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  1. I wouldn't of thought I phone or Ipad would be such an issue as it would be quick to disconnect from charge source and at worse toss out? I am only asking as I have an interest in a lithium iron battery for a project but want to be 100 % its safe!
  2. What batteries are being fitted that could be subject to thermal runaway? I was under the opinion that if they were using lithium batteries they would be lithium iron which are supposed to be unlikely to have this problem?
  3. We used to have oversized disc pads bonded to the backing plates on cat skidders and then sand them to suit with a 7" sander and no ppe!
  4. I have 3 of the same type of floating chargers they just have a voltage regulator and cut out when voltage reaches around 12.5 volts fairly simple and I've used them for a long,long ,long time or maybe longer? Where I think there could be an issue would be if you were to have a battery with a dead cell the charger wont recognise this and keep charging trying to reach the 12.5v and there would be an overcharge of the remaining cells possibly causing a short!
  5. If it is the same as the streak 2B the suspect bracket was a thin stainless one and updated with a thicker aluminium one? You will find the full AD on airbornes sight.
  6. How about remove the base bar, brace the down tubes well above the pilots head and have a couple of short handle bars on the bottom of the down tubes? That would have to give you a better chance of not being smacked in the ribs?
  7. Im not sure I understand what you mean Tornado?
  8. I wonder what could be done about redesigning the base bar so as it were to contact the seat frame area in extreme movements instead of the pilot? I would imagine the scenario would be the same if the wing contacted something on the ground?
  9. Thanks Bill Have a bit better understanding now but note there is some confusion with some of us trike pilots?I will be looking at it further also am due for biennial soon so will discuss with CFI. Gary.
  10. In a spiral dive to ease the bar out and level the wings.
  11. That is completely opposite from how I was taught? how many instructors teach/practice it this way?
  12. Seeking expressions of interest or offers for a damaged trike (on behalf of friend). The Trike is a airborne classic early 2000 model with 582 blue top. It had around 600 hrs before before the accident(rollover on landing) compressions and brg clearances were excellent.It has tundru undercarriage.Comes with radios,comms, helmets and a registered trike trailer. Some of the casualties (obvious) from the rollover were streak 2 wing extensive damage,Brolga 4 blade prop destroyed,mast broken. For more information pm me and I will pass on my friends phone number. Gary.
  13. Thanks Damo,I can now see there are plenty of options out there I just have to save a few bucks and choose which suits me best!
  14. I didn't realize these headsets were available,that's given me a few ideas thanks fellas.I am now looking at adapters as my headsets and comms are the Rj 11 type plug.
  15. They look like they would solve my issue but as you say they are not the cheapest way and a little past my budget at the moment:lost:but thanks for the link and idea,its something ill keep in mind. Gary.
  16. Im not familiar with the lightspeed headsets Scott? I dont suppose you would have a link for me to check them out?
  17. Has any body worked out a way to hook a mobile phone into a set of trike comms as I think there are times when it would be useful? e.g some of our automatic weather stations do not have an allocated vhf channel but they do have a land line!
  18. G.day Tom Tassy is probably the least favourite place to fly trikes in australia but its where we live so if you are keen enough you will make it happen(safely)as many have! There isn't any instructors in tassy so you will have to venture to the mainland for a licence and any training etc required. If you are ever up in the northern part of our huge :) state and want to have a close up look at a trike let me know and we mite be able to arrange something. Gary
  19. I think its safe to say most of you guys are happy with the climates your flying in! We haven't heard from any W.A.trikers as yet?It is a place i'm a little curious about as I tried to get a t.i.f there at a microlight school in Bunbury before I had flown in a trike but missed out as it was said to be to thermal on the day.:bounce:It was Febuary though.
  20. From what iv'e been told he had been doing touch and goes with instructor in the back then on take off appeared to turn hard one way and impacted the ground turning?pilot was killed and instructor was seriously injured.I haven't heard any factual reasons why it happened?A sad loss.
  21. That's pretty enviable Alf,I guess it takes a lot of drive just the same to get that sort of time in the air. I think I may have mentioned to you before that I did my training in porepunkah so I always knew you guys get some beautiful weather in Victoria and triking seems popular. Would be interested to know how some of the other states fair also? There was a guy flying down Hobart for a while Mark and I think he was getting a few hours up but has now sold the trike,so not sure if anyone else down that way? A conservative estimate would be 6-8 trikes across the north of the state but
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