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by beaverbob
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: If you had the money...
Replies: 67
Views: 4401

Re: If you had the money...

I would still fly my c172. Maybe would paint it in some red/blue funky scheme and add the diesel engine with fadec. I would rather buy a piece of land with the 4000 ft runway so I can rent all the hardware to fly from all the other lottery winners. BTW how much land do I need for my 4000 ft runway?...
by beaverbob
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical expiry, time?
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: Medical expiry, time?

The regulations are very clear on this matter. You medical expires at midnight at the end of the last day of the month in which you had your medical. Never any other day of the month. Always the last day. Always midnight. You know, just past 2359
Bob
by beaverbob
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [video]
Replies: 125
Views: 16031

Re: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [vid

Funny how after my last reference to the end of the video, weather it was stopped or running before touchdown is still being discussed here.

Take a look at the last ten seconds of the video. Notice the pretzel shaped prop tips.


Bob
by beaverbob
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [video]
Replies: 125
Views: 16031

Re: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [vid

Before posting my previous comments I was intent on the moment of impact and time of prop rotation. I never did view the last few seconds. The blades most obviously contacted the ground under power. Take a look at the very last few frames.
Time for old Bob to get new glasses. :oops:
Bob
by beaverbob
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [video]
Replies: 125
Views: 16031

Re: Nanchang CJ-6A gear-up landing at Oliver Airport BC [vid

Watch in large screen on u-tube and use your pause. The engine was completely stopped before the prop touched the ground. Then one blade touched off vertical and then the blades rotated around as the weight settled onto it. This engine has not likely been damaged. Notice that the nose gear is out of...
by beaverbob
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avcanada Posting Etiquette and Consequences
Replies: 54
Views: 87316

Re: Avcanada Posting Etiquette and Consequences

I might try to help the younger ones if this is going to last.
I was tired of being told how wrong I am by a few 200 hour wonders. :rolleyes:

Bob
by beaverbob
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: windshield cleaning stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 6107

Re: windshield cleaning stuff

Pledge works for a time but is a wax and not a polish. After a few washings the pledge has to be washed off with soap and water. A polish leaves no wax build up behind and only creates a shiny polish by converting larger scratches into many smaller scratches that are invisible to the eye, but reflec...
by beaverbob
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin down at Courtenay Airpark
Replies: 37
Views: 4288

Re: Twin down at Courtenay Airpark

Colonel Sanders wrote:
1800 feet of wet asphalt in a C310R?
With

1) VG's (essential, at least for me) and
2) no obstacles on approach and
3) light weight

I'd try it :wink:

Easy.
by beaverbob
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Some people's kids.
Replies: 32
Views: 4348

Re: Some people's kids.

More than likely, he will write a book about his experience and make more money than the rest of us.
Bob :smt040
by beaverbob
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of it.
Replies: 28
Views: 1922

Re: Letting a medical lapse to get more useful time out of i

Mountains out of molehills boys. Transport doesn't give a s--t when you get your medical, only cares if you have it valid when you fly. Period, the end. :rolleyes:
Bob
by beaverbob
Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seair DHC-2 loses it's prop
Replies: 23
Views: 4174

Re: Seair DHC-2 loses it's prop

Siddley Hawker wrote:Somebody forgot to tighten the Jesus nut. :shock:
I'd like to buy that guy a beer or four, he deserves it.
Nobody forgot the Jesus nut. Otherwise the prop would have come off without shearing the crankshaft.
Terrific torsion to cause that failure.
by beaverbob
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Justin Bieber is heading to space!
Replies: 10
Views: 1833

Re: Justin Bieber is heading to space!

I thought he always was?
by beaverbob
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visit to Bowen Island - land at CZBB or CYPK?
Replies: 14
Views: 1631

Re: Visit to Bowen Island - land at CZBB or CYPK?

The Mole wrote:There's three spots to land on Bowen. There all great spots, and easy to get in and out of. Two are on top, and one is on the lower mountain with road access and a big paved landing area.
Could you add in here the lat and long?
by beaverbob
Wed May 22, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: May 21/13 fatal float plane nr Campbell River BC
Replies: 26
Views: 5360

Re: May 21/13 fatal float plane nr Campbell River BC

Harold was a good friend of mine. You are right Cat and SeptRepair.. :cry:
by beaverbob
Wed May 22, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: May 21/13 fatal float plane nr Campbell River BC
Replies: 26
Views: 5360

Re: May 21/13 fatal float plane nr Campbell River BC

My condolences to the pilot`s friends and family. Like was said above, ive flown up and down Bute Inlet 100s of times. The weather can change in 10 mins in that part of the world. You could fly up Bute and it was SKC... drop off pax at the head and by the time you were heading back out, its down to...
by beaverbob
Mon May 20, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GPS for iPad
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: GPS for iPad

At the risk of insighting a thread drift ( sorry Beaverbob) I am seeking the collective wisedom of user within this form for as much guidence as possible on the use of an ipad Mini for GA aviation application (non-tso). Any suggestions on minimum specifications, accessories, applications. What is t...
by beaverbob
Sat May 18, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GPS for iPad
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

GPS for iPad

Does anybody have any recommendations for a bluetooth receiver for an iPad. I found these on eBay Dual XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for iPad Gns 5870 Mfi Gps Bluetooth Receiver For Iphone 4 4S 3Gs 3G Ipod And Ipad Gns1000 Mfi Gps Receiver For Ipad, Iphone, Ipod Emprum UM399 UltiMate GPS...
by beaverbob
Sat May 18, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GPS for iPad
Replies: 0
Views: 299

GPS for iPad

Does anybody have any recommendations for a bluetooth receiver for an iPad. I found these on eBay Dual XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for iPad Gns 5870 Mfi Gps Bluetooth Receiver For Iphone 4 4S 3Gs 3G Ipod And Ipad Gns1000 Mfi Gps Receiver For Ipad, Iphone, Ipod Emprum UM399 UltiMate GPS...
by beaverbob
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Take home pay in Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 2925

Re: Take home pay in Canada

The Mole wrote:Alberta is an angry place.


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by beaverbob
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lots of Time Wasted...
Replies: 23
Views: 2547

Re: Lots of Time Wasted...

Big Pistons Forever wrote:You do realize that when you are retired you no longer get weekends off.........

Do some get weekends off?
by beaverbob
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lots of Time Wasted...
Replies: 23
Views: 2547

Re: Lots of Time Wasted...

Are you going to remove the ex- from West coast?
by beaverbob
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: coming soon...Diesel SR20
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: coming soon...Diesel SR20

photofly wrote:Fewer parts. Anything you count is always "fewer" and not "less".
I stand corrected, and will have fewer problems because of it. :smt040
by beaverbob
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: coming soon...Diesel SR20
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: coming soon...Diesel SR20

photofly wrote:From the press release
Less parts and no electronics...
If their engine is as poor as their English then they're doomed. Doomed.
How would you word it?
by beaverbob
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Texting While Flying Linked to Commercial Crash - NTSB
Replies: 26
Views: 2824

Re: Texting While Flying Linked to Commercial Crash - NTSB

Would be unenforceable in any case. I have never seen an areal traffic cop looking in my cockpit as he/she flew by!
Bob
by beaverbob
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hoverbike...who wants one?
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Hoverbike...who wants one?

5x5 wrote:Convection, I'm sure, would get the adrenalin (and the poop) flowing!!!
Just imagine standing below that machine as he flew over you.

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