Post by davidrevans on Sept 25, 2018 13:08:08 GMT -5
Got me thinking. FUEL CONSUMPTION ! so I made a 276 mile flight with the float version ,193.87 minutes later, pulled off the runway to have only 2 gallons left in each tank. I think will fly the stock version over land routes and the float version for those sections. A big fuel consumption with the 200HP variable prop float ,compared to the classic 100 HP retract gear version.
Post by davidrevans on Oct 15, 2018 7:26:34 GMT -5
thought I had lost my Lion Heart Creations Super Viking , then while looking for my pile of old flight sim disks found it again. Having had the pleasure of watching my father rebuild one from the ground up( bought it from a collage that cancelled its aviation programs ) and spending hours flying the wooden winged power house I am glad to have it back in the hanger again.
Post by davidrevans on Oct 22, 2018 15:35:29 GMT -5
My father died last night, served aboard the USS Boise through out WW2 , started flying in 1948 taught by an instructor with a licence signed by Orville Wright. aircraft logged time in : Taylorcraft , Piper J3, Stinson Vouger , Fairchild PT-19, Luscomb 8a , Cessnas 120 - 182 , Globe Swift, Aronica Champ @ Chief , Piper Cheroke , Erocoupe, Bellanca Super Viking. last 18 years he has been grounded ,bad heart, cancer but managed to sneak some flights as a passenger from friends in the Florida park he lived in. Several lives he saved by teaching young pilots who asked, spin recovery , snap rolls, power stall, you know the things instructors were told to stop teaching students. He is missed.