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  1. NotSoSuperSonic

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    It seemed like Tony was sent as a Sacrificial Lamb to front the RRAT Senate Committee, to protect the 2 x Micks and other board members. Hopefully Tony hasn’t had to cop on his own, the full brunt of any abuse or complaints, etc. that should be more so directed at the Micks, RAAus Ltd, and its consultants and associates.
  2. FlyingVizsla

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    He can't be voted out by the other Directors. The Constitution says: 38.4 The Directors cannot remove a Director or auditor. Directors and auditors may only be removed by a Members’ resolution at a general meeting. Tony has resigned. There are only two scenarios (a) he has resigned voluntarily, or (f) he has resigned by informing the Board he is no longer eligible under the Act. People resign for a number of reasons; pressures of work, family commitments, health. Whatever, lets hear it from a reliable source. He's been an active Board member for a number of years, so I doubt it is the Board as he's weathered stormier seas than this present one. Someone who knows him may be able to shed some light.
  3. Downunder

    Prop recommendations please

    I've had a warp drive for 7 yrs, 600 hrs. Plenty of dirt strip landings. Holding up well. Reasonable strength (with nickel) edges. (Carbon fibre blades) Good range of sizes. Ground adjustable. Replacement blades good price. Can be matched to existing serial number, so dont need to buy all 3 if 1 is damaged. Probably not the most efficient or good looking prop but a work horse rather than show pony. Quite popular and plenty around.
  4. cscotthendry

    Prop recommendations please

    Bolly for sure. They're great people to deal with, will help you select the right prop and being a local manufacturer, they're close by for repairs or advice if needed. Also, they make good gear. Probably the Bolly BOS3.
  5. Downunder

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    I've heard Barry talk. Sounded like a m&m shill to me. Maybe Tony was forced out just to get Barry in, and a guaranteed board vote for the m&m twins? Just wild speculation on my part though......
  6. Thirsty

    Corby Starlet Wanted

    Problem with that is they are all built differently. You need to sit in the one you want to buy I reckon.
  7. M61A1

    Corby Starlet Wanted

    There is one hangared at Clifton. If you gave Trevor Bange a call you could probably organize to try it on and see if it fits.
  8. FlyingVizsla

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    The RAA Constitution says 34.6 The Directors may appoint a person as a Director to fill a casual vacancy if that person is eligible under Clause 36. It does not outline how this person is chosen, except by the Directors. As a recent election had been held the results show who was the next most popular with the members. They could have just picked a mate - then we would have something to complain about .... As for Tony King's resignation, best to wait for reliable news. He can't be voted out by the Directors, only by the members, under the Constitution. Reading the Board Audit, he does not appear to be the problem. The Constitution again: 37 A Director immediately and irrevocably stops being a Director if they: (a) give written notice of resignation as a Director to the Company with the resignation becoming effective as of the date specified in the notice, (b) die, (c) are removed as a Director by a resolution of the Members, (d) stop being a Member of the Company, (e) are absent for three (3) consecutive Directors’ meetings without approval from the Directors, or (f) become ineligible to be a Director of the Company under the Corporations Act. Tony has been on the Board for many years
  9. onetrack

    Flying Club Sign

    But .. but .. if the wind blows the card away, you no longer have any method of measuring the weather!!
  10. Keith Page

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    Tony King read a prepared statement, nothing really informative. Only old known information. Spencer Ferrier did not know RAAus regulations. Just wonder what was going on ...... secondly why did Tony King rock up with his legal team. What were they scared of or what could have been asked of them.? Hmmmmmmm? KP
  11. frank marriott

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    He was ineffectual on the board (other then supporting M & M) before he was “voted” out, now appointed, why would there be ANY difference.
  12. old man emu

    FLARM

    I'm pretty sure that something like FLARM was fitted to the tugs at the Southern Cross Gliding Club at Camden
  13. spacesailor

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    Members increase as All TIFF pilots, compulsory join. Aircraft builder have to compulsory join to get the RAA cert to fly their machine. I know we can join other organisations, But only one gets a none PILOT certificate. spacesailor
  14. IanR

    FLARM

    Hi all, just wondering if anyone in the Sydney area has FLARM installed in a GA aircraft. Would be interested in chatting
  15. If the folding rotor mast cheek plates are failing in service, it shows the regime and methods for the testing of the strength of the cheek plates, is deficient. More than one testing arrangement has proven to be inadequate to replicate the actual forces applied in normal use - and if the owners are carrying out manoeuvres that can be classed as being outside approved limits, then that's a whole new ball game. There's plenty of people out there operating things to past their design limits, just to, "see what it can do".
  16. danny_galaga

    13. Thoughts so far, or great expectations

    Hehe. I think sometimes it would be easier to work from plans! But im way too lazy for that! Anyway, I’ve stopped pouting and working on it again. It is a lovely plane to fly so I must keep thinking of the end result
  17. Thruster88

    Prop recommendations please

    Bolly, Aussie, well made, tested, proven, adjustable, good value.
  18. Bubbleboy

    13. Thoughts so far, or great expectations

    Try building a 1928 design from plans drawn by the designers mate in 1933....🤣. I also just picked up a Rainbow Cheetah which is the older Brother of your Bushcat.
  19. billwoodmason

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    So why did Tony King suddenly resign?. Two months ago Michael Monke was asking in his column if it was time for him to go hinting at a group within the board wanted him gone due to his non consultative ways. Tony King fronted the Senate hearing representing RAA with Spencer Ferrier the architect of the “Ltd liability company” that we have have now. (Described as having a “fractured dynamic”.) All of a sudden Tony King is out of favour and has resigned - there must be a story behind this - was he pushed?.
  20. Bubbleboy

    Prop recommendations please

    I need to buy a prop for my Rainbow Cheetah aircraft. It is the older Brother to the current SkyReach Bushcat. Im not looking to start a slanging match on here I just need peoples lived experiences of what they have used and any positives and negatives. If its too bad an experience, maybe message me direct. The manual recommends a Kiev prop. Just looking for other options. Aircraft will not be used for training. Just my toy. I need a 3 blade to go on a Rotax 912ULS. Regards Scotty
  21. At least the new board member flies a weight shift so that could be a good thing for the lower end of the membership. I mean in numbers not in Status. We now, at long last have someone to lobby on our behalf.
  22. danny_galaga

    13. Thoughts so far, or great expectations

    Thanks for your kind words, helps put it in context 🙂
  23. horsefeathers

    Fuel Draining Jab 230c

    I manage fuel in the same way with my Jab 2200 (similar hours) and have had no issues to report. There is a second Jab in my hangar, does the same, and he doesnt have any probs either. Seems like 98 is OK for the 2200. If I'm away for any length of time (more than 4 weeks), I try to use up as much fuel as is prudent, and when I fly next, put a large quantity of new fuel in both tanks, and make sure I give the engine a good warm up period.
  24. Thruster88

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    "RAAus continues to experience strong growth in both member numbers and aircraft registrations. We also continue to see improvements in our safety record." 1 year ago approx 3350 aircraft, today Sunday Feb 17 2019 3341 aircraft. The above is somthing a politician would say. Why haven't any of the 2000 odd new members in the last year acquired aircraft ?
  25. Kenlsa

    Fuel Draining Jab 230c

    I have about 350 hrs on 98 in my 2200. All good. I keep the tank half full and top up each time I fly with the amount I will need for the flight. Ken
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