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Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by iceman » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:29 pm

Aircraft Make and Type: Jabiru J170

Year Model: March 2013

Airframe Hours: 250 hrs

Engine Type and Hours: 6 cylinder 600hrs.

Prop type and Hours: P Prop. +- 70 hours. I fitted a new prop to help performance.

Avionics and other equipment:
Dynon Skyview
Garmin SL40
Garmin GTX327
Garmin GMA 240
Garmin 296

Reason for sale: Buying a 4 seater jabiru.

Viewing Location: Wings Park , East London

Price: R550000 or nearest offer. No vat.

Other information:Aircraft 10/10

Contact details of owner: Willie 0827837367

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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Roger » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:40 pm

Is that price correct at R625k? I have never seen a Jabi 2 seater at that level.
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Jay-Jay Jordaan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 pm

That is what I paid for mine brand new in 2014 with Auto pilot and Garman Era 500 :)
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Patrick H » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:50 am

I don't think you would buy a J170 kitted like that for under R 850000 inc vat new today.
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Flooi » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:40 pm

The seller can ask what he chooses. If price is too high, it will kill the sale.
If one keeps bringing price down, it makes buyers suspicious.
Best is to sell at market related price.... considering market is down....
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by iceman » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:17 am

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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Steve » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:48 am

Roger wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Is that price correct at R625k? I have never seen a Jabi 2 seater at that level.
There is a huge difference between the earlier 2 seaters (sp's and J120's) and the J170 with the 120HP motor. The J170 in this configuration is slightly faster than the J430 and the inside is a little wider - so a very spacious 2 seater touring aircraft. The J170's have become extremely popular and this one should sell fast.
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Flooi » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 am

Steve wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:48 am
Roger wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Is that price correct at R625k? I have never seen a Jabi 2 seater at that level.
There is a huge difference between the earlier 2 seaters (sp's and J120's) and the J170 with the 120HP motor. The J170 in this configuration is slightly faster than the J430 and the inside is a little wider - so a very spacious 2 seater touring aircraft. The J170's have become extremely popular and this one should sell fast.
I think this is the model D.... popular for training...
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by BigglesSA » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Flooi wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 am
I think this is the model D.... popular for training...
Flooi: What is a D model and why is it popular for training?

Iceman: Why is the airframe only on 250 hours and the engine at 600 hrs?

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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Flooi » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:42 pm

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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by Steve » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:00 pm

BigglesSA wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Flooi wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 am
I think this is the model D.... popular for training...
Flooi: What is a D model and why is it popular for training?

Iceman: Why is the airframe only on 250 hours and the engine at 600 hrs?

Thanks
I know the history of this plane, so will offer you the explanation.... The first owner of this J170 had a motor glider (Whisper) built with a new Jab 3300 engine after 350 hours, He decided to order a new J170 from Jabiru, but asked them to transfer his glider motor over to the new Jab instead of buying a new motor (which they did and then he sold his glider without an engine). Willie is the second owner who bought this aircraft about 100 hours ago....
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by BigglesSA » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:01 pm

Thanks Steve, makes sense now.

Flooi: Is the older smaller 170 Pete is referring to not the same plane as we know as the J160?

I am not aware of any changes to our J170. Maybe tail fethers same time as the change on that of J430?
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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by T4flyer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:09 am

Hi Biggles,

The very first J170 were I believe in simple term lets say a little twitchy on landing :shock: the quick "cure" was to fit a rather large (Huge :shock: ) ventricle fin in place of the normal small ventricle fin. Jabiru quickly and permanently cured the problem by completely redesigning the tail fin negating the need for the over-sized ventricle fin. I don't think there are that many of the earlier J170's in SA, I have only seen one J170 with the old style tail and large ventricle fin.

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Re: Jabiru J170 for sale

Unread post by BigglesSA » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 am

Thanks Don

Yes, I am aware of the small rudder issue with the first SP's requiring the landing tap-dance (I had one), but was not aware of the same fate with the first J170.

I think I was misled by the comment that the J170D is wider than the original J170. That is true between J160 and J170.

I had the 2003 SP, then came the J120 (SP wings) and J120 UL (what a glider with the 430 wing). After this was the fatboy J160 (with either SP wings or later J430 wings) and then the J170.

Now I also learned about an even later J170D (was not aware)...... 8-[ #-o

Also did not know that it is slightly faster than a J430? [-(
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