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    Picking a Plane

    Murphy is NOT out of business! You can consider a Rebel also, as it has been made as a 3-seater. But a used Super Rebel or Moose is the heavy hauler. Always wanted one but fuel burn is out of what I am comfortable with since I mainly fly solo. As much as you 'think' you will be flying with your...
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    For Sale Craigslist

    Truer words have never been spoken!! I have adhered to this always. Even though I have had other planes over the years, I always had a flying plane, which was the 172. I also have a RANS S-7 that I keep at my private strip, so I won't be without a plane while I try to finish up the Murphy...
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    For Sale Craigslist

    Hey Bill!! Yes sir, I still have the 172. Such a good old reliable plane. Really hard to beat a 172 for all around use. I know I will be a little heartbroken to see it go but, I just have too many projects and age is creeping up on me. I had contemplated selling it, but the spousal unit got...
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    Six Subaru Powered Airplanes

    I've got a damaged Murphy Rebel that was flown 300+ hours before the new owner damaged the plane. No fault of the engine. ANother one of my projects that needs to be sold. :)
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    For Sale Craigslist

    VB, Wow! That definitely sounds like a smokin deal! If I were in the area I would give it a serious looking at. Why are all the deal 1500 miles away? Lots of guys shy away from the Franklin engines, due to various reasons. But that plane would be a blast. The 220 Franklin requires 100LL. Avgas...
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    Best Bang for the Buck STOL

    Ardent, I see we think along the same lines! I actually have 3 Rebels, one nearly ready for sign off, another kit that has the tail section, wing and flapperons close to closing, and the last Rebel is a damaged one with a Formula Power Subaru engine. I'm thinking of selling the kit and the...
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    Best Bang for the Buck STOL

    After years of researching, I ended up going with the Murphy Rebel also. As Ardent mentioned, not sure if there is a better 'bang for the buck' airplane in it's class out there. One of the biggest load haulers and more of a size/feel of a certified plane than most of the others. I have a Cessna...
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    IFR capable plane with auto conversion

    This was my deck a week or so ago. He visists quite regularly. For refence, that top rail is several inches above my head when I am standing there. I'm 5'6". He's probably about 10' from me when I took that picture. I took another picture of him as he was about to stand up and look in the...
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    Back to the WhirlWind.....I purchased a 3-blade 70" WW for my RANS S-7. After doing a lot of research, the general thinking it was the best available at the time. Nearly as soon as I had it installed and took it flying, the blades started getting cracks. I sent pictures to WW and they said, and...
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    60 Years of Popular Mechanics saved from the dump

    OMG!! What a find! PM was one of my favorite magazines to browse through when I was in school. Study hall usually found me in the library looking through them. I still remember the Teenie Two and another aircraft that I can't seem to recall the name of, were my most drooled over articles. I...
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    Looking for VDo 2 1/4" Rotax 912 tach

    My tach needle is fluctuating terribly and I am in search of a replacemnt. The tach is a GAV333-159S VDO tach, full sweep, 2 1/4" I can't seem to find one anywhere. Apparantly it has been discontinued. My panel is all VDO instruments and I would really like to replace the tach with a similar...
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    For Sale Craigslist

    In regards to the T-bird, I may be misinformed, but I think for it to be legal it had to have been registered by a certain to date. It requires an N-number to be flown under LS. I would tread very lightly on this offering. I think the T-bird is also to heavy to be put into the UL catagory with...
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    How did you choose?

    Not a huge contribution to the thread but I would like to mentiion one thing...insurance! Maybe it's not a big deal in Canada, but in the US insurance can be a exhobanantly high on an aircraft that is not powered by the typical aircraft engine. Think Lycoming/Continental. The insurance premium...
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    4A-084 teledyne engines for sale

    I've got one of those engines in my shed!! ALways wanted to put it on a project....but it still sits in the corner.
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    S-LSA downsides

    Hot wings, The last few posts are what I was alluding to and has everything to do with it.
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    S-LSA downsides

    I don't usually comment on any type of 'legaleze" crap. I will mention that I have been researhing and looking at several LSA type of the years and have personally met and talked in depth with Darin (owner of Legend). One of the easiest and most starighforward (honest?) manufactures I talked to...
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    Airgizmos Ipad Mini panel mount

    Bill!!! How are you doing old friend!! How ironic....I was just thinking about you yesterday and was wondering how you were doing! Have a Happy New Year!!
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    Airgizmos Ipad Mini panel mount

    Sold to allensye pending funds.
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    Airgizmos Ipad Mini panel mount

    PM replied to.
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    Airgizmos Ipad Mini panel mount

    I have a like new (never used) Panel dock made by AirGizmos. It fits the Ipad Mini 1-3 (?). It is not the one for the newer Mini 5. Don't need. $75.00 I can email/text pictures if you send me an email or number.