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by Chris Trott
20 Feb 2021, 16:51
Forum: CNB Forum
Topic: How to fly a DC4.
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: How to fly a DC4.

Not minimizing what you saw or that it wasn't dangerous in that case. Just saying that while I've had apprehension about a lot of displays when I watch them in person, having gotten to know performers and seeing some of the "behind the scenes" that these guys put in made me much more comfo...
by Chris Trott
19 Feb 2021, 14:26
Forum: CNB Forum
Topic: How to fly a DC4.
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: How to fly a DC4.

I don't see how it's unsafe, or unwatchable. The video is unsettling for me because I've witnessed two fatal accidents at airshows, and another incident which was inches away from a disaster that would have killed dozens of spectators. Consequently, I get quite nervous during such displays that pus...
by Chris Trott
19 Feb 2021, 14:19
Forum: CNB Forum
Topic: How to fly a DC4.
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: How to fly a DC4.

Is a Dc4 cleared for chandelles ? I'll bet it's not, and the manoeuvre which gave me most concern was what looked as though it was meant to be a wingover but which developed into what looks like a half roll, ( about 2:20 to 2;30) and that I am certain is not an approved manoeuvre. There have been f...
by Chris Trott
18 Feb 2021, 14:54
Forum: CNB Forum
Topic: How to fly a DC4.
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: How to fly a DC4.

I'm honestly wondering where the foolhardy is in the display? The 2 maneuvers at 1:50 and beyond are both variants of a Chandelle or Emergency 180 and the only danger is if he unloaded the airplane and then loaded it back, but it doesn't look like that happened. This was a practiced and often flown ...
by Chris Trott
22 Dec 2020, 15:30
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Rail Cam Live Plus a Real Goody!!
Replies: 16
Views: 433

Re: Rail Cam Live Plus a Real Goody!!

S'cuse me for being ignorant but thought hovercrafts were no longer used!! :dunno: Both excellent links. Thanks for that Nigel. As for the Hovercraft, apparently this is the operator - https://www.hovertravel.co.uk/ They operate the Griffon 12000TD - https://www.griffonhoverwork.com/products/hoverc...
by Chris Trott
18 Nov 2020, 16:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Could not resist a sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Could not resist a sale.

I have both the PC-12 and Citation (but in P3D) and while I agree the manuals aren't great, thankfully, both aircraft have pretty extensive free resources with checklists and performance numbers available and the planes operate closely enough. There are also some pretty good mods available for both,...
by Chris Trott
09 Nov 2020, 14:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bit of work still to do !!
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Bit of work still to do !!

Still only able to get one engine started. Nothing clickable in the VC although the controls all work with the Saitek Yoke and levers Some gauges work some dont and some not there !! Would love to get her airborne Cockpit1.png The clock works ok though :lol: Dale Looking promising. Can't wait to se...
by Chris Trott
01 Oct 2020, 01:16
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: FR24 Down?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: FR24 Down?

Both FR24 and Flightaware have been repeatedly attacked in the last week by who know (and really, who cares - idiots the whole lot). Unfortunately, it's not a simple problem to solve as they seem to be DDOS (distributed enial of service) attacks, which are hard to defend against and relies pretty he...
by Chris Trott
22 Sep 2020, 01:37
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

I'm sorry guys, but as someone who's been around Rodeo for many years, I hate to see the continued ignorance being shared. The flank rope is not a "cruel rope". A properly seated strap is snug, but not tight (most people compare the proper tightness to that of a corset or girdle). It is no...
by Chris Trott
24 Aug 2020, 00:05
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Not a very nice true story!!
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Not a very nice true story!!

First, that's an amazing and inspirational story. Thanks for sharing it. The bills are high for a couple reasons, most of them BS. First, the hospitals have to provide care for everyone who shows up and needs it. Period. Whether they can pay or not, they get helped. Where a lot of people misundersta...