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General Discussion / Re: Old-School Simulators
« Last post by Baradium on November 03, 2017, 03:32:01 AM »
After just a bit more digging, I think they're actually called ground trainers. Does anyone have any more insight? I haven't seen one in nearly two decades.

Non visual simulators still exist.    In fact, even in the airline world the big procedures trainers many times can be "flown."     

In the GA world, the most ubiquitous was  the Frasca 142  http://www.aviation.illinois.edu/gallery/Pilot%20Training/Airplanes%20and%20Simulators/Simulators/Frasca%20141/slides/simulators_10_.jpg   


Some of the original simulators were basically a box (sometimes with stubby little wings for effect) and a panel and instruments with a hatch that would be closed and those actually had motion. 


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General Discussion / Re: Old-School Simulators
« Last post by YawningMan on November 01, 2017, 06:51:55 PM »
After just a bit more digging, I think they're actually called ground trainers. Does anyone have any more insight? I haven't seen one in nearly two decades.
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General Discussion / Old-School Simulators
« Last post by YawningMan on October 31, 2017, 06:12:24 PM »
I just found myself thinking about FAA certified simulators. I heard about it from the Flite-Tech audio CDs, since my wife has them.

As I recall, old-school simulators did not necessarily have a screen attached. In fact, I remember seeing some that were basically a panel with instruments and a table with an apparatus that you can attach a felt-tip pen to so that it can track your course over an actual sectional, or a glass set over your chart.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I suddenly became curious about these things. Do they still exist in this world of lots of high-fallutin' and fancy simulator setups?
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Chicken Wings recipies / Re: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
« Last post by ShawnSi on October 22, 2017, 03:40:39 PM »
Those look delicious! I'm going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing G-man.
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General Discussion / Anyone want some waterfront property
« Last post by smursuimi on October 03, 2017, 05:56:37 PM »
Some nice looking graphics there. Howd you do the thing on the popup? The lines across the pic? Are they scanlines?
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Aviation related topics / Re: Turboprop Water Bomber
« Last post by Baradium on June 26, 2017, 12:52:34 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3TiSTtET7E   

This is video (not by me so not my fault they didn't know to turn their phone sideways) of water being dropped on a fire I was fighting a couple weeks ago.   I'm not familiar with the model of these aircraft though.   We had both of those doing circuits to a nearby lake as well as a helitack and a convair made a single trip out.   There's also a good video somewhere of them dipping from the lake.
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Aviation related topics / Turboprop Water Bomber
« Last post by Ragwing on June 22, 2017, 09:39:05 PM »
this video of a CL-415 took place in Portugal and the crew was getting water from Rio Douro.
There were only 90 CL-415's built

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXBw2Za_O4c#action=share
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Aviation related topics / Re: 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Ragwing on June 02, 2017, 01:48:47 PM »
Evergreen filed for bankruptcy and the sale of the 747-200 tanker (N470EV) was frozen in December 2013 and was sitting intact but idle.
In 2015 Global SuperTanker Services transferred the sprayer from the stored 747-200 into a 747-400BCF
The -400 has improved engines and will out perform the -200. 

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Aviation related topics / Re: 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Baradium on May 28, 2017, 10:41:19 PM »
The boast about the most minor things
747-200 carries 19,200 gallons
747-400 carries 19,600 gallons
Only 400 gallons more

Didn't the -200 get scrapped though?

The problems still remain with these large tankers that they aren't exactly the best for a lot of the terrain fire can be found in.  They're pretty good for a lot of places we have in Alaska I think though.   
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Aviation related topics / Re: 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Ragwing on May 26, 2017, 08:12:16 PM »
The boast about the most minor things
747-200 carries 19,200 gallons
747-400 carries 19,600 gallons
Only 400 gallons more
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