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    They were tough for me, too, until I started...

    They were tough for me, too, until I started keeping my heels on the floor and putting the balls of my feet on the heel rests, pushing them that way with just the toes, and ignoring the braking. The...
  2. Not so. There are areas such as you describe,...

    Not so. There are areas such as you describe, especially Class A, B and C and, to a lesser extent, Class D. But away from those, in the U.S. at least, so long as you avoid Restricted and Prohibited...
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    Perhaps with a small Cessna, but with a tailwheel...

    Perhaps with a small Cessna, but with a tailwheel you'd likely lose control on the ground rather quickly, though you may be able to walk away from it.

    Flight attendant? Hmmm... Let's see, pilot...
  4. The usual carburetor problem in an aircraft is...

    The usual carburetor problem in an aircraft is carburetor icing, to prevent (and sometimes cure) which carburetor heat is provided, if the pilot will use it properly. Fuel injected engines don't have...
  5. Thread: Horizon!

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    If you're familiar with a carpenter's level, that...

    If you're familiar with a carpenter's level, that is, the tool with the little bubble you use to tell when something is level -- the artificial horizon instrument, AKA attitude indicator, (or its...
  6. Then chances are it's not smoke, but rather a...

    Then chances are it's not smoke, but rather a contrail (condensation trail), caused by the moisture in the aircraft's exhaust condensing under certain conditions (in FS simplified to temperature)....
  7. Thread: Horizon!

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    Pitch is nose up or down. There are three axes...

    Pitch is nose up or down. There are three axes around which an aircraft can rotate: Pitch, roll and yaw. Pitch is nose up or down, controlled by the elevator. Yaw is nose left or right, controlled by...
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    Since there's no control over AI, you must adjust...

    Since there's no control over AI, you must adjust your power, as well as your pitch attitude, in order to match speed with the AI aircraft. Note that your aircraft doesn't speed up or slow down...
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    That's my experience in FS, also, and certainly...

    That's my experience in FS, also, and certainly is true in real life, though I'd say it guides you, rather than "lands" you -- if you come up short you've dropped below the glide path shown on the...
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    There have been a few "force-feedback" sticks...

    There have been a few "force-feedback" sticks that more or less simulate those forces, though they have their problems too (at least what I've experienced -- they're nice until they lock up, and some...
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    Note that, contrary to popular belief, ILS is not...

    Note that, contrary to popular belief, ILS is not a landing system, but rather it is an approach system. The difference may not sound like much, but the ILS designed to take you to the missed...
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    I still don't understand mach, pretty confused,...

    I still don't understand mach, pretty confused, but will look it up, and post new question (new thread) if needed.

    It's an easy mistake to make, and it's an unintuitive concept. There's a little...
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    I know what you mean -- it can get very deep very...

    I know what you mean -- it can get very deep very quickly.
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    It's not a fixed pressure, but the shock waves...

    It's not a fixed pressure, but the shock waves that develop as you approach mach 1. When close to mach 1, some of the air flow around the aircraft actually will reach mach 1 before the aircraft...
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    Actually, mach 0.88 isn't an airspeed, in the...

    Actually, mach 0.88 isn't an airspeed, in the sense that this particular mach number always is the same speed through the air. It's actually a percentage of the speed of sound under the conditions...
  16. Thread: GPS verses NAV

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    Aviation, in general, is slow to adopt changes,...

    Aviation, in general, is slow to adopt changes, since safety is involved, and so many of these changes are also costly. Also, it is far from ALL aircraft (even IFR aircraft) that have all the latest...
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    Sounds like radio towers, perhaps, with the...

    Sounds like radio towers, perhaps, with the beacons being required (real life) to keep airplanes from running into them, unless it's something odd from an add-on.

    You'd probably need to get a...
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    You have to keep the airspeed up, else you'll...

    You have to keep the airspeed up, else you'll stall and crash. Trim is part of the key here, and trimming is designed to let you keep the stick near neutral. It can be hard to push forward when...
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    Let us know how it works out for you.

    Let us know how it works out for you.
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    The only thing about ground speed to concern a...

    The only thing about ground speed to concern a pilot is related to time enroute. Indicated Airspeed is what concerns a pilot (or mach, which is AIRspeed, for some things at high altitudes). An...
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    I might note something else -- on a warm day, in...

    I might note something else -- on a warm day, in the real world, I'd never try a J-3 at a short field that high. Perhaps not even on a cold day. It's weak enough here in Denver at 5100-5600 feet that...
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    But you don't tell us which type of speed you're...

    But you don't tell us which type of speed you're reporting here -- 460 kts GS, TAS or IAS (if IAS, you're supersonic, of course), and it makes a difference. If it's GS, then you also need to mention...
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    What are you using for a climb speed? In a J-3...

    What are you using for a climb speed? In a J-3 Cub 65mph might be a little fast (you ARE using INDICATED airspeed, aren't you?) for climbing.



    I'm not sure exactly what that means -- full up or...
  24. Thread: core use

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    Of course it's difficult to help when the post...

    Of course it's difficult to help when the post is:

    "Ill check elsewhere
    thanks "

    the first time you see it. :(
  25. As far as the regulations go, any aircraft can...

    As far as the regulations go, any aircraft can fly VFR, from a Cub to a 787, except in Class A airspace or when the weather is below VFR minimums. Any restrictions on an airline would come from...
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