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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Banjo33, Dec 23, 2014.
What the OP really needs is a LearBaron!
, My seller wanted to be cool... Found one that he wanted and didn't want to loose out on it...
Made for a great deal on a great plane for me...
You bought your twin from a guy who moved up to a Duke?
Yes, he put the 310 up for sale because he had his eye on a Duke. As a matter of fact, when he was sure that our deal was set and pre-buy scheduled, he put his deposit down on it.. He was off to Cali the day after we closed.
Doesn't seem like a real upgrade to me.
He must have REALLY wanted to look cool!
, That was my thinking, but hey, in the end I guess it was a win win...
A year after that video, the author bought another Duke. It looked really cool.
Oh, you guys are such pilots. 15 pages into a thread saying the wife wants a twin and you're still talking about airplanes...
That pretty well sums it up...
Wow! That's a nice panel!
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Does anyone remember what the OP decided to do??? Guess it's time to re-read this thread....
Still here...just re-read it as a matter of fact! Missed out on the first Twinkie, but have an offer in on another right now.
Will have to make some concessions though. Plane showed about 160 kias on 14 GPH during test flight. No tip tanks, so looking at about 5.5 hrs to dry. This will require a fuel stop for my wife's stated mission. She's not happy about that, but I'm pretty certain she wouldn't last more than 4 hours in a plane anyway.
Oh, and it needs shoulder harnesses.
I went through the same exercise and ended up with a Cessna-310K. I have found that i can pull back to trainer twin speeds on about 2-3gph more fuel than those owners admit on the internet.
Please don't take this the wrong way.
I must admit, I only have 30something hours in a Twinkie. But i could never get 160kIAS on 14gph...except in a descent. 160kTAS, sure. Certainly not Indicated. and not at 14gph.
BTW, this thread is worthless without pics of your bird.
I have about 1000 hours in twinkies. I assumed it was a typo because you are completely correct. 160 KTAS is possible on 14gph. 160KIAS is not.
NO ONE wants to sit for over 4 hours in a piston powered general aviation airplane. Seriously, anything over 3 hours at a time is making everyone uncomfortable, we all need to stretch, and of course the need for a bathroom every 3-4 hours is a reality for most people. An occasional max range, good tailwind, we can save time getting there type trip is fine, but do not buy an airplane thinking she will want to fly 5+ hours at a time.
Kind of like watching surgery! I am amazed they can put it all back together and make it work!!
There is some truth to that.
I've done a few 4+ hour legs in the Baron and have been fine, but I was the only one in the airplane. I wouldn't/couldn't do that to my family.
If we end up moving to the Beech 18, we might explore longer flights, but you can literally stand up and walk around the cabin of a Twin Beech and use the restroom if need be. That makes a huge difference.
I did 4.1 Hobbs in a C-172S KATL-KPHF and she was comfy and good for more if necessary.
Women are assembled with long range tanks.
My son and I flew our "new" Twin Comanche home today! Thanks for all of the help everyone!
I have done 6.75 hours nonstop in a C182 flying nearly the full length of Mozambique and I prefer 4 hours max. Yesterday I made a pit stop after just 45 minutes. I knew I should have paid a visit to the loo after lunch.
My CFI's wife calls the "nearest" button the "bathroom" button.
Nice, most excellent, remember the more you fly, the cheaper each hour is at the end of the year calculation. The best way to continue to justify an airplane is fly the balls off of it.
CONGRATS!!!! Have fun flying your new Magic Carpet!!!
Nice! What year?
BTW, I have never seen a dual taxi light installation. If you find a 337 for that, I would love a copy as I would like to do that to mine and having a previous 337 would make it easier to get a field approval.
Thanks Kristin, it's a '66. The logs are with the mechanic. When I go back to pick them up, I'll take a look.
That would be awesome. Did you guys join ICS or find the Airworthy Comanche forum on Delphi? Both are good sources of information about flying and maintaining your new bird. Lots of help available on finding parts, diagnosing problems, etc.
Found both, but haven't joined...yet!
Come on in, the water is fine. ICS is about $70 a year and has an older forum so there is more information stored there and they have some things on the website. Airworthy Comanches is free and is a much more active forum so response to questions is much quicker.
Enjoy it! I'm sure you will.
That's a nice looking plane congratulations!
My buddy Av I think is now president of the ICS, there's some really good information and training available through them.
Come on, just 1 picture?!
Congrats! Love when the 'what plane should I buy' threads become 'look at my new pride and joy'
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Congrats on the twin! Interior pics!
Fantastic, congratulations! Does it have any of the Miller mods?
Congrats!!! Enjoy your new time machine... I love it when a plan comes together... So one question... Is the wife happy???