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1991 GLASAIR AVIATION GLASAIR III

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1991

GLASAIR AVIATION GLASAIR III

N540TM

3163

ASHEVILLE, NC USA


General Specs

1,290

1,290 SMOH

Used

IFR


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Detailed Description

1991 Glasair III, Solid, Reliable, and Fast! 1290 TT, 1290 SMOH

IFR, GNS-480 & MX-20, 3-blade constant speed prop, great maintenance. Ready to fly now! Slaved HSI, STEC-60 coupled to GPS, 300-hp Demars IO-540, inverted fuel/oil, VM1000 eng monitor, long wingtips (wet), pre-heat, built-in O2, music on intercom, halon fire suppression. Slotted flaps/ldg gear/lower cowling upgrades. 

2 Softie Parachutes (used for IFR in the mountains). 205KTAS 14.5GPH 21.5”MP, 10,000', ROP. 

Conditional by pro-shop scheduled for early May incl w/ sale or price can be reduced. 

Recent work includes: new seals on all struts, all hydraulic actuators rebuilt, new hyd pump, new nose strut (upgraded), new prop seal, prop checked/repainted by South Coast, new brake lines & tires, GNS480 & VM1000 screens replaced, new cylinders on passenger brakes, new vacuum pump. 

Shiny paint and serviceable interior. 

STEC needs repair for sticky buttons but passes self-test. 

High 70’s compressions & nice borescopes. 

Trustworthy & regularly flown. Used last 3yrs as all-wx commuter w/ only one missed trip. 

Reluctantly selling b/c my needs changed. Trade arrangements considered for nice C310Q/R or B58.

Avionics / Equipment

GNS-480 w/ Glideslope...new screen
MX-20
VM1000...new screen
Slaved HSI
STEC-60 slaved to hdg or GPS
Backup VOR w/ Glideslope

Airframe

Hangered aircraft
Slotted Flap Upgrade
Long Dorsal Fin Upgrade
Newer style landing gear all around, w/ main gear pins
Lower cowling quick-detach around nose gear doors
Long Wingtips plumbed for fuel
Stable IFR platform
Almost every aspect of the hydraulics & landing gear have been worked through in the last 3 years.  Ready to go for the long run!
Comes with Softie Mini and Softie Micro Parachutes
Some damage at 450hrs.  Repairs by Phoenix Composites, see logbooks on this site

Engines / Mods

Demars built IO-540-D4B5, 300hp
Polished spinner
Halon Fire Suppression
Inverted Fuel
Christen Inverted Oil
See logbooks on this site

3-blade constant speed prop, 440 SNEW
See logbooks on this site

Interior / Exterior

White with blue stripes.  
Paint is shiny & smooth with a few maintenance knicks and surface cracks

Interior is blue vinyl and carpet, showing expected wear
Windows are in good shape

Remarks

She's a great plane, solid, reliable, and easy to fly (so long as fast doesn't bother you!). 

It can make it from Asheville, NC to Dallas, Key West, or Freeport in the Bahamas, non-stop. I use it to commute to work and escape on weekend trips. 

2 Softie Parachutes (used for IFR in the mountains). 

Conditional by pro-shop scheduled for early May included w/ sale or price can be reduced. 

Recent work includes: new seals on all struts, all hydraulic actuators rebuilt, new hyd pump, new nose strut (upgraded), new prop seal, prop checked/ repainted by South Coast, new brake lines & tires, GNS480 & VM1000 screens replaced, new cylinders on passenger brakes, new vacuum pump. 

It's reasonable on insurance, cheap to hangar due to it's size, and easy to maintain due it's simplicity and ongoing corporate support.  

There's a reason everyone wants a Glasair III - Ready to fly now!

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