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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/experimental-fatalities-jump/
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    ELT

    I enjoy Paul Bertorelli‘s work.
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    ELT

    Dan, In what country do you reside? In the USA, we test annually following the ELT manufacturer instructions. My ELT manufacturer has no current draw, transmitter power output, or frequency stability test requirement. I did notice there are additional test requirements for aircraft registered...
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    Anti-ice for experimental.

    Lots of good points here. A couple thoughts from someone who has flown in icing conditions. As previously stated ant-ice or deice systems should be used to escape airframe icing conditions as quickly as possible after they are encountered, and these systems encompass more than just the leading...
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    ELT

    Yeah ADS-B has its limits too but at least it’s track could point to where you lost line of sight as you entered the inhospitable terrain.
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    ELT

    I need a cookie
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    ELT

    Seems ADS-B would offer a better chance of locating you but I don’t have that in my little 701. I don’t want to go anywhere anymore that requires it. Good article here The Technology of Last Resort: How will rescuers find you if needed? - Lightspeed Aviation and it’s a story of a PLB activation...
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Should one lose situational awareness in the middle of an air show- when one realizes they are out of position and the critical timing has been lost- is there not a safety abort procedure briefed by the air boss that must be followed? Such as roll wings level, clear yourself overhead, then climb...
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    Weighing with electronic bathroom scales?

    Umm, well although every example provided had nothing to do with using thrift store scales instead of real aircraft scales, after reading your report on Mr. Khan’s crash (I won’t call it an accident), I understand your point that folks- especially us Dunning-Kruger types- should heed the advice...
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    Weighing with electronic bathroom scales?

    Marc, No problem, trust is important. If you don’t want to ride in my bathroom scale airplane, it won’t offend me. With regard to your memory citing aircraft accidents caused by an out of CG condition (these were first flight, post build EAB kit planes right? That would be in the context of my...
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    Weighing with electronic bathroom scales?

    My first flight was going to be from my property where I built the aircraft and I had no access to aircraft scales either and I was not about to partially disassemble the aircraft and transport it to an airport just to weigh it. So after a thorough search of the builders forums and NTSB...
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    New 1928 Junkers A50 Junior

    What are those, those, ummm I dunno, red-striped thingies mounted to the landing gear that are visible just above the wheels in Tiger Tim’s photo?
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    I’ve been trying to come up with an applicable definition for the acronym SNORT we could use maybe he’d would’ve appreciated that. But that’s a tough one trying to tie those letters to a “slow down and pull out that checklist and use it every time you strap in“ kind of a theme.
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    New 1928 Junkers A50 Junior

    Yeah I think it’s Art Deco awesome. But those digital displays just ain’t right. I understand the need for an EFB or similar portable SA device but the panel should be populated with classic analog instruments. And what up with the corrugated wings? Is it just a tradition thing or is there a...
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    New 1928 Junkers A50 Junior

    Please, please make a kit version for the US! https://bydanjohnson.com/fantasy-or-fantastic-futuristic-retro-junkers-introduces-distinctive-a50-junior/
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