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The T-56 engine, like all turboprops, is much more efficient at converting fuel into rotational energy than compressing air. It takes approximately 50-100 shaft horsepower to run an EDC, depending on altitude and how cold of a temperature you select. Bleeding a small amount of air off the engine to run engine anti-ice costs you a 9% loss of SHP, which in ...


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A Hobbs meter that is started when you turn on the battery master is probably the least accurate method of determining Air Time or Flight Time. The pilot in command is responsible to determine the correct air time and flight time for each flight they operate. Aircraft rental companies, and individual aircraft owners, often make up there own procedures for ...


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There are different definitions for times in the U.S. FARs. For example FAR ยง1.1 has a definition for flight time Flight time means: (1) Pilot time that commences when an aircraft moves under its own power for the purpose of flight and ends when the aircraft comes to rest after landing; or (2) For a glider without self-launch capability, pilot time that ...


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The bail-out procedure is usually only available on the first and second prototypes, which are the riskiest because they are usually designated for testing aerodynamics, dynamics, performance and flight controls, as well as for envelope expansion. Obviously, it's only used as a last resort when recovery is deemed impossible. In an efficient and professional ...


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