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by Pavese
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 28
Views: 3517

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

Could also have been an exchange crew member from south of the border where that same sight picture would indeed be a P3. :wink:

D 8)
by Pavese
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cessna 180 window latches
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: Cessna 180 window latches

Not sayin' that you'd want to do this on a certified A/C but for the OM crowd, there's always this solution: :wink:

https://backcountrypilot.org/forum/cess ... pair-17062

D 8)
by Pavese
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 2480

Re: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft

photofly wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Typical replacement interval for aircraft seatbelt webbing is 12 years, I believe.
Is that a CARS thing?

I wonder how well known that is....

D 8)
by Pavese
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 2480

Re: Installing seat belts on pre-78 SE aircraft

Good, solid write up PilotDAR! Thanks for your regular contributions to this forum. OK, PilotDAR's writeup reminded me of something that I think is overlooked in GA. While we're on the subject of safety belts, it's worth having a think about the age of the belts you're depending on to save your life...
by Pavese
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to fly a Spitfire --- Dave Hadfield
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Re: How to fly a Spitfire --- Dave Hadfield

C.W.E. wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:21 am
Awesome, simply awesome.
That really was awesome!

Big thumbs up to Mr. Potter & Mr. Hadfield. :mrgreen:

I really appreciate the pilot to pilot narration.

D 8)
by Pavese
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13443

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

It would be interesting to know what their landing weight was. SNIP! I heard/read somewhere (local media?), that the timeline for getting the A/C removed depended on offloading the significant fuel load. They went on to say that they fueled in Chicago and had enough endurance for the next leg to An...
by Pavese
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13443

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

C.W.E. wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:20 pm
All I could see in the original photos was the front of the plane. Must have been an exciting ride for the lobsters
Wouldn't they be picking up lobsters in Halifax, not delivering them?
Yup, the importer has an office at YHZ.

D 8)
by Pavese
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13443

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

[quote=Judging from the tire tracks off the end of the runway, it looks like the gear were all down Sure does look like that, but where is the gear?? It's 8 feet high. They must be sunk into the mud. I was wondering that myself - best guess is that it folded backwards but stayed attached for long e...
by Pavese
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avgas
Replies: 78
Views: 9882

Re: Avgas

180078 CYHZ DEBERT
CCQ3 FUEL 100LL NOT AVBL
1802162035 TIL APRX 1802231500
by Pavese
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2021

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

If the enbedded ELT GPS were powered by A/C power Maybe there’s one that is. Or maybe it’s not permitted by the design criteria. I don’t think the absence of such a feature is because of a lack of intelligence on the part of system designers. :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: :!: ...
by Pavese
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2021

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

My comment was to say that if there was a GPS receiver embedded in your ELT then having it active while the aircraft was in operation would be intelligent. So, anyone out there know if this is the case I’m sorry, I thought I answered that: because having any circuit in the ELT active while the airc...
by Pavese
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2021

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

Not to be difficult but to nitpick just a little bit, the spec. allows for a minimum of 50 seconds warm-up for the first message to be transmitted. It has to do with the heated crystal oscillator in the transmitter coming up to temp and on frequency so you need to push the button about a minute bef...
by Pavese
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2021

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

but in the 30 seconds preceding the crash you can activate the ELT and have a signal go out while it's still good. One needs to temper one's expectations with how well this will work. Unless your ELT is connected to an approved GPS source it will take at least a few minutes to get a position. A who...
by Pavese
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2021

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

Regarding the antenna - even a broken off antenna still acts as a poor transmitter. An ideal 1/4 wave dipole on 406 MHz would be about 18cm long, but even a short wire antenna that's a couple cm will transmit, just with a weaker signal. See: key fobs operating on 433 MHz. The problem is that it's s...
by Pavese
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 406 in conjunction with Spot
Replies: 39
Views: 2021

Re: 406 in conjunction with Spot

Something to keep in mind with the SPOT is that the tracking service is not standard - it is an option you have to pay extra for. With just the standard SPOT service a message is only sent when a user pushes a button on the device This statement is not correct, the basic service includes tracking. ...
by Pavese
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the deal with all the French on the radio?
Replies: 64
Views: 5523

Re: What is the deal with all the French on the radio?

One thing that's confusing right away is that thousand (Mille) and Miles (Milles) sound awfully similar. So 3 miles south at 2000' would be "trois milles au sud a deux mille pieds"? My personal Quebecois translator tells me that you pronounce them the same and you know by context which is meant! D 8)
by Pavese
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the deal with all the French on the radio?
Replies: 64
Views: 5523

Re: What is the deal with all the French on the radio?

To keep this discussion productive, does anyone have a link to a phraseology guide in French? There's a chance I may fly through Quebec some day and I'd like to pick up the basic phrases. I suppose I could just translate the English phrases but I'm not sure if it would be exactly what's used. Also,...
by Pavese
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Re: ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?

Highly recommend them, have two sets of DC style in service. The mod is easy as long as you're not dangerous with a soldering iron. Unless you're flying all day every day and feel that you need the comfort of the premium brands they're a good economical choice to save your hearing. Get the gel ear s...
by Pavese
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Pilot owns plane looking for suggestions.
Replies: 51
Views: 9941

Re: New Pilot owns plane looking for suggestions.

Armchair. Thanks i was thinking of crossing Maine near Houlton after gassing up at CYFC Crossing straight to the Sherbrooke area and then down to Bromont later this winter to get some snowboarding in with friends. Maybe I should pick another route. Is flying over US without landing a big process? I...
by Pavese
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying aircraft in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

Re: Buying aircraft in the US

digits_ wrote:
Pavese wrote: 2) CDN temporary flight permit obtained.
How would you fly the US part of the leg with this? I thought this was only valid in Canadian airspace...
Not remembering that detail, probably accepted based on CDN A/C and CDN C of A(?)

D 8)
by Pavese
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying aircraft in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

Re: Buying aircraft in the US

If you eliminate any non-STC mods (i.e. 337 etc.) and repairs/overhauls needed to comply with CDN rules (e.g. the prop overhaul issue) then the $10k is considerably high for the importation bureaucracy. Case in point, a simple Cessna single, bought in the US & imported: 1) De-registered in the US, C...
by Pavese
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: CL215
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: CL215

There is an other great pilot story behind this accident. Well done for the Aircranes pilots. http://skiesmag.com/news/article/Aircranes-assist-at-Greek-waterbomber-crash-- Heads up work by the Erickson crews! :smt023 BTW, Erickson pilot Mike Strasser (see the skiesmag link) is co-author of the Chi...
by Pavese
Tue May 10, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vintage Airplane for a Couple's Photoshoot
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: Vintage Airplane for a Couple's Photoshoot

Hi aviators, A friend is looking for a vintage aircraft to have as a background for a photoshoot. Him and his soon to be wife are getting married in August and wanted to have shots taken. They live in the Southern Ontario area. Any help on contacting the right person to make this happen would be ap...
by Pavese
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Maps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: Airport Maps?

Hi Folks, Normally I don't need airport maps but I am venturing in to the world of multi engines and find myself in need. Being to cheap and poor to buy a flight supplement, I'm looking for a website to get them from. Any help would be appreciated. PZL http://www.navcanada.ca/en/products-and-servic...
by Pavese
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Register & Test your 406 ELT!
Replies: 21
Views: 9490

Re: Register & Test your 406 ELT!

Out of interest, the $47 OCXO in the Mouser catalogue - the cheapest one they stock - is listed as -40C +85C +-50 ppb. I wonder if you can get an OCXO that's significantly worse than that; I can't think why anyone would make one. Which is the one you have in mind at Digikey? The transmit spec you q...

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