I’ve been eyeing an Altair remake. I don’t know why, I just love being close to the metal on machines. I’m a little too young to remember the Altair and I don’t recall ever seeing one in person. I do however understand how it works and am fascinated by what it must have felt likeContinue reading “I’ll never complain about 40 columns again”
For no particular reason, I’ve been learning 6502 processor assembly language. My workstation is that soothing 80s beige.
Broke out the bikes on Sunday. Now my butt hurts. #weirdproblems
Thanks to Tim Ferris for this quote today: “Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would neverContinue reading “Inspiration is for amateurs”
Haven’t had time to fly this week, but simulator time keeps your head in the game. You become what you think about…
Here are three spins. The first I intentionally recovered poorly. The other two were more “textbook” recoveries. This is just the graph of the slip/skid sensors. Interesting that there is a clear pattern and threshold. The goal here is to detect and give enough warning to a pilot to avoid and intervene on an impendingContinue reading “Detecting spins in small aircraft”
I am BONE tired. Spent the last 5 days (aka 2 months) helping hundreds of people check things off of their bucket lists. There are stories to be written down, but for now how about a beer and lots of pictures?
In the Navy I spent quite a bit of time on the night shift. I never get tired of blue taxi lights…
I’m currently working on detecting loss of control (LOC) on an overshoot of base to final. Using data models in X-Plane which depending on the aircraft model is known to be pretty accurate (there’s a certified commercial version suitable for flight training). Not practical to do this in an actual airplane for obvious reasons like crashingContinue reading “Detecting and predicting loss of control in flight”