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3rd Jul 2020, 16:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By Discorde

Also thinking of installing Rosetta bluetoothed...

Also thinking of installing Rosetta bluetoothed to SkyDemon. Current UK cost of purchase 325 inc VAT. Due lack of space it would have to sit on top of my panel. My xponder is Mode S. Any comments on...
2nd Jul 2020, 11:53
Replies: 44
Views: 8,345
Posted By Discorde

Many years ago a major European airline operated...

Many years ago a major European airline operated a fleet of 4-engined turboprops. I seem to recall being told that although the aircraft was designed for 2-crew operation, the airline managers...
2nd Jul 2020, 11:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By Discorde

Having (on the ground fortunately) experienced a...

Having (on the ground fortunately) experienced a mechanical fuel pump failure (actually failure of the drive shaft powering it) I now start the eng failure drill with 'Electric fuel pump . . . on'.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2020, 13:20
Replies: 43
Views: 2,759
Posted By Discorde

How about a periodic driver proficiency check...

How about a periodic driver proficiency check (equivalent to the OPC for pilots), say, every five years, or every two years for drivers aged over 70? Sadly I suspect that any political party...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2020, 15:47
Replies: 43
Views: 2,759
Posted By Discorde

Another useful gadget for driving in suburban...

Another useful gadget for driving in suburban areas with varying speed limits would be an auto speed limiter (fuel flow restrictor) signalled by the GPS. Switch it on for convenience or off if not...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2020, 16:26
Replies: 38
Views: 2,015
Posted By Discorde

Venting of portable aircon units

Not sure if JB is appropriate for a random tech question but here goes:

Thinking of buying a portable air con unit for ad hoc domestic use. Can the exhaust hose just be dangled out of a window or...
21st Jun 2020, 18:08
Replies: 105
Views: 47,683
Posted By Discorde

The UK's track record in allocating resources to...

The UK's track record in allocating resources to improve infrastructure is not spectacular. If BHX was located in France or Germany the gov't would have cleared the built-up area to the southwest and...
21st Jun 2020, 12:00
Replies: 105
Views: 47,683
Posted By Discorde

It's disappointing to see so many videos of...

It's disappointing to see so many videos of airliners these days landing in xwinds without removal of drift prior to touchdown - is this technique no longer taught? Ditto failing to keep the...
20th Jun 2020, 17:48
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By Discorde

The spin recovery procedure taught on RAF...

The spin recovery procedure taught on RAF Chipmunks in the 1960s closely follows the method in the 1936 notes except in one aspect: having applied full rudder against the spin, after a pause the...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2020, 11:33
Replies: 88
Views: 3,995
Posted By Discorde

'Julius Caesar was therefore compelled to invade...

'Julius Caesar was therefore compelled to invade Britain again the following year (54 B.C., not 56, owing to the peculiar Roman method of counting), and having defeated the Ancient Britons by unfair...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2020, 18:32
Replies: 6,475
Views: 476,364
Posted By Discorde

Amazon has just delivered my new hazmat suit so...

Amazon has just delivered my new hazmat suit so I'll take a chance on the District and wend my way to Chiswick Park.
16th Jun 2020, 17:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By Discorde

Electric DC3

To celebrate the approaching 90th anniversary of the birth of the DC1, forerunner of the iconic DC3, why not as a project build an electrically-powered version of the DC3, perhaps as a rebuild of one...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jun 2020, 12:14
Replies: 56
Views: 7,592
Posted By Discorde

A trick - sorry, I mean procedure - we used on...

A trick - sorry, I mean procedure - we used on the B732 was 'improved climb'. If excess runway length was available we would calculate a higher VR and V2 to get a better L/D to improve 2nd segment...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2020, 10:51
Replies: 3,930
Views: 299,133
Posted By Discorde

Updated version: ...

Updated version:

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21st May 2020, 11:20
Replies: 69
Views: 27,028
Posted By Discorde

The novel 'Madeleine's Quest' by Julien Evans...

The novel 'Madeleine's Quest' by Julien Evans includes descriptions of BOAC B707 ops in the late 1960s and wartime ATA aircraft ferry ops.

In 1971 I did my FI course with the legendary Joan Hughes...
21st May 2020, 10:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,186
Posted By Discorde

On the BEA/BA Vanguard/Merchantman fleet in the...

On the BEA/BA Vanguard/Merchantman fleet in the early '70s there was a placard on the centre console that read something like:

7700 EMERGENCY
7600 LOSS OF COMMS
3100

For obvious reasons the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 10:54
Replies: 484
Views: 342,076
Posted By Discorde

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x719/covid_440_v5_7d90325afb2f4a2eb22d83adab5d51d088e6abaf.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2020, 10:41
Replies: 77
Views: 18,733
Posted By Discorde

Correct. My log book says I took G-BRIG...

Correct. My log book says I took G-BRIG OOL-CNS-SIN 01/04/1992.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2020, 10:56
Replies: 77
Views: 18,733
Posted By Discorde

Operated a few Oz flights ex LTN & LGW with...

Operated a few Oz flights ex LTN & LGW with Britannia in the '90s. Crew slips at Sharjah (later Abu Dhabi) and Singapore. Great fun! (My lawyer has advised against providing more detail.)

Some...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 17:53
Replies: 181
Views: 12,425
Posted By Discorde

And before Little Richard and Chuck Berry and Ike...

And before Little Richard and Chuck Berry and Ike Turner and Carl Perkins and Elvis Somebody-or-other there was the lady who invented rock'n'roll . . .
...
9th May 2020, 13:59
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Discorde

Zeppelin campaign

Here's an article to use up a few minutes of lockdown time:

The Dragon Slayers (https://www.steemrok.com/zepp.pdf)
5th May 2020, 18:18
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Discorde

Hi Richard HLA deals with the technical...

Hi Richard

HLA deals with the technical description and piloting (handling) techniques of the typical basic training light aircraft with tricycle landing gear, such as the Piper PA28 and Cessna...
5th May 2020, 10:46
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Discorde

Try 'Handling Light Aircraft' by Julien Evans....

Try 'Handling Light Aircraft' by Julien Evans. Good luck with the course.
26th Apr 2020, 13:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,906
Posted By Discorde

Another piece of kit from the good old days. One...

Another piece of kit from the good old days. One day I'll have to find out how it worked.

...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2020, 12:56
Replies: 12,002
Views: 1,686,003
Posted By Discorde

It's the only commonly-used acronym that would...

It's the only commonly-used acronym that would have sounded the same in the current and pre-1956 phonetic alphabets - Victor Mike Charlie.

The pre-1956 'Roger', meaning 'message received and...
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