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by Blakey
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Re: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting

Yes, that's more along the lines of my theory. I believe the Norseman had an "exhaust" heater which is just a "carb-heat" type of muff around the exhaust pipe to heat the air which is routed into the cabin. You used to see a lot of Beavers and Otters with these when they flew more in the winter. I w...
by Blakey
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Re: CF-AZE Norseman History and Painting

Interesting. I've never heard of any propensity of the Norseman to catch fire in flight but that IS how Buzz Buerling died. Wonder what the main suspect was?
by Blakey
Tue May 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL "legal" minimum DUAL time
Replies: 21
Views: 2613

Re: PPL "legal" minimum DUAL time

Find a school that teaches Air Cadets and ask for an instructor who has taught them. Tell them you want as much of the same schedule as your life/wallet can permit. If you can give them 7 weeks of your time, they will have you through the PPL with time to spare. They do it 80 times a summer in Ontar...
by Blakey
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Barkley-Grow
Replies: 149
Views: 89428

Re: Barkley-Grow

Video of it flying on floats. Starts at 18:20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEobHZO ... e=youtu.be
by Blakey
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23436

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

I recall all the same rhetoric and thoughtful discussion the last time we bought a new fighter. My viewpoint on the purchase of Super Hornets is a bit different than most though. I believe that the Super Hornet is the wrong airplane to buy but I hope they write a check for 20 of them this week. Why ...
by Blakey
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: William Walter Bigoray - RCAF - WW2
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: William Walter Bigoray - RCAF - WW2

trey kule wrote:Moose.

I find your posts to be some of the most interesting ones on the site.
Thank you.
Always!
by Blakey
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Multi training
Replies: 18
Views: 3304

Re: Multi training

The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and, a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time.
by Blakey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 2790s on an early 180?
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

2790s on an early 180?

I have a 1957 180A and I am looking for a set of amphibs. Has anyone ever seen an early 180 on 2790s? I'd like to have the bit more flotation than the 2700s give.
by Blakey
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadians and the Battle of Britain
Replies: 26
Views: 2997

Re: Canadians and the Battle of Britain

Thank you Chris. Lots of stories in that list.
by Blakey
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avionics and radio upgrades
Replies: 32
Views: 2945

Re: Avionics and radio upgrades

Resurrecting an old thread to see if anyone has more up-to-date advice or experience regarding these, or other, radios. My Cessna has a venerable Narco COM 11 installed and it has always worked just fine. Problem is that more and more places I fly to, or WANT to fly to, require 25 khz spacing and th...
by Blakey
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PA28 Checkout
Replies: 41
Views: 3389

Re: PA28 Checkout

If a taildragger or flying boat, it's going to be just as Photofly says, the landing attitude is the pre takeoff attitude. That's precisely what I didn't say. I said that the best way to get an idea of what the view should be on landing is to consider the view before takeoff. I didn't say the views...
by Blakey
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Float hatches wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1321

Float hatches wanted

I want to install hatches in my 2870s but I cannot find anyone to sell me any! Kenmore has not made any for years and has no estimate of when they might be able to sell me some in the future. Does anyone know of a certified hatch eligible for installation in 2870s or does anyone have a wrecked set o...
by Blakey
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?
Replies: 53
Views: 6241

Re: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?

I will refrain from commenting about the "unfortunate occurance"... Realistically, what other Mx providers do you have at your disposal and is this a "hill you are ready to die on"? Been there, done that before... All the best, TPC Funny you should mention that! If you are referring to what I think...
by Blakey
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?
Replies: 53
Views: 6241

Re: AME cracked cylinder while removing exhaust - liability?

TeePeeCreeper wrote:I will refrain from commenting about the "unfortunate occurance"...

Realistically, what other Mx providers do you have at your disposal and is this a "hill you are ready to die on"?

Been there, done that before...

All the best,
TPC
Funny you should mention that!
by Blakey
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!

CreatingLift wrote:I know an owner who's planes are impeccably clean and in seemingly perfect shape.

But he's a bad person!
They do appear to be in excellent shape. NONE are in OM though!
by Blakey
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Owner Maintenance - Hot or Not?!

Around our airport we refer to it as "Homer Maintenance"! Some are maintained to an excellent standard - some are not.
by Blakey
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?
Replies: 23
Views: 5580

Re: Ski landings, wheel, or three point?

Two point for the first approch/light "drag" to test the intended landing surface always. (Unless landing at a well packed established (ie: "known) "strip". After you've done that... It's up to you! This. I suppose you could "drag" a strip in a three point attitude but I can't imagine it would be a...
by Blakey
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Sportsman STOL drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2241

Re: Sportsman STOL drawings

Thanks for the tip. It's better than what we had but it still references templates that I assume are in the drawings. Hate having to buy something I already paid for once!
by Blakey
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Sportsman STOL drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2241

Sportsman STOL drawings

I need a set of Sportsman installation drawings to re-install the kit on my Cessna 180A. The kit was installed years ago and I do not know what happened to the installation drawings but they probably stayed with the shop that installed it. I've had some work done that required the removal of the kit...
by Blakey
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Fire Retardant Interiors
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Fire Retardant Interiors

Not sure that's correct. It states that all aircraft must have shoulder restraints but there is no need to install them in grandfathered aircraft. It's a good idea and they would really like you to but you can just replace the old lap belts if you wish. Whatever is on the type certificate is the req...
by Blakey
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Fire Retardant Interiors
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Fire Retardant Interiors

I'm looking for a CARs reference addressing the requirement for fire retardant material in private aircraft. 523.853 addresses new aircraft requirements but is there not a regulation that stipulates that any retrofit or repair materials used in an interior must meet the same standard? Is there a dif...
by Blakey
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air today
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Harbour Air today

I'm confused, Where did this report come from? A Harbour Air de Havilland DHC-3 (C-GHAZ / HR316) from Vancouver (Water), BC (CAM9) to Victoria Harbour, BC (CYWH), was holding south of Victoria Harbour when the aircraft declared an emergency. The aircraft landed northbound near the breakwater. The pi...
by Blakey
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF - Historical Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: RCAF - Historical Photos

Thanks Chris! I'd like some more info on the flying boxcar. I've loved that plane since I saw Flight of the Phoenix (Dennis Quaid Remake, sue me, I'm under 30), but did not realize that they were the primary lifting aircraft like the herc is today. I think ultimately the reason I am so connected to...
by Blakey
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Sim?
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Taildragger Sim?

Thanks. I wonder how well it emulated the experience. I did NOT know that the Redbird used MS Flight Sim but my reason for not wanting a "Game" Simulator is the scale. It's almost impossible to get any kind of decent simulation for VFR handling without full motion but trying to use a single small sc...

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