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by Pete Schoeninger Q: My prop (on my Cessna 172L) is marked MTM7653. What do those numbers mean? Could I put a seaplane prop on it for better takeoff performance? A: The first two numbers are diameter in inches. The … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: Why is it that I have 40-gallon fuel tanks in each wing of my Cessna 182 for a total of 80 gallons of fuel, but the manufacturer says that only 75 gallons are useable? Is it … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: I have been thinking of buying a Cessna 185 as an investment and just storing it for 10-15 years thinking they are out of production, and are a popular airplane in the “outback,” and therefore could … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: Why didn’t you mention in the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, your usual annual recommendation of having my mechanic remove my wheel pants for winter operations, like you usually do? A: Yes, Leon, I caught … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: How deep of snow can I safely land my Bonanza in? A: That depends on snow conditions. Snow can be powder, or wet heavy slop, or frozen on top, or other conditions. I have landed in … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: Why do airliners usually NOT lower one wing (slip) into a crosswind when landing like light planes do? It seems they often touch down wings about level, but in a crab (sideways.) Their tires must take … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Q: I am looking to buy my first airplane, probably a Cherokee Six, as I have a big family and not a lot of money. I asked my mechanic about them and he said they’re good airplanes, … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: I’m considering buying an airplane with a buddy. This would cut purchase price in half, along with hangar rental and insurance costs. What (if any) are the downsides of an airplane … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: My mechanic told me that my airplane engine (Lycoming 160 hp in a 1979 Piper Warrior) is past recommended overhaul time at only 800 hours since overhaul in year 1998. Isn’t … Continue reading

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by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: In your opinion, what are the “best” models of the major airframe manufacturers? A: Each manufacturer has made models for very different applications. No model is real good at everything. For … Continue reading

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