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  2. I thought it w well organised, a great location and the seminars that I attended were great. This site has great potential, the carpaarking was unfortunate but out of RAA's control, the fee for use of the parking paddock was sprung on them the week before the event I was told. The police wanted a four figure sum to cover their presence as well. I had no issue paying $10 for a close park any way, spent ten times that in the open bar area whilst watching the P51 and Yaks do their thing. I really enjoyed it and hope more people get behind iit next year.
  3. Hi Deadstick is the Rotax 100uls 2,000hr engine still available? Phil.
  4. Hi, want to start an info sharing page for the 912is in a view to helping diagnose issues etc. Had a strange issue, pilot tried to start 912is with a low powered battery, no joy. Upon replacing the battery he found that the Engine management system would not turn on, this caused all systems to not work, fuel pump, start relay etc. could bypass them all using the emergency back up battery switch however the EMS still would not display. Fault finding the system, I kept coming back to the EMS unit and upon removal I could hear a rattle like something loose inside. After speaking with the manufacturer it turns out that trying to initialise the EMS with less than 6 volts causes a small capacitor that's soldered to the board to heat up and de- solder itself. So always keep your battery charged or start the engine with the backup battery armed and switch it off post start.
  5. Does anyone know when this new engine is going on sale?
  6. Hi frank, that wasn't my experience I picked up a few knots in cruise. They are a few degrees finer IIRC but I believe the improvements come from the blade profile and the more rigid build.
  7. Hi, the sensenich wooden prop performs great on my J230. Picked up 150rpm static and cruises better as well.
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    Hi, just installed a set of the new 3/8 through bolts in a customers 2200, the machines groove at the centre is the harmonic mod.
  9. Speaking to ben Morgan later that day he did invite the opposition minister but didn't get a response. Apologies for the spelling above.
  10. I was their all day, the brief from RAA at 10:00 was great, topics on the constitution, administration streamlining, Jabiru ( sue woods was there and it was hinted that there will be a release on this very soon) sport pilot, the new tech manual and a multitude of smaller issues. I have to say I'm very impressed with the RAA team that we have, the job that they are doing and the direction that they are taking us. The industry meeting was well attended, the host ben Morgan CEO of aviation advertiser, was very articulate and managed to keep it on topic and track most of the time with very few displays of bias! Barnaby Joyce admitted firstly that he knew very little about avaiation but sincerely wants to help. The minister was much the same and recognised that he has the power to direct CASA to do whatever is nessecary basically stated that he wants to help if he can but only being in the job for 10 weeks he is not fully across the topic ( he arranged a meeting with the heads of aviation industry that were present) the chair of CASA's board admitted that they are dysfunctional, admitted that they are applying band aid fixes to a variety of topics and initially would not budge on the implementation of ADSB until he was shown how self serving and foolish implementing such a system is before the people that manufactured it just to show the world that we were the first! Interestingly to cover Australia there will need to be 500plus ADSB receivers, they only intend on putting in 97 just to cover the airline routes!!! A lot of people had their say, some coherent and some rambled but overall the outcome was positive in that the minister witnessed the issues and the admission by CASA that they are not effectively doing their job and pushingthe industry to the point of collapse.
  11. Hi Frank, not defending lite speed at all, but Barnaby actually delivered a joke on his knowledge of helicopters as an ice breaker! Was well timed and funny.
  12. I've been using this form to highlight scheduled maintenance since 2010 every aircraft I service gets one. all aircraft must be maintained to a schedule, for home hilts you can chose one from CASA's list A or B, and this must be documented. For LSA's it's the manufacturers schedule.
  13. Hi Bruce, All L2's should be using a secondary inspector or a duplicate for flight critical systems. There in my experience speaking with L2's is no confusion on this topic. You are right to seek inspection on your home built and as an L4 I find it surprising that it was no mandatory before registration.
  14. Hi, they can and do so. The tech manager in conjunction with a maintenance evaluation board get together and review L2 applications. The experience base of the candidate is evaluated and limitations if needed put in place. Some L2's are limited to a specific type or require work experience and a log under the guidance of and experience L2 or LAME. I was already a LAME when I applied for L2 and was still given a 12 month supervisory limitation and had to apply with documented evidence and recommendations for that to be lifted. My point is there is a robust system to determinate a candidates limitations if any.
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