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    It is a very interesting description, and its...

    It is a very interesting description, and its conclusions are sound.

    Unfortunately, the logic and aerodynamic thinking is wrong. Inertia does have a significant effect on aerodynamics - it's a...
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    For good crosswind performance you want: Low...

    For good crosswind performance you want:

    Low directional stability
    High Rudder power
    Low lateral stability
    Wide undercarriage
    Strong undercarriage
    Understanding Bank Manager!
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    There are certain advantages to having a yoke on...

    There are certain advantages to having a yoke on a multi-engined aircraft.

    When flying asymmetrically, you can often get the best performance by setting the sideslip to minimise aileron...
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    When soldiers complete their basic training, they...

    When soldiers complete their basic training, they do lots and lots of marching. To the casual observer this looks ridiculous, as foot drill movements have not been tactically relevant since the...
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    Pull bar, aoa increases on canard, aircraft...

    Pull bar, aoa increases on canard, aircraft pitches up, aoa increases further, aircraft pitches up.....

    See where this is heading?
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    I'm not really sure what you think that your...

    I'm not really sure what you think that your design additions are going to do for your handling qualities.

    The aerodynamic centre of the winglets would probably be very close to the centre of...
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    You are pretty much describing the background to...

    You are pretty much describing the background to ADS-B and beyond. But precise position is one of the problems. Your device may give an "accurate" position, but it has no consistent method to be...
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    I also enquired about joining the dark side...

    I also enquired about joining the dark side recently, and received a very similar response to Beethoven. Might be that we've approached the same school - it would seem a shame of fixed-wing...
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    I suggest we stop feeding the troll.....

    I suggest we stop feeding the troll.....
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    If you care to note the original, this earlier...

    If you care to note the original, this earlier post was edited to change name - I suspect that Steve and Janusz agree on most things....
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    I think we're being wound up again

    Janusz,

    In your earliest posts on the forum you said you were foreign, and your English was a little shaky. You appear to have improved your grammar and syntax amazingly and now sign yourself as...
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    On a technical note, to get a deceleration of...

    On a technical note, to get a deceleration of 200-300g in the longitudinal axis you don't have to have a particularly high rate of descent if you stop very quickly. Comparisons with automobile...
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    Poll: Always track up when reading the map. However,...

    Always track up when reading the map. However, to help orientation I draw a big, bold, black arrow pointing North at some point on the map. This is especially useful when flying a circular route,...
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    Hmmmmm! Clearly an airport that requires a...

    Hmmmmm! Clearly an airport that requires a visual approach, and that's never an easy manoeuvre in a big jet. But the approach shown looks very shallow and unstable; culminating in a touch down in...
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    NPPL(M) credit towards PPL(H)

    I trained on Gazelle, then Wessex. Flew Pumas and Chinook after that. I absolutely loved rotary flying, and if it had not been for a medical issue, I would never have wanted to fly fixed wing.

    I...
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    NPPL(M) credit towards PPL(H)

    Yes, Spear, it is the low rotor inertia that's the biggest problem. Especially for pilots who aren't flying regularly; and that's why I haven't been tempted to fly helicopters privately.

    I may not...
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    NPPL(M) credit towards PPL(H)

    Spear,

    I really loved my helicopter flying, and would love to fly them again. BUT! I would pass on the opportunity to fly R22s.

    A
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    Hello James! Great to have you here.

    Hello James! Great to have you here.
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    Poll: Doesn't that come under "look out of the window"?...

    Doesn't that come under "look out of the window"? :-)
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    Poll: Not a "Super Purist", and would use GPS if I had...

    Not a "Super Purist", and would use GPS if I had a specific requirement to do so. However, I much prefer flying without a GPS and have done so for all my microlight flying so far. Practising the...
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    Accurately made it to the smooth flat field when...

    Accurately made it to the smooth flat field when surrounded by motorways, housing estates and ploughed fields. Good decision making and good flying under pressure. Well done!
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    Poll: How Do you Navigate?

    Multiple redundant global navigation satellite solutions? Or map, clock, compass? How do you navigate on a day-to-day basis, now that your instructor is no longer looking?
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    Stop trawling through the casualty lists - I...

    Stop trawling through the casualty lists - I survived.

    Having found myself in the curious position of possessing a full license but never been out of sight of the airfield, I was quite nervous...
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    First Time On My Own

    Well, I've had a full license in my hand for 6 weeks, and after a couple of abortive attempts I think I might actually get flying for the first time today. Wind out of limits, last minute work...
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    Dai, Whilst I was doing my training, we had...

    Dai,

    Whilst I was doing my training, we had to make some cockpit voice recordings in a variety of aircraft; some with very noisy environments. We used the little Olympus voice recorders, but any...
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