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  1. Thread: Prop strike!

    by Richgj3
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    Bob I have some experience here. First, I had...

    Bob
    I have some experience here. First, I had the gear collapse on a WACO when I taxied too fast on rough grass strip an hit a hole. The 220 was idling and the prop stopped when the first blade...
  2. Control cable mis-rigged on a very large scale

    Fortunately no one injured although Iím sure thereís a few guys checking the want ads.

    Arianespace executives said Nov. 17 that the failure of a Vega launch the previous day was caused when the...
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    Carbon X works great.

    Carbon X works great.
  4. Couple of pictures from Juptner US Civil...

    Couple of pictures from Juptner US Civil Aircraft.

    sorry for the sideways pictures.

    Rich
  5. According to Juptner volume 5 page 190, NC 13054...

    According to Juptner volume 5 page 190, NC 13054 serial number 3611 started life with a 170hp Jacobs and was called a PBA.
  6. That’s very cool. What ever it’s called. I still...

    That’s very cool. What ever it’s called. I still think it’s UBA. WACO use the first letter for engine type. U is Continental R is Warner, K for Kinner . I think Z is Jacobs. Etc. second letter is...
  7. Do yo mean a UBA.? I’ve got some time in this...

    Do yo mean a UBA.?

    I’ve got some time in this one. N13041. Used to ferry it from Vermont to Long Islamd and Spruce Creek for the owner. In the early 2000’s The UBA is very rare. The only side by...
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    Had you ever done the Lycoming SB regarding the...

    Had you ever done the Lycoming SB regarding the valve guide checks? I think that’s recommended every 400 hrs? Not sure.

    Rich
  9. Thread: Why???????

    by Richgj3
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    If you go directly to N number search on FAA.gov,...

    If you go directly to N number search on FAA.gov, that works. If you click the N number in the daily accident incident report, it doesn’t go there.......unless it’s been fixed in the last day or two....
  10. I’m sort of the same. When Young Eagles first...

    I’m sort of the same. When Young Eagles first started I organized events and participated in others. I was a “Flight Leader”. Then the scandal came out that caused EAA to require that an adult pilot...
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    In the 90’s I was fortunate enough to go on a...

    In the 90’s I was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Alaska for some fishing. I’m from NY, so a big deal for me. We were helicoptered to a spot on the Rocky River (I think. Kenai Peninsula) the...
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    Light Sport does not require one. As far as...

    Light Sport does not require one. As far as teaching goes, I always taught it for private and instrument. I haven’t instructed in a while but I thought partial panel in instrument was still being...
  13. True, but there comes a time in life where the...

    True, but there comes a time in life where the smallest risk out weighs any potential reward. That point is different for everyone and changes as our life circumstances change. As Bob points out, you...
  14. I’m retired. The money I have has to last the...

    I’m retired. The money I have has to last the rest of my life. There’s no amount of insurance that can make me go back to instructing. So I’ll do a flight review for close friends now and then....
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    A friend spoke with the male passenger yesterday....

    A friend spoke with the male passenger yesterday. He is doing better and the pilot/owner is off the critical list. The passenger is also a pilot but I’m not sure if he is float rated. They know what...
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    I think I’ve read every book written about LI...

    I think I’ve read every book written about LI Aviation.
    The pilot’s address of Riverside Dr looks to be just west of the south tower of the Throgs Neck Bridge.

    Rich
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    Pete Im not exactly sure as my knowledge of...

    Pete
    Im not exactly sure as my knowledge of Queens geography is nil. The news story said the accident was several blocks from his house. I’ll try to find that article and post a link.

    Rich
    From...
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    I knew the male passenger for many years. They...

    I knew the male passenger for many years. They were at my airport almost every weekend with that airplane. The pilot owner is a good guy. The latest news story I read leads one to believe they were...
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    Web, Pretty sure it was seeing itself, but I was...

    Web,
    Pretty sure it was seeing itself, but I was wondering why as it had never done it before and hasn’t done it since. I have heard of this happening with other devices like Sky Beacon once in a...
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    ADS B ghost traffic. Garmin GNX 375

    Iíve had this installation in my 170B for about six months and it works flawlessly. The other evening I took off and it reported traffic alert but did not talk, just lit up the screen. Showed it to...
  21. Thread: Yikes

    by Richgj3
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    When I had both my Fleet and a Great Lakes the...

    When I had both my Fleet and a Great Lakes the people in the front always wanted to raise their arms like they were on a roller coaster. I could feel it in the elevator. I always told them not to do...
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    Some of the early Legend Cubs left the factory...

    Some of the early Legend Cubs left the factory with small bits of aluminum in the tank from machining. The only symptom was clogged drains. I think there was a service bulletin. I would take the...
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    Your tax dollars at work. Incredible. Wait until...

    Your tax dollars at work. Incredible. Wait until they look at Sport Pilot. I’m Basic Med now but from 2005 until 2017 I was Sport Pilot. When I didn’t renew my medical in 2005, FAA had no idea if I...
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    Similar thing happens at a grass field I learned...

    Similar thing happens at a grass field I learned at and instructed at. 23N is in the inner circle of KISP Class C with a cutout and a 650 MSL pattern. North South runway. 122.7 Unicom. An airplane...
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    BAS tail pull handles are the best thing since...

    BAS tail pull handles are the best thing since sliced bread for Cessna. I put them on a 172 with the Bolen TW conversion years ago. The 170 I own now doesn’t have them yet. They will be added.
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