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About Smokey

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  1. For those that missed either, episodes 1 & 2 are available on tenplay. Alaska Aircrash Investigations Mark
  2. Hey Nick, You might try Performance Metals in Windsor (NW Sydney). Performance Metals Mark
  3. Looking at the website under camping they talk about Tent Town camping ie pre-erected tents for around $300 for the 3 nights, the only other option mentioned is under wing camping, what if you drive up with your own tent, anyone know ? Mark
  4. It falls on the Wicked Witch of the East.
  5. Hi Kev, I think BRS used to have photos of installations on their web site, which no longer appear to be there. I know there were some in the brochure I picked up some time back. Why not try emailing them (and any other manufacturers). Mark
  6. Hi Spin Couldn't agree more, unfortunately I don't have any inside info either but would love to find out what really happened behind those doors, both in the US and in Cz. Here are a couple of articles published at the time, I think I saw a couple others which said essentially the same thing. http://www.eaa.org/news/2011/2011-01-12_piper.asp http://www.aviationadvertiser.com.au/news/2011/01/piper-dumps-czech-lsa-builder/
  7. There's always 2 sides to a story. Apparently the ACFT manufacturers went into the deal thinking they would be able to push Piper into buying them out for megabucks. Piper pulled the pin when their attitude came to the surface. So now you're left with the bloodsuckers and have lost the quality assurance oversight. I for one would be a little wary of a company whose principles had already displayed their motivation in this way. Then, if another company does come along and buys them out, there will be some lack of loyalty to pre-existing customers. That's not being nasty, that's just human nature. As with everything else, consider all the angles.
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    Aeropup Brakes

    Hi Brett I the builders manual for the Supapup. I imagine the systems will be the same other than the duplication for the 2nd seat. What part are you actually interested in ? If the Supapup drawings will help, PM me your email address and I'll scan them for you. Mark
  9. I wonder if bookings for Sky Palace - Jupiter are open yet.
  10. Hi Ralph A while back I was hunting up how to build an AOA indicator, not sure I'd actually build one, curiosity as much as anything. Couldn't find anything on the net at the time. Came up with a few ideas of my own, vane with optical sensors, 2 ports above and below the LE with some sort of electronic pressure sensor(s) to give the differential etc. Do you have any specifics or references on how to build/calibrate ? Ta Mark
  11. Looking at the rain returns from Appin and TH over the last few weeks, the Appin radar certainly does not look like it's a doppler. Is it possible your friend heard that a new doppler radar was going in and assumed it was at Appin whereas in fact it was the one at TH ? (It hasn't been in that long.) I hadn't heard that Appin was getting a doppler but then there's no particular reason why I would. Mark
  12. If you are talking about Top Gear Australia, I believe they usually use Camden, YSCN. Have they got some new shows or are they still repeating the repeats ? Mark
  13. I've been looking throught the Foxbat builders manual, and they are all metric. So back to OME's original question, does anyone know a source for aircraft standard metric bolts, screws & fittings ? I for one would be very interested to know a source other than the aircraft's agent to at least compare pricing. If someone out there sells this stuff and is concerned about breaching forum advertising guidelines please feel free to PM me. Mark
  14. Hi Dave If you're interested in this sort of thing and as a pilot I'd strongly recommend the Pilot Information Nights run by Airservices. The Sydney one is on the 1st Tuesday of the month at Mascot, bit of a hike from Bathurst but these guys are great, they explain what they do and why. They talk about violations of controlled airspace, how and why traffic is directed as it is and how that affects other traffic eg GA flights wanting to do a Sydney Scenic and why sometimes permission can be granted and other times not. They take you into the ATC simulator and explain what you're looking at before going into the 'operations room' (not the tower) where you can talk to the duty controllers. Puts a whole new perspective on things. They're open to pilots and students, RAA and GA. Mark Airservices Australia - Projects & Services - Industry Forums - Pilot information nights
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