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It is well explained, but it has a lot of scary math and graphs, so here is the readers digest version. Conventional wisdom says that you are...
No. At the time I considered it unremarkable. It was only years later, when I joined PoA, that I learned it was actually a near death experience.
Man, I got lucky. I made an offer on a plane and shook hands in mid July, right as things started to get crazy. Was watching real estate in...
Bringing a CFI along on the whole trip could magnify your get-there-itis, since he/she is on the clock.
Your first few hours in the Arrow needs...
Oh FFS, once my Decathlon door popped open while inverted in the middle of a acro contest. I switched the stick to my left hand, reached up...
How many hours of battery life do you get typically?
I wound up buying a Decathlon.
Oh well, you still got a way cooler toy than I do.
Are the jet and helo yours? If so, you win the contest for having the most toys, hands down.
Price as if you have to OH tomorrow. Any extra life you get is gravy, but don't count on it, and don't pay for hope. Look up prices for your...
Wow, you all are great, thanks very much!
Son is in school in Durham, NC. I am flying thru the area, so I'd like to stop and visit him for breakfast on Saturday. Also might have to pick...
The one I have now:
If I could have any plane in the world:
Just browsed the POH for the other plane I am most familiar with, the Cessna 182P.
Normal Climb - 100-110 MPH, 23 inches MP, 2450 RPM, lean as...
Fun thing to ponder: why is it called a "throttle"?
Fair point. The old "keep MP under RPM" saw was just a general rule of thumb taught to help understand the principle.
Closing the throttle reduces air flow. Opening the throttle increases air flow. Fuel is metered by air flow so the ratio stays constant....
That's backwards, I believe. Reduce MP first, then RPM. Increase RPM first, then MP. Constant Speed Prop training 101, keep MP less than RPM.