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Old 03-04-2009, 10:46 AM   #7546
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Got one out in our hangar.

I want to fly it badly.
Damn. MU-2.

Back when I was flying, I wanted one of these old Rockwells:



Actually, if it had wings and an engine I wanted it, but you know what I mean. There was an old 500 or 520 that sat for a long time at our local FBO, and I used to scheme and scheme to find a way to snag it. As usual, purchase price wasn't the issue...it was the "what's next" that was adding the dollars to the project.

anyway...remember Bob Hoover in the Shrike?

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Old 03-04-2009, 11:21 AM   #7547
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Damn. MU-2.

Back when I was flying, I wanted one of these old Rockwells:



Actually, if it had wings and an engine I wanted it, but you know what I mean. There was an old 500 or 520 that sat for a long time at our local FBO, and I used to scheme and scheme to find a way to snag it. As usual, purchase price wasn't the issue...it was the "what's next" that was adding the dollars to the project.

anyway...remember Bob Hoover in the Shrike?

Someone posted this one here somewhere a while back.


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Old 03-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #7548
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He still around?
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:44 AM   #7549
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He still around?
Wiki doesn't mention him dying, so he must still be alive. The guy is larger than life.

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He was later assigned to the Spitfire-equipped 52nd Fighter group in Sicily.[4] After 58 successful missions, on the 59th his malfunctioning Mark V Spitfire was shot down by a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 off the coast of Southern France in 1944 and he was taken prisoner.[5] He spent 16 months at the German prison campStalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany.[6]
He managed to escape from the prison camp, stole an Fw 190, and flew to safety in the Netherlands.[7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hoover


How many prisoners escaped, stole fighters, and flew to safety?
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:52 AM   #7550
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I read that. I just remember hearing of his passing.

And yes escaping and stealing a plane is pretty wild.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:42 PM   #7551
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Thats a nice 206 you got there with the Robertson STOL.

I confirm function of the mixture control during runup by pulling it briefly until the motor just starts to die. After a long warm up taxi to my takeoff area I think it also helps to clear the plugs of any carbon buildup during extended low rpm, rich mixture operation. Taxi at 1,000 rpm unless the prop is picking up water. This proceedure is taught at the flight schools around here.

Interesting. We just lean it till is starts to die a minute or so after start up and richen it till it runs and taxie there. If your lean enough you can't do the run up so no wories about not being full rich for take off. We taxi at 900 and can go as low as 500 on one mag when we have to go really slow. Your 185looks pretty classey too.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:56 PM   #7552
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Actually, if it had wings and an engine I wanted it, but you know what I mean. There was an old 500 or 520 that sat for a long time at our local FBO, and I used to scheme and scheme to find a way to snag it.


(outside our hanger)

It's right there...... All alone....... Calling me......... There's no one around............... The gate is open.










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Old 03-04-2009, 07:02 PM   #7553
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(outside our hanger)

It's right there...... All alone....... Calling me......... There's no one around............... The gate is open.










Beech 18?
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:02 PM   #7554
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This one has been mentioned here before, but I'm not sure about the variant. Thought it would be a nice shiny post, anyway;

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:08 PM   #7555
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This one has been mentioned here before, but I'm not sure about the variant. Thought it would be a nice shiny post, anyway;

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:17 PM   #7556
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Indeed! I like the hybrid aspect of it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:21 PM   #7557
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Beech 18?
Yup.

We've actually got two (appear to be the same models). I think they rolled the other one around to the front of the hangar, it was parked next to that one yesterday.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #7558
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:49 PM   #7559
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