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  1. I agree with the KISS design, but I am amazed at the success of the distinctly non KISS Rotax. Just look at the installation, it is a maze of pipes and extra bits all over the place, but there is no doubt that it works and works well. Look at a Lycoming or Jabiru and you can immediately see what each bit does, but the question is which works best? I have been involved with spark ignition engines for many years and still like to see simplicity.
  2. I thought it was about time that we found out more about this piece of equipment, so I phoned Jabiru. I was put on hold while the receptionist found someone who knew about it. That took a couple of minutes or so. Then Daniel came on the phone. He didn't seem to know much, said it is still being developed and works of an EMS such as Dynon. Inputs are EGT, RPM, MP. etc. Cost still to be decided, so I didn't bother putting in an order for one. I did think it was most likely an April fools joke, but if so they are taking it a bit far. I use a Jab engine and so far am happy with it, but this doesn't inspire confidence in Jabiru. The whole premise appears to be off. If the carbie is so bad that it needs a control like this, it would surely be better to use a different method of getting the mixture to the engine. Maybe I should have asked to talk to Rod or his daughter who is now the boss.
  3. If you really don't think RAAus should give your details to airport owners and that is illegal, you are not going to get anything done about it on this forum. I suggest that you talk to RAAus and if not happy, then you can pursue it through the courts. A group of you could do this together, there must be about a dozen or so who give the impression that it is a very serious matter.
  4. Go back to the starting point of this forum for what I think. I haven't talked to Jabiru, but I think the April 1 theory could be correct. Spacesailer. How do you fly at 100mmph? Surely micro miles per hour is too slow to support flight
  5. Flying The Edge is a good basic flying textbook. By Brian Mc Allister and it has nothing to do with flying the aircraft called the Edge. Just about flying at low speed and the edge of the envelope. Chickenhawk, a book about Vietnam and military flying is a good read.
  6. I knew I was correct. I saw and heard them. Back in the good old days I used to go to Ryde in the Isle of Wight on a steam paddle steamer. The engine room looked wonderful to a young bloke like me, much nicer than the other ferry which went to Cowes, it was a screw driven ship, not sure if it was coal or oil fired.
  7. Before you replace the screw, just give all the wires a bit of a twist, so that the joint is disturbed, then see if you still have the problem. No problem means that there was corrosion, causing a poor connection. That cold tell you if you have solved it and you can then go about putting in a better connection.
  8. Ekranoplane was another name for them. The hovercraft has a skirt and relies on high air pressure within the confines of the skirt to lift the body of the vessel. they used them years ago in England for cross channel ferries. I don't know what the fuel consumption was, but the noise was horrendous. A friend of mine worked on the Cairns vessels and I believe he has the design rights, but nothing ever came from them.
  9. I think after reading all the above that nomadpete could have the answer. In my experience if there is ever an unusual fault in a 12V DC system, there is a good chance that there is a poor ground connection somewhere.
  10. I have looked quickly at Aircraft Spruce catalogue and didn’t see that number. Why not try Lord themselves? Failing that any manufacturer who uses Rotax engines.
  11. So Rod fooled us, but was it April 1st? Concerning Rodds Bay. It is YIVG, but as they say, that is so we don’t mistake it for the body of water, miles away. Funny that Rodds Bay is closer on the chart than YIVG. I have told Airservices that Miriam Vale is no longer an. Airstrip, since it was planted to eucalyptus forest. Should I also tell them that Facing Island would be a bit wet, or that Agnes Water is not quite as high as they say it is. The whole setup inspires ridicule rather than confidence. All caused in my opinion by CASA wanting us to use area frequency, rather than 126.7 which Airservices didn’t want as it put more load on their radio use. Personally I think using area was the safer option so I need to juggle 3 frequencies on my climb out, or approach.
  12. I was there a few years ago and was amazed at the difference from the sixties when I flew in and out. It was mor like a graveyard than the busiest GA airport I knew.
  13. My doubts are the injection of air could result in detonation on take off if the fail safe fails. The standard of construction doesn’t inspire confidence, those screws standing proud look amateurish to me. I haven’t been game to look for a price,but I bet it will be several hundred dollars. There was someone in the USA modifying the standard carries to give manual control
  14. Jabiru emailed me today touting their new mixture control. They have a you best electronic gadget that will inject air into each inlet manifold to ensure the mixture is correct for all stages of flight. It is fail safe they say. Given that Jabiru have used the supposedly automatic mixture control carbide for years, are they saying that the carbide is not efficient, or not reliable? Either way I would rather replace the carbide with the injector produced for Stones.
  15. Jabiru emailed me today touting their new mixture control. They have a you best electronic gadget that will inject air into each inlet manifold to ensure the mixture is correct for all stages of flight. It is fail safe they say. Given that Jabiru have used the supposedly automatic mixture control carbide for years, are they saying that the carbide is not efficient, or not reliable? Either way I would rather replace the carbide with the injector produced for Stones.
  16. The time responding to Avdata is very little and I have never had a problem with them. If they bill me because someone else has used my call sign I consider the person who used my call sign is the problem. If an airport wants to use Avdata to collect, that is their prerogative. I will decide if I will use that airport.
  17. It is possible to convert from 19 reg to VH and the easiest way would be with SAAA. I have considered it and talked to the relevant people in SAAA but am still holding off as the cost would be quite high and I probably won’t be flying long enough to recoup it and it would possibly reduce the number of potential buyers when I do decide to stop flying. Another thing to consider is that the Plane you buy and register VH will require a LAME to work on it and do condition reports, unless by chance you had built a similar plane.
  18. If my local airport YGLA didn’t charge landing fees, I would buy my fuel there as I used to. They are missing out, not me. As with most airports they are too far from the town to walk, so a taxi is needed. That puts the cost up so I seldom fly to a town, unless there is something on at the airport.
  19. Welcome Jack. At 25 SSW of Rocky, you are not far from Old Station but are you on the Mt Morgan Rd. If so there are other pilots near you. Let us know how your strip is coming along.
  20. It is not only Indian food, but all food served in restaurants seems to bee getting poorer. I had rabbit in a restaurant in Beechworth and I am damn sure it was not rabbit. I wanted the flavour I remember from before I came to Qld, where rabbit is impossible to come by. I had fish in a restaurant at Lakes Entrance, lousy potatoes. Back to the old pub lunch for a decent meal, cooked by people who know how to cook, rather than the pretentious chefs of a restaurant.
  21. At least they have not found what the electricity supply companies have found. Just add on a set fee for the infrastructure and it doesn’ matter about unit cost.
  22. Of course. He is only interested in getting re elected and keeping his snout in the trough.
  23. But as I said we voted for what we have.
  24. Yenn

    ASIC renewal

    I paid the post office about $45 and was surprised that in Gladstone they seemed to know what they were doing. Then later I had to send in a photo of the back of my drivers licence that the PO had missed. Reason being that the back has my address on it. what a load of rubbish.
  25. Also did no good in the past, so why expect any better now. All polllies are afraid of CASA and so woul you be. If they forced any change on CASA and something bad happened, who do you think would collect the bollocking?
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