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spacesailor

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  1. Jaba "I think ink those who want the old rag and tube days have to just make the most of their own time to fly and give up pining for a return of the good ol’ days. " DO you mean,"just go & fly". Its a bit frightening, NO license. NO registration . NO insurance. NO experience. Any chance you have a hide-away airfield. We could use. Just occasionally spacesailor
  2. "Another skill that had to be leaned was standing up 8 foot 10x10 inch salmon gum legs in a mine, " Pit-Props . My elder brother had a funny job one day. To close a mine-shaft he dynamited the pit-props, so caving in the roof, of an unsafe shaft. Fire-in-the-hole !. spacesailor
  3. The Big sods were a lot too thick to use their heads, & do it the easy way !. spacesailor
  4. "IF there was an easy and cheap way, everyone would be doing it.. Nev " (to fly). The BUREAUCRATS will kill it off quick !. Aren't the "Nanotrikes cheap to run. spacesailor
  5. When I was young !, at 7st7lb, I could throw a full sized oxygen bottle onto my shoulder, to take to the welder. Like Yenn rolled it over the knees to get momentum, then up & over , (silly bas ard ) probably ruined my hip, if not other bits. spacesailor
  6. DON't forget the" wing loading" " aircrafts hp cruise speed and stall speed instead of MTOW " 35hp, 80_90 Mph, 40Mph, should fit your bill 6 to 8 ltrs per hour AND all metal !. Pity the Bureaucrats had to kill it off !. Kids of all ages still love to sit in it . If someone is in your aircraft, do you have to have their permission to post "their " picture. Or name. (Sister,in,laws, grand-kids in my picture) (was on the RAA registration list, but removed) spacesailor
  7. PS I Never gave a thought that he was having a bite out of me. BUT he could have been a big liar !. Who knows the working of a farmer's mind. PPs the friend who got the Uncles car was lost to a traffic accident . spacesailor
  8. NO I went to pick up his old 57 chevy, (Freebie) for a friend. He took me around the farm, because I queried all the New looking diesel motors, strew around the yard & paddock. sat in the cab of the harvester watching little birds scurrying out of the way.(quail ?). Met again in the Dubbo Bowling club "All you can eat restaurant" the following year & He told me He's got the same government incentive again (No Wheat). I have posted this aspect of someone Not using diesels (as maintenance was not only expensive but very slow to get the gear running in the harvesting time. If the NEW diesel powered machine stops for a day he could loose a crop. So he bought a number of ford v8 petrol motors as back up.(out with the NEW in with one He can maintain. PS the farm at Maryvale was sold & the airfield plowed under. But still has the expensive red balls outside the property. spacesailor
  9. just a note. I notice the New plants are only a third of the output of the first smokey power plant !. " max power 1400 mW, with lots of smoke." & " On the right is the Tarong North power plant, 443 mW, on line 2003. With a much cleaner exhaust due to the more modern supercritical design", spacesailor
  10. I had an acquaintance that was told by the guvment NOT to plant wheat, & got a big handout which payed for a crop of "chickpeas". The chickpea buyer offered $5 m. for the crop, the farmer (Dubbo) hired the harvester & promptly got the crop in & boxed up, Informing the buyer to take it away. & was promptly told the buyer would have to give him a $million more for the harvesting, which wasn't in the contract. Money in farming if your lucky. spacesailor
  11. " If people want to do Aeros, spins, instrument flying & night flying get you PPL & fly GA, " AND higher weight,. GA fly's any weight you want, why move to RAA & not be allowed to fly the way you are used to. GA permits night flying I believe ?. Higher weight with medical & lami maintenance in RAA defeats your purpose. spacesailor
  12. They were used in Spain. Very faint recollection. spacesailor
  13. War surplus. Harley Davidson's 2pound, Indian one BSA's 10 bob. And Aircraft 20 Pound, destined for the smelter, to become Ingots for America. Dakota's, And the Big bombers were 30 pound, a lot of fabric aircraft were burnt on the airfield. IF ONLY WE KNEW !. spacesailor
  14. "for all intends and purposes they are irrelevant to this issue.The RAA committee thinks that too ! .spacesailor" So the way to get the Old AUF back WILL be for ALL the Rag, Tube, Scratch built, & none complying with, RAA, THE NEW Cheap GA aviation !. WILL be to register ALL, on the GA experimental register. CASA WILL NOT LIKE THAT IDEA. I will check out, or have someone workout how to put the outcast's into VHE rego !, & have Hummels flying again. spacesailor
  15. " Two strokes are becoming rarer. " Hirth are still in business. & a renewed interest in the 1940's designed McCulloch, with a new supplier in the USA, making castting's for starter's & alternators, as well as an electronic ignition system. spacesailor
  16. " for all intends and purposes they are irrelevant to this issue." The RAA committee thinks that too !. spacesailor
  17. I read the article, BUT I'M SKEPTICAL of any help to the old 95-10 rag&tube people. many will put flying aside & take to simpler less expensive pursuits. I know of a dozen that gave away building their dream, when CASA imposed the "wing load" rule. So why should the imposition of a Full & Expensive medical, be any different, to CASA's "wing-load rule". spacesailor
  18. " The point is I would have rather bought this stuff I need later - at a later date, and spent the money actually flying and "proper brief"s. " Don't fly, just concentrate on the getting through all the paper-work, & math's (converting 60 minutes to 10 for billing your flight time.) Basic, nav, passeger, cross-country. The list of test is Very long. One for Red750, " PS. Cheap flying is an oxymoron." That's why I chose a Hummel. Hummelbird pilot report.pdf (good writeup) spacesailor
  19. NICE I just googled it ,"Atec Zephyr". A little bigger than a HummelBird. LoL Thanks for the flight offer tho, much appreciated. spacesailor
  20. Thanks for the offer, but I can't even get my leg over a push bike now, on the wait (365 days) list for a replacement hip. Do you know if SRFclub is still operating, I saw the two foxbats damaged at Arthur's hanger, also Geoff Raebel the instructor, is he still around ?. he has a customer for his book, "RAAF in Russia". cheers bryan spacesailor
  21. You could put the prop on backwards, BUT the trailing edge becomes the Leading edge so is inefficient. spacesailor
  22. I have a 582 . BUT, not allowed to fly. If you can't sell them I'll buy, just to put with the 582 Rotax for spares. spacesailor
  23. Ultra-lights are not all equipped with battery power. So glass panels are not self powered for them. spacesailor
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