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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
I fell asleep on the couch waitin for the clean-up.
Morn'n dudes. At the risk of being severely chastised for putting plane pictures on the motorcycle web site I wanted to post a few I ran across during my moving deal. Long story short my first plane was a Mooney 205 which comes stock with a 4 cyl two blade prop and is kind of like driving a corvette as say compared to a Beach Bonanza etc. Anyway I put a six cylinder IO550 in it with 300 hp and a three blade prop. Hocheee Momma. It would cruise at 177 knots. Anyway my oldest Grandson really liked to fly with Grandpa. Here are a few shots of that. The really neat thing about this is that he is now in college at OSU studying Aeronautical Engineering and is going for his first solo flight today. Getting his pilots license as part of his schooling. All very cool in Grandpa's opinion of course. Hope you don't mind my sharing this with you. Have a good one.
Good stuff Mike. That's quite a hop-up to the Mooney. Really brings home the fact that I learned to fly in a '49 Ercoupe.
I miss the days when I was flying...it was fun..but I have moved on...but I do miss it
Great pictures Mike.
I had never known that you could STC that much engine into a Money like yours. What a great plane it must have been.
You do like to go fast don't ya? Bawahahaha
I'm still a still a Comanche guy but Dad had a 69 Exec. for a while and when my neck could stand the bend I would fly it. I loved the mechanical gear.
Jay, I was around 'copes' a lot but never go to fly one. Always did think they were cool.
Nice Mooney. Got any pics of the stearman in the background.
I hate flying. Every time I did it (during my career) they made me jump out of the damn plane. Now every time I fly I look for the static wire when I come through the door, go figure...
Kinda like the chopper pilot in Nam who's idea of a landing was 20 feet off the deck. :eek1
"Just jump boys, you'll be ok."
This was an airfield in Boardman, OH (Youngstown) and they restored them at this airfield along with the Beech Staggerwings. They had some really cool old planes and made them look brand new. Loved that kind of thing.
Good stuff for sure.
Years ago when I got my tailwheel endorsment Their was an older pilot that had a Stearman. After I soloed the J3 he took me for a ride in it. He let me fly it for most of an hour. One of my favorite memory's
Hmm, maybe it was caused by what I had, I thought it was the drugs. I was feeling hot all last night.
They won't but my problem is every time I get a virus my nose gets stopped up and won't go away till I finally wind up with a sinus infection from the bacteria growing in the mucous. The steroid shot I got really shrinks those sinuses but you can only get one a max of every six months. Also cures all my aches and pains all over, but it runs down you immune system so you can't take those things much.
All those stomach acid reducers are h2 histamine blockers, claritin and the like are h1. Just learned all about that recently from the medic on the oil rig I hang out on.
Nice plane there 10cup. That is a bunch of motor you put in that thing. I would of thought you would of put a 250 in it.
Thanks Elvis, good idea on the 250
Here is the last plane I had, a 1995 Beech A36 Bonanza. Little slower than the Mooney but way comfortable. Air conditioned too.
Ok, I'm done with the plane stuff. Sorry for the hijack.
On a more depressing note, I turned 67 today.....ugh....
Cool plane pics and history there 10cup.
67 wow, thats nearly as old as.... ( thinking of old things...) GUS!
Happy Birthday Mike!
Happy birthday Mike, I hope I can make it there someday.
I will be sure and post some helicopter shots soon just to bring back the threads man cred.
I almost ready to go back to work and fly again, almost.
Happy B-Day Mike!