Holy shjt this is ancient. How far did you need to excavate for this one?
@ThePandaPool , meme mining, it’s the newest crazy
@ThePandaPool , I used to have 1000ish uploads. Uploading them all one by one is bound to have a few old ones.
As a pilot, can confirm. I’ve never had a full engine failure but I’ve lost 20%-60% power on the runway and let me tell you, that’s not fun
@lemongrenade, I've only experienced simulated engine failures. But once I had to crank the gear down and another time there was a loud bang when I put the gear down. 2 of my softest landings ever
What aircraft were you in with a gear crank? I had a gear failure in a Piper Arrow (which was thankfully resolved by cycling the gear again) but that had a gravity gear system
@lemongrenade, Beechcraft Bonanza, the handle connects directly to the gear motor.
@Azyoulikeit, how’d you like flying the Bonanza? I was scheduled to get training in one but 3 days before I was scheduled it had a catastrophic engine failure and ripped both wings off ditching in a forest (everyone survived, the owner had 2 broken ribs)
@lemongrenade, it's a great plane, very stable, quick, comfortable and definitely feels overbuilt. It wouldn't be my first choice if all I did were local flights but it's great for trips.
I always thought that while it was really overbuilt, it was also really overpriced. I think a Piper Saratoga would be a better plane for the price
@lemongrenade, it depends on what you're looking for. I'm not up on Saratoga specs but I'm not sure the decrease in cruise speed is worth the slight increase in useful load or range. It's all about finding the best mix for what you need. If I wasn't going far and would be carrying a lot, an older Cherokee Six would be great. It's useful load is roughly half the 3400lbs gross while doing 140 kts. Of course, an article I read years ago talked about the cost of speed. It seemed to make an argument for an older 182 with auxillary long range tanks added.
@Azyoulikeit, I’ve actually been looking at older 182P models and I settled on a Bearhawk 5 kit, higher performance than a King Katmai 182 for ⅓ of the price
@lemongrenade, that looks interesting, when will the kits be ready and how long do you expect it to take to build?
@Azyoulikeit, they’re doing flight testing right now and everything looks good, with the IO-580 315hp engine they’re predicting a 1500lb empty weight and a 3000+ gross weight. They’re seeing 200-400ft takeoff rolls on the prototype. If you’re going by the 4-place quickbuild kit, it should take around 1200-1600 hours to build.
I plan on building that alongside my RV-7 kit, but it’ll be totally worth it
@lemongrenade, looks like you're doing it right, one to haul a load and one fast and fuel efficient.
@Azyoulikeit, and the RV-7 will pull +6/-4G and has a roll rate of just over 140 degrees per second
@Azyoulikeit, editing my comment on the Bearhawk real quick, they’re saying it’ll have a 1500lb empty weight and a 3000+ gross weight, sorry to mislead
@Azyoulikeit, I’m getting a 200hp IO-360 for the RV-7 so I can get 2600+ FPM climb rates haha.
Hmmm, might go with a TSIO- 360 for high altitudes, install an oxygen system. I plan on installing a BRS system on both planes
@lemongrenade, impressive climb rate. Made me wonder what our mechanic Whitman Tailwind will do when he's done. He's putting an IO-360 in it and it's gross is under 1300lbs. But then again, he's a little nuts. Turbocharging is interesting if you plan on going far and high often. If not, it might be worth checking with Tornado Alley about turbo normalizing.
@Azyoulikeit, I plan to turbo normalize both the RV-7 and the Bearhawk
I mean, it’s not wrong
Super dad joke
When are they gonna produce electric planes and hybrid planes ?