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  •  I now have a lot of time in cardinals from (3+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, Bisbonian, RiveroftheWest

    years back, but THAT was a lesson (it was a fixed gear, and I mostly flew RG later anyway)

    Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

    by blindcynic on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:35:38 PM PDT

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    •  Mine was a fixed gear, '68 (underpowered) (1+ / 0-)
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      The flap motor had a short, and decided not to work that day...I was in Phoenix, and figured a no-flap out of Sky Harbor wouldn't be too much of a problem.  But with that laminar flow wing, low power, high temperature, it took a LOT longer to get off the ground than I expected.

      I had nothing but trouble with that airplane, and took it to Scottsdale finally, to sell it.  One last joyride with an old friend and her daughter ended up as a partial engine failure emergency landing back into Scottsdale.  Everyone was calm and collected :)

      "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

      by Bisbonian on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 08:48:04 AM PDT

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