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by straightpilot
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Don Cherry - A Great Canadian Pecked By A Thousand Sparrows
Replies: 36
Views: 2026

Re: Don Cherry - A Great Canadian Pecked By A Thousand Sparr

That way I could understand personal attacks more clearly Easy. When a right-wing person makes a personal attack, that's bad, because he's right-wing and he must always be wrong, regardless of the merits of his argument. When a left-wing person makes a personal attack, that's good, because he's lef...
by straightpilot
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Don Cherry - A Great Canadian Pecked By A Thousand Sparrows
Replies: 36
Views: 2026

Re: Don Cherry - A Great Canadian Pecked By A Thousand Sparr

What I find hypocritical though is than when somebody left wing speaks their mind all of a sudden freedom of speech isn't such a good thing to people like Foggy I'm amazed you can take that position with a straight face. Pot, meet kettle. Left-wing people are the least liberal people you will ever ...
by straightpilot
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Radio & GPS for a J3
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Radio & GPS for a J3

the frozen battery One trick I've seen people do, is to carry a small sealed +12V battery (like you would use on a motorcycle) with them, and use it to power the GPS, radio, etc. Something like this: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/atphighpwr.php Put it in a carrying bag with one of t...
by straightpilot
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: first aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 1730

Re: first aircraft

Very rough numbers: Let's say you drop $40k on the aircraft. Using the rule of thumb that it will only increase half that in value (which often isn't true - there's no such thing as a $300k C150, regardless of how much $$$ you drop on it). So you're out $20k. Let's say you fly it for 500 hours befor...
by straightpilot
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: first aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 1730

Re: first aircraft

You never got the money out of a plane that you put into it Now, that doesn't mean that you should never overhaul your engine or install new avionics in it. However, if you do, be prepared to fly it for at least 500 hours to amortize your expense. The more you spend, the longer you need to fly it. ...
by straightpilot
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Known Ice PA31 Navajo?
Replies: 15
Views: 3221

Re: Known Ice PA31 Navajo?

skip piston, go cheyenne
Being turbine powered, don't you need a CAR 604/POC and all the overhead that it entails? What's the wait time for a POC now? Six months? A year?
by straightpilot
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: # 1,000,000 and other boring stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 1684

Re: # 1,000,000 and other boring stuff

Mine started 055 My father's "new" six digit file number starts with 035. Generally, any number starting with a zero is probable cause for yanking your medical - Transport doesn't like old pilots to commit aviation. The current six digit numbering system is fairly recent - my father's original lice...
by straightpilot
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: first aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 1730

Re: first aircraft

trade-a-plane a good indication of canadian pricing No. Canadian prices for identical aircraft are FAR above US prices, for various reasons. Hence the recent increase in imports, which works if you know what you are doing, and costs you time and $$$ if you don't. Any Canadian aircraft seller would ...
by straightpilot
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Opinions on the Continental IO-240 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Re: Opinions on the Continental IO-240 engine

From SDR # 20050915001: Merely replacing one component after another until the problem goes away is not an acceptable method of troubleshooting Reminds me about a decade ago, a very large and prestigious flight school had a rough-running engine on a twin. Their very large and prestigious AMO changed...
by straightpilot
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training Plan Question
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Flight Training Plan Question

You cannot land an aircraft until you can precisely control it in continuously decreasing slow flight with unbelievable precision - minus zero, plus one foot vertically, +/- 5 feet laterally and +/- 5 degrees of yaw. People don't really have problems landing. They have problems flying precisely. No ...
by straightpilot
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Radio & GPS for a J3
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Radio & GPS for a J3

For radio, all you need is a decent external antenna and batteries for a handheld.

For nav, all I use is the GPS in my phone. I'm cheap, so I downloaded blackstar for free, and it works great.
by straightpilot
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Advice

See flowchart in App F referenced by 7.4.4 - major mods are NOT rubber stamped by TC! Read note (d).

Again, this is one of the many painful and expensive lessons you learn during your first 10 imports.
by straightpilot
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Advice

A thousand hours of private flying driving around in your C 150 is not going to impress Disagree. Hours are hours. Look at the job ads, and it's all about hours in your logbook. Someone that's spent 1000 hours flying a 150 all over North America has gained a heck of a lot of real-world experience t...
by straightpilot
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Advice

Importing an aircraft from the USA hings upon the FAA form 337's which you can request for any N-reg aircraft for $10 from the FAA. If there are any murky 337's which describe complicated or mysterious damage, or modifications that are not supported by an STC, walk away. Or if there is physical evid...
by straightpilot
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The best model C-172
Replies: 60
Views: 3891

Re: The best model C-172

My choice would actually be a Cherokee 235 Yes, but what about the 50 hour dual insurance checkout requirement from a current flight instructor with at least 10 hours on the exact type? :wink: Just kidding! If you're flying off pavement, a hershey-bar wing Cherokee gives a lot of bang for the buck....
by straightpilot
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Canada should have a castle doctrine
Replies: 25
Views: 1864

Re: Canada should have a castle doctrine

A friend of mine from North Carolina explained to me their law:

You can kill someone breaking into your house, but you can't kill them after they've broken in.

So, everyone in NC shoots the intruder, then drags them back to the door. Keeps the politicians happy, I suppose.
by straightpilot
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Age Factor
Replies: 17
Views: 1690

Re: Age Factor

I can't see somone at age 40 cleaning toilets or working the ramp at -40C for 2 years, but ...
by straightpilot
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 66794

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

I'm afraid to watch the Nov 9 episode :shock:
by straightpilot
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PA28-235 check out, any one?
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: PA28-235 check out, any one?

I'm still struggling with "Cherokee" and "checkout" being in the same sentence. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-28_Cherokee#Development Karl Bergey, Fred Weick and John Thorp designed the Cherokee You may recall that Fred Weick pioneered the tricycle landing gear and designed the foolproof Erc...
by straightpilot
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Re: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?

Thanks for the kind offer, but there's a Flight Manual in the Twin Bonanza. Did a quick review, and off I went. Flew very nicely. Throwover control column, brakes only on left side. No rudder pedals on right side - but there were another set in the center - go figure. Started easy. Took off. Non-sup...
by straightpilot
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Re: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?

Lynn Garisons wrote about flying a Lancaster but that was back when things were a little different Not really. I'm sure it still hurt when you crashed, 'way back when :wink: Checking myself out on type isn't my first choice, but it's quite possible there isn't a single pilot in all of Canada with b...
by straightpilot
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Re: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?

Thanks guys - it's pretty hard to find anyone with any time in a T-bone. I've flown various Beech aircraft and this isn't my first pair of GO-480's, so I don't think it will be too difficult, but I always appreciate a heads-up on the various systems (fuel, landing gear) for oddities. I will continue...
by straightpilot
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Twin Bonanza - anyone flown one?

Just had a twin bonanza dumped in my lap, and I will have to check myself out in it, because no one has ever even seen one before. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechcraft_Twin_Bonanza I will read the POH and scour the internet for gen before I fly it, but has anyone here spent some time in one? Any ...
by straightpilot
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Mode C Transponder into a Cessna 150
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

Re: Mode C Transponder into a Cessna 150

a massively experienced avionics shop staffed by lovely people, with a very reasonable hourly rates and a big hangar at a clean and tidy airport (not in Transponder airspace) with no landing fees and fuel at $5.something per gallon who are pleased to see new customers for installing anything from a...

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