Tantalum's Recent Activity

  1. Tantalum replied to the thread Avweb’s Mooney Ovation Ultra Flight Report.

    Unfortunately you are right, for a comparable price to the Cirrus that just offers a little less across the spectrum except for speed....

    Jan 17, 2018 at 7:12 PM
  2. Tantalum liked Ryan F.'s post in the thread Avweb’s Mooney Ovation Ultra Flight Report.

    I am not a fan of pressurizing piston singles. That's asking too much of one big bore engine. If you want cabin pressurization, get a...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 7:06 PM
  3. Tantalum liked MetalCloud's post in the thread Avweb’s Mooney Ovation Ultra Flight Report.

    gd I love TBMs. But I hear you.... I LOVE the roominess the side stick gives. but yeah.... all the SETPs are yokes. All good though....

    Jan 17, 2018 at 7:06 PM
  4. Tantalum liked wayne's post in the thread The why did they do that, thread, Cirrus edition.

    I guess I’m not a pilot. :oops: I’m in a Baron partnership, but for most flying I’d rather fly a SR22. I’m not saying a Baron is bad....

    Jan 17, 2018 at 6:37 PM
  5. Tantalum replied to the thread The why did they do that, thread, Cirrus edition.

    it's a convenient gust lock and self centering. I always hate jamming that metal thing into the Skyhawk yoke and found it incredible...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 5:27 PM
  6. Tantalum liked Rockymountain's post in the thread The why did they do that, thread, Cirrus edition.

    Cirrus made some compromises in the design to keep costs in check, and keep the plane simple to fly. One benefit of the spring...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 5:10 PM
  7. Tantalum liked RudyP's post in the thread The why did they do that, thread, Cirrus edition.

    Part of the reason for the spring centering of the controls is to avoid the need for gust locks. You can just park a Cirrus on the ramp,...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 5:10 PM
  8. Tantalum liked EminiTrader's post in the thread The why did they do that, thread, Cirrus edition.

    Yes it has aileron trim. i guess I don't get it. I've flown many different aircraft and with about 1000 in a SR22- I love flying them....

    Jan 17, 2018 at 5:08 PM
  9. Tantalum liked FastEddieB's post in the thread The why did they do that, thread, Cirrus edition.

    I think it’s called the “Essential Bus”. And flaps are not essential. Next...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 5:07 PM
  10. Tantalum replied to the thread Plane crash lands after practicing engine failure, Lake Elsinore, CA 1/13/18.

    if we were withing gliding range of an airport we'd actually land.. otherwise at 500' agl the CFI would call it good. I personally...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 5:06 PM
  11. Tantalum replied to the thread Plane crash lands after practicing engine failure, Lake Elsinore, CA 1/13/18.

    this has Jack Handey written all over it

    Jan 17, 2018 at 3:37 PM
  12. Tantalum liked Sac Arrow's post in the thread Plane crash lands after practicing engine failure, Lake Elsinore, CA 1/13/18.

    I was taught to keep my landing light off in the event of a night engine failure to save power, until approximately 1,000 feet AGL. And...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 3:37 PM
  13. Tantalum replied to the thread One Trick Pony.

    yeah that's a little excessive. 90 knots should be fine. Wonder if he just left the throttle all the way in

    Jan 17, 2018 at 1:01 PM
  14. Tantalum liked PaulS's post in the thread One Trick Pony.

    Better solution, 360 works it nicely. We had a Cherokee creeping up on us yesterday in the 172, so my instructor had me keep it in...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 11:37 AM
  15. Tantalum replied to the thread Electrical Failure and Backup GPS.

    And I am not advocating not using it. People make mistakes, often, and the checklist is there to help you. There was just a guy the...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 8:58 AM