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#17523 - 01/01/11 03:24 PM New member introductions 2011
G Shreve Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Republic of Texas
Looks like there's no 2011 new member intro's, just yet...

I just signed up...and am looking at buying a high-time 172 with an H2AD engine. I came here looking for specifics of things to look at, look for, and things to be aware of when buying such a model. The FAA says it's a '76 model, but it's got the -76 engine, not sure if it's "T" modded. I'll find out all this stuff in the next couple weeks...

But, I'm looking forward to interacting here and seeing if you folks are half as friendly as the 150/152 Club folks are. I'm based out of Arlington, TX (KGKY), so there may be lots of flyers here that I know already.

I'm currently flying a 1965 E model 150 with the Texas Taildragger Conversion and an E2D 150hp engine conversion. It's a blast to fly. I also have a 152 project in the works. I'm a mechanic, and working on the planes is therapeutic to me. It's nice to be able to tinker on a plane and not have to worry about how long it's taking me to do something. Ever take all day to change tires and lube bearings? grin

I love flying my 150, and would have to sell it to get a 172...and honestly, the thought scares me.

I'm glad there is a 172 related forum available that's active, and easy to use. Thanks to whomever was the founding fathers/mothers.

Here's some pictures: My 150/150TD, and my 152 project.



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Gary
'65 C150E/150hp Taildragger and '78 152 Project

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#17535 - 01/01/11 04:09 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome Gary! Glad to have you here and hope you don't have to peddle the ol 150 to pick up a 172. It would scare me too. FYI, this is Tripp (you may remember me from the 150-152 Club). We're trying to make this place as friendly and helpful as we can!

Welcome again and Happy New Year!

Tripp
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#17536 - 01/01/11 04:16 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Cessna Dude]
Peedie Montgomery Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 3466
Loc: Hickory, NC
Gary. your find this club just as friendly as the 150-152 club is and it is also very easy to use. What would you want for your 150 taildragger, we have some friends looking as I type, and by the way it looks very nice.
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#17538 - 01/01/11 04:36 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
G Shreve Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Republic of Texas
Thanks, Peedie and Tripp. If I were to sell the 150, I imagine it would be less than 20K. It's got over 14,000 hours on the airframe, and the engine is about 400 hours past TBO. I'm in the process of replacing two cylinders, and the other two cylinders got valve jobs, new exhaust guide on one, and basically checked and freshened up. I was hoping to get another 1000 hours out of the engine, using oil analysis to monitor the wear. I wasn't planning on selling anything, but the thought of buying the 172 has me thinking.

It's a far from perfect plane, only has one com, xpdr, encoder, and a panel dock for a 396/496 garmin. There's some things I'd have to do to it before I could sell it. But...the 172 has to pass the prebuy first. I'm going to pull all of the lifters and do a careful evaluation of cam and lifters, as well as borescoping everything. I'm not so concerned about a cylinder with issues as I would be about a cam/lifter issue.

But, it is a hoot to fly. It's got a Sportsman STOL kit on it, and excellent ground handling manners. The gear geometry is very nice.

Thanks for the welcome, too.
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Gary
'65 C150E/150hp Taildragger and '78 152 Project

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#17544 - 01/01/11 05:25 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
Peedie Montgomery Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 3466
Loc: Hickory, NC
G Shreve, thanks for the info will pass it on and get back with you if they need more info. Fly safe and have fun again welcome to the club.
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#17554 - 01/01/11 08:56 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
KYhawkXP Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 128
Loc: Ky
Hi I'm Andy from KY. I own a beautiful 1977 Hawk XP II. I've been flying only a couple of years have about 300 hrs and my IFR rating. Look forward to following the site and learning more. Happy New Year

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#17556 - 01/01/11 09:00 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: KYhawkXP]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Happy new year and welcome to the Club Andy! Don't be shy - post a few pics of that 1977 Hawk XP II in the photo section when you get a chance! Glad to have you with us.
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Due to certain economic uncertainty, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice.
Cessna 172, C172, C-172, Cessna Skyhawk fan.
www.cessna172club.com



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#17557 - 01/01/11 09:00 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: KYhawkXP]
G Shreve Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Republic of Texas
Welcome to the club, Andy. Your plane sounds very nice, but baby those cylinders! grin

I just joined today, also...but have been flying a while. Happy New Year, and welcome aboard!
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Gary
'65 C150E/150hp Taildragger and '78 152 Project

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#17563 - 01/01/11 10:03 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6215
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome to the club, Gary! I'm the other (co-conspirator) "founding mother" as it were. We're glad you found us and hope you'll hang out here often.

I love your picture of your taildragger with Air Force 1 in the background. Who knows, maybe the President was looking over at your plane, jealous of your ride smile
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Co-Conspirator, Cessna 172 Club and Forum
http://www.cessna172club.com


Owner of N291ME, a 2000 Cessna 172SP

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#17564 - 01/01/11 10:49 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: California Flyer]
G Shreve Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Republic of Texas
I'm sure GW was jealous. I knew the SS guys were eye-balling my plane. The probably couldn't figure out what it was. LOL.

It's one of my favorite pictures. TSTC-Waco Airport.
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Gary
'65 C150E/150hp Taildragger and '78 152 Project

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#17734 - 01/04/11 03:53 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
Clyde Domengeaux Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 14
Loc: TEXAS
Good morning to all. I am in N.C. looking at the purchase of a 1965 172. As a first time owner, I am skeptical,even after reading articles;AOPA data; a book by Bill Clarke; etc.This a/c was owned by a fmly for 27 yrs, has 4000hrs on airframe,1500hrs on engine. We did fly the aircraft and it is still rock solid on controls,and trims out nicely. the engine is smooth,but high on time on the 1800 TBO. Any suggestions/recommendations? I did notice/and it was pointed out that there is an oil leak coming from the cowling, dripping one drop on the nose wheel cover. The owner says it is common for this engine. Comments?

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#17738 - 01/04/11 04:28 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Clyde Domengeaux]
EdW Offline
Club Sponsor
Gold Pilot

Registered: 11/21/10
Posts: 1647
Loc: Just east of Graceland
My T-41 has qalmost 9,000 hours on it, and it's still a solid airplane. At 1400 hours on the engine, if you're worried about TBO, you're realistically looking at over eight years of flying (the national average is under 50 hours per year usage). It has flown an average of less than ninety hours per year so far, and this was through the most active period of General Aviation. It realy depends on the frequency and quality of the care the aircraft has had. What is in the damage history? Quality of any repairs? Is it/has it been hangared?

Where is the oil drippage coming from? Most external leaks are easy to find and cure. Most common, in my experience, is around the seals for the pushrod housings. Usually, you can release the clamps, slide the boots around and reseat the clamps, never to see the leak again. I had one guy come in complaining of a bad leak at the back of his engine, and found his alternator was loose. Another had a bad gasket under a mag. How is the compression? Have they ben doing oil samples? Have a local mech (NOT theirs!) wash the engine and do a runup to find the leak. He should also do a compression check per the latest TCM Service Bulletin.

The final check should be in your head/heart. Does she talk to you? Remember back when you were young, did you want a Marilyn Monroe and settle for a Roseanna Roseanna Dana? Cars and airplanes work the same way.

Your move.

Ed
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#17739 - 01/04/11 04:29 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Clyde Domengeaux]
Rusty Rudder Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 8418
Loc: Fair Haven New York
Welcome Clyde DOmengeaux ! You probably already know this, but, a pre-buy inspection would be money well spent...

Maybe an A&P or more mechanically knowledgable member will chime in ....
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#17740 - 01/04/11 04:33 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: EdW]
Rusty Rudder Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 8418
Loc: Fair Haven New York
Originally Posted By: EdW
The final check should be in your head/heart. Does she talk to you? Remember back when you were young, did you want a Marilyn Monroe and settle for a Roseanna Roseanna Dana? Cars and airplanes work the same way.

Ed


Now there is a classic line Ed, never heard it put quite like that !!!! LOL
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#17814 - 01/04/11 10:58 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Clyde Domengeaux]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: Clyde Domengeaux
Good morning to all. I am in N.C. looking at the purchase of a 1965 172. As a first time owner, I am skeptical,even after reading articles;AOPA data; a book by Bill Clarke; etc.This a/c was owned by a fmly for 27 yrs, has 4000hrs on airframe,1500hrs on engine. We did fly the aircraft and it is still rock solid on controls,and trims out nicely. the engine is smooth,but high on time on the 1800 TBO. Any suggestions/recommendations? I did notice/and it was pointed out that there is an oil leak coming from the cowling, dripping one drop on the nose wheel cover. The owner says it is common for this engine. Comments?
Welcome Clyde and good luck with that purchase. You'll surely find a bit of help (and opinions) here!
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Due to certain economic uncertainty, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice.
Cessna 172, C172, C-172, Cessna Skyhawk fan.
www.cessna172club.com



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#17821 - 01/04/11 11:40 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Cessna Dude]
Peedie Montgomery Offline
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 3466
Loc: Hickory, NC
Clyde,welcome to the club,great people,good information,and all are very helpful. Where in NC are you? I live in caldwell co. keep both my aircraft @ NC27. I have a 1965 172 G and A 1964 150 E both great planes. A pre buy is always money well spent.but sometimes we think about the $$$$$$$$$$$ maybe if the price is low enough to buy a new engine then it could be a buy.And it wouldn't hurt to do a title search too.Good luck let me know where your at and maybe we can have lunch and talk about the 172.
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Ya'll Fly Safe and Often

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#17963 - 01/06/11 03:22 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
Gordon Brown Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 15
Loc: Pa
Hello all. I have recently joined this forum several days ago and have found the discussions to be very helpful. I had my license for a number of years but cease to keep my license current because of my career and family. I am now semi retired and have been actively flying since last August. At the present I rent 172's from a local operator but I may consider looking for a used 172. Not certain if that is wise since the operator has 4-1977-172's in good condition. Rent is not cheap not is buying. I will pay close attention to the discussions in this forum.
Gordon

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#17971 - 01/06/11 05:02 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Gordon Brown]
vettdvr Offline
Club Sponsor
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 7724
Loc: Slidell La
Welcome Gordon to the 172 Forum. I like you quit flying for a while family and career. Fully retired I did chose to buy a 1978 N 160 hp in good mechanical shape about a 6 cosmetic and 1600 hr engine.
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Vettdvr

Single/Multi/instrument/type/commercial But then I am still learning.

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#17976 - 01/06/11 05:21 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: vettdvr]
Gordon Brown Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 15
Loc: Pa
I notice vettdvr that you have a vette. I too drive an 08 c6. Love it and enjoy the drive to the airport almost as much fun as flying.

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#17983 - 01/06/11 06:22 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Gordon Brown]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: Gordon Brown
Hello all. I have recently joined this forum several days ago and have found the discussions to be very helpful. I had my license for a number of years but cease to keep my license current because of my career and family. I am now semi retired and have been actively flying since last August. At the present I rent 172's from a local operator but I may consider looking for a used 172. Not certain if that is wise since the operator has 4-1977-172's in good condition. Rent is not cheap not is buying. I will pay close attention to the discussions in this forum.
Gordon

Welcome to the fray Gordon and best of luck with your potential 172 purchase. Do pay attention to what you read here - we've got a lot of knowledgeable, friendly members who will definitely help! Ask and you will learn.
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www.cessna172club.com



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#18071 - 01/06/11 07:55 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
Passin Thru Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 13
Loc: VA
This is only an experiment to see where the post goes.

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#18072 - 01/06/11 07:58 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Passin Thru]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Well it won't go much further than a big phat welcome to the Cessna 172 Club! Hope you'll do more than just pass through Passin Thru. Glad to have you here. Where in VA are you from?
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Cessna 172, C172, C-172, Cessna Skyhawk fan.
www.cessna172club.com



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#18074 - 01/06/11 08:05 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: G Shreve]
Passin Thru Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 13
Loc: VA
Hello all. I am a SEL Pilot and An A&P, retired from McDonell Douglas Flight Test Division. Still fool around with oil changes and light work but can't do stuff where I have to get down on the concrete due to bad knees. Hope I can lend some help once in awhile to someone as I worked on 172s and flew them too. Some of my experience came from working for the Flying Club at Palo Alto. Some highlights of my career are 1st Flights of MD 11 and C 17 and flying a 172 on final, crossing Moffett Field under Moffetts Controller with a P3 climbing directly in front of me, could see the pilots teeth when he grinned.

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#18076 - 01/06/11 08:06 PM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Passin Thru]
Passin Thru Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 13
Loc: VA
I'm about 10 mi west of Leesburg.

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#18154 - 01/07/11 02:45 AM Re: New member introductions 2011 [Re: Passin Thru]
Rusty Rudder Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 8418
Loc: Fair Haven New York
Greetings Passin Thru (PT) ! Glad you found us !!
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