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2nd Aug 2018, 20:12
Replies: 448
Views: 145,971
Posted By ChrisJ800

One interesting observation of better modern...

One interesting observation of better modern single engine climb performance is with control zone steps. I used to think of them as step downs but was told that the steps were set by single engine...
2nd Aug 2018, 20:06
Replies: 38
Views: 8,541
Posted By ChrisJ800

I got my UK PPL in the Eighties after only 16...

I got my UK PPL in the Eighties after only 16 hours as did a Silver C glider conversion. Then moved soon after to Oz and this was converted with no flying to a RPPL but then I needed to do 20 hours...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2018, 06:40
Replies: 87
Views: 12,769
Posted By ChrisJ800

Just watched the 60 Minutes video on utube. One...

Just watched the 60 Minutes video on utube. One puzzle I have is how would the captain have gone about suffocating the passengers and crew? Is there a circuit breaker he can pull to prevent the cabin...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2018, 20:47
Replies: 1,074
Views: 112,721
Posted By ChrisJ800

Im still really happy with my Outlander PHEV. I...

Im still really happy with my Outlander PHEV. I can go 30 - 35 miles just on electric which works for me most days. And charge from solar panels on my house roof so free electricity! But this article...
18th Feb 2018, 08:06
Replies: 23
Views: 19,692
Posted By ChrisJ800

I did one take off through rotor at Aboyne....

I did one take off through rotor at Aboyne. Needed two hands on the stick to control. Wonder why Matt turned left (upwind) instead of to the right. More options when you turn downwind such as S turn...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2018, 06:15
Replies: 55
Views: 4,648
Posted By ChrisJ800

DJI drones for <$1000 come with digital video...

DJI drones for <$1000 come with digital video transmitters that can transmit 5 miles. A more powerful transmitter and much bigger and better antennas and Im sure you could transmit digital video from...
31st Jan 2018, 19:50
Replies: 306
Views: 205,058
Posted By ChrisJ800

Yes I wonder if he accidentally went up the wrong...

Yes I wonder if he accidentally went up the wrong valley. On looking at Google Earth that looks possible but also there looks like an escape route at the end of Jerusalem Bay if you bear left, though...
21st Aug 2017, 03:37
Replies: 34
Views: 7,687
Posted By ChrisJ800

Sit at or near back of the plane as they usually...

Sit at or near back of the plane as they usually load up front to back so seats at back have less folk so more chance of sitting next to an empty seat.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Aug 2017, 09:00
Replies: 223
Views: 26,611
Posted By ChrisJ800

I feel sorry for the French! Good movie and nice...

I feel sorry for the French! Good movie and nice to see real Spitfires flying with interesting go pro camera angles. Much better than Pearl Harbor!
10th Jul 2017, 09:52
Replies: 23
Views: 19,692
Posted By ChrisJ800

Has anyone got any information on his accident...

Has anyone got any information on his accident yet? Structural or control failure? I loved his videos.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2017, 09:02
Replies: 1,074
Views: 112,721
Posted By ChrisJ800

Battery can deliver 100 megawatts for 1 hour.

Battery can deliver 100 megawatts for 1 hour.
6th Jul 2017, 10:10
Replies: 13
Views: 2,007
Posted By ChrisJ800

But not if within 5km of an airfield or helipad...

But not if within 5km of an airfield or helipad so guess thats the focus of the app. Ive just downloaded it to have a look.
6th Jul 2017, 10:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,007
Posted By ChrisJ800

So should Pauline Hanson have checked the app...

So should Pauline Hanson have checked the app before allegedly flying from a Townsville balcony? :p
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2017, 06:46
Replies: 207
Views: 26,728
Posted By ChrisJ800

If I understand the moonrise table for that night...

If I understand the moonrise table for that night they should have had the moon reasonably up in the sky and max 66% illumination so about a half a moon. That should have helped night vision at the...
12th Jun 2017, 06:56
Replies: 56
Views: 21,943
Posted By ChrisJ800

Just listened to the ATC audio and wondering why...

Just listened to the ATC audio and wondering why they initially were directed to maintain 5000 then asked by ATC to climb to 6000. If traffic separation is needed shouldn't ATC ask the other aircraft...
17th May 2017, 10:04
Replies: 1,178
Views: 673,448
Posted By ChrisJ800

So just change the failsafe setting of the drone...

So just change the failsafe setting of the drone to keep going to a pre defined waypoint instead of Return to Home and this technology is defeated.
7th May 2017, 04:28
Replies: 5
Views: 3,821
Posted By ChrisJ800

Sad to hear as a former LGC member. JJ was a...

Sad to hear as a former LGC member. JJ was a great character and pilot.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2017, 22:20
Replies: 1,074
Views: 112,721
Posted By ChrisJ800

In Oz there is also the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV being...

In Oz there is also the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV being released soon that has Lithium batteries as opposed to lead acid for the Prius.

The Outlander PHEV suits me as most of my trips are <33miles and I...
21st Apr 2017, 23:12
Replies: 52
Views: 9,833
Posted By ChrisJ800

I went solo in a glider aged 17 on the 1st day of...

I went solo in a glider aged 17 on the 1st day of a 5 day week gliding course so was able to spend the rest of the week flying by myself in the Slingsby Swallow when I wanted to fly instead of being...
21st Apr 2017, 23:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By ChrisJ800

Seats can be too hot. I took the 'Rapid' train...

Seats can be too hot. I took the 'Rapid' train from Narita into Tokyo last week and the seat heating was so hot it was uncomfortable. I had stuffed my bag under the seat which may have amplified the...
21st Apr 2017, 23:02
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By ChrisJ800

Just say you never glide it and pay the...

Just say you never glide it and pay the microlight fee as it should be light enough to be classified as that.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2017, 23:00
Replies: 1,074
Views: 112,721
Posted By ChrisJ800

I went green a couple of months back. Put 20...

I went green a couple of months back. Put 20 solar panels (about 5kw/h) on my house roof and bought a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. I cant afford a Tesla! But now I can charge up the PHEV using my solar...
17th Mar 2017, 21:05
Replies: 271
Views: 146,529
Posted By ChrisJ800

Did the flight crew call it a pan pan or was that...

Did the flight crew call it a pan pan or was that designated by ATC? Nicely managed by all given the additional medical pan pan at similar time. But should both planes have been allowed 16R then the...
11th Mar 2017, 10:01
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,139,534
Posted By ChrisJ800

I did my CPL at Clamback and Hennessy in Sydney...

I did my CPL at Clamback and Hennessy in Sydney in the late 80's and Aminta Hennessy is an inspirational woman pilot who taught many females (and males) in Sydney to become good pilots. As well as...
5th Mar 2017, 04:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,175
Posted By ChrisJ800

I think it was a Kitfox or lookalike. A number of...

I think it was a Kitfox or lookalike. A number of those in Taz.

Just found a news article saying its an 'Avid Aircraft Mark IV.' see...
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