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    Unfortunately, the lack of spinnable aircraft is...

    Unfortunately, the lack of spinnable aircraft is more than just a problem with insufficient rudder authority. A friend (now deceased) managed to make a number of FSX/P3D aircraft spinnable and...
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    FSX runs better on my I7 machine that I bought...

    FSX runs better on my I7 machine that I bought new in 2010 than your description implies that you see on your newer and supposedly more powerful system. And I have lots of ORBX and other stuff.
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    A sweet-flyin' machine, isn't she... My favorite...

    A sweet-flyin' machine, isn't she... My favorite of the 60 or so types I've flown.
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    The first thing you should do is to ignore the...

    The first thing you should do is to ignore the VSI on a visual approach (and mostly on an IFR approach, as well). Establish the proper approach indicated airspeed (NOT groundspeed)and learn to...
  5. Thread: Scenery

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    You should be able to do both -- they're two...

    You should be able to do both -- they're two entirely separate functions.
  6. Thread: X-15

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    X-15

    Many of you may enjoy this article on Ars Technica about the X-15. There's even a 27 minute NASA video.
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    Keep in mind that it was originally a WWII Army...

    Keep in mind that it was originally a WWII Army Air Force trainer, so it didn't need the fancy interior, nor did it need that extra weight. And interior padding wouldn't have affected the sound...
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    I'm not sure how you'd "gut" a Stearman cockpit....

    I'm not sure how you'd "gut" a Stearman cockpit. All that I've seen have no inner wall covering, just the inside of the metal/fabric covering of the fuselage with lots of large tubing and a power...
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    Looks like you had a great time, Kirk. But wooden...

    Looks like you had a great time, Kirk. But wooden steps to get on the wing walkway? Wow! Now you know what it looks, feels, sounds and smells like, such a different experience.

    Did he give you...
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    Nice article -- thanks.

    Nice article -- thanks.
  11. Thread: Approach Plates

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    There ARE no FORMER real pilots (unless the FAA...

    There ARE no FORMER real pilots (unless the FAA has taken some punitive action), although there are many INACTIVE pilots. The difference being that the pilot's certificate (at least in the U.S.)...
  12. Thread: Learning Center

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    I suspect that is copyrighted material, so if...

    I suspect that is copyrighted material, so if anyone does it, it probably should be Microsoft.

    But there are numerous online references for a lot of that material (even Wikipedia), and for free...
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    Great -- you'll love it. The one I pictured above...

    Great -- you'll love it. The one I pictured above was a 1943 Boeing PT-13 (same age as me). When you find out, I'd like to know what engine it has (perhaps the Continental 220 HP, or maybe a Jacobs)....
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    Great! I'm happy for you, Kirk. The picture on...

    Great! I'm happy for you, Kirk. The picture on that shirt looks like a Stearman with a speed ring*. If that's what you're going in, you're in for a real treat!

    I took this picture in the mid-70s,...
  15. Thread: RC plane projet

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    "aerodynamics and everything that comes with the...

    "aerodynamics and everything that comes with the subject" can get you pretty deep, well beyond high school math, even into college grad level engineering, if you wish, so you might want to narrow it...
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    None, though that is irrelevant, but I am very...

    None, though that is irrelevant, but I am very aware (as I'm sure you are) that much of South America, much of Europe and Asia, and parts of Africa have rather high mountains.


    So why is it a...
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    I see those definitions, and by that document you...

    I see those definitions, and by that document you are, of course, correct. Nor will I dispute your contention that it's an ICAO defintion, as well.

    You might note that, though I started flying in...
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    I suppose that it depends on the individual. I like rudder pedals in real aircraft, but the sim pedals I've tried are not very good (perhaps the PFC pedals would be good, but I've never even seen...
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    We don't use those designations in the U.S. And...

    We don't use those designations in the U.S. And I'll disagree with you anyway, unless you're telling me that the definitions you use are defined by the UK aviation authority (CAA is it?), since...
  20. Thread: Get tilted gear

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    So that's what he meant. Then disregard my post.

    So that's what he meant. Then disregard my post.
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    Is it just the one plane you have trouble with,...

    Is it just the one plane you have trouble with, or is it all of them? I don't know that specific aircraft, but if it's all aircraft then you should go back to the C-172 and take the lessons in the...
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    There's NOT An Airport There

    Hmmm... I didn't see anything about programming in the above posts. I did see suggestions about using ADE (an airport design editor) to create an airport name (you make it up) for that spot so you...
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    I don't know whether the airliners use another...

    I don't know whether the airliners use another form of callout or not, but the callout will certainly be AGL if it is from the radar altimeter.


    Technically that is above Mean Sea Level (usually...
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    Another possible cause is a fuel imbalance. If...

    Another possible cause is a fuel imbalance. If the left and right fuel tanks have unequal quantities when you start your flight, that may cause a slight turning tendency.
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    Which is rather informative.

    Which is rather informative.
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