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by CpnCrunch
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How well do you know your fuel tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: How well do you know your fuel tanks

If you have a fuel flow meter, it's quite enlightening. The carbureted O-360 burns about 12gph at 75% power before leaning, and fuel flow after leaning can vary by at least 1gph depending on how you've leaned it. Climb is about 14 or 15 gph, and it's burning 2gph all the time you're farting about on...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 6302

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

But wait you are all missing the point. Cloth masks filter 3 percent of germs out of the air. The is ground breaking and will save us all. Everything I read has said wrap anything around your face and you will save lives... So dammit put your mother's panties over your face if that's all you can fi...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 31
Views: 1463

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

I think you'd need to be crazy not to dip the tanks on a 172, unless you've just filled them up to the top. But I guess that nicely explains why some people run out of gas.
by CpnCrunch
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 6302

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

Capt. Underpants wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:15 am
Gawd I hope you’re not a pilot. This level of daft does not belong on a tricycle, never mind in a cockpit. :roll:
Your trolling detector is seriously in need of a major overhaul, mr underpants.
by CpnCrunch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight test tablet requirments?
Replies: 29
Views: 1651

Re: IFR flight test tablet requirments?

Ipads seem to be pretty bad at handling sunlight. My newish ipad pro always shuts down when I'm simply reading something and it's sunny and around 20C. It's never happened in the cockpit yet, but I usually keep it on my lap or in the door map pocket out of the sun. Might be due to the cover.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for trough (at the GFA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Question for trough (at the GFA)

Looks like it may be a lee trough caused by the 25kt winds over the rockies, combined with the low pressure system moving east. So probably the main thing to worry about would be the wind and turbulence. It's the kind of weather I wouldn't want to be flying down low in a small plane anywhere west of...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: ADS-B equipment

TailBeaconX is reasonably priced but it does require another $1500-$3000 head to interface with it. It’s a whole new transponder unlike the SkyBeacon that intercepts your existing transponder signal and adds on the ADS-B portion via UAT. They don’t really mention the new head unless you start looki...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: ADS-B equipment

Do you know if the ADSB info that is being sent from the airplane indicates if it has a diversity antenna install or not? Do controllers have the ability see that you are using a non-diversity antenna install? Either they'll see your signal or not. But, if you get a non-diverse solution you could e...
by CpnCrunch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: ADS-B equipment

tailbeaconX seems to be the only reasonably priced solution with diversity at the moment.
by CpnCrunch
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14459

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

In EFBs the plates are all together. CAP, RCAP, RNP, all approaches are there. If you are not expecting it, it's easy to think that an ILS is a CAP approach and miss the note that says Ops Spec. Especially in Victoria where the ATIS says approach in use is ILS 27 and you're all set up for it and th...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why only the pilot?
Replies: 39
Views: 5307

Re: Why only the pilot?

Hi please help. My father was in this crash. He has passed away a few years ago. Im in charge of his estate. I was wondering if anyone has a link to the settlement. I have zero info on it and dont see anything on file. Thanks Ed Heene was my father. There doesn't seem to be any public info on any s...
by CpnCrunch
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Self attestation for medical renewal
Replies: 18
Views: 3225

Re: Self attestation for medical renewal

I had heard that if you require an ECG that you can't use the attestation. I'm 30 this year so I need an ECG, does that mean I'll have to go in for a full medical like usual? "For Telemedicine-only assessments, routine testing, including electrocardiogram, urine testing, audiogram, and vision testi...
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Self attestation for medical renewal
Replies: 18
Views: 3225

Re: Self attestation for medical renewal

I'm trying to sort this out in my head. I have a Cat 1 that expired a year and a half + ago and am on Cat 3 privileges. My Cat 3 privileges expired in May, so I am going on the grace period to Aug 1. I filled out the attestation and sent it on because I appear to meet the conditions for attestation...
by CpnCrunch
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?
Replies: 19
Views: 1332

Re: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?

When I did my CPL in 2017 on Vancouver Island I found 2 instructors: one was $50/hr (and $25 for ground briefings), and the other was $55/hr. I tried the $55 guy (who also worked at Pro IFR), but he never turned up for our first meeting. So I used the $50/hr guy, and he was excellent. Unfortunately ...
by CpnCrunch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 33
Views: 6051

Re: Another Crash in BC

It would probably be useful to be IFR if you're flying up to 17000ft inside a massive cloud layer, and perhaps use a plane other than a 172. Not sure what NOAA is really thinking here in getting recreational pilots to do this work. They fly into hurricanes, so they know all about this stuff.
by CpnCrunch
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 9397

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Both Sweden's plan (just protect high risk) and Canada's plan (selective closures without complete lockdown) seem reasonable plans. The US simply doesn't have a plan, and is actively pushing dangerous pseudoscience. Fucking weird. Who would have thought the US would sink to that level?
by CpnCrunch
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 6096

Re: Medicals

My cat1 expired in August 2019, so I'm assuming I can use the attestation to extend my PPL medical validity until August 2021.
by CpnCrunch
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7771

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Maybe the really smart guys know better and know when heat is really needed but I have never had a significant issue with my regular checks since that day where the whole airframe shuddered for several seconds as the ice melted in a Cessna 150. That's just about every flight in a C150 when the temp...

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