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    Pushers...way to go ?

    How many V36 Bonanza’s or Mooney operate off grass and gravel strips? Not what they’re meant for right? Not being a dick, but are you wanting a non bush plane to operate in a bush environment? It’s not like the pushers are a pilatus pc-24 😀
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    Pushers...way to go ?

    In case the photo didn't load
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    Pushers...way to go ?

    I don't get some of these comments, but I rarely do at times. Everyone keeps making an issue out of a pusher prop getting rock/debris damage like it's an unknown issue with any other prop configuration?? hmm. Anyways, there are more than a few Long EZ, VariEZ, Cozy's and others out there flying...
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    Viking 130 Flight Experience

    True but that's the difference between being a dumb ass and a smart ass
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    Viking 130 Flight Experience

    Far to many people are afraid to say, and I'll say it, "I don't know **** about this topic" but what I do know is this and it's undeniable. Good news travels at a tortoise pace and bad news travels at the speed of light. So you will always hear the negative self proclaimed know it all far before...
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    Pushers...way to go ?

    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2012/july/19/electric-long-ez-hits-202-mph
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    Least expensive way to 200 + Hp ?

    Yamaha. They are taking off with the sled motors and even Yamaha is starting to take notice as they too are looking at supplying an AC motor
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    Local crash this morning

    For the most part, at least grinder started out this way, others switched chasing the illusive YT #’s and revenue which is why I don’t respect them. Grinder claims no monetization on his channel
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    Local crash this morning

    Sadly, it's all about the #'s. I quit watching "taking off" and "blancolirio" as they saw the #'s they produced on aviation related subjects and then they saw the #'s on what covering an accident and or death produced and they shifted gears towards chasing the crashes. blancolirio even says...
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    We used to use Columbia for our T58 work and later T55. Amazing facility
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    3-D PRINTED EXPERIMENTAL ?

    They can rotomold the shape and inject a foam to add rigidity to it making it a plastic over foam rather than a glass over foam home built design.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Vertol 107 from Columbia Helicopters towing a generator over the ice
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    3-D PRINTED EXPERIMENTAL ?

    It can be as strong as you design it and it's specific weight is not that heavy. It's just a thin layer of plastic, durable, somewhat abrasive resistance and fluid tight.
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    3-D PRINTED EXPERIMENTAL ?

    For all the work, cost, headache and such, why not just make a mold and have the plane rotomolded. It would be light, cheap and strong.
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    DarkAero

    Who may we ask, is the test pilot?
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