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  1. I’ve done some anecdotal data gathering while...

    I’ve done some anecdotal data gathering while working. My Ag Cat has a PT6 turning a 106” Hartzell 3 blade to 2200 on takeoff, I’m limited to 42.5 psi on the installation which I easily make year...
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    I sold my J3 last year for $30k. It was a fair...

    I sold my J3 last year for $30k. It was a fair airframe with no electrics and stock tank, wings were from 1969 with Irish Linen and fuselage done in 1994 with ceconite, Cleveland wheels and brakes....
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    I’ve got an adjustable oil cooler shutter on my...

    I’ve got an adjustable oil cooler shutter on my Husky, it works great. I’ll pull it completely shut on cold days for warmup and takeoff, then open it as needed while flying. I try to keep the oil...
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    When I bought my 450 Cat I had 750 hrs in my J3,...

    When I bought my 450 Cat I had 750 hrs in my J3, and maybe 20 hrs in a 172. You could crush 3 Cubs, stuff them in the hopper and it’d haul it like nothing. Needless to say I was intimidated. I was in...
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    Ha, no I’m over in Texas and Mike Ramsey broke me...

    Ha, no I’m over in Texas and Mike Ramsey broke me in, but he had a great story about why he wouldn’t buy Air Tractors. When Leland Snow was touring with his original Snow model, Mike was 20 with 2...
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    Great footage, can’t say I’ve ever seen an Ag Cat...

    Great footage, can’t say I’ve ever seen an Ag Cat doing anything but ag work. A somewhat local guy owned Kittinger’s Cat for a while, although I never saw it fly. Cat’s are the only plane I feel some...
  7. The 470 in my 182 had flown 20 hrs in the 15...

    The 470 in my 182 had flown 20 hrs in the 15 years before I bought it, I’ve flown it about 275 hrs in the 6 years I’ve owned it. 1250 smoh in 1977 with nothing but routine maintenance before I bought...
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    My 180hp A-1 Husky with an MT Ultra on 31’s will...

    My 180hp A-1 Husky with an MT Ultra on 31’s will run 115-120 mph at 24 squared burning 9.5 gph. The real sweet spot is 1950/21” at 95 mph, at that setting it’s lighter on the controls than my J3 was...
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    I’ll be curious how the Lift works out, might...

    I’ll be curious how the Lift works out, might have to look at one in a few years. I’ve got 3 years in a HGU-55 with Lightspeed comms and it’s been great. I gave up on maintaining my AC so I fly with...
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    These show lower dry weights but the same weight...

    These show lower dry weights but the same weight difference.

    https://www.csobeech.com/files/IO470L-EngineSpecs.pdf

    http://oceanair.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/O470R_engine_specs.pdf
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    Going off the basic dry weight with no...

    Going off the basic dry weight with no accessories, the IO470 is 25# heavier according to the data sheets.

    Injected 470...
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    I’ve got a beater ‘56 182 I’ve gone round and...

    I’ve got a beater ‘56 182 I’ve gone round and round on selling or keeping, upgrading or keeping it simple. After digging through countless websites and Continental data sheets, it appears that...
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    I saw that 205 at Reklaw a couple weeks ago,...

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    With the exception of the last 10 years or so of...

    With the exception of the last 10 years or so of production, all Ag Cat’s started life as a radial and were converted to turbine. I’ve worked around a few that are 15k+ hrs of turbine time and don’t...
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    Maybe doing surveys in preparation for laser...

    Maybe doing surveys in preparation for laser leveling.
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    My planes have lived in uninsulated metal hangars...

    My planes have lived in uninsulated metal hangars 15-30 miles from the Texas coast as long as I’ve owned them, so they get same storage conditions as yours with the added bonus of salty air. The...
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    Sticky: For a real fun time leave it in ground idle, if...

    For a real fun time leave it in ground idle, if it’s like an ag plane you’ll be looking through the top of the canopy on final.
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    Thanks again for more ideas, I think I’m on the...

    Thanks again for more ideas, I think I’m on the right path. My cowling is rough enough I’ll probably replace it with the Selkirk like yours Steve, and I redid my seats pretty well the same way as...
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    The bad dream feeling is a weird one while you’re...

    The bad dream feeling is a weird one while you’re standing there looking at a pile of metal that was a beautiful machine moments before. Don’t beat yourself up, but take an honest assessment of what...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, it’s given me plenty...

    Thanks for the suggestions, it’s given me plenty to think about. I’m on my phone so my response will be a little disjointed. Mena, AR is not quite a couple hours north of me, I was thinking about...
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    Where to start?

    Iíve got a bone stock Ď56 182 that Iíve gone back and forth on selling, but after wringing it out earlier this week I think Iíll keep it and finally give it the updating it deserves. Itíll be used as...
  22. I agree 100% with Rob, if you like flying, stay...

    I agree 100% with Rob, if you like flying, stay in Alaska. If you like long hours filled with hazardous chemicals, exhaust fumes, arguing with farmers and crop scouts, with the only break time being...
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    I’ve set up a wire on a few plane purchases,...

    I’ve set up a wire on a few plane purchases, that’s my favorite. Do a final look over the plane and logs, call the bank and tell them to send the money, sign a bill of sale and eat lunch while you’re...
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    I fly ag for a living, and you should see the way...

    I fly ag for a living, and you should see the way most people freak out when I tell them that. They think we’re drunk cowboys that crash airplanes daily and coat the schoolyard with poisons, the...
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