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Forum: Messages 04-30-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,994
Posted By John Hoffman
brake line swivel joints

Bill - There was a post/replies within the last month on the CPA (Cessna Pilots Association) forum. It was a 210 that had leaking swivel joints - sounds like what you are dealing with and hopefully...
Forum: Messages 01-20-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Poll: Fly In 2011
Views: 6,257
Posted By John Hoffman
Herb - just voted for location - Key West. Dont...

Herb - just voted for location - Key West. Dont need to vote a date as either suggestion works for us. Just my observation re. locations to date, there may be a summary to be made between looking at...
Forum: Messages 04-25-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,173
Posted By John Hoffman
Linked tanks

Hooking up all 3 tanks must have started with the -G models, my 1973G is that way - no switching.
Forum: Messages 03-29-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,989
Posted By John Hoffman
Tbo

The hours on these engines of the plane for sale should answer the question someone had re. will they make TBO?
Forum: Messages 03-28-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,069
Posted By John Hoffman
dddddddddd

dddddddddd
Forum: Messages 03-07-10, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,521
Posted By John Hoffman
Smile N5zx

Not to steal your post but your decision tree is where I am except I might drop out a few of the lower branches, that is I dont plan on doing it unless absolutely forced to. At that point I am...
Forum: Messages 01-18-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 202,929
Posted By John Hoffman
This is exactly where I am on this Cessna...

This is exactly where I am on this Cessna proposal - if they want to hide behind the protection they got for legacy planes then they are asking for a reopener on the whole thing if they want to...
Forum: Messages 01-18-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 202,929
Posted By John Hoffman
Way back in the dark ages when I worked as a...

Way back in the dark ages when I worked as a quality assurance engineer the team was constantly coming up with ways to perform NDE on new assemblies that were being designed as the plant was being...
Forum: Messages 11-09-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,567
Posted By John Hoffman
Tom

I have a 1973 NA plane and usually fly 23x23 as high as I can, I expect to see 145K and burn a little less than 20gph. Since you are burning the fuel you must be making good power so my guess is...
Forum: Messages 10-04-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,248
Posted By John Hoffman
Had the exact situation you describe some time...

Had the exact situation you describe some time ago. Usually in cruise an alt. (Front I believe) would drop off and stay off till voltage dropped some then would come back on and stay on for a good...
Forum: Recommended Destinations and Fuel Stops 07-22-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,305
Posted By John Hoffman
Larry - Filed to White Cloud and V26 across great...

Larry - Filed to White Cloud and V26 across great flite and good route both ways for us. Spent 5 days on the penninsula and enjoyed it a lot, did a fish boil and ate lots of lake fish. Initially...
Forum: Recommended Destinations and Fuel Stops 07-13-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,305
Posted By John Hoffman
Thanks for the replies - just what I needed. Wife...

Thanks for the replies - just what I needed. Wife found some things for the weekend there so we now plan to fly up Thursday for a long weekend. Looking forward to the fish boil and anything else that...
Forum: Recommended Destinations and Fuel Stops 07-12-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,305
Posted By John Hoffman
Lake Michigan Crossing

We are planning a flite from home base in SE Indiana to Sturgeon Bay Wi this tuesday to spend some time in Door County. Best route from here is up thru Michigan to cross Lake Mi. at Crystal Lake ...
Forum: Messages 05-25-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,618
Posted By John Hoffman
Mabey the things I mentioned are standard on a G...

Mabey the things I mentioned are standard on a G model, im just running on memory that they may have been added with a Robertson. I never paid much attention to the ailerons either but just happened...
Forum: Messages 05-24-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,618
Posted By John Hoffman
Yep - the Robertson is interconnected with the...

Yep - the Robertson is interconnected with the ailerons so that as you add flaps the ailerons come down a bit to increase lift. Robertson also includes stall fences, leading edge cuffs and drooped...
Forum: Messages 05-18-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,743
Posted By John Hoffman
Rick - as a follow up, ill be at a dinner meeting...

Rick - as a follow up, ill be at a dinner meeting Wednesday nite along Sawmill road, must be in your backyard. Im driving but if there is any advantage to getting together, we could talk before...
Forum: Messages 05-18-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,743
Posted By John Hoffman
Rick - Im based at CEV in Indiana about 100km...

Rick - Im based at CEV in Indiana about 100km west of Columbus. Sorry for the slow response but be happy to fly you around Indiana. Bring the 335, I flew one of those all over the country before the...
Forum: Messages 05-14-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,888
Posted By John Hoffman
Herb - thanks to you and the crew for the meeting...

Herb - thanks to you and the crew for the meeting work. We had a great time and Branson was a nice suprise, the waterfront there is a lot of fun. Looking forward to the next meeting.
Forum: Messages 04-20-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,649
Posted By John Hoffman
That was my thought re. shuting/or idiling the...

That was my thought re. shuting/or idiling the front engine. Being able to taxi with that rear engine mounted up high is just another Skymaster standard benefit.
Forum: Messages 04-19-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,649
Posted By John Hoffman
If I suspect the taxiway/apron could be dirty I...

If I suspect the taxiway/apron could be dirty I wouldnt hesitate to shut the front down to taxi in but taxi out for takeoff with both engines for the reasons Herb has mentioned.
Forum: Recommended Destinations and Fuel Stops 04-08-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Poll: Soapa 2009
Views: 35,796
Posted By John Hoffman
Herb - thanks for the reminder re. reservations,...

Herb - thanks for the reminder re. reservations, made a room res. yesterday for arrival Tuesday 5/5 thru Sunday 5/10 - Ill be a bit early so if you need anything pre meeting just message me. Also...
Forum: Messages 03-15-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,714
Posted By John Hoffman
ipasgas - note my post today re. landing the 337....

ipasgas - note my post today re. landing the 337. That was at LUK with an instructor named Ralph who unfortunately passed away . We flew a complete pattern to touch down "hands off".
Forum: Messages 03-15-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,222
Posted By John Hoffman
Flew with an instructor who was a great Skymaster...

Flew with an instructor who was a great Skymaster guy - he had me fly the pattern and down final with out ever touching the yoke. It was all pedals nose up trim and throttle. Had full up trim down...
Forum: Messages 03-09-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,736
Posted By John Hoffman
I had the front mounts replaced at last years...

I had the front mounts replaced at last years annual. It was going to be an easy annual and the A&P could have been looking for extras, not a problem as they were probably the original 1973 mounts....
Forum: Messages 01-29-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,248
Posted By John Hoffman
I was taught to cycle the prop 3 times on the...

I was taught to cycle the prop 3 times on the first takeoff of the day to get fresh and warm oil in the hub also verifies feathering action.
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