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  1. Hi Guys, If I could add my small piece. I am no mathamatician, but, 20 years ago one of my aircraft tied down with 1/2 inch nylon rope from the top of each wing strutt anchored to two 12" square concrete blocks, 18"s long buried into the ground, pulled those two blocks clean out of the ground and proceeded to cartwheel down the strip 30 mtrs, crossing a fence and hitting a clump of trees, smashing four feet off one wing, breaking the nose leg, and one blade of the prop, all with the two blocks still attached. No one was on site during this event, so we dont have any idea of wind speed, but must have had a lot of force.

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    Hi there,I'm visiting Surfers in a couple of weeks and wondered if there are any places of interest for light aircraft spotting?

    Am aware of Southport Airfield, Jacobs Well Airfield, and Murwillumbah, not aware if they are welcoming of visitors or not.


    Any others worth looking up? I'm thinking up to an hour and a half drive or thereabouts.



    Yes, one of note would be Boonah. There is a rec flying school there, gliding club and numerous hangers. Nigel Arnot also has his facilities there.



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  3. Hi Marwil, I am the previous owner of 19-0917, and can enlighten you on most of the details of the Shadow. I have a second one that I am currently rebuilding. I have a feeling that I stillbhave some copies of the relevent paperwork of your aircraft. The log books should have been supplied with the aircraft upon sale, and are required for continued complience for registration. If you would like some assistance, visit "tp21.net" for contact details. I would be happy to help. Regards Dave.



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  4. Hi all, I am the previous owner and I can tell you categorically that this Jabiru does not run hot at all and never has. The amount of cooling available ensures ample cooling on hot days even in a good climb, and can be too efficient in cold weather. I have two high density plugs for the intakes for winter. The temps marked are easily abided by.


    Regards Dave.



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  5. Hi yogasri, havent been for months, work and life in general. I own two streak shadows, and know a little about them, so if you have any questions, let me know and I will try to answer them. As for the landing gear, one of our Shadows was built about 1994, and still has the original landing gear. It has over 750 hours on it and a couple thousand landings, and still ok. The other has a glass gear fitted, and stands much higher than original. This gives excellent ground clearance and stance as it is 2 mitres wide, and from a local manufacturer (Qld). One shadow can be seen at "tp21.net" members market. I will try to answer any questions you have. Cheers. Dave.


    Happy Flying.



  6. When looking at the "Sub-Forum" (ie "Aircraft General Discussion", "Avionics Engines and Props - Rec", etc) there is a blue button top right of the light blue part of the page.

    Thanks for the assistance. Much Appreciated.
  7. Hey Gerry, If I could put in my two bobs worth. I have no problems with transmission or receiving signal, and as we both have the same type suggest you either mount aerial either side of tail boom on metal ground plane under skin, in wing root center section, or at 45* downward facing forward from nose cone allowing enough clearance for turf under nose. I have used both and found works well. I now have a UHF antenna in the under nose position as it seems to work best for UHF as most stations I communicate with are on the ground. With the aerial standing vertical for VHF works well and whether its because it bends in flight or just the ground plane doing it's thing, I'm not sure. Anyway hope this helps. Dave.



  8. Hi Guy's. Just a quick one. I have tonight uploaded three video's to our youtube channel (tannerair) of the Ross Leach Shadow taken on about 19th August 2011, when we took delivery. It is a beautiful aircraft, and will hopefully get to take a number of new video's during the next month weather willing. We have eventually aquired the necessary materials to finish the repair work on Shadow 1and expect it to be flying by Christmas. More Later.


    Thanks for your time, and Safe Flying, Dave.



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  9. Well Guys, Have purchased my second shadow! It was built by Ross Leach from Nerangbah, in Qld and is a beautiful machine. He claimed it was the best appointed in Australia, and I agree wholeheartedly. it was built around 1994, and now has a Jabaroo 2200 motor. i will be uploading both photo's and details to youtube in the near future.


    Thanks for your time, and Safe Flying, Dave.



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    G`Day Robert, I`ve flown a shadow........ It was purchased by a student of mine and housed here for a couple of years.This particular one flew beautifully....... It was easy to fly and hard to stall.......Don`t know if they`re all like that,though.


    I think this aircraft is still in the Cairns area and for sale.



    Do you know who owns the shadow in Cairns and how much he wants for it? Would appreciate any info. Dave.



  11. related to Graham TannerHi Dave, just curious to know whether you are Graham Tanner's son ? If so, your Grand-Dad was a great pilot, highly respected by many (Ansett Airlines)

    Dave.My Appologies, Must have missed your post, so sorry, but have'nt been here much and don't know my way around much. No I am not related. But Thanks.



  12. Hi Guys, Just thought I would put my two bobs worth in. This is in relation to Streak Shadows.


    The thirteenth streak shadow in Australia has just been completed in Victoria, and is currently being painted. As I understand it six or seven are currently registered and flown fairly regularly. Ian Fergason from near Sheperton in Victoria was the Australian distributer of Shadow aircraft, His Shadow demostrator (a factory built version, shipped to Australia by container) was hanging in the ceiling of the British Pavillion at Expo 88 in Brisbane, and is currently located near Cairns. The other shadow displayed at Expo 88, was the aircraft that Brian Milton flew from England to Australia, called the "Dalgety Flyer",and is now in the Power House museum in Sydney. It is displayed every few months, on the display rotation system.


    I flew Ian's demonstrator in the early 90's, and can assure they are a rocket ship of very tame flying qualities. I have owned a Rotax 582 (65HP-two stroke) powered kit version for the past three years and have just purchased a second Shadow, and will take delivery of it in August. It is a Jabaroo 2200 (90HP-four stroke) powered aircraft.


    Shadows are renowned for their benign flying qualities, Held Stall attempts result in porpoise descents of approx three hundred feet in each step, the aircraft will not spin, and has docile and predictable flying qualities. Shadows do have an issue with the rear seat in that the original design left the passenger rather cramped, but a deeper footwell mod resolves the cramped seating position, and practice makes entry and egress difficulties rather a non issue. I am 6'2" in the old money and have no problems. The pilot does however have the gold in that the flying position is that of a sports car and is comfortable for hours of flying, (bladder willing) and affords glider visability.


    Thanks for your time and Happy Flying, Dave



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