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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    I have flown thru hurricanes, landed CAT III when you can't see anything. I will give it my best shot to get there.
    I thought CAT III required an autoland system?

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    Your point is? I landed. George was flying but I told him what to do. Try listening to the radar altimeter announce "50, 40 30" and you can't see Dick! Better than getting shot at and ejecting from an airplane that was trying to kill me.

    At this stage in my life I have nothing to prove to anyone. Crappy weather and little single engine airplanes are a combination I strive to avoid.

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    I thought CAT III required an autoland system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    Your point is? I landed. George was flying but I told him what to do. Try listening to the radar altimeter announce "50, 40 30" and you can't see Dick! Better than getting shot at and ejecting from an airplane that was trying to kill me.

    At this stage in my life I have nothing to prove to anyone. Crappy weather and little single engine airplanes are a combination I strive to avoid.
    Just pushing your buttons. That one was easy to find :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by txpacer View Post
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    It's time to start practicing.

    Are you sure that’s you Tony? I think it’s Kris flying and you photoshopped her out of the pic so you could take credit for that landing?!
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    Dang! Wish we could go. The traveling plane is in a very extensive (expensive) annual, and we have company on the weekend.

    I talked with Doug the other day and it sounds like it is going to be an awesome event!

    Have fun everybody, be safe, and take some awesome 2021 calendar pictures!

    sj

    P..S. My 180 weighs 1068... or is it 1608... something like that
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    "My 180 weighs 1068... or is it 1608... something like that"

    And I thought Supercub pilots were big liars. In case you forgot, the three biggest lies at a Supercub fly-in:
    1. My empty weight is 970
    2. She cruises at 115 on 31" Bushwheels and 3" open main landing gear with a 82-41 Borer
    3. I won the belt buckle at the big STOL contest

    Thanks. cubscout

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    I’ll be there. Driving in......unless someone has an extra seat near the Hicks airport��

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    Looking like rain and IFR conditions will keep me home. The price you pay when going with a VFR airplane. Hoped to catch up with folks. Next chance is Triple Tree and SnF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FdxLou View Post
    Looking like rain and IFR conditions will keep me home. The price you pay when going with a VFR airplane. Hoped to catch up with folks. Next chance is Triple Tree and SnF.
    Lou
    Come by the ultralight field at snf and say hi. Will be there all week


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    Quote Originally Posted by FdxLou View Post
    Eddie


    Curious what "The World's Lightest SkyWagon" weighs?

    Mine is 1525 lbs. on 8.50's and 1575 lbs. on 31" ABW. Thats with the back seat out and 5 gals of unusable fuel.

    Lou
    Lou

    Mine is 1549 with the seat and vacuum system in it regular battery gen etc. So we aren't too far off.
    I've got some room to play if I decide to start tinkering with it.
    Need to weight it again tho. that was done years ago.
    Same year and engine.
    I may be wrong but that probably won't stop me from arguing about it.
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    After I did the panel over in FMD 180 I weighed it. Don’t remember what it was exactly but I thought it was mid to high 1500’s. Still has an interior and back seat


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    Quote Originally Posted by FdxLou View Post
    Looking like rain and IFR conditions will keep me home. The price you pay when going with a VFR airplane. Hoped to catch up with folks. Next chance is Triple Tree and SnF.
    Lou
    Lou....did that ever stop you before

    Good move staying home, though.

    I'm concerned about the airlines though. They can't just stop flying? Money churning machine is grinding to a halt.

    Tim
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    The Steve Henry show is worth the trip just to checkout the package he has put together. We watched him practicing for awhile yesterday after he pulled it from the trailer and put it together
    The Yamaha Apex with the prop combo is unlike any plane you will have seen. The sound is unearthly, and the spoolup is so short from idle to redline. I’m not smart enough to describe it come see it yourself As far as STOL the thing is in a class by itself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Work is getting in my way. Hopefully have my Dad's wing together by tomorrow and he and my Mom can start covering it and I can get some practice in.

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    I'm here, looking at when is best to head over, maybe this afternoon. Spent some time with Steve and watching him practice at Oshkosh and you are right, you just have to be there. To cool.

    Lou, we can tell you are getting old. That is ok, less competition for that class. Will miss catching up.
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    I am not going now either. The memory of my flattened tent at New Holstein and holding on to the strut of my plane in the driving rain after it broke free from it's tie downs and rotated 180 degrees is too fresh. I am disappointed. Now all the other 180s will have a chance!

    That helium I put in the tires was expensive.

    And yes, Steve, i am old. Your day is coming!
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    They talk a big talk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouter View Post
    The Steve Henry show is worth the trip just to checkout the package he has put together. We watched him practicing for awhile yesterday after he pulled it from the trailer and put it together
    The Yamaha Apex with the prop combo is unlike any plane you will have seen. The sound is unearthly, and the spoolup is so short from idle to redline. I’m not smart enough to describe it come see it yourself As far as STOL the thing is in a class by itself
    jim
    He has a power to weight ratio unlike any other, and he knows how to use it for best advantage. I bet on him, we Idaho boys have to stick together.

    Speaking of that Apex engine, it has a clutch, so in a dead stick situation the prop is a big pin wheel. My take on that is, mucho drag, as compared to a stopped prop, what say you guys? When I do dead stick ridge soaring in the RANS, the prop is stopped obviously. The best way to figure this would be for me to fly with Steve, go up 1,000', where he'd be waiting for me...., then kill the engines and see who lands last. I guess a turbo prop, flying deadstick, windmills also?

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    Steve headed your way 2 cubs
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    Any talk of rescheduling because of the Corona virus? They say it effects the elderly the worse. I’d hate for older guys like Pierce and Tony to be exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Any talk of rescheduling because of the Corona virus? They say it effects the elderly the worse. I’d hate for older guys like Pierce and Tony to be exposed.
    Oh, now it’s getting mean.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Any talk of rescheduling because of the Corona virus? They say it effects the elderly the worse. I’d hate for older guys like Pierce and Tony to be exposed.
    At least you’ll be there with your cub to back up your talk...


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    At least you’ll be there with your cub to back up your talk...


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    .....rescheduling is my only hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubscout View Post
    "My 180 weighs 1068... or is it 1608... something like that"

    And I thought Supercub pilots were big liars. In case you forgot, the three biggest lies at a Supercub fly-in:
    1. My empty weight is 970
    2. She cruises at 115 on 31" Bushwheels and 3" open main landing gear with a 82-41 Borer
    3. I won the belt buckle at the big STOL contest

    Thanks. cubscout
    Well your close. Empty weight is 760
    It cruises 70mph
    And I won the gold buckle riding buckin horses

    And if you get the Coronavirus eat a lime it makes it better


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    Quote Originally Posted by courierguy View Post
    He has a power to weight ratio unlike any other, and he knows how to use it for best advantage. I bet on him, we Idaho boys have to stick together.

    Speaking of that Apex engine, it has a clutch, so in a dead stick situation the prop is a big pin wheel. My take on that is, mucho drag, as compared to a stopped prop, what say you guys? When I do dead stick ridge soaring in the RANS, the prop is stopped obviously. The best way to figure this would be for me to fly with Steve, go up 1,000', where he'd be waiting for me...., then kill the engines and see who lands last. I guess a turbo prop, flying deadstick, windmills also?
    In cruise, the first step after identifying the dead engine is to feather. On the twin turboprops I've flown there's an autofeather function that you can arm - feathers the dead engine automatically after both power levers have gone above 89% N1, for take-off and landing.

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    Yes, I realize that feathering a dead prop is the thing to do, when you have that capability. This is kind of a new deal, a fixed pitch prop, and one probably with a lot of pitch to handle the near 300 horsepower that Apex can put out when really tweaked liked Henry's is. It's a question that will probably only be answered by a Apex driver. How about a twin turboprop, deadstick, WITHOUT feathered props, how do they do? Probably doesn't ever happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by courierguy View Post
    How about a twin turboprop, deadstick, WITHOUT feathered props, how do they do? Probably doesn't ever happen.
    If you don't get the prop feathered, it's a huge source of drag. Happens in training for sure, it'll leave your (usually right) leg shaky.
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    Yea it sucks being Kevin. You could be here with us watching it rain and telling lies. Bet your ears started burning last night when Tony, Eddie, Todd and I were comparing notes on the happiest ferrier of them all. Tommorow is looking better and better, lots of Huskies here that need shaming.
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    It's all fun. Having a hoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
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    That sucks, Eddie!

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    Doesn't suck for me. I saw the writing on the wall and stayed home. Clear. sunny, and 80 in South Florida!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    Doesn't suck for me. I saw the writing on the wall and stayed home. Clear. sunny, and 80 in South Florida!
    Boring. ��
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    Says the man who didn't have to fly 1200 miles. May the bird of paradise fly up your nose!
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    Boring. ��
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    Jeez Eddie. You damn fun hater
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Jeez Eddie. You damn fun hater
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    Finally, a STOL competition with " real " conditions

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