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  1. Hi Andrew, do you still come on here?
  2. Hi everyone, I'm back in the game! After my last forum 'landing' I flew a bit of a wide circuit, in fact I was downwind for about 2.5 years I'm reintroducing myself back into flying with my maiden flight this Sunday at my old airfield - Bindoon. Missed it every day so I'm pretty excited to be back in the left seat :) Few lessons then a BFR! Look forward to catching up and reading all the great posts. Cheers, Andrew
  3. Hi everyone, I'm back in the game! After my last forum 'landing' I flew a bit of a wide circuit, in fact I was downwind for about 2.5 years I'm reintroducing myself back into flying with my maiden flight this Sunday at my old airfield - Bindoon. Missed it every day so I'm pretty excited to be back in the left seat :) Few lessons then a BFR! Look forward to catching up and reading all the great posts. Cheers, Andrew
  4. Hello, i'm sorry i’m new on this and am not sure I am writing in the correct spot. My name is Neil, I live in Fremantle, and have also purchased the A-plane plans 3 months back, I have just started on the fuselage. I was just curious if you have started fabrication also, or could help each other out with it. Cheers Neil
  5. 150hr CPL training nowadays is GST ex. Yes you do have a point however I think it still works out being cheaper back then, especially due to fuel prices. I really wanna go to the US! They have all the best planes for hire at low prices. -Andrew
  6. Hire rates effective: 11/03/2000 Well I really wish I was eligible for a CPL during this time. CPL with retractable gear, NVFR, CIR, theory, IREX theory and ATPL theory for $38243. Similar course is now around $50,000 in WA minus NVFR, CIR, IREX & ATPL theory. C172 rates (non RG) is $300/hr minus landing fees, $200/hr solo. C152A is $260/hr dual and $160/hr solo minus landing fees. Full stop is ~$24, T&G ~$4ea at Jandakot.
  7. Spent a few hours on the Pterodactyl today, focusing on her engine. Decided to tear it apart to inspect the internals. Only a spotted a few problems as I was pulling it apart. The pulley being driven for the prop speed reduction has a really loose bearing, heaps of free-play. Don't think that's normal so that'll need replacing. The studs for the engine block have severe corrosion due to moisture getting in (I think) so it'll probably be a job and a half to get them out and new ones in. New starter pull cord and fan guard cover need to be ordered. Other than that the engine is in pretty good nick, the cylinder liners are in perfect condition and the pistons are unmarked. We did find what looked like a Millipede in the crank case and Bee/Wasp covered in carbon on top of a piston but they probably crawled in during the storage stage of the aircrafts life. See the attached photos
  8. The HF exam isn't all common sense, there are a few things you will need to learn but it's nothing tricky. Make sure you have a good read over your HF book or sit a course. Congratulations on your excellent pass :) Cheers, Andrew
  9. sseeker

    Ercoupe

    Wow it's on the RAA register. Looks like a big GA plane!! -Andrew
  10. Negative, I haven't tried them ozzie -Andrew
  11. Tornado, Yup, I asked the supplier to quote a USPS price and courier price to see what was best. I've received items via UPS (not USPS) that were much cheaper than the USPS alternative, and delivered in 3 days! We'll see what he gets back to me with. Anyone know what the best approach to purchasing aircraft Aluminium tubing in Australia is? -Andrew
  12. Engine is from my Pterodactyl Ascender, needs to be overhauled. I have emailed the US supplier to see what postage would cost for an overhaul kit so I can see what I'm looking to pay for postage. I've noticed that stuff is generally cheaper to buy from the US however postage is a real deal killer. -Andrew
  13. Hi, Does anyone know anywhere in Australia that stocks Cuyuna 430R parts? I know of a few places in the states that stock the parts however shipping is almost $40 for two piston heads (rings circlips etc.. included) If it's gonna cost me $40 for those, who knows what it's gonna cost me for all the other things I may need. Don't mind paying for quality products, but the shipping from the states is ridiculous! Also, what is the best place to buy aircraft aluminium from in Australia (preferably WA)? I know Aircraft Spruce has it significantly cheaper than some places in Aus. but the shipping of tubing (uncut) would be very very expensive. -Andrew
  14. Hi Ron, Thanks for explaining. I'll download PocketFMS to my PC and see what the maps look like, if they're useful I'll buy the 49EUR subscription. Cheers, Andrew
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