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Steve L

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  1. I retired three years ago and since then I can’t find the time to fly, I wonder how I ever found the time to work
  2. Catches you by surprise eh Mark. . . Have you ever experienced a breaking wave? Look them up. I was returning back to Gawler in the Bulldog, and from the south east we fly over a range (1900) before descending to Gawler. Wind was 40Kt and gusting, Because of lee winds I over flew the range at 4400 and increased speed a little, that’s well over double the height. . I had my hand on the control ready to reduce power for decent when in a split second I was completely inverted. I applied full power and corrected the plane, walk in the park for the Bulldog. . . A breaking wave is a rare phenomenon
  3. Markdun, thanks for the reply and the reason I ask: I had a similar problem with my Tecnam trim recently. After purchase I flew it from Qld, home to SA. At 065 over Dalby I handed control to my mate (also a pilot) and I switched trim control to the right yolk. After a few minutes the trim run away to a full nose down attitude. Not fun with a full flying tail plane. Done the usual, undone everything I performed earlier and got it flying again. Thought it was switches in the control column so I contacted a licensed aircraft electrician and he found the same audio plug connector in the tail corr
  4. Markdum did you find out what the intermittent trim was, my Tecnam was doing the same.
  5. Doesn’t it make one wonder, how many of these new arrivals are questioned over how much tax they have paid in Australia since they were granted citizenship. I think most know the answer.
  6. What SA kit do have Danny. I also have a complete SA Bushbaby kit and as my life took a different direction a couple of years ago it left me with no time to complete. I am now contemplating selling. One wonders how many kits in various stages of build are sitting in sheds around the country.
  7. It surprises me how many Trump lovers are still out there. The guys delusional, his COVID response or lack of, cost thousands of lives, his cronies rorted the wall funds, he’s a compulsive liar (the list goes on) but largest by far he’s still breathing our air
  8. Couldn’t have put that better myself onetrack. I often purchased by auction transport equipment usually through Manhiems but since Pickles got on the scene (and it appears they have scored many Manhiems contracts) I don’t even bother now. When I watch my PC ( yes I’m old school and my mobile doesn’t connect to the internet haha ) and win an item which sometimes goes an hour or more beyond the end time, shut down my computer, then get a follow up call the next day from pickles stating I haven’t made the sellers minimum and am I prepared to increase my offer, that’s NOT an auction in any se
  9. The Pup then Bulldog came after the Airedale, A much more modern and capable design but Beagle couldn’t make money out of them either, nor could Scottish Aviation or British Aerospace who finished the last few orders.
  10. this doesn’t look like he will make it, but I guess he’s practised many times. Landing Engine Off Tecnam P92 - YouTube
  11. Aeropup were originally from here in SA ( Victor Harbour I think ) now in Spain, they mustav purchased the rights.
  12. Don’t see too many Kitfoxes around anymore eh Nev, I guess there could be a few sitting at the back of hangars. Flew a dark blue mk4 582 down your neck of the woods about 6 years ago, very nice and fun aircraft, don’t know where it is now. Naish, an Aeropup has folding wings and was originally built here in SA. Similar to a Kitfox/Skyfox. The Bushbaby/Explorer is another, once again not many here in OZ. I have a Explorer. ( not for sale though)
  13. Yenn, you WILL hear my 500hp E9 pass. can even hear it 15 - 20ks away out in the bush
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