usarmyav8or

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About usarmyav8or

  • Birthday 04/26/1975

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    Male
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    Ansbach Army AirField
  • Interests
    Aviation, Traveling, aviation, Skiing, island life

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    U.S. Army aviation. Stationed all over.
  1. usarmyav8or

    Proper use of fuel pump?

    We use them (boost pumps) in emergency procedures or when we have switched from one fuel type to another (I.E. JP4 to JP8) or having added prist (anti fuel icing additive) when it isn't already pre-mixed with aviation fuel. UH-60 A/L Blackhawk.
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    No Smoking Switch

    Although i am a smoker and would love to be able to do it on long flight. Even our helicopters have ashtrays still build into the doors but we aren't allowed to smoke within 50 feet of the aircraft. A great story regarding smoking is the 747 that crashed from China Airlines (flight 611) had a belly scrape that was repaired with a patch. you could see the nicotine trails seeping out of the patch according to one of the pilots prior to the flight.
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    The Simmer And Real World Aircraft

    Excellent article !! I had a lot of fun reading it and was comparing your RL experience in the Civilian world to mine in the Military world. (UH-60 Blackhawk) and must say it is completely different. Beyond the obvious of helicopters and fixed wing, it still makes me salivate to join the fixed wing community. I think from my perspective the hardest part for me has been the FMS. The blackhawk A/L is stll stuck in the 80's when it comes to automation (the Mike model is now fully digitial with FMS and MFD's). Of course Im also not flying at speeds above 200 kts, so i have a lot of time to prep my cockpit (and my co-pilot) for the arrival phase. So thank you for putting all of the actual airliner experience into a well written article. I especially appreciate the sense of "feeling the aircraft, or becoming one with her, as we call it" you added during the approach and landing phase. Aviation has been in my family's blood a long time and i played FS since 1993, never thinking i would ever get to pilot anything in real world. now im flying helicopters but still look on with envy as i see airlines rotate while i sit on my helipad.
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    Autorotation Question

    The one w/o a headwind would land first(if done perfectly). during the decel the rotor is tilted aft and with the headwind it would speed up the rotor beyond the limitation, forcing a collective input to slow the rotor to within limitations. This would generate a bit of lift, making you float a second (figuratively) longer. If done properly (atleast in a blackhawk) if you are within trim and maintain 80 kts. at 75-50 feet you decel (aft cyclic input) to slow down. level the nose, then increase collective in order to use all available energy left in the rotor system.
  5. Hi all. Looking for a established VA on the western side of the u.s. Just moved back to the U.S. from Germany and looking for one that operates into KCOS. Any suggestions. Rob
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    FSX Bloopers

    Did a flight from Stuttgart to Innsbruck in the PMDG 737-800 NGX. thought i was pretty spun up on how to do a vnav approach. quick 30 min flight on VATSIM. get to the IAF and had tower told me to hold. I couldn't (and still haven't figured out) how to program the holding pattern as its depicted on the approach plate. Got into holding, and didn't notice my altitude was set for the next segment of the approach and descended below the MSA. still having my head inside trying to figure out how to get onto the proper holding patter, and run smack into the mountain.
  7. If this topic has been covered somewhere else, i apologize ahead of time. Im wanting some opinions/solutions/input from the flight sim community on the above topic. Im starting to build a home cockpit. My concept is to use wood to build a cockpit frame (that can be easily disassembled, since i have to move frequently....army life) and slowly begin to build a replica of a 737-800 NGX cockpit. My concept is this: Dell XPS 1640 laptop (8 GB ram, 500GB HDD, ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4650, win7 x64) connect my laptop to a Matrox Triplehead2go DE which is going to be connected to 3 24" inch LED monitors. (larger monitors after i retire from the army) Im using the Virtual CDU app for my andriod tablet to act as the CDU. Im buying the Throttle Quadrant (http://www.flightsimpm.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3989457) which will be put into a wooden build pedestal. This will also house all the radios, Xpdr, NAV equipment at a later date. up to this point, i can run it all from my laptop. Im trying to figure out a solution to the following: I want to have a touch screen overhead panel but im out of display ports for the triplehead2go, and i don't think i can hook one up to my vga or hdmi port without making windows 7 flip out (not sure though) is this possible?? I also want to "undock" the main 737 ngx panel and put it on another monitor. This probably won't happen since you can't do that with PMDG 737ngx that i know of. so the three main monitors will be the VC. I think that i can use FS wideview to run the overhead touch screen monitor on a separate pc (cheapy im gonna buy from ebay or something) other option is to use FSwideview to drive the outer monitors and use the center, lower and overhead (touch screen) thru the laptop. any suggestions? hints or problems that i might not be aware of so far. Rob
  8. If this topic has been covered somewhere else, i apologize ahead of time. Im wanting some opinions/solutions/input from the flight sim community on the above topic. Im starting to build a home cockpit. My concept is to use wood to build a cockpit frame (that can be easily disassembled, since i have to move frequently....army life) and slowly begin to build a replica of a 737-800 NGX cockpit. My concept is this: Dell XPS 1640 laptop (8 GB ram, 500GB HDD, ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4650, win7 x64) connect my laptop to a Matrox Triplehead2go DE which is going to be connected to 3 24" inch LED monitors. (larger monitors after i retire from the army) Im using the Virtual CDU app for my andriod tablet to act as the CDU. Im buying the Throttle Quadrant (http://www.flightsimpm.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3989457) which will be put into a wooden build pedestal. This will also house all the radios, Xpdr, NAV equipment at a later date. up to this point, i can run it all from my laptop. Im trying to figure out a solution to the following: I want to have a touch screen overhead panel but im out of display ports for the triplehead2go, and i don't think i can hook one up to my vga or hdmi port without making windows 7 flip out (not sure though) is this possible?? I also want to "undock" the main 737 ngx panel and put it on another monitor. This probably won't happen since you can't do that with PMDG 737ngx that i know of. so the three main monitors will be the VC. I think that i can use FS wideview to run the overhead touch screen monitor on a separate pc (cheapy im gonna buy from ebay or something) other option is to use FSwideview to drive the outer monitors and use the center, lower and overhead (touch screen) thru the laptop. any suggestions? hints or problems that i might not be aware of so far. Rob