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AKar
08 Jan 2021, 10:21
Forum: Piper Comanche 250
Topic: Commanche ASI
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Commanche ASI

Most GA aircraft older than some date I can't remember have their airspeed indicators in MPH.

-Esa
AKar
03 Jan 2021, 07:01
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 96
Views: 13404

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Glad you're safe and hope you get the hydraulics fixed and everything working smooth again. Did you ever think about burning off more fuel before the landing? Yes, but the only time risk of fire was an issue is if we had a gear collapse or landed on two wheels with a wing scraping. With a suspected...
AKar
01 Jan 2021, 12:36
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 96
Views: 13404

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Damn, that year did not go without fighting to the end it seems. The main thing is that you guys are alright, and I hope the damage was relatively minimal as well. Were you lucky enough to avoid props hit the ground entirely? -Esa Scott and I were on the phone for an hour discussing what happened. ...
AKar
01 Jan 2021, 09:22
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 96
Views: 13404

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Damn, that year did not go without fighting to the end it seems.

The main thing is that you guys are alright, and I hope the damage was relatively minimal as well. Were you lucky enough to avoid props hit the ground entirely?

-Esa
AKar
15 Dec 2020, 11:54
Forum: Bonanza "V-Tail"
Topic: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude

Oh yeah... I'm a heavy user of the CWS modes in general, I love them in the sim! I've just never thought about using it that way in Bonanza. -Esa Me neither until now, but it does seem like a pretty good idea for those full blown IMC takeoffs :mrgreen: Cheers, Rob Yeah, a creative idea for living p...
AKar
15 Dec 2020, 10:09
Forum: Bonanza "V-Tail"
Topic: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude

Now THAT is a gotcha, and explains a lot ! Thank you so much ! I've always hit it on the ground so I have something to aim at for the initial climb. I don't recall ever reading about a go around mode, but this is the first time I've dug this deep into the books :) Yes, on engagement the FD captures...
AKar
15 Dec 2020, 00:03
Forum: Bonanza "V-Tail"
Topic: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude

Now THAT is a gotcha, and explains a lot ! Thank you so much ! I've always hit it on the ground so I have something to aim at for the initial climb. I don't recall ever reading about a go around mode, but this is the first time I've dug this deep into the books :) Yes, on engagement the FD captures...
AKar
14 Dec 2020, 11:10
Forum: Bonanza "V-Tail"
Topic: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Correct(ish) use of the autopilot for heading and altitude

Sounds about right. For takeoff set the heading bug to the runway heading, on the autopilot press FD and HDG, on the altitude selector set 5000 and press ARM, on the GTN set the CDI to GPS - this should if I've read the book properly give me an FD that is flying runway heading and climbing at 500fpm...
AKar
11 Dec 2020, 08:28
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 80
Views: 48406

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

I watched a couple of Aerostar videos on YT... how does that nose wheel steering work?? There is this switch on the left side of the panel ceiling and apparently it turns the nose wheel as long as you hold the switch down and holds it in position when you release the switch. To get back to straight...
AKar
07 Dec 2020, 10:39
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 80
Views: 48406

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

"Free" supercharging. I'm simply wondering how it affects the combustion when the air is warmed by coming through the cowling. It might not have an effect, but maybe it does? (I'm sure, and I hope, that Esa will have also some thoughts on this) If the aircraft is idling with a very slow trickle of ...
AKar
06 Dec 2020, 03:10
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 80
Views: 48406

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

This is a really good read on the 700hp varient of the Aerostar. I hope this is the variant we will get. Scott has never really said which model it is. There was a Turboprop version (the 601P) from 1967 I think. The 700hp model was released in 1981. The real A2A one is the original model 600, I thi...
AKar
04 Dec 2020, 09:53
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 80
Views: 48406

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

There is something wrong with the radios / electrical system that is causing this whine in the Aerostar, but it's been this way for 5 years. The sound is unfiltered ripple that remains in the rectified voltage. Excessive "whine" is almost certainly caused by bad filter capacitors in the DC generati...
AKar
03 Dec 2020, 23:45
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 80
Views: 48406

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

There is something wrong with the radios / electrical system that is causing this whine in the Aerostar, but it's been this way for 5 years. The sound is unfiltered ripple that remains in the rectified voltage. Excessive "whine" is almost certainly caused by bad filter capacitors in the DC generati...
AKar
02 Dec 2020, 10:47
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 80
Views: 48406

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

Yeah, as the dynamic range of the audio is necessarily compressed, I think that the volumes of different sounds need to be scaled on the fly. Very often sounds that are quite audible on the ground, particularly with engines not running, are all but indiscernible in flight and at speed.

-Esa
AKar
02 Dec 2020, 08:12
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 80
Views: 48406

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

I use headphones as my only audio device on my pc, for all the sim sounds. Personally I find that many sound sets don't get the cacophony right, often missing or under-emphasizing sounds such as wind noise, fan and airflow noise, various resonances, rattles and so on. And then overly emphasize the e...

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