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  1. Maynard, you have an email address I can use re GLB update? Regards JtH
    1. robinsm


      [email protected] would appreciate it thanks John
  2. Hi there Ian, As huge fan of the KISS principle, why not just a couple of gas struts, with appropriate brackets? Cheers, John
  3. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/man-dies-during-skydiving-festival-at-goulburn-20151230-glwqmy.html
  4. You have hit the nail on the head! I am sure the family of the deceased and the maimed innocent will be greatly comforted by the ongoing earning. A most interesting couple of questions to ask are these : was everything reasonably practicable done to avoid this accident? Could the possibility of such events have been reasonably foreseen? There have been a number of serious injuries which preceded this, and countless unreported near misses. It is only a matter of time until there is another fatal.
  5. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/one-dead-after-skydiving-accident-at-goulburn-20151121-gl4kdk.html It was only a matter of time....
  6. Hi Dodo, depending upon the size of the aircraft, I may be able to help you. Please give me a call on 0417223230 and I will do my best to help. Cheers John
  7. 10.5

    Aileron flutter

    it is strongly recommended that you positively identify the cause of and solve the problem before proceeding further. If it is flutter, you will get very few chances before the surface fails. Check with the factory. Have you recently painted or otherwise changed the mass of the ailerons or Elevator? Are these surfaces mass balanced? Cheers John
  8. Actually not. The formula for fatigue is miners rule... check the other axis of the curve...
  9. hi Tim, I understand your intention and for the most part we are in furious agreement. I am simply reluctant to draw inferences about wider populations based on one event. By restricting my comment to observed behaviour at Goulburn, we can talk about facts rather than relying on opinions - however worthwhile those opinions may be. In the spirit of staying on topic, your comments are probably worthy of a separate thread. When we have multiple unsafe events in one location, and we do at Goulburn, warning bells ring for those of us who have examined the chain of events preceding acci
  10. - Dear 68Volksy, let me gently set aside your feelings and beliefs for a moment. I simply wrote to the subject which was Trike down at Goulburn etc. My comments relate to my direct observations at Goulburn. If there is a wider resonance with the content, fine. I have made no such assumptions - but if your belief is correct then we have a bigger problem.... I do not know enough to be able to support or refute your conviction - but if you are right (and you may well be) you are implicitly identifying : a widespread lack of professionalism, general acceptance that aberrant beh
  11. Thank you for your kind words, David. Let me suggest that worthwhile conversations are never solo efforts, but reflections upon collective wisdom - so thank you for your contribution, also. I do. Well, I am hardly an expert on the subject, having only flown it a handful of times - but it is fun, slippery, easy to fly, and it rewards accuracy.
  12. Hi David, I agree with the sentiments but suggest that there is much more to successfully exerting influence than simply talking to (or at) someone. Indeed, several of the subsequent contributors have identified particular walls they have hit - or foresee. They are all real problems, ego, ignorance, lack of perception, fear of being labeled a dobber, fear of isolation and so on. I outlined a few others. There are many more. I submit that unless personal, social and structural forces are exerted, the best intentioned change efforts are unlikely to succeed. [quote name='David Isa
  13. DaP

    Hi John, I was informed to talk to you with regards to possible hanger space at Goulburn. Any suggestions? My aircraft has a wingspan of 10m and a length of 6m. Thanks Dirk 0416315984
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