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2tonne

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2tonne last won the day on March 10 2016

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About 2tonne

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  • Birthday 15/03/1973

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    Australia
  1. Thanks onetrack. I googled Sperry Gyro Horizon and found a few of what appear to be the same model for sale as WWII Sperry Gyroscopes. Those are in much better condition than this one. I don't why this gyro is so beat up and missing the cage and adjustment knobs. If I remember correctly my father in law bought it from an old junk shop back in the 80s, but he wasn't given any information about it.
  2. I saw a few recent posts about old aircraft instruments and it reminded me of an old gyro - horizon that I found in my father-in-laws shed. Just out of interest, does anyone have an idea of its vintage or what aircraft it may have come from? Would be interested to hear. Cheers, Tony
  3. I am 45 and lightly overweight at 75 kg. I have decided to up the exercise a bit while eating healthier (and less). I am a member of a running club and there are lot of senior runners there, and very few of them are overweight. The last 10 km run I did with them I got overtaken by the oldest member Col, who is 84. He finished the 10 km run in 56 minutes, while I finished in 58. Pretty inspiring to be whooped by someone 40 years older than me! There are plenty of others at the club well into the their 70s who run regularly and many faster than me. Makes me think most of the battle I have had with getting out the door and exercising is in my head.
  4. Hi 2tonne Do you still have the 6" tyres? Please text me on 0408261314 Cheers Ron
  5. I got my in-flight adjustable propeller endorsement in the Flight Design MC at Redcliffe, but last I heard Fly-Now weren't using that aircraft anymore.
  6. I like the Jacobsen flare, it works for me.
  7. No, moved to Brisbane in 2015 and finished my rec certificate at Fly Now in Recliffe. Had a great time learning at YLIL with Bob. Come to think of it, I was out by a year with the first solo, it was 2014, not 2013.
  8. Well done! I soloed in 4929 back in 2013. I still get excited thinking about it, not much in life compares to that first solo feeling!
  9. Jaba- who, a lot of what you mention could be illegal. It is called transfer pricing (using various techniques to transfer profit to a lower taxing country). If caught by the ATO, companies can be hit with hefty penalties.
  10. That's a bit harsh iBob. I'm a patent attorney and I spend a lot of time trying to convince clients NOT to file a patent application. But, inventors are sometimes what I would call "special" characters and in some instances there is no way to convince them not to file (and they may have various reasons for wanting a 'patent'). And, if a client says they want to file there is risk in saying no. If someone else gets a patent for something similar to what they wanted to file you can end up with a very pissed-off ex-client who may sue you. In the US a few years ago, one disgruntled client shot and killed his patent attorney (and the attorney's receptionist) when he saw someone else's application for a similar technology to his, and after his attorney convinced him not to file. Sorry, couldn't let that comment stand unanswered.
  11. 2tonne

    v6 Fonts

    That is a very clean font and easy to read.
  12. Is a J160 fine to sideslip with flaps? I have slipped the 160 with full flap and didn't notice any issues with control. Pretty amazing rate of descent though.
  13. The more I think about it, the more I realise that I don't really want to stop flying, even if just for a few years (better not let the wife read this) My membership renewal is due next week, so I will pay again and then reconsider next year. If I don't get much flying in over the next 12 months then I will definitely,... well probably, give it away then.
  14. I recently bought a hand held scanner. I was very glad it was not a transmitter when my 5 year old got hold of it and started yelling "hello...hello" every time there was a transmission.
  15. Thanks FV, that information is helpful. I am concerned that if I give it away for a few years, I might never come back to flying, and that would be a shame. The $100 non-flying membership would be good if it came with a paper copy of Sport Pilot, otherwise I can't see I would get much out of it.
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