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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.
United is really not looking too great, these days.
While I could go on with pointing out clues to Brother Chaz, NFE and CapCal captured the situation perfectly on this one. Those props are something which you can read without getting out of the car.
oldmanb777 captured the limited 777 engine issues well, too.
While I have nothing against Airbus and they too make good airplanes, the 777 and the 737 are the definitions of airliners. Cool to see page 777!
Flying back home from the Singapore Airshow. Got a lot of pics to process.
The F35’s had a little extra security for the days the airshow was open to the public. Lol.
Was just wondering how the props would be deformed (peeled forward or aft) if it was in reverse under power, not that it didn't appear to be a straight forward idle power gear up landing. I'll adopt the @oldmanb777 mantra "it's good to not have first hand experience with this".
Thought it was close once. Piper Saratoga: took off into the soon to be rising sun for a short flight, final at destination, sun at my back, coming in over the numbers I looked down for the double check and no 3 green lights. Went around, looked down again to pull the gear - 3 green. Sun had washed out the lights. Fiddled with the panel lighting rheostat which made things brighter but honestly I am not sure if the gear lights were wired into that - seems as if they shouldn't be and probably weren't but if they were, not a good design.
"Those who have... Those who will..."
Since I am now firmly placed on Terra Firma, I guess I have dodged that bullet.
Most recently been flying a King Air C90 usually in the middle of the night. My seemingly obsessive thoughts on possible alternate prop curling causes is an obviously transparent attempt to prepare for "the story" when the "those who have..." moment occurs.
Edit to add: FWIW: there's a silenceable gear warning horn on the C90 for when flaps are up or at approach and either engine is below 79% N1 ( had to look that number up). If it was a training flight (as noted) and they were doing a no flap or partial flap approach/landing one can speculate (that word again!) what may also have transpired (or didn't transpire, @CapCal1000 distraction theory) after pushing the gear warning button. (Photo also shows flaps appearing to be up)
Indeed, the missing link. Rag and tube but has an electrical system and a starter. Fast enough to fly cross country but slow enough to enjoy every minute.
It cost me slightly less than a big bore ADV bike. Simple as a lawn chair. I would say it's easy to fly, but very challenging to fly perfectly. If you grease a landing you earned it or got damn lucky.
Speaking of Saratogas, our club had one that got severe hail damage. Its been under restoration for several years now and getting close to airworthy again. I can't wait - what a great family truckster. Club seating and if it fits through the door you can haul it.
The older the Saratoga (or Lance) the more you can haul (downward useful load creep on the newer ones) It's got a better cabin and more room in the club configuration than the Bonanza A36, albeit slower and thirstier. PA-32's are actually nice flying planes ( the Saratoga is notably nicer than the Lance) provided no control slop or stickiness. Have fun.
Watch the empty and useful load once it's back. Not all skins can be replaced and bondo can add a lot of weight.
Where dat? Looks like my idea of heaven.
Props bend forward when ground contact under power. At idle or windmilling, they bend backwards. I've seen a plane landed with wheels up and pilot killed engines about 50 feet and then cranked props to horizontal before touchdown, thereby saving engine and/or prop overalls.
Looks like a broken blade at the top. Even windmilling, that had to be quite a vibration.
I just dont understand why that is so. Every thing i think about leads it (the prop tip) to bending aft.
WHY do the bend forward when under power?