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Re: Planes!

Post #16 by wingrider » Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 pm

mensor wrote:
wingrider wrote:My flight time has been limited to an old push pull double engine, and a powered paraglider.


337 Skymaster?


Yes sir!
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Re: Planes!

Post #17 by mensor » Sat May 26, 2018 1:53 pm

Sugs wrote:On my bucket list to get my pilots license one day, at least an S-LSA rating. Not sure I could ever own one, but sure would like to fly a Piper Cub style tail dragger off a grass field one day!


Light sport is a great way to go if you just wanna have fun! There are some awesome planes in that category that are light years less expensive and more fun to fly.
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Post #18 by Whiskerfish » Sat May 26, 2018 6:59 pm

Me I am a rotor head. Have a hour or 2 at the controls of a C-12 but most of my time is Military Helo's. Have flown RH-53D's, UH-1N, CH-53A's, MH-53E's and a couple home made jobbers. I am not a pilot but as a crewchief over the years I accumulated enough hours that I can get one in the air and safely back down if I need to. Most of my "Stick" time was in the Huey. Having been retired now for 13 years I do miss it.
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Post #19 by salukispeed » Sun May 27, 2018 9:44 am

I have about an hour in a Robinson R22 and and I can see it would take me some serious time to develop those skills , Like to balance a marble on a bowling ball. I respect those that can and Stick to my RC Helio.
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Post #20 by mensor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:54 pm

You rotorheads amaze me. More power to ya, but I prefer my wings bolted firmly to the airframe... not whipping around over my head. Amazing machines, but it’s definitely fixed wing for me!
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Post #21 by rcmatt007 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:38 pm

last year Beth got to go up on this plane.... My first flight at age 11 was in one just like it
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Post #22 by mensor » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:09 am

Trimotor! Super cool. One visits my airport every year and sells rides. I keep missing it
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Post #23 by Oldewing » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:47 am

EAA's Tri Motor has spend lot's of nights here at KOSU. Fueled and towed it lot's, and yep even rode on a flight...
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Post #24 by rcmatt007 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:12 am

American airlines was hopping this one around the country before it ended up in the Smithsonian. This is the one I rode in. I was seated at the second to the back window (1964 when I was 11)

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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
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Post #25 by mensor » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:23 am

Here’s a cool one for the rotorheads. Fire fighting sky crane was helping out with the wildfires here a couple weeks ago. Talk about a sweet looking naked engine.
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Post #26 by dontwantapickle » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:44 am

wingrider wrote:
mensor wrote:
wingrider wrote:My flight time has been limited to an old push pull double engine, and a powered paraglider.


337 Skymaster?


Yes sir!

Cessna Skymaster, That's a pretty cool airplane.
My boss had one for a while, I spent a good bit of time in it.
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Skymaster over the Colorado Rocky Mountains
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There's a hang glider for sale on craigslist. I actually thought about it for a minute, but alas, I came to my senses.
Now........... maybe one of those Bensen Gyrocopters :orange . remember those?
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Post #27 by Whiskerfish » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:40 am

Yea Sky Cranes looks weird but they do a job for sure. Kind of a cross between a H-3 and a H-53 but without a body. Originally designed for the Army I believe they were used to move containers and now in the civilian world they do fire fighting, construction (think big HVAC systems), and logging. I think Erickson owns most that are still in service and I believe they have the only overhaul license for them.
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Post #28 by wingrider » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:49 am

dontwantapickle wrote:
wingrider wrote:
mensor wrote:
337 Skymaster?


Yes sir!

Cessna Skymaster, That's a pretty cool airplane.
My boss had one for a while, I spent a good bit of time in it.
pictures 1645.JPG

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Skymaster over the Colorado Rocky Mountains
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There's a hang glider for sale on craigslist. I actually thought about it for a minute, but alas, I came to my senses.
Now........... maybe one of those Bensen Gyrocopters :orange . remember those?


Yes, the Skymaster I was in a fair bit was my uncles. Recall that it drank fuel pretty well. Was glad it had two engines when the front one quit mid air...
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Post #29 by Gashog » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:08 am

Didn't get to fly them, but I sure enjoyed working on them.1979-1983.
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Post #30 by mensor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:32 am

Love the F15, Gashog. That’s the plane that got me excited about flying in the first place. I wanted so bad to fly those when I was a kid... then I ended up 6’5” tall and needing glasses.

Work brings me to Ocean Reef Airpark (Key Largo, FL) today, and lucky me it’s vintage weekend! A lil Honda throw in...

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