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    Bringing home a TwinBee

    Well looks like I'll be bringing a TwinBee north to my place in upstate NY. Flying out of western NC on Tuesday. Can't wait, and thanks Pete for all the help.IMG_3261.JPG
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    Post a bunch of pics! That’s a cool airplane. Friend of mine is restoring his grandfathers single engine bee


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Post a bunch of pics! That’s a cool airplane. Friend of mine is restoring his grandfathers single engine bee


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    Your friend had better like working on the B as they seem to always need to have some maintenance done.
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    And the way I hear it, there are three speeds - 80 climb, 80 cruise, and 80 landing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    And the way I hear it, there are three speeds - 80 climb, 80 cruise, and 80 landing?
    At 15 gallons per hour.
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    Wish I could join you! Would love to fly one, and I am rated for it.

    I think I know where some B parts are hiding still also.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Quote Originally Posted by algonquin View Post
    Well looks like I'll be bringing a TwinBee north to my place in upstate NY. Flying out of western NC on Tuesday. Can't wait, and thanks Pete for all the help.IMG_3261.JPG
    I forget the name, but I think Steve Lewis took us to that field during his fly-in.

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    Shiflet (9A9) maybe

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    Our local one has the LS1 Corvette conversion. (one does wish for better brakes)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubus Maximus View Post
    Our local one has the LS1 Corvette conversion. (one does wish for better brakes)
    Cleveland brakes are approved.
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    I just started re-reading Success On The Step, Flying With Kenmore Air. If you haven’t read it do yourself a favor and get a copy. Started in 1946 with Taylorcraft, went on to operate and maintain largest collection of Seabees in the country before the Beavers. Their first full time mechanic employee in 46 was Tom Wardleigh.... Wish I would have been interested in history when I flew with Tom in Alaska! Great story of early float/bush aviation..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mam90 View Post
    I just started re-reading Success On The Step, Flying With Kenmore Air. If you haven’t read it do yourself a favor and get a copy. Started in 1946 with Taylorcraft, went on to operate and maintain largest collection of Seabees in the country before the Beavers. Their first full time mechanic employee in 46 was Tom Wardleigh.... Wish I would have been interested in history when I flew with Tom in Alaska! Great story of early float/bush aviation..
    Tom passed along a number of early Kenmore stories, including about SeaBees. One story involved moving a ver long crankshaft for a mining operation from Kenmore up the coast to a mine in BC. Tom said they slid the thing all the way back into the tail boom, with the interior removed and the wheel gear removed. Still couldn’t quite close that bow door on the thing.....so they tied the door mostly closed and duct taped the gap....which wasn’t huge. Off Tom went, though he said the Bee took most of Lake Washington to get airborne. When he got to the mine, they had a strain gauge on the crane that lifted the thing out of the Bee. I’ve forgotten the weight, but needless to say, it was a bit over gross.

    Having flown a stock engine Bee a little, i was in awe he could get it to fly overloaded.....

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    They routinely operated their float planes and Seabees from glaciers.

    IMG_0021.JPG


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCuby View Post
    Shiflet (9A9) maybe

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    Jim I think your right, I remember that. And Tom who is going to check Matt out in that thing

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    The field is 9a9, nice field. I flew it today, the wind was 14/24 90deg X/W and it just flew great. The wind was blocked a bit by the trees but the plane just handled very nice. I'm going to check Matt out after I go up to Scooters and get a good check out. They have a TwinBee training program there. I'm staying on land strips until then. This plane is in excellent shape and the systems are very easy to operate and understand, just well engineered all around. The guy who is an expert on these is Pete, he's been coaching me all along. He did all the cert. flight and test flew everyone out of the factory.
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    Flew six hours today and parked it in Albany,NY. Long day in the weather today, bumpy half the way up. Interesting airplane to fly, it would be a good race with a Super Cub, ind. 100kts most of the way.IMG_2438.jpg
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    Nice looking plane! I like the turquoise accent luggage!

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    Looks good Tom! You going to fly it up to Alaska this summer? I might drop in.

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    Tom, when you flying that into your place, I'll stop in

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    Hope we get to see it at Greenville Seaplane fly-in this year.

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    Should be bring it to my place in a couple of weeks. Need to dry out a bit, don't want to sink it in the mud.
    When is the Greenville seaplane fly-in? I'm gone most of the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algonquin View Post
    Should be bring it to my place in a couple of weeks. Need to dry out a bit, don't want to sink it in the mud.
    When is the Greenville seaplane fly-in? I'm gone most of the summer.
    2nd weekend in September

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    2nd weekend in September

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    Darn, right in the middle of Moose season in Alaska.

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