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  1. Totally agree with the comments about side sticks. Likewise I thought them a gimmick but now prefer them. Flying a Canard where PIOs easily occur, the side stick helps manage the situation. Also, they help manage fatigue over long trips.
  2. Jabirupilot My apologies, I've just seen your cry for help. I may be able to assist. Cheers Steve
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      Just caught your reply Steve, would be great to talk. I can be reached on 0428468509. 
  3. On my computer they are images. Just click on them and expand. Of interest to me is the point being made from the images. I'm unsure as to what it is. Matty, would you care to elaborate please?
  4. My understanding is that aircraft trying to avoid landing fees by not making circuit calls, or calls without registration, or calls with the wrong registration are a big problem for airport owners chasing landing fee revenue. The industry, and I'm being deliberately vague because I've heard this third hand, is being advised to install camera's to catch the 'cheats'.
  5. Last Sunday afternoon was a glorious day to go flying at Goulburn but there was no one around. Normally I'd see a half dozen aircraft based at Goulburn airport flying. It could be coincidental but the sign/pole is a likely contributor. Next to the sign is a pole. On top of the pole is a camera to record the movements so the airport owner can charge aircraft owners using taxiway delta. The owner of the hangar I rent from did some measurements during the week. I'm not sure that it is much consolation but the claim is the sign/pole is illegal. The sign/pole are within 22 meters from the ta
  6. Two thoughts OK 1) I currently use a $12 dolly from Bunnings strapped to the front of the fuselage. There is no weight on the nose because it is a pusher aircraft. It enables easy maneuverability by me and the other owners when aircraft are moved around the hangar. I upgraded the wheels when I started to wheel the aircraft in and out of the hangar. 2) Going back to my glider days, hangar rash was a weekend occurrence. We devised a system of rails to overcome it. Each glider was assigned a rail (overturned and pinned angle iron) for the main wheel. The tail wheel was on a dolly. The rails
  7. Yes a curious choice. There are many famous aviatrix's in the Australasian area that could of been selected if gender was a selection criteria. Bonney, Miller and Batten to name but a few contributed to the advancement of aviation. Jean batten's exploits (yes she was a New Zealander) in particular has impressed me. But then again they didn't write a book, which had quite a few historical names in it, and didn't pass away recently. I met Nancy Bird-Walton several times and found her personable but she most certainly was focused on her Australian Women's Pilot Association during those encounters
  8. Methusala I had a bit of interest in the Bede back in 2006 when Juan Jimenez held a workshop at Hoxton Park. The workshop attracted about 20 odd people and a couple from New Zealand as well. Juan supported a builders forum at the time and had bought Quentin's BD5-J. It seems it not only had thrust issues but there were oil leaks and installation issues as well. Juan took the aircraft with him when he migrated from USA to South America. He later sold it. I'm not sure where it ended up.
  9. The Varieze has two rudders each activated independently by your feet. Accordingly, resting your feet on them is a big no no. Both rudders would move giving you some uncoordinated flight and an air-brake. Also, the springs for each rudder are light. Light shoes are the order of the day.
  10. Kaz I used to fly Cooma (Polo Flat), across the coastal range, and onto the coast regularly. Taking my Racer to my LAME in Moruya, attending BBQs at Frogs Hollow, whale watching off Montague Island, and visiting friends in Merimbula. The coastal range is spectacular with scenery only possible from the air. Well worth going out of the way for just to see the gorges off the escarpment and alpine lakes close to Bombala. If you are travelling in a straight line I'd suggest you stay high and avoid strong Westerlies. You will be within gliding distance of something safe nearly all of the time.
  11. FS Firstly, welcome. I see that you are new to the forum. This topic has been done a couple of times so a search will reveal previous threads. In a nutshell Canberra is available if you have the money. Polo Flat, just north of Cooma has hangarage and fuel but the owner is actively trying to sell the strip. Jindabyne had some hangarage available when I last asked early this year but is 2 hours down the road and has limited fuel availability. Canberra based SAAA members have spread themselves across several airfield including Goulburn, Tumut and Temora. Goulburn has some hangarage avail
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