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About Bill3558

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    Hendersonville, NC
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  1. Bill3558

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    It’s all about the mission.
  2. I wonder if he considered pulling the chute. Worked for me. Glad it worked out.
  3. Not closed according to the website. https://starlightsportaircraft.com
  4. Empty weight 830. About 50 lbs heavier than my old old airplane. Avionics and fuel injection add weight. Can work around it with fuel management.
  5. Yes. Its a very nice touch.
  6. Since I crashed N121YT, I had been pretty down in the dumps. I decided to take a look at a plane in Boston. So I flew Delta to take a look at it. The owner was very helpful, and I decided to buy it. I flew it home to North Carolina. Landed yesterday at my home airport with some of my pilot buddies on the side of the runway applauding. It was a highlight of my life. About 7 hours flight time. It was a great flight. Had flight following the whole time. I now own N838Q. A beautiful 2013 CTLSI.
  7. Grass strip Fly Boy, be aware when your practicing engine outs, if your prop stops, glide goes to hell real fast. I don’t know exactly but I think I was coming down at about 1200 fpm at 65 knots when my engine seized.
  8. I’m looking at different CTs to buy. One plane I looked at was all up to date except the chute repack expired several months ago. Owner declined to do it because he said that buyers “don’t care about that”. Labeled the chute handle “inop” I care a lot about that since I pulled the ownership transfer handle a few weeks ago. I told them I wasn’t interested unless they do the repack first. Curios to know what you guys think.
  9. Never thought I would see myself in the accident data base.
  10. Thank you Tom. I may need to reconsider. 90% of the time I’ll be on pavement.
  11. I hear you. But the plane was maintained by Flight Design! I imagine the pre buy guy would just be talking to them which might be a waste of time and money. But then again another set of eyes on couldn’t hurt.
  12. Reason I’d prefer Tundra is that extra margin of safety if I hit a hole. I flew my old plane on grass, but it was jarring and unpleasant on a rough field. Plus I think the airplane just looks better with the bigger wheels. Thank you for the info Gents.
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