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24th Aug 2012, 05:18
Replies: 462
Views: 129,710
Posted By Plasmech

Control surfaces have their own resonant...

Control surfaces have their own resonant frequency... i.e. they have a tendency to want to flutter. The weight is essentially a tuned mass damper.
28th May 2011, 20:34
Replies: 23
Views: 4,516
Posted By Plasmech

Sunglasses interfering with headset

I imagine we've all experienced this:

When wearing sunglasses, which is something I almost have to do because I have very sensitive eyes, everything is a LOT louder because they interfere with our...
20th May 2011, 13:59
Replies: 23
Views: 6,040
Posted By Plasmech

Morale of the story as I take it: Aviation GPS is...

Morale of the story as I take it: Aviation GPS is *not*, as a whole package, some simple, dumbed-down consumer-grade "turn key" operation...one has to know his/her stuff.
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2011, 08:16
Replies: 2,546
Views: 728,298
Posted By Plasmech

Thanks so much. Could you kindly fill me in on...

Thanks so much. Could you kindly fill me in on why one of the um...rumors being discussed now pertains to the *possibility* of "non pilot" / "inappropriate" personnel in the cockpit during the...
20th May 2011, 08:12
Replies: 23
Views: 6,040
Posted By Plasmech

Let's say (and I am NOT recommending this) a...

Let's say (and I am NOT recommending this) a pilot decides to put all his navigational eggs in the GPS basket. He brings a paper chart with him, but hasn't opened in in a while and doesn't stay...
Forum: Tech Log
19th May 2011, 18:07
Replies: 2,546
Views: 728,298
Posted By Plasmech

Would someone be kind enough to reply with a...

Would someone be kind enough to reply with a general summary of where the investigation stands now? I tried reading back through the threads but it seems to ah...change direction quite often or...
19th May 2011, 15:47
Replies: 23
Views: 6,040
Posted By Plasmech

Well as it turns out, I received the unit...

Well as it turns out, I received the unit yesterday and am going to return it. It's just not....anywhere NEAR appropriate for aviation. You guys were right, I have to admit. My apologies for my...
19th May 2011, 15:43
Replies: 37
Views: 10,571
Posted By Plasmech

Not to hijack this thread, but does anybody know...

Not to hijack this thread, but does anybody know if the SP-400 has DME capabilities?
17th May 2011, 19:28
Replies: 23
Views: 6,040
Posted By Plasmech

SoCal, This thread is about a specific GPS...

SoCal,

This thread is about a specific GPS unit, not about your opinions. I am well aware that it is unwise to rely on a GPS as a student and have already disclaimed this out of the equation to...
17th May 2011, 15:20
Replies: 23
Views: 6,040
Posted By Plasmech

Thanks Genghis. I have 1000 waypoints and 50...

Thanks Genghis. I have 1000 waypoints and 50 routes available to me with that unit. I can enter waypoints manually, and it's easy enough to get lat/long data for airports, VOR's, intersections,...
17th May 2011, 14:58
Replies: 23
Views: 6,040
Posted By Plasmech

Ordered a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx for aviation use

I finally made a decision on an inexpensive, simple hand-help GPS to take with me to get me out of a possible jam: the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx. For a little handheld, it actually has some nice...
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2011, 04:19
Replies: 2,546
Views: 728,298
Posted By Plasmech

Sorry if I am ten steps behind here, but what...

Sorry if I am ten steps behind here, but what exactly has caused the talk about a possible crew change event?

The only way I could possibly see an actual pilot change is if the head captain wanted...
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2011, 04:08
Replies: 2,546
Views: 728,298
Posted By Plasmech

Would any crew in their right mind change shifts...

Would any crew in their right mind change shifts with the forward-looking weather radar display looking like a Christmas tree?
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2011, 20:24
Replies: 2,546
Views: 728,298
Posted By Plasmech

Wow, where are you guys getting all the news...

Wow, where are you guys getting all the news tidbits on AF447? Some "great" pictures in this thread too...where's it all coming from?

Any word on FDR / CVR data recovery yet?

Does France /...
9th May 2011, 21:48
Replies: 10
Views: 3,081
Posted By Plasmech

most basic aviation GPS for backup work

I am looking to buy a very basic (i.e. inexpensive), simple aviation-able GPS to have with me as a backup to pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio navigation. Does anybody have any suggestions on such...
3rd May 2011, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Plasmech

First big milestone: first solo and written out of the way (!)

Well, I have reached a milestone / turning point in my training. Not only is my first solo under my belt, but I took the FAA written exam on Sunday (95%). This really feels like a turning point in...
30th Apr 2011, 00:26
Replies: 46
Views: 7,409
Posted By Plasmech

stop, I'm laughing my socks off. :rolleyes:

stop, I'm laughing my socks off. :rolleyes:
29th Apr 2011, 23:46
Replies: 46
Views: 7,409
Posted By Plasmech

Here in the US, especially in cities, we...

Here in the US, especially in cities, we generally say:

ATC: "Cactus 1234, please say airspeed"

Cactus 1234: "Yo homes, I dun be at uh twee fife nine-ah knots on my rope, you hear what I'm...
29th Apr 2011, 23:26
Replies: 46
Views: 7,409
Posted By Plasmech

What is Kay-beck? The letter "Q"?

What is Kay-beck? The letter "Q"?
29th Apr 2011, 22:41
Replies: 46
Views: 7,409
Posted By Plasmech

tree-fife-niner

How do you ladies and gents say "359" over the radio:

A. tree-fife-niner

B. three-five-niner (this is what I do)

C. three-five-nine

For some reason, I just can't seem to bring myself...
28th Apr 2011, 18:27
Replies: 22
Views: 9,325
Posted By Plasmech

My condolences to the families and friends. Not...

My condolences to the families and friends. Not to make a joke of this in any way shape or form, but that lake is so small that one would almost have to be trying to crash into it. What horribly...
28th Apr 2011, 15:56
Replies: 55
Views: 48,533
Posted By Plasmech

Pace, I am honestly not quite understanding...

Pace,

I am honestly not quite understanding the Fuji thing at all, care to explain? :O
28th Apr 2011, 15:39
Replies: 55
Views: 48,533
Posted By Plasmech

Wow, so a rare and small bunch indeed. I do...

Wow, so a rare and small bunch indeed.

I do not think just any old monkey can do this to be honest. Let's step back and look at private pilot training for a second. You're strapping on a 30+...
27th Apr 2011, 19:03
Replies: 55
Views: 48,533
Posted By Plasmech

I guess I should have not (albeit accidentally)...

I guess I should have not (albeit accidentally) excluded microlight plots.
27th Apr 2011, 18:08
Replies: 55
Views: 48,533
Posted By Plasmech

How many people in the world are pilots?

You'd think a simple Google search would answer this but apparently not. What is the percentage of people in the world who are at least a Privat Pilot? How about the percentage of those who have at...
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