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Forum: Messages 06-15-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ernie Martin
If Herb Harney, who's the principal SOAPA person,...

If Herb Harney, who's the principal SOAPA person, will let me, I'll still participate and try to help out.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 06-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ernie Martin
Giving Up My License, Selling My 1977 337G

After 21 years with 3 Skymasters -- and extensive involvement with SOAPA -- I'm giving up my license and selling my beloved 1977 337G. The combination of age (77 years) and getting rusty due to...
Forum: Aircraft For Sale 06-15-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,190
Posted By Ernie Martin
Caltech engineer selling his 1977 337G

As you'll read in the general messages, I'm giving up my license and selling my beloved 1977 337G. It's my third Skymaster over the last 21 years, and I've participated with the same mechanic in all...
Forum: Messages 12-02-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,880
Posted By Ernie Martin
No se si es el mejor juego

Iím on my 3rd 337 (69D, 73G, 77G) and have been happy with the factory autopilot (if not working well there are still shops that fix them and can do it with just the units, off the aircraft). If...
Forum: Messages 11-22-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ernie Martin
Because the wings are dihedral (higher at the...

Because the wings are dihedral (higher at the tip) there is no fuel visible at the fueling port until you have 37 gallons in the tank.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 11-22-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ernie Martin
No 100LL in Great Harbour Cay. I do have a...

No 100LL in Great Harbour Cay. I do have a calibrated dipstick but it starts showing fuel at 37 gallons, so if you have less -- and the 1-hour flight to Miami with 100% margin requires only 20...
Forum: Messages 11-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,814
Posted By Ernie Martin
My Ditching in Bahamian Waters

If you've seen the avatar by my name, with my Skymaster in the water and a bandage on my head, you may know of this ditching.

At the request of a reader, I've re-posted an account of this accident...
Forum: Messages 11-22-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ernie Martin
Short version: lost both engines over Bahamian...

Short version: lost both engines over Bahamian waters with 2 passengers on board, ditched my 1977 337G successfully, rescued by nearby ship. Coverage with pictures by a local news station is attached...
Forum: Messages 11-20-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,484
Posted By Ernie Martin
Flight Instructions for a Skymaster

My 28 year old daughter wanted me to show her how to fly my Skymaster so I wrote her abbreviated instructions which I'm attaching here.

It is NOT comprehensive enough for learning to fly, but it may...
Forum: Messages 11-11-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,166
Posted By Ernie Martin
An update for those who may have a similar...

An update for those who may have a similar problem in the future.

Spoke to Garmin. The navigation database does NOT delete automatically after X years. It should be there and I should be able to...
Forum: Messages 11-10-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,166
Posted By Ernie Martin
Will do. Thanks. Ernie

Will do. Thanks.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 11-10-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,166
Posted By Ernie Martin
Thanks, Jim. I only fly VFR (unlike up north, IFR...

Thanks, Jim. I only fly VFR (unlike up north, IFR here is always thunderstorms) and I don't have a portable Garmin unit.

To clarify, the $499 subscription will last 6 years, at which time I buy...
Forum: Messages 11-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,166
Posted By Ernie Martin
Help with Garmin Database Update

My 337G has a Garmin GTN650. The data card needs updating and the Garmin website is not very clear. I'd be most grateful if any of you can help me with these questions:

1. If I only fly in Florida...
Forum: Messages 10-13-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,331
Posted By Ernie Martin
Smile If Skymasters are rare in the US, imagine in the...

If Skymasters are rare in the US, imagine in the Bahamas where I've done most of my flying in the past 20 years.

And their rarity led to 2 humorous encounters.

At a remote out-island, where the...
Forum: Messages 10-03-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,193
Posted By Ernie Martin
A word of caution is that a flap setting beyond...

A word of caution is that a flap setting beyond 2/3 MAY be dangerous.

There have been instances of a flap cable breaking on one wing and the aircraft rolling uncontrollably because of insufficient...
Forum: Messages 09-15-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By Ernie Martin
My views exactly. As a young man I spent 5 years...

My views exactly. As a young man I spent 5 years modifying and racing cars (one of them a modified Corvair) but was never much attracted to Corvettes. But this is a game changer.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 09-10-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By Ernie Martin
2020 Mid-Engine Corvette

I know this isn't Skymaster related and I may be scolded but after a year's wait I've just got my 2020 Corvette. Fabulous! Picture below.
Forum: Messages 06-27-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ernie Martin
Thanks, George, for the insight. Ernie

Thanks, George, for the insight.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 06-26-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ernie Martin
Actually, Jeff, another equally beautiful woman...

Actually, Jeff, another equally beautiful woman is in the film. Ana de Armas is engaged to Ben Affleck and appears in her birth day suit with unforgettable features.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 06-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ernie Martin
Movie with lots of Skymasters -- 2 shot down

Wasp Network is out on Netflix with lots of Skymasters, including the 2 shot down by Cuban Migs.

I had been told of the film, but expected an amateurish effort. Instead, it's a first-class,...
Forum: Messages 03-15-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ernie Martin
Good to know. Thanks. Ernie

Good to know. Thanks.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 03-12-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ernie Martin
Thank you, PatrolPilot, but I'm still VERY...

Thank you, PatrolPilot, but I'm still VERY surprised by this. I get the lead length, but I've been under the impression that it's much more, that a gauge which uses an E probe will NOT work...
Forum: Messages 03-11-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ernie Martin
For PatrolPilot: the key question is whether the...

For PatrolPilot: the key question is whether the Aircraft Spruce type K probe works with the ORIGINAL factory gauge? let us know when you find out.

I understand the concern about using EGT for...
Forum: Messages 03-10-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ernie Martin
For PatrolPilot: did the Aircraft Spruce type K...

For PatrolPilot: did the Aircraft Spruce type K probe work with the original factory gauge? The original is a type E (which I believe has one lead grounded) and I was under the impression that a type...
Forum: Messages 03-06-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ernie Martin
Help with EGT Probe and a Suggestion on Fire Extinguisher

1. I'm having trouble finding the EGT probe that is clamped on the exhaust pipe of the engine, feeding temperature to the EGT gauge. Looks as shown in the picture below. Cessna PN is C668501-0110...
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