FW and Gyros
Yes, fara, the owner/seller (presumably also the builder/mfg), since he placed the ad.Well true. They do point to an ethical disregard and thus indirectly to other possible things but keep in mind whose ethics are we pointing to here? Is it the owner who was trying to sell it?
Perhaps, but you earlier posted that the builder has responsibility for the quality of his work (I agree),He might have been told by the dealer that Phase-I is flown off or being flown off. He might have no first hand knowledge that it was not. Not saying that is what happened but it could have been.
separate from any of AutoGyro or the assisting dealer. But he can shrug off the Hobbs discrepancy
with a "I thought ______ flew off that time"?
In my opinion, if the owner/builder/seller places two public ads that the 40 hour Phase One fly off has been done,
then it's on him that such is the truth. He's the one controlling the repair logbook.
If by, 6 October 2018, N198LT did have a total of only16.6 flight hours, then how in the world c/would the owner
claim weeks earlier that it had 40?
Also, as Phil asked aloud, we're still not sure about any previous damage/repair history.
Even if it had been tipped over and then fixed on the sly (without logbook entries), people there would know.
(I'm not alleging that happened, btw.)