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15th Nov 2022, 19:37
Replies: 226
Views: 117,947
Posted By flyer101flyer

Tradeoffs-- 1) Display flying does involve...

Tradeoffs--

1) Display flying does involve a higher level of risk.

2) This can and should be minimized by following best practices for flight procedures.

3) Opportunities for flight...
23rd Jan 2022, 17:59
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By flyer101flyer

A request to check old copies of Airport/Facilities Directory (1994-2001) (USA)

Old-timers and packrats, I need your assistance--

This is kind of weird, but here's the question--

Please help me narrow down as much as possible, when language like



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Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2020, 16:06
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By flyer101flyer

Direction of spin of the gyro wheel on a "turn coordinator"- aviation "urban legend"?

I know that the gimbal axis of the "turn coordinator" is tilted while the gimbal axis on a "turn rate indicator" is purely longitudinal-- that's not the question here-- here's the question--
...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Oct 2018, 09:16
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By flyer101flyer

svfr in Class-E-to-surface "extensions" ?

This question likely has little application to airline flying. It relates to operations under SVFR clearance.

Can a controller clear a pilot to enter a Class-E-to-surface "extension" ( example--...
6th Oct 2018, 21:17
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By flyer101flyer

Thank you very much! The Hawaiian Islands chart...

Thank you very much! The Hawaiian Islands chart info in particular is extremely helpful. Exactly what I'm looking for.

Funny thing is I was looking at a Hawaiian Islands chart from exactly one...
6th Oct 2018, 18:09
Replies: 3,227
Views: 461,021
Posted By flyer101flyer

No, factory built--

No, factory built--
6th Oct 2018, 17:09
Replies: 3,227
Views: 461,021
Posted By flyer101flyer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/700x525/img_8306l7_740f23ff293af07a01cffc5b35346c66c1cdfa22.jpg...
6th Oct 2018, 16:41
6th Oct 2018, 06:19
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By flyer101flyer

Do you have US VFR sectional charts from 1992 or 1993?

You can help me with a little research project if you have US VFR sectional charts from the years 1992 or 1993.

I'm actually only interested in charts whose starting effective date falls sometime...
6th Oct 2018, 05:13
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By flyer101flyer

Do you have a copy of FAA 7400.7A or 7400.9 (1991-92 airspace designations documents)

Here's an esoteric request-- does anyone have, or know how to obtain or view, a copy of the US FAA "Compilation of Regulations" Order 7400.7A (issued November 1992) or "Airspace Reclassification"...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jan 2018, 04:58
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By flyer101flyer

Thanks for the note John. I did in fact spend a...

Thanks for the note John. I did in fact spend a fair bit of time searching the web. For example terms such as "drogue trailing bombardier wichita test". Take a look for yourself, it doesn't come...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jan 2018, 03:09
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By flyer101flyer

Thank you very much for the reply.

Thank you very much for the reply.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jan 2018, 02:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,630
Posted By flyer101flyer

civilian jet trailing a small object near Wichita ?

Hi all. On January 5 in the afternoon near Cheney Lake, Kansas I observed a civilian aircraft flying northbound. Two jet (turbine) engines were mounted on the aft fuselage, T-tail configuration,...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Mar 2014, 17:25
Replies: 156
Views: 28,139
Posted By flyer101flyer

I just read the first 10 posts of this thread. ...

I just read the first 10 posts of this thread. Man, this internet thingy, it is really something, isn't it?

Any high school physics student could set you all straight; good thing high school...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Mar 2014, 17:39
Replies: 51
Views: 22,765
Posted By flyer101flyer

It seems not "all" understood-- read the posts --...

It seems not "all" understood-- read the posts -- but perhaps they do now! Or are motivated to learn more.

I have had more than one working "professional pilot" tell me wrong things about the...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2014, 16:52
Replies: 51
Views: 22,765
Posted By flyer101flyer

It's often very easy to notice the effects of...

It's often very easy to notice the effects of wind gradient during the last 50 to 100' of descent in a light plane, sailplane, or ultralight aircraft. The sink rate increases quite dramatically due...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Mar 2014, 17:33
Replies: 51
Views: 22,765
Posted By flyer101flyer

Wind component means something different than...

Wind component means something different than wind gradient. Ask the albatross.

Every pilot should understand the effects of a wind gradient.

Surely we can do better in "the very best in...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Mar 2014, 21:35
Replies: 51
Views: 22,765
Posted By flyer101flyer

Re question #27: I wasn't trying to say you...

Re question #27: I wasn't trying to say you always climb faster in a headwind. I was talking about a wind gradient. (Yet another use of the the term "gradient"!)

I agree that I'm adding another...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Mar 2014, 21:24
Replies: 27
Views: 7,147
Posted By flyer101flyer

Re the question about the free-running turboprop...

Re the question about the free-running turboprop not directly connected to the propeller--

Torque is torque. When the prop speed is constant rather than changing, the ultimate reason the engine...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2014, 21:35
Replies: 51
Views: 22,765
Posted By flyer101flyer

Don't forget that a wind gradient (increasing...

Don't forget that a wind gradient (increasing headwind w/ alt) improves climb rate... can be rather significant... and also increases the sink rate...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2014, 16:24
Replies: 27
Views: 7,147
Posted By flyer101flyer

canard pusher prop observations?

It would be most interesting if someone w/ experience w/ canard pusher prop aircraft (Rutan etc) w/ no fin in the prop slipstream, would post re yawing and rolling tendencies under power. How do...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2014, 15:33
Replies: 27
Views: 7,147
Posted By flyer101flyer

* The article about flying inverted was most...

* The article about flying inverted was most interesting-- that's a good spin on these questions. It made a pretty good case that P-factor and spiralling slipstream are both important, with P-factor...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2014, 17:51
Replies: 27
Views: 7,147
Posted By flyer101flyer

Importance of spiralling slipstream

Here is a relevant point-- take an engine with clockclockwise-rotating prop (as viewed from rear) and mount it high up at the mid-fuselage like this...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2014, 17:54
Replies: 34
Views: 21,202
Posted By flyer101flyer

Isn't it just a case of lousy writing? What if...

Isn't it just a case of lousy writing? What if the first sentence were changed to "High speed jet aircraft may experience buffet due to high Mach number, and also may experience pre-stall buffet due...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Feb 2014, 22:54
Replies: 11
Views: 13,599
Posted By flyer101flyer

PS I spoke to a former USAF instructor pilot...

PS I spoke to a former USAF instructor pilot (T-37's) yesterday, whose military and civilian career also spanned through C-130's and MD-11's. He was completely unfamiliar with any need to reduce G's...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2014, 17:04
Replies: 11
Views: 13,599
Posted By flyer101flyer

"I vaguely recall the Turn Coordinator was...

"I vaguely recall the Turn Coordinator was useless over rate one and certainly completely cactus in a spin as it can display a turn in the wrong direction. It was never designed for unusual attitude...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2014, 08:20
Replies: 11
Views: 13,599
Posted By flyer101flyer

I'm sorry, I don't understand the question...

I'm sorry, I don't understand the question (immediately above). I don't know what is meant by a 4-d sensor in this context. A 6-d sensor would detect acceleration as well as rotation, in all 3...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2014, 02:44
Replies: 11
Views: 13,599
Posted By flyer101flyer

Snoop notes on turn coordinator

Re posts 1 and 2-- I recently took note of the behavior of a turn coordinator in flight, in a light plane. In a standard rate turn, a hefty pull on the yoke only increased the indication by about...
20th Jan 2014, 05:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,986
Posted By flyer101flyer

Speaking of categories, what on earth is the...

Speaking of categories, what on earth is the meaning of "LAA/BMAA/BGA/BPA"? Not one of those acronyms means a thing to me!
20th Jan 2014, 05:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,986
Posted By flyer101flyer

Let's play Categories...

I think it's kind of hilarious that out of (by my count) 52 different forums that appear on PPRUNE, "Private Flying" is apparently the ONLY one that is considered to be a "Non-Airline" forum!
...
20th Jan 2014, 05:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,792
Posted By flyer101flyer

"Surely this can't be real? You're not seriously...

"Surely this can't be real? You're not seriously using a phone as your main reference for flying in IMC are you?"

No, it's just an extra. I rely mainly on this via standard partial-panel...
20th Jan 2014, 05:20
Replies: 6
Views: 2,792
Posted By flyer101flyer

I'm not getting many answers back from the Levil...

I'm not getting many answers back from the Levil or IxGyro folks. Will post more when if I hear some replies that shed some light on this.
18th Jan 2014, 03:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,792
Posted By flyer101flyer

What is the BEST way to go for a smart phone artificial horizon app?

I'm currently leaning toward--

IxGyro ixGyro - the true-attitude indicating glass cockpit app (http://www.ixellence.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=227&Itemid=274&lang=en)
...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2013, 01:31
Replies: 11
Views: 13,599
Posted By flyer101flyer

Left-right asymmetry in turn rate indicator response to G-loading/ pitching

This relates to post #4 above. After posting, I started second-guessing the results. Why should there be a difference in the response of the turn rate indicator to pitching or changes in G-loading...
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