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About wanabigaplane

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  2. What's the problem - just get a boat ride over to Xmas Island. Plenty of people have done this before.
  3. Hi, I'm on a constant search for a Sapphire MkII and was wondering if you had any information or leads so that I might acquire one. I'm new to this forum, and see that you list a friend in 2007. I'm very sorry to hear that. Do you still fly or have a Sapphire? Thank you, Jon
    1. Jon Lamont

      Jon Lamont

      "... lost a friend", not list a friend.
  4. People will make off topic posts in the threads anyway. Novel solution - Just like on the bottom right of any post you have buttons for "like, agree, funny"...etc you could have a "Off Topic" button that anyone reading the thread can press. After x presses the post can be shrunk to a single line saying "off topic". The post appears in full only if clicked on. Come to think of it, you could also have a "Moderator please", "I'm offended", "ratbag poster", or a "put in jail" button as well. Surely this process would lighten the load of the moderator, maybe making the threads self moderating. You could even put the score in the panel under the forumite's avatar just like you display the number of likes.
  5. I have seen a similar picture - it was on the front page of NT news back in the 70's. It showed a picture of the passengers on the rope starting the engine of a Maparta DC3 in Indonesia. The article said that it is common to start the engine this way using a jeep, but in this case the agent had already left the airfield.
  6. Since I have to log in separately it makes no difference to me. However, you never know what's around the corner. If for some reason you needed to pass the site, or Clear Prop, onto some other entity, it might be an encumberance if they were combined. Jack.
  7. Saw this on DIYDrones. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/uav-the-hard-way Jack.
  8. A few years ago I flew up the Stuart Highway and looked out for the underground pipeline marked on the WAC chart!
  9. I was told Boonah had similar problems, particularly with new houses in line with the airfield. The complaints to council stopped when the council threatened to rezone the suburb as a high noise area.
  10. Hi Ian, Close enough so they can keep an eye on you, eh? Now surely they will have power in the RAAus tent - and the lead must go right by yours. Will the tent be the same size as the one you had last year?
  11. Hey Ian, some avatars are interesting, and I would really like to be able to click on them get a much bigger picture to have a better look. Of course, we would have to upload a higher resolution version of our avatar. A mark of somekind should indicate one is available. Jack.
  12. This is what is keeping me busy at the moment. see Canberrauav.com Jack.
  13. The RC community is fully well served with their own various forums. I know pilots may be interested, just as some are interested in bikes and cars and.... However, what might be of interest is where planes might clash with models - as you may have seen on this forum about the guy flying FPV near commercial airline traffic.
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