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zodiac3813

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About zodiac3813

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  • Aircraft
    Skyranger Swift
  • Location
    Launceston
  • Country
    Australia
  1. zodiac3813

    zodiac3813

  2. Hi Mark, love your build! Makes mine look rather shabby ;-) BTW did the seats come with the kit? How comfortable are they? I'm struggling to be comfortable with the standard Swift seats...
  3. Getting back to topic, after some consideration it occurred to me that I probably don't need to wear the ASIC card whilst at Avalon as a display participant: I taxi to the tie-down area, and from then to the end of the show I'm in a "public viewing area"... when I leave, I do the opposite. My feet do not contact an "airside" area at all. My only two planned stops between Tassie and Avalon are Smithton and Torquay, neither of which require an ASIC. So I'll carry the letter from RAA and if I'm pulled up... I'm happy to make it a test case in the interests of common sense!
  4. The plot thickens. After a phone call to AusCheck, it turns out that they cleared my application on the 11th of January. Another phone call to RAA, and apparently their ASIC cards are issued from Melbourne Airport, and therein lies the holdup. I got an undertaking from RAA to write a letter stating that my application is paid for and fully approved, as is the issue of the card. Of course it may well turn up in the next fortnight, but if not... that's my fallback.
  5. Ah well, it still has 2 weeks to arrive. Hope springs eternal... otherwise I'll be flying in with my RAA receipt and old ASIC card, and if they ever check and want to prosecute (never been checked in 14 years of flying into Avalon), I'll gladly go to court and testify that my $220 was debited immediately and 2 and a half months later I was still waiting for the card. And I'm obviously not a terrorist. Bring it on, I'm totally sick of this!
  6. RAA said it's out of their hands, AusCheck are holding things up. Of course the fee was debited immediately on receiving the application... 2 months ago!
  7. Thanks for that info, I'll keep it in mind for next time!
  8. Hi Everyone, Is anyone else in this position? I mailed off my ASIC (re-issue) application mid December, knowing that I'd need it to fly in to Avalon Airshow at the end of February. Sure enough, RA-Aus debited the fee straight away... and nothing. That's been nearly 2 months, and apparently the delay is with the security checking organisation, whoever they are... how ridiculous, it adds insult to injury when the justification for having to fork out for one is marginal to say the least. Now we may not be able to attend Avalon thanks to their bungling. Not impressed! Jim in Tassie.
  9. Flying the Skyranger over from Tassie for static display....
  10. Hi Everyone, just wondering if anyone out in RectreationalFlyingLand has ever connected a Sandia STX165R transponder to the MGL Xtreme EFIS? The latest firmware upgrade allows the Xtreme to send altitude and position information directly to Sandia's modestly priced Mode C transponder without the need for a separate Altitude encoder. However, the MGL wiring information seems to relate more to their larger EFIS units... does anyone have any further info/experience? Cheers, Jim (Skyranger 19-8278)
  11. Hi Heath, It's a Kool prop... similar to a Kiev, but this one has wide chord blades. Couldn't tell you what pitch, but we get about 4850 rpm full power climbing. Cruising at around 70kts at 4500rpm, 80kts at 4900, 90 at 5200. Cheers, Jim.
  12. Hi Everyone, I've just updated our flying and sailing website, with lots of Skyranger construction photos, flying videos etc, as well as history of our other interests/exploits. Please feel free to give feedback, or to request further details. http://www.flysaillivelife.com/index.html Cheers, Jim.
  13. Hi Gary, Sounds good! if I can be of any help, please let me know. I have lots of construction photos etc that I'd be happy to post to you on a disk if you want to email me your address. Cheers, Jim.
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