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About kiwicrusader

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  • Birthday 13/09/1976
  1. Hi Kaz, I too have many memorable flights in Austers...... today tho I spent the morning spreading fertiliser with an Airtractor in conditions that weren't so pleasant. 15 knots of quatering tailwind from the left on takeoff on a steep, rough very average 'airstrip'. Then off to spread the fertiliser on a block in the lee of a large mountain range. With the shoulder straps done up as tight as I could get them, I still hit the roof reguarly in the turbulence...... and do you know what...... I would not change jobs with anyone. You are right, we aviators are a very lucky bunch. Cheers,
  2. Gentreau, I agree and I am sure the Jamestown Airshow organisers will look into this. I think the problem will be though who would take responsibility for all those movements, especially with no transponders, no tower to view all aircraft from etc.... Remember this is an uncontrolled aerodrome.
  3. I was spraying near Jamestown during the show and I was coordinating with Jamestown ground on 126.7. As I I understood the notams it was a danger area from 10.00am local time til 4.00pm local time. Display aircraft were controlled by Jamestown ground on 126.7. It became a restricted area from 3.15 til 3.45 due to the roulettes display. After 4pm it was business as usual with alot of aircraft leaving with no control or coordination from ground so ctaf rules apply. On another note the 'he' flying the mustang was actually a she and from what I heard, yes it was very close to a catastrophe.
  4. Vaseline I find is very useful for night time extra curricular activities........ I put it on the door knob so the kids can't get in!
  5. I don't think you're looking into too much. I tend to agree with you, although I have never thought of it this way. The reason for the thread was to create this sort of discussion. It amazes me how many CPL's I meet that don't have a full grasp of AofA and I am hoping these sort of discussions would help. Cheers.
  6. Horsham aviation services has a pretty good name I believe. Tony Brand is the man there to talk to, sorry don't have his contact details, but a quick google search will find them. Cheers, Kiwi.
  7. Here is another one in similiar spirit. Cheers:cheers: Kiwi.
  8. So we seem to all agree that the tailplane, whatever sort, controls angle of attack primarily. At what stage in the syllabus should we teach/be taught this after the initial training of elevator controls pitch?
  9. As we know, we are taught that the primary response of the elevator is pitch, however in reality the primary response is changing the angle of attack, which in normal flight is what changes the pitch. My question is, if we taught that the elevator controlled angle of attack and not pitch, would the students pick up the understanding of angle of attack easier and more quickly? What do you guys think?
  10. Here's a youtube explanation of how the GPS system works: One of my favourite Firebombing videos. Cheers, Kiwi.
  11. Please consider 'Dust Up' as a comedy. Yes there is some great flying but the applicating and proffessionalism of these twits is about where Australia was 30 + years ago. I find Dust Up to be very offencive and makes a joke of an industry that has worked very hard to be proffesional and lift its image to the general public and the rest of the aviation community here in Australia. Its called the lightbar and yes it is giving gps tracking for straight lines across the paddock so you dont spray the same bit twice. Because of this we do not need markers anymore, ( people at each end of the pa
  12. Has anyone seen a T/W Brumby? Can you get the low wing as a T/W? No mention on their website but wondering if anyone had asked the question. Thanks in advance.
  13. Thanks guys for your responses. Will check out the brumby.
  14. How much room is there in a P92? I am 6'4" and 130kgs. Would I fit? With a student? I am guessing they come with dual controls? I reackon this plane would be great for tailwheel endorsement training, something I would like to get into in the near future. I read that this taildragger cruises at 120kts. For those of you that have flown P92's, does this seem likely? Thanks in advance. Cheers.
  15. Hey nunans, 'D' all of the above. With a PT6, when you open the throttle you are putting more air into the engine. There is a signal line called the P3 line, to the fuel control unit (FCU). When the FCU realises there is more air going in, it then puts more fuel in, because of this there is a lag with these engines. These engines have limits but they are limited by the pilot, to a red line on a gauge, once you reach that red line, you stop opening the throttle. With a 67f engine the red line or 1600hp mark is at 4400ft/lbs of torque. There is also a red line on the ITT gauge (turbi
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