Beech C23

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  1. CSFJ

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    I ran across a few you tube vids recently with people running ls engines in small aircraft. The whole idea seems sketchy to me.
     
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    Same and same. Very sketchy, at least to me. Airplane motors are designed to run at consistent, high RPMs, not to mention quickly revving up to those RPMs, for a TBO of say 1800 (give or take) hours, and they have redundancies to prevent something that would cause a breakdown on the road to not be a big deal in the air. Not to mention most of the traditional GA engine designs are air cooled so you don't have to worry about cooling problems because you puked coolant, your thermostat stayed closed, or something got clogged. I'm no authority, but they don't seem like a good idea.
     
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    Stupid is as stupid does........if some rich trouser stain wants to splatter himself on the ground because his LS oil pump pick up dislodged and seized his engine at 5000 feet so be it hopefully he carries the rest of his gene pool with so it can no longer infect society.
     
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    Well anyway, yeah...
    Don't get me wrong I love aviation and thanks for the excellent thread but it was making me sick. Like this...
    if my truck or whatever I'm driving ON THE GROUND is giving me any grief I could just puke from stress...
    but imagining "yeah it misses just got keep 'er pinned and lean it out" whatever in the air... oh where's my bucket..?
     
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    Thankfully airplanes turn into gliders when the engine quits. Some better than others and the plan is always to just land but sometimes it’s just a quiet trip to the scene of the crash.


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    It’s been a little slow going but I’ve made some progress on my rig. [​IMG][​IMG]
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    Oil return lines, primer lines and intake runners are on.


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    Is that your plane or a customers? If it’s yours look up Lancaster airport. Then fly east there’s plenty of people here to torment. Lol
     
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    It’s mine. I do need to take some longer trips with it. The longest was down to Frankfort Kentucky a couple times to tour bourbon distilleries.


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    Cool. We’ll Lancaster airport is a small airport like 15-20 minutes from me. Actually that’s awsome it’s yours.:waytogo:
     
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    Piece of cake. 451 miles if I were to fly over Canada. [​IMG]


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    Nice!!!!
     
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    Reminds me of a clip by a comedian I heard years ago. He was talking about being on a sketchy twin engine plane when one engine fails. The person next to him asked him how far the remaining engine would get them. He said it will take us right to the scene of the crash.
     
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    That would have been Ron White, lol

     
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    My grandpa had a Cessna and would take us up from time to time. He always did stuff to try and make me sick. Little did he know, I actually enjoyed flying. Some good memories.

    An old supervisor I had back in the 90's was a pilot and we flew a couple times to different County airports that we had a meeting at, or was faster to fly to due to terrain. We were flying over the Owens River and I asked him how his Piper would glide if the engine failed. He said it glides like a rock.
     
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