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Wirraway

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About Wirraway

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  • Birthday 28/11/1958

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    Zenith CH 601XLB
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    Perth Hills
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    Afghanistan

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  1. If the new RAAus weight increase ever happens, it will be 760kg. 760 - 685 = 75 kg. So if you weigh 70 kg, you can also carry 7 litres of fuel. Is this helpful for you??? 🙂
  2. Re the cars, I attended a crash between a Fiat 500, and aHolden Commodore. Both occupants of the Fiat were driven home by their husbands, both occupants of the Commodore went to hospital. Modern small cars are surprisingly safe. here’s an old video from the Pommy TV show 5th Gear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emtLLvXrrFs I’ve worked as a Paramedic for nearly 30 years, and one of the changes I’ve seen, in the early 90s, most accidents required the fire brigade to cut people out of cars, they were not always seriously injured, but doors would
  3. Thank you, it has been a life time in coming.
  4. Today I went solo for the first time in my own aircraft. 601 XLB. After a couple of years flying a Jab 170, spent time adjusting to the differences. It does fly nicely, though. 🙂
  5. Goid question Bruce. re the “bunnytail”, pages 9-13 discuss the various deployment systems if you want a better understanding of the differences between ripcord, bunnytail or throwaway. Canopy deployment ststems. Scroll to page 9
  6. Great story bloke. So did you enjoy being a "test pilot"??? 🙂 I loved the bunnytail except for the fact that it started playing with my mind, I would lose the bunnytail on every second jump, seriously. Obviously managed to find it, but ended up converting to a throwaway. No don't recall a Rod White. Did a bit of jumping out of Violet Town in Victoria in the late 80s. Pilot was a Buckley......was Ben Buckley the famous one? I recall this guy being his brother. In-flight door was a big plus in the cold of a Victoprian winter My main dropzone in W.A. was Lake Clifton, manag
  7. Re Bleriot, I read years ago that it was only the fact that it rained on his flight, thus cooling the Anzani, that enabled him to complete the journey. Can't find verification of that at the moment. Re the skydivers error, years ago I was jumping using a "bunnytail" to deploy the main, great system but the bunnytail is prone to being dislodged from its keepers, or if you are as clumsy as I am, I was regularly "losing" it while trying to deploy. Sadly, many have died, "chasing the bunny tail into the ground". I.e., The deployment device is sitting just above your back, and people
  8. The aircraft involved is currently for sale. It has been re-built. Just out of interest
  9. Jabiru7252, my point exactly, the more oil, the greater the opportunity/time for it to lose the heat it has carried away.
  10. Interetsed to hear thoughts on this point: Increasing the volume of oil carried by the engine. I think I have mentioned before how my old 900cc 4 cyl Yamaha engine had 2.7l oil, 2.9l if changing the filter as well. My Griso 1100cc and V-Strom 1000 cc, (although the V-Strom is also water cooled) both carry nearly 3 litres of oil, for an engine half the size of the Jab. Surely more circulating oil would assist in cooling the hot bits???
  11. Garfly, thanks for posting that video. Cheers.
  12. I had phone chat with Skippy about this recently, and again, what you've said is consistent with his chat to me. I do not doubt that someone with the necessary skills and time would be getting a bargain. But I am not that person. Sometime ago, one of my instructors said, "never fly in a home built aircraft, unless you've built it yourself" My retort, "I would never want to fly in something I built!!!!" BTW, another aircraft has just hit the market, and it is here in W.A. (It's on planesales and gumtree) A Bantam with a Jab 2200. Very well priced. Tempted, except for t
  13. what about this section, which appears to relate to all types Doesn’t that apply?
  14. I just googled and got this https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2008L04568 and http://services.casa.gov.au/airworth/airwd/ADfiles/enggen/eng/ENG-004.pdf
  15. Learn something everyday. Although, this quote from AD/ENG/4 Amdt 11, seems to give priority to the manufacturer's "published time between overhaul"
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