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29th Aug 2011, 18:44
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Posted By MasterGreen

Field Finder reborn with Google Earth

Back in the early 80's I produced a TRS-80 program to produce a anywhere to anywhere track and distance grid. For various reasons I recently needed this again, so had to rewrite it for the PC. ...
26th Feb 2011, 07:51
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

The airtesting on our T51 is now completed and...

The airtesting on our T51 is now completed and she flies just fine.

Piccies here :


https://picasaweb.google.com/Ken.B.Smith/T5170PostBuild#5577914525073368674

MG
27th Jan 2011, 02:44
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

T51 #70 has finally flown properly.

The old adage that a build is always 95% complete and only 95% to go is almost certainly true. After her first flight last year I had to ground her for months while we sorted out issues with fuel...
9th Mar 2010, 15:31
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

Well the T51 serial 70 flew on the 9th March...

Well the T51 serial 70 flew on the 9th March 2010. After 4 years building she flew very nicely. The CSU didn't - so speed was restricted by RPM, but that is a simple fix. The first flight was a...
3rd Jan 2010, 20:10
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

There is an outfit called Rotaryae who have / had...

There is an outfit called Rotaryae who have / had some very promising rotary aircraft engines for the experimental / LSA market, but there are not open for business just now. I had been talking to...
2nd Jan 2010, 06:12
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv153/terciops/...

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv153/terciops/CIMG0067.jpg


The Tail Flies - T51#70 doing final engine runs and tailplane load / on ground pitch stability tests 31 Dec. She is running late...
15th Oct 2009, 08:44
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

Here she is fully assembled ready for engine runs...

Here she is fully assembled ready for engine runs this weekend. Horrid sodium lighting - but the effect is there...

MG

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv153/terciops/CIMG0013.jpg
14th Oct 2009, 16:58
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

Jamie, The outer wing panels are...

Jamie,
The outer wing panels are plugged in at the spar and secured by 4 bolts a side + rivets (as per plan, or screws / captive nuts in our case) around the skin join. It is a bit of...
13th Oct 2009, 16:29
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

Jamie, we are firmly locked into the...

Jamie,
we are firmly locked into the 90/90 rule - 90% completed and 90% to go. Having said that we are now going to beat the 787 to flight. The engine runs were satisfactory and the 912...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2009, 18:42
Replies: 29
Views: 1,655
Posted By MasterGreen

Solution .. Check the page source

The java app senses where your longest 'mouse-over' was and uses that square. Try NOT mousing over your number and point to another and you will see it pick that gift.
26th May 2009, 08:55
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

Titan T51 #70 Update

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv153/terciops/CIMG0014.jpg

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv153/terciops/CIMG0003.jpg

Cowlings nearly complete. Power on ship in a couple of weeks... We...
27th Apr 2009, 08:12
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

ZK-AKL is very close to completion now - we are...

ZK-AKL is very close to completion now - we are doing final assembly of the fuselage and cockpit at the moment. Power will go on ship by next weekend. I had hoped to beat the B787 into the air, but...
2nd Jan 2009, 07:51
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

T51 Update - heavy going on the tailplane

The tail feathers have caused a lot of work - there was a lot to do getting the elevators properly setup and balanced, but that is now done. The fuselage skinning is now proceeding reasonably well. ...
9th Aug 2008, 05:38
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

Slackie, well we shall see. The...

Slackie,
well we shall see. The standard machine is quoted at 150MPH cruise on a Rotax 912 at 1450 lbs. I was hoping our flush solid rivets, super smooth surface, sealed control...
8th Aug 2008, 07:16
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

HH, if you take the standard kit sheets...

HH,
if you take the standard kit sheets then all the main body panels are cut to size / shape. However we wanted overlapping flush panel joints and ordered the sheets uncut. Even with the...
7th Aug 2008, 19:50
Replies: 94
Views: 59,759
Posted By MasterGreen

Angel A small syndicate of 'older' pilots have a T51 in...

A small syndicate of 'older' pilots have a T51 in progress at Ardmore, NZ. It is not an easy build and the basic kit leaves a lot of work if you want a finish and build quality anything more than...
18th Jan 2007, 06:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By MasterGreen

I am alive and well living in Auckland - near the...

I am alive and well living in Auckland - near the airport where I work now as B777 Sim Examiner for ANZ. Very busy still on computer programming and building a T51 (Titan Mustang). You can find me...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2006, 09:27
Replies: 23
Views: 6,664
Posted By MasterGreen

This started as wind trade - and I have been...

This started as wind trade - and I have been remiss recently for not keeping upto date on these things (here). Below is a link from a web page made up from a write up of mine (here in PPRUNE) of a...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2004, 03:47
Replies: 16
Views: 2,716
Posted By MasterGreen

Climb Speeds for Economy (from "A Few Notes from...

Climb Speeds for Economy (from "A Few Notes from my Notebook - a series of 1000")

For the B777 here are some actual figures - the same principle applies to other Boeing (all ?) FMS equipped...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Oct 2003, 10:27
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By MasterGreen

Opinion Time : Disengaging AutoBrakes using...

Opinion Time :

Disengaging AutoBrakes using the 'backdoor method' of cycling the speedbrake lever 'an inch or two' is not a good idea or airmanship. Reasons are :

1. It takes the brakes...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jan 2003, 09:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By MasterGreen

What I will never understand is the mentality...

What I will never understand is the mentality that demands that you must always climb to maximum altitude.

Have you no understanding of jet performance at all?

Whatever - your companies' loss I...
11th Jan 2003, 11:45
Replies: 29
Views: 7,464
Posted By MasterGreen

In my next life, if I don't come back as a gecko,...

In my next life, if I don't come back as a gecko, I would like to :

1. Earn as much as my friends thought I did.
2. Have as much time off as my neighbours thought I did.
3. Have as...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Dec 2002, 03:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By MasterGreen

411A is correct. But there is a simple solution...

411A is correct. But there is a simple solution that seems obvious. Never fly above 350

MG
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2002, 21:57
Replies: 24
Views: 7,496
Posted By MasterGreen

My wife of many many years only gets anti when I...

My wife of many many years only gets anti when I am on leave or serious short haul / simulator. I am sure she has a private line to rostering... But I enjoy long trips - I think

I takes all...
Forum: Questions
12th Nov 2002, 04:30
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By MasterGreen

Hi Fonawah, Yes you...

Hi Fonawah,
Yes you ALWAYS should get ATC approval for any change of Altitude / Flight Level. There are times when this is not an option - but this is a non-normal situation...
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