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About Jaba-who

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    Jabiru 430
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  1. I think this is an overreaction. Removing the radios will then limit your access to many airfields. So it’s throwing the baby out with the bath water. There are a myriad of (“legal”) reasons why a pilot will not hear a specific radio call even while listening diligently from terrain shielding to other stations transmitting at the same time to high cockpit workload at the time and probably heaps more. The legislation doesn’t say you must hear the call it says you must monitor the frequency. There’s a world of difference.
  2. I’m digging through the depths of my memory but could be wrong but I was thinking that once the nuts and bolts are engaged (by the use of the Jack or by a compressing clamp like I have) then it’s just the number of turns of the nut that controls the depth of the rubber compression.
  3. Interesting. Mine is easy. Has adequate clearance to do it without tools or trouble. But my mates is same as yours. He just can’t get it off without ( I think) dropping the whole carby off the engine. I’ve often wondered if one of us has it done wrong. (His of course!!😆😆) wondered if the rubber engine mounts could be compressed up just a bit more or less and give just a few mm forward movement of the engine. Can’t remember which way would make a difference.
  4. True but…… real life example from a few years ago. A pilot was spending more than $2000 per year every for all the CASA required medicals, tests etc etc they deemed he had to have every year. So he said bugger it I’m gonna fly anyway so he did and he got to 6 years of flying before he got sprung. CASA took him to court and he got fined $6000. He was happy he got 6 years flying for half the price. As far as I know he stopped then anyway because he felt his flying days were over anyway. In an odd sort of way everyone ended up happy!
  5. You might be surprised by the number who fly around everywhere(not just over their own properties) without a licence. And probably not be surprised at the number who have the licence but fly without a medical
  6. I agree. If it were me I would done as you suggest.
  7. I disagree. Adequate Cross wind training doesn’t stop you ever having a cross wind landing accident ( speaking from experience). All it takes is things being a bit different to the conditions in the days of training and even small deficiencies that would never be called inadequate training can rear up and bite you. Mine was lots of Cross wind training at normal airfields but on the day to land at an airport which has rows of trees alongside the runway with the threshold being in a hollow creating rolling turbulence as well as cross wind, and a wind sock only at the far end of the runwa
  8. I clearly agree that he was inexperienced and that inexperience got the better of him. but also feel that there’s a lot of jealousy and “that’ll teach you to be rich!!” in amongst the commentary. Personally I think the discussion should revolve around the aviation issues. so he has the money and decides to buy his dream plane at the beginning of his flying life. That’s not unreasonable, many many pilots buy the best they can afford at the beginning which for most happens to be a 40 year old Cessna. Low hour pilots ding up their ol’ 152s and none of us calls them arrogant or questio
  9. And now to add some actual discussion of the facts rather than bashing people because they have money. I have read another commentary that says of the small number of M600s built ( if I recall it’s less than a hundred built about 10 % have had runway excursions in crosswind landings some with pilots with thousands of hours. Apparently the linkage of the nose wheel is such that in a strong crosswind performing a crossed controls crosswind technique landing ( ie. wings into the wind and Rudder DOWNWIND) the nose wheel is linked to turn the same direction as the rudder will take the
  10. There are also similar ones in the main wing tank outlets. At least in mine which is a 2006 model J430. I remember installing them in the tanks when I built it. So all up there’s at least three.
  11. Yes indeed. One of my flying mates tells the story of his dear ol’ Dad who was still flying at age 82, took off from somewhere in Victoria or maybe Bass Strait ( I forget where now) anyway got set up on autopilot and then dozed off. Managed to fly into controlled airspace across Melbourne, airlines diverted everywhere while he did, woke up over Tullamarine airport, “oops sorry guys, can I have vectors for Moorabbin (or maybe Essendon). I don’t know what happened to him legally or if he stopped flying after that. but point is it happens every now and then.
  12. Nope. They selected engine types specifically to decrease the incidence and Included only engines “comparable to the Jabiru “ as it was used to justify the restrictions placed on Janiru.
  13. Rotax engine failure rate is 1.5 per 10000 hours flight time ( or so ATSB/CASA stated in their report from a few years ago). Why have you narrowed it down to fuel?
  14. This is now the second accident/incident I’m aware of where three people were on board an RAAus aircraft. There was a guy a couple of years ago had wife and a child onboard and crashed. Was discussed at length on this forum. Wonder what happened to him about that?
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