Cyril Gibb

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  1. My annual cost for aeronautical fees in Canada is 67.20 last year, escalating massively to 67.40 this year. That's about the same as my annual fee for the US customs sticker. Pretty insignificant. The legislation/agreement states that the fees can only cover actual expenses. No profit. Privatisation CAN be a good thing or it CAN be an unmitigated disaster. eg. Two of the many enforced limitations on fees that specifically relate to private GA: •charges must not be structured in such a way that a user would be encouraged to engage in practices that diminish safety for the purpose of avoiding a charge •charges in respect of recreational and private aircraft must not be unreasonable or undue
  2. When I'm listening to the pitch for a potentially life-saving technology (meaning my life or my passengers lives), I don't believe more than what is explicitly stated. People extrapolating what is explicitly stated as a limitation is the reason we have insanely large warning labels on damn near everything. eg. do not use snowblower on roof; and:
  3. I have a GNS430W and currently use Jepp nav data. For the last 2 updates, the update has failed if I use the latest Jepp JDM application. After doing some problem determination, I can successfully load the navdata using an old version of the JDM. I think it's because I have the silver (old) navdata card as opposed to the orange label (new) data card. It's going to cost me a couple hundred bucks just to buy an orange label card. Additionally, the obstacle db is outdated. It might be time to move to Garmin... less expensive too Speculation abounds on Al Gores interweb, so I'm asking if anyone has personal experience with the same setup as I have, and moved to the Garmin nav package. Specifically, can I use my existing nav and terrain data cards moving to Garmin, and does the single programmer work for both navdata and terrain?
  4. If you are referring to the ICAO definition of MSA, it means Minimum Sector Altitude. The MSA guarantees 1000' clearance within a 25 NM radius. A student pilot dropping 100' and hence keeping 900' feet above obstacles to avoid entering cloud sounds like a reasonable, safe and prudent action. He should be applauded for making a good decision under the circumstances.
  5. I use SPLnFFT on my IPADs. It's got a self calibrate function, but I have no idea about accuracy. I just used it to get a relative measurement for my soundproofing.
  6. Although the referenced sound levels were stated to be DB (total sound pressure) vs DBa (perceived level within human hearing range), you were correct to assume they were DBa. Those levels are WAY too low to be DB. That said, my soundproofing efforts did get me a cruise DB reduction from 106 to 97 and the DBa from 92 to 79, so it can be done. The original 92 DBa seems close to others reporting typical F levels and the "soundproofed" 79 DBa close to J levels, so the effort gave me old model J levels from F levels. Not withstanding the measured loudness improvement, It's still LOUD. It's probably good to emphasize that hearing damage is measured against total sound pressure (DB). A meter that only measures DBa can give a false sense of security. Sound you can't hear can still cause hearing damage.
  7. Oops. I shouldn’t append before my second coffee. I got the wrong mod. My bad.
  8. I’ve been out of touch for a while. Any mention of a price? Then I can do the unfortunate conversion from real dollars to Canadian pesos.
  9. I've run Thompson stems from time to time and I've never seen such rough machining in any of them. The steerer pinch bolt holes look like they were opened up with a hand held power drill. Is that the way it came from the factory?
  10. To be clear, he isn't recommending that engines be run within that range. He is warning that those are the upper limits. He very clearly states in the Advanced Class video that CHT should never exceed 400F.
  11. Good question re:chrome cylinders. I hadn't thought of that.
  12. 7-8 hours per quart is very high for newly broken in cylinders. I’d expect at least 10-12, especially with fresh oil. Since it started high and gradually got even worse it’s probably a break in issue. Broken rings would be a relatively sudden increase in oil consumption, and too coincidental for two cylinders simultaneously.
  13. Did the increase in oil consumption happen suddenly, or increased slowly over a period of time? What was the oil consumption after break in, and what is it now?
  14. Buttonville has fees, even for just dropping off a passenger. Also, with road construction season open, a cab to downtown Toronto (and back) would be expensive and very very tedious. Being a CB I hate to say it, but overall, paying the Toronto Island fees saves time, aggravation and $$. I'd use Stolport FBO.
  15. Two way 180 degree average will only be correct if you have 0 crosswind component.