March 30, 2021 at 2:56 am #2228Chuck KempParticipant
Considering a 145 in the future. Still early in the hunt for my next plane, need to move the current plane first. As I’m horizontally challenged how much room does a 145 have? This also means I’m on the heavy side regarding weight so how much real useful load does one have? Does one with the IO-360 engine have much less useful load vice one with an O-300? Or is this plane only good for two 170 lb pilots of yesteryear?
Regarding insurance, with such a small fleet how hard and costly is insurance?
Thanks in advance,
ChuckMarch 30, 2021 at 12:10 pm #2230Ed PulliamParticipant
Chuck-a friend of mine just purchased a Micco and I had a chance to sit in the right seat. It was very roomy and felt very comfortable. I am 5’8″ and weigh 170.
Best-April 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm #2235Ashley WadeParticipant
Hello Chuck. The 145 is such a cool airplane. You need to send a note to Jamon Pruitt that is a member on the site. Jamon has a bunch of planes including a 145 and a 200. His 145 is listed for sale here on the site in the classifieds. I’ve seen her in person and she’s beautiful. Like most of us, Jamon is an aviation nut. Give him a call and he can tell you everything that you wanted to know about a 145 even if his plane isn’t the one for you.
AshleyApril 30, 2021 at 7:36 pm #2243Jamon PruittParticipant
Hi guys haven’t checked in but following the line the 145 is a bit tight I’m 5’11” and have just enough room to clear a headset My bird is 210hp which is really the best the bird is pretty heavy for a 2 seater grossing out at 2200lbs the useful load is not a problem i have 4 tanks 2 16gal mains and 2 8.5 gal auxs and can carry 2 200lbs pax no problem. haven’t flown the O-300 but from what i would assume 165 hp aint gonna do the job call me if i can help some more oh by the way insurance is not pretty at 3400$ a year twice the cost of my 200April 30, 2021 at 8:29 pm #2244Chuck KempParticipant
Thanks for the feedback all. At 5’9″ it doesn’t seem a problem on height. Still awaiting my current plane to sell before getting serious though the Meyers is one that I plan to investigate further.
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