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Ron McBride

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Ron McBride last won the day on December 10 2015

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  1. After someone does a lo5 of research, it is possible a buyer could buy the debts for Penny’s on the dollar. And eventually own enough to force the sale. Any bankruptcy attorneys here?..
  2. How about weigh the plane with only unusable weight and figure the balance. Then still on the jacks, fill the plane and rebalance. Compare all weights and balance and compare to old weights and the poh.
  3. If you are chaining the tail to ground to lift the plane, what keeps the tail off of the ground when the cg is changed. Climbing on the wing, removal of the prop etc.
  4. When I updated the F that I had. GNS 430, step 30, alt hold, gpss, heading control etc. it was around $40 amu. I got about $20,000 out of it when I sold the plane 10 years later. About 500 hrs. The safety and utility was well worth it. Your money, your life, your choice.
  5. I had an engine failure just before rotation in a C310 post annual flight. IA had given me BFR a couple of weeks earlier. replaced a broken cylinder and had to do it again next week.
  6. The switch should operate correctly. Approximately 70 mph if I remember correctly. If higher you can have a density altitude problem to achieve the ability to retract the gear. I had the switch calibrated and eventually replaced. I then installed a back up push button switch to by pass the airspeed switch.
  7. Why not. Tubes are cheap vs the headache of a flat.
  8. Did you follow the Poh instructions, pull the breaker, engage the crank, then it takes about 50+ cranks. also, it is not recommended to practice this in the air, these units are fragile. Have your mechanic put it on jacks, then practice.
  9. When O’bama was in la. I got caught in Fullerton. Talked to FSS they day before. The next day, they helped me file the next day, ifr limited to var only. Clear day, rapid fire instructions, under lax approaches towards El Monte. Then climb towards Gorman. All of the rings are for different times and different days. Good luck, fly safe or drive.
  10. There are several pilot/ instructor here with lots of bravo time. They are not cheap. Would you rather learn right, or risk your family with poor instruction?
  11. Is it Orange and black? Fresh paint?
  12. Is this the first time that the gears have been replaced in 50 years? When I did mine in my “F”, this was a great improvement.
  13. Do you get a special rate from your electric provider? Did you have to upgrade your home electric panel?
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