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deadstick

Well-Known Member
Holy crap! I saw an Archer II advertised as Cat 2 certified and thought the owner went crazy at the avionics shop.
 

BigZ

Well-Known Member
Had to use my wife’s blanket to help keep me from dying today, but added a GFC500 Autopilot to my 180:
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Holy balls is was cold. -20 c. But she’s back in my hangar again.
Looking sharp!

PS Stuck in FL since 14th. Highly recommend, would definitely do it again.
PPS We are up to three airplanes here now, thinking about opening up a part 134 3/4 charter shop.
 

killbilly

Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens
Had to use my wife’s blanket to help keep me from dying today, but added a GFC500 Autopilot to my 180:
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Holy balls is was cold. -20 c. But she’s back in my hangar again.
Love that switchgear. I'm sorely tempted to do those, use straight switches for the mags and go to pushbutton start. It's just money after all....
 

fholbert

Mod's - Please don't edit my posts!
do airplane wheels get balanced?
GA? I’ve never seen a reason to balance and I stall at a higher speed than most SE aircraft. I’m on my 4th set of mains in 16 years, same airframe.

Thinking about it… (Mr. Science hat on) Aircraft tires self balance, kind of. You always land on the heavy part of the tire because it rotates to the bottom when the gear is down, scuffing off rubber. The heavy side of the tire always wears out first.
 

NovemberEcho

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GA? I’ve never seen a reason to balance and I stall at a higher speed than most SE aircraft. I’m on my 4th set of mains in 16 years, same airframe.

Thinking about it… (Mr. Science hat on) Aircraft tires self balance, kind of. You always land on the heavy part of the tire because it rotates to the bottom when the gear is down, scuffing off rubber. The heavy side of the tire always wears out first.
i was asking cause the reason for putting the dot lined up with the valve stem, at least on cars, is for making it easier to balance
 

killbilly

Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens
do airplane wheels get balanced?
Yes on GA airplanes. Especially in the EAB community, a balanced wheel is the difference between a gear shimmy and not-gear-shimmy. I had the front wheel balanced and new bearings done on my nosewheel (because I am not cool enough to own a taildragger) and it made a HUGE difference.
 
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