1975 Cessna 150M Commuter

1975 CESSNA 150M COMMUTER • $26,500 • YOUR SEARCH IS OVERAFTT 1255. That’s right, only 1255 hours! Engine 26 hrs. SMOH by reputable Bolduc Aviation Services (KANE). Original paint (8) and interior (7). TKM nav/com, KT76 transponder, EGT. Tinted glass, shoulder harnesses, wheel pants, good tires. All airframe, engine logs. Owners Manual and Service Manual are included. Fresh annual 9/2017. You will have to look long and hard to find a nicer, low-time Cessna 150! • Contact Tom Koskovich, Owner - located Shakopee, MN USA • Telephone: 952-484-3431 . 952-445-5408 • Posted October 18, 2017 • Show all Ads posted by this AdvertiserRecommend This Ad to a FriendEmail AdvertiserSave to WatchlistReport This AdView Larger Pictures


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She has a call into that C150M. Trying to get copies of the logbooks. The plane has damage history due to the previous owner starting the plane at Full Throttle and running into a hanger wall. The engine and propeller been replaced, but there was repaired damage to one of the wings.
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She has a call into that C150M. Trying to get copies of the logbooks. The plane has damage history due to the previous owner starting the plane at Full Throttle and running into a hanger wall. The engine and propeller been replaced, but there was repaired damage to one of the wings.
If you thought flying the Charger from IL to CA was an adventure, imagine what flying a C-150 from MN to CA is gonna be!
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Neato, that one's right in my neighborhood. Drop me a line if I can be of assistance.
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A google search for "Cecilia Aragon" might be good reading for you. I think she is 5'-1", she had some platform shoes made in the beginning, and later the custom plane fit her. After her competition career she was teaching in a KCAB with toe brakes. I made some 2-1/2" pedal blocks for her that were held on with velcro straps, on or off in 2 minutes, front or back seat. Worked great with toe brakes...you could make some for the 150.


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