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    dual mechanical brake lever?

    Have a look at the dual brake lever here
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    An accountant will make the engineer use previously certified nuts/bolts/washers/knobs/levers,etc, rather than reinvent the wheel. The 737 cockpit is a case in point. A guy who flew a 737-200 could step into a Max and get it started in five minutes flat.
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    When you consider how much of the aircraft is off the shelf parts, such as engines, avionics, every single nut, bolt and rivet, undercarriage parts, seats, floor hardware and so on, that is already certified, Cessna are left with building about 50% of the aircraft from new,which is essentially...
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    For the small plane A&Ps out there

    When you see an An-2 approaching to land , trying to cope with a crosswind, they will keep the wings level as long as possible in the crab, so as to prevent that bottom wing from brushing the grass, if they adopted the technique of lowering the wing into wind. A skydiving school that I was...
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    For the small plane A&Ps out there

    You're all forgetting that bush flying is not limited to Alaska or North America. Russia, China, virtually all of Africa, more than a few parts of Europe, Asia, India, Pakistan and the rest; red dirt, desert, gravel, beaches, jungle roads and wide parts of trails and quite often, the population...
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    Francis Donaldson's thoughts on Evans Volksplane VP-2

    You could end up like the Rans S9 (i think) with tubular braces running from the side of the cockpit and joining at the centre of the front bulkhead. Alternatively, build a VP-2 with a Jodel 112 wing, if it were possible.
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    For the small plane A&Ps out there

    Having spent three trips to the US, between 1991 and 1997,I found that American A&Ps were very well educated on the air legislation required for their job,most had PPLs or a great deal of flying experience, were very capable across the skill set, especially at field repairs on alloy skins...
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    Wooden affordaplane

    Didnt Paul Poberezny make his first powered aircraft out of an SG-38 glider?
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    Reviving a hangar queen?

    An Auster is a British crime commited to Taylorcrafts;-)
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    Reviving a hangar queen?

    There was an old RAF story about Ansons; at a Maintenance Unit (MUs were the replacement depot through which squadrons recieved their aircraft) somewhere in the Middle east, after WW2 has just ended and things are fairly quiet, a senior NCO indents for a replacement Anson,specifiying a Mark 19...
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    Reviving a hangar queen?

    spar corrosion, engine corroded beyond economic repair, steel tube corrosion in a Piper Cub, ruined fabric,resident insects, mould. Corrosion, fuel leaks, oil leaks,hydraulic leaks......like falling in love with a rusty car at the back of the lot. remember the old adage about the cost of owning...
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    loaders and caterers have an inbuilt talent to strike any part of any aircraft. In the airline I work for, strikes from vehicles and pallet lifters happened so often and were not reported that we had to institute a policy of reporting without fear of sacking and allied with better training, the...
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    Does it have deicing boots fitted? I'll bet that titchy little nosewheel will get swapped out. It looks quite like a Dornier 28, over all.
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    Cessna tests new “Skycourier” and it’s actually not too terrible

    Bring out a modern copy of the Arado or Gotha powered gliders, for rough field, unpressurised operation.....or build a new Gigant. Imagine a Gigant , made of steel toob, with fabric covering, with six PT-6s...
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