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  • Birthday 14/07/1951

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    Aeropilot Legend 600
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    Brisbane
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    Australia

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  1. Mike; unfortunately I can't remember which one I used, but it wasn't blue.
  2. Mike: I put a strip of LEDs behind the sight tube gauge on my Nynja tank. I had a push button to light up the LEDs rather than just leave them on all the time. That helped a lot with reading the level even when the tube started to discolor a bit. I tried the little floats but didn't have much success with them.
  3. Only two remain flying and I was fortunate enough to be at Oshkosh the year they were both there ... AND thanks to my lovely wife, fortunate enough to have a fly in Fifi.
  4. I've just noticed this thread so forgive me if I repeat something someone else already posted. If what I'm seeing here is right, then CASA is trying to align our airspaces to what they do in the US. In the US, class E starts at 1200’ AGL in most of the country. There are places where it goes down to 700’ but that is noted on their “sectionals” which are similar to our charts all combined into one. But there is this: we hardly have a fraction of the air traffic the US has AND we have NO potential to have that much traffic EVER. So I fail to see the justification or need for this other than al
  5. That's a very interesting question and I don't have an answer for it. I think it's possible that the currents might cause EM fields that could affect the compass.
  6. New2flying As others have said, you're well shot of her. Learning to fly can be stressful and you really need a cooperative partner in the cockpit while you're doing it, not an adversary. I lost quite a number of flying years because of previous instructors like your Susan. The guy who got me in the air gave me this piece of sage advice; “Flying is just another mechanical skill like driving or riding a bike. Anyone can do it, but you have to stick with it. Also, a lot of people reach a point in their training where they think ‘I can't make this work, I can't learn to fly’. But they can if
  7. Check, as Mike suggested, whether you have a large filter capacitor connected to your engine's voltage regulator. Look in the Rotax documentation in the electrical circuit diagrams. The Rotax charging system is notorious for generating electrical noise and the capacitor helps reduce it somewhat. Also, you should dig into all the negative return wires from everything electrical on your aircraft. All of the negative return wires MUST be returned to ONE common point. The system must not rely on frame returns to the negative of the electrical system as is done in cars. I repeat, the negative retu
  8. YAHOO!!!!! Wouldn't miss it for quids!
  9. When I was learning to fly I couldn't wait to be free of the instructor's yoke. Been flying 10 years+ and I actually look forward to flying with an instructor for my BFRs. 1) I expect them to pick up on any bad habits I've developed. 2) It forces me to practice a forced landing, which I avoid doing because it gives me the shivers. 3) Flying with a very experienced pilot is like having a security blanket. It's one of the few times I can totally relax in the cockpit.
  10. Hi Alan; Sorry for the delay in answering here. Answers to the three questions Q1) The Legend was designed to look like an 80% scale C182. So yes, there's more than a whiff of Cessna about it. I haven't flown any real Cessnas so I can't compare the flying characteristics. What I can tell you is that it is very forgiving if you let the airspeed get out of whack. I did, and it “dropped a wing” which took the form of a gentle uncommanded left bank. I corrected it by pushing the nose over and full throttle which brought it back to controlled flight instantly. It
  11. I have a Flight Data GT50. It has a clock, voltmeter, flight timer, G meter and resettable timer. I use the resettable timer to time my tanks. The GT 50 fits in the small standard instrument hole. It's cheap and has a lot of functions that I think are useful, especially the G meter with max G recording. I bought it for the G meter because I used to have a turbulence phobia and wanted to know if the bumps were going to rip the wings off. Thanks to the GT50 I don't worry about that anymore.
  12. The weather for video has been great these past few weeks and since the plane is much closer to home, I've been taking advantage of it. Here's the latest, a wander around our "neighborhood".
  13. Recently we moved our plane from Watts Bridge to Heck field at Jacobs Well. YHEC is very close to the Gold Coast, but more important, closer to where we live. The other day, we had some really good weather and lighting conditions and a new GoPro to test out so we did a fly over the Gold Coast
  14. One of the things I loved about the Nynja was that in turbulence, it was better flown hands off. The more I tried to counter the effects of thermals, the worse I flew. That probably meant it was "stable" but I liked that, especially for long flights. That said, it was still a nimble aircraft. It went where you told it to, when you told it to, no more, no less. It was reasonably light on the controls and responsive. My current airplane is a bit of a handful in turbulence. The phugoid duration is a bit longer and turbulence tends to set up a bit of a porpoising effect. In thermals, I have t
  15. I noticed the fly got real active on short final. Every time I've flown outback, I end up with a fly in the cabin they make a beelinefor your eyes on finals...every time.
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