RAF 2000 for sale

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If youre interested, Im selling my Raf. Im located in citrus county FL. 352-586-8965

1. Ive put on a new Radiator and hoses.
2. New rear tires not installed yet. Spent 300.00 with shipping.
3. New custom spark plug wires.
4. Motor runs great.
5. Guage shows 47 hrs. Its barely broke in.
6. Custom paint job
7. Heated cab.
8. Glass. Doors included.
9. All three Wheel covers included. Rear covers are not on craft right now.
10. New redrive belt
11. Strobe nav light.
12. Antenna mounted for radio.
13. Rear stab included.

Reason for selling is I feel like I am to tall for comfort inside cab. Im not very knowledgeable about all the technical stuff so be patient if you have questions.

Asking $19,000.00

A bit of history incase you have questions. I was told this story by the gentleman I purchased it from. The craft was built by the owner of RAF before the company was sold to the African company. It was registered by US Technology Corp on the FAA website. He got into some legal troubles with another company that he owned dealing with sand blasting paint off Airliners and was forced to sell the Gyro company to pay for what ever he had gotten himself into. As I understand it, he was disposing of the sandblasting hazardous materials illegally and was sued by the EPA or something.
In the process of selling everything, he sold this craft to a fella out west who did not register it. He flew it around his property a little and then he went through divorce. It had around 20 hrs on it at that point. He kept it for a while (not sure how long) and then that gentleman sold it to Bill Johnson who also flew it around his property, the local airstrip and I think also to a Bensen Days event. He flew it to the HRs currently on it before he suffered from heart problems which forced him to stop flying the RAF and his airplane a Cesna. When he got ill, he didnt keep up with inspections and it lost its certifications and allowed the craft to Deregister the N number. He was going to give it to his son, but his son showed no interest in it because he preferred Cesna and larger craft. So he kept it in his barn and later put it up for sale many years later. So Bill flew it to the hours it currently has on it which is 47.
Honestly, I think both guys just kept paying the Fee's to keep it registered for US Technology corp figuring they would never know. Pretty good trick really. lol
I edited this story from the original post, because I didn't quite word it right to get the story understandable.

I did file and reregister the N number and it is mine, but I am waiting for the bill of sale registration of the craft purchase to go through and it should assign the N number back to the craft. The FAA has not relinked it to the craft yet likely due to back log. At the time, I filed for the N number first and after many emails with the FAA, found out I could register the craft bill of sale at the same time. So I filed that later as well. I am still waiting for the confirmation.
Since then, I have been tinkering with various things that I thought looked a little old or worn. I can say, the motor runs great, has no cracks in the frame or bent metal. She has been sitting for many years, however, before bill found out he could not fly again, he had someone in NC tune it up and install a new redrive belt and clean the carb and tune up the machine. Everything runs well. I have not flown it yet. I just got the N number registration a month or so ago and just completed the radiator change out. I was going to change the tires next. I work a lot so it takes me some time to find time to work on various things. Busy life...
 

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Do you have the POH or equivalent? Specs? (Engine, aircraft weight, passenger weight, etc?) I do not see a radio, so I guess there isn't one installed (and therefore probably no ADS-B out). Also, I see a marking for power for a GPS but don't see one installed.

Also, if you're too tall for it, how tall are you? (I want to make sure my son will fit at 6'2". I'm only 5'6".)
 
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OK - I would REALLY like to see the POH because I found an instructor very close to me who used to fly an RAF 2000.
 
I'm not quite 6'2" and had to hunch over in the RAF I was flown in. Horribly cramped cabin, with poor seating IMO.
 
Thank you for the back history - question when did this RAF 2000 actually last fly - hopefully in the log book documentation.
 
Do you have the POH or equivalent? Specs? (Engine, aircraft weight, passenger weight, etc?) I do not see a radio, so I guess there isn't one installed (and therefore probably no ADS-B out). Also, I see a marking for power for a GPS but don't see one installed.

Also, if you're too tall for it, how tall are you? (I want to make sure my son will fit at 6'2". I'm only 5'6".)
I am 6 ft. Your son would not be comfortable flying in it all the time. To be honest. His head would nearly touch the canopy top. You however are perfect height.
It does not have a radio. An antenna wire connection is there , Also, there is a spot for GPS there that is a flange with velcro on the metal, It did not come with the Radio and GPS when I purchased it. My manual is at my CFI's hanger, so I can't get ya that information at this moment.

It is a RAF 2000 GTX SE and has a Subaru EJ 22 engine.
 
If youre interested, Im selling my Raf. Im located in citrus county FL. 352-586-8965

1. Ive put on a new Radiator and hoses.
2. New rear tires not installed yet. Spent 300.00 with shipping.
3. New custom spark plug wires.
4. Motor runs great.
5. Guage shows 47 hrs. Its barely broke in.
6. Custom paint job
7. Heated cab.
8. Glass. Doors included.
9. All three Wheel covers included. Rear covers are not on craft right now.
10. New redrive belt
11. Strobe nav light.
12. Antenna mounted for radio.
13. Read stab included.

Reason for selling is I feel like I am to tall for comfort inside cab. Im not very knowledgeable about all the technical stuff so be patient if you have questions.

Asking $19,000.00

A bit of history incase you have questions. I was told this story by the gentleman I purchased it from. The craft was built by the owner of RAF before it was sold to the African company. He got into some legal troubles with another company he owned and was forced to sell the Gyro company to pay for what ever he had gotten himself into. As I understand it, he had another company that was disposing of hazardous materials and was sued by the EPA or something. He did not register it because I suppose he was using at the factory or location where designing was happening. In the process of selling everything, he sold this craft to a fella out west. It had around 10 hrs on it and then that gentlman sold it to Bill johnson who registered it and flew it briefly and suffered from heart problems which forced him to stop flying. He didnt keep up with inspections and allowed the craft to unregister the N number. He was going to give it to his son but his son showed no interest in it because he preferred cesna and larger craft. So he kept it in his barn and later put it up for sale many years later.

I did file and reregistered the N number and it is mine,, but I am waiting for the registration of the craft purchase to go through and it should assign the N number back to the craft. The FAA has not relinked it to the craft yet likely due to back log. At the time, I filed for the N number first and after emails with the FAA, found out I could register the craft at the same time. So I filed that as well. I am still waiting for the confirmation.
Since then, I have been tinkering with various things that I thought looked a little old or worn. I can say, the motor runs great, has no cracks in the frame or bent metal. She has been sitting for many years, however, before bill found out he could not fly again, he had someone in NC tune it up and install new redrive belt and clean the carb and tune up the machine. Everything runs well. I have not flown it yet. I just got the registration a month or so ago and just completed the radiator change out. I was going to change the tires next. I work a lot so it takes me some time to find time to work on various things. Busy life...
Hi I am looking for gyro to fly in Baja’s Mexico I like those model.
when did you fly it the last time ? I am new in flying and I worry about having to put 20.000.00 in repair after it seems they had some parts wasn’t safe and need to be replaced do you know about what been done thanks
 
Hi I am looking for gyro to fly in Baja’s Mexico I like those model.
when did you fly it the last time ? I am new in flying and I worry about having to put 20.000.00 in repair after it seems they had some parts wasn’t safe and need to be replaced do you know about what been done thanks
I have not flown it yet, I have been waiting for the N number and registration. I am getting an annual done on it and the Airworthy certificate very soon since I changed out all the things I expected to fail inspections. If you want to discuss it, 352-586-8965 is my cell number. I can send you video of it running in a text message. I take videos each time im at the hanger and when I fire it up.
 
I am 6 ft. Your son would not be comfortable flying in it all the time. To be honest. His head would nearly touch the canopy top. You however are perfect height.
It does not have a radio. An antenna wire connection is there , Also, there is a spot for GPS there that is a flange with velcro on the metal, It did not come with the Radio and GPS when I purchased it. My manual is at my CFI's hanger, so I can't get ya that information at this moment.

It is a RAF 2000 GTX SE and has a Subaru EJ 22 engine.
What’s ironic about this is the owner/chief pilot Dan Haseloh was 6’4” or taller. He was a very big man. He flew that gyro like he stole it.
 
What’s ironic about this is the owner/chief pilot Dan Haseloh was 6’4” or taller. He was a very big man. He flew that gyro like he stole it.
Maybe he had long legs!
I am 6-1 and have a 34" inseam, my friend who is 6-4 only has a 30" inseam, short legs, long torso, he would need a bubble in the roof!
 
Maybe he had long legs!
I am 6-1 and have a 34" inseam, my friend who is 6-4 only has a 30" inseam, short legs, long torso, he would need a bubble in the roof!
Yeah I know how that is. My friend Russ King has short torso and long legs. He’s 6’3” and I’m 5’8”. When sitting in a vehicle together I’m taller than he is. He makes fun of me all of the time saying how do my short legs reach the ground.
 
I'm not quite 6'2" and had to hunch over in the RAF I was flown in. Horribly cramped cabin, with poor seating IMO.
Yeah, I am the same way bud. When I bought it, I got in it but it was kinda quick and I didnt sit in it for long enough to get a feel for it. I suggest this craft for someone around 5'8 or shorter to have the best experience in it. I saw this guy that was like 5'1 in it and he had lots of room.
 
Maybe he had long legs!
I am 6-1 and have a 34" inseam, my friend who is 6-4 only has a 30" inseam, short legs, long torso, he would need a bubble in the roof!
Well, I am not saying that you cannot fit in it at this height, I personally feel I as though I am to tall. Sometimes, I see 6'4 people getting out of a prius and think how did that guy get in there? But he adapted to it I suppose. I have neck issues sometimes and if I drive in a car that the ceiling is close to my head, I tend to arc my back some and my neck as well and get tension real bad. Other people might not have an issue.
 
OK - I would REALLY like to see the POH because I found an instructor very close to me who used to fly an RAF 2000.
I cant show you the hand book on here. You would have to find an online version of it digitally. I have a Chilton Subaru engine book that is 300 pages that walks you through working on SUB engines as well.
 
Hi i don’t care why he selling it just about the condition of the gyro.
I don’t understand why all this about is to tall or not ?
of course I am new here and I don’t want to offend anyone .
 
Hi i don’t care why he selling it just about the condition of the gyro.
I don’t understand why all this about is to tall or not ?
of course I am new here and I don’t want to offend anyone .
The condition is great. The motor runs tight. Has no clattering. If you desire closer pictures, let me know. If you desire video, let me know what you wish.
 
Hi i don’t care why he selling it just about the condition of the gyro.
I don’t understand why all this about is to tall or not ?
of course I am new here and I don’t want to offend anyone .
An important part of flying any aircraft is being able to fit in the pilot's seat comfortably.
 
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