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About Arron25

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  • Birthday 05/11/1958


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    Foxcon Terrier 200 Monet Sonerai IIL
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    Longreach Qld
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  1. I Have purchased this type of antenna ( Cessna type - a while ago).. Will it work on a basic groundplane ( more for stability through the 'glass) with the 1/4 stub under it.. Thanks
  2. Plane is Foxcon Terrier.. all composite.. What was in it originally was a very crude coax dipole.... The helical I had on with the 1/4 stub was a Mobile One vertical vertical behind the cabin.. with a UHF CB rubber ducky about 600mm behind it. I was never much into the electronic side of Ham radio (vk4bxm.. built a few but,,) I played antennas , though mainly with HF, and my 6m stacked dipole was not exactly mobile. I will measure the fuselarge to see what area I can access. Hadn't thought about a quad ,vertical inline inside the rear bulkhead so it radiation lobes go out
  3. Hi Glen/Mark, What would the ideal groundplane size/area be for Air radio. Terrier is composite and originally came with a crude loop antenna which didn't last long after I bought it. I now want to put a 1/4 wave off a Cessna on it. Which would be best..Groundplane or mount a helical on the inside to balance and create the 1/2 wave? I did run a 'Scalar' type helical with 1/4 wave balance, that sorta worked, but want to put a 'prettier' antenna on and hopefully improve performance Thanks Lyle
  4. My Terrier is 'easy to fly'.. controls are light with plenty of authority and very few vices..Boring is my description.. but the 'nice' part I would say comes from the creature comforts.. seats, relaxed instrument/control layout, easy ingress etc along with better turbulence handling ( Terrier's is no worse than standard Cessna performance). Where Terrier is not 'nice' is in the seats ( to be upgraded) and as I get older ad stiffer the 'Ultralight Roll' entry is an increasing challenge..
  5. And a has a bit of flying in a Jabiru ( so maybe there won't be as much bias) This is the email I received..
  6. My Sonerai lands in the attitude of tail down. Approach is lift the nose to approach angle and feel it onto the deck.. While flying in Airshows in the Outback in 2001 the fourth stop was Charters Towers... Had never been there before this.. Discovered the strip was an uphill ..at roughly the same angle as my normal approach..... Half way down the strip here I was floating along in ground effect... something Sonerai suffers from but usually only if approach speed it too high... Was a case of lift the nose a bit force to force the tail to hook (with the muttering under my breath..get down y
  7. I wouldn't have classed 24 hours ( nearly a full Rotax oil change period on Avgas) being "stright after maintenance'?
  8. Hi Skippy, The Shrek Princess.. watch the movies.. My Princess Fiona... hasn't been christened yet .. I am 4th owner... Built in SA as a GA.. Only did 35 hours with VH-WLF ( remember what I said about them being 'sensitive') on it before it was sold to a Vic as 23-0826. .. then on to a Tas.. My first plane , so the learning cycle was high, and I hadn't realized the cooling baffles that had been install were for Canada, not Outback Western Qld.. so I literally cooked the motor.. Most of the 150 hours was over Winter so the lower ambient helped.. When it expired, pul
  9. Not a Jetpack.. but.... The article https://tinyurl.com/y5s72sb7
  10. The Sonerai is a wonderful plane to experience... I did 150 hours in 6 months... but not to put a damper on ambition.... Just be aware, that this slippery little plane is a VERY sensitive plane to fly and its landing and ground handling has Major variants to most all of the tail draggers you may have flown I intend to have the name 'Fiona' on the cowl of mine when she is back... Fiona from Shrek.. Treated right she is a Princess.. get rough and ham fisted and she becomes an Ogre and bites hard
  11. So you've been to the smaller strips in western Qld🤠🥵 and miles from Civilization a bike was always the plan ..Roll on 700+ kg🤣😂to have enough spare payload capacity but dream of 'one vehicle' is still alive
  12. And a million or so spare... for this one in 'commercial' release with a 300hp motor " to go on sale in 6 months"........ I would bet... The "dream" of the 'flying car' (roadable aircraft is just not that media catchy is it) is of course .. to drive to takeoff area.. fly to destination landing area .. drive to destination.. something unachievable with a 'normal' aircraft unless you have transport available at each and every possible destination. The Pal-V is the closest we have available at present at around $600K US and is essentially 'just' a flash side by side gyrocopter
  13. Do 'SuperCars' have to meet those 'menial' ADR requirements ?
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