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  1. Tiger Tim

    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    Why restrict yourself to carrying it in the plane? I wonder what the smallest plane would be that you could piggyback a little racer on?
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    Isolation Projects

    Are you folks building anything cool to keep busy at home these days? I am, here’s a pair of (slightly modified) Pietenpol Sky Scout stabilizers that are going to be the uprights for a bookshelf for my home office. They’re just made from junk in my garage, nothing airworthy here but for sure a...
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    I love how the Hawk could be the only airplane ever to have a turbine removed and a radial installed.
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    For those curious about current cargo/baggage practices, my work Airbuses (319s, 320s and 321s) have a mix of hand-loaded and containerized cargo loads. In some cases it depends on the airframe (some don’t have the necessary floor rollers installed) and sometimes it depends on the airport at...
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    Wouldn’t dream of it. If the couple layovers I’ve done in Long Beach and San Francisco are indicative of the rest of the state, I think I’d like to wander around there a bunch with an old car or old airplane some day.
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    Absolutely. Figure the 747 flies from China to LAX overnight then the cans all get re-loaded into Skycouriers to get dropped off in San-this and Las-that by noon, then into trucks for home delivery by dinner time.
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    Still breathing!

    I’ve had a front row seat to the collapse of air travel over the last three weeks. A couple days we had eleven people in the back of the Airbus and I was deadheading on a Dreamliner that had a total of fifteen on board the entire airplane. I hung on and worked my butt off and now I’m back home...
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    In a previous job we always had an eye on fleet renewal/upgrade and it always seemed that a Twotter was way too expensive and a 1900 just wanted a bit too much runway (a late model Metro would have been even more hopeless). I assume the Skycourier would slot in nicely in the middle as I assume...
  9. Tiger Tim

    Solid Rivet shop head size criteria

    When I learned to rivet the goal was shop head widths of 1.5 x the shank diameter and shop head thicknesses of 0.5 x diameter. Length was adjusted to whatever it took to achieve that but usually material thickness plus 1.5 diameter or thereabouts.
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    Modern day "motorcycle of the air" aircraft class?

    I believe the answer you’re looking for is McNair Mynah
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    Modern day "motorcycle of the air" aircraft class?

    Honest question: while I see a “motorcycle of the air” as being light, simple, and fun, a lot of posters have been pretty obsessed with including motorcycle features like wheels in line, handle bar steering, and an airframe that you straddle while leaning over. Why is that?
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    Wanted :186 cu in, Radial Y ; (30 hp) @ 1,300 rpm -- !

    An R-250 or R-350 sounds cool! You’d likely have to turn the cylinders 90° to the airflow from how Continental did it but come to think of it that may be the way air is supposed to pass over the fins anyways.
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    No Excuse Now

    I agree in principle but the shop has an oil fired furnace and an empty tank out back. Filling it would be easy but I’m currently staring down the barrel of a potential layoff so I’m just running down supplies I have while actively avoiding paying for anything. I don’t like to get hung up in...
  14. Tiger Tim

    Indiana Jones and the Super Range DC-3

    Hell of a tailwind.
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    Unadvertized secrert abilities

    Upgrade to Sure-Start ether and you can start your own potato space program...
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