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BTW, you should get a 27 knot tail wind on the Test Flight if you're at 13500 ft.

Are you sure of that? You will get about a 27% advantage over IAS from the effects of TAS at that height but there was no wind for the test flight.

John

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John, I loaded the Test Flight situation files before taking off and climbing to 13500 ft. At the start, there was little/no wind, but above 10000 ft a strong (tail) wind developed, as you can see from this:

Tail_Wind_Test_Flight.jpg

I checked the weather and it confirmed the high altitude breeze! Maybe it's missing from FS9?!? :whis:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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It didn't happen with me. I had the Shift-Z info up. Also my time over the course was as expected with the IAS and TAS I calculated. Hmmm. Does Andrew know?

John

... with over 70% of entries using FSX, whose Test Flight time may be reduced by the tail-wind, it'll make for some interesting results, eh?!? :whis:

As the DH104 hasn't got ground-speed (TAS) indication, I had to 'deduct' the wind-speed mentally during the Test Flight and reduce considerably the throttle setting to get near Kieran's 35 minutes...

Maybe Andrew put this FSX/SX9 difference in deliberately? We should be told!

Ciao - Dai. :cool:

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I was getting GS from the DME off the VOR at SKIP. I had 118 KIAS and about 145 GS, exactly what you'd expect at 13,500 with no wind. I didn't have a TAS readout, but that's about what what it would be.

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I went to Bogota yesterday for some screenshots for the newsletter - used the Carenado C-210 with full tanks and forgot that the default setup is for pilot and 3 pax. I used almost all of the 12,000 + foot runway - could get it off but could not climb out of ground effect. Ugly.

Removing the pax weight (retained full tanks) and a notch of flaps made a difference. Could climb at 90 KIAS and 500 fpm. Can only get about 22" of MP with the most careful leaning. It's an ugly place to not be burning Jet A..

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Dai,

John highlighted the "tailwind" issue. I have been flying the Test Flight in FSX for the last two days and haven't had a taillwind, or any wind for that matter, develop. I have just tested again in FS9 and FSX and nothing. So, I have no explanation. The file was created using the "Clear Skies" weather setting which provides a standard setting at all altitudes (or at least should). There has been no mention of it in the Forums either.

Another one for the FSX mystery basket!

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Andrew

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Dai,

I've triple-checked in FS9. When I load Andrew's "GARSA 2011 - Test Flight" file from the Select A Flight page and then go to the World -> Weather page from the cockpit top-line menu I see the "Weather Themes" radio button selected and the top item in the list "Clear skies (clears all weather)" highlighted.

You might consider asking Andrew for a do-over on the test flight time.

John

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Excellent work, Kieran - Thanks for uploading! :thum:

I've also uploaded my IFR version for GARSA, with some possible VOR/ADF waypoints. Times are for Dove at 110 KIAS.

@ Andrew - thanks for changing my DC-3 Test Flight Time - 140 knots is much more realistic for me! :th_smiles73:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Team Mutley Latest...

Leg 1 completed - Bogota SKBO to Ocana SKOC - Flight Time in DH104 Dove = 107.03 minutes. Fairly easy flight, except for the landing at SKOC, which came as a bit of a surprise! Here we are on the base leg:

GARSA_Team_Mutley_Leg_01_Approach_SKOC.jpg

And then the last turn to line up:

GARSA_Team_Mutley_Leg_01_Final_SKOC.jpg

Thank Heavens the Dove behaves herself - like a true Lady! :thum:

Leg 2 is under way - will post some shots when completed...

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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What I'm seeing/hearing so far from others is that the terrain in FSX is a bit more humane than what I'm seeing in FS9. My second leg "Proficiency Rating" is going to be abysmal - or worse. Terrain prevented me from turning on course for about 20 miles after takeoff, eating up all my reserve time and then some. I was about thirteen minutes late on a fairly short leg.

Dai - I stole one of your post photos and put it in the last issue of the OFSC newsletter, in an article called "Air Rally 101". I did give you credit in a little note at the bottom corner of the photo.

John

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Team Mutley - GARSA Leg 2 Completed.

Again, another 'surprise' at the end of Leg 2 - this time a descent from 12500 ft, coming over the final ridge just above the foliage, to the airfield, 6000 ft below in, yes, you guessed, another quarry! Brilliant choice, Andrew! :thum:

Here we are coming over the ridge with SKLA below:

GARSA_02_TM_Above_SKLA.jpg

Base leg, after dropping 4500 ft:

GARSA_02_TM_Base_SKLA.jpg

Finding the quarry entrance on final:

GARSA_02_TM_Short_Final_SKLA.jpg

"Will you go down?!?" - trying to lose height over the runway:

GARSA_02_TM_Floating_SKLA.jpg

And, lastly, all of us cooling off - her Ladyship included - with a beer from the fridge:

GARSA_02_TM_Stopped_SKLA.jpg

Team Mutley Leg 2 Flight Time = 46.57 minutes. Not too bad... :th_smiles73:

Over to you, Chuck! Good Luck, mate! :clapping:

Ciao - Dai. :cool:

P.S. Thanks for the screen shot on your Newsletter, John! :thum:

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yes, you guessed, another quarry! Brilliant choice, Andrew!

Dai,

What!!! :yikes: Another quarry? :biggrin: Didn't you know that's where they get the cocaine from. ;) Colombia is littered with disused cocaine quarries. As it is naturally occurring near the surface, and no deeper than about 750 ft, it doesn't take long for a site to become exhausted. The best use of these disued sites is airfields and airports and they have virtually paid for themselves before flying operations commence. :cool:

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Andrew

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...Colombia is littered with disused cocaine quarries. As it is naturally occurring near the surface, and no deeper than about 750 ft, it doesn't take long for a site to become exhausted. The best use of these disued sites is airfields and airports and they have virtually paid for themselves before flying operations commence. :cool:

Cheers

Andrew

And I didn't think that "droll" was in the Oz vocabulary - thanks, Andrew! :thum:

Hwyl - Dai. :cool:

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