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  1. Put all the theories aside, here's how you do it properly: https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?25435-How-To-Groundloop-Your-Taildragger
  2. The N registration is shown in the reflection on the lower wing surface, but I can't read it!☹️
  3. The New Zealand one (that I have right here) is Northstar Explorer F210. The fuel flow sender is a transducer. In the book, it says that they are not suited to EFI engines with a fuel return line to the tank. At the time I bought mine (2010) there was some talk that there was an aviation "special" version for avgas, and the other regular one for boats, cars, whatever. I queried that with the manufacturer. They laughed. "Fuel is fuel is fuel matie! It doesn't know what's going up the pipe!"
  4. Aircraft propellers and spares at Moorabbin for aviation cables.
  5. The brass look is cadmium plating - on steel. Aviation parts are suitable for aviation uses without question or concern. Marine parts - who knows. Having said that, one would imagine that there are some huge loads and forces on yacht rigging cables made from those marine grade items. Unless you can test load cable assemblies you make to some known figure and be satisfied, you're a test pilot. The dollar is not going to fluctuate enough any time soon to wait, if you need them, order them, and more things in the one box.
  6. Nice send-off for Mark at Ballarat today. Probably near 200 there. Good stories and lots of I didn't know he did that moments. Ping ponger, horse rider, scuba diver, photographer, writer, aviator, and lots more. It will be hard for magazines to find a replacement editor with so much enthusiasm.
  7. Clearly a twin engine SU47 Cessna Saratoga. Or a KR2.
  8. First answer is there is no transponder required for Class D airspace. That's found in AIP fairly readily. I'll leave others to discuss the can you or can't you aspect, the answer lies in CAO 95.55, good luck decoding it satisfactorily. Some will say yes, some will say no, many will not be able to prove their conclusion either way. You need to be satisfied with proof, not just some well intended opinions. Imagine if you got it wrong, and you were relying on "some guy on some forum said I could/couldn't!" (insert buzzer sound here)
  9. #1. SKYWARD - Bette Davis, Suzy Gilstrap, Howard Hesseman. #2. Never tell me never. (australian telemovie) Claudia Karvan.
  10. Usually, the topic is raised by someone at RAPAC meetings then proceeds at a slow pace from there, only overtaken by the occasional snail. Contact your state reps. https://www.casa.gov.au/about-us/working-industry/regional-airspace-and-procedures-advisory-committees-rapac
  11. I flew Mark earlier this year on an air-to-air photo shoot for one of his magazine articles. What a character. Blue skies.
  12. We can't take you anywhere Peter, can we........................
  13. Go straight to maintenance logbook FIRST. Does it have lots of detail, or is it rather bare. Does it have good detail on particularly engine service bulletins. Ask to see all the maintenance manuals and whatever publications. Are all the engine etc service bulletins printed out and maybe in a binder? Do your own research on those after getting the engine serial number. You need to find all those first, before you go, so you know what to look for. Any service bulletin not recorded properly must be treated as not done. Good bargaining point for you, value goes down. If the logbooks check out, THEN you go look at the aircraft, which will likely be quite good also. I did a pre-purchase inspection of an aircraft for someone a few years ago as he just couldn't get there. Logbook had nothing - and I mean NOTHING - written in it for the previous 15 years and no record of the three prop strikes that I personally knew it had. (I personally knew the previous two owners who personally told me, personally, in person, to my person.) Yes, it had been flown occasionally over those 15 years. Another trip to collect an aircraft by trailer some years before, as it hadn't been flown for six years, we knew all that in advance. Aircraft had been part maintained by a LAME. He had delight telling us that he just drilled the rocker chamber vents (Jab engine) as per the Jab service bulletin. Great. Except for, it didn't apply to THAT serial number engine. DOH! I didn't make a new friend by pointing that out. Good luck with your quest.
  14. Here's that Senate enquiry things mentioned above. If you've never seen it, I urge you to watch all three. Generally about the medical standards anomalies for <600 kg aircraft of RAAus or VH flavor, as a "level the playing field, umpire" debate. https://aopa.com.au/senate-rrat-inquiry-into-dual-medical-standards/
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  16. Are the senders suitable/matched for the installed instruments? Years ago, a mate's VW oil temp went thru the roof on the first flight. Oil temp sender was a different brand to the guage, totally wrong. He got the correct sender to match the guage, then all good. The clue was that the oil was actually still cool so clearly it was not a cooling problem at all.
  17. A friend I've known for nearly 20 years was an engineer for Rex. The treatment he got from management has destroyed him, he's lost everything, job, home, family, everything.
  18. Haven't found the what or the when, but the where is at AERO expo, Friedrichschafen Germany. Ist gut, ja?
  19. Humbert Tetras, oui. (thanks for the clue on the trailer.)
  20. Yes, correct, that is not the one on Waihi beach. Middle of Taupo. Hadda a coffee and a hamancheeze toastie there at Easter.
  21. Piston return springs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFX_Xq9WHTI:393
  22. This is all it says on Facebook, you haven't missed much: 70 years of continuous operation this year fly in local observation fly round cotton gin tour, Local mineral waters baths Saturday night dinner Sunday morning brunch and farewell visitirs Schedule · Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:00 AM Sunday morning brunch before departure 8:00 AM Local observation flight in own time, plan available 6:30 PM Dinner Enjoy your visit-ir. (I spent a month in Moree one night.)
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