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rgmwa

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  1. Errors of judgement aside, I thought he kept his head pretty well. Being IFR trained clearly worked in his favour, and even though he was stressed he wasnt panicking and was able to think fairly clearly despite being well outside his comfort zone. Could have ended much worse.
  2. What happened to the Do-Maw project? Haven’t heard anything for a long time and couldn’t find the thread. He put a lot of thought into occupant safety.
  3. Looks like somebody had the wing plans upside down when they assembled it.
  4. No updates since last May? That’s a long time between drinks.
  5. Maybe try posting on the Dynon forum?
  6. rgmwa

    Saunders-Roe Princess

    ...or 113 mph, not 13
  7. The dollar was at $0.82 US when I ordered the first of my RV12 component kits some years ago and thought that was about as good as it was likely to get. Wrong! It kept improving as time went on, and like Yenn, I also got the engine at $1.04 so overall the exchange rate worked out quite well, although not as good as a fellow builder who started a couple of years later than I did and ordered the whole kit in one go at $1.10. Those were the days!
  8. Depends where the engine failed. He would normally be airborne about half way down the runway so would have had quite a bit of height if the engine stopped near the crosswind turning point for a normal left hand circuit. For anyone attempting a turnback, a turn to the right would be logical as it would keep you in relatively open country away from the hangars, and probably more into the prevailing wind as well (typically E/SE). If the engine had failed early in the takeoff he could probably have got down successfully in the open area where he finished up. Either way, a very sad event for all c
  9. Or better still let the player decide whether they want to be listed on the public scoreboard once they know what their result was. The public list could include the total number of people who had played so you could get an idea of the interest in the quiz. That way you wouldn’t discourage people from having a go because they don’t want to be identified or possibly embarrassed by getting a low score. That would make the quiz a more effective learning tool, which is the aim after all.
  10. Hard to see how the XP77 even got to the prototype stage if having the cockpit so far back you could see the undercarriage was considered a good feature in a plane intended to be an interceptor. The whole thing is a collection of bad ideas whichever way you look at it.
  11. Might be better if all the scores weren’t visible and ranked. No self-respecting aviator wants to look bad.
  12. Careless reading cost me points. Should have got them all really.
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