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ev17ifly2

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About ev17ifly2

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  • Birthday 24/06/1918

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  • Aircraft
    Bushcat
  • Location
    Mansfield
  • Country
    Australia
  1. It is a simple and straightforward process to bleed the brakes on the BushCat if all has been installed correctly. Use a syringe with a tube attached to bleed nipple on each calliper.
  2. Danny, as you know I took delivery of the same kit at the same time you did, in fact it was shipped in the same container. My BushCat was completed and flying within 12 months. Sure, there are some differences - I’m semi-retired, have a massive shed, 10mins drive to my hangar and have free access to other aviation experts. But, I have never built an aircraft either. However I did experience a number of the gripes you have regarding the kit but I either contacted the factory who addressed any issue immediately and if any parts were required shipped them via DHL Express. They arrived in regional
  3. There are plenty available on EBay, all sizes and quantities at very little cost
  4. I have just completed building a BushCat tail wheel and am now part way through the test flying period. The build was relatively straight forward taking only six months. There was the odd missing bit, mainly miss counted items such as clevis pins, washers, nuts etc. Manual was reasonably comprehensive and supported by 100 plus online build videos. SkyReach BushCat has a dedicated help desk which was a great help and any issues were rectified straight away. Anything extra was shipped DHL Express and arrived here in Vic around 6 working days. This build does however require a bit more skil
  5. Clever thinking guys, this sort of verbal diarrhoea should deter even the most persistent trolls
  6. That is not necessarily the case, a new 4 stroke trike from Air Creation, P&M or Airborne will set you back anywhere between $60k to $110k. However there are plenty of second hand dinged up, poorly maintained, high hours trikes out there for sale. also there is little or no difference in ownership costs between a trike or a 3 axis ultralight. I know as I went down this path.
  7. I just hope there is enough cockpit height to accommodate the turbans
  8. I’ve just finished building a BushCat tail dragger. Started October and have just been issued with permit to test fly. Factory support from Skyreach was awesome along with excellent documentation and videos which made the build relatively straightforward even for a novice such as myself
  9. We were carrying an InReach on an outback motorcycle trip last August. I came off and broke my leg so activated the inReach. The response from Houston was almost immediate and the text messaging worked well. AMSAR was sent details and coordinates however being a land based incident it was then forwarded to the state police. This is where it went off the rails and I ended up laying in the desert with a double break in lower leg for 6.5 hours before help arrived.
  10. I have landed at most of the above airports and had little difficulty in obtaining Mogas. I travelled with 2 x 20 litre fold up bladders from Liquid Containment which are excellent. At one town a stockman drove us into the servo and at Hillston a council worker loaned us his ute. From memory there was only one occasion where I filled with an avgas shandy. Just make sure your flight plan excludes Willcannia as some in that town aren’t welcoming of pilots.
  11. If you had taken the time to come to grips with the CASA online store you would have soon realised that there are many free publications that can be ordered all for a total postage cost of $15. Either way when you are asked to check out and pay the $15 p & h fee is clearly shown. You could have opted out at that point.
  12. I’ll say it just one more time , the BushCat kit can be ordered ex factory including propeller, engine and a choice of around 8 instrument panels. Depending on avionics the price can be up to $90k Suggest those interested contact Errol direct at GAP rather than wasting time on this forum like I have just done
  13. My BushCat KIT came with prop, instruments, and engine. All supplied by GAP Aviation in QLD
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