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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63225 on: July 14, 2020, 08:22:01 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63226 on: July 14, 2020, 08:27:57 am »

If they are flying in uncontrolled Class G airspace, then ATControl don't need to be aware of them and actually don't want to have to be aware of them. Awareness -> control -> responsibility -> too much workload.
You might be on to something here. But in this case I have to wonder why that hyperactive product manager / sales honcho had me work several months on it, as that guy has an ATC background. :o

There can be many speculations, from the positive to the negatice, with cluelessness in the middle :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63227 on: July 14, 2020, 08:35:41 am »
Tomorrow's road trip to visit nixiefreqq and pick up the Type 561B and take a quick tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. It will all be easy high speed cruising on interstate highway except the section from Harrisburg to Gettysburg. Going to try to make round trip all in one day but I'll pack an overnight bag just in case. The weather will be hot and clear so A/C use mandatory.

I'll be leaving here about 0430 hours tomorrow.



I saw that your route include some tolls. How much are they for this trip?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63228 on: July 14, 2020, 08:38:00 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63229 on: July 14, 2020, 08:40:14 am »
Tomorrow's road trip to visit nixiefreqq and pick up the Type 561B and take a quick tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. It will all be easy high speed cruising on interstate highway except the section from Harrisburg to Gettysburg. Going to try to make round trip all in one day but I'll pack an overnight bag just in case. The weather will be hot and clear so A/C use mandatory.

I'll be leaving here about 0430 hours tomorrow.



I saw that your route include some tolls. How much are they for this trip?
Oh, and have a good and save journey. :)

The only tolls are on I-87 in New York (of course, NY: Land of taxes) but only about $5-6 USD.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63230 on: July 14, 2020, 08:43:52 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas.

Yeah to put that pricing in perspective I can get 60 MPG out of mine  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63231 on: July 14, 2020, 08:50:58 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas.

Yeah to put that pricing in perspective I can get 60 MPG out of mine  :-DD

Well, gas in NY was over $3/gal before the pandemic and then the bottom fell out and it's the cheapest it has been in about 10 years. I just did a quick check and average price of gas in PA is about $2.40/gal.

If I were to bring the Civic rather than the CR-V I could get over 40 MPG but I don't take that vehicle on long trips anymore.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63232 on: July 14, 2020, 09:22:44 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas.

Yeah to put that pricing in perspective I can get 60 MPG out of mine  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63233 on: July 14, 2020, 09:27:47 am »
That's a part of the US I've been through one or two times; Took US 22 west from EWR the first time I ever drove in the US and drove US 22 back from IETF 48 which had been in Pittsburgh some 8 years later. At the time I did not understand highway tolls, so avoided them by going on the US 22, or so I thought. The border bridge in Phillipsburg between NooYoysey and Pennsylvania still is toll, going west. Did I have change? Was I stopping traffic? You bet.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63234 on: July 14, 2020, 10:00:27 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()
For me that is, this really is something special territory and something that I have been searching for a really long time, in other words rarer than hens teeth.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63235 on: July 14, 2020, 10:25:59 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas.

Yeah to put that pricing in perspective I can get 60 MPG out of mine  :-DD

Don't forget that our gallons are 25% larger than theirs.

EDIT: should have read subsequent posts!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 10:33:07 am by tggzzz »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63236 on: July 14, 2020, 10:27:59 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas.

Yeah to put that pricing in perspective I can get 60 MPG out of mine  :-DD

Don't forget that our gallons are 25% larger than theirs.

Imperial gallon vs US gallon. Canada used imperial gallons too.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63237 on: July 14, 2020, 10:31:37 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas.

If I am tempted by something, but don't really want to do it, I make sure to add depreciation to that figure. I'm simple so the calculation is (purchase price)/(120000-20000) per mile, since I buy cars with 20k on the clock and expect to have to sell them at 120k miles. That might add say 7p/mile.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63238 on: July 14, 2020, 10:45:09 am »
so what do you think guys?

should med be allowed a clean get away with just his precious 561b?

am thinking that he needs at least one hp5245.  (swmbo would be happy to see one going OUT the door for a change).
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63239 on: July 14, 2020, 10:46:03 am »
That's "can't be arsed" territory for me :-DD

(also about $65 in fuel here  >:()

The CR-V will get over 30 MPG cruising and gas is about $2.20/gal here but don't know about PA.

All told about $40 USD in gas.

If I am tempted by something, but don't really want to do it, I make sure to add depreciation to that figure. I'm simple so the calculation is (purchase price)/(120000-20000) per mile, since I buy cars with 20k on the clock and expect to have to sell them at 120k miles. That might add say 7p/mile.

Depreciation IMHO is insignificant. I don't do a lot of driving anymore since I'm retired. The CR-V is a 2013 with just under 43K miles on it. I'm going to add perhaps at most 600 miles to that figure.  :-//
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63240 on: July 14, 2020, 10:48:40 am »
so what do you think guys?

should med be allowed a clean get away with just his precious 561b?

am thinking that he needs at least one hp5245.  (swmbo would be happy to see one going OUT the door for a change).

Must be one hell of a gold mine since it can't be viewed.  :P :-DD

Edit, pix finally showed up. Yikes!  :o ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63241 on: July 14, 2020, 10:59:32 am »
my plan is to load the crv with enough boat anchor iron to get it below 20 mpg.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63242 on: July 14, 2020, 11:05:02 am »
my plan is to load the crv with enough boat anchor iron to get it below 20 mpg.

I better add air to the tires.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63243 on: July 14, 2020, 11:10:22 am »
Bring a trailer ... a double axle one.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63244 on: July 14, 2020, 11:15:21 am »
I suggest to bring Mrs. Nixiefreqq a nice and cool RPN calculator as a gift :) 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63245 on: July 14, 2020, 11:38:40 am »

If they are flying in uncontrolled Class G airspace, then ATControl don't need to be aware of them and actually don't want to have to be aware of them. Awareness -> control -> responsibility -> too much workload.
You might be on to something here. But in this case I have to wonder why that hyperactive product manager / sales honcho had me work several months on it, as that guy has an ATC background. :o

There can be many speculations, from the positive to the negatice, with cluelessness in the middle :)

A lot of glider and ultralight people would rather die young than implement safety devices that cost weight, money or complexity.
The lack of all these goodies has a clear consequence on the accident rate (guess why they are compulsory on larger aircraft),
so its a deliberate decision to live with a considerable risk or leave it. I'm fine with that - as long you just kill yourself, and not some
other people. The sheer number of sad  glider and ultralight crash casualties per year should be enough to start you thinking, however.

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63246 on: July 14, 2020, 11:48:22 am »
Well, gas in NY was over $3/gal before the pandemic and then the bottom fell out and it's the cheapest it has been in about 10 years. I just did a quick check and average price of gas in PA is about $2.40/gal.

If I were to bring the Civic rather than the CR-V I could get over 40 MPG but I don't take that vehicle on long trips anymore.

Boy are you getting hosed on gas up there.  Down here in Flori-DUH, the highest we got was last week at $2.29 and now it's back down to $2.  The lowest we got to was $1.29.  Mrs GreyWoolfe's Sonata gets over 30 on the highway but the Ram Tradesman cargo van only manages to get 26-27.  However, she did bring her youngest's dresser with mirror, high boy and vanity with mirror/stool to her on the other side of the state. AND there was still room for the hand truck and some odds and ends.  It would be truly scary how much TEA could fit in that thing.  Thank God that I don't have the disposable income or the space to test the theory!  By the way, AC is always mandatory down here, even in 'winter'.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63247 on: July 14, 2020, 12:16:13 pm »
I suggest to bring Mrs. Nixiefreqq a nice and cool RPN calculator as a gift :)


would not touch an rpn calculator even if wearing gloves and a mask. 

and painting it blue would not disguise it.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63248 on: July 14, 2020, 12:29:24 pm »
Speaking of roadtrips. I picked up my first ever auction score myself. In Malmo. 2000km in total. Was stopped by customs around midnight. My car was stripped. I was too.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #63249 on: July 14, 2020, 12:49:39 pm »

If they are flying in uncontrolled Class G airspace, then ATControl don't need to be aware of them and actually don't want to have to be aware of them. Awareness -> control -> responsibility -> too much workload.
You might be on to something here. But in this case I have to wonder why that hyperactive product manager / sales honcho had me work several months on it, as that guy has an ATC background. :o

There can be many speculations, from the positive to the negatice, with cluelessness in the middle :)

A lot of glider and ultralight people would rather die young than implement safety devices that cost weight, money or complexity.
The lack of all these goodies has a clear consequence on the accident rate (guess why they are compulsory on larger aircraft),
so its a deliberate decision to live with a considerable risk or leave it. I'm fine with that - as long you just kill yourself, and not some
other people. The sheer number of sad  glider and ultralight crash casualties per year should be enough to start you thinking, however.


Are they really much different than e.g. motorcyclists?  (FX: thinks fondly back to the days of cracking 4 throttles wide open on a 1200cc bike and making the horizon turn into a point, and everything else a blur...   sigh.  To be young again...)

 
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