Bryan Tuffnell

Bryan Tuffnell

55 years old
January 07, 1962
Male
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Christchurch
New Zealand
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A big shout out to trike manufacturers... here in my corner of the world, we have the pleasure of having a bunch of NASA pilots visiting us, and in a moment of idle reflection I was just looking at the NASA Paresev from 1962 (worth googling!). In terms o

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    Bryan Tuffnell
    "Bryan Tuffnell" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Reb Wallace died in a trike crash".
    Perhaps the best word to use when looking at the difference between low and high performance wings is 'consequence' - on a high performance wing the consequences of any inadequacies in pilot technique are far, far more likely to result in losing ...
    9 hours ago
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    Bryan Tuffnell
    "Bryan Tuffnell" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Reb Wallace died in a trike crash".
    Hey Joe, I'm with you ~ from where I'm sitting inside on a stormy winter morning, a bigger danger than dying somehow in the great outdoors is the risk of mediocrity and a slow, unremarkable acquiescence to old age. At least Reb was living the life ...
    1 day ago
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    Bryan Tuffnell
    "Bryan Tuffnell" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Reb Wallace died in a trike crash".
    Lindsay, I have to say I really liked your ideas about insurance not being about dollars or paperwork but self-responsibility. While I don't believe in eliminating risk - which would mean staying on the ground; understanding risk and selecting a ...
    2 days ago
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    Lindsay Mannix
    "Lindsay Mannix" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    I surely hope that commercial interests/legal entities/and backside covering don't distort what could be important information regarding the tragedy of Reb's incident . On another possibly unrelated tangent ,I am always aware of our control ...
    4 days ago
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    Bryan Tuffnell
    "Bryan Tuffnell" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    The power/pitch relationship can be approached from many directions. If you're wanting a sustained, level, coordinated turn you could say that additional thrust (not power, to be precise) is needed to maintain speed, or bank angle, or lift, or drag, ...
    6 days ago
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    Paul Dewhurst
    "Paul Dewhurst" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    We stopped teaching 'J turns' (bar back before rolling)in the U.K. A couple of decades ago. And we use an opposite pitch / power relationship for a turn to that which Bryan describes in the opening treatise. Bar back before rolling originated in ...
    6 days ago
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    Bryan Tuffnell
    "Bryan Tuffnell" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    Lucian, I'm confused by the contradictions in your posts, so I'll just make a couple of final points: - Trikes are brilliant at converting roll into yaw via pitch. They aren't as good at converting bank into yaw via pitch. Relaxing the sideways ...
    6 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    "Larry Mednick" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    All this discussion on the details of the coordinated turn reminds me now of the most common mistake made when pilots try switching from high siding to coordinating (opposite roll to pushing forward to stop the roll). Most pilots at first will ...
    7 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    "Larry Mednick" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    Lucian wrote: I tried to make it clear that you would release side bar pressure once entering a bank angle, for a smooth gentle turn, or applying a bit of opposite bar pressure... Ok STOP! These are in fact 2 different suggestions. And the first ...
    7 days ago
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    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    "PHILIP QUANTRILL" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    Lucian you are indeed correct I did omit to mention redressing the bar after the initial input to start the turn. Firstly allow me to reittereate my first line. "Not being scared out putting my errors out there" I post to help myself understand our ...
    7 days ago
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    Lucian Bartosik
    "Lucian Bartosik" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    Rizzy wrote: by Rizwan Bukhari 1 day ago "Lucian, I am little off topic. But I wanted to praise your work on your book. Trikes-The Flex Wing Flyers. It was my first book about trikes. In my opinion, It is the most complete book on trikes. I own ...
    7 days ago
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    Lucian Bartosik
    "Lucian Bartosik" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    Hello Larry, you wrote: "2) your initial post seemed to describe "highsiding" which is opposite Roll to stop the turn. This is what we are advising not to do. If you meant to say release roll pressure/neutralize, then you are saying what Phillip ...
    7 days ago
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    Lucian Bartosik
    "Lucian Bartosik" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    Brian, Larry and others: I don't often comment on what I read here but when I do, I do it because I see wrong or misleading information being handed out for others to read. I comment on what has been written by the person, not what they may have ...
    7 days ago
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    Bryan Tuffnell
    Bryan Tuffnell commented on wexford air's picture.
    Wexy, it looks like you're expecting a visit from Monty and have taken the necessary precautions!
    8 days ago
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    Larry  Mednick
    "Larry Mednick" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "More on turns....".
    Lucian, 2 points I want to clarify. 1) The pilots I'm referring to is that are looking elsewhere during the turns are from all over the world. I have flown with hundreds of pilots from Australia, all parts of Europe as well as the USA and Canada ...
    9 days ago

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Ex-purist mountaineering/skiing/sailplane/hang gliding type who went to the Dark Side about ten years ago to make lots of noise and blue smoke.

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