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About Flightrite

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  • Birthday 01/02/1960


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  1. I'll take metal any day. Easy to repair, shows any structual issues easily, easy to work with?
  2. Again save ya breath mate, I don't bother answering these types of believers, they are on a single minded mission with blinkers on?
  3. How many hours have you in both types? The C175 lasted 4 years in production, had engine issues and poor performance, fail. The C177 lasted longer around 10 years or so, had perf & handling issues, both designs where dropped by Cessna for obvious reasons.
  4. I only watch the sessions for the scenery? I've driven planes only a handful of times into PNG but not the minor strips?
  5. KR mate am glad I'm not 30, according to the fear merchants I ought to be dead! Let's hope the sheeple get some perspective here with all this hysteria and fear but I guess I am dreaming,?
  6. I heard on the ABC news today the poor unfortunate 30 yr old guy who passed away had multiple underlying issues, surprise surprise! Gotta love the hysteria behind a good fear story!
  7. This is the sort of plane that gives you mixed emotions, cute & ugly all at the same time??
  8. That's kinda known already in the GA world but a coincidence in the early series 4 seaters, C175, dog, C177, dog. If they where sucsesful they would be making them today!? A friend if mine has an RG strutless gutless he bought it so his wife can get better access, they are known for room but it sits in the hangar most if it's life, he is less than impressed with its slug perf. I did my retract endo in one a hundred years ago, loved the view and space but that's all!?
  9. There's is plenty of further info on the Govt sites like dhhs.vic & Vict.gov Seeing as we can fly that's my main interest?
  10. I have that screen snapped already on my phone in case an over zealous Mr plod wants to throw his weight around!
  11. The gutless cutless had its own stigma referred as the C172RG, it too suffered from lathargic performance. Cessna where at a dilemma with the Cardinal, originally designed to replace the 172 but after numerous negative outcomes along the way with increasing HP, making them RG they where caught between a rock and a hard place. Put an even bigger engine on them? Cessna already had the higher HP larger 182 series so gutless strutless model was dropped but still has a following. The spar AD like its larger cousin the 210 is another thorn in the designs side which no doubt effects the value.
  12. My friend has a '59 C180 he Flt Plns 125 kts 50 lph, not an economical machine but versatile.
  13. Tigers has been dead in the water for ages. They have hung on to the AOC but they have conned the workers all along! The idiots at VA had a good thing going there with Tigers but as usual they f***** it up big time!
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