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Flightrite

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About Flightrite

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  • Birthday 01/03/2000

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    Melbourne
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    Australia

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  1. It’s the odd ball engines that usually let down these airframes. There’s something to be said for sticking to types that bring easy/good resale value. Ive seen a few Vans A/C fitted with complex heavy exotic donks that sell well under their normal sale value when fitted with proper donks! Each to there own!
  2. It’s the odd all engines that usually let down these airframes. There’s something g to be said for sticking to types that bri g easy/good resale value. Ive seen a few Vans A/C fitted with complex heavy exotic donks that sell well under their normal sale value when fitted with proper donks! Each to there own!
  3. Looks too complex, like all these weasly ideas they are more a curiosity by some who ‘think’ they can knock off the big players, amusing though using fancy computer graphics and painful music😂
  4. 30 mins res is not much gas for a lot of planes! Remember that the 30 mins had to actually be useable too, quite a few machines out there have high un-useable amounts. It’s seat sweating stuff to be watching the FMS and trying to ‘make’ fuel whilst en Route, light A/C fuel Qty can be an educated guess at the best of times!
  5. Fiddling with tank to engine selector/s just prior to take off is foolish at best! A few machines I’ve flown over many years had aux tanks that needed to be drained/pumped into the mains if you wanted to access the entire fuel supply, on a long over water flight that was done as soon as the space became available. Short of a catastrophic mech failure engine stoppages are mostly due fuel starvation, often driver induced! The one thing I’m anal about is fuel ,
  6. I’ve deliberately left the fuel tap off in one of my Jab donk powered machines to see how long it would run for. Doing a proper run up & warm up would see the engine quit well before being flight ready.
  7. Boring WX up there today😉 my planes languish in the hanger on a nice say whilst I have to ‘work’😂
  8. Boeing, manufacturer of dinosaurs, Airbus, the way of the future😂 Both 1987 models.
  9. Girls and aviation don’t mix😉😉😂Pick one and stick to it😂
  10. Now this is a panel! A real man’s panel!😂 The one thing that I find in a lot of homebuilts etc is that a lot of panels are a dogs breakfast! An ergonomic mess!
  11. I would never own plastic fantastic! Old school metal for me, I sleep like a baby too😂
  12. “Parker Pen” hours used to be common! The ‘true’ measure of hours should show up on a flight test, they are just numbers at the end of the day. I could add up all my hours in my several log books and come up with a different answer every time probably! Mistakes get made over many years of adding. Once upon a time I used to love doing log book entries, we paid enough for them, now it’s a chore!🙁 To stay reasonably on top of the game means keeping yr head in the books year round & driving a plane regularly👍
  13. Every possibility ‘Thruster’, why do you think we call our planes ‘she’?😂😉
  14. Yep that’s it👍 Done a lot of bloody work there already, I was surprised! it’s gunna be a complex airspace when that’s up and running! No doubt curfewed not long after the first noise complaints come in!
  15. Today @ 45K’ guess the airport😉
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