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  1. 3 points
    These are much improved aileron bushes that I made for my Savannah long ago. 1000+hrs now and no wear at all. Still snug fit and silky smooth action. The larger bearing surface of 8mm diameter Teflon gives no wear on the aluminum. The bushing is held tight against the support by the bolt, and the aileron bracket rotates on the bushing. The nyloc nut is used because this isn't a rotating part, and the bushing must be held tight against the support. Needs access to a lath, but someone should be producing such bushings.
  2. 2 points
    This link from the Vintage Bonanzas Facebook page. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-16/aviations-electric-future-lands-paris-air-show?fbclid=IwAR1vCtyrNSFhzkwahGjnGbmAAPhtpI1D0TLvo0g1mn9GDbyh8oovpqcF6_A
  3. 1 point
    https://www.pilotweb.aero/f... , (BD story in the side bar )
  4. 1 point
    Just a minor thing but an aircraft lives in a Hangar. A Hanger is what you put clothes on.
  5. 1 point
    How do you remember which is yours. All the same and way too faaassst
  6. 1 point
    They gave a knife to the pilot??? Jumpmasters used to carry a knife...usually some sort of hunting knife. This was for use if a student got hung up on a static line under the aircraft, instead of falling away. The theory then went as follows: If the student had their wits about them, they indicated as much by placing their hands on their helmet. On seeing this, the jumpmaster saws through the static line, the student falls away and deploys his/her reserve. Great! In the absence of student wits, the jumpmaster was instead expected to shimmy down the static line and wraps his legs round some part of the witless victim, then saw through the static line, then reach round and deploy the student's reserve, then fall away and deploy his own canopy. One heard of people who knew people who had once done this...but one never came across anyone who actually did. Though there was considerable debate amongst jumpmasters as to where to have the knife (between the teeth?) while shimmying down, and whether wearing gloves might prevent one falling off.............(
  7. 1 point
    In 185s we used to hook the static lines to the base frame of pilot's seat. Somewhere is a pic of a student coming down on a reserve parachute...and dangling below him is the static line with the pilot seat at the end of it..............
  8. 1 point
    Bolt on credibility for Uber. The reverse is true for the other partners :D
  9. 1 point
    With people all over the place including hanging out in the airstream on one side and very near stall speed with no power and it's not RISKY.?? THEY decide when to jump I just try to provide the optimum situation to jump as long as I can, and get up and down as quickly as I can to keep their cost down. Their main worry. I'd probably still do it so I haven't learned from my foolishness and I don't need the hours. Nev
  10. 1 point
    IF your source of intake air is hot enough to prevent icing at all times you are sacrificing power.. There's no way around that. Nev
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    The tips, experience and advice are appreciated here in the Great White North as well. Thank you Facthunter! CanadaDan
  13. 1 point
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_New_Zealand_Fletcher_FU24_crash CoG issue. I worry that the sky-dive community regards aircraft as secondary to their main aim.
  14. 1 point
    Thank you to everyone that has offered their support to help keep PAC and the businesses on the airport open. There are around 100 people who work across the airport who are under direct threat by the Shire’s letters to stop work. We are currently in a truce where the Shire said they will not enforce the stop work direction while we are talking, which is good. However it is only a disagreement away from them pushing the button to shut us down. PAC’s legal opinion informs us we have all of the permits we require to operate, including Existing Use Rights after more than 50 years of continuous operation. The Council is extremely focused in trying to apply new restrictions to our operations and strangle what has become a vibrant and very successful Aero Club and Commercial operation, just to appease a small but noisy anti-airport lobby group. PAC has been swimming against a tide of a declining aviation industry and has been growing our membership and are almost 600 strong and have a reach of over 1000 people directly connected to the Club. PAC has adopted a position in the community of trying to be a "force for good" and has donated over $100,000 in cash to charities from our last 2 airshows, collected 500 toys last year from our toy run, do over a 100 Angel Flights each year and support numerous charities with joy flights and TIFs each month. We hold regular open days for the community where hundreds come out to look at our collection of vintage, antique and warbirds for free. We have become part of the community, except for a handful of malcontents who have infiltrated the Council and convinced them to attempt to apply new and old (Church Hour) restrictions to our operations. We still need all the support we can muster to get the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to back off and allow us to maintain our continuous use which we have a lawful right to do. We encourage you to write to our Shire and use social media to encourage others to do the same. My only request in terms of the content is to be respectful in making your points as anything less does not help our case. Email to: [email protected] Regards Jack Vevers President - PAC
  15. 1 point
    Hi Jack, You impress me greatly! I sincerely hope you and your mate achieve your dream...All the very best to both of you! Franco.
  16. 1 point
    Hey folks, I'm currently working on cutting the engine mount pieces. I was using TubeJoin to print templates for the pipe ends - but it has limitations. It can only do the joint at one end of the pipe, so you don't know how long the pipe has to be and what the join on the other end is like - and how the two relate in terms of where they are on the pipe's diameter. Anyways I'd drawn the engine mount up in Sketchup so went looking to see if that had the capability to do it. Turns out it has. There's an extension you can get called "Unwrap and flatten faces". Bearing in mind that a picture tells a thousand words... Below is the engine mount. I need to create a template of the tube which runs from top centre to the port mount. By isolating that pipe (further details below) and copying it, I can use the "unwrap and flatten faces" tool to do this: Now there's a flat 2D template of the pipe's cut ends. All I need to do is align the camera, print the view to scale and tape it to the pipe to get the exact cut lines. If you use Sketchup, this is how you do it: select the tube you want and choose Edit - Make Group select the items at each end that it intersects with (individually) and Edit - Make Group select all three (or in this case, 4) groups that you've created, then choose Edit - Intersect Faces - With Selection select the tube group and choose Edit - Group - Explode select the tube group and copy / paste away from the main part of the drawing realign the axes to the tube select the tube and choose Tools - Unwrap and Flatten faces (this assumes that you have installed the extension from the Selection Warehouse). Have fun!
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    We have little idea about this EFATO, that's the point Re ice, Yep, POH written in Bundaberg Is guess and if youre not expecting it would take quick thinking to clear and keep going. I regularly clear carb ice before take off in cold weather and its hardly noticable when idling. The carb heat check on run ups (if youre not to fast) will let you know if its there with a rpm RISE. Jabiru carb heat setup has very little effect on power, esp 3300, and can handle normal operation left on all the time, all the air is filtered on nearly all Jabiru aircraft hot or cold.
  18. 1 point
    https://www.avweb.com/multimedia/best-of-the-web-how-to-survive-a-tree-landing/
  19. 1 point
    Piston return springs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFX_Xq9WHTI:393
  20. 1 point
    It's the spring that returns the piston , of course......Maybe see a doctor about your failing sense of humour. (I believe the post was in jest....as is this one)
  21. 1 point
    Great to see two young blokes with keenness, initiative, and a willingness to do work as lowly as cleaning to earn some $$$'s. It's also great to see young blokes who can spell properly, write a well-constructed, grammatically-correct post, and also produce a good flyer for their advertising, I wish you well, fellas, you're made of the right stuff.
  22. 1 point
    Agreed, and it’s entertaining too.
  23. 1 point
    Interesting take on driverless automation, here ... https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/06/02/self-driving-cars-will-kill-people-heres-why-you-need-to-get-over-it/
  24. 1 point
    I have just completed the 100th aircraft profile on the Showcase. It has received over 5,600 views.
  25. 1 point
    No experience with the 0-233, but lots with the 0-235 which I ran for 2400hrs, (full TBO), in a C152. My consumption was between 75 and 100 mls per tacho hour. With the new engine, I flogged it for the 1st hour or 2, probably anywhere from 2700 to 2550 RPM - then ran it at 75% - about 2500 RPM I think for another 5 hrs, Plenty good advice already - perhaps run it really hard for an hour or two again and see if that helps. Lycomings generally need really hard running to get everything bedded down, and then they seem to be very low oil users. The IO-360 that I have in my RV9A was run really hard for 5 hrs, but exceptionally hard in the 1st hour. Result is that it uses less than you'd believe - around 60-80 mls /hr depending on the type of operation. happy days,
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