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About antonts

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  1. my instructors say that dual is time to understand what to do, solo - to learn how to do. To make the whole procedure by yourself, not reliying on somebodys else advice, commands or backup, and elaborate your own way of thinking, control and decision making. For me personally this is much more, as I spent too much resources on communication, if I do the same by myself I have all my brain for the task, not only half of it. Even when I made my AU drivers licence, after 20 years of experience, to drive with instructor was extremele exhausting, one hour of usual supervised driving on usual not very busy Adelaide streets and I felt like after day in busiest traffic.
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    Jacobson Flair

    Landing on 70-80 kn what we are doing today is not the same as landing on tiger moth which cruises on 60 and lands on 30. It differs. Some things are easier (crosswind), some things are much worse due to speed.
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    Jacobson Flair

    When aircrafts were small and slow, when they did not fly in crosswind at all... Imagine how to drive Ford T comparing to modern Focus RS. But as soon as they became high-performance (ie military) and had to fly any weather, any airfield, any time - to loss 1-2% due to crash landings on every sortie appeared to be normal
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    Jacobson Flair

    He made money not on books themself, but on flight school, based on these books. The author is founder of my school in Bankstown, and current training manuals are just compressed version of this book. Good approach.
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    Jacobson Flair

    3-4 degrees (3 is 1:20, yes - 2-3 times less than pure glide for average plane) is usual slope for everybody. VASI and ILS usually have this angle. Even if you can do 6 or 1 - better to avoid this! Strictrly recommended to read this - http://www.flybetter.com.au/ book 2 covers all this in very simple and useful manner.
  6. At last I made my first area solo this Sunday! How slow is all this for me, circuits solo was in April. But from the other side I hope my way is better, not just make as close as possible to presribed, but also to understand what is going on, where is safe limit, what to do if something goes wrong etc. In this case I am confident in myself, machine and everything around, not just walking on the edge with full pants of adrenaline. As planned, nothing specific. Just flight - take off, area, couple of stalls, turns, pfls and return back.
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    Small turbines 100hp 130hp

    in Europe avgas is E3.00 and more, diesel fuel and avtur E1.0-1.5. So this is a question of 1. turbine price 2. turbine rating for pilot (not very cheap and easy too).
  8. Next step is drones EXTRACTING these organs right on the scene of road crash, even before road police arrived. Black painted and noiseless. Another one hipsters nonsence. To deliver live organ from LA to NY, SYD to MEL, where it is in need - this is the real task and the real problem. Donors appear randomly in time and places, rare recipients that could get the organ can be far away, organs can not be delayed for long time. But if there is a organ (kidney) in one (big, well equipped, able to extract and prepare the organ for transportation) hospital and recipient somewhere nearby, in hour of drone flight (less than 100km) - why drones and anything else? It does not allow to extend catchment area, does not reduce risks or improves conditions. This kidney travelled 24H before this drone without damage, by usual medavia and ground transport, how 1-hour drone delivery can be critical if such logistics already exists?
  9. everything is much more expensive in Australia. my GA school charges about AUD500 per hour (200 plane, 100 instructor, 70-80 fuel, landing fee, gst) and it takes sooooo looong for me to progress (about 50h now, and still in the middle of the process)... but finally this is not the biggest problem, once a week flight - 25K PA - is not cheap, but affordable. But this is fun! Flying circus as it is.
  10. there are lot of governments and other parties who intentionally corrupt gps signal. With military signal (tru certified avia gps etc) it causes ony loss of reception, they can not break into the signal, only jam it, but with civilian (all mobiles, ipads, built-in drone systems etc) such devices can shift position, substituting satellite signal with its own. Particularly in center of Moscow, around the Kremlin, all civilian-grade GPS show position of Vnukovo airport, about 50 km SW from there.
  11. in Bankstown ATCs always clear only one, second plane gets "you are number 2", "follow **** on final" and so on, and cleared to land only when previous plane really leaves the runway, not only landed and braked.
  12. air temp -30C - easy (-56C at 36000f is standard temp), but goose with even +10 body temp will be a dead goose. Also goose on 30000f is a bit fantastic, at least if it is not equipped with turbocharger from KGB labs. 10000f - easy, 3000 - every day. World record for birdstrike is 37000, but it was griffon vulture, soaring bird not spending energy for flight.
  13. there is a common anecdote about testing highspeed rail loco with similar procedure, chicken was fired into front glass from catapult... breaking thru and making heavy damage to internal equipment and even walls. Unexperienced rail engineers forgot to defrost it. Flying bird can not be at -60C, if it flies - it is alive, if it is frozen - it is dead.
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    Spill Resistant Refueling ??

    As I said I selected this small pump due to my very specific tasks, to fill industrial equipment, cars etc in ANY conditions. Speed and height do not matter for me, but it should be self-contained (means no cables, external power, anything else, just jerrycan, pump and some tank to be filled) and small. Do not worry about battery. Even your big pump consumes 2-3 Amp max, for 40l (2 cans) it takes 10 mins max - so it uses less than 0.5Ah from your 40Ah battery. If it is not completely flat - everything will be ok.
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    Spill Resistant Refueling ??

    I use JRP001, very basic, but for my tasks it is enough. For bigger jobs, especially if you always have socket with 12v, JRP005 may be better.