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  1. Did you happen to ask if the aircraft has Reserve prices on them?
  2. https://www.casa.gov.au/sites/default/files/_assets/main/rules/1998casr/021/advisory-circular-21-02-standard-certificates-airworthiness.pdf
  3. The answer is just a magic carpet ride away!
  4. Caveat emptor would be the answer to that one. I doubt if any legislation which sets rules for the operation of aircraft or qualifications of pilots would involve itself in a civil contract involving the exchange of title to goods. All the regulations would say is that if you gain title to an aircraft, and want to fly it, then you must advise the authority of the name and contact details of the owner. If you wanted to buy a plane and make a static display of it, you would not have to tell the authorities. If Pickles are selling the planes, I think that you will find in
  5. That's a lot of time for recreational flying. Not many others would clock up times like that. It will be interesting to see how many months it takes to clock up the next 59 hours.
  6. There's lots of illustrations of various wing designs like this one, But I recently saw one illustration where there was what seemed to be a vented space in the top surface of the wing near the separation point. The vent opened into the inside of the wing, but I can't find the illustration now, but I believe that the effect of the vent was to keep the boundary layer from separating from the surface of the aerofoil, thus increasing the AoA before separation. Here is the precis of a paper on the subject AERODYNAMIC DESIGN AND COMPUTATIONAL AN
  7. What about calendar time? Surely you don't do 100+ hrs in a calendar year?
  8. Isn't all maintenance, airframe (including instruments) and engines for simple aircraft all based on the same times? Either annually by calendar or hours recorded by a TTIS system, usually tacho or Hobbs time? As the aircraft gets more complicated, individual components can have their own schedules, but still based on TTIS, or cycles of operation (pressurization of cabins, landing gear).
  9. Yeah, I did think that the bag did have an aerofoil shape. It must be filled with only just enough gas to lift the bag and puff it into shape.
  10. Not an "airship", but a "blimp". A blimp (technically called a “pressure airship”) is a powered, steerable, lighter-than-air vehicle whose shape is maintained by the pressure of the gases within its envelope. A blimp has no rigid internal structure; if a blimp deflates, it loses its shape. Good to see that they are OK to fly in IMC, or my standards for classifying IMC too high?
  11. Moral of the story is to get your maintenance done before you set out on a trip that could possibly longer than you think.
  12. A LAME who is satisfied that the item, usually an engine, is still within manufacturer's specs can authorise "On Condition" use, but most LAMEs would only do that for aircraft they have serviced themselves over many years. Bring in your bargain purchase and it won't be a bargain much longer.
  13. I have no objection to that opinion. I'm not pointing a gun at them telling them to follow or participate in the discussion. Sometimes I feel like this Anyway, getting back to Lift. We are used to equations in Physics being relatively simple: F = ma; Work = mad. Some equations contain a Coefficient. A number used to multiply a variable. Example: 6z means 6 times z, and "z" is a variable, so 6 is a coefficient. In most equations, the Coefficient is always the same - a constant value. However, aerodynamics isn't a game that is played by the usual rules.
  14. What we tend to miss in all this Lift stuff is the actual difference in pressure that has to be generated per square centimetre of wing to keep an aircraft in the air. It's no much. A Jabiru 160 has a wing area of 8.04 square metres. Its MTOW is 540 kg, giving a wing loading of 67.2 kg/m^2. That's 6.72 grams per square centimetre. 6.72 gms is the weight of one and two thirds teaspoons of sugar. While I was trying to work out the units that you would use to report the amount of lift a wing produces, I think I found something interesting. Here's our old frien
  15. It would be nice to have the link to the full story that video comes from. Without an explanation, it's just an animation.
  16. Oh Christ! Thelma and Louise are off again!
  17. Isn't that +/- x Hrs just to cover rare contingencies? Say you decide to fly around the country via the coast and do you planning to ensure that you will be back home by the time a 50 or 100 hourly bit of maintenance comes due. The while you are away, you do a bit more sightseeing than you expected and have clocked up five or six more hours than you had planned for. There's nothing wrong with coming home with the hours a tad overdue. You can do your maintenance , and then do it again 50 or 100 hours after the originally scheduled hours. It's a bit of a case of robbing Peter to pay
  18. Quite true. The job of the liquidator is to recover the most money to repay outstanding debt, as soon as possible. We forget that as soon as a Judgement is made, interest on the debt begins to come due.
  19. Don't shoot me. I simply posted a video I found. 😁 I thought people might like to see the plane in action.
  20. The question to be answered is, "Has a Reserve price been set for each aircraft?" I dare say that the Receiver has set a reserve for each aircraft based on the open market price that could be found in Trader publications. Obviously the Receiver is looking to turn all assets into as much cash as possible. Those assets would even include the tea urn in the meal room. Pickles it trying to squeeze as much money out of the purchaser as possible for Pickle's profit line. I watch an auction-based show on TV and regularly the price achieved at auction falls below, or at, the price the object was purch
  21. Hard to say exactly, but this might cover some part of pre-inspection: 19. Auction of Used Plant and Equipment (c) In so far as it is readily available, information prepared by the designer or manufacturer of the Plant and any records kept by previous owners of the Plant that were required to be kept under the OH&S Legislation ("the information and/or records") is made available for inspection to prospective purchasers and will be provided to the Purchaser. Although this relates to the application of OH&S law, we know that maintenance records are kept fo
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