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Kiwi last won the day on January 26 2013

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  1. Kiwi

    Cowl Air Temperatures

    Also regarding the original post..... My Ran S6S has a top mounted radiator with louvers in the top cowl, below is the carbs then the exhaust. The radiator is twice the size of the standard Rotax one but my CHT's are higher than a Savannah (as a example) so I don't believe that the location of the louvers on the top cowl work the best. I also have had issues with the carb vent location due to airflow hitting them from different locations (disturbed /turbulent airflow) which was one of the reasons I fitted a airbox. Kiwi
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    A Sivana with a bent wing.

    I for one didn't take the original posters comments too seriously. While he may have had good intentions, from this and other posts he seems to lack practical knowledge about how aircraft work. (no offence intended)
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    My Savannah S model rebuild Blog

    Hi Mark. I have sent you a private message.
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    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.
  13. Kiwi

    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