Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions
Reload this Page >

The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk I

The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions The place for students, instructors and charter guys in Oz, NZ and the rest of Oceania.

The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk I

Old 15th Dec 2009, 03:26
  #6161 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Sydney
Age: 60
Posts: 1,542
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Nice vid Jaba!
You mean "RVa"
Dick VanG is a nice guy, comes out here gliding most summers.
I can see myself in an RV8 [t] from YRED one day when the 330 flying is over.
Tankengine is offline  
Old 15th Dec 2009, 03:55
  #6162 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: in the classroom of life
Age: 55
Posts: 6,864
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
There is a nice RV7 at YRED.... Cathay (I think) 747 pilot, cant help himself when he is there to go flog around the training area doing aero's!

Another VB guy I know here is chomping at the bit for an RV8.

Too much fun in a box those things!
Jabawocky is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2009, 06:01
  #6163 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: australia
Age: 31
Posts: 125
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cessna 172 Skyhawk at Warnervale over the weekend!

LambOfGod is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2009, 09:52
  #6164 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Godzone
Posts: 391
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
sound lovely them O300's do......
toolowtoofast is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2009, 12:53
  #6165 (permalink)  

Grandpa Aerotart
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SWP
Posts: 4,583
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
The early model 172s, and especially 182s, with the fast back and sloped vertical stab are my favorites - great looking aircraft that perform - well the 182 anyway.
Chimbu chuckles is offline  
Old 17th Dec 2009, 23:43
  #6166 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: australia
Age: 31
Posts: 125
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Do you know what year this 172 would be and any info about this aircraft?

Don't hesitate to click the image and go to my Flikr photostream!
LambOfGod is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2009, 04:09
  #6167 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Arsetrailer
Posts: 286
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
1960 model 172B,
The straight tail models flew very nice as well, I think mostly from simply being a lighter aircraft.
Later models with all the extra junk up front can handle like watermelon trucks by comparison.
Fred Gassit is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2009, 05:18
  #6168 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Qld troppo
Posts: 3,498
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
I think you are being unkind to a stalwart of GA!

I have quite a bit of time in various models of the C172 from the earliest to the latest and can't say I have been disappointed with any of them. They are exactly what you would expect them to be - no more, no less. There are good reasons why they have outsold all other GA aircraft.

The ealiest I have flown was a 1959 model purchased new and delivered to Oz in 1960. My recollection is that it cost ......... 6,000 Australian pounds!

Dr
ForkTailedDrKiller is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2009, 11:25
  #6169 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Age: 74
Posts: 1,381
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
G'day Doc
My old 150 was, I believe was one of 6 bought into the country at the same time. I am told that the going price at the time was $5000 or there abouts. Call sign was/is VH-DFB.
Cheers.
These days a " Dash 7"
Arnold E is offline  
Old 18th Dec 2009, 12:08
  #6170 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Arsetrailer
Posts: 286
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Gee I thought I was being gentle..
I've certainly flown worse than the ol' 172 but I stand by my comment.
Incidently I thought the old square wing pipers were a little more honest than the later tapered ones as well, making them easy can make them bland too.
Fred Gassit is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2009, 09:01
  #6171 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: oregon
Age: 38
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
yeah man that 185 sounds sick
robofos is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2009, 09:40
  #6172 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Under a wing
Age: 61
Posts: 728
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
hey Robofos,
I hope you mean that in the "fully sick" sense.

86" 3 blade prop does the trick.
185skywagon is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2009, 10:02
  #6173 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Qld troppo
Posts: 3,498
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
86" 3 blade prop does the trick
88" two blade does it even better!

Dr
ForkTailedDrKiller is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2009, 20:16
  #6174 (permalink)  
Silly Old Git
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: saiba spes
Posts: 3,726
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Things to do to a 172C

tinpis is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2009, 20:47
  #6175 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Pacific
Posts: 862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yep, looks like a constant speed prop with a 180 or 210 h.p. motor too.. Even a Twin Commanche 160 h.p. motor (as seen in an RV) would be a good unit. Used to fly a straight tailed straight backed old 182 that would have made a great convert to tailwheel. Grand old ship..

Last edited by frigatebird; 21st Dec 2009 at 20:57.
frigatebird is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2009, 00:55
  #6176 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: australia
Age: 31
Posts: 125
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Awesome convert.. Would there be much improvement over fuel economy? And would this cost millions to get airworthy?..
LambOfGod is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2009, 01:13
  #6177 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 760
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wild guess maybe $20K for conversion to tailwheel, $40K for a 360, close to $20K these days for the bigger engine STC which includes prop (Fixed pitch)and mount and the rest of the gear required. First of all you have to have a decent old 172 which minimum would be $30K. After all that you could nearly get a resonable 180 whith a bit of time to run flying and not having to do all that work.
The advantage is a 172 with a fixed pitch 360 would cruise about 120kts and burn around 40 L an hour.

Last edited by Super Cecil; 22nd Dec 2009 at 01:14. Reason: Not enough K's
Super Cecil is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2009, 03:34
  #6178 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: AMONGST BRIGALOW SUCKERS
Posts: 330
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Originally Posted by 185skywagon
hey Robofos,
I hope you mean that in the "fully sick" sense.

86" 3 blade prop does the trick.
I think he was talking about your passengers
BEACH KING is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2009, 11:49
  #6179 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Qld troppo
Posts: 3,498
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
OK, this one will test out who gets around a bit!

Where is?



I last landed here in 1974 - in a Bonanza V35 no less!

How spooky is that?

Dr

Last edited by ForkTailedDrKiller; 22nd Dec 2009 at 12:08.
ForkTailedDrKiller is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2009, 11:54
  #6180 (permalink)  
ABX
AustralianMade
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Out in the weather!
Age: 54
Posts: 917
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Your video is set to 'private' Doc. What have you got in there?

ABX
ABX is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.