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  1. Call me an optimist, but I see this as Honeywell re-building their GA division by acquisition. There is nothing wrong with TruTrak and if kept as a separate division which I am assuming it would be as otherwise I doubt the CEO of TruTrak would still be on board, then Honeywell are supplying money and Tru-trak and her engineers (also who came as part of the deal) will continue to invest and develop. Personally I'm interested in the slot in replacement ap for my KFC150 and am watching this space carefully. Things are changing in the avionics world I feel for the better, more competition for the likes of Garmin can only be a good thing. Andrew
  2. I could not agree more, the chute issue to me is like the big red bus issue to Brexit (see below) its a complete lie that in the majority of GA accident scenarios it will save your life it wont, like the £345 million below (we don't send that by the way). Mooney's marketing has always been flawed in the latter years:- Cirrus market like cars, sell like cars, and thus sell a lot. Their safety feature is "the parachute" the other halves like it and the pilot likes it, it breads safety. However it doesn't take much marketing to debunk that myth that it will help you most of the time, it wont! Mooney market like planes and that is out of date. Is their product good yes it is, do they need to support their current fleet YES YES and double YES, but they ignore it particularly the G1000 brigade. Do they market safety, NO, they market speed. Yep but safety HAS to come with speed. So a small change in approach would work wonders for them, if they engaged with the Mooney community, how many of us who do marketing would give them free time to help them build a plan, probably lots, we love the product that much, but they don't engage. They do not sell the plane as having a steel safety cage (its buried in the marketing but is not a big feature), ever bought a Volvo...Safety all over it, so get together with Volvo, not Porsche and use the two together. Volvo car next to Mooney, safe fast family travelling for example. Sorry im "brain masturbating" (I love that phrase, thanks @AlexLev). @mike_elliott if you have any influence over them please just get them to engage, come on here, read the posts, answer a few, contact us directly, we WILL help them, but they have to take the hand that is reaching out to them and that's NOT what they are doing. Believe me I've tried but it is like pulling teeth with ear buds!
  3. Well actually it was Wednesdays flight, but G-OBAL is HOME, YAY YAY YAY YAY . It has been a long hard slog to get her better, most of it with absolutely NOTHING happening to the aircraft, but she is now home, i can fly her again, and generally drawl. The only bad point is that the airfield said i had lost my parking space so she now parks on the grass, this is petty airfield politics but the new spot is not too bad and I can make it safe for her with some Parfo (if the manager allows me). The videos don't seem to want to upload so I've linked Andrews Facebook post, hope you can all see it. https://www.facebook.com/andrewdunninglondon/videos/10156511859725998/ Picture of AL in her new spot. I did totally forget to take a WTW picture even though it was a Wednesday I brought her back. in her
  4. @Skates97 I find fear of flying a very interesting thing versus fear of driving. "Most" people are not afraid of driving in a vehicle and will happily drive in something that is in effect a death trap. I put this down to them being driven from a very young age, while a small aircraft most people tend not to be put in. A large jet airliner they dont really see as a plane as in most cases they dont see the outside. So people only learn about aviation from the press and we know what a bunch of what nots they are in their inability to write the truth. ive often wondered whether if every one flew light planes the way we drive cars whether there would be a fear of flying? Im sure most people would not therefore be scared. Perhaps with the possible advent of Uber flights and these city drones this might reduce. I did drive someone once who had never driven as she was brought up in a tribal community in the mountains of Papa New Guinea and was scared whitless, and this is where i go my theory of people not being accustomed to things and thats why they are scared. great article.
  5. Cheapest AC ive ever discovered was in Spain, it was called "andrew over here in order to saty cool, we wear linen shirts, no synthetics, never wear socks or underwear in the summer." Strangely enough it actually works, .
  6. Hi. I was looking up foreflight as it just launched in the UK and in the wupport section garmin glo was mentioned (which i have), it mentions moving to a new firmware level in order to use under Ios 10 which i assume is a firmware upgrade. Could anyone concur that this is correct or a red herring? https://foreflight.com/support/support-center/category/portable-ads-b-gps-xm-receivers/231253168 Thanks in advance Andrew
  7. We flew in that B17 when we went to Osh for our first and only time in 2015. Such an awe inspiring experience.
  8. Today we went to an event at Blackbushe Aerodrome and a little Cessna 152 taxied past, G-BIJV. On the 11/7/1982 a young Me flew this plane with an instructor called James Luck and learnt how to recover from full spins. It was so sweet to see her still flying all these years later.
  9. We renovate London Houses and make their insides look like that pic, so im very used to seeing that brick stock, im surrounded by thiusands of hiuses made from the stuff. Most of London that you se now was built in the 1830-70s so its a common brick.
  10. Yep thats the way to do it. Or put mooneyspace at the end of the search string. Both work well.
  11. The english electrical style plug sockets on the wall made by Heritage Brass are a give away as well. i just smiled at the cheek of it. However if anyone wants a house that looks like that im sure London Contemporary can advise. .
  12. So basically what you are saying is this... Some of you who have small children may have perhaps been put in the embarrassing position of being unable to do your child's arithmetic homework because of the current revolution in mathematics teaching known as the New Math. So as a public service here tonight, I thought I would offer a brief lesson in the New Math. Tonight, we're gonna cover subtraction. This is the first room I've worked for a while that didn't have a blackboard, so we will have to make do with more primitive visual aids, as they say in the ed biz. Consider the following subtraction problem, which I will put up here: 342 minus 173. Now, remember how we used to do that: But in the new approach, as you know, the important thing is to understand what you're doing, rather than to get the right answer. Here's how they do it now: You can't take three from two, Two is less than three, So you look at the four in the tens place. Now that's really four tens So you make it three tens, Regroup, and you change a ten to ten ones, And you add 'em to the two and get twelve, And you take away three, that's nine. Is that clear? Now instead of four in the tens place You've got three, 'Cause you added one, That is to say, ten, to the two, But you can't take seven from three, So you look in the hundreds place. From the three you then use one To make ten ones... (And you know why four plus minus one Plus ten is fourteen minus one? 'Cause addition is commutative, right!)... And so you've got thirteen tens And you take away seven, And that leaves five... Well, six actually... But the idea is the important thing! Now go back to the hundreds place, You're left with two, And you take away one from two, And that leaves...? Everybody get one? Not bad for the first day! Hooray for New Math, New-hoo-hoo Math, It won't do you a bit of good to review math. It's so simple, So very simple, That only a child can do it! Now, that actually is not the answer that I had in mind, because the book that I got this problem out of wants you to do it in base eight. But don't panic! Base eight is just like base ten really - if you're missing two fingers! Shall we have a go at it? Hang on... You can't take three from two, Two is less than three, So you look at the four in the eights place. Now that's really four eights, So you make it three eights, Regroup, and you change an eight to eight ones And you add 'em to the two, And you get one-two base eight, Which is ten base ten, And you take away three, that's seven. Ok? Now instead of four in the eights place You've got three, 'Cause you added one, That is to say, eight, to the two, But you can't take seven from three, So you look at the sixty-fours... Sixty-four? "How did sixty-four get into it?" I hear you cry! Well, sixty-four is eight squared, don't you see? (Well, ya ask a silly question, ya get a silly answer!) From the three, you then use one To make eight ones, You add those ones to the three, And you get one-three base eight, Or, in other words, In base ten you have eleven, And you take away seven, And seven from eleven is four! Now go back to the sixty-fours, You're left with two, And you take away one from two, And that leaves...? Now, let's not always see the same hands! One, that's right. Whoever got one can stay after the show and clean the erasers. Hooray for New Math, New-hoo-hoo Math! It won't do you a bit of good to review math. It's so simple, So very simple, That only a child can do it! Come back tomorrow night... we're gonna do fractions! Y'know, I've often thought I'd like to write a mathematics textbook someday because I have a title that I know will sell a million copies; I'm gonna call it Tropic of Calculus.
  13. Google helps with that i find, lol. Little trick i learnt from @carusoam on here. .
  14. Yes but f you use the search function you will find this information on ms in spades.
  15. I sneaked a peak at the web site, love the pictures of the interiors on there, especially the one below.. small point though, thats a London, UK house. Look closely at the door at the back, those bricks on the wall are old London Stock, made in 1845-70 from the local soil. Now these bricks are automated in manufacturer and are called flettons. The fire escape and down pipes are of London design as well, and certainly do not comform to US regs as I know them, but do conform to UK ones of the 80s which is when a lot of london houses were converted into houses. The interior is one of ours which is the killer. Made me smile someone else is using it in their promotional material.