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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Lawson Laslo, Mar 18, 2021.
Those Rockwell Commanders are great looking airplanes.
And they have trailing link landing gear!
I thought about that after I posted. Very cool.
Do my eyes deceive me or are those the STC custom stall strips on three sides? Nice upgrade.
Thanks to the Ercoupe
Well, that and Bleriot.
So I'm a wee bit late to the thread here, but here's my "fleet". I say that because I have 1 and 1/4 airplanes...
This one is all mine; an RV-8 built from a quickbuild kit. First flight was Nov 2006 and and currently have 1800+ hours in it. Panel was new last year; love the new Garmin stuff, it's sweeeet!
And here's my 1/4. Yep, I only have a quarter share on this pig, and that's plenty! No way I'd own a T-28 on my own... it's a T-28F Fennec. An ex-Air Force T-28A trainer converted by the French Air Force to be a ground attack fighter for the French/Algerian War. A really nice flying ship, but with an R-1820 bolted on up front, it's thirsty, so I don't fly it that often.
And since we did some formation pics, you guys gotta judge the belly. It's a wee bit nasty, but hey, R-1820s are drippy!!
A couple of my old birds. Pitts model 12 and a 540 Eagle.
It's actually a GDU 376. I use it to drive the autopilot and I supplement it with Foreflight on longer flights.
I wish it were possible to give a thumbs to to all of them. I haven't decided on the laundry basket yet.
1979 Piper Dakota..We bought her in 2017. Our favorite trip so far was from Ft. Lauderdale to Charlotte non-stop. Love this bird.
This shot makes it look faster than it really is... Needs paint, but on the other hand it flies well, is nicely IFR equipped,, and I don't owe any money on it.
My 1995 Commander 114B. Have owned her about three years. Factory overhauled Lycoming IO-540 (80 hours so far) and upgraded Garmin panel. 2075 TTSN and the paint and interior are original from the factory.
That's a good lookin' aeroplane.
Nice plane. On thing I noticed:
Cleanest hangar I've seen in 40+ years.
I assume I am the only one who sees this thread and reads "Plane!" as "Panel"...
untied, as one
Current Ride, she is a good one. I am going to keep her for a while!
Me three. Though sometimes I read it as, "Planel".
The Ercoupe would look so badass if that gear retracted... a mini-WW2 bomber.
What do you mean "if"?
That Dynon panel looks Really Nice! Do you suppose you could show it off at the Fly-In we are planning at Ramona? San Diego county will be really nice at that time and there are wineries in the area if you want to turn it into a weekend getaway.
Here's a link to the site that we created for the event - http://BeechFlyIn.com This has all the details.
I’ve seen your post on BeechTalk - I had some other plans for this day, but I may be able to make it work. San Diego County is nice all year round, that’s why I live here (I’m based at KCRQ).
BTW my panel was done in Ramona
When is this Ramona fly-in planned? I went last year in 2019 in the Grumman but I want to take the Comanche this year.
Is that real or photoshopped?
Wow - Cool to hear your at CRQ. Great
The Ramona Fly-In is scheduled for Saturday, May1st.
Please go to this web site to get the details. http://beechflyin.com
We are asking people to register via the web site so that we can keep track of how many people are coming also how many and what types of airplanes. The airport management and the control tower management are being super supportive by planning to provide additional staffing if need be and by setting aside aircraft parking space. We just need to be able to tell them how many people are coming - hence the need for people to book on the web site. We also need a solid headcount so that we can buy food and drink for everyone.
My 1947 Cessna 140.
I’ve redone the entire interior doing almost all of it myself including sewing the seats. It has the C85 Stroker in her, I’ve added VGs to her, I’ve lightened her about 50lbs, and recently added adsb In and out with an Apereao Stratus ESG transponder and the dandy little stratus 3I for in- perfect for a plane that will never have panel driven anything.
I fly her about 125 hours a year
we live in Michigan and she’s taken me to Johnson Creek Idaho twice, we’ve ski flown around home now and we just got back from Florida in her. I don’t want my engine to corrode
Johnson Creek in a Cessna 140?? Holy crap... I'm impressed!
I love the art-deco panel. Beautiful little plane!
they are very capable if respected, I was off the ground by the windsock... just gotta be light and in and out early...
I found in the high DA she’s flies fine as long as one forgets the idea of “rotate” ya get in ground effect and hang there for a bit and she did just dandy
she certainly is a one man plane there...
I only read it that way. And this thread is giving me a serious case of planel envy.
All you folks have got some sweet rides. I am wondering if 2 planes is anywhere near enough for any self respecting pilot, LOL. Might have to start emulating @pigpenracing and try for "one of everything" All those Cessna 140 pics on this thread, in particular, have me salivating.
@Huckster79 only a 3400’ grass strip? Wow some fling to take off at that altitude in C140. Nice.
According to Wikipedia, they built ONE with retractable gear. I think they should have built more as it looks really cool.
thank you! I just google earthed it, I was airborne at about 1300’ right around the windsock. Just gotta be smart and leave early in the day, use ground effect to get off the ground ASAP like a soft field and use another chunk of runway to build some speed, don’t freak that you aren’t climbing fast n keep pulling back- nice and easy and she’ll get there, have the patience to fly down to yellow pine circle around and head back out....
Handling Wyoming with the crazy strong thermals i found more difficult that J Creek itself, they really knock the old gal around. The mountain peaks tossed her around pretty good too as id cross each one. After the first couple ya quit filling your pants over each peak was like an uncoordinated power off stall, and I was no where near gross but ya could feel it in your gut before ya felt it in the airframe and the nose and right wing would drop... I’d just follow it through as if I had manipulated the controls to do that and then straighten her out.
In the two years I’ve been there she was the smallest bird Ive seen there, but I’m hoping to go again this year with no more intrepedation than any flatlander over that terrain. Just goes back to primary training: fly the airplane.