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Old 5th Feb 2008, 03:50
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Went backwards in a C150 once.

Forced landing practice and turned final into a 70kt headwind (as we later found out).

Read later of a Tiger Moth pilot in the 30's being pushed backwards in cruise in the same area.
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 04:27
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Have a (close to) zero airspeed at the top of a stall turn or actual zero airspeed at the top of a tailslide in the Pitts regularly...just don't have a hand free to take a photo!!
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 06:45
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Peter Ensor told of flying his Auster into a very strong Nor' Wester to Double Hill Station which he farmed. He looked down and saw that he was over a friends farm ... a few minutes later he looked out and nothing had changed - except he thought he had gone back a bit nearer to Christchurch.
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 07:13
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"How slow can you go? "

OK, OK! I admit defeat! B*gger it GB!

20"/2500 rpm at 10,000' - 10 degrees flap - wheels up - deck angle straight out of the Space Shuttle at blast off - I could just get it to 40 kt IAS (which is as low as the ASI in the FTDK goes) before my world kinda fell apart!

Sorry, no piccies! I just could not maintain equilibrium and work the camera at the same time!

Jabaaaaaa, where the hell are you when I need you?

Now if I was a devious sort of person, I might have landed and taped over the ASI. Had I done that I might have discovered that with the ASI taped up on the ground with multiple layers of electricians tape - somehow, instead of reading 0 kts as one might have expected, it might read about 60 kts once the engine was started and sat on 60 kts the whole bloody time. Of course nobody would deliberately take-off in an aeroplane with the ASI taped over, so I am only speculating here as to what might happen in the FTDK if one were to do so!

Conclusion? Cessna fit crappy under-reading (at the bottom end of the scale anyway!) ASIs to their aeroplanes! I suspect the same ASI's over-read at the top end of the scale!

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Old 5th Feb 2008, 07:59
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sorry for the delay, pics as requested













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Old 5th Feb 2008, 08:16
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what are you doing taking my plane out of its hangar! put it back!
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 08:30
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its out because i need the shed to store my kit part for the busted up sea kings next door! so there!
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 09:34
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Some time ago now when the CB fires where out of control I was tasked to fly to YMER from YMEN. So off we went..............climbing at max rate of clb to try to get on top of the high lvl cloud I managed to maintain FL330. (cabin 10000ft) I was just clear of the smoke/cloud drifting down from CB. On decent into YMER I pegged the ASI right up to the barbers pole & observed a GS of 426 kts (jetstream wind 150+ kts) .............not too shabby for an old B200 !
Trouble is ya get nufin' for nufin' !....homeward bound at FL120 lucky to get 165 kts. Anything less than 200 kts is real sad !
Used to own VH-DVK once (C150H) & had her stationary over Ricketts Point (in Vic). at about 1500 ft. watched the cars on the hwy slowly dissapear ahead of me !!
Best ever achieveable speed for me.............660kts, AD-ML, LR35, about 40 mins chock to chock if I can recall !

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Old 5th Feb 2008, 09:55
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Best G/S for me in C441, VH-YFD, YPJT-YPKG 425kt in cruise and 454kts on initial descent. Best G/S PA31 YCAR for YPJT 258kt. Pre digital camera unfortunately.
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Old 5th Feb 2008, 10:38
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Forkie.....my zoom lens aint that good

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Old 6th Feb 2008, 23:06
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For some speed records have a look here http://www.groundspeedrecords.com/da...commercial.htm

remember having a Pilatus Porter back at about 35Kts level one day - still had more grunt to go. Every young man needs a ute --- that was mine!
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Old 7th Feb 2008, 08:33
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+19KTS in a 63,000kg MTOW a/c at FL20 something...... We asked ATC first though.....
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Old 7th Feb 2008, 09:17
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We need photos Blogsey...
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 04:27
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We need photos Blogsey
Sorry mate, no can do. It was a few years ago.
Transiting across the Atlantic in a P-3. 150kt headwind. Had to drop a fair bit (all) flaps, G/S readout 19kts. ATC "Yep, you pretty much just stopped there".
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 07:23
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Another one for the Dr.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...led/1325669/L/
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 19:48
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AWT...let me guess...that WASN'T taken in Australia?!
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 20:48
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Tracker

Ultralights, In your last Skyhawk pic there is a Tracker in the background. Is it 844? I didn't know that thing saw the light of day anymore...
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 00:58
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AWT, get rid of it before the DOC sees it, he'll cry.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 01:09
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Not much risk of that happening up in Qld Troppo I dare say!
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 04:19
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AWT - great pic. Clearly illustrates the rear C of G issues of the V35. The FTDK is not is any danger of getting snowed in where it mostly hangs out.

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