my grumman (finally)

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SixPapaCharlie, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    I've seen it, touched it, hugged it, gotten all up inside of it, squeezed parts of it, smelled some of it, poked it, mashed buttons, and whispered sweet nothings to it for about 6 hours last Saturday. We're in love.
     
  2. Clark1961

    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    We really don't need to see the video of all of that.
     
  3. AggieMike88

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    I think it would be funny seeing Bryan dressed as Hugh Hefner explaining the “ins and outs” of buying a plane!!! Bow Chicka Wow Wow ;-)
     
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    That would be some funny ish right there.
     
  7. Rcmutz

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    Ok... Now that you are one of us Grumman drivers now (18 year AA5A/B owner here), you need to join the American Yankee Aasociation. This is the official Grumman Type club. There is also the Grumman Pilots Association, which is a start up non-official non-membership fee group. Finally, Grumman Gang, which is a list server discussion board.

    PS- with the HC 160 STC, you can get the 61" Sensinich prop and pick up some more top end speed. Maybe 3-5 knots.
     
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    @Rcmutz - we already have a thread for spending Bryan's money. New prop would certainly be a good suggestion over there. And probably cost MUCH less than the G500 suggestion.
     
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    Thurston Howell III would be more recognizable to more people.
     
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  10. Gerhardt

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    He just bought it to have something in common with Lane Wallace.
     
  11. Checkout_my_Six

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    Or ....wait....wait for it...the Cap'n. ;)
     
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    Is there a date on that yet? I remember it was in the AWOS, but it wasn't last time... and the website nor the Facebook have any mention.
     
  13. 1RTK1

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    The guru's for Grumman airplanes also have a youtube channel that has about 100 five minute videos on maintenance etc.
    Ken Blackman, Gary Voit, Roscoe and fletchair are a few of the people and places for all things Grumman.
     
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    Those YouTube videos are products of the Grumman Pilots Association courtesy of and produced by Roscoe.
    Again, recommend Fletchair to those in TX such as Bryan.
     
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    ...but we'd LIKE to see the video of all that...

    :)
     
  16. Anthony

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    That's pretty much a good part of the "Who's Who" of the Grumman community. All top notch.
     
  17. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    I've tried all of the Grumman boards. I just can't get past the old bulletin board style format or the newsletter type format they have. It just it's overly complicated and antiquated I'll get my Grumman information from you guys and a couple of local gurus around North Dallas
     
  18. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    Maybe I will start a Grumman forum
     
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    how hard could a Grumman be? :D
     
  20. hindsight2020

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    Sincerely not trying to pot stir. Only bring this up to gather opinions from those of you owners of airframes which rely on single source PMA holders for continued longevity (Fletch for AA-xx, Webco for Comanches, et al).

    What are y'alls views/projections on your current ownership stint looking 10 years into the future? How do these PMA holders look like in terms of their economic viability, or even outright desire to continue to remain in the market? I know that's kinda of a wonky ownership consideration on here, since most people just look at performance numbers as the end all be all for their recreational ownership, but I find it a rather critical consideration when it comes to "forever airplanes".

    I'm just trying to understand the calculus and/or how the PMA sole source businesses operating motivation/incentive works in the first place. Hard to place that much continued airworthiness capital, hell outright fiat imo, on an airframe support proposition that could get mothballed overnight and whose OEM has long abandoned. Genuinely interested in the topic.
     
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    Easier just to call one of the gurus if you have any problems/questions. They have always been helpful and answered any question I have had.
     
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    In the process. Italian food now.
     
  23. mkosmo

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    So it won't be the diner anymore? That's unfortunate. Are they renting the location out or something?
     
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    Same place, same owners.. Had to make some changes because they never made money before is the reason it shut down. Just a different menu.
     
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    TrueFlight still holds the manufacturing rights to the Tiger - talk is/has been of new airframes in the future. I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    FIFY
     
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    Fly it like you STOL it ♦
    That is a sweet looking plane.
     
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    But what will you do without the red handle? :eek:
     
  29. 1RTK1

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    Now that's a little harsh, don't you think?
     
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    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Facts hurt frequently.
     
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    Ditch It Eventually??
     
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    I have no ideas what 10 years down the road looks like. All I know is there seems to be pretty good support for these planes. I had good support for my Tiger, but forever is a long time.
     
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    Probably should have put one of those emojies at the end....
     
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    Yeah. Humor is tough to do on the interwebz. :eek:
     
  36. Pilawt

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    "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."

    -- Last words of actor Edmund Kean, 1787-1833
     
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    I read it as:

    "But what will you do without the red handle?"
    "DIE"
    "Now that's a little harsh, don't you think?"
    "No, YOU....die, because that is the millionth time that damn joke has been trotted out."

    :);)
     
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    6PC: Do you expect me to pull the red handle?
    1RTK1: No, Mr 6PC, I expect you to die!

    :lol:
     
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    RED handle,,,,, We don't need no stinking RED handle, We fly Grummans!!!!!
     
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