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Old 4th May 2015, 00:01
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Yep, 50LPH in an IO550 in the cruise and allow 60-65 for the first hour (Rough guess off the top of my head). If the thing is poorly rigged, the speed might suffer, but there are minimum standards to maintain these things to.

If it ran out of fuel, it either had massive head winds or a lack of EMS and a pilot who knows how to operate it and use the red knob appropriately . My statistics suggest that is >98% of pilots sadly.
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Old 4th May 2015, 00:25
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Thumbs down

Ahhhh that 210.

I believe it's had a couple of gear collapses in the past.

Good to see it parked on the road in flyable condition.
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This is the view I saw when I opened the thread on my iPhone.... I'm not saying anything.... but.......

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Why is everyone so hung up on flying from Alice Springs. The plane departed Halls Creek that morning.
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Why is everyone so hung up on flying from Alice Springs. The plane departed Halls Creek that morning.
Probably because all the reports so far have stated Alice as being the point of departure? That said, it seems a pity that he didn't have enough fuel to divert elsewhere or at least find somewhere a bit more promising to park it, when it became evident Broome was socked in.

Of course this is the usual thinking aloud and extrapolating from news reports; there may be a perfectly rational explanation, but it's amazing how often the obvious answer proves correct on these pages.
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Originally Posted by dead cut
Why is everyone so hung up on flying from Alice Springs. The plane departed Halls Creek that morning.
Probably because of the WA Today article linked in the second post.

Originally Posted by Ray Sparvell on WAToday.com.au
His single engine Cessna 210 is understood to have travelled to Broome from Alice Springs.
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Originally Posted by Capt Claret View Post
Probably because of the WA Today article linked in the second post.

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Flight aware had BKD flight planned from Halls Creek (0500 dep approx) to Broome.

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Re 'Dep. Halls Ck',

Even more so, it would seem at 'face value' to be an 'extreme decision' to land on the 'paddock' sans wheels.....

Was Derby not available?
Only 90nm = approx. 40 mins or so in a 210.....

Just 'curious' is all...

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Old 7th May 2015, 00:44
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FTDK said "NIK320 - there is no argument. If I did that leg tomorrow in the C210 I fly, I would plan 160 kts and 60L/hr and expect to better both figures."


Really?
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Old 7th May 2015, 06:21
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Really?
Yup!

.........plus enough extraneous crap to qualify as a post!
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Dr you have an exceptionally fast 210!
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Old 7th May 2015, 08:32
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Dr you have an exceptionally fast 210!
Neither the fastest (that aeroplane was owned by Larry Perkins the last I heard of it), nor the slowest (won't mention where that one was - to save the owner embarrassment!) that I have flown!

You need to be sure that you are comparing apples with apples - I am rarely found below A090 in cruise!

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Old 7th May 2015, 08:38
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Forky; I have mentioned this on these boards previously, a long time ago though, but many years ago I was checked out in what was reputed to be the fastest C210 in Australia.

We were in level flight at about 3,500 feet and I was told to set 25"/2500rpm.

We reached 175Kt IAS from memory.
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Old 7th May 2015, 08:52
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Devil

We reached 175Kt IAS from memory
It's amazing how much performance you gain when the little drain hole at the rear of a Cessna's pitot tube is blocked off.
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You need to be sure that you are comparing apples with apples - I am rarely found below A090 in cruise!
There's the difference then, you either have oxy or rarely fly West. I remember coming across a pressurised 210 in SE QLD a few years back, its not yours is it?
Even at 9500 a touch over 150kts for around 55l/hr seems the average for me, with the wheels up and 2400rpm
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Deadcut, maybe FTDK sets the right power setting
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or rarely fly West
Psssst - flying east, west, north or south has no effect on TAS!

Dr

PS: I have flown west across WA with GS of 104 kts to 210 kts in the V-tail, same power settings!
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Yeah, I used to fly a 'banana' like that......so I gave them away and flew 210's....

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FTDK - tell me your power setting and leaning procedure at A100, for 160 + kts and better than 60 lph.
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tio, how to manage a big bore Conti or Lyc is probably a topic for another thread. I'll send you a PM.
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