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About AzharFly

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  • Birthday 04/11/1968

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    Zenith Zodiac 601XLB
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  2. Hi Quick question, can an RA 19 registered plane be converted over to VH? This would be a plane using factory plans, approved engine such as Rotax 912 or Jabiru? The reason why I ask is that there are a number of very capable 19 registered planes that I like but my requirement is to fly into controlled airspace etc.
  3. Hi Rose, Welcome to this forum. The gazelle is a nice gentle plane to fly. I used to fly one from Donnington Airpark. I have a Jabiru and fly a Piper Warrior not far from you. Azhar
  4. I only came to know John a few weeks ago when arranging a BFR in Weightshift. We had a lovely conversation when we found we had a common denominator in that I used to fly a Mainair Flash II Alpha and John flew this same aircraft years ago across the English Channel on several occasions. I was so looking forward to meeting John in January to hear more of his adventures. Rest in Peace and my sincere condolences to his family.
  5. Ah thanks. I'm looking for RA-Aus. I'm set to go to Caboolture but was wondering if there is anyone closer. It's a shame Oak Valley is no more in terms of training.
  6. Hi Does anyone know who may be able to conduct a BFR for weightshift around the Townsville area? Thanks
  7. Hi On another note, the last time I contacted a well known insurance company 'who understands recreational aircraft' said '...they only insure an aircraft which looks like an aircraft' !!!!! Can you believe that? Say no more. Azhar
  8. Wing Washing & Protection Hi I'm wondering what trike pilots use to wash down their microlight wings. It seems the manufacturers warn of anything other than water. Any ideas would be very appreciated. Ammendment...... I forgot to ask... is there any solution that you can use to act as a UV protectant too? Also, what strength napisan do you use? Thanks Azhar
  9. Changing Wings Hi This is getting similar to a thread which I started a few months ago http://www.recreationalflying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1620 You would probably have to re-register your trike as a single seater only as it is no longer standard manufacturer design if you change a wing. I think the Streak wing has a greater surface area and needs a lot more grunt to keep it in level flight. Can't believe how slow the Wizard wing is... 39kt. I have a Flash 2a wing and it cruises along at 45kt hands off and with easy bar-in it can do 53kt or more. This is with a rotax 462 at 8 litres per hour! Regards, Azhar
  10. Hi Does anyone have a circuit diagram for a simple electric carb heat setup? Regards, Azhar
  11. Trike bar Hi, Just wondering which 'bar' fell onto the battery terminals? This happened when no-one was present right? Azhar
  12. Jetman Wow, I've seen a jet hang-glider but this beats them all. Well worth a look. Azhar
  13. Electrical probs Thanks MicGrace, The water temp gauge flickering was solely due to a very poor magneto to engine earthing point. I had a look at the electrical carb heat and the wiring is a *** mess under all the plastic heat shielding. I'm going to rip it out and restore it back to standard wiring without battery. Just one question, with the 2 phase (4 wires) coming out from the magneto, are both coils joined together in parallel which then feed the rectifier/regulator? And one very last question, how on earth does the water temp gauge get a reading from the AC side of the magneto? The tacho I can understand but I thought water temp gauges need probes like the EGT and CGT does. Regards, Azhar
  14. Power to Radio Hi, I just use a 12v DC battery purchased from any hobby shop for $20 and a charger for it @ $10 from the same type of shop. Then go to Dick Smiths and buy some red and black cable, a power plug that goes into the side of your radio, a 1 amp fuse and fuse holder and a on/off switch plus some electrical conector terminals with crimper (unless you know someone with these already) - they aren't expensive. Then just wire red cable from +ve terminal of battery to fuse holder, then from fuse to switch, then from switch to power plug (for radio) and with black cable from power plug back to -ve terminal of battery. Also it would be good to add an earth from -ve terminal of battery to airframe. This way you shouldn't experience any dangers of spikes etc as the battery is completely isolated from the main charging circuit of the magneto. It would also lessen the chances of interference also. These solid black hand size batteries last hours and hours per charge running my radio, intercom and headsets etc. Azhar
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    Hi, I found that Repco can get gearbox oil for you. My Rotax 462 gearbox needs EPX85W/140 and you can get this in Castrol 4 litres @$40 or Valvolene in a 1 litre bottle @$11. Azhar
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