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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:25 pm

Very nice. Here in Seattle, there has been talk of trying the Snowqualmi pass - but that would be all freeway ...
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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:36 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
johnr wrote:just plot the route using "directions from ... to ..." and then hit "edit ... show elevation profile".



My Google Earth elevation profile pops up in metric !!! I cannot figure out how to change that. I guess I'll just learn the French measuring system.


Multiply meters by 3 and add 10%. Simple.

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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:14 pm

Reddy wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:I guess I'll just learn the French measuring system.


Multiply meters by 3 and add 10%. Simple.




Yes, I got to do all that flying in Africa. All the planes measured fuel in pounds, and all the fuel was delivered in liters/metric tonnes. Weather is also metric, and gets really crazy with meters per second wind readings. Pressures are all in hectopascals.

Fortunately, the world uses the english measuring system for many other things in flying (altitudes are in feet, except Russia and China, speeds are in knots/mach number).

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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:38 am

TonyWilliams wrote:UnFortunately, the world uses the english measuring system for many other things in flying (altitudes are in feet, except Russia and China, speeds are in knots/mach number).

Fixed that for you. It's lunacy that everything, everywhere, doesn't use the far simpler, far more common metric system.

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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:52 am

planet4ever wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:UnFortunately, the world uses the english measuring system for many other things in flying (altitudes are in feet, except Russia and China, speeds are in knots/mach number).

Fixed that for you. It's lunacy that everything, everywhere, doesn't use the far simpler, far more common metric system.

Ray



It would be nice to have a worldwide standard, and suspect that it will be metric, but I disagree with your simpler comments.

Since we use both systems around the world in aviation, there are some things that are better suited to the english system, IMHO. Altimeters (air pressure) measurements presented in english inches have a much higher resolution. The difference between 29.92 inches and 29.93 inches of mercury is 10 feet in altitude. The difference between 1013 millibars (hectopascals) and 1014 is much greater.

Distances in nautical miles, or statue miles, or kilometers, I honestly don't care, EXCEPT, the huge cost to convert for no gain whatsoever.

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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:51 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:The difference between 29.92 inches and 29.93 inches of mercury is 10 feet in altitude. The difference between 1013 millibars (hectopascals) and 1014 is much greater.

TO be fair, shouldn't you compare both to the same decimal place? So, which has higher resolution, an inch of mercury or a millibar? How about the difference between 1013.4 and 1013.5 millibars? Is there any real reason not to measure in 1/10th millibars? ;)
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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:52 pm

johnr wrote: So, which has higher resolution, an inch of mercury or a millibar? How about the difference between 1013.4 and 1013.5 millibars? Is there any real reason not to measure in 1/10th millibars? ;)


There's only four digits in the electronic "kollsman" window. Certainly, they could leave off the first digit and add a decimal, but you can do that in inches of mercury, also.

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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:15 pm

Did you drive in eco mode? thanks

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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:28 pm

also, how many miles on your Leaf?

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Re: Mountain Climb From Exeter to Mineral King

Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:52 pm

craigc wrote:Did you drive in eco mode? thanks
Yes, eco mode the entire way, except for a few short sections in neutral.
craigc wrote:also, how many miles on your Leaf?
3800 miles so far.
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