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Forum: Tech Log
16th Oct 2019, 03:01
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By KRviator

For a higher density fuel, would that not spin...

For a higher density fuel, would that not spin the engine at the required RPM for a lower fuel volume? Take two theoretically identical engines and run them side by side. The FADEC will schedule...
10th Oct 2019, 07:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By KRviator

Yep, you're right. :ouch: Too much time in the...

Yep, you're right. :ouch: Too much time in the sun today on my RDO is my excuse, and I'm sticking to it! :}

Either way, short, performance limiting strips need to be approached (pardon the pun!)...
10th Oct 2019, 00:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By KRviator

I dunno what you're building/have buillt but ISTR...

I dunno what you're building/have buillt but ISTR it was a Zenith of some kind. Going by what seems to be the most 'limiting' Zenith design, the CH650, an online POH...
7th Oct 2019, 03:49
Replies: 131
Views: 48,646
Posted By KRviator

So am I - after not having been paid to fly since...

So am I - after not having been paid to fly since 2004. What's your point? His opinion and commentary are just as valid as someone still earning a crust flying.
18th Sep 2019, 12:41
Replies: 131
Views: 48,646
Posted By KRviator

AS a train driver I can endorse your philosophy....

AS a train driver I can endorse your philosophy. I gave up flying for a career 13 years ago and have never looked back. Suburban guys, particularly in Brisbane and Melbourne are quite well paid...
12th Sep 2019, 09:43
Replies: 188
Views: 76,828
Posted By KRviator

Am I the only one thinking UVC may have violated...

Am I the only one thinking UVC may have violated the Willy CTR without clearance and that might go some ways to explaining his fairly rapid turn out to sea?

ADS-B Exchange...
11th Sep 2019, 21:34
Replies: 188
Views: 76,828
Posted By KRviator

In the same way light aircraft are required to...

In the same way light aircraft are required to fly over water down Victor 1 to satisfy ASA, yes. The big difference though, is ASA makes things easy. Wear a life jacket, fly this route, not above...
11th Sep 2019, 05:48
Replies: 188
Views: 76,828
Posted By KRviator

Still outside controlled airspace at 3000 at that...

Still outside controlled airspace at 3000 at that point. Being denied clearance into the Willy CTR would necessitate holding at Anna Bay at 500 or 3,000 either way.
2nd Sep 2019, 08:43
Replies: 43
Views: 40,309
Posted By KRviator

You bugger! I snorted my beer out my nose reading...

You bugger! I snorted my beer out my nose reading that! :D:ok:

Reckon one of these would work?...
31st Aug 2019, 06:28
Replies: 62
Views: 54,907
Posted By KRviator

Damn straight, I would. And why such an emphatic...

Damn straight, I would. And why such an emphatic answer? Because said colleague would feel comfortable raising a potential mental health issue as they have had counselling for it before, and not only...
30th Aug 2019, 10:32
Replies: 502
Views: 266,502
Posted By KRviator

IF they tried to obtain a validation, but...

IF they tried to obtain a validation, but couldn't or didn't, and flew the flight knowing they were technically unlicensed makes it worse than simply thinking, or assuming as the case may be, that...
29th Aug 2019, 08:31
Replies: 35
Views: 6,583
Posted By KRviator

Begs the question what CAsA would do to the likes...

Begs the question what CAsA would do to the likes of Lawnchair Larry or Danny Deckchair these days....
12th Aug 2019, 21:52
Replies: 25
Views: 4,853
Posted By KRviator

I'm not sure what's braver...Doing it, or...

I'm not sure what's braver...Doing it, or admitting to doing it.:confused:
6th Aug 2019, 21:44
Replies: 108
Views: 77,243
Posted By KRviator

Personally, I think that's the least of the US'...

Personally, I think that's the least of the US' worries...:ouch:
5th Aug 2019, 21:56
Replies: 108
Views: 77,243
Posted By KRviator

The intent to crew the flight while over the...

The intent to crew the flight while over the limit (note, not the same as 'drunk', or even 'under the influence') is what counts, as well as the potential outcome if your BAC contributes to an...
4th Aug 2019, 22:07
Replies: 108
Views: 77,243
Posted By KRviator

I don't fly professionally anymore - thank god -...

I don't fly professionally anymore - thank god - but still work in an occupation where the regulator can be standing at my mailbox as I reverse out of the driveway in uniform and breath and drug test...
28th Jul 2019, 23:11
Replies: 70
Views: 22,177
Posted By KRviator

FWIW, I carry a welding hammer in my RV...

FWIW, I carry a welding hammer in my RV just-in-case. One of those ones with the sharp point on one side and the flat blade on the other. Like the PLB in the vest, I hope to never use it...
15th Jul 2019, 21:28
Replies: 28
Views: 5,059
Posted By KRviator

I built & tested one for my RV-9A for the ashes...

I built & tested one for my RV-9A for the ashes of a pilot mate and it was a very successful 'final flight' for him.

The ashes are loaded in with the pod upside down, the door is closed, and the...
10th Jul 2019, 09:10
Replies: 33
Views: 13,940
Posted By KRviator

Hey! How about that! We found someone that...

Hey! How about that! We found someone that charges more than Warnervale! :ok:

Although it lists "Taxiway Delta", yet the AIP chart - which forms part of our preflight planning and is only...
8th Jul 2019, 05:55
Replies: 136
Views: 43,347
Posted By KRviator

Only partially correct...Yes, an indirect swipe...

Only partially correct...Yes, an indirect swipe at RAAus management, but...If RAAus were more concerned with their members wellbeing, instead of selling their details, RAAus would put more emphasis...
8th Jul 2019, 01:52
Replies: 136
Views: 43,347
Posted By KRviator

Probably not...They're too busy handing out their...

Probably not...They're too busy handing out their members private details to airfield operators...

RAAus seem to have the mindset that they know what is important to learn from an accident and...
6th Jul 2019, 21:44
Replies: 83
Views: 32,602
Posted By KRviator

Same on the rail network. If someone dozes off...

Same on the rail network. If someone dozes off during loading, or even uptrack but you're wide awake and have things under control, a 15min kip is more of safety benefit than having a dead-tired...
4th Jul 2019, 11:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,794
Posted By KRviator

Depending how well I correct for wind on the day,...

Depending how well I correct for wind on the day, 850-1000m in the RV-9...And you can get a touch-and-go circuit in every 3 minutes 20 seconds if there's no one else about to conflict with!
...
19th Jun 2019, 04:09
Replies: 107
Views: 34,934
Posted By KRviator

[/quote]Tell that to BHP......

[/quote]Tell that to BHP... (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-22/iron-ore-train-derailment-inflicts-heavy-financial-blow-on-bhp/10737426).

You do. Many systems are driverless. Even leaving the...
18th Jun 2019, 10:45
Replies: 88
Views: 33,933
Posted By KRviator

Just a handful of heavies from Flightradar... ...

Just a handful of heavies from Flightradar...

Jetstar970 Depart YMML 2250
Malayasian128 Depart YMML 2330
Cathay178, Depart YMML 2345
Tiger418 Arrive YMML 0020
Tiger579 Arrive YMML 0020
...
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