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Offline Sleek-Jet

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2006, 11:40:37 PM »
The flaps in a Tri-Pacer are actuated by a simple cable system, that pulls them down.  They are held up by airpressure and a spring while the airplane is in the air.  While it's on the ground, it's just the spring.  When the airplane is parked down wind, the flaps can get pushed down by a good stiff breeze, then of course will slam back up when the breeze quits.  The best solution is to put an external control lock on each wing.  The poor boy way is to leave the flaps in the full down postition, and try to park into the wind.

Oh yeah, there is no control lock on the airplane either.  Most people tie the yoke down with one of the seat-belts.  ;D  |:)\
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2006, 06:18:05 PM »
Frank, the flaps on Tri Pacer are just spring loaded in the "up" position.

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2006, 12:43:20 AM »
Get ready, the list will shock you with its immense capacity...

 1. Cessna 172K

and that's pretty much it. Shocking, isn't it? ;D Well, I did ride in a helicopter at the county fair, but I don't remember what kind of craft it was. Hopefully I'll be able to come back someday soon and expand on this list some. Stay 'tuned for that day!
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Offline fliboye

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2006, 05:41:15 PM »
The List is Long and Distiguished ( what movie was this??)

150/152/172/182/206/210
cherokee 161/ arrow
aztec apache seminole
402/414/421/404
mu-2
caravan
Metroliner
lear jets

I think thats all of them if I remember more I will add its gets hazy looking back;
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2006, 12:45:32 AM »
I haven't added my rotor list yet:

Robinson:
R22 (the "Alpha", "Beta", and "Beta II" which we lovingly called "Master-Beta")
R44 (with and without hydraulics)

Schweizer/Hughes:
TH-55
H-300C and CB (and 269 and whatever else they are called now)
H-500C and E

Bell:
OH-58
B-206B, B2, and B3
B-206L, L1, L3, and L4
B-407

Eurocopter:
AS-350 B, BA, B2, and B3
AS-355 F1, F2
EC-120

Augusta:
A109 MkII and Power

 


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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2006, 03:38:23 AM »
Hey Mike, I didn't know there was many helicopter models--- :D
I'm impressed!

Guys, I think we got us another freightdog----FLIBOYE has Mootoo, Caravan, and Metro time! 

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2006, 04:04:32 AM »
freight dogs are cool . . . ;D

I hope he'll share some stories.


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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2006, 03:46:20 PM »
Freightdogs (one word) always have great stories but whenever we start to relate them, people get that "OH, BS" look on their faces! ::)


Kinda like the look people get when we start telling fire stories----I'm sure you know what I mean Mike.    These are two segments of aviation that most folks never get to see and that makes it hard for them to visualize some of the 'interesting' scenarios. ;)

Fliboye, come on down and tell us about yourself. |:)\

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2006, 08:39:29 PM »
Most people don't get to see ANY segment of aviation, except the passenger seats of commercial airliners!
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2006, 03:30:24 AM »
Most people don't get to see ANY segment of aviation, except the passenger seats of commercial airliners!

Well said.
If I had a dollar for every time I started to explain something about my job and then gave up half way inbetween with an "you had to be there, I guess"....
I'd have a lot of dollars... ;)


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Offline piet03

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2006, 07:47:21 PM »
Uhm...
C 150,152,172,182,177 Grumman AA-1B,AA-5, Piper 140,180, Paro ,Stinson Reliant, Mousekateer ,Th 55, Oh 58, Ah-1 Oh and a Pietenpol

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2006, 03:24:03 AM »
STINSON RELIANT?---PIETENPOL?  HEY, those are neat airplanes! |:)\   What engine was in the Pietenpol???   OH, and what's a "PARO"?

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2006, 03:47:47 AM »
what in the world is a PIETENPOL? (how do you even pronounce that?)
I'd like to see that. Any pictures?


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Offline piet03

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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2006, 12:53:11 PM »
The reliant was fun but it flies like a Mack truck. Worth it when you taxi in though. Paro= piperArrow .  Pietenpol (pete en pole) a great little plane, single engine tail draggin ragwing one wing up on struts (parasol)The first plans built on the market. As I recall the one I flew had an old Franklin.
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Re: What have you flown so far?
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2006, 12:58:39 PM »
PARO   a T- tailed piper arrow or something the earth repulses because it is not really an arrow due to the tail being out of the propwash, and  it wont fly till------------------------------ its darn well ready :P
pietpol uh idunno something the green giant and sprout made up???


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