FlightNight March 30: Oregon Trail

23 Mar 2019 16:50 #42283 by thebroons
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Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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24 Mar 2019 20:49 - 27 Mar 2019 18:59 #42302 by thebroons


This will be a scenic ride, with a little time built in to doodle around the peaks we'll see. This will be a helicopter mission.

Usual time for activities (remember UK is still in dismal wintertime clock mode) and is currently UTC+0 until March 31.

Kick off will be at dawn, using border of a high pressure for weather.

Helicopters: This flight, depending on how things in the week progress will be either

a) Bell 412 Griffin ONLY

fguk.me/hangar/rotary/summary/13-rotary-...bell-412-public-beta


The flight plan is:

4S2 Ken Jernstedt
Fix 11841
Fix JEFSN
Fix BCHLR
S21 Sunriver

112nm leg

BREAK

S21 Sunriver
Fix KS78E
64S Prospect State
Fix CUTTR
89OR Mucky Flat

97.2 nm leg

FINISH

Watch this space for updates, and see you there!

G

Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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27 Mar 2019 13:21 #42316 by StuartC
Gary will be pleased to know, I have released the current Development 412 as a public BETA. It is a stand alone package.

www.fguk.me/hangar/rotary/download/13-ro...bell-412-public-beta

So now you can use this one or the original 412 in the huey package. They are very different beasts.
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27 Mar 2019 19:05 #42317 by thebroons
Second (hah!) post updated

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Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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27 Mar 2019 20:30 #42321 by Vodoun da Vinci
Yum.

VooDoo

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27 Mar 2019 20:46 #42322 by StuartC
You know Garry, about the saying " eggs in one basket". The new 412 has not been altitude tested.

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27 Mar 2019 23:33 #42324 by thebroons
Ahhh, the zest of danger. The essence of joie de vivre!

Bwahahaha!

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Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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28 Mar 2019 19:07 #42331 by StuartC
Well after testing tonight, anything over 12k and your going to have problems.

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28 Mar 2019 23:38 #42332 by thebroons
No worries there, matey!

Top scratch would be Mount Hood, at 11,250ft

B)

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30 Mar 2019 12:27 #42338 by Vodoun da Vinci
Rats! Unfortunately I will be unable to attend tonight's soiree as I will be in Chicago assisting Family. :pinch: :(

There is a chance I'll be home 4ish so I may yet make the second half of the Flight. Have fun and be good. and if you can't be good be careful! :lol:

VooDoo

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30 Mar 2019 12:40 #42339 by StuartC
Wee problem at S21...…………

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30 Mar 2019 14:30 #42340 by thebroons
Yes, the scenery is a little farked here.

But not such problem if you got to the bit of the runway where the trees have been cleared...



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30 Mar 2019 23:14 #42341 by thebroons
Thanks to all pilots attending.

Had a shite of a day - FG problems prior to, and during flight. Also flight input problems. Apologies to all for being a shite lead, at around 20nm behind everyone for a chunk of the flight.

Excellent scenery area tho', well worth revisiting.

Cheers,

G

Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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31 Mar 2019 11:13 #42344 by sanni
Me too :( Perhaps it's the region? Like Bermuda?
After 20nm (or a little more) no power, no torqe. Maximum collective and the cyclic in most backward position. And then a big mountain...

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31 Mar 2019 12:51 #42347 by Porcius
I had control and input problems on my pre-flight scenery grab , wasn't sure if it was me or my black widow flight stick or FG or what.
I'm crap at helicopters anyway, so rather than ruin the show I decided not to take part.

Happy flying !

Porcy

Lightning DOES strike twice.

Watchmen Quote - "I am looking at the stars.... Thier light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of Stars are thier old photographs"

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27 Jun 2019 11:48 #42917 by hughesm
I know this is an old flight, but because I cannot join on Saturdays I often scan the FlightNight posts to follow what you did, and find they have useful destination ideas.

Just wanted to post here that I too have flight control input problems in this area, also in Washington State.

I was questioning my gear at one point but went to EGOD and all was ok.

I think its the number of trees in the scenery. I found lags in control input making graceful landings and cruising a problem. It felt like my i7 was really underpowered which is not normally the case.

I'm travelling from Vancouver to San Diego so the sooner I get away from all these trees the better !!

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