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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Salty, Jan 11, 2020.
I want to go to there.
Enjoy the speed sooner or later tailwinds turn into headwinds.
Had a race bike that could outrun my Mooney, its true. Actually, that bike could outrun a lot of airplanes. That said, there's lots of speed limits and stuff on the roads. Not so much in the sky, so I don't worry about it. That, and my Mooney is probably the biggest bang for your buck in all of GA.
Broke my record. Level at 9500. 185kts
Hey, it’s important to make sure us poors know our place!
There's an ad for a Cirrus SR22T that boasts a cruise speed of 175 KPH. Kilometers per hour.
That's just 94 knots. At that airspeed, at turbo altitudes, it's entirely possible it could have a negative ground speed.
It doesn't surprise me much - it's an ad from a broker who impressed me very poorly a few years ago, the one time I phoned her. Bad attitude, shabby work, blames somebody else for things that are done poorly. I feel sorry for her customer who listed such a nice plane with her.
We actually hit 195 KTS GS in the IO470 E33. Got this photo of 194. Level flight.
Interesting to see the number of pilots that use "Track Up" on their panel mounted GPSs.
Not passing judgement but I am curious... Did/do you rotate your paper maps as well? How do you manage IAPs?
Well, with the G3x, in my case .
Who uses paper charts? It’s 2020
Well, there was the part where I said "Did/do you..."
No. I don't turn a chart when I use a chart. But a paper chart is not the same thing as a gps with moving map. The map moves, and the ground moves under you (just like the actual ground does) and rotates without you having to think about it (just like the actual ground does).
I also don't use a computer like it was a typewriter. I'm not going to print this out and mail it to you in an envelope. Because a computer forum is not a typewriter, even though its function is the same (to communicate).
P.S. The question was serious.
Not saying "my way" is better. I think I understand the reasoning behind why some folks use "Track Up", I am just curious what influenced them to choose that method.
Ever since my first personal "moving map" device (a Garmin GPS II+, which I still have and it still works! ) I have always used North Up. Just seemed natural to me like that because that was how I always used paper maps prior to that. Were I to start fresh today it is very possible I would be in the Track Up Camp...
If you're viewing hazards like traffic, precipitation, lightning, or mountainous terrain, on that same map, then "track up" is a big help, to make sense of which way the hazard is, compared to the way you're facing and moving. So I'll use track-up, when portraying those hazards.
Otherwise, without those hazards highlighted on the same map, I haven't thought of a compelling advantage one way or the other, track up vs north up, for figuring out where I will make my next turn. It seems more like a matter of personal preference, and I'll choose North up, just to get an overall sense of which direction I'm headed.
The ground is not moving under you, you are the one moving. So north up shows your plane moving in relation to the ground, like it actually does.
Although we could all be wrong... Some ancient maps had South at the top...
Oh boy here it goes... shots fired... lol.
They got it right actually. We call it north because it attracts the north end of a magnet, so the magnetic south pole of the earth is actually what we call the north pole.
North is an arbitrary random choice. You’ve just made the same arbitrary choice all your life, so you’re used to it. Your track is your track. Straight ahead is straight ahead, and things on your left are on your left.
Mine is Track Up which just happened to be North at that time.
Not sure why that surprises you. Track Up is quite common.
The word was "interesting" not "surprising".