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    Posted: February-14-2014 at 8:49am
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Yeah, not a good thing. LSA market prices are still to high for the average LSA pilot. Prices need to come down in order for the market to survive or FAA needs to restructure the LSA license to just a Sport License and up the weight limitations of the aircraft to include some more common GA aircraft (172, Archer, etc.).

We can still manufacture the 162 here though and for much cheaper.
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I have mine and fly 'er all the time. Even in FSE
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Reading the news reports, you get the impression that the Skycatcher was as much a victim of Cessna's internal politics as anything else.  New CEO, concentrated on jets as the big profit items, pretty much ignoring the single engine pistons in all the news releases and reporting from the company.  Yes, the spin problems, making it in China, too heavy and too little useful load and the extreme cost increase overnight made a 1000 orders disappear.    Didn't have to happen, but it did.
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I fly the 162.  Its a fun aircraft but I wouldn't purchase it for anywhere near the current prices for even used units.

There are simply better LSA out there for less.  With the Pilot Protection Act looking like it may pass, the LSA market may get interesting.
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