Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: Vilters
Showing results 1 to 25 of 140
Search took 0.02 seconds.
6th Mar 2020, 15:28
Replies: 260
Views: 73,683
Posted By Vilters

shy torque Take this example. Take off and go...

shy torque Take this example.
Take off and go to cruise altitude.
Trim the aircraft to cruise speed, and let go of the yoke. (Keep heading with rudder only).

Reduce power. What happens? Speed...
12th Jan 2020, 21:26
Replies: 35
Views: 4,371
Posted By Vilters

Not a dumb question at all. This one made...

Not a dumb question at all.

This one made it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmEVwyMRYIY

This one could take off, but never got out of the ground effect till impact. You need "spare" to get...
7th Nov 2019, 20:29
Replies: 62
Views: 84,057
Posted By Vilters

Trim, trim and trim

Something I have not yet seen mentioned. => => => "TRIM" the airplane for best glide speed. <= <= <= That way you don't have to worry about speed any more untill the flare.

Long time ago my...
13th Sep 2019, 13:00
Replies: 242
Views: 96,733
Posted By Vilters

Some seem to forget that wars are won or lost on...

Some seem to forget that wars are won or lost on the ground.

All super powers have Air Power to dominate the sky in the first days of a conflict. And yes, we "can" build better aircraft.

But...
8th Sep 2019, 16:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Vilters

These old instrument run on small bearings, and...

These old instrument run on small bearings, and when you hear them clearly after engine shutdown? These small bearings are worn out.
If suffufficient flow? These worn bearings can start to resonate...
3rd Aug 2019, 20:56
Replies: 37
Views: 25,392
Posted By Vilters

It shows that this was an experienced pilot. He...

It shows that this was an experienced pilot. He knew what he was doing. But this also shows that even the best can make a mistake or have bad luck.

A blinding reflection at the wrong moment, a...
3rd Aug 2019, 20:47
Replies: 9
Views: 3,227
Posted By Vilters

Joined the Air Force in 1975, and have been...

Joined the Air Force in 1975, and have been private flying since too.
Over the many years; Too many years, I lost friends in aviation, in car accidents, in bike accidents, in extremely complicated...
2nd Aug 2019, 10:23
Replies: 5
Views: 2,754
Posted By Vilters

When taking off at a very slow speed (that is...

When taking off at a very slow speed (that is still OK) you need to level off and accelerate to best climb speed.

In this case it seems he started climbing before accelerating to best climb...
11th Jun 2019, 23:15
Replies: 6
Views: 5,898
Posted By Vilters

I flew a D-120 for a long time. They are great...

I flew a D-120 for a long time. They are great machines with outstanding performance for the hp.
Our club had a Abeille as towing machine, with a second role of flying tours, but replaced it by a...
11th Jun 2019, 23:11
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,286,153
Posted By Vilters

The question about "Proper storage", was not...

The question about "Proper storage", was not about the quality of the maintainers.
But everybody was expecting 'few weeks", but it is going to a few months.

Aircraft that are in cold weather can...
10th Jun 2019, 14:37
Replies: 37
Views: 25,021
Posted By Vilters

Perhaps, I am old school, perhaps my airplane is...

Perhaps, I am old school, perhaps my airplane is old school, but in my younger years we had something called a compass.

And you know what?
There even was a guy that crossed the ocean with a...
10th Jun 2019, 14:17
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,286,153
Posted By Vilters

With FAA and all other worldwide organisations...

With FAA and all other worldwide organisations involved, one might as well start to melt the 737-MAX airframes down and start over, because this is gonna take YEARS before the administration circle...
10th Jun 2019, 14:07
Replies: 51
Views: 26,368
Posted By Vilters

You might see a financial black hole if you have...

You might see a financial black hole if you have to feed all C-130 passengers. LOL.
8th Jun 2019, 22:47
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,286,153
Posted By Vilters

Did anybody properly "preserve" their aircraft? ...

Did anybody properly "preserve" their aircraft?
Where all fluids drained and purged?
Time to start thinking about "long term storage procedures" and how to "preserve" those aircraft.

Non flying...
6th Jun 2019, 13:43
Replies: 51
Views: 26,368
Posted By Vilters

Good luck de-icing those leading edges. No...

Good luck de-icing those leading edges.
No need?
Think the moisture in the air will be so scared that it will refuse the freeze?

De-icing is gonna require some doing. (And there is a LOT of...
3rd Jun 2019, 23:58
Replies: 44
Views: 35,916
Posted By Vilters

Tja, that happens when you manage a company from...

Tja, that happens when you manage a company from behind a desk writing notes and mail without ever lifting your ass but keeping your pockets open so they can be filled..
3rd Jun 2019, 23:53
Replies: 51
Views: 26,368
Posted By Vilters

You might get a nasty surprise when you calculate...

You might get a nasty surprise when you calculate the drag of such a "thing".
I'd like to see the airflow over such a leading edge and study the vortices that it leaves behind. => Airflow going...
3rd Jun 2019, 23:33
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,286,153
Posted By Vilters

@ Gums Exactly, you put the hammer to the nail....

@ Gums
Exactly, you put the hammer to the nail.
This automatization to take the "stupid" pilot out of the loop has gone too far. When the system fails, he simply does not know what to do any more....
2nd Jun 2019, 16:05
Replies: 33
Views: 6,837
Posted By Vilters

What I see in this video would be a reason for...

What I see in this video would be a reason for inspection for full free movement and proper greasing..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSzXOpG52VY
2nd Jun 2019, 16:00
Replies: 33
Views: 6,837
Posted By Vilters

I have many hrs in Socata's. Normally these...

I have many hrs in Socata's.

Normally these slats come out pretty gently if all rollers and guides are properly lubricated.
We could fly all day with the slats gently moving in intermediate...
Forum: Tech Log
25th May 2019, 10:03
Replies: 117
Views: 26,846
Posted By Vilters

While AOA is one of the best alternatives,...

While AOA is one of the best alternatives, remember that the latest crashes are due to failing AOA sensors triggering the events that end up flying the aircraft into the ground.

The very best...
21st May 2019, 21:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Vilters

The problem being ; We feel too safe when flying...

The problem being ; We feel too safe when flying GPS.

In the past we stopped flying because we had no visibility to navigate. Now GPS tells us position and more. We don't "care" so much about the...
21st May 2019, 21:21
Replies: 40
Views: 6,773
Posted By Vilters

Start with taildragger, and learn how to fly an...

Start with taildragger, and learn how to fly an airplane from start to stop.

Way too many times I have witnessed pilots stopping to "fly" when they touch ground. Then convert to taildraggers and...
19th Apr 2019, 23:45
Replies: 39
Views: 10,897
Posted By Vilters

On the F-4, all versions, the nose gear was heavy...

On the F-4, all versions, the nose gear was heavy loaded. (Just look at any landing, even with a light aircraft, once the mains touch? The nose drops like a rock even when the chute is pulled early)...
19th Apr 2019, 23:37
Replies: 35
Views: 7,047
Posted By Vilters

Some forget that the "modern" regs did not exist...

Some forget that the "modern" regs did not exist when most of our aircraft got their type certification in the old and forgotten days.
There are quite a few with a placard "Slips with flaps...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 140
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.