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About antonts

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  1. +1. And not an ordinary 2seater, but something capable to do something interesting. Aerobatics, bush flights, seaplane (there are some LSA amph seaplanes), speedy touring - not just a flying (old) ordinary holden! Explore new places (where usual plane can not land at all), new things, new possibilities. Use it as great toy! Like a (second or even 3rd) fun car - it may be historic rarity or race bullet, 4*4 or campervan, bus or truck, but never an ordinary sedan, too young to be in museum but too old to be a toy by itself.
  2. Some engines do not open valves until compensators are filled with oil, and after long pause oil drains out from there. It causes no compression at all, as no intake happens. Mb this is the same for rotax. How are valve drives done there?
  3. Seagulls from nearest black-operated landfill, plane on flight to annexed Crimea... Russia as it is.
  4. this is the reason why AV must drive only on dedicated controlled roads, where robots clearly know that the road is serviceable (all marking, beacons etc are ok, no obstacles, debris, roarworks in the middle of the lane etc) or refuse to take control if they have no such a confirmation from road authority (radio beacons on entry and along the way). It is impossible to achieve on usual road, but on dedicated lane on highspeed highways - why not? O-bahn in Adelaide works this way with stone-age mechanical steering adn everything is ok, they drive 25tonn buses with 100kmh and almost nobody died.
  5. This is usually not a big problem as you can predict what you hear. Very limited dictionary and options help to understand. Even me, with not native English, can do it. Some ATC in Bankstown have terrible accents and it still works.
  6. autonomous cars have to work in environment with idiots all around. To predict, not only react to, events like "this sheep ahead will turn right from the leftmost lane with heavy braking", robots can not do this without armour and big guns. In the air everything is much easier, at least untul there will be the same number of users on manual control. Robots can communicate to each other, not a problem, so very dense air traffic can go without any problem, but the single manual-controlled craft and corpses will be carried by carts. Road autonomouse cars just went the wrong way. Instead of making automatisation for simple but time-consuming conditions (drive on highway etc) they try to automatise everything, that is unreal. Only Tesla tries to do something like this with their advanced auto control, but they rely on road marking which is unreliable at all, it can be invisible or be erased any moment due to repairs etc. Robots must rely on robot-readable data, like undersurface cable, roadside static reflectors or something like this. Not everywhere, but for example if Msystem in Sydney will be equipped with such a markings - lot of users will pay for cars which can drive out of city manually, set on M1, autonomousely drive to Campbelltown and again 10 km of manual drive to home. Especially if it will be dedicated line, for robots only.
  7. As there are only 2 places in Sydney - Bankstown and Camden (Wgong is too far away) - you have no choice. Bankstown is accessible by bus from railway station, but it is extremely unreliable and slow, you have to plan 45 mins to get to airport from station, and may be not in time because the bus did not appear at all. But I do know one bloke who does ride there by train from city. Buy a cheap motorbike and be happy. You definitely do not need to go there if there is rain, hurricane etc, and in good whether the cheapest scooter will do the job. Anyway learning to fly will cost you much more.
  8. speed limit but not the transport speed. To get from my place (Sydney, right near KS airport) to WaggaWagga CBD by car - 5 hours, $70 for fuel and a few invisible bucks for car itself. To make the same way by plane - 40 mins (by car, with bus it takes 1.5h) to Bankstown, 30 min at least to prepare, taxi etc, 3 hours to fly, and it ends in Wagga airport, from where I will need some lift, so add another 0.5-1h for final leg. 4 hours in the best case and about $600-700 for plane and fuel. If destination is Adelaide - everything is even worse, I drive there 24 hours (with all rests) for $200 and absolutely do not care about weight and volume limitations for baggage. Slow cruise plane will do it with 1-2 fuel landings (Wagga and Mildura?), 10-12 flight hours so with obligatory good stationary rest in some hotel and for $1500-2000. It looks definitely not as a transport, but as a toy forced to do real job. If the plane can do 200 kn - of course everything is much better, except the price.
  9. if the plane is slow but can land anywhere - and really does it regularly! - its good. But I do not understand how it is possible to fly on machine which can not do anything except flying as is. Takeoff and land only on its own base, fly only 50 miles around as it does not have more fuel and even these 50 miles require an hour, can not be a sporty toy or carry joyful company, etc etc - nothing. It is funny to fly when you start, birds fly over the rainbow, SO CAN I! - but this is not for long. Unfortunately it is impossible to collect all these special possibilities in one machine, at least if you are not a billionaire and can afford a full zoo of different planes, but at least some of them must be available and used. 200+ knots cruiser, bush stol, seaplane, aerobatics, 4-6seater (or possibility to take your bike with you), para dropper, what else - everybody can choose his favorite way, in accordance with money of course. But to choose, not to sit in the middle. And the choice requires knowledge/experience.
  10. first - learn to fly! There are so many ways in aviation, and before you choose you should understand what is it, and which one suits you. It can be slow soaring in the cheapest ultralight around your home base or aerobatics in expensive sport machine, cruising between big cities with huge airports or exploration of wilderness with small seaplane... you choice can change 10 times when you get experience. "Just to fly!" - you satisfy this wish after first 50-100 hours, but projects like kit building are for years (several hundreds hours, if you can spent 10h pw this is a year or two). Try different options with club/rented plane, try to look what is going on, then decide. It will be your most expensive toy, so do not hurry to make any strategic decision from the very start.
  11. it depends on load. It can be really busy time in Bankstown, with planes landing in constant flow (to be 4 in landing queue when reporting Warwick for 29R - this is not unusual!) and queue on holding point to take off. Regular time is 10 mins from battery on to take off with all taxiing, checks, waiting etc, but it can be more than 20 mins. Landing is usually fast, to be ordered GA due to busy runway is rather rare situation, ATC prefer to line up everybody in air and sometimes to divert someone to central rwy.
  12. Almost for all. It is deemed to be the best stress-relief. Because everything is visible from footage. Huge PIO (in Russian it is called "Goat", "Goating") on landing with very hard second touch and immediate fire. Definitely pilots are not able to land the plane without electronics, in direct mode, but they were absolutely sure they can, so did not declare emergency at all. PIC is former military transport pilot, retired lt-colonel, this is typical behaviour for Russian army. Bosses do not like soldiers, who can not execute their orders and cope with the problem by themselves! - and it regularly causes disasters. the plane flied well until hard runway touch, so they did not declare anything, only 7600. in the middle of 10 tonn burning kerosene puddle any material will burn and smoke, even concrete and bricks. To crawl is contrproductive, this is the best way to stay inside due to very low speed. Only when there is static smoke from relatively small fire you can crawl under it, relying on thin layer of clean air. In such an active kerosene fire there is no clean air at all.
  13. It does not work except some specific points (m5 tunnel etc) and special conditions (crash, roadworks etc). My usual evening trip Wolli Creek (or at least M3 area) - Ingleburn takes the same time via m5 or via Canterbury/Milperra rd. Less long jams with average speed 25 kmh, more traffic light stops where you lose 3-5 mins standing still before you can go ahead with 50 kmh.
  14. When western airport opens Camden will be shut too. No way to upkeep G there, everything will be C for 20 km around, may be with small entry-exit lanes only. But it will be not tomorrow. I think when it happens everybody moves to Wollongong. Yes, with traffic even a trip Camden-Bankstown can be 1.5h, and to city (in reality in opposite direction, after job in inner Sydney to airport) it will be 2-2.5. Even City-Bankstown from 1500 to 1800 is nightmare, and when I have to go to Ingleburn to my courses on Mondays night, it can take 1.5h or more. Without any way to avoid jams, as everything is the same.
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