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  • Posted in thread: FAA Safety Team on 02-20-2018 at 08:01 PM
    I would love to see the math on that. Drag increases rapidly with airspeed, and it is still
    there when you leave ground effect.Yes, you have your hands full if it quits at 50 feet, but it
    is doable.I ...

  • Posted in thread: Yikes on 02-10-2018 at 02:44 PM
    Amazon has two used for $300 and $700. I'd say $152 is a steal! Especially for the
    condition.Eight hours is ambitious, Glenn. Good Luck! :0

  • Posted in thread: Allowing Floatplanes on Ohio Waters on 02-07-2018 at 09:23 PM
    I would think the Corps only has jurisdiction over Corps operated lakes/properties and maybe
    navigable rivers. Outside of that it would be state law and local ordinances that would
    prevail. Or potenti...

  • Posted in thread: Glad I Wasn’t Going Anywhere... on 02-06-2018 at 03:05 PM
    If you have a 50-60mph tailwind and are worried about fuel just pull the power back to really
    slow cruise and let the wind do all the work.

  • Posted in thread: FAA Safety Team on 02-06-2018 at 04:50 AM
    "Altitude is money in the bank. Speed is money in the pocket... One fellow who is really broke
    in the air is the one who is out of both...". W. Langewiesche, Stick & Rudder (1944)

  • Posted in thread: FAA Safety Team on 02-05-2018 at 07:53 PM
    I think you err if the only risk you see in takeoff is "how soon can I get how high." Ponder
    the safest way to get high under the circumstances. Every situation is different so judgement
    is required t...

  • Posted in thread: FAA Safety Team on 02-05-2018 at 04:05 PM
    Same idea. To paraphrase the author, start by accelerating in ground effect where induced drag
    is lowest, thus acceleration is most efficient. Accelerate to max airspeed possible for any
    obstacle to b...

  • Posted in thread: FAA Safety Team on 02-05-2018 at 03:00 PM
    Jim Dulin who wrote the book Contact Flying and is active on forums
    advocates for a zoom takeoff. Interesting reading. Zoom takeoff (see it in Langweiche's Stick
    And Rudder too) ...

  • Posted in thread: 199-71stc on 02-02-2018 at 07:07 PM
    If I remember correctly, there is a copy of the STC in the Polyfiber procedure manual.
    Correct?Yes, the manual has the generic STC certificate and the approved model list too. But no
    specific "Letter ...

  • Posted in thread: 199-71stc on 01-29-2018 at 09:26 PM
    Has anybody seen a letter of permission from Polyfiber for fabric covering?