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Commander Travels / Re: Trip to Svalbard
« Last post by donv on September 26, 2023, 01:22:07 pm »
We dropped the owner of the airplane off so she could take a boat trip around Svalbard, and we picked her up a few weeks later. I believe we spent one night each time in Longyearban (how do you spell it?), but really didn't have time to do more than walk around and get some rest.
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Commander Travels / Re: Trip to Svalbard
« Last post by dmt on September 26, 2023, 01:19:39 pm »
We were on a boat for 4 days with some polar bear scientists, and had one more day in Longyearbevin. Lot of tourists, and a huge number of satellite domes on the plateau (see pic) allegedly all for civil use for polar orbit birds.....

Amazing place! Down to 1 coal mine. what did you do there?
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Commander Travels / Re: Trip to Svalbard
« Last post by donv on September 25, 2023, 10:28:37 pm »
That is awesome! I went to Svalbard 20 years ago in a Falcon 50, still remember it well.

Did you stay long?
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Commander Travels / Trip to Svalbard
« Last post by dmt on September 25, 2023, 09:48:43 am »
Just back from a trip in our 980 to ENSB Svalbard, at 78 degrees north, which is to the east of Greenland about 500 miles from the North Pole. These are amazing traveling machines: with power pulled back to 240 kts TAS fuel flow was low enough (~370 pph) on our direct leg from Reykjavik to Svalbard (1100nm) that we had adequate reserves to land in Tromso Norway if there was a problem at the Svalbard airport. Longest leg was 1340 nm from Goose Bay (CYYR) to Reykjavik (BIRK), overflying Greenland (we had a tailwind). Lot of HF radio use for position reports. Best visual was on the return, flying over the Greenland ice cap to land in Narsarsuaq (this website would not allow a short video attachment....). 
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Environmental and Pressurization / Re: Sundstrand Recirculation Duct
« Last post by donv on September 23, 2023, 07:47:39 pm »
There is no way to know how old it is (well, I could go through 40 years of logs and see if it was replaced at some point in the past, but I'm not going to). I have replaced previously one of the ducts (there are right, left, and recirculation), and we also replaced the cold air duct which goes to the overhead.

The right and left ducts are encased in fiberglass and not likely to have an issue, but the recirculation duct is a different story.
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Environmental and Pressurization / Re: Sundstrand Recirculation Duct
« Last post by SKYFLYER on September 23, 2023, 07:12:20 pm »
I always thought the wire wrapped ducts were "time" limited items. Amazing that yours lasted as long as it did.
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Environmental and Pressurization / Sundstrand Recirculation Duct
« Last post by donv on September 23, 2023, 03:26:22 pm »
For several years, I have had an issue where I just couldn't get enough heat when it was really cold at altitude, especially at night. More recently, I have started to get lower pressurization numbers until I turned the heat up a bit.

Aero Air looked into it, and found the recirculation duct to be full of holes. This is one of those flexible, wire wrapped with fabric sort of large hoses, and after 40+ years, mine was crispy-- and where it made some turns, it was all full of holes.

Once we replaced that-- huge difference! Pressurization works better, and cabin stays much warmer. I would guess it probably cools better as well, but since I have freon air that is less noticeable.

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Classifieds / Re: 680V, 690A, 690Bís for sale!
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on September 21, 2023, 08:40:35 am »
Well letís not let the hots slow us down. Low time engines and spares are avail and another flying plane. Mix and match.
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Classifieds / Re: Adam, Adam, Adam!
« Last post by Adam Frisch on September 20, 2023, 10:29:22 pm »
Hey, yes it's true. Tough times, time to look after family/businesses etc. Maybe one day I can revisit my dream of a 1000-model.

The Gulfstream plaque came with the Century engine conversion, my guess.

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Classifieds / Re: 680V, 690A, 690Bís for sale!
« Last post by Adam Frisch on September 20, 2023, 10:24:59 pm »
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