Seller number 1, by phone (microlight seller just 'upgraded' to a Cessna, so fresh from training and additional exams).
Me: Can you tell me what airspeeds you get, and with what RPM?
Him: Oh, I don't know, I don't go by that, I just use the GPS speed, that's what tells me how quick I am getting there anyway. Maybe 80-100mph.
, and what RPM do you cruise at to achieve that?
Him: Not sure, but the airspeed
I had the other day on my way back was 100mph with wind behind me....
Seller number 2, by text (Sold with 8.33 radio and built 2015/2016)
Me: Hello, which model
of 8.33 radio do you have and why does the CAA site say it was built in 2004?
Him: Reg cert says 2005, Radio is Icom.
Me: What model of Icom? The one in the photo is not 8.33. Also if reg cert says 2005 why does your advert say built 2015/16?
Him: Picture is old, there is a new radio about 1 year old. Builder finished it in 2006.
Me: Please answer my question; why does your advert say built 2015/16?
Him: I had to enter the age in Afors, put in 15 years old, found Afors difficult, will change.
(There is no such feature in Afors, the date "2015/16" was between manually entered text).
Seller number 3, by text. (advert has no pictures and very little info)
Me: Hello, did you sell your aircraft?Next morning:
Him: No not yet
Me: Can you tell me more about it?2 days later:
Me: Do you want to sell it?3 days later:
Him: No I going to keep it (sic)