Cary wrote:Consider a pair of Kids Fly Safe CARES instead of car seats. Lots less cumbersome, light weight, convenient. I bought one for my C172 for Angel Flights. Had to lengthen the strap to go around the double back seat rest, but it would fit on bucket seats without any changes. It works perfectly, keeps the kids tied down and safe, but gives them wiggle room. http://www.kidsflysafe.com/
Headoutdaplane wrote:It is almost embarrassing at this point, but I am running 4000+ hours in 206s, and I will tell you that there is a reason that it is the aircraft for the bush operators up here, they are awesome! The big cargo door, they have the ability to get into short, and bad, and more importantly get out of short and bad, and can carry 1100 lbs of soda pop. Ours all have the seaplane braces, 8.50 10's and either the add on cuffs or the wing tip extension, and cargo pods. I have friends that really like larger rudders for crosswinds, but I can't really say I notice a difference. I flight plan out at 120kts and 16 GPH to be conservative. The turbos are just not cost efficient for the cycles we do, however, we do not have the DAs that I experienced down in AZ and NM where a turbo would really be nice.
Skydive206 wrote:I operate my 206s at gross out of my 1450ft grass strip. They have tuned big engines and wing stol mods. I wouldnt buy a early cheap 206. U206 C model or later are not cheap but thats because of the utility and demand. If you were going to fly the 206 empty the stol kits slow you down only a little off the top end. At gross they will give you a little speed. Chin bump can be reduced with Knots 2 you 206 speed kit. I think the Bonanza with VGs is the best value out today. My Dad bought a A36 and flies it in and out of my place. Even on days that I wish he wouldnt, snow, bad winds, etc. He does have a little time in aircraft so dont use this as a recommendation but what the aircraft will do.
The thought of trying to get 2 kids out of car seats and 4 people out of the single door in a Bo in the event of a water landing isn't quite as nice as having the second door.
Emory Bored wrote:This is a horrible development Dave. I hate to see a dream airplane like this go. And Bo's are an incredible buy these days. That's cheap with all that stuff. Say it ain't so....Bonanza Man wrote:pilot117 wrote: because I'm trying to keep my purchase under $100K and would like some decent avionics. .
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Skydive206 wrote:I operate my 206s at gross out of my 1450ft grass strip. They have tuned big engines and wing stol mods. I wouldnt buy a early cheap 206. U206 C model or later are not cheap but thats because of the utility and demand...
mtv wrote:Gross weight differences between early and late models can be an issue. Working airplanes need all the useful load they can get, and as often as not, those early airplanes are being operated at some pretty high weights....after all, it's a 206, isn't it???
Also, the later models (F and G, I believe) can go to even higher GW with certain modifications. Not always true with the early ones.
"Family" airplanes don't always fly light, either, by the way. Remember the 206 that crashed coming out of Merrill Field a year or so back?
YBW Flyer wrote:I dragged my wife to an egress training session last fall. Although we don't often fly over significant water I thought it would be great emergency 'acclimatization' whether water or fire. It certainly did open our eyes to a lot of small things to think about from 206 flap interference mentioned to making sure your seatbelts are not twisted over. The rest of the class were 20-somethings but the average time to panic, if the egress procedure didn't go smoothly, was about 11 sec.to shear uncontrollable panic (great instructors ensured our safety in the excercises).
On topic, I just purchased a C-205 last month to upsize from our Cardinal FG of the past 13 yrs. I narrowed my search down to P206 or 205 models given my wife's criteria of having her own door to get in/out of, high wing because we camp a lot and nothing beats a lawn chair under the wing, 6-seat roominess (with the back two seats left in the hangar until I sell). Useful load is more than we need for our family of three but I'll be able to haul my folding mtn bike or inflatable kayak which I haven't done since our son was born.
A question for the group, any specific comments on the BUSH STOL kit? Our 205 has it but I'm wondering if a VG kit would be worthwhile or necessary to improve the "small" stabilizer on the early 205's.
N775DB soon to be C-FDAM '63 C-205 in sunny CYBW
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