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  • Draco Crash Today!

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    farri
    farri
    Aircraft Incidents and Accidents

    RMP Aviation

    Here at Warwick we have an Indian company which has been negotiating with the council to operate a flying school at the airfield. Now, by all accounts the council has agreed to let them use the terminal building as an office and apparently to supply them with a hangar. (I stand to be corrected if I am wrong, any Warwick councillors on this forum?) Anyway, today I noticed that a large sign has been erected on one of the new hangars at the Western end of the airfield. The sign says RMP Aviation wh

    derekliston
    derekliston
    AUS/NZ General Discussion 22

    Little trip to Hoevenen at the Port of Antwerp

    Nothing special, but still a nice trip to an airfield that we had not visited before.   Hoevenen   A trip report with pictures can be found here -o-o-

    dppintr
    dppintr
    Trips/Events/Seats

    Magical Flying Machine

    Hi everyone, this is my first post in this forum. I’m here to share a video I recently made about flying. It's the latest in a series I call Magical Flying Machine. I fly friends. We talk about stuff. I try to make entertaining content from it. Anyway, I'm really proud of this latest episode. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed making it. Happy to answer  questions about it. Magical Flying Machine - Episode 3   Thanks!

    MagicalFlyingMachine
    MagicalFlyingMachine
    Just Landed...Welcome

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    We have recently come back from holiday in the UK and Russia, we were in my wife's home town and my son took me down to a new WW2 display, it had some tanks and anti-aircraft guns with placards telling us all about the equipment, in Russian by the way, but the aircraft in the photo was just added to the display and did not have a placard erected yet to tell us what it was and it's history.   Anyone know what type of aircraft it is, looks to me to be a plane from the late 1930's, anyone know i

    DGL Fox
    DGL Fox
    AUS/NZ General Discussion 1760

    Lightning

    Dreaming about buying a lighting, all the numbers look impressive, 150kn cruise on a jabi 6 , anyone with any experience can tell me if these figures are true    

    rhtrudder
    rhtrudder
    Aircraft General Discussion 61
  • Sport Copter Vortex M912

    The Vortex was developed from the lighter base model Lightning, and the original Vortex standard engine is a Rotax 582. The Vortex comes with more options than any other design. Full flight instrumentation is available. You can fly this single-place gyro out in the open, or with a partially enclosed body.   The Vortex is equipped with a composite seat which encapsulates the pilot with full support all the way to the top of the helmet, and cushioned with an energy absorbent ejection-sea

    red750
    red750
    Rotorcraft

    Flightworks Capella XS

    The taildragger has a straight tail, and the trike offers a swept vertical tail. Flightworks also offered either the two-stroke, 65- hp Rotax 582 or the thrusty 80-hp Rotax 912. The all-metal wing is strut braced (with airfoiled struts) and offers a set of multiple position flaps as well as generously proportioned ailerons. Seating is side-by-side and reasonably comfy, despite a 39-inch width that seems a little tight at first glance.   Big doors make access to the cockpit a fairly unr

    red750
    red750
    Recreational (3 axis)

    Interstate Cadet

    An Interstate Cadet, flown by aviator Cornelia Fort and an unknown student, was one of the first aircraft (if not the first) to be attacked by IJNAS Japanese naval planes en route to the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. It is also the aircraft featured in the airshow routine by Kent Pietch as depicted in the photo above, taken at Avalon in 2011.   The original version, the S1 prototype, was powered by the 50 hp Continental A50 engine, but was soon upgraded to the Continental A6

    red750
    red750
    General Aviation (single engine)
  • GREAT BARRIER REEF AIR SAFARI

    11 September 2019, 02:00 PM    20 September 2019, 02:00 PM
    https://aopa.com.au/events/member-fly-aways/barrier-reef-air-safari/

    Old Koreelah
    Old Koreelah
    Australian Events

    AirVenture, Parkes

    20 September 2019    22 September 2019
    https://airventureaustralia.com.au

    Old Koreelah
    Old Koreelah
    Australian Events

    Childers Oz-STOL Competition

    20 September 2019, 05:00 AM    21 September 2019, 11:00 PM
    The Qld Oz-STOL competition will be held at the Childers Airstrip, hosted by the Isis Flying Club Inc.  Entries from local pilots are encouraged; contact the organisers on the attached form.  To attend, please contact the Isis Flying Club for catering purposes.  The event starts with Practice and Friday night dinner in Childers, Saturday breakfast, competition, lunch, fun flying (possibly to small local strips), spit roast, bonfire, Award Presentations, Sunday breakfast.  This event is not being

    FlyingVizsla
    FlyingVizsla
    Australian Events

    Westfly

    20 September 2019, 02:00 PM    21 September 2019, 02:00 PM
    White Gum Air Park, LOT 2308 Cameron Rd, Malebelling WA 6302, Australia

    Old Koreelah
    Old Koreelah
    Australian Events

    York, WA

    20 September 2019, 11:30 PM    21 September 2019, 02:00 PM
    West fly, at White Gum Air Park. Mig 21, Boeing 737 static displays  Andrew Cotterell  0400 246 906 

    Old Koreelah
    Old Koreelah
    Australian Events

    RAAus Member Forum - Armidale, NSW

    04 October 2019, 08:00 AM    09:30 AM
    RAAus Member Forum - Armidale, NSW - Friday 04 October 2019 Fri, Oct 4, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM AEST Register at: https://www.raa.asn.au/calendar-of-events/member-forums-2019/

    Old Koreelah
    Old Koreelah
    Australian Events
  • Tomo's adventures

    Tomo
    Tomo
    Recreational (3 axis)

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    kasper
    kasper
    Trikes and Microlights

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    kasper
    kasper
    Trikes and Microlights
  • Antoinette V16

    Antoinette began as a private venture led by the engineer Léon Levavasseur. By 1904, most of the prize-winning speedboats in Europe were powered with Antoinette engines. During this time, he designed engines of various configurations of up to thirty-two cylinders. The company's primary business was the sale of engines to aircraft builders. Their engines were used in the Santos-Dumont 14-bis of 1906, Paul Cornu's rudimentary helicopter of 1907, the Voisin biplane that was modified and pilote

    pmccarthy
    pmccarthy
    Early Aero Engines 6

    13. Thoughts so far, or great expectations

    I have not been enjoying this build.   but I need to elaborate.    A programmer friend once told me that I would be an excellent beta tester because I always seem to find that combination of inputs that seizes up the computer.   I am also a creative person. Often if i make something, it comes out of nowhere. The last major thing I built was this arcade machine running MAME:   http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,144934.msg1506839.html#msg1506839

    danny_galaga
    danny_galaga
    Skyreach Bushcat LSA build 6

    16. Section 59-61

    There were two left hand wing brackets. While waiting for a right hand one to arrive, instead of building two left hand wings I built a wing rack. Because I'm building in a two car garage I need to be careful with space. Therefore I made it so the wing is about 760mm off the ground. That way it can sit against the fuselage and over the undercarriage (where the LE tubes are in the photo)   Rack is just built from a couple of dollies, 35x90 pine and a bit of bracing. No glue, just screws

    danny_galaga
    danny_galaga
    Skyreach Bushcat LSA build

    15. Section 49

    Installing the firewall.   In section 23 I mentioned you need to leave the wooden fairing spacer in place. This is why! Without it, the firewall pieces are not the right shape and won't fit. Which I didn't realise so I experimented by trimming off about 2mm from where the firewall pieces meet the top of the engine mount thinking it might shift into place. It still didn't make sense so it was time to email Eddie the Engineer at the factory. He then told me the fairing spacer should stil

    danny_galaga
    danny_galaga
    Skyreach Bushcat LSA build 2

    12. Section 43

    As good a point as any to post an updated picture. The battery was a dam tight fit and im not looking forward to having to replace that one day!    Putting on the undercarriage and wheels was pretty straight forward. Be aware that some of the items come pre assembled even though the manual has assembly instructions. Things like the disk brakes definitely need tightening up and Loctite used.   the seat backs had a hole too small for the clevis pins so I needed to drill them ou

    danny_galaga
    danny_galaga
    Skyreach Bushcat LSA build 2

    10. Section 22

    You need to put ten grommets into the fairing at this stage. Go to the bedroom and grab yourself some water based lube, some of these are tough little buggers to insert 😄    so tough in fact there was no way I could get the two medium sized grommets in the holes. They were 10mm holes. I ended up drilling them out to 12.5mm and they were still the hardest to get in! Those two are for the battery cables.     I should add that that at this point (kit # 231) they still

    danny_galaga
    danny_galaga
    Skyreach Bushcat LSA build 2
  • Instructors

    This group is for Instructors to be able to get together and discuss in private any issues they experience when training new pilots, teaching methods, instruction resources and overall help each other in the area of pilot instruction. By discussing things together away from the general forums and only between instructors, it is hoped that we can all become better at helping pilots to fly safely and with the best skills possible. Ask to join this group and become a group member

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    Admin
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    Grafton Aero Club Inc.

    Grafton Aero Club is based at South Grafton Aerodrome (YSGR) on Vere Street, South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. The club boasts a recently refurbished clubhouse with new kitchen facilities, a Bunkhouse, new shower and toilets with eastern and southern verandas facing the east/west runway and adjoining taxiway. See also www.graftonaeroclub.com

    kgwilson
    kgwilson
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  • Our picks

    • The Blue Dream will finally fly!
      Beautiful Bugatti plane designed 75 years ago is just weeks away from its maiden flight

      An engineering labour of love to bring Bugatti’s ‘Veyron of the skies’ to life is reaching the end of its journey.

      The beautiful replica 100P aircraft, dubbed Reve Bleu or the 'Blue Dream', is expected to make its maiden flight ‘a few weeks from now’.

      The plane is based on a design which had to be concealed from the Nazis during World War II and that would have made it the most advanced aircraft of the conflict.

      The beautiful replica 100P aircraft, dubbed The Blue Dream, is expected to make its maiden flight ‘a few weeks from now.
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    • 30 years since Qantas' top-secret record-holding 747 flight from London to Sydney
      Photo: The Qantas jumbo lands at Illawarra airport in 2015 when it was delivered to become a tourist attraction. (Wikimed Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of Qantas' bold, record-holding, 747 jumbo jet continuous flight from London to Sydney in what was a marathon journey featuring specially-made fuel and covert planning.

      It was an ambitious plan to push a new aeroplane further than it had been pushed before — part publicity stunt, part celebration of how far aviation had advanced.
       
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    • TF-X excites the masses
      A Terrafugia video posted to YouTube on July 20, 2015 has garnered more than one million views in just two weeks. It is easy to see why. The TF-X is Terrafugia’s “vision for the future of personal transportation.”
       
      “The TF-X will be a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) hybrid electric aircraft that makes flying easier and safer than ever before.”
       
      Just as I watched this TF-X video, I happened across a photo essay titled, “1890-1968 Flying Cars“.
       
      With every technological step forward, we come closer to a “flying car” reality. I just wish the finishing line would stop moving further out as well.
       
       
      (source: GA News)
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    • The true story of the 1971 Qantas bomb hoax
      "Call me Mr Brown," the man said, as though he was in a conference call, not making a bomb threat.
       
      Video: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-23/10813038
       
      Qantas flight 755 from Sydney to Hong Kong was carrying a explosive, he warned. And it was set to detonate as the plane came in to land.
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