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damkia

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damkia last won the day on April 18 2013

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About damkia

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  • Birthday 10/29/1961

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    C152 - when they were new...
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    Townsville NQ
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    Australia
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  1. damkia

    Site Update with new menu system

    Not everyone is interested in looking at EVERYTHING that is new on the site every time they check in. If that is what we wanted then we simly go to the "Home" page. This was the benefit of the "Last 24hrs" option, it only gave the results for the forums. Maybe a "Followed threads" option would be of use, so people do not have to wade through reams of new threads to find the ones they are following or have posted in, in the last few days? I cannot see the reasoning behind the globe icon at all. This is a predominantly English speaking forum and the globe icon does not have a clearly defined meaning (it could be a link to the internet (very common) or some other function) "Add lightness and simplicate"/KISS - you shouldn't need an instruction manual on how to drive the menu. I doubt first time visitors would bother trying to work out an unnecessarily complicated menu system simply because it is technically impressive. If it isn't instantly intuitive, it isn't working. Change what needs to be changed when there is a need to change it.
  2. damkia

    Aircraft vs Aircrafts

    SO many lines, but I ain't going anywhere near any of them.........
  3. damkia

    Aircraft vs Aircrafts

    "What is that on the road ahead" insert a comma wherever you like for several different meanings... (courtesy of Benny Hill Show, circa 1970's)
  4. damkia

    Sodemo Engine

    Lyc it!
  5. damkia

    Sabre Aircraft

    Generally that condition equates to poor alternator output. CAUSES Belt driven? check tension Regulator? (old school not electronic) check gaps Diode open circuit in rectifier block? Disconnect and test Brushes worn? Inspect/replace/re-tension (new springs)
  6. damkia

    AusFly 2015 dates confirmed

    Location?
  7. damkia

    2 Ultralights Missing

    They may have been forced low by clouds after getting airborne. There were clouds around Mt Stuart and surrounding hills of the ranges in that area this morning at 0600 when I jumped on a commercial flight out of TSV airport, and it's not uncommon in that microclimate area for there to be rain/fog with the rest of TSV being clear as a bell. One hitting power lines is a piloting incident, two hitting powerlines could be a weather incident. Condolences to the families and friends of the pilots.
  8. damkia

    Magazine

    RAA is now invisible to the general public. For an organisation who's only hope of meaningful survival is increasing its membership, this was a VERY silly move.
  9. damkia

    Morgan Builds under way and completed

    It is a well known characteristic of the wide angle lenses. It also improves the depth of field meaning minimal perception of focus changes. The opposite happens with extreme zoom lenses (200+mm equivalent) where things appear "flat". It also makes them very touchy with the focus, in other words exactly the opposite of the wide angle lens.
  10. damkia

    Ejector seat for light aircraft

    not good for gyros or helicopters.......
  11. damkia

    Skytrans closes

    Not quite... Her surname is of German extraction ie pronounced "Vent", not "Went". so add her nickname "Nonna" to Vent, and you end up with a "Non event". For a journalist chasing stories???
  12. damkia

    Skytrans closes

    Years ago I used to work for Channel 9 and from talking to other news crews from around the traps at Ch 10 she was known as "Nonna"....
  13. damkia

    Avplan for Android

    Thank you for that. When I get home I will be buying a few of them. Rare as hens teeth, or I've been looking in all the wrong places.
  14. damkia

    Avplan for Android

    Most Android tablets have the micro USB connector. Is there any chance of sourcing this with either an adapter cable (Female USB <-> Male Micro USB x 1m length for windshield mounting), or native Micro-USB plug?
  15. damkia

    2nd life for your aircraft

    Don't take it to the pub..... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-18/man-who-taxied-plane-down-main-street-of-newman-fined/5901162
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