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About Tony

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  • Birthday 04/20/1949

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  • Occupation
    Thruster T500, T85 SG, Australian Lightwing GR912T
  • Location
    South East QLD
  • Country
    Australia
  • Gender
    male

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  1. What they are going to do on landing and take off ?
  2. So, which way the prop on this particular machine is turning ?
  3. Good point. I can't really see the r/h flap down. Can you ?
  4. Fantastic video Rodgerc ! Taking off the ground a Tail Dragger in 3 Point Landing Attitude and bouncing the Tail Wheel back on grass...........that great angle off attack on take off would not be too good for any light aircraft including Nose Wheel.
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    MTOW

    Fantastic, thank you !
  6. Tony

    MTOW

    BTW, someone got a copy of the Manual for the type we are talking about ? Kind Regards,
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    MTOW

    I got it registered as follows: Database Details for Aircraft: 10-1312 Manufacturer: Thruster Aircraft Model: T85sg Serial No: 312 Certified: no Manufactured: 01 Jan 1990 First Registered: 24 Oct 1991 Seats: 1 Weight: 156.00kg For renewal of registration they now require: Photographs of cockpit Max Take-Off Weight and Warning Placards. Photographs of registration numbers under the wing and both sides on vertical surfaces.
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    MTOW

    Hi Guys, Who knows what is the MTOW Single Seater TSG85 (25.6" Clipped Wing) ?
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    Washout on Thruster wings

    Hi Guys, We have scored 204 views and 20 replies in this problem and we got some answers - thanks to everybody ! In conclusion, it appers to me the Thruster wing may be rigged to 0+ (zero plus) geometrical washout. How much the value of PLUS is ? It is rather a matter of a taste and experience. At this stage I am going for 1 and 3/4 of a degree which is 40mm measured vertically. Peter G, thank you for taking the measurement from your machine. Gorky450, the length of the struts is affected by the exact position of the predrilled holes for the top brackets and the bottom ones, which can be different type to type. Your position of your brackets may not be the same as on my type. Never the less, just to get a picture for the material needed as it goes as follows on mine: Front: 1)Top solid round alum plug 80mm long x 40mm Dia, 35mm Dia inserted into 2) Alum round pipe 35mm inside 300mm long with inside rectangular timber inset, alum wall 1.5mm. The bottom end flatten to oval inserted into eliptic strut 3) Alum strut eliptic 2mm wall 25mm x 70mm - circumference 165mm at 2125mm Length accomodates at the bottom the: 4) As Item 2) but Length 450 with STEEL insert of 1.5mm wall, all that goes into bottom bracket. Rear: 1)Top solid round alum plug 80mm long x 40mm Dia, 35mm Dia inserted into 2) Alum round pipe 35mm inside 400mm long with inside rectangular timber inset, alum wall 1.5mm. The bottom end flatten to oval inserted into eliptic strut 3) Alum strut eliptic 2mm wall 25mm x 70mm - circumference 165mm at 2500mm Length accomodates at the bottom the: 4) As Item 2) but Length 350 with STEEL insert of 1.5mm wall, all that goes into bottom bracket. Precise rigging occurs by shifting all members of this whole set inside of each other. Brackets set first, holes drilled last. I have no 'jury struts'.
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    Washout on Thruster wings

    Hi Guys, I am very gratefull for all your inputs from every each of you. I think I have to disclose a bit more about this particular one seater Thruster 'T85SG' I am reconstructing. It has the dihedral 50mm at the leading edge. (Only.) What is alarming to me, it has got a NEGATIVE (!) washout so bad so the ailreons appear to have NEGATIVE dihedral by 50mm. It still was flying, but not by me. Now, everybody on this post would agree this is absolutely wrong and I have to do something about it. It is very easy to extend the rear struts only if I know by how much exactly. Talking degrees, one degree represents a shift up of trailing edge by 22.5mm. Measured as cross section as a difference in Angle of Incidence that is. If Peter G can measure that in degrees please do so. Thanks, please keep going here. Never assuming anything Tony
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    Washout on Thruster wings

    Hi Guys, I am nearly completing restoration of my Thruster 85SG 'clipped wing' 25'6''. I am looking for answer to the question: How is washout achieved on Thruster wing ? More specifically, is there any structural washout, if yes, what is the value to change the angle of the incidence on the tips. Thanks in advance to your inputs. Tony
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    Helicopter hits a pole

    Did anybody noticed the machine crossed the shadow of the pole just before it collided with. Which means.....
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    T 500 aluminium tank

    As it shapes-up now, I would hold on the old tank with the original fairing etc, but make an insertion tank inside of it from aluminium, using the old tank as a bracket.
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    T 500 aluminium tank

    Right, OK, It looks like I'll take the old tank to somebody who can make exact copy with the fairing in aluminium incl. holding points etc. Thanks for that.
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    T 500 aluminium tank

    I've bought this single seater T?? (83,84,85) well and in a good order today. She needs a new propper fuel tank. Mean time I am learning on another T500 and I want fit exactly the same aluminium tank in my own new aircraft now. Where to get the proper tank ? BTW, guys this is not too funny, we tipped over the old fibroglass tank only to see a full handfull of the loose fibro bits and pieces which were blocking the old tank outlet ! Any advice is appreciated, believe me, the old tank is not going to fly at all. You can give me a line on landolay@optusnet.com.au Milan Anthony Vlasak
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