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  1. 4 points
    Interesting reading though this is, when I actually think about it, I couldn’t tell you which, if any technique I use. I make sure my turns aren’t too tight and keep my speed where I want it. I tend to fly pretty much glide approaches and keep my circuits close ‘just in case’ that means my downwind to final tends more to the circular than the square. I keep the speed where I want it and keep the ‘picture’ right, I fly at idle down to the runway and only put in a bit of power when I encounter sink. Don’t know if right or wrong, but works for me!
  2. 3 points
    Hello, Justin from Brisbane here. I have purchased a broken Karatoo and will spend the next few (5-10) years getting her back in the air. It had a bit of a oops in Tara and will require a fair bit of love and attention to get her airworthy. My good mate Ed and I will spend many an evening in the shed tinkering away. It came with a 12 hour old 2300cc VW and Bolly reduction drive. It’s got overhauled bendix mag, carb, twin plug heads and new alloy case, I am not sure if we will use it yet, certainly it will do to keep costs down but I care about reliability more than anything else. The aim will be a minimum cost build with minimal instruments, only a compass, ASI, Alt and engine instruments. A WAC chart will do for navigation I can’t find a Karatoo build topic on here so I guess this will have to do. I am putting stuff up on YouTube for people to see what we are up to, it’s on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/user/justinjsinclair have a great day Justin
  3. 2 points
    Good read about a country reporter who’s learning to fly. Best way is to scroll to the bottom to Episode 1 and make your way up from there. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-07/home-on-the-plane/5782534
  4. 2 points
    Sixty second circuits? Can't call that circuits. He's doing donuts!
  5. 2 points
    From the pictures it looks like it is on the input side of the carby. That makes no sense. No amount of available electric power on that side will significantly raise the input air temperature enough to avoid carb ice. There's other electric carb heaters producing about 50W that attach to the butterfly side where it may help a bit, and they are hardly effective. I'd opt to remove this pre-heater contraption and find a way to install proper hot air carb heat from near the exhaust pipes
  6. 2 points
    Hello from the land of the Bald Eagle. Can't speak to the Rotax, but FWIW I've been flying a 17 yr old C model with a 2200 Jab for a year now, up here in the Pacific NW of Washington and Oregon. The plane was originally VW powered, so of course motor mount and wiring harness needed replacing. Battery had to be relocated to correct CG change, and oil cooler as well. I would guess you would have similar issues going to Rotax. I can confirm the Jab is a great match for this airframe, climbs and cools well for 3.5 gals/hr at cruise. In our EAA group's experience it has been very reliable engine, with hundreds of hours on five 2200's in STOL and two Sonex's. Not to sound like a salesman, hell, I'm not even Australian! But I like your little engine...Good on y'all!
  7. 1 point
    Naaah. Not if you have fuel in the tanks
  8. 1 point
    Any overcontrolling has to be counteracted so better not to do it at all, if that can be managed. . Try flying a 72+ thousand pound AUW plane with only manual controls and being "gentle" on the controls. You either fly on trim (bad) or work out at a GYM and show it who's boss. My previous instructor had run the line be gentle on a plane's controls you don't have to push it around.. That's nice on DHC-1. Horses for courses though. Know your (current) plane. For a while that "advice" was a bit of a monkey on my back. My instructor meant well, bless his cotton socks. Nev
  9. 1 point
    Site is now moved onto the new server.
  10. 1 point
    I remember the call I made: Jabiru xxxx lined up and rolling 02, first solo YEEHAA!!!
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