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by PilotDAR
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

You may run out of gas though long before a bad turbo could lose all your engine oil, but maybe not Well, you have fuel quantity indicators, so you can monitor consumption of fuel, so prudent pilots will land before they run out of gas. There is no in flight means to monitor engine oil quantity for...
by PilotDAR
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

Actually you said "Turbos are critical for lubrication" not "lubrication is critical for turbos" Yes, I said what I said. If a turbocharger impeller [shaft] suffers a partial or total failure, the effect of that could be critical for lubrication of the whole engine (all the oil get pumped out of th...
by PilotDAR
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

A turbo is critical for lubrication? On what aircraft might that be? Well... turbo charged aircraft. Yes, if the turbocharger bearing seals fail, it is possible for the turbo to suck the engine oil out, causing engine seizure. It is also known on some turbo'd Continentals, where the turbocharger oi...
by PilotDAR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 6470

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

I'm sorry, but someone has to say it.

Variable tailwinds on final.
It takes a lot to accept that mantle of responsibility - good on you Photofly!
by PilotDAR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 1493

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

Although off topic a little, a few years back, I flew the formal noise testing for the 182 amphibian following a Continental 550/MTV prop, and Gomolzig exhaust for Transport Canada and EASA noise compliance. This testing involved 39 overflights of a microphone 2km from brake release. The passes were...
by PilotDAR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

"All those extra parts" you mean a supercharger or turbocharger? I believe many aircraft piston engines already have those, turbos anyways. Yes, a few GA aircraft engines have superchargers, and turbochargers are common. Superchargers have more moving parts, and turbos are critical for lubrication....
by PilotDAR
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

Detroit Diesel, they made some of the biggest and most reliable diesel engines out there, and they were supercharged 2 stroke. Trucks, busses, boats.
Great engines, I'm sure..... Let's reserve the discussion of these engines until we see them installed in light GA aircraft....
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 1493

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

I usually do it as I'm about to slow to Vref.
Yeah... that won't really work for me, my amphib pretty well cruises at Vref.
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 20
Views: 3575

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

We all know who has right of way in the circuit. You're the pilot of a faster, higher aircraft. Who ran into whom?
My thought exactly....
by PilotDAR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: Small Plane Crash at Carp - Pilot Injured

2 stroke engines can be very reliable, they have less moving parts. No camshaft, valves, rockers, pushrods or timing gears. Seems like that's the stuff that fails mostly on a 4 stroke engine. That's a pretty broad interpretation. Two stroke engines are more simple, with fewer moving parts, but thos...
by PilotDAR
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 1493

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

But there is one thing, if you do it every time, that will keep you from making a gear-up landing. Egads! Please don't prevent me from making gear up landings! About one third of my landings are gear up, and so far so good. My practice is to state out loud, two times (one base, the other final): "W...
by PilotDAR
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 20
Views: 3575

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

I read a "Cessna and a Piper" collided. I always have a pang of empathy for pilots of each type when a low wing Piper and a high wing Cessna get in each other's blind spots. The CBC shows us a photo of a damaged Piper Cheyenne. Yeah, it's a low wing Piper, but they cruise along at a speed such that ...
by PilotDAR
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Savin' the Prop

I can see with the ridiculous parts prices how damage costs can easily exceed hull value, best be saving that 2 blade prop then. Have you priced out a prop, crankshaft and bulk overhaul lately? Yeah, nothing is low cost for aircraft, and that situation is only going to get worse. Insurance companie...
by PilotDAR
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Unserviceable and Removed Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Unserviceable and Removed Equipment

Denis, I support what Photofly has stated. Very simply, "equipment" in the context of something not working, should be limited to avionics in your thinking. Any indicator which indicates anything which could be the subject of a limitation, or referred to in the performance section of the flight manu...
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seawind 3000
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Seawind 3000

PM sent
by PilotDAR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Savin' the Prop

Go poor a cold bucket of water on your hot car engine and see what happens.
So now we're discussing what happens when you pour water on a liquid cooled engine?
by PilotDAR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Savin' the Prop

I don't think it's good for piston engine to shut it down in the air in the 1st place, it could shock cool, you probably aren't going to have time to get a cold engine started on short final while you are flying a plane at the same time. Shock cooling is a risk to cylinder health when rapidly going...
by PilotDAR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: issue of special c of a
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: issue of special c of a

I cannot speak with authority about what is accepted for modification of non certified aircraft, I work in the certified world. That said, "acceptable data" certainly includes AC43.13, which is broad and very useful (just make sure you're actually quoting chapter and paragraph when making reference ...
by PilotDAR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Savin' the Prop

I doubt the conversation with your insurance company would go well after you had a runway collision with another plane maybe a fuel truck in that mistakenly crossed the runway or whatever and that you couldn't go around because you thought that shutting down you perfectly good engine was a great fe...
by PilotDAR
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Savin' the Prop
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Savin' the Prop

My complements to a pilot who, a): flies the plane safely until it stops, and b): has the coolness and skill to take additional action minimize damage while doing it. Stopping an engine while crossing the fence under control to an appropriate landing spot is not unsafe - even if you went off the end...
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.
Replies: 41
Views: 3097

Re: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.

but hanging on was definitely not allowed as it was believed it could cause the strut to fail. Okay, whoever believed that probably has not watched a really large bush pilot stand on the refueling step and not break the strut. But it may have been also because the lateral cg limit would be exceeded...
by PilotDAR
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.
Replies: 41
Views: 3097

Re: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.

worse case is buddy couldve taken out a rudder or what not and caused a more serious situation. A little while after my scare, where the wingstrut trailing jumpers had caused me to tumble the 185, I was reading some parachuting stories. One caught my eye; a similar event had occurred in a 180 in On...
by PilotDAR
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.
Replies: 41
Views: 3097

Re: Canadian rapper dies after falling off airplane wing in failed stunt in B.C.

The video associated with the musician's flying also shows the Cessna waterskiing, so I'm already not impressed with the flying discipline of the operation. Thus, it would not be surprising that other aspects of the operation pushed the bounds of safe. On one of my first flights as a jump pilot, the...
by PilotDAR
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYTZ GA survey
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: CYTZ GA survey

A rather poor survey! In addition to some missed opportunity for gathering relevant information about transient flying to YTZ, I wonder what answer is sought for those of us between 50 and 61 who fly amphibians! Where on the survey do we add comments? It's up to YTZ to determine their interest in at...
by PilotDAR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bad Habits Lead to Gear up Damage
Replies: 19
Views: 1440

Re: Bad Habits Lead to Gear up Damage

POH says to do and retract the flaps on rollout to improve braking As do the POH's for the C172RG, C177RG, C182RG, and 210. I do note though, that Cessna is specific to do this after all three wheels are on the ground, I presume Cessna is depending upon the WOW switch (nosewheel only on these types...

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