Fly-n-Low

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About Fly-n-Low

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Mound, Louisiana
  • Interests Boats, cars, airplanes. Not necessarily in that order.

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  1. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic AI and robots   

    A pretty funny joke. Made me laugh!!!
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  2. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Removing paint from landing gear   

    Aircraft stripper. If you blast, use glass beads or plastic media. Sand is too rough/tough.
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  3. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Looking for some advice on a plane purchase   

    I learned tailwheel in a Citabria. The Avid is short and the gear narrow so you better have some.... a lot of tail experience IMO.
     
    I wonder how many will admit going around in an Avid? Me twice. Once was almost bad.
     
    They make wider landing gear and a fuselage extension for a reason!!!
     
    That said, I am fine with a short fuse and wider tundra gear!
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  4. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic In line fuel filter   

    I have two glass screens from my tanks to the header where I can see them. Then two smaller filters, one per carb, under the cowl.
    I really don't like my on and off valve as it is not an aircraft part. I did replace the cheap primer with one from a Piper. Much better!
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  5. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic AI and robots   

    How about active landing gear like on "Handle"...
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  6. Fly-n-Low added a topic in Avid fox flyers pics and vids   

    AI and robots
    They are getting better and better. I remember when the "dogs" had two stroke engines!!!
     
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  7. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic New guy from IL   

    Very nice!!!
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  8. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Just bought my first airplane!!!   

    Didn't even think about that!!! I guess I am lucky!!! Especially with our roads!
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  9. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic C gearbox and electric starter kit (unused)   

    PM sent. I want the starter!!! String pulling sucks!
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  10. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Not a cowboy...   

    YouTube: Liked and Subscribed.
    That was awesome!!!
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  11. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Near Head-on this past Saturday evening   

    I know. I've had to abort a few landings because the idiot didn't listen to the tower.
    It just seems like it is getting worse. I know insurance fraud is!!!
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  12. Fly-n-Low added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Near Head-on this past Saturday evening
    Driving down the hwy out in the country coming back from the store with beer on my passenger seat, doggie in the back seat. Thinking about cooking and eating supper with my son.... I see two cars approaching one behind the other. Right at the last minute, the car behind yanks out to pass. I was like, "F**k, that is close!!!" I hit the brakes hard with bright lights blazing!!! The car being passed realized what was happening and braked hard also! That sure helped us both. I would have left the road partially, but not enough to kill myself. My truck weighs over 7K# and has a 3" level with 34" tall shoes. I can take out an Impala. Or at least make a mark to provide proof of fault. These days, you leave the road and roll over, they will keep going............. SO I moved to the edge of the road, but held my ground. F**k them!!! Doggie hit the rear seat (Charlie is fine. Thankfully Aussies are TOUGH) and I had broken beer leaking in my floor!!! I almost turned around to pursue but had to check on Charlie.

    Not two days ago I was passed in a no passing zone (double yellow) on same hwy. 55mph speed limit. I was doing 60 when they passed me. This is common.
    I am done with this shit!!!
    So I have been looking at cameras. I had to go for the Garmin and their 4 camera versatility. I can run two systems, then bind them all for a 4 camera system for trips, etc.
    Here is the first one I looked at: Link for the Qvia at a retailer. $220 two camera, GPS included. Says regular $359. Looks like a good deal...

    https://www.finedashcam.com/collecti...-imx326-sensor
    BUT GARMIN!!!

    With Garmin, you buy separate cameras. I bought the 56 with a Mini and the cable to set it up for motion detection while parked.

    Factory price:

    56 $200
    Mini $129
    Power cord $ 34

    So, $353? But it IS Garmin. How much is your deductible?

    56: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/66.../010-02231-10#

    Mini: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/62.../010-02062-00#

    Power cord to enable motion sensors when parked. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-12530-03
    Opinions are welcome. Hard to believe we have to resort to this.
     
    UP SIDE... It would work on a plane???
     
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  13. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic what is a bush pilot?   

    I as shaking my head "yes" the entire time I was reading that, Leni!!!
    All I know about true bush flying I learned from TV shows, fishing, hunting shows and the few movies. Landing on gravel bars to fish, hunt, etc. Those are the bush pilots.
    Not going to get too far on on a limb, but those YouTube stars and their gang aren't bush pilots.
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  14. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Draco crash at Reno today (9/16/2019)   

    Wow... A shame but they are lucky.
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  15. Fly-n-Low added a post in a topic Something you hate to see.   

    Boy would that suck!! Really suck if you totaled your bird in the middle of no where like you say.
    And being above the water. I was thinking that when I rode around with a buddy in a J3 over the Mississippi river. Down here it can be a mile wide depending on the stage.
    Hope they heal up okay!
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