Admin2 Posted March 11, 2013 Report Share Posted March 11, 2013 Post moved from General Maint. Here you go Larry. Nice to have you with us. I'm sure your going to get all the answers and help you need here. Good luck on a CT purchase. It's a great plane and you almost never find an unhappy CT owner. Hi, I am considering the purchase of an LSA and most likely of a flight design CT. I am not sure of the appropriate forum or topic to post a new post with general newbie ownership questions. Is there a forum on ownership issues? There are several questions I have and would appreciate any advice or guidance from the group. Perhaps I should divide this post up into separate topics ... but here goes. 1. Useful Load. My wife and I are currently on diets and I believe the typical useful load of the CTLS/i may be sufficient for us. However, I am considering taking on a partner in this aircraft and he and I are both around 220 pounds each. We also would like a well equipped plane with auto-pilot and avionics to practice ifr approaches etc. - Is there enough useful load for us to take on sufficient fuel if we are flying together? - Is it likely that useful loads for the LSA's will be increased in the near future? 2. Typical Insurance Costs: - What are typical insurance costs for a new CTLS? I have Commercial rating, IFR, and CFI with close to 2000 hours... most in a Cirrus 3. Typical Annual inspection costs if done by an A&P/IA ... (ie, I do not have time to work on it myself)? 4. Data costs to maintain XM and Garmin data? Thanks Larry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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