Used Aircraft: Better than New?

Here's a look at a few refurbished aircraft that make buying used an appealing choice.

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What's the secret to taking a used airplane and making it look like new? Here's a few refurbished aircraft that provide the answer.
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Sierra Industries’ Stallion mod for the Cessna Citation adds quieter and more fuel efficient engines, fresh paint and a new interior.
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It also provides Garmin G1000 avionics for an impressive ground up refurbishment package.
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Christopher Leonard’s 58 Baron got the triple treatment of fresh paint, new avionics and a sleek new interior.
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Total down time was just eight weeks.
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The result is an airplane that offers much of the comfort and capability of a new Baron but at just about one-third the cost.
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Numerous speed mods make this M20E look like a 201.
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With Garmin glass and WAAS-capable GPS/navcom systems, JPI EDM 930 digital engine monitoring and S-TEC 50 autopilot, the panel looks nothing like it did 45 years ago.
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Tornado Alley’s “Whirlwind” conversion improves the A36 performance, and TKS keeps the leading edges ice-free.
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While the interior is stock, the Aspen Avionics and Garmin GNS 530/430 provide redundancy and up-to-date avionics.
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**The interior of the Whirlwind.
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The extra attention to detail on this restoration goes above and beyond its original factory condition.
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The refurbishing process included a complete restoration of original parts, where possible, to mint condition.
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The aircraft contains mahogany floorboard and Stits poly-fiber fabric covering. For more, check out our feature, "Used Aircraft: The Art of Refurbishing."**
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