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Impact's "Things Done at Work"

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Impact, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Impact

    Impact Senior Member

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    BC00862E-36B3-49A9-9DBE-25CDC472565B.jpeg Not a crane but here is my latest purchase. Now to just learn to fly it. Dang thing has two brake pedals and no accelerator pedal. And the steering wheel isn’t a wheel at all. It has the biggest cooling fan I ever seen too.
     
  2. terex herder

    terex herder Well-Known Member

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    That cooling fan is the most important thing. When it stops turning the pilot immediately starts sweating badly.
     
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    NICE!
     
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    Is that a brand new Bonanza? Beautiful aircraft!
     
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    First plane out of flight school is a Bonanza!? Wow, talk about diving in at the deep end.

    Beautiful plane, many happy flights!

    Rick
     
  6. Impact

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    It’s a 1999.
     
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    Well done
     
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  8. RTSmith

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    Beautiful! Enjoy it well. Took a few hours of instruction in high school, stopped for some reason. I believe you'll enjoy this more than anything diesel powered, and for me that's hard to do.

    You know, my shop looked like that, for about 2 days after the construction stopped......:) Before I moved in.
     
  9. Natman

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    A flying buddy in Arizona who is also in the craning biz, just last week was saying the Bonanza's, the older ones in particular, were a great bang for the flying buck. Not particularly cheap to operate, but very reasonable to buy, and of course, FAST. Great choice, even though a bit of a hot rod for a low time pilot, your a crane op so are of course more adept then the average person! Seriously, sort of, a crane op is at least making hand/eye decisions all day, depth perception, etc., and is used to paying attention and dealing with equipment that can potentially kill himself and others. As opposed to someone who pushes computer keys or paper all day. Flying makes me a better operator, and the other way around also. 6-18-16 009.jpg
     
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  10. Impact

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    I agree Natman. I know and agree this is a lot of plane for my experience level. I have about a total of 65 hours flying, 16 in the Bo. Not ready to solo yet but feel I am close. Pray for me. Lol
     
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  11. Natman

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    Ha! Yeah you can get into trouble faster, my slow bird, 85 mph, gives me more time to think about things, like bad weather ahead, plus I can land about anywhere. But when it comes to actually getting somewhere fast, you have the right aircraft.

    No work today yet, if the phone doesn't ring in another few minutes, I'm jumping in the plane to fly to Afton Wyoming, for breakfast, landing on a 8600' ridge on the way, and couple others on the way back.
     
  12. Impact

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    IMG_01541.jpg We were hired to lift several tanks for Turner Dairy. They are shutting down the local plant and auctioned off these tanks. We needed both the 190 crane and the 165 to make it happen. The 165 was only used to swing a man basket and tail the tanks from vertical to horizontal. There simply wasn't room to get a smaller crane or boom lift close enough to lift personnel. I think we were at a 135' radius. Two of the tanks were 30,000# and 75' tall. They were the easiest Two were a much farther working radius and were supposed to be 29,000# but ended up being 37,000#. The closer of those two maxed out the 190 with 100,000# of C/W. The second tank was 20' farther away. Everybody I had on the job site was freaking about how we were going to do it. I kept telling them we'd move tank 1 first then walk tank 2 to where tank 1 was originally setting. I don't think they ever understood. There were 4 lifting eyes on the top of each tank. Instead of attaching to all 4, we attached to 2 and spun the tank. We'd then hook to the other two lugs and spin the other side. Within an hour or so we had it close enough. Our competition quoted a 300 ton and a 150 ton for the man basket. Most people aren't used to trying to lift something with minimal equipment. It is sickening to see the boom on a maximum capacity lift bend like a cane fishing pole. We were running a 116' boom at a 80' radius. I think the boom deflected 7-8'.
     
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    It was amazing to me when setting a big load down just how far you had to boom a crane down in order to keep the block over the top , That boom IS like a fly rod .
     
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    damn the flak and the torpedos full speed ahead:D
     
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    You will be fine with your experience operating equipment .

    All those years of hand and foot coordination on job sites will pay off when you decide to lift the Bonanza on you own . :cool:
     
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    don't be doin any strafing runs on your buddies, them damn crane booms get in the way
     
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  17. Natman

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    5 hours in the National 30 ton today on two different jobs, then a quick .6 hour flight across the valley to check out a new LZ at 8,000', then I finished up the day running my Kubota mini excavator (using it's thumb to move some boulders, the little 3 banger diesel 3 ton unit kicks butt )and my Kubota tractor on a retaining wall project I'm doing at home. There's something about sitting in a small cab/cockpit, and moving levers and making things happen that I can't seem to get enough of. Flying is just more of the same, and I mean that in a good way!
     
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    a young flyin farmer friend just got his IR a week ago. hes proud as punch
     
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  19. Impact

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    I soloed the new to me plane a week last Monday. I have been flying and practicing maneuvers everyday this week. Checkride is tomorrow morning. I am sick of burning fuel and going in circles
     
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    Congratulations on the solo!

    Might be just my sick mind but I would be thinking of changing your screen name here. It just does not sound good to me for a new pilot!
     
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