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cscotthendry last won the day on May 5 2019

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  • Birthday 14/07/1951

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  1. Mark: This seems to be the "marketer's disease" that more features need to be added with each release to keep sales going. The video editing software I use suffers from the same "feature-itis" and I've stopped buying updates because of that. The software company's response to that is to go to a subscription model. Sound familiar?
  2. I've made several suggestions to the OR people and the answer is always the same; Too hard. They call themselves programmers, but every suggestion seems to be "Too hard" for them. Then when a new version comes out, I look at most of the upgrades and wonder who would have asked for those. I have a video editing program that I stopped buying upgrades for because the company continues to add just more fizzy transitions and gimmicky stuff rather than features that make me as a user more productive. It's a triumph of style over substance.
  3. Be very careful with the elbow. They are thin and very soft. A good heat source is a heat gun, don't use a blow torch. A close fitting dowel into the tube is a good ide as others have said, but don't put a lot of force on the elbow or you'll be up for a new one. And whatever you do, don't grip it with pliers or a pair of multi grips. Ask me how I know that!
  4. A compilation of some of the pics of my Nynja build
  5. I use the Claw tie downs, but I dont use the rope that came with it. I use the luggage type straps that are rated for the job. Note, I don't use the mechanical ratchet type tensioners. The object is to tie the plane down, not bend it in half. My straps have metal buckles and I don't cinch them up super tight, just take the slack out of them. I also tie the free end of the strap around the running part of the strap to help prevent the strap from being pulled out of the buckle. I use carabiners between the strap and the wing strut hard points. The system is very quick to set up once I have the claws nailed to the ground. Note that nothing is weatherproof completely and I recently saw a video where the Claws were pulled out of the ground. But that was at a place where the ground was relatively soft and there was a significantly strong storm.
  6. Have you checked that the float is floating properly? This is one of the checks for the Rotax engines as some floats can get fuel in them and the don't float at the correct height.
  7. A short flight in our new Aeropilot Legend after some minor maintenance and to test out camera positions and settings.
  8. There was a bit of wake turbulence from the nearby hills just before we crossed the runway threshold
  9. The next instalment. The escape continues.
  10. Every year, our flying club hosts a social flying event called the Poker Run. We went last year and again this year. We videoed our participation last year and decided to do it again this year. As luck would have it, this year WE WON!
  11. This move to the higher weight limit also puzzled me. That is until I looked at it through the administration's eyes. Consider the decision between the two objectives, which to pursue first. Higher weight limit: A higher weight limit will capture some of the smaller GA planes thus increasing the membership count and consequently an increase in revenue for RAAUS. The benefit to members is limited to the new ex-GA owners and those with deeper pockets who want to buy heavier, more expensive aircraft. CTA access: Benefits all existing and potential members, but after all the effort to be expended, only increases RAAUS regulatory obligations without any increase in revenue or membership numbers. It's pretty obvious to me why the RAAUS administration pursued the heavier weight limit first and has put the CTA access in the "too hard" basket, the administration is looking after the interests of the administration first, members second.
  12. The Old Station Fly In 23-25 May 2014 Featuring Matt Hall, Red Bull race pilot as guest speaker and aerobatics demonstration. There was music and food and flying and trucks and tractor pulling and chainsaw competitions and more food and lots of FUN for all. The event was superbly organised, well attended and done for charity.
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