March 2010 Issue

Letters: March 2010

I have been intrigued by the SMA Jet-A conversion since Iíve known about it. It was interesting to actually hear about the result in your article and video in the February 2010 issue. Still, analyzing the $85,000 for conversion versus $25,000 for an overhauled Continental, itís a tough sell. I can do three Continental overhauls for the price of the conversion. So, even at a lower cost per block hour to operate the SMA diesel, itís hard for me to imagine someone recouping the $60,000 additional cost of the conversion during a reasonable period of ownership, assuming you do it at a normal O-470 TBO.

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