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  1. Getting bigger and better. spacesailor
  2. " Getting rid of it is where the innovation is needed. " No Problem,!. Medical, "condom shaped" male incontinence product is on the market, Don it before takeoff, hose comes out of trouser leg, then out to the heavens. (cloud seeding ?.) spacesailor
  3. I've always though that when a company says it's employees are "our greatest asset", the company actually hates and despises it's employees more than anything...
  4. The relevance is, the news outlets are desperate for clicks, so they can sell advertising banners - instead of seeing all their advertising income go to internet giants such as Google ...
  5. JG3

    Emergency prop

    This weekend we tried to use that Brolga prop to replace a Bolly damaged at Cawarral on the way to Lakeside. But it turns out that it won't fit the S and XL Savannahs because they have that prop hub extension with bolt holes only 100mm spacing.... The Brolga is 80mm and fits the Rotax hub because it has bolt holes for both 80 and 100mm sizes. In this instance we managed to borrow a new Bolly from Ray at Rods Bay. Many thanks for Ray's generosity and to Greg who arranged the contact. It's a great flying community we enjoy!
  6. http://www.klydemorris.com/strips.cfm?strip_ID=3040
  7. About two lines above the photo in the report, it says it was "affixed the centre of the instrument panel".
  8. My O-360 drinks about 35 LPH when properly leaned at 65% power. At 75% about 38, so I plan on 40.
  9. I also responded properly, but I agree with SSCBD. Drinking in flight isn’t a problem. Getting rid of it is where the innovation is needed.
  10. Just to be a smart arse, bigger bladder would be the best on long flights. However I did fill in the survey properly for you. Needs of age groups and flight do become a factor for LSA that can fly 5 hours non stop these days.
  11. Well, No. If a new engine was installed the report would have said so. Bulk stripping and new rings etc does not produce a new 180 HP engine. The picture of the fuel placard on the left of the picture showing the filler cap on the wing is the placard for both tanks. It is also on a black background. The wing is white.
  12. I realise it is a link but still question the relevance
  13. Bloody Conshie! Is a ham-fisted pilot so he drops in at home and sits out the rest of the War.
  14. Thought you might like to see what I have been working really really hard on and is about done...exciting times with such a vast array of resources available to all...not only will you see this: (click to see a bigger view of all the options) But you will also have in there: Under Classifieds there are Suppliers Under Articles there are flying Tutorials and Aviation News Under Resources you will get all your old resources back including Google Earth Airfields Under Groups there are Clubs and Schools ...and much more...it is all just about completed with the final development currently being done in the Classifieds section Recreational flying (.com) is going back to being a powerful and complete comprehensive resource for all aviators You will be really happy with the What's New section, much easier Search function and an overall much smoother user interface...It has taken 6 months of bloody hard work developing it all but I know you are going to like it as I most certainly do
  15. It is not a picture, but a link to a seperate video of a different incident. (They all are...)
  16. "Eduard, how many times do I have to tell you?! - don't keep dropping in on me, unexpectedly, like this!!
  17. Penn Yan conversions are almost always 180HP 0-360 engines AFAIK. The shiny new fuel placard is just aft of the fuel filler cap, (see pic in atsb rept), and staring the refueller 'in-the-face'. If the engine had been installed well prior to the wing damage accident, then the pilot would have been familiar with its' fuel consumption - but this is invariably far lower than the 'running-in' fuel consumption for the same engine. The LAMEs also noted the changes in the POH, though this would have been less likely seen without notification from them to 'all pilots' So, regardless of what HP/capacity the engine was - it used 144L avgas over a 3 hr 38 min period, ie, 40 LPH. For a flight involving 2 quite high climbs, plus some circling of fire zones, I'd think this would be about correct for the 0-360, but very high if it was an 0-320. Again, a real heads up for pilots flying any aircraft which has been in maintenance for major work. happy days,
  18. New to this forum. Love my flying. Owned everything from microlight to yak. Fy 172 and 182 mostly, but looking for a yak 50 for some me time. Most of my flying now is just with the kids and gf to have weekends away
  19. Does it matter? It was his mutter. At the beginning of March 1945, "White 5", W.Nr. 111745, was one of roughly ten Me 262’s which the unit of Jagdverband 44 had in service. Many different pilots have sat behind its controls, including Uffz. Eduard Schallmoser. He was assigned to JV 44 as a freshly trained fighter pilot, after completing an accelerated training program in the Me 262. Eduard Schallmoser flew the “White 5” also on April 4th 1945, when his Rotte met in area of München-Riem a group of twelve P-38’s of the 15th USAAF, which the German pilots attacked. In the following combat Uffz. Schalmoser collided with one of the Lightning’s piloted by Lt. William Randle. This was mainly due to his excessive speed and carelessness behind the controls. While Uffz. Schallmoser managed to land his damaged “White 5”, Lt. Randle must have left his Lightning by parachute and became a POW. Adolf Galland's JV-44 wingman. His 1st victory, he rammed a P-38 over Riem AP on 3 April, 1945. His 2nd victory, a B-26 in the Lanberg area on 16 April, 1945. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Munich area, involving a collision, on 17 April, 1945. On 20 April, 1945, he attacked a B-26 (victory # 4) formation and accidentally struck the tail of one of the Marauders. He bailed out as both AC fell to the ground. All victories in JV-44. Nickname 'Rammer'.
  20. The Cessna image is from a completely different story - an emergency landing with a group of skydivers aboard. The level of journalism in this country reaches a new low every day, in relation to accuracy.
  21. I question the relevance of the image number 2 in the report which is a Cessna.
  22. There is no mention of the installation of a new O360 engine. The engine was bulk stripped according to the report and presumably new rings etc installed requiring a run in. Only the propeller & both wings were replaced. I don't know where the placard was located but it was not on the wings The useable fuel of 72.2 litres was written on the wing in the photo though.
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