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Arron25

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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 $600K US and is essentially 'just' a flash side by side gyrocopter
  13. Do 'SuperCars' have to meet those 'menial' ADR requirements ?
  14. Hi Ray, Have read (saw) about yours on the forum. Have never seen an S1 in the "flesh" There wouldn't be too many in Aus would there? When the world gets back to normal, I need to do a trip I planned earlier in the year, interrupted by bushfires, and then [email protected]#$%^19, down thru NSW to Vic and SA There is a S2 in Vic with a 3.3 I have pics of as well. Thanks for the input on the other planes, sorta confirms what I expect. Lyle
  15. Skippy, Unlike you, I guess, I actually do know Robin, having met him at his home when I picked up a set of Rotax cowls while he was building SGS, and have corresponded before and since. SGS/SRS are Sonerai development aircraft, built from scratch by an exceptional engineer. They show what can be achieved, but can not be considered 'normal to plan.' Us muggles .. get inspiration from his achievement .
  16. The Heading is After input on Sonerai 2 with Jab Motor... I already know about Sonerai.. I have owned it for 20 years A straight forward AIR COOLED $15k motor ...as opposed to a $35K+ Water cooled Dry sump plumbers nightmare.... If looked after CORRECTLY .. where how do you factor in all the extra LAME maintenance, as your engine being 'cheaper' and Have you seen under the cowls of SGS..?? Sonerai is designed for an AIR cooled VW... Rotax is NOT and was not mentioned in the discussion... I don't need complexity .. or CS/IFA or any thing like that you wish o
  17. https://www.recreationalflying.com/videos/view-122-flying-car-of-the-future-is-finally-here/
  18. Not a problem with the Sonerai.. older spec had a 174kn VNE Current is now up to 200kn. with quite a few in the 'States with the 6 achieving an unstressed 150-160 cruise While Robin's planes are an inspiration ( had a look at SGS while it was being built), the Rotax is both complex and EXPENSIVE to install, though I am investigating some of the seating etc CoG changes in SRS, to take advantage of the lighter Jab motor.
  19. Are there any members out there with Jab powered Sonerai? My 2L last flew with an 1835, but I intend to update to a Jab motor in the progress of putting her back in the air . I have a solid lifter re-coned motor, but would like to get real world input as to the performance with the 80Hp. Would 'really' like to put a 6 in it , as the performance with it seems impressive, but a lot more stress, not only with extra HP, but the 6 cyl induction compromises and cooling (and the hip pocket) Mine was acceptable with the very ordinary VW, so I figured it should be really useable with rou
  20. Klein Vision Air Car https://www.klein-vision.com/ But will probably rival a Bugatti Veyron for price...
  21. Yup.. MS (new) Edge and Firefox ..would like to have seen more of what he was pulling
  22. Hi Robin, Which forum section is it under on Sonerai.net... Their search is suss and cant find it... Cheers
  23. Have you run the improvements past Monnet, now they have the Sonerai back under the family company, when Fred made the decision to retire. They may be able to provide the path for an updated Soni.. Cheers
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