150 knots for $150k

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by NealRomeoGolf, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. hindsight2020

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    Probably because they're hens teeth.
     
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    And Commander 114s look better.
     
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    You can still buy parts directly from Socata for a Trinidad. Good luck with that commander (not that they're bad planes.) I am still in love with the TB and wish they had made more TB-200. If my mission were the same as it were couple years ago, I'd have already bought a TB-20.
     
  4. JustinD

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    After reading the entire 6 pages of thread so far, I am SHOCKED that no one has mentioned the Bonanza? How did that airplane go unmentioned.....:D:D:D
     
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  5. gkainz

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    You didn't read close enough ... posts #8, 13, 24 ...
     
  6. NealRomeoGolf

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  7. NealRomeoGolf

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    It will be this Wednesday assuming Texas doesn't shut down in the next 48 hours.
     
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    awesome sauce!!!
     
  9. NealRomeoGolf

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    So I will be in Denton Wednesday evening after having signed my life savings away on a Lance. Normally this would call for a DFW get together. However, under the current circumstances going on in Texas I am not sure that is well advised. If any of the DFW-ites can think of a way to easily distance without burning up in the heat, I am open to ideas. Maybe just a quick hello at Beth Marie's? Or you can come watch me fly away on Thursday morning.

    @SixPapaCharlie
    @JCranford
    @AggieMike88
    @Ravioli
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    And all the other DFW people I can't think of right now.
     
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  11. NealRomeoGolf

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    I'm going to need a dictionary.
     
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  12. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    It’s still possible to do a small gathering. While Denton is reversing some of the “back in business” rules (such as masks required everywhere) and the bars are all closed, we could meet at a restaurant.
     
  13. DFH65

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    My question is, why are you in such a hurry? Relax man, like my buddy with the cub says, "seventy five smiles an hour."
     
  14. NealRomeoGolf

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    Me? Because I like hauling stuff and I only have Saturdays to do it. I normally will do 4+ hours on a Saturday for PnP. Increasing my speed can accomplish two things: widen my radius for pickups or increase my family time if I still want to do a trip but don't have as much time. It's all about utility.
     
  15. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach Gone West

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    I think he's referring to the mandatory FAA placard that says "Don't Forget To Put The F***ng Wheels Down". ;)
     
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  16. RyanShort1

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    Need to coordinate your departure on Thursday morning with my regularly scheduled flight to get a few shots...
     
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  17. NealRomeoGolf

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    New plane is home. Due to weather over Missouri we couldn't stop for gas so did the 4.5 hours nonstop. Long day. Plus yesterday got 3 hours of dual for insurance. I now have 7.7 in the plane.

    Sorry for the bad picture. I'm tired. :)

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    Nice!
    (hope you remembered to remove the towbar ;))
     
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    My what a long nose you have....

    4.5 Denton to Peoria not too shabby.... it would have taken me at least that long via an Envoy flight.
     
  20. NealRomeoGolf

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    You're supposed to remove it?????
     
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    congrats!
     
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    Congrats @NealRomeoGolf! Pretty bird. We’ll have to get together for breakfast or something.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Cool! Sorry we couldn't connect at Bolivar.
     
  26. Rcmutz

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    Fuel cost is a minor cost to airplane ownership.
     
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    Why no taildraggers?
     
  28. hindsight2020

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    With variable costs it's hard to say. Based on most people's underutilization, that's probably right. Fuel cost was the largest line item cost during my PA-28-161 ownership though, by a factor of 5 from the second place cost in the ledger (mx). Of course that's what happens when you use a 110knot airplane to do 840NM round trips every other weekend for 14 months, but the point remains. Variable.
     
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    Oh that sounds painful.
     
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    Long durations indeed. On a 2000smoh engine too. Lyco ftw. It was worth it. Attribute the existence of my family to that airplane. It simply would not have worked without it. Had no money for something faster. In hindsight I could have probably shoehorned myself into a clapped out glasair I FG for the same money, but I was much less engaged in the nuances of EAB back then. Even a measly 15k increase in capex was a lot for me back then as well, so the pickings were slim. Knowing what I know now of course I would have gone clapped out rv6a or glasair I even if it meant a capex stretch, but that's hindsight for ya ;).

    Honestly, I miss having a mission and the time to pursue it, like I did back then. Raising a family becomes a big time and resources game of Tetris, and the airplane sits, especially with everybody having a different schedule. Those days things were simpler by comparison. That's life though. Good news about life is like we say in the USAF: "don't like the wx? Wait 5 minutes". Flying always comes in stages. We're planning on doing a lot of xc catching up next summer post covid, whether in the current airplane or a different one.
     
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    I guess it beats driving.....lol :D
     
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    It's too bad there doesn't seem to be an EAB solution that'll give you PA-32 like cabin size. That said, if you replace the Arrow I think you need to go big or go home. I know I've been pestering you about the airline thing for the last few years - what better way to rub COVID-19 in my face than a picture of you and the family in a 310? :p
     
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    Post #217.... looks like he bought something already. Time to lock the thread.
     
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    Show me on this doll where the discussion about affordable airplanes has touched you.
     
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    I am near Peoria, count me in for a meet
     
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    :confused2: Why? It's a great discussion to be had.
     
  38. NealRomeoGolf

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    Congrats great looking plane!!
     
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    I've been in there a time or two. Got my first multi time there.
     
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