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  1. I tried the Bose, the light speed, and the Dave Clark anr’s. I have tinnitus as well, with some near total loss of certain ranges in one ear. when I fly for several hours with a noise canceling my ears literally hurt for a few days. I finally tried the clarity aloft in ear passive and found these to be the quietest, easiest to hear act, and most comfortable by far of any other headset. Ive been using them for over five years and every now and then I will grab one of the Bose in my plane to try again and seldom make it more than 30 min before switching out. It’s a real individual choice, you must just try them all to see what works best for you.
  2. This was in a war bird, in a casual aerobatics maneuvering dive , not trying to maximize speed, without someone shooting and nowhere near combat load. I would be willing to bet more than one broke the sound barrier in ww2 and never knew it. whether the plane survived it is another question.
  3. My first thought after reading was how does one know the data recorded was accurate if the instruments recording were,malfunctioning ? second, with regard to the never exceed speed. I am certain that there is a healthy margin built into those numbers and are also calculated for unexpected turbulence. (Edited.... this is not a suggestion to avoid the limits or overestimate speeds, just a not that there is t anything engineered today for a consumer market that doesn’t have safety factors built in) either way, it appears the pilot is lucky to be alive. I have a had more than one failure in IMC, and I can tell you conclusively, that your back pockets are touching even when you do everything right! this incident doesn’t make me want vacuum instruments anymore, but I do think I would prefer a backup of a different brand. Two of the same devices failing simultaneously, when it wasn’t an electrical fault had to be like lottery odds...
  4. Nothing discernible on the oat. Did have a consistent tail wind instead of a consistent headwind. Earlier in the morning by a few hours, one way, about the same the other way.
  5. Update.... same route flown this weekend. Same gross weights, same altitudes (1000 ft diff) no tas fluctuations noticeable, other than typical 1-2 knots. ps, it’s south Florida to south Louisiana, no mountains that I know of around there....
  6. yes, great analogy. i understand the principle. i guess i have just never experienced "waves" of this amplitude because the variations have typically been only a knot or two, never over 10. or at least i never noticed...
  7. Yes, that is a valid point, but flying across a frontal boundary in relatively stable temperatures, shouldn’t go up and down in an almost cyclical fashion. It’s over more than a few minutes. Too slow to see occurring just very slow increases and decreases. I did not think to look at the pitch angle.
  8. I’ve been flying more long trips lately and have noticed some pretty large fluctuations in my true airspeed that I don’t really understand. I establish myself at an altitude, lean out and the. Watch my true airspeed vacillate from 205knts to 193knts. There is no attributable difference in outside air temps, wind direction, fuel flow or rpm’s. Engine is running like a top, temps are nice and cool. This occurs wether running lop or rop. The vacillations are not rapid, I am not porpoising with altitude. I think I’ve always noticed different speeds at same power settings but usually attributed it to density and weight, but monitoring closely and seeing such a large delta makes very curious. Has anyone else seen this? Last note, it occurs at any altitude I fly from 10-18k.
  9. My understanding after looking seriously at a turbine bonanza is that the Allison’s have a mid time hot section that requires changing some blades. It’s a non optional 75k process. I know others with pt6’s in meridians and Tbms, and they do not have this so it seems unique to the Allison.
  10. I would absolutely be interested. Ve often wondered why it hadn’t been tried already. It certainly seems to make more sense to try on a Mooney, than on a bonanza... all the negative implications are real, but reliability at night, over water, or mountains is a real advantage... There is some slight chance I may be biased though...
  11. Buying a plane to save money on travel, is like buying a boat to save money on fish... it isn't going to compute... What it provides is time and convenience. Even in an airline, a trip to see my family is an entire day of travel coming, and another going. In the mooney, it is 4 hours door to door. That is the difference in a four day weekend.... hard to imagine not having it anymore...
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    Heard that about boats too... After owning boats and planes I can honestly say I was very sad every time I sold one. I think people who are happy when they sell (if they are happy it’s gone not because of a forced sale or you bought a lemon), probably weren’t suited for ownership, or couldn’t afford it in the first place. I’ve said before, but buying a large discretionary item for me has to have a somewhat romantic attraction. What I mean is if it gives you joy to tinker, fix up, improve, use, and makes you smile when you think about it or look at it, then writing all those checks won’t cause resentment, hence no joy when it’s gone. I have loved all of my boats and airplanes and didn’t enjoy selling any of them, even though most of the sales were for something bigger or better!
  13. No pics means it didn’t happen! where is the plane porn?
  14. There are a few elements to ownership that may be difficult to actually ascribe an actual dollar figure to... What’s it worth to know a plane is in the mechanical and airworthy condition than you would choose? Whats it worth to know it’s being flown properly? What’s it worth to be sitting there ready for you, and you alone the moment you want to go? I am a very particular person, and not sure I want to share the pilot seat with anyone. I want my plane to be exactly the way I left it when I last flew. I don’t want to wonder if someone maybe ran it hotter or leaner than I would have, or landed hard etc. It’s also a safety and familiarity issue. If I couldn’t afford to own a plane alone, I am not sure I would own one at all. I also know I am probably in the minority here, and lots of the members here have healthy and happy partnerships so it can absolutely be done. Considering this perspective, and taking an honest look at your personality type is very important, because owning an airplane is a big mental commitment, that is every bit as important and challenging as the financial. Anyone considering this venture should definitely think about all of the implications, not just the obvious ones.
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