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Each day, the team at Aircraft For Sale picks an airplane that catches our attention because it is unique, represents a good deal, or has other interesting qualities. You can read Aircraft For Sale: Today’s Top Pick at daily.

Today’s Top Pick is a 1996 Maule MXT-7-180A.

Most of us have seen footage of Maule aircraft performing fantastic feats of short-field flying, often from surfaces that look more like small parking lots than runways. And let’s not forget the famous photo of a Maule taking off through the open door of a hangar.

Those airplanes were all taildraggers, and while the MXT-7’s nosewheel might surprise some traditionalists, the company has enjoyed success with the design since introducing it in 1991. The idea was to compete more effectively with mainstream four-seaters like the Cessna 172 by offering short-field fans the option of tricycle gear with more flexible load-carrying capabilities.

This 1996 Maule MXT-7-180A has 2,925 hours on the airframe, 804 hours on its 180 hp Lycoming O-360 engine since overhaul, and 539 hours on its Sensenich propeller since overhaul.

The panel includes a Garmin 796 GPS and a PCAS portable traffic avoidance system. Additional equipment includes heavy-duty struts, observer windows and doors, Rosen visors, float kit installation prep, and Tanis engine heater.

Pilots looking for an economical STOL and backcountry aircraft with the flexibility of tricycle gear should consider this 1996 Maule MXT-7-180A, which is available for $139,900 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email

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