Kentucky Dam PoA fly-in... (M34 Apr 26-29) who's coming?

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  1. OkieFlyer

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    I'm going to get this on the work calendar ASAP. I don't foresee any reason I couldn't get off those few days, but manure occurs. Looks like a nice 3.5 to 4 hr flight in ye ol' Skylane.

    Sooooo, what does the group plan to do for lodging? The cottages there look pretty nice and affordable. I'd sure be willin' split a 2-3 bedroom with somebody. Or I can bring a chainsaw, some flannel, and a beard and just construct a shelter from nature.
    https://reservations.megasyshms.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=74822&Chain=20689
     
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    3:57 in the Grumman.
    2:47 in the Cirrus.

    And yet it is somehow 500 nm in both of them?? Weird.
    Which one should I bring? Eman I want to ride in your Moonanzaey.
     
  3. eman1200

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    somewhere between 200 and 300 nautical minutes for me.

    and u got it.
     
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    once you figure required fuel and remaining useful load, which plane lets you bring the most beer?
     
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    Just over 2 Mooney hours, plus a stop in the Big City to pick up card if needed.
     
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    Miss it by a week and a half. :sigh:
     
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    Cirrus it is. 300 lbs more useful load.
    How many pounds is beer per gallon?
     
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    A pint is a pound the world ‘round. Why would you ask about the price of beer in English pounds?
     
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    What date is this happening?
     
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    Easy peasy 1:22 for me.
     
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  13. Anymouse

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    Umm... Might want to take a look at the post three above you. I quoted it. :biggrin:

    April 26th - 29th
     
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    water is 8.345 lbs/gallon. since beer has ethanol, which is less dense than water at about 5% ratio as well as biological stuff (proteins, carbs) at less than water density, i'd expect it to be slightly less than the figure for water.

    the easy way is to look at the side of the can/bottle. 1mL of water based liquid is close enough to 1g to not matter

    12 oz is 354ml ~ 354 g

    1000 g/KG

    =.354kg

    2.2 lb/kg

    =0.759 lbs/beer (not including the container, which is de-minumus for aluminum, but substantial for glass

    bottles weight about 7 oz each and cans weight 0.5 oz each. let's assume you're bringing good beer in bottles.

    so 16 oz/lb means 7oz is 0.4375 lbs per bottle

    add that to the beer = .759+.4375 = 1.2lbs/beer
    /300
    =250 beers, as long as you don't need any packing material around them to add weight.

    you could also run LOP and carry less fuel to increase this.
     
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    ^^^who knew beer could be so complicated
     
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    Yeah but Cirri are boring. The Grumman is way more fun for us to look at.

    I figured the Cirrus would reject any beer you attempt to put on board. I hear they will only accept champagne, cognac, and minimum 18 year old single malt Scotch.

    By the way, I think a case of long necks weighs about 37 lbs.
     
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    In his defense, the date really should've been placed in the thread title. That would eliminate searching and/or questions...
     
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    Rather than defending him, you could tell him how to use the thread tools to edit the title.

    Much less complicated than figuring up the weight of beer.
     
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    385 NM easy 1.5 flight
     
  20. N659HB

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    Original thread has the date. I thought everyone interested in coming had marked their calendars already! ;)
     
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    Heck, it took me two searches to even locate that thread...it's buried on page 7 over in the "flight following" forum. (It really should be moved over here)

    I also had no idea what the dates are. Glad someone asked. Just sayin' that adequate information avoids "stupid" questions.

    I thought only the OP could do this.
     
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    What's PoA without stupid questions, or opinions? :eek:
     
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    BTW, can anyone recommend a decent air mattress, in case I decide to camp? My old arthritic bones won't cotton to a foam pad anymore. ;)
     
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    Depends on what one is counting. :eek: :cool:
     
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    Apparently not. I just (unsuccessfully) tried.

    Edit: Success
     
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    A therma-rest is the cats meow. They're the Hilton of canoe camping or bakpacking. Now sure about what's a good true air mattress.
     
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    Open the thread, near the top right is a "thread tool" button (at least you should have one since you were the op) Click on it, then click on edit title.
     
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    DONE!

    Thanks. Missed that link completely.
     
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    It isn't. Pop a top, drink. Empty contents, repeat process.
     
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    4:45 from ktta in the Warrior and requires a fuel stop.
     
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    Is that no wind? ;)

    I did a trial plan Sunday night. With the westerly winds at that time SkyVector was predicting just shy of 10 hours for the Luscombe, without fuel stops! Today, it's less than half that. Needless to say, if the wx is good, I'll be departing at dawn, and planning on two stops. 14 gallons of gas only goes so far...
     
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    Now, @Grum.Man could get there in 1.5 hours, easy. Maybe I could fly with him?:rolleyes:
     
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    Looks like 3+10 if I go WOT and no "comfort stops." [It's right at the edge of the envelope in that regard]
     
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    so, when is it again? I mean when is it for the first time?
     
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    Really? I FIXED the title, dude. :rolleyes:
     
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    lol no, not really. sht's already on my calendar. vacation time booked. plane reserved, oh wait......
     
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    You're taking eman serious? :eek:
     
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    Only when he's at the yoke.
     
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    Are you flying your fictitious RV?
     
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    The plane is real. It's my ability to fly it that is often brought in to question.

    I think I have time to figure it out for this damn event. ;)
     
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