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  1. OZJohn

    Rotax 912

    Every 912ULS uses the same amount of fuel to produce the same horsepower if setup to spec. You need manifold pressure readings to know what is going on. Rotax recommend cruise at not below 5000 rpm and idle not below 2000. John.
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    ADS-B receivers

    I use the Ping running on a portable USB power supply.
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    Galaxy Parachutes.

    Galaxy Parachutes. We are putting together a consignment of Galaxy BRS as fitted to TL Sting and TL Sirius and other aircraft that are due for revision/repack. They have to be inspected and repacked every six years by the factory. Rocket also has to be recharged. Because of the minimum freight charge for dangerous goods one costs the same as five in freight. The more we can send at once the cheaper it is for everybody. Contact me on 0408 529838 for further information and instructions. John.
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    Plane crash near Stawell

    The better BRS are fully deployed in 3 seconds and are shot well clear of the plane to avoid tangles. Believe it or not they can be deployed down to 30 meters ( 100 feet ). I wouldn't recommend that. Having worn a pilot chute for many years I know it is very hard to exit a plane in an unusual attitude. John.
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    Please add to my ToDo List

    Don't stress too much !!
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    Flight Planner

    Hello Ian, just tried to use the online Flight Planner and it comes up in HTML. Regards, John.
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    Tie downs

    Obviously made from broken hay rake tines - spring steel. John.
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    Malaysia Airlines flight emergency

    MH134 took off with 3 pilots up front, they must have taken off when the far fence appeared. Four pitot covers were left on. Three for air speed and one for altitude. Thet also did a heavy landing and the A330 was not moved for some time. Pitot covers have been mandatory in Brisbane because of a wasp problem. In the case of qantas the ground engineers remove the covers with a long pole then take them up to the cockpit where they are signed for before take off. John.
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    Which Engine???

    I have a friend who flies behind a 6 cyl. Jabiru and does not have any overheating problems if he avoids a certain (narrow) rev range. Sorry can't remember that rev range but could find out. John.
  10. OZJohn

    Garmin G3X airport database

    I will have another look later, may have been too close to Sydney.
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    Garmin G3X airport database

    Loaded the icontest but could not see anything offshore Sydney. How far off shore ? John.
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    Garmin G3X airport database

    Just to let you know that your airport data files loaded instantly to the Garmin G3X as waypoints. Now available for flight planning. Will be good if you can find time to expand the airfield data. Thanks.
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    Hangers burgled

    Thanks Biggles - second hand messages are not always right. Good advise danny
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    Hangers burgled

    Last weekend, 18 & 19 May Colac Airfield was raided and six hangers were broken into. Locks just cut off. Not sure of value but many thousand dollars worth of fuel and equipment. Plus damage to aircraft. Some of the items STOLEN Aircraft Parts, Equipment and Accessories. Avgas, aircraft engine oil, many other parts. Aircraft damaged. Items stolen include: Multiple tool boxes and tool bags. Aviation tools Avgas, siphoned, and in jerry cans Jerry Cans, red plastic type Bulk aviation oil in 20 litre jerry cans Aviation Headsets, approx. six sets GPS devices Aviation Radios Gas welding kit in Chrome style case 9kg gas bottle ARB Winch HF Radio UHF Radios Piranha Dual Battery System 4wd accessories High Pressure water pump and hp hose Space Cases, Blue Air Compressor Spray painting equipment Country airfields seem to be a target and I believe Wangaratta and Bairnsdale have also been victims.