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by JimC
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: A good day for flying
Replies: 0
Views: 786

A good day for flying

Eli tells folks, "I fly in the front, and Paw Paw rides in the back".
1946 Piper J3, Continental O-200
by JimC
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 9414

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

Why is night VFR in uncontrolled airspace illegal in Ireland ?
by JimC
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Lightspeed Headsets
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: Lightspeed Headsets

I've had two Lightspeed 30-3G's and two Lightspeed Zulu's. I'd rate them as slightly better than Bose, and Customer Service is great. (no offense intended to those who prefer Bose. -- I agree about bluetooth and spend a lot of time listening to bluetoothed mp3 music on the Zulu's).
by JimC
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tail Wheel
Replies: 20
Views: 6043

Re: Tail Wheel

David, we did have a lot less on our plates back then. I learned in a J3 and most of my time to this day is in taildraggers, so I never got into the habit of using much rudder in one. I just put in a rudder deflection for the average crosswind and modulate that as required by the gusts, so I general...
by JimC
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tail Wheel
Replies: 20
Views: 6043

Re: Tail Wheel

.....If there were enough tail-draggers around so that everyone could be trained to First Solo in such an one how much more complete and comprehensive and less costly would be our training. I agree with the less costly part (am not so sure about the more complete and comprehensive). I bought a J3 Cu...
by JimC
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: First Solo by Harry Humphreys
Replies: 15
Views: 4652

Re: First Solo by Harry Humphreys

Congratulations, Harry (and Dad) !!
All the best,
JimC
P.S. cubpilot, what do you fly? I'm a bit of a cub nut myself.
by JimC
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tail Wheel
Replies: 20
Views: 6043

Re: Tail Wheel

Sierra Papa, I've got about 1500 hours in a J3 Cub and have enjoyed every one of them.
Have fun and happy flying,
JimC
by JimC
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Tailwheel @ EIWT?
Replies: 32
Views: 6054

.....Have one of our own in bits so not my bag. I know that feeling. My PA-11 and J3 are currently in bits. Am in the midst of overhauling a C85 stroker for the 11, and am finishing up my PA-12 rebuild (recover and installing an O-320-A off a 150 hp Pawnee). In the meantime, I've loaned my O-200 to ...
by JimC
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: stall spin
Replies: 12
Views: 3853

What about those of us who fly antique aircraft that are certified non-electric? I wouldn't want a flight recorder on board anyway.
JimC
by JimC
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Leap Forward...
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

No. Just intended to block traffic during the takeoff run. I've used them when flying a J3 off public highways in Arkansas during search and rescue operations.
JimC
by JimC
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Tailwheel @ EIWT?
Replies: 32
Views: 6054

J3Cub, do you know if EI-CUB is back in the air yet?

What was the issue with the J3 on tarmac?

JimC
by JimC
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Leap Forward...
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

Several southern states in the US allow takeoff from public roads. Most do require that a flagman be on hand.
JimC
by JimC
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Harmon Rocket
Replies: 2
Views: 915

A friend of mine had one. I wasn't too impressed with it (except for the speed and rate of climb). Main gear shook a lot on grass.
JimC
by JimC
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: What headset are you using?
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

LightSpeed 30-3G

Am planning to splurge on a Zulu

JimC
by JimC
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: hrs to solo
Replies: 21
Views: 4843

It seems to take longer these days. In 1965, I solo'd in a J3 in 7 hours, 20 minutes. Would have been quicker, but I had my arm in a sling after a motorcycle accident, and my instructor wouldn't solo me till I got the sling off. On the other hand, modern teaching techniques probably make for better ...