If you've ever fired up a Turbo Arrow, you'll know the magic we are talking about when it fires into life. Little blips of the primer button and then she awakes into a lovely deep rumble. For many reasons, the Turbo Arrow IV feels like a bigger aircraft, and its pace and efficiency would put most aircraft on the ramp to shame. We didn't buy G-IJOE for the registration alone, but you are going to feel like a hero showing 155Ktas at FL120 burning just 12 USG an hour. Aircraft is superb original condition are a real treat, as you can clearly see they have been minded all their lives. This low time specimen has nothing to hide, we bought it from the chairman of the local aero club who kept it for himself and she was always hangared.
Mark Bonsall at Dukeries Aviation who did the last annual, said we were wasting our time with a pre-purchase inspection! We had a detailed look anyway, and on examination of the time life sheet you can see the airframe has a mere 2554hrs since new, engine has 686hrs SMOH, the prop has 76hrs and the mags have only 25hrs ran. We noted it had just 110hrs since 6 overhauled cylinders and an overhauled turbo were fitted in April 2013. The aircraft uses no oil in between 50hrs checks and the compressions are as good as any Continental engine in the land. In Nov 2015 the avionics got updated with a GMA340 Audio Panel, GTN650 GPS/8.33KhzCom/Nav, GNC255a 8.33Khz Nav/Com and GTX330 Mode S. She retains a Collins ADF for approaches and has a HSI slaved to the GTN650 also. There is a Century IIb autopilot to keep it all on course as you go.
Buying aircraft is our day job, and before we part with our money we make sure we are fully happy to keep the aircraft for ourselves long term. Bringing it to your airfield at cost is no issue, and we think you will find fault with very little here.