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  1. Good job, Dr. Randy! Back in the mid...

    Good job, Dr. Randy!

    Back in the mid seventies, when I was in Cold Bay, AK, researchers from the University of Victoria came to Cold Bay mid winter to experiment with cold water immersion and with...
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    Okay, but Bob, didn't you just get a flush of...

    Okay, but Bob, didn't you just get a flush of testosterone the first time you walked up to it....?

    :lol: 8)
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    More to the point: How did it stall? MTV

    More to the point: How did it stall?

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    Thanks, Bob. They changed their catalog the next...

    Thanks, Bob. They changed their catalog the next day after I posted. I looked again, and the price was there.

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    Yeah, it turns out that a DC-6 up close in your...

    Yeah, it turns out that a DC-6 up close in your windshield (in his rear view mirror in my case) is pretty interesting....Windy Pass.

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    It might be easier to start from scratch, rather...

    It might be easier to start from scratch, rather than chase the rigging you have, so to speak.

    It isn't rocket science.

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    Yes, definitely re-rig the plane. Piper designed...

    Yes, definitely re-rig the plane. Piper designed in dihedral for a reason.

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    Yes, it’s important to understand that military...

    Yes, it’s important to understand that military aircraft are absolutely legal to be stooging around out in Class G airspace, as long as they stay below 250 knots.

    BUT, when and if they operate...
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    Dan, Call the Air Force. You’re right, if...

    Dan,

    Call the Air Force. You’re right, if they blow through traffic patterns, sooner or later, they’ll kill someone. And that won’t be pretty for them either.

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    Dan, Thats a C-17, not a 130. So not a local...

    Dan,

    Thats a C-17, not a 130. So not a local guard plane. Nearest base operating C-17 is McChord. Call them: (253) 982-1110

    seriously, they need feedback. It’s the way this stuff gets...
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    I've always told student pilots that if all else...

    I've always told student pilots that if all else fails, most controllers actually understand plain English.....

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    Static thrust certainly isnt meaningless, but it...

    Static thrust certainly isnt meaningless, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. The fact is, props don’t operate in a static environment.

    But I agree, I don’t know diddly about prop dynamics...
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    i know, Pete, just giving you a hard time. But,...

    i know, Pete, just giving you a hard time. But, that info doesn’t apply in EASA countries. They have much more restrictive regs on noise.

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    Pete, Okay, okay, 2650 rpm...... picky,...

    Pete,

    Okay, okay, 2650 rpm...... picky, picky, picky. All our red lines were set at 2700 from Aviat.....just sayin....

    And, the STC for my 170 with the same prop called for 2700.
    ...
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    My Dad was a Navy radioman in WW II, and was very...

    My Dad was a Navy radioman in WW II, and was very familiar with that phonetic alphabet.

    In one of my early jobs, our FM radios in our vehicles had State/local dispatch frequency for backups. We...
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    Desser's web site shows the 8.50 x 10 smooth...

    Desser's web site shows the 8.50 x 10 smooth tires "Backordered" no price given.

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    Bert, Get in touch with MT in Germany would...

    Bert,

    Get in touch with MT in Germany would likely be best. As you noted the US STC states 2700 max. I don’t have a copy now.

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    The 2500 rpm limit is a European limit for noise...

    The 2500 rpm limit is a European limit for noise reduction. That prop works fine at 2700 and is approved there in US. In Germany at least, the restriction to 2500 is required. You’d have to verify...
  19. Thread: uAvionix AV 30

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    Correct, you can't legally replace the required...

    Correct, you can't legally replace the required instruments in a certificated aircraft with the AV-30C except artificial horizon and DG. BUT, in a Cub with a bunch of other "stuff", such as VSI,...
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    Cool, on the Grove site, they still say you'll...

    Cool, on the Grove site, they still say you'll need to find an approval process, such as field approval, or ?? They should update their website.

    Or, do we buy the wheels/brakes through you...
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    I doubt you'd break the engine mounting. But,...

    I doubt you'd break the engine mounting. But, it's all about the geometry. That forward LIMIT cable is there to prevent the ski from "going over", ie: rotating nose down to the inverted, if the...
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    And, the STC costs how much? MTV

    And, the STC costs how much?

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  23. My PeeKay B-2300s were close to that weight, but...

    My PeeKay B-2300s were close to that weight, but I think they were just a bit under 300.

    But, the B's are longer than the 2300s.

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    Burlap sacks available at any feed store.... ...

    Burlap sacks available at any feed store....

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    Propeller length is in fact a very important...

    Propeller length is in fact a very important factor. The limiting issues are two fold: Prop clearance and prop tip speed. A prop running close to the surface is a FOD magnet, and a tip moving too...
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