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11th Dec 2019, 20:16
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Views: 1,292
Posted By horizon flyer

Agree the café is a hidden gem. If coming out of...

Agree the café is a hidden gem. If coming out of London on public transport Denham train station is only a 10 minute walk away.
The airfield and the Pilots Centre are owned by the same family and...
9th Dec 2019, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By horizon flyer

Agree with Genghis, Pilots Centre on the North...

Agree with Genghis, Pilots Centre on the North side, used to have a 10% discount for prepayment of a £1000 on account, worth checking out hourly rated used to be the lowest in the area.
21st Nov 2019, 22:33
Replies: 135
Views: 120,404
Posted By horizon flyer

I thought being drunk or carrying a drunk person...

I thought being drunk or carrying a drunk person on an aircraft is an air law offence in its self from my PPL training and I believe the captain is liable to prosecution for it as well as the drunk...
21st Nov 2019, 21:22
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By horizon flyer

From my experience of training on 150/152 it is...

From my experience of training on 150/152 it is hard to load them outside their C of G limits, but easy to overload them.
You may find you are very close to max weight and have to reduce fuel load....
27th Sep 2019, 01:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By horizon flyer

May be the Delta Hawk 180hp turbo super charged...

May be the Delta Hawk 180hp turbo super charged direct drive inverted V4 two stroke diesel with no electronics will be a better choice as close to the same weight as Lycoming 360. Should be certified...
5th Sep 2019, 17:50
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,201,139
Posted By horizon flyer

It may turn out to be a cheaper option than an...

It may turn out to be a cheaper option than an Mcas fix, who is going to trust the fix without a lot of testing.

A further idea is modify the engine air intakes to reduce lift at high AoA.
Boeing...
4th Sep 2019, 14:09
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,201,139
Posted By horizon flyer

Thinking right field and going back to basics...

Thinking right field and going back to basics would not an aerodynamic fix be better. Then MCAS would not be needed, may even remove the need for a stick shaker. How, well Lear did this on one of...
28th Aug 2019, 01:02
Replies: 21
Views: 13,752
Posted By horizon flyer

May have hit a down draught from a wind coming...

May have hit a down draught from a wind coming over the pass. The normal way I believe to cross a pass is at 45 degrees rather than head on so a turn can be made away if the down draught threatens to...
12th Aug 2019, 21:54
Replies: 83
Views: 55,590
Posted By horizon flyer

Before retirement I was a Computer power &...

Before retirement I was a Computer power & environment specialist and carried out many Data Centre & Computer room surveys from small to large. One of the first questions asked was, how much per hour...
27th Jul 2019, 22:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By horizon flyer

Based on experience with C177 Cardinals this...

Based on experience with C177 Cardinals this could point to advanced ignition timing or problems with cooling airflow due poor refitting of engine baffles.

Temps of 440f are a bit high maybe...
27th Jul 2019, 18:59
Replies: 146
Views: 79,351
Posted By horizon flyer

Again all the comments so far on electric vehicle...

Again all the comments so far on electric vehicle have not taken into account the Chines market the biggest in the world for vehicle and electrics and BYD produce more than Tesla which is second. See...
27th Jul 2019, 01:22
Replies: 146
Views: 79,351
Posted By horizon flyer

Of course China is the biggest market for...

Of course China is the biggest market for electrics, about 30,000 a month in sales and rising. The Chines government wants electrics. The biggest manufacture of EVs world wide is a Chines company...
4th Jun 2019, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,786
Posted By horizon flyer

Have you consider the Pilot Aware Rosetta unit,...

Have you consider the Pilot Aware Rosetta unit, can be stuck on the back window with wifi hooked up to a tablet running Skydemon, can see just about everything with audio alerts if connected, also...
18th Apr 2019, 14:58
Replies: 35
Views: 5,897
Posted By horizon flyer

I believe the avoid side slipping on a 172 comes...

I believe the avoid side slipping on a 172 comes from the older models with a 40 degree flap setting the newer models now have a 30 limit. Same with 150 40 max 152 30 max. The warning on some models...
17th Apr 2019, 20:42
Replies: 146
Views: 79,351
Posted By horizon flyer

There is a video on their website of it flying...

There is a video on their website of it flying News (http://equatoraircraft.com/news.html) So little more than a paper aeroplane.
16th Apr 2019, 18:27
Replies: 146
Views: 79,351
Posted By horizon flyer

A good point that an electric will not decrease...

A good point that an electric will not decrease in weight in flight, so will consume more energy for the same flight, also the under carriage will have to be stronger to take the higher landing...
15th Apr 2019, 13:56
Replies: 146
Views: 79,351
Posted By horizon flyer

Kilo Watt hours of course, normally on batteries...

Kilo Watt hours of course, normally on batteries amp hours are used because of discharge voltage curves but on EVs the traction battery is always measured in kilo Watt hours as the battery management...
14th Apr 2019, 15:20
Replies: 146
Views: 79,351
Posted By horizon flyer

As can be seen from all the comments the problems...

As can be seen from all the comments the problems is the storage of electrons and the energy to weight factor.
Avgas has about 11 kw per kilo but IC engines at 25% efficient so can only extract...
12th Apr 2019, 21:56
Replies: 12
Views: 10,727
Posted By horizon flyer

Was on a flight from Minorca to Gatwick once and...

Was on a flight from Minorca to Gatwick once and the captain went tech with food poisoning very early in the flight, so FO took over and a stewardess, who was learning to fly stepped in to read the...
12th Apr 2019, 21:25
Replies: 146
Views: 79,351
Posted By horizon flyer

If they are interested in utilising an electric...

If they are interested in utilising an electric aircraft and considering the number of lakes in Norway. I believe a better fit would be this Norwegian amphibian.

Home...
7th Apr 2019, 22:50
Replies: 14
Views: 2,307
Posted By horizon flyer

I agree about a factory exchange and roller...

I agree about a factory exchange and roller tappets will give some extra horse power as well, due to reduced frictional losses.
A small extra benefit.
6th Apr 2019, 21:18
Replies: 14
Views: 2,307
Posted By horizon flyer

Lycoming's own literature on the IO360 states,...

Lycoming's own literature on the IO360 states, the 2000hour TBO is based on 40 hours of usage a month !
and if is not run for about 2 years with out corrosion protection it won't last very long when...
6th Apr 2019, 21:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By horizon flyer

The crank shaft tended to snap, they are very...

The crank shaft tended to snap, they are very light compared to aero engines and other Auto shafts so that was it's end.
3rd Apr 2019, 22:42
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,383,973
Posted By horizon flyer

I believe the basic problem is lift from the...

I believe the basic problem is lift from the engine cowlings at high AoA in a turn with flaps up this I think pulls the CL in front of the C of G so the nose keeps pitching up.

I seem to remember...
3rd Feb 2019, 20:23
Replies: 28
Views: 21,999
Posted By horizon flyer

The Russian stole the plans for Concorde but the...

The Russian stole the plans for Concorde but the intelligent services fed them the wrong plans, so they built the wrong wing shape for super sonic cruise and then they used fixed engine inlets, as on...
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