Skymaster Forum  

Go Back   Skymaster Forum > Messages
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-23-21, 07:37 PM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 401
mshac is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up The Official "Airplanes I owned before my Skymaster" Thread

I'll start:

Tomahawk (105 knots for 6 gph)
C-150J - (95 knots for 5 gph)
Geronimo (1958 Apache with lipstick) 135 knots for 16 gph
Twin Bonanza J50: 1961 Supercharged - (34 GPH for 165 knots), unless very high (low flight levels), which you could see close to 200 knots - but you better have O2!
E55 Baron (great airplane, 180 knots at 8k, 28 GPH)
C172P (can't beat it for ease of flight - 110 knots for 8.5 gph) Had it on lease-back at a flight school and it was flown constantly.
58 Baron (Wife liked the club seating, had 310 RAM engines, still 185 knot airplane @ 32 gph)
C310F (175 Knot airplane, but would do it on 22 gph)
F35 Bonanza (140 knots for 12.5 gph) Sweet flying airplane.

You don't have to do the fuel thing, but I thought it was interesting.

Last edited by mshac : 07-23-21 at 07:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-23-21, 08:38 PM
Rick Erwin Rick Erwin is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: KLOU
Posts: 95
Rick Erwin is on a distinguished road
My FT337GP is the first airplane I've owned.
__________________
N337K-FT337GP
KLOU
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-24-21, 03:16 AM
bjornfb bjornfb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 15
bjornfb is on a distinguished road
Cessna 177B.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-24-21, 08:07 AM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 401
mshac is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick Erwin View Post
My FT337GP is the first airplane I've owned.
Nice first plane!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-24-21, 08:07 AM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 401
mshac is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjornfb View Post
Cessna 177B.
Ah, the Cardinal, another misunderstood bird with a cult-like following...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-24-21, 11:45 AM
edasmus edasmus is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: ARR - Aurora, IL - USA
Posts: 382
edasmus is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to edasmus
PA24-180 Comanche early 1990’s for a year. My intro to airplane ownership. Rather eye opening.

PA28-140 for about 10 years through early 2000’s.

PA32-260 with club seating, best cabin ever!

C337G early 2000’s to current.

PA24-250 for 4 years in mid 2010’s. Owned simultaneously as my SkyMaster. I was trying to decide which one to keep for my “forever” plane. I chose the SkyMaster.

All these planes are fantastic in their own right.

😁✈️
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-24-21, 02:28 PM
Learjetter's Avatar
Learjetter Learjetter is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: KOKC
Posts: 144
Learjetter is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick Erwin View Post
My FT337GP is the first airplane I've owned.
Same here.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-25-21, 08:52 PM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 401
mshac is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by edasmus View Post
PA24-250 for 4 years in mid 2010’s. Owned simultaneously as my SkyMaster. I was trying to decide which one to keep for my “forever” plane. I chose the SkyMaster. 😁✈️
If it had been a PA24-400, I may have kept it! Nothing like 8 cylinders and 400hp!!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-25-21, 10:05 PM
GAdams GAdams is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida & Maine
Posts: 64
GAdams is on a distinguished road
As the hangar turns

1970 Maule M4 220C
1978 Cardinal C177 RG
1974 Citabria 7GCBC 150hp
1967 BE D95A Travel Air
1975 BE 55E Baron
1969 C337D

I'm pretty much all over the place. I get bored with an airplane and I need a change. I spend too much money and get it right and then I sell it for a big loss. But the fun is there.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-26-21, 09:15 AM
cartrm cartrm is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Canada
Posts: 28
cartrm is on a distinguished road
Nanchang CJ-6A
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-26-21, 09:47 AM
hayesjaj hayesjaj is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 46
hayesjaj is on a distinguished road
1979 Cessna TR182.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-26-21, 09:50 AM
JAG JAG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 234
JAG is on a distinguished road
1959 Cessna 150 (bought my first plane before my first car)
1948 Stinson 108-3 Flying Station Wagon
1937 Stinson SR9-FM

now - 1966 Cessna 337A

I am slowly moving into the future with my purchases. Who knows, maybe the next aircraft may be a 1970s vintage...

Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-26-21, 08:38 PM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 401
mshac is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAdams View Post
1970 Maule M4 220C
1978 Cardinal C177 RG
1974 Citabria 7GCBC 150hp
1967 BE D95A Travel Air
1975 BE 55E Baron
1969 C337D

I'm pretty much all over the place. I get bored with an airplane and I need a change. I spend too much money and get it right and then I sell it for a big loss. But the fun is there.
If you get bored with your Skymaster, let us know!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-26-21, 09:09 PM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 401
mshac is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by cartrm View Post
Nanchang CJ-6A
My neighbor flies one. He gave my wife a ride she'll never forget!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-26-21, 09:11 PM
mshac's Avatar
mshac mshac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: North Texas
Posts: 401
mshac is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by hayesjaj View Post
1979 Cessna TR182.
So now your biggest thing is to remember " GEAR DOWN"
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.