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Lozzer

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    H36 Dimona
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    Camden NSW
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    Australia
  1. Lozzer

    Lozzer

  2. Hello Admin, Any more word on Fly Safe? Laurie
  3. Many thanks Wayne, Its a great training reference. However it may be that its just because I am an IT reluctant but I cant seem to find the actual tutorial among all of the files at that location. Laurie
  4. Hi All, I was just wondering if John Brandon's excellent Fly Safe Tutorial is still available? Laurie
  5. Just to add a little more to the useful info in this thread.... Re older servos - Also avoid older servos in lower lying areas in country towns and urban areas that may be exposed to flooding, even rarely. You can guess where some of the flood water find its way to and remains. Re fuel quality - Several of us use blends of Avgas and 98ULP. After extensive investigation we discovered that the only ULP with a specified shelf life in its MSDS is BP. (12 months). This has proven the case in practice with the higher volatile and less stable fuels (the ones the discounters turn over quickly) rapidly losing octane levels in a very short time. I'm not advocating that even the BP 98 be stored for more than a couple of weeks if you have a higher compression motor.. Re fuel storage - UV exposure and time reduce fuel quality surprisingly quickly (in days especially for the discounted fuels. Just check out the volatile fumes being emitted from an open fuel can or funnel). Best only stored out of sunlight and preferably in metal jerry cans. Notwithstanding the above, old stock, poor handling/filtering by servo operators/users, contaminants, etc all make a big difference..
  6. Many thanks. Great pics and sketches.
  7. Can't seem to find the War Letters part on his site?
  8. Maybe a little late in this thread but I regularly fly a motor glider in Class D. The current (for some years now) GFA endorsement for flying in Controlled Airspace isn't quite as shallow as it was earlier made out to be.... 1. Technical Knowledge References: Visual Flight Guide, GFA Airways & Radio Procedures for Glider Pilots manual, Aeronautical Information Package (AIP) books, En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA). (a) Use of Transponder. (b) Standard words and phrases. © Standard Radio Calls applicable to:- • Class D aerodromes, • Class C aerodromes. (d) ATC Readback requirements. (e) Interpretation of ERSA, VTC, VNC, ENC, and PCA. (f) Maintaining Track (g) Responsibilities operating in Class E airspace. 2. Flight training and Radio Requirements (Circle applicable class of airspace) (a) Departure Procedures D / C (b) Circuit Operations D / C © Arrival Procedures D / C (d) Transit Procedures D / C Pilots holding Private or higher Licence or a Pilot Certificate issued by RAAus may be issued a Controlled Airspace endorsement provided that the Instructor issuing the endorsement is satisfied that the pilot meets the requirements above.
  9. Thnx Steve, Have emailed them asking if their gauges have an alarm.
  10. Thanks all for the info. I've made enquiries about a four channel MGL with just a light alarm but which can be modified readily to accept a buzzer. They also record max temps reached. Currently black and white versions only but colour version being released in a couple of weeks.
  11. Thanks for the feedback. The MGL seems like what I was looking for with just two CHT channels. Flashing light would suffice although years ago I used one with an audio warning. This came in handy for when your attention was outside and usually when engine management can suffer) Its for a Limbach (air cooled) so unfortunately the automotive units designed around liquid cooled aren't suitable as they don't seem to have a CHT range up to the 200C that we need.
  12. Hi All, Is anyone able to recommend an electronic CHT gauge which also has an audio overheat alarm function? Ideally something with dual readouts for the rear two of four cylinders. Thanks Laurie
  13. Hi Ben, We operate a Dimona motor glider at Camden. A typical 45 minute Air Experience Flight is to around 6000' over the Blue Mts/Lake Burragorang area and a 60 minute Air Experience Flight is usually to 7500'-8000' in the Katoomba area. We shut down at each of these locations, feather the prop and glide back to Camden for an engine off landing. The big advantage of a touring motor glider is the extended gliding flight time even when there is no thermal activity to access. A typical conventional glider launch using aerotow is to 2500'-3000' providing a flight time of 20-25mins. Another is the side by side seating which although aerodynamically a little less efficient, wins hands down in terms of communication, direct demonstration and feedback. Feel free to email me with any questions. Laurie. Sydney Motor Glider Flight Group [email protected]
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