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I did get a lap in an F111 once, but due to a translating cowl warning light we weren't allowed to exceed 450 kts.

 

Excellent, it was always good fun taking pax on famil flights in a jet, hope you enjoyed it & the pilot was kind & looked after you.

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Excellent, it was always good fun taking pax on famil flights in a jet, hope you enjoyed it & the pilot was kind & looked after you.

It was a once in a lifetime experience, but I was a little disappointed when instead of getting the wild American exchange pilot (no names mentioned) one of the most sedate ones walked in and asked "who's next", then on climbout at about Purga the cowl light came on. After a short radio call the flight was permitted to proceed but not exceeding 450kts, VFR and no aeros. I got a short time on the controls with the cloud base down to Cunninghams gap and not a lot of room to move.

Some of the earlier flights actually got to go on engine test flights where they stretch their legs a bit.

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190 knots in the RV.

 

on 2 wheels and 4, i'd rather not incriminate myself.

 

I have done a 11.2 1/4 mile on the bike though

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That's a common practise and hydraulic locking won't happen anyway as who in their right mind would start a radial without first hand turning the prop several times?

Depends what radial and how you were taught, Bloke who gave me a rundown on R985 in a Beaver told me not to wind it over by hand but if you do be careful. He said using the blade gave it a lot of leverage, if you came up against some oil locking a cylinder it would cause damage if you leaned on it too much by bending a conrod. He said always wind it over on the starter 4 blades being not geared then turn on the mags.

On the starter was the standard P&W R 2000 procedure., the reduction is 2:1 so 4 blades would be sufficient. Nev

Nev, would anybody turn it by hand first? I worked quite a few radials and the only one I did pull through before start by hand was a Drom, very rarely it would blow some oil out the exhaust, it was very hard work compared to hand turning a Pratt.

There's a lot of folklore with radials, most of it rubbish.

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190 knots in the RV.

 

on 2 wheels and 4, i'd rather not incriminate myself.

 

I have done a 11.2 1/4 mile on the bike though

Hongie Their comparing S&L speed, not vertical dive assisted speed. ?

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I've seen 140 knots ground speed on my Jabiru with 90 knots ASI . Yes that was quite a tailwind! I was at 9,900 ft and you could see blowing dust on the ground, with the 8,000 ft base cu curling over at the top of 9,000 ft, indicating stronger winds at height.

Gosh I like tailwinds.

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I recall 200 kts GS downwind at a MML drome once at night in the circuit, ruff as guts! Turned final (Nthl'y) then over the fence at around 60 kts....scary stuff!?

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Yes I've had 60 K's windspeed at ground level at Tulla.. from the north. THAT can have a fair bit of associated turbulence and windshear. Nev

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William Creek to Broken Hill in a Tecnam Echo during our Outback Safari 2016. Needless to say landing at Broken Hill was a highlight of everyone’s flying history. An Epic Trip with Epic people.

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WoooHooo, that's cookin'? Yr off track by the way????

No, we have strict rules for separation when we fly Cross Country in company with 5 + aircraft faster aircraft go right of the line and slower to the left. Works for us.

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I got 260kts from Kalgoorlie to the middle of the bight. What a disappointment when the tailwind went from over 100kts to zero. Mooney NWF.

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William Creek to Broken Hill in a Tecnam Echo during our Outback Safari 2016. Needless to say landing at Broken Hill was a highlight of everyone’s flying history. An Epic Trip with Epic people.

One of Grahams Safaris?

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I got 260kts from Kalgoorlie to the middle of the bight. What a disappointment when the tailwind went from over 100kts to zero. Mooney NWF.

Did you sell NWF to an Albany resident?

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Did you sell NWF to an Albany resident?

Yes. Broke my heart to sell her but the wife started to refuse to travel in a light aircraft and even reluctant to travel in a commercial aircraft. When I retired I no longer needed to use NWF.

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Took a Drifter up on World Ultralight Fly day 3 years ago to shoot some circuits, wind was straight down the runway with sock mostly straight out. Lifted off in two plane lengths and reached 500' halfway down runway. Was to be touch and go's but touch down speed was at jogging speed. Made the flare so easy. The landing roll was so short so I found myself applying the brakes to try and stop shorter than the last landing. Ended up managing to stop in 1 1/2 aircraft lengths. Had great fun, air was smooth with no noticeable windshear near the ground.

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Got this on the way home from test flying propfarmer's thruster that had been hibernating for 8? Years. Love my RV.

https://www.recreationalflying.com/threads/another-t500-returns-to-the-sky.72743/

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Thats truckin along. What was the ASI saying at the time?

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