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  1. Is that brand new...or new to you? Either way, it's a beautiful airplane!
  2. I'm working on an alternate solution to this problem, will let you guys know how it works out.
  3. The OP stated the airplane had ~10g fuel and was in a slip...first suspect is fuel starvation from unporting a pickup in the slip. I'm not saying this *is* the issue, but if you see it primarily in lower-fuel situations, I'd want to rule out uncoordinated flight conditions before moving on to mechanical/electrical/fuel flow problems. Also, does anybody have a handle on what the minimum fuel pressure is for a Rotax engine to run properly? If the number is 1psi then an indication of 1.4psi is not really a problem versus 2psi.
  4. I pretty much agree with this assessment. 3-4% is a small percentage, but it's way more than what hospitals can handle, when added on top of the normal case load of illness and injuries. Since I don't have to interact with people at the airport, I've been using the opportunity to get the airplane ready for spring flying. It's been down a couple of months for wing pull & sight tube replacement, BRS repack and rocket replacement, and conditional inspection. Hopefully I'll actually be able to fly soon.
  5. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it *sounds* like you're saying something to the effect of "data is meaningless, we have to wait and see how it shakes out". The problem I see with that is by the time it shakes out if you really have a major problem, it's unrecoverable. All we have is the data of confirmed cases versus death and the demographics associated with those numbers. We can't ignore the data we do have because it's incomplete, and we can't just presume there's no problem because we're not testing everybody with kits that aren't available. It would be nice to test everybody, but those tests are only a snapshot of a moment in time; any person tested could be infected before they get the negative results of the test (which takes days)! Isolating people that are vulnerable and letting everybody else roam free is problematic because you can't separate the two populations. If I'm super healthy and my wife has COPD, I'm not going to go live somewhere else. So if I'm going to work, I'm dragging home whatever I come in contact with. How many 20- and 30-somethings are living with their parents? Should they go off to work and then come home to their 60-75 year old parents? You can't treat the vulnerable population as separate, because they are not and never will be, unless you round them up and send them to a camp somewhere against their will. In fact, what you are describing has been tried...in Italy. The Italians let people travel and continue working well past the point where they had a true medical crisis. I do still disagree with your assertion that the young are not vulnerable, I have seen way too much evidence to the contrary for me to ignore. But this is a good discussion, as long as we all stay civil we can certainly disagree and a have a conversation about it. And don't get me wrong; I am not in favor of forced government quarantines and restrictions on businesses. What I am for is voluntary action on the part of individuals and businesses to be smart and stop the spread.
  6. I never said so. But you said we're doing it wrong, so what's right? Not judging, genuinely tryingbto understand.
  7. DWhat do you mean by this, and what you think should be done differently? Do you think we should be continuing our lives normally?
  8. If the data is considered unreliable, and you're dealing with a potentially deadly situation, the most conservative/cautious approach is generally warranted. If you suspect an engine fire is possible but you're unsure, the best course is not to assume you *don't* have a fire and continue the flight...the best course is to land. It sounds like you want to minimize the problem, and you have that right. But I have friends in Italy who are telling me the situation is *way* worse than advertised and basically all the governments are soft-pedaling it to reduce panic. Two healthcare workers in my state in their 30s with no pre-existing conditions have died in the past three days, and my state has tiny numbers of infected compared to NY. My state has had 32 deaths out of 1026 cases, for a death rate 0f 3.12%. Confirmed cases are doubling approximately every 48 hours. 56% of those who've died are aged 18-59. You can assume that all those people were frail and weak, but given that the two I mentioned above were not, there is no reason to assume so.
  9. According to WebMD, 20% of US deaths were young adults. https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200319/20-percent-of-us-covid-19-deaths-were-young-adults#1
  10. I think that is the US mortality, in Italy it's over 6%. It's likely an issue where when unlimited resources are available it's closer to1%, and as resources get limited the rate climbs, as one might predict. I have seen conflicting info on Ibuprofen, so it's hard to know what the real answer is. There are other alternatives so I'd personally play it safe. EDIT: Found current worldwide data: ~390,000 confirmed cases, and 17,156 deaths, for a mortality rate of 4.39%.
  11. The evidence shows the virus can survive 8-14 days on surfaces, and can linger in the air in aeresolized particles following a cough or sneeze for up to an hour. These are good reasons to stay separate from other people and out of environments you don’t control as much as practical. This thing is not the flu, the transmission rates are much higher and the mortality rate is as hight as 6.5% compared to 0.1-0.2% for flu. Over 60% of fatalities in China were men, so men might be at higher risk. Hypertension seems to carry higher risk of the disease getting serious; one survey showed 40% of fatalities had high blood pressure before getting sick. There’s also some evidence Ibuprofen (Advil) might actually worsen the disease progression. I’ve been doing a lot if research, and this bug is very nasty. Please don’t take chances and stay safe.
  12. There are lots of people previously in excellent health in their 20s and 30s on ventilators in Italy. In fact, Italy is no longer putting patients over 60 on ventilators, because they have so many younger patients that need them. Youth and good health are NOT protecctive against this virus.
  13. That does not sound too different form a CTSW, depending the landing technique applied. I did quite a few "virile" landings in my CTSW until I figured it out.
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