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  • Gig103: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 516x529]

    /oblig


    I thought those were only here in Arizona? I remember that one and the jet fighter one. Glad someone else does, too.
  • They're not bluffing in California. More accurately, they're bluffing 99% of the time instead of 100%.

    Airborne police use pavement markings to figure your speed. Roads with markings to measure speed are illegal "speed traps" under California law. When the case goes to court the guy in the plane says he was pacing you and only using the road markings to determine his ground speed.  So far courts have accepted this testimony.
  • Aircraft are expensive.. Even my little puddle jumper (172) has a $10-20k maintenance cost a year. That doesn't include fuel and oil.

    The old joke is: How do you make $1 million in the aircraft industry? Pump in $2 million.
  • xynix: Aircraft are expensive.. Even my little puddle jumper (172) has a $10-20k maintenance cost a year. That doesn't include fuel and oil.


    Total side track, how many hours are you doing to have those maintenance costs, if you don't mind me asking? I think about going for a license every so often and it's hard to gauge what the costs of ownership are compared to renting (at ~ $150/hr for a 172 wet).
  • xynix: Aircraft are expensive.. Even my little puddle jumper (172) has a $10-20k maintenance cost a year. That doesn't include fuel and oil.


    On what? A club pane with lotsa hours? Maintenance on mine can be $2K-$4K a year. Shared crappy hangar is $200 a month
  • netringer: xynix: Aircraft are expensive.. Even my little puddle jumper (172) has a $10-20k maintenance cost a year. That doesn't include fuel and oil.


    On what? A club pane with lotsa hours? Maintenance on mine can be $2K-$4K a year. Shared crappy hangar is $200 a month


    I use it for work when travelling to locations within a 5 hour span so it gets a lot of hours. Tomorrow I'm flying to Tampa and then on Wednesday I'm flying to Birmingham. Hell I just had to replace the trim servo and that cost was $3500. I'm not sure how you can get away with it so cheap.. My annual is usually $5k. Rebuilt the engine last year and that cost around $15k. It's only 8 years old too.

    Gig103: Total side track, how many hours are you doing to have those maintenance costs, if you don't mind me asking? I think about going for a license every so often and it's hard to gauge what the costs of ownership are compared to renting (at ~ $150/hr for a 172 wet).


    You can always go into partnership with a couple people. That's what I did at first and we each put in around $500 a month for running costs and paid fuel/oil out of our own pockets. There were 3-4 of us at any given time. It worked out really well. Now I'm putting a couple hundred a year on it and I expense driven mileage which usually pays for fuel and oil for the distances involved. The maintenance costs still run me high to higher depending on what breaks on the damn thing.
  • Have radar detector, will travel.

    /Don't care if they're illegal in VA
  • They have those signs here in Ontario, Canada too. They can safely be ignored here as well.

    /dnrtfa
  • Not to make anyone paranoid but some states have been experimenting with low cost drones for this purpose for at least 10 years now.
  • I wish I was allowed to ticket all the cops I see making right turns but not using their directionals.
  • LegacyDL: Have radar detector, will travel.

    /Don't care if they're illegal in VA


    The radar detector detectors apparent;y do work.

    Cost me $115 to find that out.
  • I remember once being stressed out and hyperventilating while at the harbour when a guy in a jet boat pulled up, gave me a ticket and pointed to a sign that read "Air Limit Enforced By Speedcraft".
  • I've always wondered how the hell they are enforced.
  • Subby says 'can' like we haven't been since the first time we saw the signs.
  • Senseless_drivel: Not to make anyone paranoid but some states have been experimenting with low cost drones for this purpose for at least 10 years now.


    I'm sure as soon as the FAA lets them every police dept in the US will want to move on to that.
  • Citizen.. Pull ovah!!!!
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  • YouPeopleAreCrazy: LegacyDL: Have radar detector, will travel.

    /Don't care if they're illegal in VA

    The radar detector detectors apparent;y do work.

    Cost me $115 to find that out.


    The detector detectors can sense the emissions of the oscillator that is built into a radar detector. Yes, they work.
  • And you know what's f*cked up? Those cops? Sitting there, in the medial, or up in the air, or behind the billboard?

    They're not thinking "This enforcement is necessary to the safety of not only the speeders, but the other people on the road who could be involved in MVAs that aren't their fault."

    No. They are sitting there, biting their lip, saying "Come on, you motherf*ckers! Somebody speed! Somebody blow past me at 90! I got a quota!"

    Serve and protect my pert, white, untanned ass. I hope their whole damn million dollar toy box gets repo'd.
  • Ignore, you say?

    These guys beg to differ:

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  • ZAZ: They're not bluffing in California. More accurately, they're bluffing 99% of the time instead of 100%.

    Airborne police use pavement markings to figure your speed. Roads with markings to measure speed are illegal "speed traps" under California law. When the case goes to court the guy in the plane says he was pacing you and only using the road markings to determine his ground speed.  So far courts have accepted this testimony.



    Ya, it's called math, you must be an elephant.
  • Cybernetic: The detector detectors can sense the emissions of the oscillator that is built into a radar detector. Yes, they work.


    From 100+ feet away, at 70+mph. Yes they work.
  • I usually do ignore them. They're always in the middle of bumfark nowhere on an interstate which can easily accommodate quicker traffic.
  • Cybernetic: The detector detectors can sense the emissions of the oscillator that is built into a radar detector. Yes, they work.


    So put everything but the antenna for the detector into a Faraday cage grounded to the cars frame?
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