VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 02-13-2018, 11:40 PM
SMO's Avatar
SMO SMO is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salmon Arm, BC
Posts: 932
Default Buying an airplane with a VP-200?

I am thinking about relisting my F1 EVO Rocket, and one of the potential downsides for a buyer is the VP-200. I have a complete spare that would go with it, but I wonder if a lot of folks would discount the airplane heavily because of the obsolescence of this unit. I could remove it and put in a VP-X Pro. It would likely be cost neutral except for my time - probably take 2 -3 weeks for me to do (I am slow and methodical but everything usually works when I am done).

The downside to changing it out is that if the airplane doesn't sell, well, I really like the VP-200.

So for airplane buyers out there, what do you think I should do:

1. Leave it and sell it as is with the spare unit?
2. Offer it as is with the option of the VP-X changeout if the buyer wishes?
3. Change it out before offering it for sale because it won't sell with it?
__________________
Mark Olson
1987 RV-4 Sold
2003 Super Decathlon - Sold
F1 EVO Rocket, first flight May 31/14
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-14-2018, 04:00 AM
xblueh2o xblueh2o is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 753
Default

I would go with option 1 and 2.
Offer as is with spare or upgrade (price accordingly). Just be up front with the buyer. You can never have an aircraft that appeals to all potential buyers.
__________________
Sam
RV-8 with the Showplanes Fastback conversion
Emp completed except for glass work
Wings completed except for bottom skin and glass work
Fuselage underway
N18451 reserved
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-14-2018, 05:03 AM
Jesse's Avatar
Jesse Jesse is online now
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: X35 - Ocala, FL
Posts: 3,499
Default

I agree completely that you should do Option 1 and 2, in that order. I have sold several planes with the VP200 installed, and that hasnít affected the sale. Personally, I would have no problem buying a plane with the VP200. Once you fly with the VP200 youíll wonder how you could live without it. A huge benefit is that you have replacement parts in the case that they are needed.
__________________
Jesse Saint (Saint Aviation, Inc. - VAF Advertiser)
352-427-0285
jesse@saintaviation.com
RV Hotel (hangar, room, car) at X35 in north FL

Commercial ASEL/S A&P/IA EAA Technical Counselor

Dynamic Prop Balancing, Prebuy Inspections, Condition Inspections, Repairs and Mods, Injector Tuning, Airframe, Engine, Panel Upgrades, Ferrying, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-14-2018, 05:22 AM
Electrogunner Electrogunner is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Quarryville ,pa
Posts: 284
Default VP 200

FYI there's a VP200 in the for sale section if you or anyone else needs a spare
__________________
Donation Made For 2017
RV10 N620RV
IO540 C4B5
Whirlwind 375RV
Garmin G900X
Finishing and FWF is ongoing
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:36 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.