tigers2007

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About tigers2007

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    **Northern Michigan** _ '64 M20D _
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    Staying outside. Tinkering. Not standing still.

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  1. tigers2007

    LSA weight change to 3600lbs (soon )

    This change paired with the return of the $500 ADS- rebates will allow the metropolitan based weekend warrior pilots much more options. I’m basically in that category anyways. This might make a whole new category of CB’s. I wonder if LSR-Maintenance mechanics (3-week course) will experience any changes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. What implication does this have on our birds? Resale value boost? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. tigers2007

    How much was the 2nd AN-225 Completed?

    From the interesting CNN article: " Gennadiy Silchenko, Antonov's An-225 program director, says the plane requires investment of $250 million to $350 million to be completed. He says it's 70% finished " This is insane. A brand new 747-8F is $400M...
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    My new jacks with built in safety stands

    The Powerbuilt bottle jack stand is on sale at Amazon for $31.30 USD click here
  5. tigers2007

    Another useful idea from Bob Kromer at Summit

    How do you guys account for airspeed indicator error while trying to maintain Vcc while climbing to high altitudes? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wait isn’t an EPIRB and 406 MHz ELT basically work off if the same technology? Also, it’s my take that if I did a water landing even in a swell that I could at least get into the raft as the bird will float for a while (reference the black & white photo). Remember this: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2012/march/pilot/missing-and-feared-gone An EPIRB/406 ELT would have been great for him. Maybe I should just wear a Gumby suit... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I understand that my Cheap Bast**d (CB) credentials are under review but does anyone have a recommendation for a CB-Class auto-inflatable raft? I’m planning on regularly crossing Lake Michigan at FL160 but want to be able to stay dry if I survive the water landing near shore. I don’t want to end up like the Piper driver did a few weeks ago near Mackinac Island. I’m curious if he survived the impact but not the cold water; probably cartwheeled as it was a Cherokee Six? I already have several gas charged life preservers but just want the raft. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. tigers2007

    Frugal Mooney Owners Rejoice!

    So who is the “Dave Ramsey” of Mooneyspace? You or CarusoAM? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. tigers2007

    Cheap IFR GPS

    I’ve mentioned this many times in similar threads here. A local avionics installer near me was offering the GTN625 plus GTX345 both installed for $14k. Add an indicator and you’re cookin’ with Crisco on the cheap...all with modern equipment. I would have done this and kept my GNC-300XL if I had more panel space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. tigers2007

    Cheap IFR GPS

    I did the opposite. Pulled my 300XL and installed a GTN650 in a low-value bird. Already had the good indicator which saved thousands by itself. Also installed a Lynx-9000. Project cost was in the mid 20’s. I caution you to not solely consider the raw value of your aircraft prior to making an avionics decision. I assure you that there are many aluminum turds flying around with 70-90% of the value just in the avionics. Buy the equipment to serve your mission. I overbought but it’s already saved my ass a few times even as a vfr driver. A/C Owners are somewhat similar to the young punks that overspend on their car-audio equipment. We both own vehicles that by themself are worth market scrap price but the radio equipment is worth a fortune. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. tigers2007

    Best Cheap ADSB Solution

    Did the FAA officially end the rebates? Too bad these weren’t launched a couple years ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Did Porter ever win their battle to extend the runway? Porter is one of my favourite airlines. I hope they expand to CRJ’s soon and expand their footprint. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The acceleration feels like riding a rocket sled for the first SEVERAL MINUTES. If you’ve ever rode in a car with nitrous activated l, it’s like that but for much longer. GXSR - how was your experience? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Well this sucks. I start my new job on Monday in Tom Sullivan’s hometown. How far of a drive is it? Probably not a good idea for me to attend the party as I probably should show up at work on Tuesday sharp and sober... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    lawsuit in Philly

    Hey let’s not all forget who gets the lions share of the settlement/judgement: U N C L E S U G A R. I believe direct injury related cash is tax deductible but not all of it! Part of it is double-taxed too; you pay taxes on the whole settlement/judgement and your attorney also pays taxes on his/her share. Obama admin made discriminatory settlement/judgements tax deductible as people were only seeing 0-35% of their actual award. The case that pushed this was a female police officer that was indisputably discriminated against and ended up owing over $100,000 in legal fees even after her huge settlement/judgement. It seems that the time, stress, and financial burdens of lawsuits aren’t really worth the time. To quote my attorney, “90% of these cases never make it to trial”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk