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Jerry Kurata [KLVK]
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Tom Gresham (HDC)]
      #250253 - 06/05/09 02:31 PM

That's a load. Maybe a Cessna 208 (Caravan) is the way to go.:->

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Tom Gresham (HDC)
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Jerry Kurata [KLVK]]
      #250319 - 06/06/09 08:10 AM

I'm taking a ride in a Duke today. Never been in one. I know all the horror stories about them, but the owners all seem to love the plane.

What I don't know, though, is whether there's enough room for all my stuff. No cabin or wing locker storage. It's either in the nose or on the floor of the cabin.

But, it's air conditioned, and Pat is going to like that!


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Cole Loftus [C89]
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Tom Gresham (HDC)]
      #250418 - 06/07/09 05:10 AM

Same old story -- another nicely improved Gresham product for some lucky
buyer.

Watching with interest to see what you end up with next.


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Andrew Niemyer -KDLH
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Tom Gresham (HDC)]
      #250438 - 06/07/09 11:34 AM

Tom:
I can put you in touch with a friend of mine who flew a Duke for a great many years. He'll tell you the good and the bad.

Best,
Andy


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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #250452 - 06/07/09 03:29 PM

Tom: How do I get on the buy Tom's old plane list <g>?

You seem to fix 'em up real nice. If looking for an A-36, I'd sure be callin ya!

Let me know what you decide to get; so, I can make plans for my future plane!!

You'll have a new problem if you go pressurized; any weaponry will have to be under the wings--no more shootin out the pilot's side window.

Best,

Dave


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Mase Taylor
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Tom Gresham (HDC)]
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Mase Taylor
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Mase Taylor]
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Tom Gresham (HDC)
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #250470 - 06/07/09 07:17 PM

The ride in the Duke was great. Nice plane. I'm not getting a Duke.

The fuel burn is crazy for the speeds. The P-Baron is a better proposition, I think, or a Cessna.

All the Dukes I saw (they had eight there) had corrosion on the horizontal spabilizer, and the entire aft third of the fuselage is magnesium.

I like that plane. I'm just not brave enough to buy one.


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Jim Gifford
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Tom Gresham (HDC)]
      #250474 - 06/07/09 08:20 PM Attachment (329 downloads)

To me, the Duke always looked like a very nice 1:72 airplane model to which some inattentive 11-year-old had glued the tailfeathers from a 1:32 model.

How about just getting an F-86 for you, and shipping all the bags, handguns and friends by deluxe motorcoach, John Madden style? Not practical, but ya gotta have style.



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Jay Apt
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Re: Thinking about a P-Baron [Re: Cole Loftus [C89]]
      #250478 - 06/07/09 08:43 PM

Well, if it was Walter, it would start with Douglas or Convair.

Seriously, Tom's requirements are a very interesting set. Twin. Pressurized.
900 pounds useful load with full fuel. Fast. Good dispatch rate. Costs less
than a PC-12 or a small King Air.

Jay

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