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  1. Those photos are quite old. Tori Mac is/was a regular visitor to the GA end of Canberra airport. Her car is hard to miss as its got custom number plates. Nothing more recent I am afraid
  2. Buy a whole used drifter
  3. https://shop.raa.asn.au/publications/ultralight-pilot-log-book
  4. A laptop running Windows 10 with at least 16Gb of RAM A three axis joystick like a Thrustmaster Extreme 3D pro Flight gear 2020 simulation software Or you can use Flight Gear 1.9 and a 4Gb RAM laptop running Windows XP then only use the keyboard for controls Neither is particularly good for any training outcome unless its "training to install a flight simulator"
  5. Where have the aero engines gone? Ask your insurance company about the cost of liability insurance baked in to the sale of each Rotax 582
  6. The first and most relevant answer is "YouTube". I am writing this actually on my flight simulator hardware. A friend is going through this right now at his house and the options are dizzying. He wanted a helicopter simulator to which I replied ok sure which one and why? He said he didn't know. Questions you need answers for: 1. Budget budget budget budget 2. Space - how much have you got to play in and where is it - and does it need to be permanent or moveable? 3. Make a list of training outcomes and prioritise them. After beginning the build, do not change the list or the
  7. ...but it and many conversions like it had problems with the propeller flogging the crankshaft at the oil seal. The model T engine had its crank flange held in place by the sump pan. I much prefer the look of a conversion with the Rotax box on it for this reason
  8. https://www.rideapart.com/articles/317518/flying-wheels-motorcycle-engine-planes/3922907/ In my opinion this is a very very silly idea
  9. You could say the same thing about a Holden red motor or a Ford Model T engine now. Doesn't mean its good for putting in an aeroplane, or ever was. Yet, people do.The model T was used for the Pietenpol Sky Scout and the Ford Model A went in to the Pietenpol Air Camper. The Model T engine was built for 19 years. Lord knows how many were made … one estimate was ~300,000. The O-200 started in 1947 and is still in production *cough, argh remember Cessna SkyCatcher?* All variants would number around 20,000 So where did all the Model T engines go?
  10. https://issuu.com/contact.magazine/docs/alternative_engines_volume_4_previe
  11. Having two slick magnetos off an O-200 then only using half the poles seems a bit of overkill. I agree this looks like a solution in search of a problem. I wonder if the motivation to use a half O-200 is more about the perceived availability of parts and experience, mounting/packaging options and instrumentation rather than using an engine like the 582. A couple of notes to consider - the 582 needs liquid cooling which implies a temperature gauge and a radiator plus it has parallel cylinders and its a two stroke which may not suit the aesthetics of the build. Yo' money, yo' choices
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