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1st Apr 2022, 20:12
Replies: 48
Views: 4,843
Posted By Heston

I've done exactly that many times, so thank you...

I've done exactly that many times, so thank you ;)

The point is that in a low inertia draggy machine if you close the throttle at a height at which everything would work well in a spam can, you...
1st Apr 2022, 18:08
Replies: 48
Views: 4,843
Posted By Heston

Weeell... In the sense that it was meant above,...

Weeell...
In the sense that it was meant above, a C42 is not a "true"microlight specifically because it can be landed more like a slightly heavier GA aircraft; that is with the throttle closed. Yes...
31st Mar 2022, 19:31
Replies: 48
Views: 4,843
Posted By Heston

That is just so bad it's not even wrong! - you...

That is just so bad it's not even wrong!
- you risk breaking the nose leg- you shouldn't need to "kill lift" because you should be slow enough that there's sufficient weight on the wheels anyway- if...
30th Mar 2022, 19:00
Replies: 48
Views: 4,843
Posted By Heston

Rick Durden explained it well in this Avwebb...

Rick Durden explained it well in this Avwebb post, so I'll just link to it
https://www.avweb.com/features/the-pilots-lounge-102-the-last-10-feet/
(Sorry I can't work out how to do it!)
28th Mar 2022, 19:30
Replies: 48
Views: 4,843
Posted By Heston

Really? In that case you're starting off looking...

Really? In that case you're starting off looking pretty stupid. It would take quite a lot to make you look stupider.
FTAOD you should always land at the minimum airspeed you can, even if you need...
26th Mar 2022, 15:15
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Heston

Have I misunderstood? Because the OP said reread,...

Have I misunderstood? Because the OP said reread, I assumed the poster was a qualified flyer looking to revise their knowledge. Hence my reply.
If that's not it, and they are asking what to use for...
25th Mar 2022, 21:14
Replies: 20
Views: 4,018
Posted By Heston

The LAA magazine is pretty good too. That and...

The LAA magazine is pretty good too. That and Microlight Flying do a pretty good job for us grass strip flyers.
25th Mar 2022, 21:09
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Heston

Forgive my stupidity here. What has the whole...

Forgive my stupidity here. What has the whole Brexit debacle got to do with the stuff you need to know to fly an aeroplane (apart from a few licencing oddities?).
Meteorology? That's no different...
24th Mar 2022, 20:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By Heston

Well. I'd suggest that's your mistake right...

Well. I'd suggest that's your mistake right there. I've no experience directly of the units you mention, but have had similar issues with other stuff.
KISS
20th Mar 2022, 21:25
Replies: 48
Views: 4,843
Posted By Heston

Impressive. I've never made a perfect landing...

Impressive. I've never made a perfect landing...
5th Feb 2022, 19:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,122
Posted By Heston

Well you're the third poster so far to suggest...

Well you're the third poster so far to suggest that. Gosh, maybe we're onto something, do you think?
5th Feb 2022, 14:21
Replies: 12
Views: 2,122
Posted By Heston

Yes. Fractional ownership is not the same as you...

Yes. Fractional ownership is not the same as you and some mates having shares in a syndicate Jodel and flying into farm strips.
Nothing to see here...
https://www.planesense.com/fractional-program
3rd Feb 2022, 16:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By Heston

Yup. Everything said above is correct and may...

Yup.
Everything said above is correct and may save a lot of tears.
I ran a flying school for several years (good fun but I'm past it now!) and we refused to allow people to pay in advance - on the...
31st Dec 2021, 12:11
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

https://youtu.be/a717YZnhQ-s Paul Bertorelli's...

https://youtu.be/a717YZnhQ-s
Paul Bertorelli's take on electric airplanes (sic).
26th Dec 2021, 20:38
Replies: 224
Views: 43,259
Posted By Heston

Yes. I was once given a good piece of advice by...

Yes.
I was once given a good piece of advice by a very experienced chap (graduate of ETPS, that sort of thing). He said if the aircraft does something you didn't expect, don't wait to work out...
11th Dec 2021, 16:31
Replies: 44
Views: 8,126
Posted By Heston

Angry They don't know how old it is. It's a relatively...

They don't know how old it is. It's a relatively simple machine and it's well maintained and reliable - and the standards for this are much more stringent than a cars MOT.
I've actually never found...
11th Dec 2021, 16:24
Replies: 44
Views: 8,126
Posted By Heston

I see what you mean, a new PPL is qualified to...

I see what you mean, a new PPL is qualified to take passengers so no need to get advice. Yet the OP has recognised that it'll be a challenge and asked for advice. I'd rather he got that from a known...
11th Dec 2021, 10:12
Replies: 44
Views: 8,126
Posted By Heston

Some of the advice above is good, lots of it is...

Some of the advice above is good, lots of it is nonsense.
You need to remember that people can only remember three things. So your breifing needs to cover the three things that are crucial- how to...
9th Dec 2021, 13:51
Replies: 292
Views: 61,000
Posted By Heston

It's fewer, not less;) Since I don't fly...

It's fewer, not less;)

Since I don't fly missions, being retired and flying only for fun, can I now ignore NOTAMS?
6th Dec 2021, 21:16
Replies: 37
Views: 5,441
Posted By Heston

I agree. RC's book is a great thorough reference...

I agree. RC's book is a great thorough reference book to have on the shelf and look things up in from time to time - but it's far too complicated to be a text book for would be instructors and I was...
5th Dec 2021, 10:55
Replies: 37
Views: 5,441
Posted By Heston

I think you will find that FIC101 has a very poor...

I think you will find that FIC101 has a very poor opinion of "Tiger Moth instructors". Or was that when he was posting on a different forum under a different username? I cba to check.
4th Dec 2021, 10:26
Replies: 114
Views: 14,666
Posted By Heston

When can I be a driver? When you're too old and...

When can I be a driver?
When you're too old and knackered to be a fireman any longer, son.
29th Nov 2021, 11:06
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

I'd forgotten about Stringfellow (born in...

I'd forgotten about Stringfellow (born in Yorkshire, naturally) - thanks for the reminder. Awesome chap.
The museum in Chard is well worth a visit by the way.
29th Nov 2021, 11:04
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

I'm not qualified to comment on the relative...

I'm not qualified to comment on the relative technical merits of air cooled radials vs water cooled inline engines. But post-war, the dominance of the US engine manufacturers was much more to do with...
29th Nov 2021, 08:56
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

Yes indeed! Or, not coughing and spluttering but...

Yes indeed! Or, not coughing and spluttering but running smoothly producing lots of horse power.
The first aircraft to cross the Atlantic was powered by Rolls Royce engines. Not a Wright engine.
28th Nov 2021, 18:00
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

This is true - if steam engines had been lighter...

This is true - if steam engines had been lighter the first powered heavier than air flight could have happened long before 1903. We could have had steam punk style aircraft; that would have been...
28th Nov 2021, 15:08
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

For PDR's benefit, can I point out that this was...

For PDR's benefit, can I point out that this was the first patronising post?

Batteries and hydrogen are both "only" energy storage and transfer mechanisms. The assumption all along is the original...
28th Nov 2021, 12:31
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

You will note from my earlier post where I...

You will note from my earlier post where I introduced the hydrogen topic that I said for ground based transport. This is because the extra weight compared to petrol etc. doesn't matter too much....
28th Nov 2021, 10:23
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

https://orsted.co.uk/energy-solutions/renewable-hy...

https://orsted.co.uk/energy-solutions/renewable-hydrogen
First website I found when Googling.

Batteries have a big problem - strategic access to the raw materials needed to make them.
It's still...
27th Nov 2021, 17:30
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

The future for ground based transport in the long...

The future for ground based transport in the long term isn't electric, it's hydrogen.
27th Nov 2021, 13:05
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

Hooray! Somebody agrees with me :) Also true of...

Hooray! Somebody agrees with me :)
Also true of students you tubing their 'journey' to being a pilot. I just want to say that their journey would be quicker and cheaper, and they'd maybe end up...
24th Nov 2021, 09:28
Replies: 114
Views: 14,666
Posted By Heston

picky of me I know, but what you really mean is...

picky of me I know, but what you really mean is that too much knowledge without the accompanying requisite wisdom is a dangerous thing. ;)
23rd Nov 2021, 19:15
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

Please don't assume that an engine failure in a...

Please don't assume that an engine failure in a light airplane is always going to have drastic and/or fatal consequences (your words). Au contraire, it's an eventuality that pilots are very well...
23rd Nov 2021, 17:20
Replies: 97
Views: 10,742
Posted By Heston

Size of the market (tiny cf automotive) ...

Size of the market (tiny cf automotive)
Different requirements, eg power to weight ratioRotax and ULPower are doing some good stuff.
I could argue that you don't hear about engine failures in...
22nd Nov 2021, 13:49
Replies: 114
Views: 14,666
Posted By Heston

"....am about to start my PPL training really...

"....am about to start my PPL training really soon, just waiting for the answer from my aeroclub..."

From the first post on the thread. 3rd November. Nearly three weeks ago. Even the slackest...
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