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  1. Most could switch to unleaded fuel today if they wanted to. We run unleaded in our 182.
  2. nwt


    Was the part defective? I thought it was just a matter of the outside temperature being outside the intended range.
  3. Did you see the multiple posts calling out your caveats as factually incorrect? e: Honestly hard to give the benefit of the doubt to his intentions at this point
  4. Sure, but that still does not suggest an advantage to pulling red before looking silver. Mitigated or not, if there are disadvantages to teaching it this way and no advantage, then it's objectively incorrect. I'll take this as an assertion that teaching "look silver before pulling red" (which I'll call the USPA method) will cause some students to have a two-out. If this is true, then you'd have to weigh: 1) [The probability of a two-out after teaching the USPA method] x [the severity of the consequences of a two-out] vs. 2) [The probability of a no-pull after teaching the Perris method] x [the severity of the consequences of a no-pull] I haven't seen it myself, but others have mentioned there are known cases of the no-pull error occurring. Do you have reason to believe that the two-out error is more likely? Do you think the consequences of one are overall higher than the other? My first thought is that a no-pull is worse, but I think that could be debatable. I guess I can see how the RSL could really tip the balance here, and I'm starting to see merit in the Perris method.
  5. I haven't seen any data on that, but for the sake of discussion let's assume you're right and that 75% end up doing it wrong. The 25% that do it right are safer for it, and the 75% are no worse off. If you teach look after, then those 25% are less safe because of it, and the 75% are no better off. I'll add that while I'm new to the sport, I do have experience in risk analysis in the medical device industry.
  6. Branching off discussion from this thread. The EP I learned in AFF was this: look red grab red (both hands) look silver peel, pull red grab silver (both hands) pull silver The reasoning, which makes sense to me, is that locating the handle before cutting away is more likely to be successful than after. However, it came out in that thread that some are teaching to look for the silver handle after cutting away instead of before. I can't think of a single advantage to that difference. Anyone else?
  7. nwt


    Crap, you're right. Positivity rate has skyrocketed over the past week.
  8. This is more of a higher level comment not specific to cutaways, but if you're worried about making an error in a procedure that might contribute to a poor outcome, the solution is more training--not to just incorporate the error into the procedure and pretend that's the way you meant it...
  9. Interesting. Well, definitely stick to what your instructor tells you, at least until you are licensed.
  10. Are you sure that's right? I'm familiar with two methods: The one I was taught in AFF: look red grab red (both hands) look silver peel, pull red grab silver (both hands) pull silver And the one I practice now: look red grab red (one hand) look silver grab silver (other hand) peel, pull red pull silver
  11. You might not, in which case you might get hurt. If you have a more typical emergency but you mess up your EPs because you emphasized weird edge cases in your training, you might get hurt. Which scenario is more likely?
  12. Come to Urbana-Champaign and jump our Cessna with us! 20 minute drive from the University and there is an active group of student jumpers.
  13. The university didn't retract it because they didn't publish it. It was published and retracted by "The Students of Johns Hopkins" as clearly indicated at the top of the document.