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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 01:05
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Well Chuckles and I managed to negotiate our way out of Parafield and in and out of Echuca and Essendon and a few places in between VFR in the big round engined Cessna, without racking up too many demerit points (I think!).

What happens on road trips stays on road trips (or air trips in this case), but .....................

Well, all I will say is that iPads suck and Garmin rules!

Thought you might like to see, and hear, Shakey Jake come to life. I think the guy in the Safety Officer car was about to call the firemen!

Dr

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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 02:35
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Thought you might like to see, and hear, Shakey Jake come to life.
Would love to - if I could find anything to click on!

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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 02:40
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Just watching the video is setting off the smoke alarms my house...
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 02:41
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I like that, "not quite as environmentally friendy as the new ones!"
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 14:02
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Here's the view from within the bowels of the beast!

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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 21:59
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Spoken like a Vet.
Keep those road trip videos of the Big C coming.
Seems your OAT works out a bit when you go Subsonic..
Any chance of panning the camera over the instruments in-flight occasionally, or around the cabin to get more of the feel of it?
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Old 4th Apr 2011, 00:21
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Chuck had a camera attached to his headset that has a much wider angle lens than mine. I think if he posts some of his video you will get a good look at the dash and interior of the "Big C"!

I think Chuck had about 30 min total in the big, round-engined Cessna on our arrival at Parafield, so I thought it would be fun to score his take-offs and landings.

He had take-offs pretty well nailed from early on, and across 7 landings he averaged 7 on a 1 - 10 scale with a range of 6 - 8. The 6 was his first landing at Parafield after giving the engineers that repaired the bird a ride. That was with an initial 10-12 kt left X-wind that became a quartering X-wind as he arrived on short final. The initial touchdown looked nice but the roll-out got a bit interesting. "Better him than me", thought I!

From what I hear, his landing back at Echuca after dropping me off at Essendon may have scored a 9 for a near perfect tail-low wheeler on the bitumen - in front of lots of pilots, included the other five C195 pilots that were present.

All up, some nice flying in what were at times quite difficult conditions.

Good one Chuck !

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Old 4th Apr 2011, 02:01
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YECH was a corker of a weekend.....Best event I have been to so far in Oz. AAAA

Will post some pics later of some beautiful machines.

As for landings.....well lets say that both Chuckles and myself used up all our 8 and over scores before the trip home.....between us we lowered the score average a little. I could not even manage a good one this morning after relocating from YRED to YCAB.

Maybe a weeks sleep might help.

Three of us agreed that was one of the best boys weekends in a long time!
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Old 4th Apr 2011, 03:36
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Yeah it was a great show with some awesome restorations and great flying.

The C195 is a great machine. Big comfortable...burbles along at 21/1900 at 130kts down low and maybe 136kts up higher-say around 7000'-burning around 60lt/hr...not Bonanza efficient but then with her presence who cares.

The rudder looks a little lacking in area but it's at the end of a long arm so quite effective. The CofG is further aft than most taildraggers so it's a little more twitchy than 180/185s but not horrifically so. Having said that I would have preferred my first landing in 2+ years to have been in more benign conditions

If anything I was sitting a little close to the rudder peddles and over controlling-but got her stopped safely.

I logged about 5 hrs over the course of the trip and, as Lee mentioned, the conditions were never what you would call benign, but not awful either. Just windy enough to make you have to work at it. JTM has 'soft' leaf spring gear which is a little more forgiving than the harder variety. All in all, like nearly all taildraggers, and certainly all of the larger examples of the breed, she is a challenging, and gratifying, airplane to fly. I think with another 10 hrs or so in a reasonably short time frame I would be more consistent- but that isn't going to happen until Tim and Jen leave it in SEQ for a while later in the year. It was nice to be complimented on my last landing at YECH in front of a big crowd of pilots, 6 or 8 of whom were 195 pilots, plus the public and with a nervous passenger in the back-those circumstances usually have 'fck up' written all over them

Then I hopped into the Retard Vehicle and flew it to Dubbo - rounded out a little high and dropped her in from a foot or so-I blame Jaba

I then had the great pleasure of watching Jaba fly night/IFR back to YRED...and be mesmerized by the landing lights and drive her in

We all do that from time to time-I loosened a couple of oxy masks in a 767 that way several years back

The AAAA puts on a great 'do' and I look forward to attending more-especially when I get EZU back in the air in a year or so.

When I get a chance I will throw up some vid from the 195.

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Old 4th Apr 2011, 06:26
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Here are a few to get you started.

A nice Ryan


Avro


My favourite for the weekend, in fact I think the nicest I have seen at any event and including Oshkosh, thie Stinson Reliant. This was so far ahead of the aircraft of its era and this one is now a superb piece of art thanks to over 4000 hours of restoration. I am in Love!








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Old 4th Apr 2011, 07:03
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I am in Love!
Love is in the eye of the beholder Jaba! How does it go (?)...... else ugly men/women would never get laid!

The Stinson very nicely restored aircraft but the seat of my desire was parked next door. Do you happen to have a pic?

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Hmmmmm yeah.... Nice machine that Staggering wing thing. Still not as nice as the Reliant.

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Old 4th Apr 2011, 07:58
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Nice machine that Staggering wing thing. Still not as nice as the Reliant.
Well, I guess you have always been attracted to slower aeroplanes!

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I love the Reliant for what it is..........if I want to go fast I would take the -10

Speaking of slow aeroplanes, I parked beside a nice Piper Tailed Dr Killer last night at YRED.....it must be ready for you to collect it and return to its owner.
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The worlds 2nd best 10 gets around wocky!

Bit of traffic around MIG kept the old fella busy I think
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Old 4th Apr 2011, 11:52
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That Reliant is flat out gorgeous!

The magazine on the back seat is a nice touch (Check the cover pic)

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Old 4th Apr 2011, 22:46
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Sorry Jaba, I'm with the Dr on this one... Stagawing is my pick!!
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Old 5th Apr 2011, 07:51
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Nice Classics there

The boys are working on the Brou..'te's propulsor.
Don't ask me what the clingwrap is for.



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Old 5th Apr 2011, 11:41
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That's a lovely beaver there frigatebird. 

What sort of work is being done?
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Beaver..

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