scottn2flying said:That's probably one reason why the insurance company for the flight school is requiring me to have 25 hours in type. Luckly, I'm getting those hours for just fuel and with a comanche that's only about 16 gph.
ackattacker said:If you get your multi in a dumbed down "safe" twin then you'll be dangerous in a "real" twin.
It’s a sweet airplane and even if it is a dumbed down "safe" twin it does the job.
Ralgha said:I flew one with a horn.
ackattacker said:I had responded but my post was lost in the flightinfo crash. I've given a lot of dual in the PA30. I thought it was a good trainer, but I've always been of the opinion that a trainer shouldn't have training wheels. If you get your multi in a dumbed down "safe" twin then you'll be dangerous in a "real" twin.
I've also done hundreds of Vmc demos in the PA30 and never scared myself. But as I posted before, beware of your students trying to maintain heading with bank. They will try to kill you. Wings level is the way to go. You might get away with it in a Seneca or Duchess but not in the twinkie. When the PA30 stalls, it really stalls and if you are single-engine you will spin. Also, if you stall it over the runway you will land very hard. It lands like a Mooney, there's a very narrow airspeed window for touchdown.
PA30's have a stall light but no horn. So watch it.
Ah come on, you're joshing us. Who told you that?skychicken said:Another thing to watch with them is that some have extended prop shafts and if you do stalls with full power you can rip the props off.