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Litespeed

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About Litespeed

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  • Birthday 12/03/1970

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    Jabawocky
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    Sydney
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    Australia
  1. Gaining Altitude: The Mosquito Reborn tells the story of a Mossie through archival footage and interviews with veteran pilots. We follow the incredible process of restoring a plane that hasn’t flown in more than 50 years. And, we’ll take to the skies with the world’s only known flying original Mosquito.
  2. Motorbikes and fast cars, European ones- particularly the red italians. Now have moved to a life aquatic for a simple healthy life...low impact on my health and the planet. Sure beats the big city and covid worries. Intend to sail for several years and just enjoy. Live off the seafood and grow fattish and happy. I intend to eat lots of lobsters, crabs, fish etc. Always loved sea stories and time to make my own. Young and dumb enough to have a go Old and wise enough to be careful.
  3. My pleasure. Now repeat. I can make that a order if needed.?
  4. Keep it upsky franco and enjoy playing the eagle. Us poor buggers are surrounded by turkeys.
  5. Awesome, You lucky lucky barstard. Only water bound for now but the water birds are great
  6. I would expect that been in hospital is a big factor in deaths- so don't go and you might live longer. Lets face it, hospitals are full of sick people.
  7. Wise words, only keep with a group or even a single rider when you are happy at that speed, not just yourself but those around you doing the right thing, ie not stuffing up and bringing you down with them. Many a time, I have enjoyed riding as a group at speed, fanging it or touring, but you must be comfortable with the speed and your fellow riders abilities. We quite often get sucked in by "keepingupitis" and can get into a situations where our egos write cheques our skills cant cash. And that can be a disaster waiting to happen for all. Many a rider has succumbed to the temptation to f
  8. I may have not explained my view properly. And apologize if it seemed I was implying the low flight was not on. I know things are very different in the bush and mustering would be on the extreme end of it. I know it's dangerous hard work and yes done at low level and rarely above 150 ft, the natural flying environment. I did not wish to imply that flying sub 150 ft was his sin. I should have said he was not a suitable type of pilot for the job, as his complete lack of following the basics of flight prep, flight plan , been massively drunk, knowingly taking a passenger in that state etc. No
  9. The pilot was obviously a complete effwitt and should never have been in the air. I don't just mean that day either, a danger to all given his penchant for constant low flying for no reason but thrills and a bugger the rules attitude. 0.14 is pissed and almost 3 times the legal limit for driving and that is after sleep then flying, how drunk was he before taking flight? The old saying was "eight hours from bottle to throttle, and you write your destiny" and many versions of this have proved correct. To not consider alcohol as a primary factor in the crash is negligent of the ATSB. Th
  10. Next they will claim the moon is a CIA satellite controlling the weather. Only need to see the tiny bits left when a fast plane hits a solid object. Not much left. There are heaps of conspiracies but that is just fanciful crap.
  11. A 6x4 might do the trick, depends on what speed you want?. If it's for a slowish fun time maybe a 7x4 even, which will drop the revs and trade trade bigger thrust to current drain. You could even go a 7x4.5. The old nicad system can do it but a cheap lipo will last for longer flights and more power headroom. Either way props are cheap, grab a few to find it's happy spot. Happy darting.
  12. I agree but that is more a case of the government spending billions on a millions problem. Yes spin offs, are great, but the philosophy of big bloated budgets leads to expensive for the public advances and profits for overcharging contractors. In modern times, India has shown they can do a great job on a shoestring in the space game. And today's corporate contracts mean Boeing will get the wins more than us.
  13. Simple really...... Just look at the old space programs ..... The Yanks develop a special pen to write in space......cost millions The Russians just use a 10 cent lead pencil. Says it all really
  14. Rubber or plastic screws are fine. Esp for a trainer, they act as a simple fuse and take the impact well. Esp with a foamy, you can do lots of abuse and get back flying in minutes. Much better than a black bag for the balsa debris. Have fun
  15. With Trumpet at the helm we see the a blatant egotistical sociopath who will happily see even millions die and say it was a " great deal". Its the natural consequence of a long history of dysfunctional governance based on exceptionalism. Our great powerful " friend" is mad and completely psychotic in a fight to retain power. He will use anything including he threat of war to win. Beware We live in interesting times.
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