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Everything posted by ev17ifly2

  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.
  14. I just hope there is enough cockpit height to accommodate the turbans
  15. By RAA do you mean recreational flying in general as at least one trike fatality was HGFA registered
  16. Granted, must have been the influence of the 2016 Magyars Hill shiraz
  17. “Only pilots really know about what pilots need “ Really, are you that naive? There are thousands of instances where people have tried to make a business from their hobby and the bank now owns their home.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Well that’s an hour of your life wasted you can’t get back
  21. 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.
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