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30th Aug 2018, 04:43
Replies: 32
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Posted By Silvaire1

Good suggestion!

Good suggestion!
29th Aug 2018, 18:15
Replies: 32
Views: 2,953
Posted By Silvaire1

The Bulldog seems a nice enough plane if you can...

The Bulldog seems a nice enough plane if you can find one with some hours left on the wing... but 110 kts cruise on 200 HP would be a factor for me.

Re the earlier mention of the Citabria. It...
29th Aug 2018, 03:35
Replies: 32
Views: 2,953
Posted By Silvaire1

Others have mentioned the Bölkow Junior, but FWIW...

Others have mentioned the Bölkow Junior, but FWIW a Monsun would fit the requirement reasonably well and offer substantially better performance for both sport flying and cross countries.
12th Aug 2018, 20:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By Silvaire1

Many Zlins are fitted with an Avia airspeed...

Many Zlins are fitted with an Avia airspeed sensitive prop, which automatically maintains constant RPM regardless of airspeed, without a cockpit propeller control.. I haven't flown one and may be...
10th Aug 2018, 23:02
Replies: 60
Views: 4,363
Posted By Silvaire1

That is amazing. I'm genuinely glad none of the...

That is amazing. I'm genuinely glad none of the controllers I deal with are faced with that game, given my base in one of world's densest packed terminal areas (and all traffic on the same altimeter...
4th Jun 2018, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Silvaire1

This gets a bit complicated... one step at a...

This gets a bit complicated... one step at a time.

A Tecnam P92 would be sold as an FAA Light Sport (LSA) aircraft in the US, not a conventionally FAA certified aircraft. LSAs are subject to...
4th Jun 2018, 14:20
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Silvaire1

Since the OP is posting from Italy, I'll assume...

Since the OP is posting from Italy, I'll assume that the intended defintion of Ultralight is the Italian defintion, which is roughly equivalent to Light Sport in the US. Answering the question on...
21st May 2018, 13:51
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By Silvaire1

British citizens need a passport to cross the...

British citizens need a passport to cross the English Channel, which is hardly indicative of a propensity for worldwide exposure. This also leads British citizens to hold passports whether they use...
20th May 2018, 22:57
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By Silvaire1

Ask somebody in Rome to name 10 US states from...

Ask somebody in Rome to name 10 US states from memory, and see how they do... I did, at a party at which I was the only non-local. Not one person there could do it. If you can, I’d say you aren’t the...
20th May 2018, 21:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By Silvaire1

Jan, do you consider yourself knowledgable about...

Jan, do you consider yourself knowledgable about Americans based on your travels in the US? When was was the last time you were in the US? Could it it be somebody else is ignorant of the world ouside...
23rd Feb 2018, 14:30
Replies: 22
Views: 3,530
Posted By Silvaire1

I read an article a while back on GA in Cuba...

I read an article a while back on GA in Cuba pre-Castro, with lots of photos. It was once a popular place for GA, and a lot of those planes were used by those who were lucky enough to escape,...
14th Dec 2017, 02:24
Replies: 16
Views: 4,372
Posted By Silvaire1

Under FAA regulations, the difference is clear. ...

Under FAA regulations, the difference is clear. An overhaul is when the engine is disassembled and reassembled, with work done in accordance with the manufacturers service instructions, including...
30th Nov 2017, 14:55
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By Silvaire1

Some similar 3-bladed MT propellers were...

Some similar 3-bladed MT propellers were certified in Germany with a restriction to 2500 rpm continuous, 2700 rpm for takeoff. Discussion with the manufacturer indicates that this was for noise...
2nd Aug 2017, 23:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,270
Posted By Silvaire1

My commentary would be that the IAA...

My commentary would be that the IAA representative is incorrect about the FAA 3rd class medical: the FAA issues it with no restrictions on validity outside of the USA, i.e. there is no chance of FAA...
8th Jun 2017, 14:56
Replies: 44
Views: 9,850
Posted By Silvaire1

There is (believe it or not) an O-360 powered...

There is (believe it or not) an O-360 powered Saab Safir for sale in the US at the moment, N91SB, asking $45K. I have no connection but came across the advert a while ago.
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22nd May 2017, 00:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By Silvaire1

Grove brakes will be more suitable for a Stinson...

Grove brakes will be more suitable for a Stinson than Matco. Robbie Grove is a pleasant and helpful fellow as well as a fantastic engineer. For an aircraft no longer operating on a C of A, I...
10th May 2017, 02:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By Silvaire1

Multi-piece pressed-together needle bearing...

Multi-piece pressed-together needle bearing crankshafts were superseded by plain bearing one piece crankshafts on four stroke motorcycles, e.g. Japanese liter displacement inline fours. Prior to...
9th May 2017, 20:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By Silvaire1

The welded up built-up crankshaft made me smile -...

The welded up built-up crankshaft made me smile - that's late 1970s to 1980s racing motorcycle technology. Often used where they were similarly getting high percentage power increases. Those types...
9th May 2017, 02:36
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Silvaire1

I'd suggest calling First Flight at Brown and...

I'd suggest calling First Flight at Brown and getting the gate code to facilitate access. They have a Champ that rents for peanuts ($65/hr wet as I remember). Alternately (or better additionally)...
12th Apr 2017, 03:39
Replies: 71
Views: 12,371
Posted By Silvaire1

What do I think of diesels? The same as I've...

What do I think of diesels? The same as I've always thought of diesels: the unrefined fuel stinks and doesn't evaporate, the particulate smoke stinks and blows directly in your face when you're...
11th Apr 2017, 04:36
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By Silvaire1

You'd didn't mention the most unique feature of...

You'd didn't mention the most unique feature of Flugplatz Jesenwang... It's an interesting place in that the runway has a road going directly across the run up area at one end, and it's a road with...
9th Mar 2017, 14:50
Replies: 48
Views: 6,259
Posted By Silvaire1

Same demonstration for a strut braced wing on an...

Same demonstration for a strut braced wing on an 800 lb empty weight plane...

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8th Feb 2017, 21:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,979
Posted By Silvaire1

Neither motor sport nor light aviation produce...

Neither motor sport nor light aviation produce much if any measureable effect on the environment, but a great deal of people enjoy one or both. The societal cost for either is irrelevant. However,...
8th Feb 2017, 02:44
Replies: 20
Views: 2,979
Posted By Silvaire1

I think 21st century handwringing about the end...

I think 21st century handwringing about the end of <insert whatever activity you like, including flying> is a symptom of society wrapping its broader mindset around the narrow concerns of the postwar...
1st Feb 2017, 14:49
Replies: 35
Views: 4,215
Posted By Silvaire1

Don't forget the Spanish and their Latin American...

Don't forget the Spanish and their Latin American legacy of effective, trustworthy government and responsible population control. That results in US citizens from L.A. and similar places scrambling...
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