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  1. Hi Guys, Thrusters Galore, early days, T300, T500, Factory Manual. 1000 Photos, early Club Members. I have a lot of memorabilia of Thruster Aircraft in its early beginnings. Photos Flying at Picton S.W of Sydney. Storm damage. to many Thrusters at The Oaks. New Club House built by members. Photos -Factory, service photos. Flying at The Oaks West of Sydney. Camden Air Show., The Hawkesbury, North Sydney. Club fly aways Broken Hill, Grawin Opel fields, Lightning Ridge, Oberon, Fitzroy Falls Mittagong, Batemans Bay. Photos Free to Good home. Location: Sydney Australia.
  2. My reason for feeling safer in a Boeing is based on some of the earlier Airbus failures of automated gear, which resulted in crashes and is probably unfounded in fact. But I do like to have my own likes and dislikes. I didn't say they were less safe. The Lion Air crash was in part caused by Boeing not making the possible problem known to all, but the fact that previous crews had overcome the problem in that same plane, shows that crew abilities were not good enough. I have for years been vocal about flight crew abilities. we have seen crashes where the crew did not know what they were doing. The Air France crash into the ocean being one that springs to mind. Compare that with Richard de Crespignys handling of the failed engine. Do you think a Lion Air crew would have had the same outcome, or even a Thai or Indian airline crew?
  3. APenNameAndThatA

    Prop recommendations please

    No slanging match? ☹️
  4. APenNameAndThatA

    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    I'm not saying your wrong, but how do you know?
  5. we really cannot complain about how a board acts. The whole system in Australia is stuffed up with company directors disregarding their legal obligations, because they know there in just about zero chance of them being held accountable. Just look at the NAB and AMP. NAB has for years produced high profits and that was done in part by illegal activity. Ken Henry stated that the directors could not tell if they were acting legally, or illegally. AMP directors have for years plundered the company to provide fat pickings for themselves with no regard to customers or shareholders. Why should we expect any difference form RAAus. It would be nice to have a good look at the financial statement, rather than the one they present.
  6. Yenn

    Corby Starlet Wanted

    The design was altered to allow the bulkhead behind the seat to be moved back 2" so some of the older builds could be shorter in the seating area. Mine is to the original design. Otherwise there is not much that could be changed during building, without a lot of complication.
  7. you can almost buy 3 A320s for the price of an A380. most airlines have years and years of experience running smaller planes only Emirates seems to be able to make the A380 work for them
  8. skippydiesel

    Prop recommendations please

    My 19 year old, 850 hr, Zephyr uses a two blade Fiti connected to a Rotax 912ULS (100 hp) . Three blade versions are also available. I find the Fiti to be exceptionally good at translating the engine power to thrust - sub 100m take off, up hill, on grass ,with full fuel combined with excellent cruise, sea level 4800 rpm 100 knots + @ 12.5 L/H. It is a very quiet prop, as are most Europena ones, being designed to meet very low noise emission standards. You sound decided on the 3 blade option - In my experience, unless you have clearance/ rpm issues ,all a 3 blade will do for you is add cost, weight, complexity and sex appeal. Two blade prop, on low hp engines, is the way to go for best efficiency.
  9. The A380 is for a relatively niche market and there is alot to risk for airlines. Purchase price, limited airports, number of bums on seats for profitability and more, make it a very "narrow" instrument. The scales have tipped in favour of large twin engine airliners which are more readily adaptable to changing market conditions. You can buy short haul/ long haul, domestic/ international aircraft in the same basic model which streamlines systems (pilot/ maintenance training, parts, planning and operations). I guess it has been detemined that this now outweighs the benefits of the A380.......
  10. When you contemplate the "Short" Skyvan, you thank the Lord they didn't make a Long one. Hey Shorty, do you want another beer? Of course you do and disregard the insult. What's the weather like down there?. Nev
  11. Without prejudice we shall judiciously interpret that statement as given under your hand in the prime instance first hereinbefore written Sir.
  12. derekliston

    13. Thoughts so far, or great expectations

    My CH701 sat untouched for two years because I was so pissed off with trying to interpret the plans. Eventually got back to work and finished it because it was worth nothing as a pile of bits if I wanted to sell it. I’ve been flying it for about four years now and I’m really glad I persevered.
  13. turboplanner

    RAAus really do not care about procedures

    I was very impressed by the part he played; showed some class. As FV said, better to find out the real reason.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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......
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. onetrack

    Flying Club Sign

    But .. but .. if the wind blows the card away, you no longer have any method of measuring the weather!!
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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