[jhb_airlines] Re: Realism

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 00:22:47 +0100

Carb heat use depends on the aircraft type and how neurotic the pilot is.

The C150's I learned to fly in were Continental engines and would ice up
very easily. We used to apply carb heat downwind and leave it on to
touchdown. I even had carb icing one day when climbing out on full power -
something that I've never experienced since.

Lycoming engines are better and you apply carb heat at the beginning of the
downwind check and then close it when the check is complete. I've had icing
on some flights but it was easily recognised and never the worry I found on
the early Cessna's.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 23 July 2007 21:00
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Realism

bones wrote:

>Flying level for ten minutes would be boring. If the aircraft was
>trimmed correctly there would be little for you to do. You would have
>little feel for the aircraft behaviour and how it changes in a turn,
>climb or dive. At least with a trial lesson you would probably cover
>these basic manoeuvres..
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of franklyn fisher
>Sent: 23 July 2007 18:56
>To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Realism
>The Manx Flyers trial lesson was very good. Handed to me over King
>william's and took back control when lined up on finals. He dealt with
rudder pedals and Carb Heat, which he applied regularly, using his
stopwatch. Perhaps it was an ice prone day?
For ascent, cruise and descent he just told me the engine settings he
wanted. I found the plunger throttle less fiddly than I'd expected,
after the CH's lever, which I still prefer.
Must have been a fair day Frank. I was surprised at the constant
attention the C172 needed, to keep the wings level. Far from boring, I
found flying straight and level, although the actions came naturally
thanks to FS9, required full concentration. It was also quite a bumpy
ride, in gusting fairly strong winds.
Having to cope with mapreading as well would be quite a challenge.

Gerry Winskill

>A couple of years ago myself and three others, hired a Piper Cherokee,
>one of us was the qualified pilot.
>We flew from EGTO to Duxford, with a midpoint stop.
>And back with a stop at Andrewsfield.
>The plan was, that the three non-pilots, would take turns in the
>righthand seat, and have a go.
>Due to weather conditions, we nearly did not depart.
>But made it to Duxford. Then the weather became CAVOK, for the rest of
>the day.
>I took the leg from Andrewsfield to Rochester, and was the only non
>pilot to
>take the controls, abiet for 10 minutes, from cruise level to just
>passing Southend.
>My only experiance at the wheel.
>Surfice to say the pilot kept his feet on the pedals, I just had to
>keep it straight and level, it was so easy as to be boring.
>Living so close to Rochester, it is small wonder that I have not taken
>a trial flight(have done a couple of suba dives).
>I will be moving near to Cranbrook, and will definatly be looking to
>have a proper go.
>Frank F

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