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by youhavecontrol
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin engine input
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: Twin engine input

The weird thing that makes the counter rotating engines on a Twin Comanche desirable is that it's 20 kts faster than the normal one. (No idea why) I'd guess it's faster because the engine and thrust forces are balanced with counter-rotating engines, so there's no drag penalty caused by aerodynamic/...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?
Replies: 26
Views: 963

Re: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?

*slight thread drift* I don't understand how "It's xxx years old technology" somehow means it's now irrelevant. There's many old inventions where time has proved it's value. The magnetic compass is over 1000 years old and we still have them in aircraft, despite many, many innovations since then.
by youhavecontrol
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?
Replies: 26
Views: 963

Re: ASA CX3 flight computer or cellphone app?

IMO, I'd stick with the cheap circular slide rule during your training and then after that, you're free to use what ever you want for your calculations when you fly post-training. For a few reasons: -Using the slide rule is a great way to get your mind thinking/visualizing vectors, unit conversions,...
by youhavecontrol
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3861

Re: What is "lift"?

tsgarp wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:26 pm Read the Advanced Pilots Manual by William Kershner
+1 Love that book and his random diagram notes :lol:
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3504

Re: Flight training with masks?

I've never had any issues with the microphone, but I've been using the disposable N95 and surgical masks during flight and not a rubber/sealed canister style mask. I've just kept the mic close between my mouth and the material and it picks up the sound just the same as it does through the foam acous...
by youhavecontrol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 3504

Re: Flight training with masks?

I wear a mask almost every day that I fly because of the nature of my work. I've found the basic surgical masks quite comfortable and not much of a bother really. You can find them in different sizes. If you are worried about fogging, make sure the nose part is shaped correctly. Pointing an air vent...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1317

Re: Route plan question

Instructors sending their students off to the TC AIM to find and apply TC standard passenger weights to complete sample loading calculations in the manner suggested creates the improper impression with student pilots that using TC standard passenger weights can be applied in all cases when this is ...
by youhavecontrol
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Route plan question
Replies: 23
Views: 1317

Re: Route plan question

Most instructors that give you an AIM standard weight do it for a scenario they want you to plan... not a real flight. They mostly do it that way so you have to look it up if you don't know it, and it forces you to flip through the AIM a bit. The scenario's solution is as simple as this: Crunch the ...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

First of all, I found this type of comment more than a bit unfair at this point when the facts are not known It sounds like poor management of the carburetor heat, That being said, and without alluding to this accident, In the past many 182s have gone down with carb ice. And there is a good explana...
by youhavecontrol
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4932

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

It was easy to just up and leave aviation a few years ago in Alberta. I knew several people who would go back and forth between flying and oilfield work, but now that the economy there has been obliterated, I'm not sure what I'd do. I was a steam truck operator and crane rigger before flying, and I ...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Records indicate that the aircraft had an ongoing history of carburetor air box repairs and alternator-related maintenance. The carburetor air box was crushed at impact and no determination could be made of its pre-impact condition. However, the carburetor heat control remained connected to the car...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5743

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

I'm not offended by anyone of my old acquaintances asking me about jobs. I feel privileged to be where I'm at and can't imagine what I'd do or who I'd try to contact if my employment changed. I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't try doing the same thing if I was in their shoes. Even if their methods of...
by youhavecontrol
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which flight school is good from Zero to complete ATPL at one place!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Which flight school is good from Zero to complete ATPL at one place!!!

Hey Buddy! Have you gone to MFC? Considering my options for the summer and while it does have a good recognition and not too much bad is said about it--really feel like they're playing a marketing game with the ATPL (providing 197 hours). The extra lessons add thousands and thousands onto the bill ...
by youhavecontrol
Sat May 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aviation Degree Yes/No?
Replies: 28
Views: 2062

Re: Aviation Degree Yes/No?

When I got my first 703 job, they listed a post-secondary degree as a desirable asset, but during the interview it didn't seem to matter to them. I had years of work experience in various fields before starting my career as a pilot, so maybe they thought I was "mature" or whatever.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 206 crash
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: 206 crash

Crazy... I see that plane almost every day at work. Hope the crew are safe and sound. I'll see if anyone at work knows anything tomorrow.
by youhavecontrol
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYOO - Report of Engine Faiulre
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: CYOO - Report of Engine Faiulre

wan2fly99 wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:56 am
Always taught fly straight ahead.
A successful turn back can be easily doable but it depends on multiple things that are worth briefing before you advance the throttle and start the roll.
by youhavecontrol
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1482

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

What would have kept my happily instructing for years more would have been if the company I worked for was ran differently. I loved teaching but the company started to drive me crazy. So many suggestions were rejected it started to piss me off. They never invested in current/relevant training aids t...
by youhavecontrol
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3589

Re: Favourite Type

Citabria 7ECA
No gizmos except the bare VFR package... Just bombing around low and slow over the fields in the summer with the window open and my arm out like a redneck.
by youhavecontrol
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight sim adjunct
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Flight sim adjunct

Agree with above. It's not worth it for serious training unless you're practicing IFR later in your training. It can be easy to learn bad habits, like looking too much at your instruments, which can affect your early VFR training.

Entertainment purposes? Giv'er.

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