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  1. AIUI, in the presence of cellular coverage, OzRunways sends its' position to a private server owned by OzR that then broadcasts nearby OzRunways users back to you, in addition to using an ADS-B reciever for Mode-S equipped aircraft. This is how you can track OzR aircraft on the web
  2. The problem with switching a 12VDC load with a 240VAC switch is the arc damage. 240VAC passes through 0 Volts 50 times a second, rendering any arc minuscule, whereas using such a switch to control a DC load will have the switch taking the full circuit current (or higher if you're switching a motor) instantly, or breaking the circuit under load. Unless a switch has a DC rating, it's not at all good practice, yet alone a good idea, to use a 240VAC switch for any meaningful DC load.
  3. IT's a UAT transponder, not 1090ES system, so it will only work in the USA, nowhere else in the world. Depending on your interpretation - well, the FOI you'll end up arguing with, really - you can use the authority granted by CASR 21.470 to utilise the Dynon/Garmin GPS antenna to provide a position source for their ADS-B transponders. That rule basically says "If it's approved elsewhere, it's approved here too", with the FAA coming out and approving the Dynon et al, in writing. And the Pommy CAA has come out and said their GPS' perform better than the likes of the Garmin 430W's, ironically...
  4. Just checked your gallery there this morning and it's working fine. So is the homepage, so hopefully it was just an ISP issue or something temporary.
  5. Easily. Well, it was easy enough when I convinced RAAus that there were no grounds to refuse registration as the 'payload formula' listed in the CAO's didn't apply to amateur-built aircraft... CAO 95.55 simply says the MTOW for that category is 600Kg, so with a 445Kg empty weight, I have 155Kg payload. That's enough for me + just-under-full tanks, or me + mini-me + half tanks. Though now the KRviatrix has seen the utility of having our own plane, it's time to port it over to VH- so I can take two adults.
  6. AIUI, you do not need a transponder in US 'E' unless you are within 30 miles of a Class B airport, they call it their "Mode C Veil". Outside that, you can fly VFR-in-E with no transponder.
  7. For your bedtime reading, may I present Section 8.7 of the Part 139 MOS...Which - because not everyone understands CAsA - is simply windsock standards from the aerodrome standards manual. The stuff in red is what you need. OF course, if you are only using it yourself, I'd probably go one of the US red-and-white ones that you can use to gauge wind strength as well,...
  8. Time Left: 10 days and 12 hours

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    Unfortunately in part due to my hours reducing at work, I'm needing to sell my current hangar at Temora. Ideally I'll be building a larger one there in the not too distant future, but right now, I can't justify two mortgages. It's at 33 Tigermoth Ave, and has power, water, sewerage, gas and the NBN available (with FTTN apparently), though I use 4G in the hangar and it's more than quick enough. As it's the second-to-last block on the street, there's no through traffic, and the owner next door has yet to build so there are uninterrupted views across the entire northern side of the airfield. Even better, as there's nothing but aircraft parking across the road, you can watch the sun set with a cold beer every evening. The block itself is 25 x 50m, with the hangar being 15 x 15 x 6m high, with a door opening of 10 x 4m that should fit most sport planes upto and including the RV-10! The doors are bi-fold and inward hinged, with the top half of each door being dark-tinted laserlite sheet, with 4 runs of laserlite in the roof as well - No more bumping into wingtips in a dark hangar. Rates are around $170 / quarter, though council is planning on introducing an annual residents levy at some point in the future, believed to be an additional $400pa. EDIT: Got this years bill last month and paid it 12/8, so that has been paid through until this time next year. And it was an additional $400, so total rates are around $1100/yr As I do 24/7 shiftwork, for any questions or queries, please flick me a message here, or via email to KRviators 'at' bigpond.com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Much better without having to pull the RV-9 across the grass... There are worse places to watch the sun go down. The view from the front yard...Click HERE for the original - but be warned, it is a 50Mb image file...


    Temora, New South Wales - AU

  9. I think you're being overly critical of these blokes. It's reported they took 2 years to build the bloody thing, if that's true, then that's a substantial investment in time alone, yet alone materials and sheer perseverance. It's not something they thought "Hold my beer and watch this" and knocked up after a weekend on the pi$$. I built an RV-9 in my back shed. I didn't do it to advance aviation, or try to prove anything to anyone, beyond myself, and that was simply that I could do it, and I could do it safely. To outward appearances, these blokes have done the same thing. No one knows what kind of control laws they have written, nor the quality of the components or software they've used. Given half a chance, I'd build something like that myself and take one of my rugrats flying over a waterhole too. I've no doubt the Cretins Against Sensible Aviation will get upset about it - indeed their public comments thus far, effectively "We're sure he's broken the law, we're just not sure which one it is..." don't really inspire much confidence.
  10. And that's the problem. I have an RV-9A, registered RAAus. I'm swapping it to VH-, but as I built it, I can maintain it. If I sell it to someone else, they will need a LAME to maintain it if they keep it VH-, but if they bring it back to RAAus, they won't. The system is broken. At least I made a comment on this peculiarity, but whether they recognise it and then close it, or simply 'meh' it off, remains to be seen.
  11. I ordered 8 through Bursons a couple weeks ago - they had to overnight them from Melbourne, but that's another option.
  12. I read those comments as "We're sure he's broken some rule, but we just don't know which one of the 15,459,334 that we wrote, it is....but when we do figure it out, it will be a crime of strict liability"
  13. But will that significantly change if we get RAAus upto 760kg? From what I understand - and I'm always happy to be proven wrong and learn something - we will still have 2 seats, no CTA at present, no aeros, no night flying and no IMC. Just more payload for some existing aircraft and a few new ones on the register, I don't think we're going to see the likes of 172's et al, popping up with numbers on the side.
  14. Don;t see why not? Buy an RAAus-registereable aircraft, transfer it from VH->RAAus and you can maintain it yourself right now. Then again, I would like CAsA to follow the Canadian model whereby you can maintain your own GA aircraft, if you use it for PVT ops. Never happen though!
  15. The benefit to numbers will be Farmer Joe can (probably) maintain it himself if it is only going to be used in PVT ops, vs paying a LAME to do so for him, so the RAAus fees of $4-500 might actually be a saving... But they don't really have any other option - the Yanks allow uncertified ADS-B and even the Poms found the stuff from Dynon (GPS-2020) and Garmin (GPS-20A) outpoerformed the TSO'd stuff that was supplying position information for the certified crowd.
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