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31st Dec 2021, 12:11
Replies: 97
Views: 8,874
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: 206
Views: 38,719
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: 6,705
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: 6,705
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: 6,705
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: 55,166
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: 4,219
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: 4,219
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: 12,391
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 12,391
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: 8,874
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: 8,874
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: 12,391
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...
17th Nov 2021, 14:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By Heston

Discorde you're still talking about "clearance"...

Discorde you're still talking about "clearance" and "controller". I repeat, these are inaccurate when applied to civil aircraft and MATZs.
Incidentally where additional protection for military...
16th Nov 2021, 16:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By Heston

Radio communication and approval of your...

Radio communication and approval of your intentions, or a request for you to do something, like stay above a certain height for example, are strongly recommended, yes. But permission one way or the...
16th Nov 2021, 15:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By Heston

Civil aircraft do not need permission to enter a...

Civil aircraft do not need permission to enter a MATZ.
11th Nov 2021, 10:19
Replies: 73
Views: 9,799
Posted By Heston

Well I'm not going to get drawn into a debate...

Well I'm not going to get drawn into a debate about point and power except to say that it is what the RAF teach for the approach.
Personally I'm more comfortable with stick for speed and power for...
11th Nov 2021, 10:16
Replies: 73
Views: 9,799
Posted By Heston

Yes, all good. But this explanation misses out...

Yes, all good. But this explanation misses out the most important thing about the hold off. This is that you are trying to arrange things so that the mains touch when the aircraft has the lowest...
10th Nov 2021, 10:03
Replies: 114
Views: 12,391
Posted By Heston

Agreed. But also it's really hard teaching a...

Agreed. But also it's really hard teaching a novice to fly straight and level when they spend 80% of the time looking at the instruments and 20% telling you that the aeroplane isn't doing things...
10th Nov 2021, 07:29
Replies: 161
Views: 32,076
Posted By Heston

Posters on this thread seem to me to be about...

Posters on this thread seem to me to be about 50/50 split between knowledgeable, helpful folk and Walts/trolls. Folk with a bit of experience can tell the difference, but I do worry about any body...
9th Nov 2021, 12:17
Replies: 73
Views: 9,799
Posted By Heston

You don't teach SEP PPL students to 'rotate'....

You don't teach SEP PPL students to 'rotate'. That concept is totally wrong.
I think you better read some better books.
8th Nov 2021, 14:51
Replies: 161
Views: 32,076
Posted By Heston

Yeah you would do it, trust me. As long as the...

Yeah you would do it, trust me. As long as the concept of sideslipping on approach is familiar to you you'd do it. Maybe not with finesse, but you don't need finesse, you need to be safe.
8th Nov 2021, 09:03
Replies: 161
Views: 32,076
Posted By Heston

But at least there was cake...

But at least there was cake...
7th Nov 2021, 20:28
Replies: 114
Views: 12,391
Posted By Heston

You may have had your first real flying lesson! ...

You may have had your first real flying lesson!
At least in the UK at the moment the answer is No, aeroclubs don't really care about having new students. Particularly ones who say they are...
7th Nov 2021, 09:56
Replies: 114
Views: 12,391
Posted By Heston

Look let's be clear about this. You cannot learn...

Look let's be clear about this. You cannot learn much about how to fly an aeroplane at home on a PC based SIM. And most of what you do learn is wrong or at least inappropriate for what you'll do in a...
6th Nov 2021, 21:03
Replies: 161
Views: 32,076
Posted By Heston

Ain't that the truth?

Ain't that the truth?
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