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    Did you ever hear back from the guy who was...

    Did you ever hear back from the guy who was advertising the retractable gear PL-2 on airplanemart?

    This is a fairly comprehensive flight test article on the PL-2 published in the February, 2003...
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    Very old post? January 17, 2020 was a week ago....

    Very old post? January 17, 2020 was a week ago. :confused:
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    Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down...

    Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner | Associated Press
  4. Thanks, Thomas; it's powered by a Continental...

    Thanks, Thomas; it's powered by a Continental O-200-A. Forty years ago I owned a C-150 with an O-200, and then an O-300 powered C-172, and am partial to these small displacement Continentals.
  5. Thomas, she might look into low rent co-op...

    Thomas, she might look into low rent co-op housing for UCSB students.

    Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative

    Good luck.
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    Did you click on the "Link" icon in the Quick...

    Did you click on the "Link" icon in the Quick Reply toolbar?
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    My CH601XL-B at Sedona (SEZ) over Veterans Day...

    My CH601XL-B at Sedona (SEZ) over Veterans Day weekend last month. Photos by Jack Fleetwood.

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    Cool story, Bill. The reviews have been very...

    Cool story, Bill. The reviews have been very good, and I plan on seeing it soon. I'm a year older than you (I'm 77) and remember Henry Ford II getting his undies in a bunch because Enzo wouldn't...
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    Bill, since the prop is wood, I wouldn't think...

    Bill, since the prop is wood, I wouldn't think the engine suffered any damage.

    Check out this article on pipercubforum.com.

    https://www.pipercubforum.com/woodprop.htm
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    Sobering, for sure. I think they must have...

    Sobering, for sure.

    I think they must have used a speech to text converter to create the subtitles. Some of the errors are really funny.
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    Denny Fitch was the deadheading captain (and...

    Denny Fitch was the deadheading captain (and check pilot) who handled the throttles. There's a great interview with him on YouTube. It's long (55 minutes), but really worth watching if you have the...
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    Thanks for the pirep, Randy. Did you see the...

    Thanks for the pirep, Randy. Did you see the Texas Aircraft Colt, and if so, what do you think?
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    I spoke with Sebastien Heintz at Doug Dugger's...

    I spoke with Sebastien Heintz at Doug Dugger's retirement party from Quality Sport Planes (Cloverdale, CA) in June, and he said bringing the SAM to market is on the back burner for now because of...
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    Captain Haynes was a true hero and a heckuva nice...

    Captain Haynes was a true hero and a heckuva nice guy. One of my friends and a neighbor, Arnie Jackson (gone west) was a retired UAL DC-10 captain who flew with Al Haynes several times, and I met the...
  15. Thread: Bingelis books

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    Aircraft Spruce & Specialty sells Tony's books. ...

    Aircraft Spruce & Specialty sells Tony's books.

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/bv/books_bingelis.html
  16. Thread: Zenith CH 640?

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    Those are all good questions, but I'm sorry I...

    Those are all good questions, but I'm sorry I don't have any answers. I think your best bet would be to give the U.S. factory in Mexico, Missouri a call (573-581-9000) and get the answers from the...
  17. Thread: Zenith CH 640?

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    The CH640 front seat cabin width is 46 inches. It...

    The CH640 front seat cabin width is 46 inches. It compares quite favorably with C172s and PA-28s. The Warrior is 41.5 inches.

    CH640 Comparison Chart
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    For the average size American adult, the CH640 is...

    For the average size American adult, the CH640 is more like a 2+2 than a true four place. Even with the lowered floor and extended rear seat options, there won't be much legroom for back seat...
  19. Thread: Kit advice

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    The Zenith CH650 light sport is configurable as a...

    The Zenith CH650 light sport is configurable as a taildragger and the new canopy has plenty of headroom.

    Zenith CH650 Zodiac


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaAhXOa9q0o
  20. Thread: Zodiac 601xl-b

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    Late to the party, but I've owned my 2008 AMD...

    Late to the party, but I've owned my 2008 AMD built 601XLi-B Zodiac SLSA since mid-2016 and absolutely love the way it flies; it handles like a Mazda Miata compared to my C-172 which handled like a...
  21. Thread: Jack Pelton

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    I ran into him (literally) in 2015 at an AOPA...

    I ran into him (literally) in 2015 at an AOPA fly-in in Salinas, CA. He was wandering around by himself, and I spent maybe five minutes talking to him about 3rd class medical reform (this was before...
  22. If you're thinking about a CH640, you might also...

    If you're thinking about a CH640, you might also consider a used AMD CH2000 Alarus. The Alarus is a factory built Part 23 certified 2-place airplane.

    The CH640, though advertised as a four place...
  23. Kent, email has been sent. Here's a brief English...

    Kent, email has been sent. Here's a brief English translation of the June 3, 2016 accident summary. The pilot deployed the airframe ballistic parachute and was not injured. The prototype sustained...
  24. There is an updated 13 page article published in...

    There is an updated 13 page article published in Journal of Aerospace Engineering in 2018.

    PM me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di9IkdY7fvs
  25. I found this 2012 Czech Republic paper very...

    I found this 2012 Czech Republic paper very interesting (English language 6 page pdf file).
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