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Old 01-05-2009, 01:44 PM   #61
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I learned to fly on the CH701, if the 801 is anywhere near as good as that, its a great airplane
Yeah, I've heard they're extremely popular outside the US.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:58 PM   #62
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Piper Jet

My son worked on this development before going to work for Boeing.


Nice looking plane and I hope they sell a bunch, but who knows.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:07 PM   #63
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I rode around in a series of Canadair Regional Jets for the first time last summer. They're smooth and comfortable...I really enjoyed the flights and had fun with camera and GPS. I identified a lot of towns from above and enjoyed spotting the railroad lines.



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Old 01-05-2009, 03:27 PM   #64
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Is there a bushplane equivalent to ADVenturider?
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:57 PM   #65
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Is there a bushplane equivalent to ADVenturider?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23P7T...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAx8B...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XYFc...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLa4BikYWtc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZBcapxGHjE


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Old 01-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #66
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Is there a bushplane equivalent to ADVenturider?

As the great videos by XR650L_Dave illustrate this is the equivalent of an airborne trials bike. Wish I had me one (either a trial bike or the Super Cub with tundra wheels).
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #67
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:04 PM   #68
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That's like adventure typing.


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As the great videos by XR650L_Dave illustrate this is the equivalent of an airborne trials bike. Wish I had me one (either a trial bike or the Super Cub with tundra wheels).
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:00 PM   #69
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Here is a picture of me landing in Vancouver back in 2003. A plane spotter standing on a jetty off of the end of the runway took it and posted it online, one day I did a search with the registration and found it.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #70
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Sadly I've got few pics from my time with Willy. Yes he did wear orange toque perched at an angle on his head with his flight suit. I heard all about the stories and his scrap with Transport Canada. He owned the fuel dealership in Yellowknife and provided fuel all over the arctic for exploration. He included the delivery in the price of fuel. I guess he ran afoul of the regulators. He ran a fleet of twin Otters, a DC4 and a DC6, Single Otters, Beavers. I flew with him on the King Air after his fuel transporting days. He also flew groceries for the CO-Op stores ( I think) but I don't recall the details of that. He knew every nook and cranny of the Arctic and showed me grave sites of the Franklin Expedition and piqued my personal interest in that era of exploration. He was a good guy to work for and often said that "a Company's 2 greatest assets are it's employees and it's equipment and you have to look after both". I remember my time with him with fondness.

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I recently read an article on Willy Laserich. He started flying freight to and from native villages back in the 50's. He didn't have a commercial charter and fought with Transport Canada for a long time. He became quite a legend. Was he wearing his orange toque when you knew him?

Show your arctic flying pics when you find them.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:22 PM   #71
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Picked these up today.







This is only half though. Gotta go back and pick up the rest later this week.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:57 PM   #72
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What was it like?

I used to fly turbine Volpar Beech 18s-, 3 kinds.

1- Normal C-45 fuselage, Garret TPE-331 engines - the green & white "small beech in the pic below -



2- Short Beech, tall cabin. A taller cabin with garrets. The red & white Beech below -



3- The "Big Beech" as we used to call them. Modified C-45/Beech 18s, stretched & raised fuselage, Garrets -



All of them were fine flying machines, cruised at 200 knots indicated, and the big beech could carry 3,100 lbs or so of cargo.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:53 AM   #73
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...and a project I'll be definitely pursuing (hopefully sooner than later) will be something I'm sure Nick has drooled over...
Rotorway Exec 162F
Geek, I will be keeping up on this project Of course I will help you build it!

Only one problem I see is hover ceilings. http://www.rotorway.com/specs.html

5000' OGE
7000' IGE

Just buy a Schweizer 300c and I can use it to train
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:44 PM   #74
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I used to fly turbine Volpar Beech 18s-, 3 kinds.

1- Normal C-45 fuselage, Garret TPE-331 engines - the green & white "small beech in the pic below -



2- Short Beech, tall cabin. A taller cabin with garrets. The red & white Beech below -



3- The "Big Beech" as we used to call them. Modified C-45/Beech 18s, stretched & raised fuselage, Garrets -



All of them were fine flying machines, cruised at 200 knots indicated, and the big beech could carry 3,100 lbs or so of cargo.
Why are some of those Beech 18s tail draggers and some tricycle gear?

The only Beech 18 I had a ride in was a taildragger and had the radial engines. When I was a kid there was a Beech 18 on floats that was operated commercially off the local river.

The props are ahead of the cockpit with those long Garret engines...does that make it noisier for the pilots?
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:52 PM   #75
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All the ones I flew were tricycle gear.

here's a history of the taildragger, N231LJ - it was a hot rod -

http://avia-dejavu.net/photo%20N231LJ.htm



Last I heard it was in pieces -

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