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by Taiser
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Garmin D2 Bravo released!
Replies: 6
Views: 5732

Re: Garmin D2 Bravo released!

Wife got me one for a gift! Very happy with it. Not so much for the navigation (still handy) but it's also a great fitness watch. Lots of apps seem to be coming out recently as well. E-mails and texts on the face are nice and the GPS locks quickly. I like it! :)
by Taiser
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Register & Test your 406 ELT!
Replies: 21
Views: 9718

Re: Register & Test your 406 ELT!

Good info on here. I'm one who kept the 121 when I built my plane. Also carry a Spot and it seems very accurate... bonus my wife tracks me when flying so she finds that nice too. We had a TC dude at one of our flying club meetings a few years back and although he wasn't sure, but had a feeling that ...
by Taiser
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confederation College, Thunder Bay
Replies: 76
Views: 17931

Re: Confederation College, Thunder Bay

Not sure about now, but back in the day they washed out 2/3rd's of the class after first year! A few were lacking the skill to fly but aced the accounting programs and were kept in, if you flubbed the accounting classes you got the boot no matter what. Still couldn't figure out why you needed all th...
by Taiser
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lithium Ion Batteries are coming to your aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Lithium Ion Batteries are coming to your aircraft

The 787 had lithium from the start I believe They did, and the entire fleet was grounded because the batteries like to get a little toasty. They are still having issues with them apparently. L-ion is the way to go though. More power less weight. The newer versions, at least from the company I bough...
by Taiser
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lithium Ion Batteries are coming to your aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Lithium Ion Batteries are coming to your aircraft

Got one in my amateur built. An "EarthX" battery. About two lbs and the size of can of tobacco. LOVE it and no issues at all. Spins my lycoming like a top! About time GA starts getting these.
by Taiser
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Now you too can own a piece of the Gimli Glider
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Re: Now you too can own a piece of the Gimli Glider

36 BUCKS??!!?? For a quarter size piece of aluminum skin? It would be sweet to have, but not that sweet. I know they are probably trying to recoup some loss but geez... They probably would have sold more at a reasonable 10$ each and still made 1000% profit...
by Taiser
Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Low time engine.
Replies: 21
Views: 5382

Re: Low time engine.

One of the wonderful things about Lycoming engines is that they rarely have a catastrophic failure that will turn you into a glider. I had a Supercub fly in here many years ago for a restoration and the cam was so worn down from corrosion that the valves would barely open! It still flew in. It turn...
by Taiser
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 0-320, no fly 4 6mo. Best procedure to identify corrosion?
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: 0-320, no fly 4 6mo. Best procedure to identify corrosio

Hmmm that would change things... 15 hours a year... just over an hour a month... not much. Was it always just put away all the time with no preservation? I'd pull a jug, especially if it's a Lycoming, you'll need to anyways to see the cam. I wouldn't bother with an oil inspection at this stage, you ...
by Taiser
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 0-320, no fly 4 6mo. Best procedure to identify corrosion?
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: 0-320, no fly 4 6mo. Best procedure to identify corrosio

WOW!!! :shock: Is it sitting out in the rain with no plugs in it??? People panic a lot for things like this but honestly 6 months parked, especially if it has single weight oil isn't that bad... I doubt anything would have happened, unless they were ground only running the engine for the six months!...
by Taiser
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Inquiring Diamond Flight Centre London
Replies: 9
Views: 3165

Re: Inquiring Diamond Flight Centre London

$210.00 an hour for dual...? I forgot how expensive getting instruction on a rental is now-a-days... :(

Nice that places are still getting good word of mouth though... seems like I read of a lot of places lately getting crappier reviews!
by Taiser
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chief Pilot Yes or No ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: Chief Pilot Yes or No ???

Lot less flying and a lot more paperwork... at least at the outfits I use to work at ages ago...
by Taiser
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test - Partial Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 3253

Re: PPL Flight Test - Partial Failure

AWESOME.... look at it this way, you probably have another .5 hours in your log for that "re-do"! Congratz!!! :D
by Taiser
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Medical Costs
Replies: 33
Views: 6408

Re: Aviation Medical Costs

Problem is, TC does not give a crap about suspêcted useless CAMEs. Avoid, or look him up if you need no questions asked
Dunno about that... last rumor I heard was that Dr. Lower in here was basically shown the door by TC, could be a load of BS though...
by Taiser
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What actually happens in an overhaul.
Replies: 28
Views: 5442

Re: What actually happens in an ovherhaul.

Nobody in GA is living a glamorous life From what I saw 20 years ago this was, and I'm assuming, still is, true! Which is why I got out of GA. Still miss it, a lot some times but I don't regret the move, neither does my family. I really don't miss it when I'm thinking about the times I was at some ...
by Taiser
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test - Partial Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 3253

Re: PPL Flight Test - Partial Failure

Good info, glad you shared. I've heard of people doing far worse!
by Taiser
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Medical Costs
Replies: 33
Views: 6408

Re: Aviation Medical Costs

Thiebert now charges $80 and for the ECG he sends you to this Life Labs place that charges $35. So $115 all in plus parking at both places. Anywhere cheaper in Tbay now? What's Trusdale charge and does he have an ECG machine? Nope, he sent me to LifeLabs for the EKG. Charges 100$, at least he did a...
by Taiser
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What actually happens in an overhaul.
Replies: 28
Views: 5442

Re: What actually happens in an ovherhaul.

Gotta agree with the rip-off prices, not in the AME salary (expertise is something you want when rebuilding an engine) that builds it but the parts!!! I've rebuilt a lot of engines, airplanes included and NO bloody way should anything based on 60 year old tech have any reason to be this damn expensi...
by Taiser
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job
Replies: 43
Views: 4111

Re: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job

Currently -CH750

Bucket List -Beaver ( Yes I like low and slow)

Got my dream job when I left aviation, but if I was still in it, flying said Beaver on floats! :)

But I'd also love a helicopter gig!
by Taiser
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Calgary Airport Renamed "Stephen J. Harper International"
Replies: 105
Views: 6496

Re: Calgary Airport Renamed "Stephen J. Harper International

In before lock... where's the popcorn emoticon...? :smt118
by Taiser
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Paying the cost of flying
Replies: 20
Views: 3530

Re: Paying the cost of flying

Never had a problem with what AME's charge for labor. Problem is airplanes ARE expensive! There are some small ways to cut the costs but regardless it's still prohibitively expensive. I thought going amateur built would curtail the costs... nope! Not for the initial outlay anyways... I will save on ...
by Taiser
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 0-320 OH
Replies: 68
Views: 10949

Re: 0-320 OH

Yep 20-30K... all depends what they can "salvage" from your current engine. I'd say plan for the high end... if the crank and cam aren't in spec anymore that's where you'll be... crank alone can be 5 to 7K!!! :shock: This site will give you an idea... http://www.airpowerinc.com/productcart/pc/TLEngi...
by Taiser
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?
Replies: 51
Views: 8432

Re: What taxes are applicable if I buy a plane?

No rhyme or reason. When I was building my STOL, I was told to keep every receipt because TC would ask for proof of taxes paid when I requested registration marks so I kept every one of them, and it's a lot of them! I ordered my marks, got a letter saying "here ya go" and they did ask for the "kit" ...
by Taiser
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Source of power for ipad electronic flight bag
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

Re: Source of power for ipad electronic flight bag

Crappy tire sells that kind of outlet... This http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/type-s-12v-plug-usb-with-handle-0374559p.html#.ViVSlvlVhBc is the one I have in my plane and my car. Runs my iPad with no issues. You can get fancier ones too. They sell a Duracell version for about 25$ that has tons of ...
by Taiser
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Source of power for ipad electronic flight bag
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

Re: Source of power for ipad electronic flight bag

I got something similar to this. This is the hard case but comes also in a small binder and can be various sizes. It will charge tons of things and can even boost your car/plane if needed. Cat's ass for convenience and has insane battery power. Kept my iPad charged for a week with power to spare on ...
by Taiser
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus files patent for stacked seats
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Airbus files patent for stacked seats

Lots of asses seem close to a lot of faces in those diagrams. Is there a discount for the poor bastards in the lower seats with a guys ass 6" above them...?

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