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24th Nov 2021, 14:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By shumway76

C172P/R/S flaps

What is the reason that the C172P/R/S series flaps are max of 30 while earlier series are 40?

24th Nov 2021, 14:32
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By shumway76

C172 fuel injected engine procedure

With the C172R and S series which uses the fuel injected engines, the engine starting procedure is basically:
- prime (aux fuel pump on, mixture rich until fuel pressure stable 3 to 5 secs, mixture...
14th Jun 2021, 08:39
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By shumway76

Magnetic compass dip


I read from light aircraft pilot training manuals (Pooley's Air Pilot Manual on Aircraft Technical) that magnetic compass is counteracted for compass dip effect by offsetting it's CG, and...
1st Jun 2021, 15:00
Replies: 31
Views: 3,985
Posted By shumway76

Torque reaction

Helicopters require tail rotor to counter the torque caused by the rotor blades.
Fixed wing single engine propeller aircraft also suffers from torque effect, but doesn't need something as dramatic...
2nd May 2020, 17:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By shumway76

VFR Visibility Minina

Note: The altitude mentioned is just a value for example sake as different countries may have different altitudes for VFR visibility minima

Within uncontrolled airspace:
VFR visibility minima...
2nd Nov 2017, 01:19
Replies: 21
Views: 7,683
Posted By shumway76

Climbing & descending turns

Is there any the preference:

Establish climb / descend then initiate turn

Or turn, then climb / descend?

If both are ok, which should be learned first?

2nd Apr 2017, 11:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,328
Posted By shumway76

737NG tyre wear

This question is particularly for 737NG with bias tyres (may apply to other bias tyres but I wouldn't know).

1. Physically looking at a tyre, especially with a deep cut, how would you know if the...
2nd May 2016, 15:08
Replies: 0
Views: 2,028
Posted By shumway76

Malaysia job opportunities

Hows the job market for a B1.1 & B1.2 LAME in Malaysia?
4th Mar 2016, 01:40
Replies: 5
Views: 2,807
Posted By shumway76

Tire wear

Is there any good reference (pictures in colour) to show examples of aircraft tire wear?

Can't really make out "carcass ply" & "tread reinforcing pply" etc etc from the manuals...
17th Oct 2015, 05:03
Replies: 15
Views: 9,499
Posted By shumway76

"GPS" for android

Was just wondering if there is an app for android smartphones which can be used as a "GPS". Main thing is I hope it's free.
My main navigation will still be with the official VFR charts.

I only...
19th Sep 2015, 17:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By shumway76

Type course validity

If I'm not mistaken, under EASA, upon completion of an approved type course, you have to get type rated within 2 years.

What happens if you exceed 2 years and still did not get a type rating?
14th Jul 2015, 05:03
Replies: 4
Views: 3,087
Posted By shumway76

Airframe "life"

Air airframes "lifed"?

eg. I still see B727 flying around, and they're OLD. Not to mention in GA you still see 1960's Cessnas flying around!

What about new gen aircraft eg. 787, A350 etc. Do...
23rd May 2015, 04:30
Replies: 15
Views: 2,095
Posted By shumway76

Glass / Sunglassess

I am currently in need of corrective glasses.
What are my options as I would like to "combine" my corrective glasses with sunglasses. Is a clip on sunglasses the only option?
Photochromatic is out,...
20th May 2015, 08:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By shumway76

Photochromic sunglasses

I am in need of corrective lenses, but am wondering if it's ok to use one of those photochromic sunglasses, where the prescribed lens darkens automatically just like sunglasses.
The only thing I...
15th Apr 2015, 04:30
Replies: 8
Views: 2,266
Posted By shumway76

CHT & mixture control

I have flown certified aircraft (C172, C150) using Lycoming engines and also kit planes using Jabiru & Rotax engines.

I am just wondering why is it:

1. Certified engines (eg. Lycoming) does...
7th Apr 2015, 05:07
Replies: 7
Views: 4,598
Posted By shumway76

Thanks for the link dotsha747! I'm...

Thanks for the link dotsha747!

I'm especially interested about the wind at different flight levels that is available from the M'sian ABT website, but can anyone assist in how to read that wind /...
30th Mar 2015, 01:32
Replies: 7
Views: 4,598
Posted By shumway76

Malaysia weather forecast & NOTAM

How does a private flyer flying VFR in Malayisa get weather forecast & NOTAMs?
If official sources are not available, any recommended websites to get such info?

14th Feb 2015, 03:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,206
Posted By shumway76

HOBBS hourmeter

Any idea what HOBBS stand for? Or is Hobbs just a trade name?

My guess - Hours On Board Before Start?
14th Feb 2015, 00:30
Replies: 15
Views: 5,647
Posted By shumway76

Effect of flaps

I understand that different aircraft behave differently when flaps are extended / retracted. Some with flaps extended tend to pitch up, some pitch down. Some pitch up initally slightly, then pitches...
14th Feb 2015, 00:24
Replies: 1
Views: 17,406
Posted By shumway76

"B" nut

Just curious, how did the term "B" nut in pipelines came about? Why "B"?

Other terms I can understand, like "E"-seal (since the seal has an "E" shape) or "P" seal (seal has a "P" shape), but "B"...
4th Nov 2014, 00:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,177
Posted By shumway76

Lean fuel "knob"

I was checking out a 1973 Cessna A150 Aerobat, and noticed that directly beneath the mixture control knob, is a smaller square knob (which looks just like the carb heat knob but smaller) labelled...
15th Oct 2014, 01:13
Replies: 22
Views: 4,666
Posted By shumway76

Engine burping

During preflight of an aircraft using the Rotax912UL engine, it requires the engine to be burped. Why is it?

1. It's only to return the oil back to the oil tank so that proper oil level can be...
28th Jul 2014, 02:41
Replies: 4
Views: 3,043
Posted By shumway76

I'm not working in the US, but there are lots of...

I'm not working in the US, but there are lots of "N" registered aircraft at my country, mostly small companies, mostly business jets and the largest a 737-200.

Does that mean that I can certify...
26th Jul 2014, 04:48
Replies: 4
Views: 3,043
Posted By shumway76

A&P certification

I am working in a major airline, certifying under Pt66 B1.1.

I am planning to obtain FAA A&P, and after that hoping to get some part time employing certifying under A&P.

My question is, I...
24th Sep 2013, 09:53
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By shumway76

Malaysian ATC for VFR

What kind of services are provide to VFR aircraft flying in Malaysia under the following:

1. Outside control airspace (Lumpur Information)
2. Within controlled airspace (under Tower)
3. Within...
15th Aug 2013, 03:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,695
Posted By shumway76

There was an article in Flight International a...

There was an article in Flight International a few months ago about a survey done on airline pilots when they fly manually in IMC. They managed to do everything perfectly. But when a survey was done...
14th Aug 2013, 03:30
Replies: 13
Views: 3,695
Posted By shumway76

Teaching "work cycle"

I recently took over a PPL student who has already about to enter navigation stage. Due to him not flying for over 3 months and new to me, I did some general handling flights just to refresh.

3rd Jun 2013, 02:20
Replies: 48
Views: 9,845
Posted By shumway76

Crosswind landing query

I've been reading about landing in crosswinds, it always mentions:
1. Keep your speed up
2. Recommends using less flaps or land flapless.
3. Land positive - avoid long flares (forget about...
28th May 2013, 03:45
Replies: 16
Views: 2,426
Posted By shumway76

"Sliding" on touchdown

Experienced on a C172:

Wind was calm on approach.
On touchdown at centerline, aircraft started to drift to the right (possibly wind from the left).
Corrected by left rudder (which also includes...
26th Apr 2013, 03:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,912
Posted By shumway76

UK CAA B2 Work experience

I currently hold EASA B2 with limitations 2 to 6 (I was from the old UK BCAR Sect L "XE").

I have already completed the required modules to remove my limitations, which is basically Instruments,...
24th Apr 2013, 00:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,919
Posted By shumway76

Rudder pedal & diff braking steering

With regard to C172, which has very limited amount of nose wheel steering with rudder pedals, and always requires differential braking when making turns, what is the technique used?

From what I've...
18th Apr 2013, 07:47
Replies: 13
Views: 7,684
Posted By shumway76

Thanks tmmorris! I wonder why there is no...

Thanks tmmorris!

I wonder why there is no mention of this in the CAA PPL books. It only mentions to draw the route lines & timing on your chart, no mention on the dog house.
17th Apr 2013, 03:20
Replies: 13
Views: 7,684
Posted By shumway76

Navigation "doghouse"

During my PPL training I was trained under the old "RAF" 'syllabus'.

In VFR navigation we were taught to not only draw the lines joining the reporting points, but also beside each of these lines...
21st Feb 2013, 03:20
Replies: 29
Views: 4,666
Posted By shumway76

We are also thought, after the first stall,...

We are also thought, after the first stall, subsequent stall performed immdeiately thereafter, pre-stall check HALL is sufficient.
Anyone experienced the same?
Notice that "A" in of the original...
20th Feb 2013, 23:50
Replies: 29
Views: 4,666
Posted By shumway76


Pre stall checks, we use the nmemonic HASELL.
Can anyone explain what the "A" of the HASELL is?

As far as I know it's 'Airframe - Flaps as required.'
If we're doing clean stalls, then it...
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