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Mr.Meerkat

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About Mr.Meerkat

  • Title
    LTT's only pet Meerkat
  • Birthday 2000-08-18

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Hopefully at an airfield...
  • Interests
    Flying
    Dassault Rafale and Mirage
    Mitsubishi J2M
    Mitsubishi Evo (all generations), GTO/3000GT
    Kei coupes such as the AZ-1 or the recent Honda S660
    PC building
    World of Warships
    Kancolle
    Aoki Hagane No Arpeggio
    High School Fleet
  • Biography
    Born in Urayasu, Japan.
    First city I lived in: Ichikawa, which I lived in for 3.something years.
    Moved to Edinburgh when I was close to being 4 and have been here ever since.

    Erm...I think that is enough details for now.
  • Occupation
    Your typical NEET, as I await my exam results...

System

  • CPU
    R7 1700@3.9GHz, 1.36V
  • Motherboard
    MSI Mortar Arctic B350
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix sport LT 2x8GB 2800MHz@1.37V
  • GPU
    AMD Fury (sapphire Trixx)
  • Case
    Corsair Air 240 in white
  • Storage
    Crucial MX300 1TB
  • PSU
    XFX XXX 850W with blue extensions
  • Display(s)
    benq XL2410T (24 inch 120hz 1080p) and a benq BL(something) 1440p 24 inch :D
  • Cooling
    XSPC Raystorm, EK Fury block, DDC pump, dual 240mm rads
  • Keyboard
    Razer blackwidow 2013 edition, Cherry MX blues
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Beryerdynamic custom one pro, Sound Blaster Omni, hyperx cloud 2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Welp? Went from this...

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    to this...

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    Well looks like I'm ain't getting that £91/quarter discount then :/

    1. Densetsu

      Densetsu

      Neither image will load for me.

    2. DildorTheDecent

      DildorTheDecent

      I hate to think what It'll say if you were to blast around a track...

    3. Mr.Meerkat

      Mr.Meerkat

      @Densetsu

      here they are again...

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  2. Update: we now have 3 C152 and a PA28 grounded. With 2 C152 and a diamond (I think) being in servicing, we only have 2 or 3 C152 and a diamond that are still "airworthy". Management is pulling their hair out right now xD

     

    Thankfully, as they are the operator of the whole airfield as well, they have their very own mechanics here so at least they can get them working on the problems straight away. 

  3. Fantastic, flaps are not retracting/inoperable thus we are grounded. Fun times... 

     

    You'd think that a school with 10+ planes would easily have a replacement but nah, 2 of the other C152s are currently in servicing while another one is grounded due to the beacon light not working while for the PA28s, one is in servicing while the other has a beacon light failure as well. 

     

    Oh funnnnn... 

  4. World of Warships

    Feel free to add me: MrMeerkatDestroyer Disclaimer: My WG username is only this shit due to someone taking "MrMeerkat" and "MrMeerkat_" while I forgot about "Mr_Meerkat" so I just used my Awp name .
  5. World of Warships

    Which server? EU?
  6. Oh god...I forgot how bad solo-queuing for the first 10 games are in R6S. 

    My team: Level 20-40s (and no, they're not smurfs)

    Their team: All level 100+

    I mean...

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    p.s. my ping usually sits around 45, was just a ping spike when I took the screenshot. 

    1. Technomancer__

      Technomancer__

      I was playing casual with my cousin and after an hour of bullshit (tk, noobs etc). he said let's go ranked people there take it more seriously.

      first match while I am interrogating with cav i get teamkilled from someone that wanted to steal my kill...

    2. Mr.Meerkat

      Mr.Meerkat

      In my experience, until you get to high silver/low gold, trolls and newbs consists about 80%~ of the players. Of course, even when you're diamond, you'll occasionally come across these really trashy players, who shouldn't be higher than gold but I digress. 

    3. Technomancer__

      Technomancer__

      I just noticed I have a lot of melee kills and I don't even play shields.

  7. Dunno, never cared about politics to be honest. However, if its something regarding the economy, you would probably see me interested in it (to a point at least).
  8. Ummmm...considering Britain has some of the strictest internet laws in Europe, to be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if the laws ended up being even more pervasive so....welp?
  9. The only upside to brexit, if the MPs in the UK aren't that dumb, things like this wouldn't even be considered, nevermind debated n voted on. Damn, beat me to it...
  10. Oh my...my flight school got another DA42 (they have around 7 to 10 C152s, 3 PA28s and 2 diamonds now). Hehe, I guess as a commercial pilot training school, they are gearing up to combat the pilot shortage, which makes enough sense I guess. 

  11. Status updates directly relating to my flight training will probably be reduced as I decided trying to follow it from my status updates is probably a little hard to follow thus I created a blog instead...

    p.s. As stated in the description, everything is a little all over the place. Sorry... 

  12. First time taking off...

    Hehe, I did the take off first time today! (did it for the second flight as well). First time was on a grass strip and the second time was on tarmac. To be honest, taking off on grass was probably easier as although its more bumpy and whatnot, it requires a lot less tweaking for it to go straight, meaning when you first select full-thrust for take off, you don't even have to kick the rudder right. Deliberately stalled today as well. Went over how to recover from a clean stall without using the engine and with the engine, while the are flaps down, while the engine is not idling (unlike clean stall) ect. I had a different instructor for my first flight (scheduled to have the same instructor until I finish). This had shown me how 2 instructors cared about very different things. One cares about keeping the altitude and heading very much while the other one cannot care less about it however, he cares about how you should be constantly trimming, doing HASELL/HELL every time you do a maneuver ect. I guess in the best case scenario, having both instructors would actually be best. Regardless of what other people say about "one flight instructor is best", although its true that it massively helps with progress, only having one means that what you end up doing is you may end up picking up potentially bad habits (or at least undesirable habits). However, if you had more than one (and they have completely different priorities), they would cancel each other out. Talking about the takeoffs and runways, there are three, one grass and two tarmac. As the three runways are oriented in a triangle, it does mean unless the winds are constantly over 20kts, as long as visibility and cloudbase is all fine, we can always take off. This does mean I've taken off in 15kts~ winds and done training in 20kts+ winds (with the instructor landing with a 20kts~ headwind ). Of course, I prefer to train in calmer weather (as the constant gusts makes trimming unnecessarily difficult) but to be fair, if you can fly in bumpy weather, you can fly in nice n calm weather whereas you may not be able to if its the other way round so I can't complain. Sorry if its a little hard to follow. This is just a bunch of thoughts plastered onto a post so I guess its hard for me to organise it logically. Ah wells.
  13. What's occurred so far...

    So what's occurred so far? First day (11th June): Due to bad weather, first lesson was cancelled. The second lesson became how to do the pre-flight checks. 12th June: Weather was still a little nasty so my instructor did ground school on "the effects of control" (Note: she technically isn't supposed to do ground school with meh as its an "extra"). For the second lesson, the weather finally cleared up enough for me to do my familiarisation flight. Today was the day I also went to get my class two medical, found out that I may potentially have a heart problem (murmur and ECG didn't come back clean) so I've got to see a cardiologist. F*ck. 13th June: Met my instructor (who would be doing the vast majority of my training) today. Was able to fly for both lessons. Nothing noteworthy really. 14th June: Due to high school ball, I only flew during the morning. Nothing noteworthy. 15th June: Flew both in the morning and afternoon. Nothing noteworthy to report. 18th June: Flew in the morning however due to the bad weather in the afternoon, flight was cancelled . 19th June: Flew both in the morning and afternoon however due to time conflicts with another student, there was a 4 hours gap between my morning and afternoon flight. Considering I live 1.2 hours~ away from the airport, I couldn't really go home. Yeah, that's about it. Up to this point I have roughly 7 hours of flight time.
  14. Unfortunately I was only able to fly once today. In the afternoon, the winds picked up a little where the wind sock was fully horizontal (was around 25kts, 22kts when I landed earlier) and was gusting up to 40kts. Dammit, the winds doesn't seem to be dying down either so...rip flying tomorrow? :/ 

     

    On a side note, I've found out that if I went private cardiologist, I can see one next Tuesday late-afternoon. I guess its now all down to whether I get slotted into the 'normal' waiting list on the NHS (around 11 weeks) or 'emergency' list (around 2-3 weeks). 

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Good luck!

    2. Mr.Meerkat

      Mr.Meerkat

      @OJTheAviator Hopefully I get slotted into 'emergency' list as it would save me £1K~, which I have not budgeted for at all as I never thought I'd need to see a damn cardiologist. 

  15. Oooooooo...according to my sister and her friends (all medicine students), they think I may have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Considering HCM's symptoms matches exactly the issues my mother have/has had (she's only very recently had an echo and physical ECG done so we have no idea whether she has a heart problem or not), I guess it would make a lot of sense for me to have HCM as there's a 50% chance in inheriting it if one of your parents has it. 

     

    Please don't be anything significant...

    Hey, at least with EASA, I can still get a class one with OML restrictions (i.e. other pilot must have a full, unrestricted medical) but I won't be able to get a JCAB class one as cardiomyopathy is an automatic disqualification. Lets just hope my murmur is nothing significant as otherwise as I would like to keep my life plan. 

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