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Bruce Tuncks

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  • Birthday 08/08/1945


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  1. Sorry guys I have zero experience with injury claims. I would expect the insurance company to avoid paying out if they could. My hope is to retire before finding out the answer to this. In the meantime, I just hope the RAAus insurance will be ok. If you ever maim a young doctor while crashing into a kindergarten, you have my sympathy and I suggest you would be better off not surviving yourself.
  2. As far as I know RF guy, they do not pay out if you have done anything against the regs. So if you are insured, you need to obey the regs to the letter.
  3. I agree that if you are the club's insurance officer then you will insure the hulls. I know this from personal experience. It would take a braver person than me to say "no" to insurance. Who knows what some idiot of a club member might do? But the insurance companies are not stupid and although we sure made claims, we always paid more in premiums than we collected in claims. Look at it from the company's point of view: Premiums = income, and costs = payouts plus overheads plus profits. The payouts can't come anywhere near the income from premiums. I reckon the aviation wo
  4. Here's my rationale for not paying for hull insurance: Firstly, the plane is really just a toy and life would go on without it. Secondly, the cost of insurance is too much. In 20 accident-free years I would easily have paid for a replacement plane if I had only banked the premiums. Thirdly, a handy-person can fix a lot of stuff for only the price of the inputs and this is cheap compared to the commercial quotes that insurance uses. As a generalization, it is bad economics to pay insurance for a loss you can afford. If you have ordinary luck, you will only recoup a third of
  5. The whole idea of warfare is to avoid a " fair fight ". My ex-next door neighbor, a very kind and nice bloke who would never have voted for Hitler, finished the war as a German 18 year-old sheetmetal worker attached to a Luftwaffe base. One day they ( all 300 or so non-flying staff) were told to become infantry and fight off the Americans. Well the Americans came over the hill with 3,000 tanks. Were they cowardly? Not in my book. The disparity in fighting power meant that the Germans could surrender with dignity, which is what they did. But having said that, I have to say that I do
  6. In case you are in danger of thinking there is any hope for the human race, I offer the fact that in our tiny blue starship planet, the main occupation is fighting the other passengers. The total spending of the planet on our militaries now surpasses other occupations. The superseded occupation was giving praise to imaginary super-beings.
  7. And Binghi, the Moslems think like you do... "it is written" is a thing they often say. They say this about road accidents and so they don't wear seatbelts and they die a lot. When making an appointment there the correct thing is to add "inshallah" which means " god willing".
  8. We are but victims of our inheritance, and the fact is that our tree-dwelling ancestors left us with an innate fear of heights. So do not expect people to be rational about flying.
  9. I reckon the bear would have been white Jase, on account of how only at the north pole could you do that nav stuff. I had not seen that one before, but there was another one about the house where every window faced south...
  10. Ever seen those RC guys who "hover " their 3m size models with the rudder just missing the ground? They have the C of G way back, like 100% of chord, to do this. They sure are unstable like this... the rudder and elevator are moving fast and with big movements.
  11. I've wondered about that too... Maybe owners of pit bulls have small ones too and they feel the need for an equalizer?
  12. Jab plenum... I just saw the latest kitplanes email and they featured a carbon "tunable" plenum. There is some sort of adjustment thing in the very middle of a x shaped plenum with 4 exit pipes. This got me to realize that the standard Jab plenum could be much improved by making the exits radial. If you could do this, then every cylinder would get the same fuel/air by symmetry.
  13. Injectors have been used on Jabirus. There is one of these at Tailem Bend and the owner is happy with it. But Rod Stiff has pointed out that this makes the engine dependent on an electric system and so opens up another possibility of failure.
  14. After more than 15 years I finally installed EGT and CHT on each cylinder and finally got the temps fairly equal. I tried lots of things, and the big break came when I was told on this forum that nothing much upstream of the carby would be very effective. The story and some pics are on here.
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