Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Awesome! I was there on December 13th. Nice pics! What's that Twin Otter doing? :eek1

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  2. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    "Jeppesen's" as in Jeppesen's Chart Service??
    If so i just got their Electronic charts for my IPad two days ago. Great service and super customer support from Kevin Foley. Got tired of updating the airway manuals by hand. I just love it in a dark flight deck and the ability to expand the plate...awsome.
  3. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Yep, my buddy works for Jepp doing airport diagrams. They let their employees rent their company planes. They only have the 172 and a Diamond DA20 at the moment.
  4. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    For those not too familiar with MS Flight Sim, here is a screen shot.

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    Took this screenshot while on final of a visual approach to KBOI, in a 767-300ER. The panel is actually from the default 737 that comes with the software, but with a couple tweaks. It functions well, but not 100% realistic. It is close enough however. I am running a program called Air Hauler. This software allows me to manage a cargo company. I can purchase or lease aircraft, hire pilots, open bases at different airports, and fly. It tracks real world cost of fuel, and gives me jobs to pick and choose routes. On this particular flight I was flying from Honolulu to Boise, ID with a little over 100,000lbs. of cargo. It makes the flight sim a bit more fun.

    For those wondering, I cheat and speed up the simulation once at cruising altitude, and then reduce it back the actual speed for the descent and landing.
  5. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Since there are a lot of pilots etc.. here

    Why is the biplane design not used more in aviation?

    Seem the added lift would be better to have ( and they just look cool )
  6. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    More efficient airfoils that work better at higher speed. They are great a very low speed, but the drag created limits higher speed flight. (simple answer)


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  7. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Thanks
    I thought there was somthing about design limits
    Speed ruled the day now its fuel in rule
  8. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    The old adage about Stearman: Take off at 65, cruise at 65, and land at 65. :D Lots of drag.
  9. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Didn't think it was that bad
    Not into areodynamics but it is interesting how physics changes
    with speed, heat etc..
  10. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Antonov_an2_ha-mkf_arp.jpg

    Yup, lack of aerodynamics. Great lift though.

    I was reading in either Plane & Pilot, or Flying magazine about a guy from TX that bought an AN-2 while on a business trip to the former Soviet Union and brought it back to have it restored. It's cruise is maybe 130knts. They have a procedure in the operating handbook that is to bring the plane to 34knts IAS and land it pretty much anywhere in case you get lost in fog and can't find the airport. I guess they didn't come with an IFR package.
  11. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    Taking off! He's only about halfway down the runway, turned out through a gap in the trees over the beach on the side of the airport. I guess it's safer than going the length and having to avoid the mountain at the end.

  12. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Sure they did, it's just that sov spec IFR stands for Ican't Find the Runway...
  13. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I see it now. I originally thought the photo was taken from Maho Beach, not Simpson Bay :wink:
  14. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley On my way

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    The beautiful Avro Vulcan which carried out the longest bombing raid in history flying from the UK to the Falkland islands via Ascension island in 1982, I believe there is one still flying.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU1VSCph-G8
  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Is that FSX? I'm running FS2004.
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    Motorfiets Long timer

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    stick with 2004... much better
  17. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    Yup FSX. Much better than 2004 if your machine can run it. They ironed out a lot of ATC issues, but there are a few that still remain.

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  18. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    My machine won't run FSX well. I fly the 737 on FS2004 a lot.
  19. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    I really enjoy the 737 and bigger jets. I have a 747-8 freighter that i really enjoy flying. The model and flight dynamics are awesome. Like I mentioned, my current go to is a 767-300ER. In Air Hauler you are required to perform 100 hour inspections, and the 767 just had its first one. It's only been a couple weeks since I downloaded it. The 747 has somewhere around 800 hours, but a lot of that is by an AI pilot. Almost all my flying is done through Air Hauler. It's just an awesome program. I believe it's compatible with FS2004, but a few minor features are missing.

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  20. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Myanmar (Burma) has given the go ahead for a search for crated Spitfire fighers thought to be buried at Rangoon airport or elsewhere in the country.

    British team in Burma begin lost Spitfire hunt


    Will be very cool if true, but I imagine if as good as they hope, it will flood the vintage warbird market (which is rather small) and lower the value of existing Spits.