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by peterdillon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019

Keeps the oil from spewing all over the belly and floats on start up after winter storage.
by peterdillon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hartzell 3-blade Beaver prop
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Hartzell 3-blade Beaver prop

I would certainly get that prop overhauled. No reason it will need anything major. We had a brand new 3 blade on ours and let it out that we would sooner have a 2 blade and I had multiple calls in no time wanting to buy it outright. So we rethought what we were doing and kept the 3. Had a 2 on a pre...
by peterdillon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Re: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote

Second all the previous info. Carried them for thousands of miles on 172, cubs and used to carry one on each side on the 185. I always carried them with the bow forward with a rope to the front cleat and through the front eyes of the boat. A guy had a more flexible thin metal folding boat and was co...
by peterdillon
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about plane purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 3438

Re: Thinking about plane purchase

172 with 180 engine is a great place to get started. Easier to qualify for and cheaper insurance, no fuel bladders, 2000 TBO, less fuel, safer while gaining experience. Started my float career with a 180 and couldn't afford so switched back to 172. Half the overall annual cost in my case. Gained a l...
by peterdillon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What about go arounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2096

Re: What about go arounds

It was a 1700 ft cross wind strip not used for takeoff but just for landing in the unpredictable winds there. There is a windsock at each end of the main runway and quite often they are flying in different directions. Winds can change direction there in the time it takes to do a circuit and can go f...
by peterdillon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What about go arounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2096

Re: What about go arounds

Guess I should clarify that I was talking more about go around in the final landing phase when ready to touch down not from just lower altitudes. As far as our friends go I don't really know how they got that far down the runway without getting airborne again. The airport is at 7000 ft in Colorado a...
by peterdillon
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What about go arounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2096

What about go arounds

Couple of months ago two friends of ours at our air park were coming in to land in an RV7 in a high wind and initially touched down very hard but didn't collapse the gear. They attempted a go around but never really got fully airborne in the remaining runway, cleared the road at the end of the runwa...
by peterdillon
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC-2 external stc
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: DHC-2 external stc

The type certificate for the Beaver has provisions for carrying certain external loads but not with passengers on board where some of the STC's do.
by peterdillon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC-2 external stc
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: DHC-2 external stc

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by peterdillon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: R-985 operation and leaning.
Replies: 12
Views: 5438

Re: R-985 operation and leaning.

Didn't know about the jet change although the owner of our maintenance facility said that their could be one of 2 different main jets in any Beaver so that all makes sense. Our Beaver has both the manual and electric and I have seen lots with the electric but never even thought to look to see if the...
by peterdillon
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Can you wobble while landing?
Replies: 48
Views: 4659

Re: Can you wobble while landing?

The main pumps on lots of Beavers are the originals and 60 years old so yes they do quit. Lots now have the STC for the electric pump as a third backup. The wobble pump is kind of low on the centre console which makes it difficult to look out over the engine to land while the other had is down by yo...
by peterdillon
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: R-985 operation and leaning.
Replies: 12
Views: 5438

Re: R-985 operation and leaning.

Lots of good advice above. We are at 700Ft and as soon as we are off the water and back to 28-18 we are starting to lean carefully. No two 985's are running the exact same overall mixture even when in full rich nor are all the cylinders of any given 958 running the same mixture with 1930 technology....
by peterdillon
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 20
Views: 6592

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

See this report in a plane magazine "recent study by OSHA measured noise levels in a Cessna 172S and found an average maximum sound level of just over 101 dB". While that doesn't answer the original question we know that the Beaver and Otter are far noise than a 172 and the Norseman another leap up ...
by peterdillon
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who is the broker representing
Replies: 23
Views: 2681

Re: Who is the broker representing

I buy and sell airplanes and don't know how many times Kevin Gosden has save my customers big money. Always helped get through checkout requirements for buyers. Been working with him since he came to Magnes years ago. The guy and the company are first class. Had a beaver cut down a tree and land on ...
by peterdillon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using a US Trust to own an N-registered plane in Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: Using a US Trust to own an N-registered plane in Canada

You need and AI rated mechanic out of the US to do the annual inspection on a US registered plane as Canadian facilities can do maintenance legally but not annual inspections.
by peterdillon
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using a US Trust to own an N-registered plane in Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: Using a US Trust to own an N-registered plane in Canada

Thats right an American can't fly a Canadian registered plane in Canada nor can a Canadian fly a US registered plane in the US unless they have a license from that country. This is probably to avoid foreign persons renting a plane to do bad things. When you get your US license you have to go to an i...
by peterdillon
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Trading In A Canadian Registered Aircraft for a US Registered aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Trading In A Canadian Registered Aircraft for a US Registered aircraft

We are both Canadian and US aircraft dealers. Canadian dealer can import the plane and sell it to you and charge tax on the diff no problem.
Dealer pays GST at import but gets it back.
by peterdillon
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 185 Max External Load
Replies: 13
Views: 5643

Re: 185 Max External Load

Carried 2 Porta Boats, one on each side, and lots of lumber on the 185 but somehow it doesn't seem to be the best platform for large bulky objects. Cub and Beaver are good and Norseman the best for us.
by peterdillon
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MT reversing props for piston engines
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

Re: MT reversing props for piston engines

Have one on a super cub on floats for 10 years or so. Works great for docking in the wind. Nose into a beach and when you go to leave just jump in and warm her up in forward pitch and when your ready to go back out and away you go. If your healed in you can start in reverse and flip her into forward...
by peterdillon
Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sensitive ears: can I still become a pilot?
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: Sensitive ears: can I still become a pilot?

I had way more sensitive ears than the original post. Had severe pain lots of times on decent in airlines since I was a kid. When I first started flying small planes my ears would be sometimes blocked for days after I landed. Got better over time and for the last 20 years no problem at all. Don't kn...
by peterdillon
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 185 and 2960's. Glassy grief
Replies: 10
Views: 3386

Re: 185 and 2960's. Glassy grief

As the others have stated you need proper training with someone who knows the combination before something regrettable happens.
What airspeed, flap setting and descent rate are you trying to target on your glassy landings?
by peterdillon
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna 185 vs. Cessna 206
Replies: 28
Views: 11605

Re: Cessna 185 vs. Cessna 206

Cant agree more with the votes for the 550. 520's were certified when they only had to make a certain percentage of power. Engine rebuilders will tell you that a 520 will seldom put out 300hp at 2850 and by the time you get back to max continuous you will be more like 270. On the other hand the 550 ...
by peterdillon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float plane take off distances?
Replies: 39
Views: 18968

Re: Float plane take off distances?

Not a fan of doing any low passes or turns over glassy water. Getting well set up as you come low over the shoreline or trees in terms of flap, speed, and consistent decent rate is what works best for me. Using the above and with a bit of experience you will get comfortable and safe levelling off at...
by peterdillon
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman question...
Replies: 23
Views: 6041

Re: Norseman question...

I really like that picture Ross. I tried to pick holes in it but other than the campfire looked a little mature for the plane to be still on the water its very accurate but it maybe that was just a testament to the woodsmen of the day. As far as your original takeoff question nobody has said you cou...
by peterdillon
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman question...
Replies: 23
Views: 6041

Re: Norseman question...

Not familiar with a Norseman at 6500 ASL as we are at 1000 but we don't find it as bad as its reputation. Ours is a a MK 5 with 7170's and known as a good performer as they vary a lot depending how they are rigged. If the Beaver is loaded to max and you put the identical load in the Norseman with th...

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