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About ev17ifly2

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  1. I took delivery of a BushCat kit in the same shipment as Danny. I have no technical background having had a career in sales and marketing however I found the build to be relatively straightforward and as a result the plane was signed off and flying within twelve months. It has now logged over 100 hours of flying.
  2. “This fat girl” has Down Syndrome
  3. Good idea because what may leak from a nicad battery is far more corrosive than what’s in an electrolytic cap
  4. Before installing it may be worth checking/replacing the internal memory battery in the AR3201 as there have been reports of failed batteries leaking and corroding the circuit board which proved costly
  5. It may be now a bit more difficult to compare the two as the BushCat has recently undergone a major upgrade with it now being a 600kg aircraft here in Australia. I own and built a tailwheel version and am extremely happy with it for the sort of flying I do. Cruise is just under 80kts at 5200rpm and with full fuel of 90ltr and a passenger I’m still able to carry 35kg of luggage. Just what i wanted for Outback touring
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Great news that Sport Pilot returns. RAA should be congratulated for making it happen. Though I doubt that many on this forum will acknowledge their efforts. For me it will be free, in the past I paid membership and a subscription, now just membership
  9. There are plenty available on EBay, all sizes and quantities at very little cost
  10. Well said, I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. This site has already gained a reputation in the recreational flying community for negativity and RAA bashing. I too had no issue about completing the survey.
  11. 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
  12. Clever thinking guys, this sort of verbal diarrhoea should deter even the most persistent trolls
  13. 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.
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