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Everything posted by 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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Saw this on DIYDrones. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/uav-the-hard-way Jack.
  7. A few years ago I flew up the Stuart Highway and looked out for the underground pipeline marked on the WAC chart!
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. This is what is keeping me busy at the moment. see Canberrauav.com Jack.
  12. 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.
  13. Oh no, not more changes. I don't use the fancy features, so it makes little difference to me.
  14. I learned to fly in a lightwing, and then stepped straight into the Sapphire with no problems at all. Yes, the elevator is sensitive. You do use up alot of ground when landing until you get used to it. .
  15. Wow. I had to look through the lot. Fantastic trip. Thanks for the post. Jack.
  16. I saw the one at Natfly. Obviously designed so a grazier could sit in it with his hat on!
  17. http://www.airventure.org/news/2011/110609_electriclazair.html
  18. I concur. I was surprised just how heavy the bare metal bow was, so I weighed it. 20 Kg! :strong:Jack.
  19. Grumpy old ERSA reader
  20. Yes, I heard about it. I think the aircraft was a Kitfox from Jaspers. I understand it flew North on Victor 1, ran into low visibility weather, and had to back track into a headwind, consequently running low on fuel in the vicinity of Sydney Airport. Jack
  21. Definitely on my calendar. Really enjoyed my last visit. Jack.
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