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About skippydiesel


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    ATEC Zephyr
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    The Oaks
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  1. Found a preloved Peltor 8003 - reasonable price - will give it a go and see if my memory of the product is accurate.
  2. Fairly sure that when I Googled this, JayCar heat sink past was one of the many suggestions
  3. Probably not polite to discuss cost on this Forum but these headsets seem to be very competitively priced. Anyone know what he PROS/CONS of electret v dynamic microphones ???
  4. I am pretty sure you can get it through Bert Flood but just try Google and you will find lots of options , especially on the Rotax Forum and other web sites where Rotax engines are discussed at length
  5. Don't want to get /start a debate - but as I said no real competition 😊
  6. Bit more info on the Rojone products; All comply with SLC80 Rating 28 (Class 5) - I think this is possibly the highest noise attenuation standard. Fixed wing (shown below) & helicopter variants. There are options for dynamic or electret noise cancelling microphones. Wire or flexi mic booms as shown. There is only one "cup" mounted volume control. Seem to have a very good supply of replacement parts such as ear cup cushions, foam & mic "windsocks" About 40- 100 gms heavier than the very similar Peltor products
  7. It would seem that 3M (Peltor's parent company)is no longer making aircraft headsets - or at least not for sale in Australia. There is an Australian company making headsets using Peltor industrial earmuffs as the base, adding mic & boom , speaker volume and Y cable. Their extensive product range looks good but other than making something similar myself (which works) I have no actual experience. Company name is Rojone Contact: Address: 44 Aero Road, Ingleburn NSW 2565 Sydney AUSTRALIA Postal Address: PO Box 1, Casula Mall NSW
  8. Hi - unable to use the person - person (private) comms - call me on 0499030659 Skippydiesel

  9. Inox is good have a bottle of that as well as the WD liquids/spray can. I tend to use them for different things. The Inox is more expensive so am more careful with how much & what I use it on. The WD liquid gets used a lot, particularly for cleaning. The WD spray can, infrequent use, mostly when I need a "jet" of stuff.
  10. Non scientific observation: I find the WD -40 spray can fluid to be somewhat less persistent and viscus's than the liquid variant. I have both on the shelf but use the spray can much less frequently.
  11. I have not used a Dynon however I have used the AvMap Ultra EFIS - I found its response time to be too slow for anything approaching IFR conditions and although better than nothing, its presence/availability in an aircraft may lead an inexperienced pilot to a level of confidence that is positively dangerous. In short, unless, as a pilot, you are appropriately trained AND the aircraft is equipped with IFR instrumentation DO NOT FLY INTO IMC I hasten to add AVMap do not claim it's EFIS is suitable for use in IMC - I am merely reflecting a personal experience/opinion.
  12. I guess I agree with you to some extent, that being some sort of AH is better than none BUT these little pocket jobs are no substitute for the real thing and their presence may lead a user into a false sense of assurance/security that he/she may not recover from.
  13. Unfortunately dead rate or exhaust blockages from anything douth not, a failure to spark, make.
  14. It is so effective that my second viewing, being that of the slow measured review by the Kiwi glider instructor, to be just as disturbing as the first non commentated one (now withdrawn).
  15. Just a thought: It seems to me that there being a sudden (no earlier/ progressive symptoms) loss of both ignition systems (fortunately on the ground), this suggests a; common (as in one or shared) power supply or ground failure mechanical (as in broken wire or connection malfunction) cause most likely to be a result of vibration/movement. (was the taxi ground rough?) location - where wires are likely to be under compression, stretching or fretting To have a sudden failure , of both ignitions, seems to be similar to the deliberate shutting down/switc
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