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  1. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/N352TD/history/20210514/1232Z/KVLD/KVLD 2hrs 2mins of figure of eights,???? Guess he needed to pee !!!!!! ( or got dizzy )
  2. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    So this is the a/c that is supposed to fly for 12hrs + ??? at 350 mph ??? and so far it hasn't actually totalled a f/time of 12 hrs yet !!!! & don't recall it exceeding 150mph even descending. Do we all seriously expect to see a production line of Raptor Kits coming out of a west coast facility...
  3. flywheel1935

    What was the first airplane you flew in and how old ?

    BEA Vicker Viscount from London to Izmir in 1955 via Rome. 18 months old,
  4. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    Don't forget guys PM is Aussie, where he comes from he's probably overdressed. Speedo & Thongs are the normal get-up ( Aussie Thongs are Flip-Flops or Sandals) not the pants that go up your ar*e !!!!
  5. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    So PM has "left the building !!!!!"
  6. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    I've always been intrigued by the titles of PM's YT channel videos. (He's no Burt Rutan, or George Lucas either) But now we have " Back on the Runway ", soon to be be followed by the sequels; "Back on the Runway 2" and "Back on the Runway(Again)" my guess is the Oscar Winner will be "Back on the...
  7. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    Having watched PM fit the prop with a pipe wrench, drill holes on a pillar drill holding the pieces in his bare hands, and other 'poor' engineering practices, I'm surprised he simply hasn't taken the bulb out of the oil light panel, job done, let's go flying. 🤪 . I guess it's also possible that...
  8. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    I posted this last Wednesday, going to get some lottery tickets next week !!!!!!!!!!:cool:
  9. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    slightly less oil in the sump than what is required. slightly less use of little grey cells than required 🤪 (On my very first flying lesson, I was taught how to check the fuel for water and the engine oil level) In view of the recent communication from PM, I think he's painted himself into a...
  10. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    If he has ,will we get to see it ??? We never got to see inside the first engine that failed. If ?????? these so called West Coast Investors watch YT, then by now they should be putting their money in Chocolate Teapots and Lead Balloons, more chance of them working.
  11. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    My money's on another engine that's lunched. A TBO of 30mins is not a good selling point. ( :pilot: ,🍋)
  12. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    " Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water (air)" >thank you Mr Spielberg<
  13. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    Here's a thought. I admit I know bugger all about VP props, but I'm guessing that the oil that controls the prop (the dirty engine oil) is being pumped by the same oil pump that's feeding the engine?. Would it be possible that cycling the prop would then result in fluctuations within the oil...
  14. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    Isn't all this talk of windmilling props academic ? With Raptors PRU 'design'!!! if the belts fail, then it windmills, (S or B). If the engine fails to operate, ie temporary fuel cut off/electrical failure, then the chance of airstarting, with a compression ratio of 2-3 times greater than a...
  15. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    Interesting point, both projects are 'vanity projects' that appeal to people who want to bask in the reflected glory by association. ICON promote the lifestyle we all dream off but rarely will get the chance to enjoy. Raptors flying SUV appeals to the family guy who wants weekends away 2-3000...
  16. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    As Malte says> As I understand the system, the prop is mounted directly to the airframe (for whatever reason) and thus the prop excitations also transmit directly into the structure. Correct, the prop ,via the PRU is "hard Bolted" to the engine mount, whilst the engine is "Soft Mounted" via...
  17. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    am sure it happens all the time but I don't think I've ever seen a plane running with no one in it. REPLY Hide reply Raptor Aircraft 4 hours ago Ah, yeah, some people hand prop their plane to start it. It's difficult to do while sitting inside. He's not a diplomat either !!!!!!!
  18. flywheel1935

    LMA Build in the UK, to SSDR spec.

    He went to a domestic property mortgage broker, not commercial, but he was so adamant that, we were the problem ? that even if he allowed us to stay. none of us want to anymore. End of an era , but start of a new one, such is life. Homebuilding in the UK is hard enough, but we will always find a...
  19. flywheel1935

    LMA Build in the UK, to SSDR spec.

    STOP PRESS !!!! Latest News, Building will be on hold for a few weeks, we've lost the use of the Airstip & Hangar. The new owner ( The old owners son ) needs us off the premises as "he can't get a mortgage on it with the aircraft there', ???? We have located a corner of a huge local barn, but...
  20. flywheel1935

    10/23 Raptor Video

    So we all wasted 8 minutes of our lives watching PM explain why something he was told would not work, did not work. As much as I try not to watch his YT Channel, I get attracted, like a moth to a flame, then despair at the lame comments from some people who obviously know bugger all about...
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