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Everything posted by Thruster88

  1. The loader is driven in between the tails on the airtruck, so mabye the space craft is presented the same way.
  2. The flight data recorder post #131 does not show that.
  3. It may be the same reason as on the Transavia airtruk, loading
  4. A Honda 100hp outboard engine costs about 14k and is based on the jazz engine, the jazz (the car) costs about 17k, so what would honda charge for a low volume aircraft engine? It would have to be a new design horizontal engine to gain any traction in the marketplace.
  5. I will say it one more time, runaway trim however it is caused is a memory item for a ATPL. Agree MCAS is a crap system.
  6. I am surprised that no-one has brought up the 737 rudder hard over issue that resulted in two hull losses. Actually I think that they are and they train for it a lot. The ground was much much further away because MCAS does not operate with take off flap extended.
  7. My position has always been that anyone who pilot's any aircraft with electric trim needs to be able to deal with runaway trim (however it is caused ) from memory without delay. It has happened many times and will continue to happen.https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-019/ MCAS mk1 was piss poor engineering.
  8. Totally agree M6A1 but it's not a popular position here. One thing i would like to know is did lion air 610 crew get a heads up from the two previous lion air incidents. By the time of Ethiopian 409 a drovers dog knew it would be a bad idea to retract flaps in the situation they faced. ATPL's need to be able to handle any type of emergency, QF32, US Airways 1549 etc. Agree the MCAS mk1 is piss poor engineering.
  9. You lowered the nose reducing the induced DRAG and out climbed those xxxxing trees.?
  10. Bald Eagle, you and I are just suffering from "observer bias in the aviation world"?
  11. For a bit of light reading I enjoyed The diary of "jack flyer" by Tim Heylbut and Buckley's chance by Bob Stevens.
  12. http://flash.avweb.com/eletter/4312-full.html?ET=avweb:e4312:2460744a:&st=email#232568 For anyone who is not signed up to Avweb, Paul Bertorelli is a very good and amusing aviation journalist.
  13. https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6007551/from-idea-to-reality-bob-finally-ready-for-world-record-flight/?fbclid=IwAR0TbBwfmZbQexCGD8SemBHZIth4YUhy-RpKblJK8qvfLp2-tTkcPGk9-T0 Good luck Bob.
  14. Miller Bipe C. They have made a couple starting with a tri pacer.
  15. A pa20 ? That some fool has added another pair of wings to. Think of the hours spent in the shed when they could have been out flying a great aircraft.
  16. Haltech could sell you a system if you fitted the necessary sensors, to them it would be just another 2.2l 4 cyl. Would it make the jab more reliable? I can't see it. Would it save 1-2 lph maybe, it would be a long pay back.
  17. A reminder to know your aircraft. How many can nominate Va manoeuvring speed for their aircaft?. I had to look in the musketeer POH, Va 118kts so well above cruise. For the cessna 180 Va 106kts along way below cruise.
  18. Montana Coyote Mountain Eagle by Mountain Eagle » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:41 am Hello to all, My name is David Staffeldt and I've been storing my project longer than building, but it's time to finish it. I have a kit built by Montana Coyote, Inc. called a Mountain Eagle. It is essentially a 33% upscale of the Avid designed aircraft. It can use up to a 200 hp engine and has a gross weight of 2000 lbs. I plan to post some pictures of it from opening the crate up to where it is now with the changes that were done and the why they were done. Hope that it interests some of you. Thank you, David I guess we were only 66% right ?
  19. Agree with Glenn looks like an Avid, I will just put this one up, owner is a friend, should not be to hard.
  20. But how would the dog be trained not to bite him if he wanted to touch the trim cut out switch(es)? ?
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