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26th Mar 2020, 09:23
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Views: 344,173
Posted By Dark Helmet

Walbut: Lovely anecdote! I remember we used to...

Walbut: Lovely anecdote!
I remember we used to stand behind the blast deflector and watch the reheat light up. A great sight: especially at night. I don't think it would be allowed these days.
24th Mar 2020, 09:13
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Views: 344,173
Posted By Dark Helmet

XV410: Great picture!

XV410: Great picture!
23rd Mar 2020, 21:30
Replies: 666
Views: 344,173
Posted By Dark Helmet

Now we’re talking! I didn’t possess a camera in...

Now we’re talking!
I didn’t possess a camera in those days but the experience of being on the ‘sheep dip’ at max reheat will simply never leave me. A similar feeling to being outside on a Tornado...
5th Sep 2019, 06:57
Replies: 78
Views: 38,849
Posted By Dark Helmet

That's all looking superb Jayviator!

That's all looking superb Jayviator!
29th Aug 2019, 07:05
Replies: 38
Views: 9,805
Posted By Dark Helmet

Excellent news Zoe. So pleased for you.

Excellent news Zoe. So pleased for you.
19th Feb 2019, 07:16
Replies: 666
Views: 344,173
Posted By Dark Helmet

Great picture Sandozer! Brings back memories.

Great picture Sandozer! Brings back memories.
18th Oct 2018, 07:09
Replies: 95
Views: 6,915
Posted By Dark Helmet

Ditto what everyone else has said. Don't bother....

Ditto what everyone else has said. Don't bother. Conecentrate on the flying and the enjoyment of the moment.
4th Jul 2018, 08:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Dark Helmet

Unless you are in a warbird, the circuit is to...

Unless you are in a warbird, the circuit is to the south of Duxford airfield so it is easier to route in via the town of Royston, which Duxford like to use a VRP anyway. That helps keep you clear of...
16th May 2018, 08:55
Replies: 51
Views: 7,203
Posted By Dark Helmet

They now an RNAV approach to one the runways and,...

They now an RNAV approach to one the runways and, I believe, the other end is coming soon.

I am planning to go there in the next month.
11th Apr 2018, 06:49
Replies: 372
Views: 287,226
Posted By Dark Helmet

What a superb gesture that would be. Well said.

What a superb gesture that would be. Well said.
8th Feb 2018, 07:10
Replies: 69
Views: 15,015
Posted By Dark Helmet

The Beaufighter had a control yoke on top of a...

The Beaufighter had a control yoke on top of a central pole. The Lightning still had a pole but it was offset to the right hand side.
18th Oct 2017, 07:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dark Helmet

Same here: always centre the boom. In light winds...

Same here: always centre the boom. In light winds I'll do it as the boat gybes.
17th Aug 2017, 06:54
Replies: 26
Views: 4,406
Posted By Dark Helmet

I'd be interested in how many pilots have had the...

I'd be interested in how many pilots have had the iPad Mini overheat on them in the summer months. My old iPad2 doesn't but it does get really hot.
I'm not a big fan of tablets on the yoke - I put...
9th May 2017, 10:28
Replies: 75
Views: 15,443
Posted By Dark Helmet

threeputt: I thought that as well. Never saw one...

threeputt: I thought that as well. Never saw one that complicated!

RedLineEntry: Ah yes! It was a superb piece of mechanics. Best not mention the crushable struts though!

It all brings back...
4th May 2017, 08:09
Replies: 75
Views: 15,443
Posted By Dark Helmet

I never realised that the system was actually...

I never realised that the system was actually regularly degraded to Mech Mode in flight. I thought it was a last resort and was a pig to fly in that mode!
2nd May 2017, 07:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dark Helmet

Brad2523: There is indeed a preferred instructor...

Brad2523: There is indeed a preferred instructor for the group's TB10. Contact the group's owner and he will sort it out.
The five hours under supervision is for the insurance.
27th Apr 2017, 07:18
Replies: 13
Views: 3,951
Posted By Dark Helmet

If we ran out of fresh chutes on the line we used...

If we ran out of fresh chutes on the line we used to just put them back in the container. Not try to repack them in the bag - just put them back in the aircraft. Done slighty scientifically and...
22nd Mar 2017, 09:26
Replies: 18
Views: 3,819
Posted By Dark Helmet

@Tashengurt: Yes, on a see-off the pilot closed...

@Tashengurt: Yes, on a see-off the pilot closed the canopy and the MDC fired. Cuts and bruises to the see-off crew but luckily no one died.
After that we used to duck under the fuselage whilst the...
21st Mar 2017, 10:37
Replies: 18
Views: 3,819
Posted By Dark Helmet

Did the GR models have it as well? I don't...

Did the GR models have it as well? I don't remember ever having seen one in there! Anyone have a picture?
20th Mar 2017, 10:53
Replies: 18
Views: 3,819
Posted By Dark Helmet

There used to be a switch to open the...

There used to be a switch to open the undercarriage bay door fully. (In the very early days the undercarriage doors would half close after the gear was locked down. It didn't really give any...
13th Mar 2017, 10:12
Replies: 75
Views: 15,443
Posted By Dark Helmet

Some pictures might help us. The oval hole will...

Some pictures might help us.
The oval hole will be where the ice detector was fitted. The black strip is probably the special coating for the HF notch aerial.

CSAS is the FBW system and means...
8th Mar 2017, 09:07
Replies: 28
Views: 7,476
Posted By Dark Helmet

@116i Indeed they don't. Not even for a 'Bread'...

@116i Indeed they don't. Not even for a 'Bread' van.
5th Jan 2017, 07:18
Replies: 25
Views: 2,607
Posted By Dark Helmet

SkyDemon on an old iPad2. Airspace Aware on my...

SkyDemon on an old iPad2. Airspace Aware on my phone as a backup.
22nd Nov 2016, 07:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By Dark Helmet

Ahh, the RotorTune! Yes, Helitune still make the...

Ahh, the RotorTune! Yes, Helitune still make the RotorTune line of products. I don't know what version they use on the rotary fleet now.

Anyone for a RUG copy!
17th Aug 2016, 08:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By Dark Helmet

Yep, I route overhead Bourn, or the gap between...

Yep, I route overhead Bourn, or the gap between Bourn and Cambridge, then Royston. Royston is the correct place to join from.
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