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About sandpiper

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  • Birthday 09/15/1944

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    Independence, OR
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    flying, travel in motor home, EAA, building my RV-12, airplanes and helicopters in general, automobiles, rifle and pistol shooting

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  1. I didn't but should have.
  2. What is the story about the new $22 spark plugs and the $40 boots? Is this a mandatory switch? The boots would be a one time $320 switch but at $22 per plug I sure won't be throwing away plugs every 100 hours! They look just like the NGK's we have been using which were about $3.00 each.
  3. I do like it. I had the iFly so decided to put it to use. Originally I was going to sell it. If you are going to use the iPad for traffic/weather, what are you going to do with the 660?
  4. I upgraded with the Garmin 345 transponder and the Aera 660. The 660 with AirGizmo dock fits in the same space as does the 396/496. I now have ADS-B in and out and I like it fairly well. Would I like the 696/796 better? Sure. My only complaint is these old eyes would like a bigger display. But, like I said, the 660 fits the same space as a 396/496. I also fly with an iFly 740 suction cupped on the right side of my panel. I have steam gages on that side and the 740 fits nicely without blocking them. There are many choices out there with more coming all the time. Life was easier in Henry Fords day. You could have your new ride in any color you desired - as long as it was black! Have fun and let us know what you do.
  5. My neighbors RV-12 can out climb and outrun me.
  6. I've owned 2 C-180's. The last one, a 1976, would true 133K at 65%. My 1955 was a little slower. All yer gonna see is his tail lights!!
  7. Way to go Andy!! It's a great feeling when it's all done and everything checks out.
  8. Do it! You'll feel better about the plane. Also some dual from someone who knows CT's. Someone who knows the little quirks.
  9. Unless you can see them flash while flying it shouldn't drive you nuts. And, if you can see them flash while flying it's either a) night, or your're in the clouds, or c) you've exited the aircraft
  10. Many of the RV guys have Cato props. They make constant speed and fixed pitch. Apparently they have made one for the RV-12 (fixed pitch) that supposedly makes it climb better and go faster. So far, at $4400 I don't see that anyone has bought one. I'm sure they would make one for the CT if someone wants to buy one.
  11. Thanks guys. I'll probably try FD first but Trim-Seals looks like they have some good options.
  12. Roger - do you have any door seals?
  13. Would you do a stop and go?
  14. I have used Composiclean for 10 years. No matter what you use it helps if you get the bugs off after each flying day.
  15. By the way Buckaroo, good job putting it down with no damage or injuries.