LSA weight increase

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  1. Oct 10, 2018 #21

    Dennis Flamini

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    Jack, Remember a "life sentence" from the FAA at our age is no big deal!
     
  2. Oct 10, 2018 #22

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    Well, I had my flight review today. I've been saying each one would probably be my last for at least the last 3 = 6 years. I'm not saying that anymore....heck my CFI is 76 and going strong. Losing almost 30 # and eating better + walking more I feel better than I have since the back surgery 12 years ago. Riding the bike(motorcycle) more even thinking about trying a coast to coast ride. At least ride south for the winter. Won't happen but I feel like it.

    Alas the FAA isn't my problem it's money. Everything with a motor is turing to S... from the B&S's on the garden tractors to the Lycoming on the Bipe. Knock on wood the O290 is hanging in there........:)

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  3. Oct 11, 2018 at 12:20 AM #23

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    That was my plan....but my 8k Cessna is now a 55k Cessna.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2018 at 8:12 PM #24

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  5. Oct 14, 2018 at 11:57 PM #25

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    Cessna 150,can u say aluminum junk that teaches bad flying skills
    Danny 007
     
  6. Oct 15, 2018 at 1:14 PM #26

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    It depends on the instructor. I believe the C150 to be the most successful trainer ever

    My instructor and I were talking about the 150 after my flight review and I recalled the time back in 1971 when I thought if I could ever manage to own a C150 my life would be complete. Now all these years later after owning many aircraft like a Pitts Specials etc. that other pilots only dream about.....if the LSA weight is raised to include the old C150, owing one in my old age might not be that bad........

    Indeed the original decision to set a LSA weight limit which did not include the C150 may be the single biggest error ever done by the FAA.

    Jack
     
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  7. Oct 15, 2018 at 1:45 PM #27

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    "if the LSA weight is raised to include the old C150, owing one in my old age might not be that bad... Indeed the original decision to set a LSA weight limit which did not include the C150 may be the single biggest error ever done by the FAA...."

    Agreed... (well, actually I've wanted a Colt, but I agree on the notion...
     
  8. Oct 15, 2018 at 5:50 PM #28

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    If you look at the Piper J3, PA11, and PA18-95, near identical airframes with some modest refinements in the -11 and -18. That these were not all LSA from the beginning is just one of many examples of the stupidity of LSA rules.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2018 at 8:50 PM #29

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    Or how about this: Two absolutely identical Champs. One is LSA, the other not. The ONLY difference is one has a higher GW noted when the "no-bounce" gear was installed, the other didn't. Even if you remove the gear and return it to its original configuration and max GW, it's still not LSA -- and never can be. How stupid is that?
     
  10. Oct 15, 2018 at 9:05 PM #30

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    Taylorcraft, Aeronca, Luscombe, Ercoupe etc all similar examples.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2018 at 2:43 AM #31

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    Don’t knock the 150 too much, it’s taught a lot of people how to fly. With an optimistic 100 hp and 40 degrees of flaps it forces a student to fly the wing and not rely on power to cover bad technique. Good airspeed control is a skill that is seldom taught with enough emphasis these days.
     
  12. Oct 16, 2018 at 5:13 AM #32

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    I had one for about 20 years. The number was N$$007. When the last three was used it sometimes was a little amusing. Be careful Mr. Bond, you might be talking about your cousin. :)

    will
     
  13. Oct 16, 2018 at 2:51 PM #33

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    I used to rent an old square-tail; was a plain bird missing the gyros (holes in the panel) but with those real, manual flaps you could get into and out of almost anywhere as long as it was light… for a couple of summers I used to pack a lunch and fly down to a cornfield strip to hang out for the afternoon with the ultra-light guys… looked like a C5A compared to their birds, but what the heck… wasn’t fancy or pedigreed, but I flew it quite a bit until a student whacked it up…
     

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