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    Can Phil Lockwood’s Rotax RV 9 conversion be done on a tailwheel?

    I figured the lack of the nosewheel could potentially affect the CG by not having enough weight at the front. But in any case, someone on the Vans board said they asked and the fwf kit would work on both the nosewheel & taildragger version. Also, spin recovery is not much of a concern, as I...
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    Can Phil Lockwood’s Rotax RV 9 conversion be done on a tailwheel?

    Interestingly, N179RV was originally a tailwheel before the Rotax engine was installed. I’ve read some articles and watched the video, but Lockwood makes no mention whether or not the kit could be done on a tailwheel. Would the CG be different? Would the long nose make taxiing more difficult? If...
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    Which airplanes are you most excited about potentially being available in US under MOSAIC / mLSA rules?

    JMB VL3, though if I could pick two, the TL Sparker would come in a close second.
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    April fools jokes to do on flight instructor

    One thing is take a beer bottle, rinse it out and fill it with water, then take it out and proceed to drink it while in flight. Don’t say anything, just start drinking and see if he notices.
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    Grumman Cheetah/Tiger with CS prop?

    I’ve read about STC’s for this in the past, and True Flight Aerospace is offering an STC as well as fuel injection conversion, though so far only their prototype is the only aircraft currently flying. https://trueflightaerospace.com/latest-news/ For Grummans that have had this conversion, how...
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    Weird Walk-Arounds !

    Fuel cap missing on a C150. Found it at the end of the runway where it fell off the aircraft when someone forgot to put it back on after checking the fuel for water (if there’s no water in the fuel, we’d simply pour it back in instead of pouring it out).
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    Whisper X350 aircraft

    I wonder if these aircraft had come around decades ago at around the same time Vans began selling kits, if they’d be super popular today. At a time when experimental was far less expensive. Experimental today can still be more affordable than going certified, but the gap has diminished...
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    Whisper X350 aircraft

    It seems that every time you turn around there’s a new kit aircraft manufacturer on the market. Just came across this on Dan Johnso’s website. Another competitor to the RV. Does anyone know anything about this aircraft? Here’s the artical on Dan’s website...
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    Dakota compared to older 235

    The Dakota has better climb, ceiling, cruise speed AND a roomier cabin than the 235. The only thing the 235 wins on is payload (it can literally carry its own weight), but that’s not saying much. The Dakota still has a very good payload and is a true four-person hauler. And speaking of the...
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    Cockpit space in Tomahawk, Skipper, & Yankee?

    If I ever got to fly one and do some spin training, I could request flight following and use “Traumahawk“ in my call-sign. I wonder how ATC would react. :D
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    Being based at an airport that doesn’t sell fuel?

    At the self-serve pump I’ve been to, it asks you to type in the ‘N’ number for the aircraft being fueled. I’ve never heard of anyone getting aircraft fuel for non aviation purposes.
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    Being based at an airport that doesn’t sell fuel?

    Again, are hangar & ramp fees any lower?
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    Being based at an airport that doesn’t sell fuel?

    Indeed, and I would definitely plan ahead. But in the event I did let the fuel level get too low. Perhaps I’m returning from a x-country and plan to stop and top off before hopping over to my home airport. However, sudden bad weather pops up, so I don’t have time to fuel up and then take back...
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    Being based at an airport that doesn’t sell fuel?

    I know that some people at airports that don’t serve fuel have their own fuel tanks (Nashville GA is one of them and there’s actually a private jet based there), but I’m sure that they’re plenty of owners who simply fly to other airports to fuel. My concern is if I accidentally let the tanks...
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    Cockpit space in Tomahawk, Skipper, & Yankee?

    Also, I’ve never heard of a Commander 100. How do they compare?
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    Cockpit space in Tomahawk, Skipper, & Yankee?

    Cool! I see the older models were originally built by Piper. One question I’d have is can it survive sitting on the ramp? I’d plan to invest in covers and wax jobs, but I plan to forgo hangaring, as they’re usually not available for several years of being on a wait list, and can be expensive...
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    Cherokee 140/180 and Cherokee 180 high altitude performance?

    I assumed they were at least slightly different, as the 140/180 has similar performance just not the payload. If the airframe were identical, then payload should be identical as well.
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    Bogus Airliner Images

    Have fun overhauling all of those.
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    Cockpit space in Tomahawk, Skipper, & Yankee?

    I remember the 180 hp C23 cruised slower than the 160 hp Skyhawk I’d also rent. However, it seemed that the difference between the two would diminish with altitude if I remember correctly. At 7,500 msl, the C23 was only marginally slower vs. putting around at 2,500 msl.
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    Cherokee 140/180 and Cherokee 180 high altitude performance?

    While a modified Cherokee 140 with 180 hp won’t have the payload of a stock Cherokee 180, performance is supposed to be neck & neck in terms of cruise and climb. But I’m curious about the service ceiling. Assuming that you’re flying light and wanted to cruise at 11k or even above to maybe...
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