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Kiwi last won the day on January 26 2013

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  1. Kiwi

    drifter electric fuel primer

    Most Drifters that I have seen have this type of boost pump.
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    Do not unlatch door in flight!

    Mine has a alloy tube frame with centre brace and the two peice1.5 mm lexen bubbles out. The door frame is about 25mm from the opening. I know the Savannah quite well, I helped a friend build one, it now has hinged windows on the upper half that can be opened in flight. I will try and get some photos. Here is a clip of a door opening (unintentional) in flight ( not mine)
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    Do not unlatch door in flight!

    I think it is caused by the shape of the fuselage in front of the doors on the Savannah. My Rans S6 also has a top hinged door with the gas strut on the rear of the door, you can open the door in flight if you slow down to 50 knots, then you can speed back up to cruise speed. Been a Drifter pilot I quite like the doors been open.
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    Rust spots on fly wires

    Most In my experience it may be bug guts not rust. Get a blue scour pad and wd40 and try gently cleaning the marks off. Kiwi
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    Hi All, I found Amberley ATIS on 123.3 working again, I don't know if it is here to stay...... I hope it is. Kiwi
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    Drifters at AusFly.

    I can't leave till the Friday, back Sunday so won't have enough time to take the Drifter. Still going but in something faster..... Probably the Rans S6 or the Hilux :-D
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    AirVenture car parking

    Ask Dave if you can steal the golf and take it to Narromine in October, if he says yes go talk to Brian at the Tigers..... Grummo, Bob and Ian are also going. Kiwi
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    AirVenture car parking

    My screenshot was from the website. Kiwi
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    AirVenture car parking

    "Parking is $10 per day" One of the reasons we decided to go to the fly-in at Narromine in October instead.
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    RAA against freedom in medicals

    I believe the RAAus answered the questions put to them about the medicals correctly, they were asked questions and they answered them. HOWEVER they should have abstained from the vote as there is a very obvious conflict of interest. Kiwi
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    RAA against freedom in medicals

    [quote="frank marriott, post: 679145, member: 1859" If you were still on the RAAus board, how would you have answered the questions about the effect of self-certification private drivers licence medicals for GA RPL and PPL holders, and about the possible ramifications to the Raaus in to both membership numbers and finance? Just for the record, I hold both Raaus and GA licences.
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    Narromine AusFly 2018

    Bull, there are plenty of other posts currently going on about the management of the RAAus, you would better off posting on one of them rather than posting on this one, how about posting positive posts about how fantastic the old natflys were (I went all of them from 2001, most of them in a Drifter). Kiwi
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    Narromine AusFly 2018

    This thread has NOTHING to do with the RAAus flyin at Cessnock..... Ian, can you please remove Bulls and other non revelant posts as they cause nothing but confusion. kiwi.
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    AOPA and RAA

    Copied this from Facebook ...... Not all of AOPA are happy with their management. "Well I guess this is as good a time to start as anywhere. I am converting to my RAAus licence and I will be doing it with Dan at Dubbo who was recommended to me. I am also an AOPA member and I was the Vice President of AOPA until late last year, to be honest with you I had had enough of the endless political crap. I just like flying and particularly bush flying which I did quite a bit of and float planes and airliners it just kept going. I loved it all and still do. I am still training pilots and I wanted to make a contribution in GA. Most pilots I know are just not much interested in politics so I won’t beat around the bush, excuse the pun. We need a change of management in the AOPA and we need it pretty quickly or there won’t be much of anything at all. Just constant fighting and grand standing it just doesn’t end. I will find out just how many AOPA members there really are and I will be proceeding with a proposal. Remember the AOPA belongs to all of us as members, not any one single person who seems to think he owns it. Phil "
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    Rans Coyote S6, info please.

    [quote=rollerball, postbV18 5814, member: 15681]they have an undercarriage that is designed for operation off long US tarmac runways. Don't tell this Rans owner about that, you might stop him having fun.