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  1. What lubricant is recommended for the Jab piano hinges? Thanks, Bill
  2. My gliding flights are often 4 - 6 hrs duration. My setup is an external catheter draining overboard via a tube attached to the u/c door. (I drop the wheel when the time comes). My catheter source is Independence Australia https://store.independenceaustralia.com/urology/condom-drainage-external-catheters?manufacturer=Urisure My power flights are generally less than 2 hrs & I can usually last that long, but I do carry a nappy in a plastic freezer bag, just in case. Another compact option is the Uribag, which can be washed out & reused. https://www.disabilityshop.com.au/uribag-por
  3. Hi Skippy, being a water based PU, I assume Stewart Systems paint / glue it is not regarded as Dangerous Goods? Were you able to import it direct via airfreight ? Did you use an HVLP spray gun when applying it? Thanks, Bill
  4. Four of them, just up the road from Molong. 32 57.891 S 148 52.873 E. I think there may have been five. One was sold, overhauled & set off for the UK but only made it to somewhere in Asia.
  5. No - ASK 21 Mi's. See posts #22 & 23
  6. They have another 7 to sell. And there's one been operating at Mt Beauty for approx 10 years.
  7. I understand the 4 motorgliders (ASK 21Mi) sold for $140000 to $150000. I'm told (but can't confirm) they all went offshore - NZ, Italy & USA (2). The two that went to the US were purchased by locals on their behalf. Given the present value of the A$ & low hours they were bargains.
  8. Another option Lozzer. You're running RWY on an Anroid Nexus 7 (so am I in the Jab). Buy a Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro phone (~ $180). OzRwy allow you to load RWY onto the phone as a backup free. Small screen but usable, especially in my Corby, which has limited panel space. Other benefits are a spare phone & (like another glider pilot on this list who put me onto the J2) you can load XC Soar, which is a great nav / tactical tool for glider pilots. Cheers
  9. 25 – 27 July – Oshkosh. I'd suggest another day if you can - there is so much to see / do. The days can be long & tiring - for your dad (& you) the "trams" make it easy to get about. Take a load off your feet by sitting down & watching the daily airshows (& the Wednesday night airshow shouldn't be missed). Finally the EAA HQ / museum is well worth a visit - allow at least 3 hours. Have a great trip! Bill
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    Anybody tried the Rotec throttle body injector? Rotec Aerosport Pty Ltd Official Site
  11. Thanks for the explanation. The word "NON-INDEPENDENT" is what caused the confusion (for me & 2 others). Replacing it with SIMUL (simultaneous) would have been preferable. And btw, we rang the number given (no answer), left a voice mail msg requesting a call back & 4 days later - still no response.
  12. Current YBTH notam (below) indicates the RAAF cadets have a gliding camp in progress. Power traffic circuits for Rwy 17/ 35 at YBTH are now permanently to the East (ie RH circuits on Rwy 35, LH on 17). Can someone explain what is meant by " ... RWY 17/35 NON-INDEPENDENT CONTRA CCTS. PARL RWY OPS NOT PERMITTED" Thanks, Bill BATHURST (YBTH) C22/18 REVIEW C21/18 INCREASED GFY DUE AIR FORCE CADET CAMP GLIDERS AND TUGS WILL BCST ON AND MNT CTAF 127.35 WI 10NM AD RWY 17/35 NON-INDEPENDENT CONTRA CCTS. PARL RWY OPS NOT PERMITTED RECOMMENDED CCT JOIN ON UPWIND OR DOWNWIND TO AVO
  13. The CASA doc also says "... who require frequent access to a secure area of a security controlled. ... etc". So does this mean that if I land to for fuel at a Bowser located +200M from the terminal building, I don't need an ASIC?
  14. Has anyone been fined for not being able to produce an ASIC?
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