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About dlegg

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  • Birthday 14/03/1964


  • Aircraft
    Zenith CH601XLB
  • Location
    Aratula, Qld, Australia
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  1. Also very easy to put in waypoints, maps scrollable and easy zoom in, VFR or IFR, and can read weather reports etc. Invaluable.....
  2. iPad or Android tablet and ozrunways makes the Garmin GPS obsolete I think.
  3. Amazing really how an electric motor with only 1 moving part is so expensive. Should be so simple to implement. Batteries, controller, motor, propeller. That's it...
  4. So what exactly is the big deal, what exactly has changed apart from new acronyms to learn and new titles dished out to elite management, bigger manuals that only lawyers can read. CASA sure is having a big joke at our expense.....
  5. I have converted a hangar to live in, this is our kitchen window, B17 bomber coming in created in stained glass/leadlight over 7 panels. Captures the afternoon sun.
  6. Aircraft operating in class G must use a GPS capable of an accuracy within 100 feet for checking airspeed and altimeter accuracy. Previously manual stated GPS without a defined accuracy parameter. So now we have to have a GPS? Just how accurate is the ipad/android collection. My samsung phone with RWY is at least 100ft out all the time.
  7. Hit the nail on the head right there. Dictators survive by creating "problems" then purporting to "solve" same problem that didn't even exist. Same as big company safety departments trying to justify their existence. I feel this erroneous try at lowering E Class airspace will just "magically go away".
  8. Airmaster and rotax are a good match. Sling aircraft seem to use them exclusively with good results, never hear of Airmaster problems. There is a Europa with 912 and Airmaster prop on my field, this thing cruises at 145kts and stalls around 39...very slippery aircraft. You are very likely to gain your 125kt cruise that you are after, with good takeoff performance. I would use them as local to our area with a good reputation. Might be costly but cheap and unknown is not the place to get a cs prop from.
  9. Exactly the same experience for me, always used the filter funnel but never gets dirty. Mogas is very reliable I have found after using 1000's of litres.
  10. I sent an MGL Efis back to South Africa for repairs, cost me $1000AU to get it repaired and upgraded, when it was mailed back to me had to pay a duty and GST on the total of repair cost and freight, what a rip off....
  11. I have built my own , now have 550hrs on it. Jab 3300 engine. Fantastic plane, built like a tank. Cruise 110tas and I fitted 4 fuel tanks, 200ltrs fuel for a 10hr range. Plenty of room, have glass efis and auto pilot, I fly a lot of long range flights. If you can find a 2nd hand 1 well worth a look.
  12. I'm still using my old ipad mini 1...runs oz just fine and very cheap 2nd hand. Def don't need the Garmin...
  13. If going down the blown engine route you will need to entertain the idea of fuel injection. That bing simply won't do the job. Then of course you will have excess heat to take care of. Your electrical system will have to reflect the changes, Rotec make an alternator mount and pulley for the jab. I wish you well on your endeavour.
  14. In regards to the Hacman type device, I have been using one on a Jab 6 for 5 years and over 500hrs experience now. They do work well, but must have full EGT, CHT and fuel flow monitoring to get the best out of the system, and to avoid damage. The valve itself is quite sensitive and only small incremental openings are required. When confidently used, benefits are enormous. I can easily run LOP, fuel flows dropping down from 22LPH or so to only 15LPH, with correspondingly lower CHT's, of course an increase in EGT's. The caveat here is that the engine must already have close EGT's when set up in
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