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20th Jul 2021, 22:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By EXDAC

How much of that airplane is missing or detached...

How much of that airplane is missing or detached from the engine? The aircraft was originally a J3C-65 but appears to have been modified under a restricted airworthiness certificate to use a...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jul 2021, 16:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,712
Posted By EXDAC

Screen protection films may/will change the...

Screen protection films may/will change the ant-reflective properties of the screen. Keep fingers off screen glass unless it's designed to be a touch screen. Trouble is that almost everyone now has...
11th Jul 2021, 02:15
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By EXDAC

Not, but thanks for the reply. Both test...

Not, but thanks for the reply.

Both test sets allow generation of a To flag, or a FROM flag on any test bearing. When received as modulated RF the flag sense on the instrument is as sent by the...
11th Jul 2021, 00:01
Replies: 34
Views: 4,334
Posted By EXDAC

Have you considered modifying your current lenses...

Have you considered modifying your current lenses with stick on fresnel lenses? They work surprisingly well and are a low cost, easily removable, solution.
8th Jul 2021, 22:57
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By EXDAC

No reply or unrelated gibberish, not sure which...

No reply or unrelated gibberish, not sure which is less helpful. The IFR NAV 750 was a standard test set on many avionics test benches so it's hard to believe that no one except me noticed this...
8th Jul 2021, 22:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By EXDAC

I am a volunteer pilot with "Flights for Life". I...

I am a volunteer pilot with "Flights for Life". I have delivered platelets, whole blood, and COVID plasma many times in my PA-28 after responding to a page or text alert. Vitalent (formerly United...
7th Jul 2021, 20:27
Replies: 241
Views: 145,220
Posted By EXDAC

Really? Even with my rudimentary school boy...

Really? Even with my rudimentary school boy French I have always known that Mayday= m'aidez="help me".

But what if I don't want help, or if there is nothing anyone can do to help. I just want to...
4th Jul 2021, 22:29
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By EXDAC

If you ask "the man on the street" about flight...

If you ask "the man on the street" about flight test they probably think of daring pilots climbing into aircraft that stand a good chance of killing them. There is a lot more to flight test and...
2nd Jul 2021, 23:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,674
Posted By EXDAC

I doubt the R101 was called a Zeppelin by its...

I doubt the R101 was called a Zeppelin by its designers. Not an expert on the subject though, but I do have "My Zeppelins" by Hugo Eckener on my bookshelf.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2021, 23:51
Replies: 63
Views: 4,235
Posted By EXDAC

A skill that is sadly lacking in those who must...

A skill that is sadly lacking in those who must have a torque specification and a torque wrench. Shear it off - but I used the specified number - Oh whoops wrong units! When did the calibrated...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2021, 22:56
Replies: 63
Views: 4,235
Posted By EXDAC

You will be alarmed to know that Lycoming...

You will be alarmed to know that Lycoming specifies the exact lubricant that should be used on the nuts that hold the cylinders on the O-360 (and probably other engines that I don't own or maintain)....
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2021, 23:52
Replies: 129
Views: 6,091
Posted By EXDAC

Foyle's War was on PBS in US quite a few years...

Foyle's War was on PBS in US quite a few years ago. It was always interesting to research the actual events on which some of the episodes were based. Also enjoyed George Gently series. I look forward...
24th Jun 2021, 21:00
Replies: 21
Views: 2,223
Posted By EXDAC

The closest I came to any sort of "course" for...

The closest I came to any sort of "course" for any of my instructor ratings was to spend, I think, 2 days at Lasham in preparation for conversion of assistant to full cat glider instructor (I left...
24th Jun 2021, 18:36
Replies: 27
Views: 2,174
Posted By EXDAC

Well I, for one, refused to install it. Audio...

Well I, for one, refused to install it. Audio port management never worked properly and was a source of much annoyance to people attempting to use it to run amateur radio stations using digital...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2021, 22:35
Replies: 129
Views: 6,091
Posted By EXDAC

What is a television? I know what they used to...

What is a television? I know what they used to be. I repaired a few single channel slug tuned TV sets in my teens. When I got my hands on one with a turret tuner I was in paradise. Now it's hard...
19th Jun 2021, 22:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By EXDAC

So what happened to "The Pilot in Command must...

So what happened to "The Pilot in Command must hold the rank of Captain (https://db0nus869y26v.cloudfront.net/en/Captain),"? Perhaps that went to the garbage can where it belongs.
19th Jun 2021, 21:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By EXDAC

Well I may as well put all my logs in the garbage...

Well I may as well put all my logs in the garbage then. I have never held the rank of Captain and my PIC time has been accumulated in left seat, right seat, front seat, and back seat. Sometimes I...
19th Jun 2021, 15:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By EXDAC

Don't know the rules in Italy but in USA there is...

Don't know the rules in Italy but in USA there is clear distinction between "acting as PIC" and "logging PIC time". The pilot flying does not have to be acting as PIC but may log PIC as the sole...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2021, 23:00
Replies: 62
Views: 5,627
Posted By EXDAC

At one interview for an engineering position I...

At one interview for an engineering position I was asked if I had participated in any team sports. I replied "Yes, rock climbing". The interviewer said " No, I mean like cricket and football". He...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jun 2021, 18:32
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By EXDAC

The standby instruments shown in this image look...

The standby instruments shown in this image look similar to the ones used by Douglas. Does the pictured standby attitude indicator display GS and LOC dev? I see no scales, pointers, or flags.
...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jun 2021, 10:58
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By EXDAC

Back when the 737 was introduced there were no...

Back when the 737 was introduced there were no electronic primary or standby instruments. The standby instruments in those days were typically a mechanical attitude indicator and a separate...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2021, 20:40
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By EXDAC

I am not aware of any requirement to have any...

I am not aware of any requirement to have any sort of standby ILS indicator. Acceptable redundancy is typically provided by independent left and right side instruments, radios, and associated source...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2021, 20:43
Replies: 56
Views: 7,885
Posted By EXDAC

Was that actually true back then? I though...

Was that actually true back then? I though pistons and blocks were machined with fixed tools that were only changed when they wore past a certain limit. As the tools wore pistons got bigger and bores...
9th Jun 2021, 18:59
Replies: 31
Views: 3,054
Posted By EXDAC

On my airplane raising the tail causes a 12-13...

On my airplane raising the tail causes a 12-13 degree change in pitch attitude and a corresponding change in the angle of attack of each propeller blade. With the tail down the downward moving blade...
9th Jun 2021, 02:06
Replies: 31
Views: 3,054
Posted By EXDAC

The increased left yaw when the tail is raised is...

The increased left yaw when the tail is raised is caused only by gyroscopic precession. The yaw due to asymmetric thrust reduces as the tail is raised, it does not increase.
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