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Yenn

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  • Birthday 16/03/1936

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    RV4
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    Benaraby
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    Australia

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  1. We put wheat into coom, or was it cwm bags on the border of wales and England in the fifties. My party trick was to pick one up onto my back and walk away with it. Normally it was a two man job to handle them. They weighed 2.25 cwt or 114kg today. I weighed about ten stone then 63 kg. Because the bags were tall I could stand one up, stick my knees into the middle of it, lean back and roll it over my knees onto my shoulder. Now at 93 I m flat out lifting a 25kg fertiliser bag onto my shoulder. I must admit it only ever did that party trick on very rare occasions.
  2. A bit hard for a pilot to work out which he prefers. I look forward to the take off as I line up and then I look forward to the landing at the end of the flight. As I am getting a bit long in the tooth I suppose the last landing will be happening in the not too far distant future, so take offs are the way to go. They won't have the finality of that last landing. I think most of us tend to treat landings as more important, but really every take off is a lot more dangerous than the landings. I have been lucky with only a couple of "interesting " take offs and have made several landings interesting especially the one where the brakes locked on.
  3. As it started when you did repair work it would most likely be due to that work. You need to look at the air flow around all the engine especially for a higher flow around 5 and 6, or maybe a tightening of the flow through the finned areas. If you have EGT you could do a check to see if there is any correlation between the cylinders. To me it seems unusual for the furthest cylinders from the intake are the coolest, unless you are in pusher configuration.
  4. While this accident was not a fault of the helicopter, I tend to agree with the anti chopper sentiment. A few years ago there was a spate of accidents including a couple of rescue choppers. Those could mainly be put down to cowboy operators. Now if you get the CASA advisories concerning airworthiness and things to check, you will see that probably more than 50% are helicopter rated.
  5. I did some night flying years ago and never once used landing lights. I was trained to use the runway lights and found them OK. That was just what I was taught and could well be wrong.
  6. Yenn

    Fuel

    Nitrogen and CO2 both cost money, compressed air is not absolutely free, but as near as. The shock horror was because air is always compressed in internal combustion engines and people see a link there. The danger from using compressed air to move fuel from a tank is minimal, unless there is an ignition source in the tank. I would guess that there must have been an accidental fuel explosion at some time, but I have never heard of one. Maybe someone can enlighten us with evidence. It takes very little pressure to move fuel, as proved by using a syphon.
  7. Is this really a stupid man money grabbing or is the aim to close the airport and make even more money?
  8. We seem to be advising plots what to do when they get into strife, instead of advising them how to keep out of strife. All this talk of using the Dynon or G3X to fly an approach is not going to help someone who has never done it before. It takes practice to become competent at that sort of thing.
  9. What do Cessna specify. I thought they approved W100 plus.
  10. I would fancy an RV10 for that kind of tripping around.
  11. There are situations where RAAus pilots could activate PAL lighting. Going into the setting sun you can find the aerodrome easier if you activate the lights. It is also a check to see if your radio is transmitting. You will see the lights come on and even if you can't you will get a message saying "location, lights on"
  12. The PAL may be activated but there is no guarantee that the pilot can use it. Flying into a lit runway with nothing else visible is not something you can do easily. Go and try it with the correct plane and gear and an instructor if you want to see how easy it is.
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  14. looks inviting, just hope nobody tries to land there before it is safe,
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