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  1. We had a flight of 3 ( possibly yaks ) fly over the Newcastle area on the anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain . Maybe something similar up there?
  2. Cant think of too many benifits, other than you need it to fly lsa. Its gob smacking the lack of support in areas where the membership need advocacy . Eg finding and calling out companies that price gouge on aircraft and engine spare parts . As the peak body they can have influence but they do not use it to assist those that support them!
  3. The word “ member “ is redundant in RAAUS. We are now just milking cows , there to provide the funding for corporate operations. Major decisions are made without membership consultation. They want to be seen a big players in the game , so lets cosy up with the big boys. Give them what they want , as long as we have a seat at the table. I feel the board and management are overstepping the mark with their decision to release private information to airports. By the way i pay landing fees. Its the way the board operates that has me concerned. There is no consultation with us cows!
  4. Hi Rob. In effect you have built a faraday cage from your engine bay. Faraday cages are used by scientists and technicians to isolate radio signals . You have proven that your issue starts at your aerial and coaxial cable , It is receiving the hash generated by the engine systems.. static and noise that enters through the aerial usualy points to a poorly installed aerial. its the opposite of what you might expect, a good installation allows the front end amplifiers in your radio to automatically winde back their sensitivity. This iimproves the signal to noise ratio so that when
  5. I had a split in a nylon tee piece that fed air from the pitot to the ASI and airswitch. Same symtoms under reading , slow to move of the zero. Tecnam sierra easy to get at though.
  6. Rf interferance is crazy, 2 identical installations can give one perfect radio and the other a dud! All your points made are very valid.
  7. Fibre glass! Causes more problems with radios than enough! Call me crazy.!! All 1/4 wave aerials as used on our 120mHz radios require a ground plane to replace the missing 1/4 wave of the aerial. If thes aerials do not have a good ground plane the front end of the radio will increase its gain and become susceptible to interferance . Fibre glass motor homes can suffer from a similar issue with receiving broadcast band signals when signals are weak .No radio issues are easily solved via a forum. But by ensuring that your aerial is correctly terminated into a ground plane and that y
  8. One solution is to put your leds in series and raise the supply voltage by using a current limited boost converter. The duty cycle will be short, remember that the retentivity of the eye is quite long . Which means short very bright pulses are easily seen. Take a look at this design LED Lighting - Experimental Avionics Its not dissimilar to yours but it does use a ready made boost converter. Strobe controlers are prone to causing rf noise led units are better but still screen it and locate it carefully . Also use a rf choke capable of carrying the lamp load at the controllers po
  9. Placing my head into the lions mouth here. But shouldnt you be getting your weather whilst on the ground. During your flight planning ? If i were flying to somplace and using for example the weather radar overlay to dodge around thunderstorms then seems to me that the conditions are getting close to IMC. Oz runways is a electronic planning tool and paperless maps etc . Anyway i use a mini 2 in a ram mount in front of a air vent , being on power helps to keep it cool as well and a Aldi sim card seems to work fine . i know this ony because the tracking features work reliably via t
  10. Terrible public speaker though. I Fell asleep watching his annual speech ( youtube ) topic was great delivery ... boring )
  11. Yep a gimmick , but they need to load the thing with somthing! Another thought.......... maybe its not a car at all. But a cunningly disguised secret death ray machine! . Clever very clever , no one would ever guess!
  12. lightwing yes. Gazell has been approved for bolly and tecnam is on the way , but expect 12 months wait.! The other question about marap is the fee structure. I cannot find out how this operates . For example if a marap is approved for a particular aircraft ie by its rego number. And the owner pays the fee. Plus cost of engineering, does that owner get a refund later when that marap approval is aplied to a second or third aircraft. Come on Raaus be up front, publish the fee and cost structure and tell us how it works in terms of costs. I understand that variouse maraps will have differ
  13. Here is a image from the tech manual. Note Section 3. A marap list should be available. Its annoying how slow marap is we have been waiting 11 months now for approval to fit a bolly onto a type certified Tecnam .
  14. Im guessing the ad has been reported to authorities and the managers of the web site?
  15. Why if your low and slow would you do a tight turn! Answer ... your worried about flying a nice rectangular circuit. Pulling into the turn to get aligned ! Must have been a lousy set up in the first place. Better to go around .
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