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Everything posted by remingtonbox

  1. No doubt MSFS2020 looks incredible, but is it better than P3D, fidelity wise? I know Microsoft blew their load letting everyone on Youtube review it, but man it looks light in the loafers for a realistic sim.
  2. I know I am very sporadic around here, but you are all like family. I've done it! We picked up a King Air last week and now I am a fancy turbine pilot. I know it isn't much in the grand scheme of things... but dammit! I am on cloud 9. And then this was the cherry on top on the way home:
  3. Again, RL experience, but the Titan is a far better airplane, hot and high, the Navajo is a complete dog. The 404 is far more comfortable and can lift more and fly farther on the same fuel burn.
  4. The DA62 is an absolute pain in the ass to fly in real life. The Carenado version is gorgeous, but I cannot get past how much I loathe the actual airplane. Edit: @mutley - not that fast? I easily saw 190-200 GS kts all day long flying it between 6-11k ft.
  5. You guys have been with me my entire aviation career and I consider all of you family. Last October, I had an off-airport landing that turned into a write off of the aircraft, a twin-engine Cessna. It was 3:30 in the morning, 200 ft. ceilings, and foggy. I had already gone missed at my destination and continued onto an alternate which was reporting 500 ft ceilings and ½ mile vis, plenty for an LPV… or so I thought. I got about a two to two and a half mile final and saw some lights that turned out to be a house instead of the airport environment. Through a series of bad decisions and
  6. Still looking for pilots? It is about time for me to throw my hat back in the AWTC ring
  7. How the hell do you UK people get around and tell directions? Is there a straight road in the entire country?
  8. Beta will solve your problem. Turboprops have excess power even at idle so you have to change the pitch of the prop to account for that.
  9. I had an approach to minimums on my Instagram for sometime, but now I can't find it, you can't imagine the elation you feel when the ground materializes out of a white blanket.
  10. That feeling is even better in real life when you have paying passengers in the back. Great shot and atmosphere! And John, the PTS/ACS/whatever they call it now says +100 ft -0 ft for altitude discrepancy on either the instrument or II checkrides
  11. In the US, the max altitude you can fly for no more than 30 minutes is 14,000 ft. Generally, if you are used to it or live at a higer altitude, 13,000 is both legal and safe. Does the Comanche have cowl flaps? One thing to do would be to close them, I do it in the Navajo all the time coming into our home base and it stays nice and toasty, the 421 I fly will destroy gearboxes if you shockcool the cylinders like that.
  12. Wow! Carenado Alabeo really screwed up with this. I fly a non-turboed Saratoga (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N727GR) nearly every day as well as a turbo'd one less regularly. Neither one will ever, ever, ever get anywhere close to 10.5 gph. The turbo'd one will rarely get below 26 gph. Lastly, I have never seen anything as slow as 136 kts. cruise with no wind. I flight plan 160 kts. None of this is a dig on you. I think Alabeo missed the mark. The Saratoga is one of the most, if not the most, capable aircraft in its class.
  13. Sedona is amazing, I will have to see if I can pull the video of me landing there off of my wife's iPad
  14. Now that I have FSX:SE working on Windows 10, I started using AirHauler
  15. $12?! You can't even fly a Cub or Taylorcraft for that, that study must have been done years ago. I imagine its over $250-300 per hour to run that thing just fixed costs only.
  16. Before I say anything, I am SIC rated in the Phenom. The aircraft will pitch up when power is reduced because of the centerline thrust, the Mustang should react in the same way. Its a 90-120 kt airplane (depending on weight) on final, anything less and you are "dragging it in," keep in mind that a turbine engine has a 5-7 second lag in power reaction, if you are behind it at 200 ft. AGL, 5-7 seconds will put you in the ground. The Carenado model is on the numbers.
  17. Just pulled the 732 out of a C Check, she got a new coat while it was there.
  18. If you drag it in unrealistically, yes, if you fly it by the numbers, no way.
  19. Been hanging around the area for a few days, some to get acclimated to the climate and moreso to make sure the red headed bandit hasn't flown in to interrupt my plans. Had about enough of resort seafood for the time being so figured it was time to head out. One problem. I flew in commercial. I went out to the airport early this morning to see if I could beg, borrow or steal a ride out of here and most importantly - able to get into Tympaki, and got lucky. Turns out the Embraer test crew is here testing some hot weather improvements to their incredible Phenom 100.
  20. I don't think I have the chops to continue this story! Great PIREP...
  21. That AuraSim thing is pretty neat, thanks for that
  22. If stairs like that come on the real Vision, sign me up!
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