Raptor Aircraft

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Unit74, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. kyleb

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    This isn't how heat exchange works. The oil is absorbing heat from a 500 lb mass, then giving that heat back to the atmosphere through the oil cooler. As long as the cooler is full and oil is moving through it at the same rate, there won't be any difference in the amount of heat exchanged, and the difference a quart or two of oil makes in the system's total mass is insignificant.
     
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  2. Matthew Rogers

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    Yeah, this. And a smaller mass of oil overall would make the system get hotter faster with the same amount of heat input. It would also cool off faster after the flight, but that is not his issue.
     
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  3. Salty

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    That sounds like a Peter solution to me.
     
  4. Tarheelpilot

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    I thought it sounded like really good satire.
     
  5. unsafervguy

    unsafervguy Pattern Altitude

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    thank you, somebody got it!
     
  6. pilotrick

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    Get your popcorn and enjoy!
     
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    Canadians can call out a buffoon so eloquent and kindly. Well done Ross.
     
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    He probably actually has no clue how much oil the system needs. Depending on all the additional coolers, plumbing, redrive, etc, and if some/all of that oil drains back into the motor sump after shut down, the marks on the factory dipstick are useless. Thats assuming the motor is at the same attitude as in a car. He needs to find out the sump level of a running engine in a car, fill his system to that level with the engine running in the plane, then shut it down and mark that point on the dip stick. I bet its alot higher than the factory mark. But tossing a couple more quarts should be fine....run it!

     
  9. CaptainXap

    CaptainXap Filing Flight Plan

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    I'm kinda glad that this ****ting in the cornflakes thing has stuck.


    ... which is not something I ever thought I'd find myself saying.
     
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  10. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Eagerly awaiting his next video. I wonder if the longer-than-usual delay is due to embarrassment.
     
  11. Salty

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    He's back in the air now.
     
  12. Salty

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    He seems to be pushing for higher altitude this time. Climbed pretty steadily to 3800, seems to be stopped there.
     
  13. Salty

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    It appears the raptor survived another one.
     
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    Another 0.2 on the Hobbs.
     
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    German guy Cleared for Takeoff

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    I guess barely. He didn't declare an emergency but his decent and landing appeared quite hasty:
    IMG_0490.jpg
     
  16. Tantalum

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    Still looking for that elusive 4K thermocline
     
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  17. Bender Aviation

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    How many loops in the pattern until the next overhaul?
     
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    Staying a little closer to the field now. Smart.
     
  19. Salty

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    He didn't sound stressed. And staying high as long as you can seems prudent doing this type of testing.
     
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  20. Omalley1537

    Omalley1537 Cleared for Takeoff

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    New terms...
    PBO=Patterns Before Overhaul?
    PBJT=Patterns Before Junkyard Trip?
     
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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Technical flight envelope restrictions.
     
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    Agreed that it would anyways be a good idea to not drag it in. Going from a (sluggish) climb pretty much straight into a +1,000 ft / min descent, requesting a different runway because of 'wind', which was only variable at 3 kts!? Hmmm... :rolleyes:
    I bet he had an issue! Maybe not immediately critical but certainly severe enough that he wanted to get down NOW.
     
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    PBCX=Patterns Before California Cross-Country?

    You wonder if he got burned a bit by folks posting the transcripts of his radio calls, and is more careful about what he says.

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    I wonder if he is going to **** in my cereal? Seems weird he didn't post a video about the last flight and inflight emergency. Maybe the jig is up! He did make a comment on his youtube page that the last inflight emergency was no big deal but it took him about a week to fly again. If it was no big deal why not fly later that day or the next day. Something fishy is going on!
     
  25. flightwriter

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    Tower reported 050 at 9 gusting 16 after clearing him to land. I doubt he has much experience landing the Raptor in a crosswind (I can't remember if there was one during the emergency, when he scraped the left wingtip?) and while it could have been a good opportunity to expand the envelope a bit, he probably didn't want to press his luck. He will undoubtedly post this flight as a triumph of some kind.
     
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  26. pilotrick

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    The most hated airplane builder now knows we all listen to Live ATC each time he flies. He will likely be very hesitant to use the words emergency moving forward. I just hope he keeps the cameras rolling so we can see the final crash.
     
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    I just hope we see the final crash. Because if it’s fatal we probably won’t.
     
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    Yeah those are some pretty low-class statements.
     
  29. Tarheelpilot

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    And mean.
     
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    I don't mean my comment in a mean way. But I do think that if he continues the way he is going now, the odds are better than 50/50 that he will eventually not make it back. I think I was clear that I hope when it happens, he is not hurt.
     
  31. pilotrick

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    My comments are intentionally mean. I think Peter is an arrogant and reckless guy. He is also very stupid and stubborn.
     
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    That may be true, but I still don't wish him harm. I wish something would happen to stop him from continuing until he is harmed.
     
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    My dream is for him to just go away. I don't want to see him hurt and I don't think it helps that he has a whole group of internet cheerleaders telling him how much of a genius he is.
     
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    Rick, you're in luck. In new video, he says he's taking a break from putting out videos for a while. Of course you could've quit watching at any point. This new one is a doozie of Peterisms.
     
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    Yes they are mean. They are also classless, rude and disrespectful to everyone here. You can feel free to spew the vitriol all you want but it sure reflects poorly on you.
     
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    Personally... I hope the guy is successful. At least to the degree possible. There’s no way in hell that he’ll come anywhere near his original claims, and personally I don’t think he’ll ever have a viable product. But I hope he at least either ends up with a usable airplane, or a valuable set of lessons learned. I think the chances of that last one are pretty low; he doesn’t seem to really be open to seeing things that disagree with his plans or desires.

    But a viable commercial product? Ummm... nah.
     
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    Nope! I can't not watch this slow train wreck I am too addicted at this point.
     
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    You are right, I stand corrected.

    He's saying in his latest video that the plan is still to 'fly off' the remaining hours and to then fly it to CA. He also made it sound as whether there will be a new company taking care of production. Supposedly that's still the plan.
     
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    @pilotrick is that your Video #108 that you posted, or someone else’s?
     
  40. Racerx

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    Or fearful of the DAR saying 1 more emergency and they're taking a closer look
     
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