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Old 3rd May 2015, 07:19
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C210 down in Broome town

Grapevine say Cessna 210 down on Broome salt flat.Anyone know more?
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Old 3rd May 2015, 07:29
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Pilot walks away from Broome dirt track landing

Sadly old mate didn't manage to stay on said dirt track, not sure whether he landed wheels up or managed to wipe the gear off, I'd hazard a guess that it's the former.
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With my extensive C210 experience (maybe 5 hours, 30 years ago) I wonder, is Alice to Broome a long way in a 210?
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Old 3rd May 2015, 08:42
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744 NM, winds today were 120 10-15 without going into work to check might be doable but I would think maybe he might have gone via Halls creek.
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Alice to Broome a long way for a 210?????

I really doubt a 210 would have the range, it's about 750 miles. Maybe a current 210 pilot could answer that question.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 08:50
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It is pushing the max range of a 210.
Only capable with a reasonable tailwind, of around 30kts unless you reuse variable enroute.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 08:56
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Do-able in nil wind by my calculations!

Direct Alice Springs to Broome is a very lonely track!

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Old 3rd May 2015, 08:58
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Simples!


Flint Tip Tanks. Say no more except my mate has such a set up and operates thereabouts. Hope it wasn't him. Can't make out the rego.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 09:01
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Nil wind its about 390L, they hold 336 standard.
Never encountered a tip tank one so no idea what they hold.
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150 kts? Did you forget to put the wheels up?

I make it 4.6 hrs without reserves = 278 L leaves about 55 min reserves!
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Old 3rd May 2015, 09:13
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165 on a 35 year old crusty 210 never happens, If it happened to have gear doors intact still maybe.
150-155 seems to be more realistic
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Oh dear, silly me! There I was thinking I knew what I was talking about!

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It wasn't me. I'm home fueling up on xxxx.

My C210N with Flint Tanks carries 454 L and running lean of peak averages 53 L / hr Tacho. On long non stop trips it is somewhat better. The longer wings give it more speed than standard when it's hot and high. You can calculate how slow it would have to be before fuel became an issue over a 744 NM trip. We once had a ground speed of 117K Newman to Alice and still had reserves. Another run was Ayers Rock to Rockhampton and we landed with 2+ hours of fuel.
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Media are reporting the pilot elected to do an emergency landing on the salt flats due to thick fog at Broome airport. Must have been pretty light on motion lotion if he couldn't find a nearby alternate strip inland.
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hmmm Clarrie, I think your comment was doing about mach 5 at 50 000ft to most others.

Quite a clever comment to those who get it
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Blast, got sucked into PPRuNe again.. Always ends up in silly arguments.
I'm sure your numbers work on your machine Dr.
Either way if the above is correct it apparently barely works.

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Undercarriage seems to work fine


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Old 3rd May 2015, 12:34
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BKD I believe. It was parked in Alice Friday arvo after maintenance. A bit of a shame if it got bent!
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Props are probably bent with a few grass stains on the belly.

Nothing that a backside of an axe and a sledge hammer can't fix on the prop and the grass stains will simply buff out.

It will be ok for a 0600 Bungles shaggs........
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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.

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