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Old 10-13-2014, 02:09 PM
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Default Low turn to final

Got a little low and made my turn to final a bit late Saturday, but it made for a neat picture. Captured from Virb over the shoulder cam.

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Old 10-13-2014, 03:20 PM
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Default yep, good picture but low

an instructor once told me, "when you're in the pattern always be able to make the runway if the engine fails". flaps in full when the runway is made. that makes sense to me for RV type planes.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:21 PM
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Got a little low and made my turn to final a bit late Saturday, but it made for a neat picture. Captured from Virb over the shoulder cam.
Depends on your airspeed. But it made for a very nice photo!!!
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:38 PM
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Is that frame captured from video?
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:01 PM
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Yep, I know I was too low. Misjudged a bit, but I had plenty of speed. If my motor quit right then I'd not have made the runway to be sure. Fortunately it didn't though and with a little shot of power it was all better.

Yes, it was a capture from video. I reduced the photo size to post it, but the full res 1200x1900 original is quite a bit crisper! While it's a pretty picture to look at, at the moment it went by in a flash as my mind was a bit busy with the task at hand and I barely noticed it.
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Yep, I know I was too low. Misjudged a bit, but I had plenty of speed. If my motor quit right then I'd not have made the runway to be sure. Fortunately it didn't though and with a little shot of power it was all better.
Don't beat yourself up about it - anyone that has ever flown a precision instrument approach has been in a position where they wouldn't make the runway if the (single) engine quit - or they were carrying WAY too much energy!
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Like yesterday, Paul. ILS to 400 feet. Controller asked me if I could hold 140 knots. Did. No problem really.

Interesting day including a smear of clear ice.

The "must make field if power fails" mantra has a fallacy doesn't it? If you live by that, you can't log any cross country time because you will be out of range of an airport.
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Looks like Burlington.....
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Looks like Burlington.....
Tis! Good job!
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:05 AM
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Here's the vid clip for anyone that wants to see. I know I've lived vicariously through stuff like this for the past 6 years.

I assume, like the pile of VHS tapes of my first child and not nearly as many of my second, I'll stop capturing video of every flight soon, but I'm not nearly there yet! Still very new to me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q30m...ature=youtu.be
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