I am probably going to be murdered

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SixPapaCharlie, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. marcoseddi

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    Hahaha
     
  2. SoloEqs

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    You like "French flys" with that . . ? So ka!
     
  3. SoloEqs

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    Assuming, of course, that you'll be able to recover it from Central America.
     
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    What other color do you associate with ice?
     
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    Black. Hit that stuff while driving, and hang on. I'm not sure I associate blue with ice at all. Except in hockey.
     
  6. SoloEqs

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    All laughing aside, I would tell him "Come out Saturday morning. I have to do a little work on the plane, then a buddy and I are going to do a little flying, and you can come along." Get there a bit early, pop the cowling and do something simple like checking safety wire or battery connection. If you get a bad vibe when he shows up, apologize and tell him the plane can't be flown until more repairs are done. If he seems ok, let your buddy sit in the back, just in case.

    Don't sweat the girl's email address. He might be living with her and they share the account.

    This guy just might be really wanting to fly, and broke enough that he'd beg a flight.
     
  7. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    I am not really all that worried. Just having fun with this thread.
    Next time I am out that way, I will let him know. If things don't seem right, I will not fly.
     
  8. TMetzinger

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    I will offer a free checkout in the Tampico to whoever gets it.






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  9. Old Fart

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    I'll take you up on that :goofy:

    My Instructor is talking about getting a Tampico to add to the Tobago he already owns (which is the plane I fly) - out of curiosity, other than the fixed pitch prop - big differences?
     
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    Even if it's the creepy guy who axe-murders 6PC?
     
  11. Old Fart

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    Such a politically incorrect statement. Think of it as "involuntary amateur surgery"
     
  12. SixPapaCharlie

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    About 20 horses.
    Mine is 160. I believe the TB10 is 180
    We are looking at getting a tb10 but trying to find one for sale is nearly impossible.
     
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    Yep, -10 is 180HP. And Cary's Tobago has a 3 blade prop, so climbs like a homesick angel. I was thinking "flying characteristics"

    9's and 10's are pretty scarce out here too. TB-20's are easy to find.
     
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    Haven't flown a 10.
    I have flown this and a 172, Diamond, and a cherokee.

    I prefer how the 172 flies but the ergonomics and view of the TBs cant be beat IMO.
     
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    The only of the TB series I flew was the 21TC, I thought it was a nice plane but wholly insufficient for 'mile high' flights.:D
     
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    Or, as Kermit Gosnell thinks of it, "late-term abortion."
     
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    No, that's only on internet boards... :D
     
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    As mentioned & some more info:
    180 HP in a TB10, 160 HP in a TB9.
    CS propeller in TB10, typically fixed pitch in TB9 (early models can have CS propeller. Late models can with a field approval.)
    US TB9s are typically Club models aimed at the training market, so typically no head liner & simpler trim, no sun visors, no wheel pants, and no auto pilot.
    TB9s have a fuel capacity of 40.2 gallons. TB10s carry more, maybe 56?

    Same motor mount. Same cowl. Same wings. Same fuselage. You get the idea.

    Jim
     
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    So the TB-9 seems to be the preferred model to get slaughtered in then.:lol:
     
  20. SixPapaCharlie

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    yep. I don't have a headliner to get all soiled. Should be pretty easy clean up.
     
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    kiddo got it. all the birds are similar and very roomy. pushrod controls and good balance make them nice to fly. but only the Trinidad (TB20) is as fast as it looks and it takes retractable gear and 250 HP to do it.

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    So how did it go ?
     
  23. SixPapaCharlie

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    I haven't flown since then. Weather has been crap or my plane has been acting up.
    I drove to that field the other day for breakfast and his note is still up.

    I bet there are at least a half dozen missing pilots buried under his house.

    Kidding aside, once the weather clears up and I have time to fly I am going to email him and take him for a spin.
     
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    Also it looks like we are going to take a trip to look at a TB20 for sale in Arizona. We want to keep the TB9 for short trips and fuel economy but have something that will get us long distances a little quicker. I love flying the TB9. I am surprised how rare these planes are. I know they are not domestic but it is by far the most well thought out layout (IMO) of anything in which I have been.

    If I could change anything, visibility over the dash is not ideal.
     
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    You'll at least need seat covers to hide the knife holes.
     
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    Did you just use the term "fuel economy" in an aviation forum? :eek:

    David
     
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    I googled TB20, cool plane, when you going out to look at it?
    Is it retrac or fixed gear, its hard to tell by looking at the mains.
     
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    Retract

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