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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by JB, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Jun 23, 2022 at 11:05 AM
    coopnugz

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    Anyone ever flown a Grumman AA-5 tiger/traveler??

    Got checked out in one last night and I must say for a cat A single it’s a dream to fly. No rivets used in construction (skin bonded to frame) so no surprise it’s quite a slippery little airplane!

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  2. Jun 23, 2022 at 11:07 AM
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    Also nice that it doesn’t drop out of the sky during the flair like every Hershey bar-winged Cherokee I’ve flown
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2022 at 8:43 PM
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    And you can open the canopy in flight. We did it...and I'm not bullshitting everyone, we jumped it. Climbing out was very slow and careful. One foot on the step, and careful not to hit the horiz stab. I never got to fly one, but there was 3 of them at my home airport. Great visibility too. Did my private ticket in a 150, and then finished it in a Piper Tomahawk. We called them "hatchets"...they had great vis too. My instructor spun one, and it scared the shit out of him. Said he'd never seen a tail boom flex like that. Two months later, they issued an AD about tails coming off of them, and they installed a bulkhead in fuse near the tail. It was actually a very comfortable airplane. Had a lot more room than a 150. Ah the good old days! I'm thinking of starting a bucket list here of all the airplanes we wanted to fly but didn't get the chance.
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2022 at 9:59 PM
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    Coming back from Georgetown to Houston and on 71 I was passing the Smithville airport and I saw this guy. It's a S-61N. The parking lot was empty except about 4 cars. Plus it was about 105+. No people, no fence but they had staked signs every 25'.
    Here is a Wiki: Sikorsky S-61 - Wikipedia
    Looked him up: Aircraft Inquiry (faa.gov)

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  5. Jun 23, 2022 at 10:14 PM
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    Damn I miss that shit. :(

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    Chow time.
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  6. Jun 24, 2022 at 8:25 AM
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    Have a few hours in that airframe. Most of my time was in the SH-3D, but I also flew the G and H variants in the RAG. Only a couple years in the H-3 before I transitioned into the SH-60B. Always felt safe in Sikorsky aircraft.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2022 at 8:52 AM
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    Sikorsky for the win! A lot of Crew time in the CH-53 Sea Stallions (A & D models). I've a lot of pax time in the CH-34 Sea Horse. And just a little pax time in the UH-1B Huey & CH-46 Sea Knight.
    I liked the Sikorski birds.
     
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  8. Jun 24, 2022 at 8:47 PM
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    I was just thinking, it resembles an RV-10.
     
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  9. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:41 AM
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    I keep thinking about building an aircraft, and keep going back to Vans. If I lived closer to an airport, probably would be working on an RV-8.
     
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    Can you give a few more deets about the CH-46? I ask whenever I see it mentioned.

    My godfather was a Major in the USMC serving with the Purple Foxes and went down in one in ‘69.
     
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  11. Jun 25, 2022 at 7:32 AM
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    Friend of mine is building an RV-8 in his garage I believe starting with the empennage. Sounds like the kits are well set up to build modular-style so you don’t technically need enough space at home to assemble the whole airframe. I’m guessing my buddy’s plan is to trailer all the pieces to the field when they’re ready and plug it all together like a glider..?

    I was surprised when he put his deposit down on the kit, as he still has yet to finish his PPL. Not worried about his craftsmanship though, he is about as meticulous as they come!
     
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  13. Jun 25, 2022 at 11:30 AM
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    About 10 years ago, I was getting ready to start an RV-8. I went to the RV builders class, and it was a lot of fun. I bought all the tools needed to get going, but my job situation changed and I was not able to pull it off. I built a section of aileron in the class, and I still have it. It came out really nice. I would encourage you to build it. People build them in very small spaces. I know a guy that built the tail and wings in his basement, and he did the fuselage in his garage. There's a guy from Australia that built a RV-4 in his living room I believe. His name is John Johansen I think. He set a bunch of records in his RV-4. IIRC, he flew it to Oshkosh from Australia using ferry tanks for range.
     
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    Great airplane. I have a few hundred hours in the Tiger. Long ago I got my instrument in the Tiger.

    It's a great compromise: good speed, fixed gear, great visibility, elevator trim is by your right hip so you can go a long time without touching the yoke, just reach down and slightly tweak it.
     
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    Friend of mine did his RV-8 tail and wings in his basement, fuselage in his garage. He knocked the tail out in about a month. I did the RV builders class, and the kits are really well done. It's all pre-drilled so you cleco it together then start riveting.
     
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    Kind of depends on what you're looking for, formatted for the average consumer or detailed for pilots? Weather.com or anything along those lines would be the way to go for local weather, and right now it is hard to beat ForeFlight as a stand alone EFB program. However, ForeFlight doesn't get into things like temperature forecasts "Today's high will be 70, tomorrow is 75, etc." ForeFlight also won't break it own for twenty minute rain showers versus four hour monsoons. Most pilots only concern with rain in terms of runway performance, or the impact it'll have on visibility.

    For just the average person looking for temperatures, winds, sky conditions, UV index, and sunrise/sunset - I'd go with What The Forecast. You can turn up, or dial down the profanity to suit your needs.
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    Plus you can slide the canopy open and feel like a real cool guy!

    One of my favorite parts of getting to log some time in a Marchetti 260 was getting to taxi back with the canopy up and show those Cessna guys who's boss. :cool:
     
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  19. Jun 27, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    There’s something satisfying about pulling off the runway and sliding the canopy right open for a fresh blast of air, and then taxiing past the other singles/trainers trapped in their sweaty cockpits. They stare in awe and inexplicably hear “Danger Zone” playing off in the distance as I eye them down with one fat arm resting on the cockpit sidewall.
     
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    Slow response. Was away from the computer all weekend.
    Not sure what I can provided to you that you couldn't find in greater detail (& better accuracy) on Boeing Vertol's home page.
    I can tell you that they were a very busy aircraft at all the bases & ships where I was serving (CH-53 for me though). They were a better choice for air-sea rescue than the -53 because the Sea Stallion's rotorwash would drown the rescuee. They made for a great ship to ship resupply bird. They were not as maneuverable nor as fast as the -53, but most likely less expensive to operate.
    HMM-364 Purple Foxes were based at / operated out of Camp Pendleton (I was just north at MCAS(H) Tustin with HMH-361 Flying Tigers). We did a lot of the same deployments and tasks and from a lot of the same ships (USS Tripoli (LPH-10) & USS Okinawa (LPH-3)).
    The CH-46 was affectionately called the Phrog because of it's appearance on the ground. It squats like a frog/toad.
     
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