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    Nicely put together videos, I believe you need...

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    The Aeronca Sedan is an unusual type, possibly...

    The Aeronca Sedan is an unusual type, possibly only two in Europe?

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    Nice flight from UK to Birr Ireland45389 ...

    Nice flight from UK to Birr Ireland45389


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    I strongly recommend changing after 500 hours....

    I strongly recommend changing after 500 hours. Mine were long overdue and were in ugly condition.

    They new cables were set at 30lbs but the port wing showed vibration of the cable near the root...
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    Nicely restored Rearwin for sale in the UK ...

    Nicely restored Rearwin for sale in the UK

    https://www.justplanetrading.com/shop/planes/rearwin-8500-g-aeof-1936/



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  6. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    Dead Stick!

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    1973 185F POH


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    The 185F POH shows 80 MPH on the chart Sent...

    The 185F POH shows 80 MPH on the chart


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    FWIW the difference in gliding range between...

    FWIW the difference in gliding range between coarse and full fine in a Pitts is dramatic. In full fine the Pitts feels as if it is carrying out an auto rotation :)


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    Quite a few types are happy with a tail low wheel...

    Quite a few types are happy with a tail low wheel landing. Touchdown speed should not be faster than in a three point, unless the approach was dragging in on power behind the drag curve and you are...
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    The physics are relatively straightforward - at...

    The physics are relatively straightforward - at gross does the power available curve give that much excess power over the power required curve at Vx in the 90HP SC.

    The power required curve rises...
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    Take off tail low and accelerate in ground effect...

    Take off tail low and accelerate in ground effect to 65-70mph which is Vy. Am not sure Vx in the flapless 90HP SC (55mph) gives any better gradient.

    On landing it is all about using side slip,...
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    Mine is unmolested (12v battery, greenhouse...

    Mine is unmolested (12v battery, greenhouse glass, starboard wing tank, intercom, trig radio and transponder) and weighs in at 902lbs empty. It has the 90-8F engine which I believe is a lot lighter...
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    Enjoyed the video, nicely put together. A bit...

    Enjoyed the video, nicely put together.

    A bit of footage of the equally noble Stinson L-5 seems to have crept in: brothers in arms.

    Had not a ME-109 been led into a box canyon by an L-4 and...
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    OP here - any 180 would be fine, I had this idea...

    OP here - any 180 would be fine, I had this idea that the one in Gillespie was an earlier model.


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    Bob excellent - doesnít need to be early, and I...

    Bob excellent - doesnít need to be early, and I knew it was in California [emoji3]

    Thank you for confirming.


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    Second attempt - is there a club in the mainland...

    Second attempt - is there a club in the mainland USA, with quite a wide range of aircraft, that includes an early C-180 for hire?

    I understand there are a few C-180 floatplanes available in BC,...
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    C-180 Club hire

    Sometime ago I spotted, possibly in a thread here, although a search didnít find it, that there is a mainland USA flying club that has an early C-180 for hire.

    A general search brought up a sky...
  18. My 90-8F has a Stromberg and a mixture control,...

    My 90-8F has a Stromberg and a mixture control, but no idle cut off - perhaps unique? Keeps the spark plugs dry:)


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    Nice PA16 for sale over here in the UK ...

    Nice PA16 for sale over here in the UK

    www.planecheck.com?ent=da&id=41805


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    The e mail that I once used was aamalat (at)...

    The e mail that I once used was aamalat (at) wanadoo.fr but in searching for the info on my type I canít find the reply in my inbox - somewhere I printed the reply so hopefully I can resurrect the...
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    I donít have the logs of my L18C when it served...

    I donít have the logs of my L18C when it served in the French ALAT but a researcher knew what bases it served in - mainly artillery spotting school and ski ops.


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    Put another way Mr Foyís aircraft is around 106...

    Put another way Mr Foyís aircraft is around 106 Lbs above the advertised bare bones 180H which is probably about as close to bare bones you might get


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    How light can a 185B with the simple fuel system...

    How light can a 185B with the simple fuel system be got down to? Would it beat Mr Foyís excellent result?


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  24. I find the C-90-8F likes to be flown at 70% plus,...

    I find the C-90-8F likes to be flown at 70% plus, it can sip fuel but prefers to be ridden hard - well at 90 ponies thatís all relative


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    Inertia reel four point harness Sent from...

    Inertia reel four point harness


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