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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by slideways, Nov 2, 2007.
When I google the tail number, though, I find this:
Apparently its a C205 which was built for only two years and was derived from the 210 although it bears much more resemblance to the 206 and 207 Stationaires. It had the 260 hp Continental IO-470 motor.
Here is my 206. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/110896.html
I searched for it on the site and the photo came up. I have no idea how it came to be photographed or who Doug Robinson is. Kind of wonder what's up. Maybe some kind of plane spotting, like train spotting was like in the 50's.
Notice the length of the flaps and that the alerons are extended as well. This is part of the Robertson kit that allow it to take off at below at 40 mph and climb like a mother! The radical leading edge palys a part as well. I've really only put it through max climb once just to see what the book stats looked like in reality. Pretty fn scary/amazing. 300 ft take off in calm wind with a clilmb over a 50 foot object at 54mph, not knots, mph. Clears the 50 ft object in 589 ft. Now that's a nose up position,but absolutely stablewith a leg of right rudder pushed in. It's a real climber but it looks pretty reckless when you do it. We put a set of GAMIs in and an instrument that reads each cylender head temp and exhost gas temp so we can lean below peak. We've been consistantly runnng at 11 gallens/hour where as befor the GAMIs we used 15 and tried to be rich of peak. We have way coller engine temps and save about fifteen or twenty dollars per hour on fuel.
We can, and have, carried 4 large adults, a 100lb golden retrevier. a zodic raft and motor, all our gear and 3 ice chests filled with food and drink for 4 days. That sucker can hold a ton in the floats which are in the perfect weight and ballance place for heavy items leaving the rest for sleeping bags, dogs, gourmet food and a boat. Try putting all that in your jessies!
nofate, you have some very nice radios in that panal, but did you really pull the mixture during the runup? What's up with that? We usually just check the mags, fuel flow and cycle the prop. Pull the the rudders up clear left and right and go, of course after Hood Tower lets us go.
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.
Why wouldn't you want to fly it well?
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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He still around?
Wiki doesn't mention him dying, so he must still be alive. The guy is larger than life.
How many prisoners escaped, stole fighters, and flew to safety?
I read that. I just remember hearing of his passing.
And yes escaping and stealing a plane is pretty wild.
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.
(outside our hanger)
It's right there...... All alone....... Calling me......... There's no one around............... The gate is open.
This one has been mentioned here before, but I'm not sure about the variant. Thought it would be a nice shiny post, anyway;
Indeed! I like the hybrid aspect of it.
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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