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by Tailwind W10
Fri May 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

Skysailor, I can't really speak to "average". In my case I sold my home in Edmonton using it to finance my new home in Westaskiwin. It happens to be in a hangar at the airport. I'd say $400K isn't far off average for a primary residence in Alberta. The one advantage in this row of hangars ...
by Tailwind W10
Wed May 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building and selling of kit aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: Building and selling of kit aircraft

I know a fellow out of Calgary that makes his living this way. He doesn't advertise because he's far too busy just by word-of-mouth. That's one reason he doesn't advertise. The other is that it's not legal to offer amateur-built aircraft on a production-line basis. Try putting an ad in a flying mag...
by Tailwind W10
Tue May 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building and selling of kit aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: Building and selling of kit aircraft

I don't know what the reg number is. Essentially the "builder" is allowed to contract out the construction as long as the "builder" is in "control" of the construction. What this means in practice is the owner of the project has to decide on all the options, avionics, e...
by Tailwind W10
Tue May 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

Thanks for the info. I have seen the setup in Wetaskiwin, noticed what appeared to be civic numbering on the various structures, and wondered if setting up a 365 day residential occupancy was possible. Six or seven years ago there was a small airfield in the greater Edmonton area (not Parkland), se...
by Tailwind W10
Mon May 04, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

What "few" are in Alberta? 3 that I know of: Twin Island Airpark near Cooking Lake. Grass runway with acreages around it. Okatoks Air Ranch. Unclear to me that there's any live-in hangars there, though certainly homes backing onto the runway. SkyPort at Wetaskiwin airport. I live in my ha...
by Tailwind W10
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?

... what is the largest (heaviest) SE turboprop that we could develop? Here's a couple of examples other than those listed already. Back when turboprops were first being developed they needed test beds http://aerofiles.com/boe-b17turbo.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/44/89/27/4489274d9df6db829bd...
by Tailwind W10
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?

digits_ you've mentioned a squaring relationship for weight, but as weight corresponds to volume (3 dimensions) rather than area, you'd be closer to reality to say the new plane would be 1,000x heavier. True, but the fuselage of a plane is mainly air (hollow), so it won't be 1000 times heavier, it'...
by Tailwind W10
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Can you scale the thrust to weight ratio of a turboprop?

nwopilot, from a layman's perspective it seems reasonable, but as has already been mentioned, it's a lot more complex than just scaling. digits_ you've mentioned a squaring relationship for weight, but as weight corresponds to volume (3 dimensions) rather than area, you'd be closer to reality to say...
by Tailwind W10
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Cozy Mk IV
Replies: 5
Views: 3777

Re: Cozy Mk IV

dumbbell daddy wrote: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:48 pm Hey thanks for the reply Gerry. Ive actually been on the Canard Zone. Lots of useful info. Are you building anything right now?
My project is a Wittman Tailwind W-10. (not hard to tell ;^) My hope is to have it flying by next summer, 'gonna be a busy winter to get it done.

Gerry
by Tailwind W10
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Cozy Mk IV
Replies: 5
Views: 3777

Re: Cozy Mk IV

A buddy is building one here in Alberta. I believe his main communication resource is the Canard Zone. https://www.canardzone.com/forums/ The online presence of the whole canard movement is huge, the Canard Zone is probably a good launching point. In case you don't know yet, Aircraft Spruce is the r...
by Tailwind W10
Wed May 23, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B Weather vs XM Weather Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: ADS-B Weather vs XM Weather Canada

ADS-B in-flight weather information is FAA's enticement for US pilots to equip with ADS-B equipment for flying in US airspace. To the best of my knowledge neither Transport Canada nor Nav Canada (despite some discussion) have any plans to implement a similar system in Canada. I don't know if there a...
by Tailwind W10
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 117
Views: 13425

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

I wear a Torgoen T25 series watch. Just a classic face with the addition of a 24 hour hand which I keep on Zulu time. I considered the fancy Casio with the E6B for a while, but not being able to see the tiny characters was a deal breaker for me.

https://torgoen.com/collections/t25

Gerry
by Tailwind W10
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 44
Views: 6207

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

Yeah, we're familiar with Okotoks as well. Many communities have come up with ways to apply taxes that aren't strictly in accordance with the MGA. Our city unfortunately has chosen to stick to the precise letter of the law. That's hard to argue against, though it puts our airport at a distinct disad...
by Tailwind W10
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 44
Views: 6207

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

We have situation here in Alberta, not quite the same but related. I live in an Airpark in Wetaskiwin, CEX3. The Alberta Municipal Government Act has only one zoning definition with the word "Airport" in it, "Airport - Commercial". Not surprisingly that's what we're zoned here, a...
by Tailwind W10
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAMEs in Edmonton
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: CAMEs in Edmonton

That list from Cooking Lake is unfortunately out of date as well. I wanted to visit Dr. Deane last month, he's retired as well. Probably best to use the 'official' list at Transport Canada's website. One would presume its kept as up to date as possible. http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/came-mea...
by Tailwind W10
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: But was the fuel guage serviceable
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Re: But was the fuel guage serviceable

Does our useless government still send out the safety letters? If so, does nobody read them anymore? XS, as far as I know TC has mainly switched over to distributing information by email. Here's the link to get updates, you can subscribe to a wide variety of information. As this appears to be their...
by Tailwind W10
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Was a bit breezy in Alberta
Replies: 25
Views: 4376

Re: Was a bit breezy in Alberta

Posthumane, unfortunately you're not alone. I drove into Villenueve (ZVL) last night. Saw a plane on its back in the east parking area. Don't know what it was, just saw it from the road. I wonder if the owner has been to it in the last couple of days, he may not know.

Gerry
by Tailwind W10
Mon May 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Sheet metal workshops
Replies: 4
Views: 5833

Re: Sheet metal workshops

I see that the EAA offers 2 day "sheet metal boot camps" at Oshkosh. Are there any better options for those of us down east? I was just speaking with Ralph and Jack over the weekend at the workshops in High River. One thing they mentioned was that they'd like to bring some workshops east,...
by Tailwind W10
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Politicians in a 172
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: Politicians in a 172

Craig1983 wrote:I'm pretty sure it's seasonal. So it should be back anytime.
Tom Clark retired at the end of last year. The new host Vassi Kapelos' bio doesn't mention anything about being a pilot, so I think it unlikely the segment will be back.

Gerry
by Tailwind W10
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Korean issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4420

Re: North Korean issues

Here's a list of North Korean missile tests: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_Korean_missile_tests Note in particular the 2012 test, they successfully launched a satellite into orbit. Even if they can't do it every time, they've got the capability to reach any point on earth. Yeah, scares...

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