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    Ikarus c42 advanced ultralight
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  1. Hey Simon... here is another little video , now that you have a GoPro... I would love to watch your flying skills please. How I mount my GoPro and record cabin audio.... plus yet another run down on circuit technique. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKFJ9Y9qV_Y
  2. Right... I said 'much respect' as to how this man handled the kangaroos! DaveP
  3. Thanks.... I can accept the slap in the head! BTW much respect to Australians.... see link
  4. My First aviation incident.. after 75 hours total flight time, I've ended up with a flat tire on landing.... it was a nice landing with no sideloading on the rubber but she immediately felt odd after touchdown and then was pulling hard left on the first taxiway after exiting the runway. I did however notice that hte tire was low two days previously and my walk around was fine. Oh well it all worked out well. This is such a light aircraft that the sidewalls of the tire even with low airpressure hardly shows to the eye.... so my next walk around will include me putting my foot with full weight on the tire top. I can only do this with the wheel pants off however. Oh well chaulk up another lesson for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9kgt9GeJec
  5. My first flight as passenger in a GA low wing airplane. Shawn, a friend from Ground school here in Kingston Ontario, offered me a ride in his - 1966 Piper Cherokee PA28. Nice airplane. It was an interesting comparison between my understanding of low wing and high wing. Much the same of course but much different as well. The strong keel effect of a high wing that I"m used to is definitely different from the diheidral wing in making the airplane positively stable. I was surprised at how different the yaw felt in a low wing. Shawn took me to 3 local landing strips for low and overs. Great fun and yet another flying experience https://youtu.be/HH5fuOitXOo
  6. Right sir! The first time I took her up we had a VOX issue and t;he difficulty in comms sort of reduced the fun of first flight! So I didn't take any chances this time!
  7. Hi... yet another local flight but I got to take my oldest up for her second flight with me today. It is a different kind of feeling when you have your child on board... I'm so proud that she will climb aboard with me and it's a very interesting and mixed feeling to trust oneselfs newly aquired skills! I'm loving aviation with Ontario Advanced Ultralights here in Kingston Ontario Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLNso31YMjE&t=2s
  8. Anatomy of simple local flight with calls, take off/landings and leaving and entering the zone of Class E airport. CYGK Kingston Ontario Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le9xoLgr6HE
  9. Thanks Nev.... At my ripe age of 57 , I simply like to just juice around checking out the world.. I can switch up sides but I rather dislike it. So I thought to myself.... why am I doing this? Well obviously I make $40 per hour to instuct instead of paying $150 per hour to fly for fun. That is a big reason for sure.... but I was sort of surprised at myself when I found that I didn't really like instructing. That really took me by surprise. So I'm back to the more expensive flying for fun... and loving it. Again... if I never fly another minute for the remainder of my life... this accomplishment will rest happily deep in my soul forever! Thanks Nev.
  10. This is interesting... just a little nuance like just that can be a part reason for my dislike of changing up the seats. One similar thing to your toe brake oddity is the way I have to reach for the manual flaps lever located on the roof.... I find it crazy difficult to reach up and across with my opposite hand for some reason... I don't now why but it all feels like trying to throw a ball with my wrong hand...... I can do it but it sure doesn't look as pretty! Thanks DaveP
  11. Flying left seat with stick (elevator/ailerons/brakes) in right hand and throttle control and flaps with left.... feet on the rudder. The right seat switches the central stick control so the hands become reversed. Plus the site picture on landing is a bit different. Plus most of the steam gauges are way off to the left... the inclinometer is almost useless from the right seat. I can fly right seat but I don't feel as comfortable for sure. Maybe old brain with newbie skills could be the problem. I fly right seat to practice flight instruction but I think I've decided that I don't really like instructing as much as just flying around doing my own will.....so that allows me to jump back in the left seat. I'm sure that with another 20 hours in the right seat I would feel at home but why? I think I"ve just decided to take up passengers but forget the flight instruction. Thanks for the contact. DaveP
  12. First flight in over six weeks! Also the first time back in the left seat since end of October! I have been doing the last 7 or 8 flights from the right seat and with a common central stick and different sight picture....I was not enjoying my flying. Believe it or not, I was actually very concerned whether I'd fly again to be perfectly honest! So today was a make or break day..... I jumped into the good old left seat and had a great but cold flight. The weather here has been horrible for the last 6 weeks straight. I'm back baby!! "George Castanza" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3p76e6H95M&t=7s
  13. I take a friend , Dave, up for a flight. Dave is my first passenger with me flying PIC Right seat. I practice a bit of flight instruction but Dave used to be a Glider Flight instructor and is a Flight sim guy who knows quite well how to fly. https://youtu.be/kGLOFPIXlNY
  14. My first Right Seat Solo flying in the Ikarus C 42 Well.. as part of learning flight instruction I have to switch seats. After being left seat PIC for my entire learning process... I now have to learn to fly Right seat. A real bit if brain flipping is required for a central stick controlled aircraft. My entire flight learning has had me using left hand for throttle and flaps and my right hand for elevator/ailerons/trim. The rudder pedals stay the same. I think part of the difficultly in this contralateral controlling is that one of the main control surfaces still remains the same. Anyhow it felt very daunting during the first few take offs/landings but I have conquered the beast..... suddenly seems easy. Don't get me wrong.... getting your left and right hand controls mirrored and not the rudders gets your control inputs fractions of a second slow which translates to a bit of slop.... but this with tighten out very quickly.... very exciting This has been a bigger jump than my very first solo!!!
  15. My first Right Seat Solo flying in the Ikarus C 42 Well.. as part of learning flight instruction I have to switch seats. After being left seat PIC for my entire learning process... I now have to learn to fly Right seat. A real bit if brain flipping is required for a central stick controlled aircraft. My entire flight learning has had me using left hand for throttle and flaps and my right hand for elevator/ailerons/trim. The rudder pedals stay the same. I think part of the difficultly in this contralateral controlling is that one of the main control surfaces still remains the same. Anyhow it felt very daunting during the first few take offs/landings but I have conquered the beast..... suddenly seems easy. Don't get me wrong.... getting your left and right hand controls mirrored and not the rudders gets your control inputs fractions of a second slow which translates to a bit of slop.... but this with tighten out very quickly.... very exciting This has been a bigger jump than my very first solo!!! https://youtu.be/L6HfXpLk_Eo
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