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by Punky
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: 747 Classic @ EBBR
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: 747 Classic @ EBBR

Wow.
That's going to leave a mark.
by Punky
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: AnywhereMap GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 6367

Re: AnywhereMap GPS

Hard drives crash from bad motors... very much like airplanes come to think of it haha. You may get bad sectors, hell every HD out of the factor has bad sectors - they're marked at the factory and avoided... rechecking the drive will mark additional bad sectors as they appear - although when you sta...
by Punky
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: AnywhereMap GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 6367

Re: AnywhereMap GPS

Hey JW. I posted my reply before I saw yours. I'm no scientist either ;-) but damn - I'd sure like to figure out the reasoning behind this. I almost bought into the "flying head" thing when I read it - makes sense - especially to a pilot - until I realized that the head isn't moving (other...
by Punky
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: AnywhereMap GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 6367

Re: AnywhereMap GPS

I should mention - that I was away of Wikipedia's claim on the 10,000 rule - I'm just not one to believe everything I read on it's face from a public source site like Wikipedia. It notes a flying head but I thought there was a contradiction there - when the disk spins down (which can happens a lot) ...
by Punky
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: AnywhereMap GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 6367

Re: AnywhereMap GPS

Really? You know - I think I heard the same thing, but I can't figure out why. Air density would change but I can't see how that would affect the head spacing (it's not like they would be sucked down onto the drive). A HD would have several metal discs in it, and I would guess separated by a 1/4 inc...
by Punky
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: AnywhereMap GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 6367

Re: AnywhereMap GPS

Update : So I ordered a unit late Friday. I then decided to cancel the order over the weekend. I found out that airspace data/dimensions for Canada are not in the unit's database. Through no fault of theirs, NavCanada has been dragging their feet getting them the data. They have airport data but no ...
by Punky
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: What Watch
Replies: 10
Views: 7416

Re: What Watch

I sail/race every week during the winter. It just so happens that the same watch I use for sailing is great for flying. It's a $100 Gill brand watch. It has all the staggered sail race timers on it but most importantly - it can show two times. Analogue hands I set to the local time, the digital LCD ...
by Punky
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Flight Gear
Topic: AnywhereMap GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 6367

AnywhereMap GPS

Hey All. I've got a Lowrance 2000c GPS right now. Nice device, runway guidance is great (use it ALL the time)... a few shortcomings but overall a nice machine. Recently I saw an ad for AnywhereMap's ATC GPS. It's build onto the HP's Anywhere Travel Companion GPS hardware (looks like AnywhereMap deve...
by Punky
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Technical Pitot Question/Assumption.
Replies: 17
Views: 3933

Re: Technical Pitot Question/Assumption.

On further reflection, I think the drain must have a calibrated leak to it, otherwise a big portion of the ram air would exit out the drain right? So I'm guessing at the very least the drain hole would be a fraction of the diameter of the pitot tube. Perhaps this drain in taken into account for the ...
by Punky
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Technical Pitot Question/Assumption.
Replies: 17
Views: 3933

Re: Technical Pitot Question/Assumption.

Ahhh yes. The French women. ;-) A little secret and bizarre fact. The finest women in Canada are found in Thunder Bay. It's a very weird phenomenon, I thought I was fooling myself about it until a colleague of mine came back from a business trip there and without any solicitation from me "went ...

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