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I'm going to send the baton over the North Atlantic (Iceland, Greenland, Nova Scotia etc) and then possibly through Canada, Alaska and then Russia.This is, of course, just a suggestion and the baton can be taken anywhere an individual desiresAnyway i'll take the baton from EDDF to EGPE in the P51H

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Headwinds all the way to Iceland on a cold dark nightFlying Hornet on Avsim Server and TS

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Off to Greenland in the dark. Could not make BGBW so am going for a 3900' gravel strip in the dark in the pony.

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Too Dark, Overcast 2200, Winds 50@23knts gusting, moderate snow and minimal runway lights. I saw the runway lights briefly before stalling and then I lost it.

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Taking the baton to the west coast of Greenland in the Avanti.

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Thing I learned:1. Check on no PA rules 2. The avanti's hydrolic pressure switch on the VC doesnt work3. The gear can be hand cranked when you have no hydrolics4. Its good to remain calm, push on, and solve problems when you have time5. Unlike the pony, the avanti can take a pretty hard landing.6. The avanti is so fun I was catching myself clearing my ears when changing altitudes7. The overspeed light on the avanti is too conservative. 0.7 mach seemed best and didnt trigger duenna.8. 25knt rear left quarter winds make for hairy landings.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/166346.jpg

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I would assume its so conservative because of how easy it is for a sudden wind change to take out the plane when your close to the envelope.

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Not sure how but No 2 engine locked up at 40% throttle . Would not cut off so could not restart engine so had to come in balancing with other . Bit windy too . Bumpy but satis landing . Bugger to stop too :)

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Good job, Bry!My guess is that you used the MP chat window, and accidentally entered something containing an E while the chat window, didn't have focus = only 1 engine reacts to throttle...BRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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thx Sven I`ll look into that 1 . Would rather not have to do that again especially if at night at an unlit short runway :(Yes that is what I did :)

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Assign the normal E key function to CTRL+SHFT+Ealso a good idea to do the same the P and YSlew and Pause are not what anyone wants while flying the baton.

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I didnt think of it as that conservative. I went 0.72 when I got to smooth air but that was right on the barber pole. I guess I need to measure what it takes to trigger Duenna. I'm sure we did this last year but it was too long ago to remember.

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I would go even further:DON'T USE THE MP CHAT WINDOW WHEN CARRYING THE BATON!!!It's *SO* easy to sit and chat, then click a button, then chat... Wait! What happened????Been there - done that - that's not going to get you a T-shirt...BRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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My intention was to take the baton to CYYY, but I departed from the wrong airfield (where the baton was not present). I finished my flight nevertheless to get a feel of the Hornet and it's range. The actual flight plan was 593 nm and I had 63 gallons left. When I would have to go around, I would have been out out fuel.Jozef K. http://homepages.onsnet.nu/~jkusters/signature.jpg

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