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25th Jan 2017, 11:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By glum

Is the 'needle' being displayed on the Garmin kit...

Is the 'needle' being displayed on the Garmin kit or on a 'steam driven' dial?
23rd Aug 2016, 10:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By glum

"A factor which seems to have been overlooked by...

"A factor which seems to have been overlooked by legislators is a 140 kt IAS with a 40 kt tail wind, (not uncommon), your ground speed will be around 180 kts. i.e. 3 miles per minute."

Won't this...
22nd Aug 2016, 11:34
Replies: 50
Views: 12,405
Posted By glum

Why didn't someone pull the CB?

Why didn't someone pull the CB?
18th Aug 2016, 12:43
Replies: 50
Views: 12,405
Posted By glum

To put it in aircraft terms, the systems on board...

To put it in aircraft terms, the systems on board need a certain voltage to work.

This is merely a potential difference between the power input line and power return line of (normally) +28Vdc, or...
15th Aug 2016, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,953
Posted By glum

I used the PPL Tutor app on my Android phone and...

I used the PPL Tutor app on my Android phone and found it very helpful. Biggest advantage is that it's always with you, so you can run through a quick exam any time you have 10 minutes spare.
15th Aug 2016, 12:19
Replies: 73
Views: 11,131
Posted By glum

If tailwheels are so good, why don't fast jets...

If tailwheels are so good, why don't fast jets have them?
11th Aug 2016, 12:48
Replies: 73
Views: 11,131
Posted By glum

Can you clarify which God - there are so many to...

Can you clarify which God - there are so many to choose from, so we should be clear before we start argu... discussing.
1st Aug 2016, 12:03
Replies: 85
Views: 20,469
Posted By glum

I'm very surprised at the number of hours you've...

I'm very surprised at the number of hours you've flown without going solo.

I did it at about hour 15 I think, and I'm aware others will do it in less than 10.

This post isn't to question your...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2016, 11:48
Replies: 24
Views: 8,896
Posted By glum

Not forgetting that if the aircraft had been in...

Not forgetting that if the aircraft had been in the sky for several hours at the usual cruising altitudes, the undercarriage would be pretty chilly at the point of touchdown.

I've had a complete...
15th Jun 2016, 12:11
Replies: 8
Views: 3,436
Posted By glum

As Brad said, plus I used an app so I could swat...

As Brad said, plus I used an app so I could swat up and do practice exams whenever I had a spare 5 minutes. Often in the smallest room...
15th Jun 2016, 11:52
Replies: 53
Views: 11,663
Posted By glum

Thanks Stepturn, very helpful!

Thanks Stepturn, very helpful!
14th Jun 2016, 11:53
Replies: 53
Views: 11,663
Posted By glum

Chuck: Why is this question even being asked? ...

Chuck: Why is this question even being asked?

Because I want to learn. :confused:


As an engineer, I understand accuracy and tolerance.

The answer to your distance questions is yes, but...
13th Jun 2016, 12:03
Replies: 53
Views: 11,663
Posted By glum

Chuck said "If you look at the far end of the...

Chuck said "If you look at the far end of the runway after the flare to the level attitude you will never ever really be able to judge your height above the runway...period."

So why does this...
13th Jun 2016, 11:49
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By glum

I'm still struggling to put it down on the first...

I'm still struggling to put it down on the first half of the runway, so I've some way to go before I'm 3" perfect it seems!
6th Jun 2016, 12:08
Replies: 53
Views: 11,663
Posted By glum

As someone else posted, switching you focus to...

As someone else posted, switching you focus to the end of the runway at the flare point was what made it click for me.

Being prepared to react quickly on the elevators, such that you can counter a...
10th Mar 2016, 12:05
Replies: 33
Views: 19,192
Posted By glum

A stuck mic should only take out 1 radio, and I...

A stuck mic should only take out 1 radio, and I believe there are at least four on board: 2 VHF and 2 HF.
2nd Mar 2016, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,640
Posted By glum

I passed mine a week or two ago with 100% and I...

I passed mine a week or two ago with 100% and I used the old Pooleys question book and "PPL Tutor" app.

I had a chart based question, but it wasn't too complicated (still believe it should have...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2016, 12:13
Replies: 43
Views: 30,234
Posted By glum

"Auto comparisons are just plain silly, not only...

"Auto comparisons are just plain silly, not only because the operating conditions are so different, but far more importantly, motor car engines are built in the millions, justifying the development...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2016, 11:58
Replies: 42
Views: 8,925
Posted By glum

"It is like using the FD, with all its modes, but...

"It is like using the FD, with all its modes, but the FD bars are "armed", so when you deviate from the target speed, v/S, track, etc... by a given amount, the FD bars come and you are prompted to...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Feb 2016, 12:24
Replies: 42
Views: 8,925
Posted By glum

Perhaps a system prompted scan would work? ...

Perhaps a system prompted scan would work?

Have the aircraft call out a check, and once confirmed the crew press a reset button. Continue this until the scan is done.

Repeat every 15 / 30...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2016, 11:53
Replies: 42
Views: 8,925
Posted By glum

What else is there to do when the autopilot is...

What else is there to do when the autopilot is flying?
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2016, 12:00
Replies: 42
Views: 8,925
Posted By glum

"How on earth does one assess "monitoring?"" ...

"How on earth does one assess "monitoring?""

By injecting faults onto the displays and noting the time it takes for a pilot to react in the correct manner?

Sounds fairly simply to me...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2016, 11:59
Replies: 75
Views: 16,820
Posted By glum

What is the drawback of having a dual wing layout...

What is the drawback of having a dual wing layout like a traditional Biplane?

If wing length is the issue, then why not put half the wing directly on top of the other half, possibly joining the...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Feb 2016, 12:52
Replies: 75
Views: 16,820
Posted By glum

have you seen the Cranfield study of 2010? ...

have you seen the Cranfield study of 2010?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ojMUAEj-ho
8th Feb 2016, 12:07
Replies: 10
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Views: 2,088
Posted By glum

You have 18 months from taking first to passing...

You have 18 months from taking first to passing last exam.

I have one to go, and would rate the hardest as:

Air law: Lots of dry info to absorb
Navigation: Some complicated maths and daft exam...
3rd Feb 2016, 12:09
Replies: 10
Views: 3,005
Posted By glum

interesting details, thanks. makes me wonder...

interesting details, thanks.

makes me wonder why wings like this made it into production - is it because the designers didn't know better, or is it that way because it needs to be for other...
1st Feb 2016, 12:16
Replies: 59
Views: 36,067
Posted By glum

Definitely remembered, and the fact we still do...

Definitely remembered, and the fact we still do after ten years in this fast paced world shows just what we all thought of them.
28th Jan 2016, 11:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,642
Posted By glum

The search function is your friend! I...

The search function is your friend!

I searched "exam app" and it threw up loads of results. Here's one:

http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/538927-easa-ppl-exams-app.html
19th Jan 2016, 19:49
Replies: 20
Views: 7,247
Posted By glum

The way I read the opening post was that he was...

The way I read the opening post was that he was questioning whether student pilots manage to make a landing first time they approach, or do they cock it up and have to go around more often than not...
13th Jan 2016, 11:48
Replies: 24
Views: 3,595
Posted By glum

JJoe asked: "Did you fail by much and in the...

JJoe asked:

"Did you fail by much and in the areas you expected?"

Quite a bit, and I've no idea - never get told what questions I've got wrong for any of the exams I have passed at less than...
11th Jan 2016, 10:52
Replies: 24
Views: 3,595
Posted By glum

Didn't panic, but I did fail. :{

Didn't panic, but I did fail. :{
6th Jan 2016, 12:05
Replies: 24
Views: 3,595
Posted By glum

Nav exam accuracy

Currently studying for my Nav exam, and am dismayed that the mock exams are asking for mag hdg to 1 degree accuracy - sometimes with my answer splitting two of the four choices.

I certainly can't...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Nov 2015, 12:15
Replies: 205
Views: 38,669
Posted By glum

If we can accept that pilots are 'allowed' to...

If we can accept that pilots are 'allowed' to crash planes from time to time when the odds are too heavily stacked against them, then why should we hold automated systems to a higher level?

Surely...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Oct 2015, 13:02
Replies: 2
Views: 3,415
Posted By glum

I looked into this as part of my MSc thesis. ...

I looked into this as part of my MSc thesis. There were a few of us, and we concluded it was possible given current technology (autoflight, terrain and weather avoidance, TCAS etc).

The question...
16th Sep 2015, 11:52
Replies: 61
Views: 13,637
Posted By glum

"can we still fully design an aircraft suited...

"can we still fully design an aircraft suited entirely to our own needs and bring the project to fruition?"

Absolutely. It would need co-operation across many companies, but the skills &...
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