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N5206Z
05-26-2013, 02:18 PM
Just took delivery of a 1961 PA22-108. My first plane ride was in a Tri-pacer so I feel I have come full circle now. Plane is now @ KMRB but will move to WV22 next week.

rwdurham
05-26-2013, 05:37 PM
Very nice. Nose bowl makes it look sporty!

N5206Z
05-26-2013, 09:13 PM
Yeah, it should go faster or do aerobatics or something with that paint job. I just want it to run another 3-400 hours before OH. It has 2600 on the C1B now. BFR tomorrow after 16 years in the easy chair. This should be fun.

rwdurham
05-26-2013, 11:31 PM
I imagine you will do just fine. Just tell the instructor, "Watch this!" He should sign you off right away. :-) 2600 hrs on the engine? That's impressive. If you get 3000 out of that you need to send it in for an autopsy.

bndbelle
05-27-2013, 10:26 AM
Congrats on the Colt !!! Looks like your gonna have a great time. My 64' Colt had approx 3300 hrs TT when it was dismanteled 30 yrs ago and the 0235-C never had anything done to it !!! Those engines do seem to be bullet proof !!! Enjoy !!!

N5206Z
05-27-2013, 05:05 PM
Well, 3.5hrs of ground and 1.3 in the air. After 17 years I am good to go. I found that 70 on final = a pancake on the #'s. Seems that 80 on final was working much better.

Kurts
05-28-2013, 01:54 AM
Hey, that's Dennis's old bird! Glad it went to a good home.

80 works great in the Colt, 75 works too. 70 requires a lot of up trim to flare and maybe a touch of power right as it's about to touch down, but it will give you a short landing roll. Try this, abeam the numbers pull it to idle, crank in four turns of trim or there abouts so it will fly hands off at 80, and then make your base turn. Keep it in close, runway no more than 3/4 out on the struts while on the downwind. Turn base earlier than you think you should, remember you'll be sinking 800-900 fpm so you won't be high for long. Crank in another couple turns of up trim on short final and it'll roll (or in my case plop) right on.

Kurt

pacer44k
05-31-2013, 02:44 AM
I have watched that Colt being shuffled from home to home over the last year. it looks like a pretty nice plane, and I am sure that you will enjoy it!
Congratulations!

PeterL
06-02-2013, 06:48 PM
Hey, that's Dennis's old bird! Glad it went to a good home.

80 works great in the Colt, 75 works too. 70 requires a lot of up trim to flare and maybe a touch of power right as it's about to touch down, but it will give you a short landing roll. Try this, abeam the numbers pull it to idle, crank in four turns of trim or there abouts so it will fly hands off at 80, and then make your base turn. Keep it in close, runway no more than 3/4 out on the struts while on the downwind. Turn base earlier than you think you should, remember you'll be sinking 800-900 fpm so you won't be high for long. Crank in another couple turns of up trim on short final and it'll roll (or in my case plop) right on.

Kurt

Kurtflyacolt 101 course

Kind of like flying the Challenger, hey

Peter

Oh ya,no HUD... darn