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Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 28th Jun 2014, 23:11
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Posted By 18-Wheeler
First blocking for me on Pprune. Oh my this...

First blocking for me on Pprune.

Oh my this thread looks so much better now without Simplex1, thanks.
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 11th Jun 2014, 23:59
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Can the mods please lock this thread? It's got...

Can the mods please lock this thread?
It's got little more than dire & biased research and trolling.
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 11th Jun 2014, 11:18
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
You have shown that you do very poor research. ...

You have shown that you do very poor research.
Rodliffe personally interviewed the witnesses to the 1903 flights while they were still alive and cross-checked what they said to confirm the dates. ...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 11th Jun 2014, 05:12
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
The books by Geoffery Rodliffe and other...

The books by Geoffery Rodliffe and other references. You'll actually have to do some work for yourself and find them rather than just the quantifiably poor and biased internet searches that you have...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 10th Jun 2014, 23:17
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Quite simply totally incorrect. He made and...

Quite simply totally incorrect.
He made and flew gliders from 1899 onwards, his first powered flight was in early 1903. (Slight chance of 1902 though)
A quick tip - Not everything can be found on...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 10th Jun 2014, 07:56
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
He never claimed that, he certainly flew (lots of...

He never claimed that, he certainly flew (lots of witnesses) but never claimed to have satisfied himself with the fully controlled criteria. That came later.
He made (from memory) four flights in...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 10th Jun 2014, 06:40
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
... apart from several in 1903, with the longest...

... apart from several in 1903, with the longest being ~900 metres as mentioned before.
That article is probably of his 2nd or 3rd machines which came a few years later.
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 9th Jun 2014, 21:56
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
He was actually published in the "Waitohi Times"...

He was actually published in the "Waitohi Times" in 1902 or 1903 with one of his early flights.
His best early flight (I posted this earlier but it was ignored) was on the 11th of May 1903. He took...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 7th Jun 2014, 22:59
Replies: 18
Views: 5,982
Posted By 18-Wheeler
From that photo you can probably work out how...

From that photo you can probably work out how tall he is.
I'd also guess that he's balding (wearing a hat), wears glasses, and is right-handed.
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 27th May 2014, 22:26
Replies: 679
Views: 47,879
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Yes, and on 11th May 1903 he was able to fly...

Yes, and on 11th May 1903 he was able to fly about 900 yards with it.
Forum: Tech Log 12th May 2014, 22:56
Replies: 14
Views: 4,542
Posted By 18-Wheeler
I used to operate a 2 in & out of a 900 metre...

I used to operate a 2 in & out of a 900 metre runway but it had to be light on fuel. One of the other Captains had a pig (in was in PNG) run out in front of him and he stomped on the brakes, the...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 4th May 2014, 02:43
Replies: 50
Views: 4,036
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you.
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 3rd May 2014, 22:19
Replies: 50
Views: 4,036
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Exhausts with turbocharged engines are a bit of a...

Exhausts with turbocharged engines are a bit of a compromise.
In terms of heat energy you want the turbo to be as close to the engine as possible to minimise losses, and that usually means simple...
Forum: Tech Log 1st Apr 2014, 00:59
Replies: 17
Views: 3,808
Posted By 18-Wheeler
A fellow here posted this in the MH370 thread ...

A fellow here posted this in the MH370 thread ...
Forum: Tech Log 24th Mar 2014, 10:28
Replies: 22
Views: 2,993
Posted By 18-Wheeler
FWIW the latest round of Micro SD cards (about...

FWIW the latest round of Micro SD cards (about half the size of a stamp) have now hit 128 GB.
That's enough for quite a lot of data storage, even plenty of room for recording video if you built a...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 27th Jan 2014, 20:34
Replies: 23
Views: 4,555
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Here's something I wrote about Metros here a...

Here's something I wrote about Metros here a while ago. It's intended as satire but it's perhaps disturbingly accurate.
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 21st Jan 2014, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 3,366
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Mate of mine doing night freight in an MU-2 many...

Mate of mine doing night freight in an MU-2 many years ago going from Sydney to Melbourne fell asleep at some point .... went right over the top of Melbourne and got halfway across Bass Straight...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 17th Dec 2013, 20:12
Replies: 162
Views: 40,727
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Terrible ..... :( I remember that Tiger very...

Terrible ..... :(
I remember that Tiger very well from when I flew at Cooly in the 80's. Old Bruce on the radio, "Cooly Tower this is Tango Sierra Gold for a Rrrrrromeo Four November".
...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 25th Nov 2013, 21:00
Replies: 46
Views: 7,643
Posted By 18-Wheeler
This one is perhaps a tad more crazy .... ...

This one is perhaps a tad more crazy ....

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Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 15th Nov 2013, 20:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By 18-Wheeler
In light jets you normally set the power you want...

In light jets you normally set the power you want and the speed settles down to whatever it feels like.
In big jets the speed that is most efficient is far more critical so they need an autothrottle...
Forum: Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific 24th Oct 2013, 02:18
Replies: 29
Views: 11,704
Posted By 18-Wheeler
They do - they automatically apply a little...

They do - they automatically apply a little pressure to the brakes when retracting the gear to stop the wheels.
The problem is that with the tyres shredded they have chunks of crap spread out all...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 26th Sep 2013, 21:33
Replies: 16
Views: 4,629
Posted By 18-Wheeler
^^ fake sorry ^^ snopes.com: Stabbed Marine...

^^ fake sorry ^^
snopes.com: Stabbed Marine (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stabbedmarine.asp)
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 25th Aug 2013, 04:31
Replies: 362
Views: 203,654
Posted By 18-Wheeler
Much amusement today. In an hour they managed...

Much amusement today.
In an hour they managed to hand out about five pieces of paper. One of them came over to try to tell me all about them, half an hour later I'd explained to him why they...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 24th Aug 2013, 21:26
Replies: 362
Views: 203,654
Posted By 18-Wheeler
The nutters are flocking at the end of Cavill Ave...

The nutters are flocking at the end of Cavill Ave on the Gold Coast at 11 am today.
You need to have a good laugh every day so I'm going to go and get mine there and then.
P.S. BYO alfoil!
Forum: Tech Log 18th Aug 2013, 05:18
Replies: 33
Views: 6,478
Posted By 18-Wheeler
I flew 747 Classics with almost all the...

I flew 747 Classics with almost all the variations of the engines that were made.
With the Rollers and the Pratts I'd always calculate the takeoff & maximum EPR's and also on the card write in the...
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