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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.
11th Jun 2014, 23:59
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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.
11th Jun 2014, 11:18
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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. ...
11th Jun 2014, 05:12
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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...
10th Jun 2014, 23:17
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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...
10th Jun 2014, 07:56
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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...
10th Jun 2014, 06:40
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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.
9th Jun 2014, 21:56
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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...
7th Jun 2014, 22:59
Replies: 18
Views: 6,070
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.
27th May 2014, 22:26
Replies: 679
Views: 68,259
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: 6,420
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...
4th May 2014, 02:43
Replies: 50
Views: 4,480
Posted By 18-Wheeler

Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you.
3rd May 2014, 22:19
Replies: 50
Views: 4,480
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: 4,107
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: 3,498
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...
27th Jan 2014, 20:34
Replies: 23
Views: 5,212
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.
21st Jan 2014, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 3,502
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...
17th Dec 2013, 20:12
Replies: 162
Views: 43,800
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".
...
25th Nov 2013, 21:00
Replies: 46
Views: 8,367
Posted By 18-Wheeler

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

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

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15th Nov 2013, 20:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
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...
24th Oct 2013, 02:18
Replies: 29
Views: 12,027
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...
26th Sep 2013, 21:33
Replies: 16
Views: 4,735
Posted By 18-Wheeler

^^ fake sorry ^^ snopes.com: Stabbed Marine...

^^ fake sorry ^^
snopes.com: Stabbed Marine (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stabbedmarine.asp)
25th Aug 2013, 04:31
Replies: 362
Views: 209,378
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...
24th Aug 2013, 21:26
Replies: 362
Views: 209,378
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: 8,447
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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