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    President trump

    Hi Ed, I'm not sure I trust your statistics. The USA looks pretty good compared to a lot of Europe. That said it is still early, not everywhere counts the same, and some places don't keep statistics at all. --In the end, I expect it will end like most pandemics in history. 60% to 80% will...
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    Don't need any extra TP

    Essential just means they can stay open. They are essential because some politicians took this as an opportunity to stop guns sales, abortions, and similar political footballs. Hard to justify a local golf course and liquor store being essential, but constitutionally protected rights being...
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    Air & Space 18A

    I'd love to have an A&S 18. Not that I can justify owning one.....
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    Instrument panel of my M-24

    Nice setup on the 915. This pictures help, especial the Electronics International label. ;)
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    Instrument panel of my M-24

    What are you using for fuel flow? Does it work well?
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    I see nothing wrong with your take off or landing. Beautiful!
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    We are fundamentally in agreement!
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    This is how I teach a normal takeoff, assuming a Vy is 100 km/h.
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    Google found a good image https://flightacademy.info/climb-factors The website above has a very brief discussion on wind and best angle.
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    The FAAs Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge defines it as: "Best angle-of-climb speed (VX)—the airspeed at which an aircraft gains the greatest amount of altitude in a given distance. It is used during a short-field takeoff to clear an obstacle." --Distance is...
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    Just curious if you had calm winds. Vx is climb vs distance over the ground, and a headwind certainly effects the distance over the ground, making it a little difficult to observe Vx if there is wind. Wind is one of many reasons why the perceived Vx may be less than published still wind Vx...
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    For me, the clear choice is Vx, as published by the manufacturer, or by ample flight testing and logging. Slightly less than published Vx can be marginally better when below gross, but without significant data to make that decision, I'm using Vx.
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    Best margin above a take-off obstacle

    One of the things that disturbs me about this discussion is diving into the minutiae. For example, the performance charts for most gyros are non existent. Where is reliable data for weight, altitude, winds, and temperature? I'm certain weight, altitude, winds, and temperature are much...
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    Instrument panel of my M-24

    I can't help myself and have to speak out. For a private pilot, weather minimums in class G (generally within 1200 feet above the surface ) are 1 mile visibility and clear of clouds. And you can't fly within 500 feet of any person or structure if your staying legal. -So, you could go fly in...
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    Instrument panel of my M-24

    I was thinking there might be a path with a LODA
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