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    Posted: Aug-27-2021 at 10:17am
I will be in the market this spring for a Mustang possibly, mabye 10-12 years old.  I cant string 3 flights together on a 421c without something breaking.  Im told I would be lucky to string 1 flight together without an issue with an Eclipse.  Im fine with a big annual to get things up to speed, not fine with unscheduled frequent issues, never fine with being stranded at a destination waiting for a part.  What do you guys see on your planes in this regard?  
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Hi Brian,

There is is at least one real world Mustang pilot who is sometimes in these forums, so you may get a response.

However, you might be better of posting in a real world forum.

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Hello Brian,

In 2019, I went from a Cessna 421C to a C510. I love it.
The Mustang is an excellent single pilot jet with modern design and systems.
Very reliable, great performance, sophisticated safety features.

The Flight1 Mustang on P3D is a great tool for training.

Eclipse is a dead horse. Nice design, but no future.

Membership at Citation Jet Pilots is a valuable source.
There are some interesting threads about the Mustang at Beechtalk, e.g. 

Have I mentioned that I love the Mustang?

Best regards,


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