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Thread: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    When you park your airplane outside and don't have gust locks then always pull one notch of flaps. It will prevent the flaps from being bounced against the stops in gusty winds. When I fly long distance I run my tanks empty to get maximum range. I mean tanks since I have four wing tanks. I run each auxiliary tank and the right main tank until the engine sputters. Then get on the ground when down to a third of a tank on the left main.

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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    I pull the flaps on, yoke/stick tied with seat belt and tie down tail to the wind. That way the air rolls over the top of the flaps rather than bouncing them around.

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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    Flew into Harvey two weeks back for a late dinner on Main Street. Beautiful evening, less then 10min. flight from KAWO.
    Give a shout when you get in. Can’t wait to meet ya and help out.
    Best landing instructor was a RV4 pilot who owned a Pacer. Power off abreast end of runway, base, final, then right before flare, give it a few hundred RPM to get prop authority into controls. Man this guy was SO helpful in getting my confidence back after a ground loop. Can stick wheel lands, engine out, etc. (engines out//don’t let it get below 80mph for flare) BUT, a right crosswind on 16 at Friday Harbor is not to mess with . . . will fill you in.
    Currently replacing rubber engine mounts this week.

    Cheers and congrats!

    Larry

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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacer42Z View Post
    When you park your airplane outside and don't have gust locks then always pull one notch of flaps. It will prevent the flaps from being bounced against the stops in gusty winds. When I fly long distance I run my tanks empty to get maximum range. I mean tanks since I have four wing tanks. I run each auxiliary tank and the right main tank until the engine sputters. Then get on the ground when down to a third of a tank on the left main.

    Juergen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I pull the flaps on, yoke/stick tied with seat belt and tie down tail to the wind. That way the air rolls over the top of the flaps rather than bouncing them around.
    The best solution is gust locks, check out the flyer Steve posted in post #6 in this thread. I have them (my airplane is in the ad) and keep them in the baggage compartment all the time. http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...ck-for-Clipper
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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    Gents,

    Has anyone tried the Airgizmo universal gust locks @ aircraft spruce?
    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ickkey=3010152

    Greg

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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    I like the strap method those use.
    “Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.”
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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    Quote Originally Posted by grbamford View Post
    Gents,

    Has anyone tried the Airgizmo universal gust locks @ aircraft spruce?
    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ickkey=3010152

    Greg
    I bought a set for a customer recently and really like them.

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    Default Re: New to me PA-22-160, first day of ownership, 600NM, 10 landings

    Thanks guys! Just bought a set and The Claw tie down kit. Getting ready for Oshkosh. I appreciate the info. I'll let you know how they work out.

    Greg

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