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  1. What do we expect to change after this election. As in anything good for the members?
  2. RF - Do you know the way bush pilots check single engine C of G? This is a real question?
  3. RF - you must remember theses aircraft (RAA LSA) are not tested to the degree of absolutes. Nor are the specs and quoted figures can be relied on by some manufactures in this sector. As we have seen Boeing stuffs up a lot and they have thousands of qualified engineer's that still get it wrong. Don't try to push the envelope as it might bite you with SSCBD = Stall - Spin - Crash -Burn -Die!
  4. Sling 2 - Weights for a Sling 2 100hp Rotax injected Maximum take-off weight 600kg Empty Weight 380 kg Useful load 220 kg Assuming 100 litre of fuel at .72 kg per l = 72kg. So 220 kg useful load – LESS - 72 kg fuel (100l) gives a max fuel t/off load available of 148 kg Say (not being rude - more than a few of us are 100kg ish. Then I have a Pax say 77kg or up. (Some friends are more) Plus I usually carry some stuff in the back for example tie downs – headsets – I always have a iPad pro and take a couple litres of water – flight bag stuff, etc. S
  5. Nice power lines running across the end.
  6. FT A lot of CSU's are being fitted to RAA LSA aircraft these days specifically with Rotax engines. My Question is why I cant see any on GEN4 engines. And as I stated - the performance increase Quoted by - Airmaster Propellers CSU state that: Performance tests have shown up to: • 33% shorter ground roll • 10% better climb than fixed pitch prop • 20% improvement in cruise and economy Also provided was an Endorsement Specifically J430 which is the 4 seat VH version Sohrab Ghasimi - Jabiru J430There were some significant improvements in performa
  7. May I suggest you are missing my point, of the performance increase in takeoff distance / roll including reduced - not floating on landing. It is the Aussie Summers with density altitude and tight strips that makes this system attractive with a fully loaded Jab 230 - if the performance increase reported is correct, which I would expect from other LSA aircraft i have flown with CSU. But I have zero information on the Jab 230 and the gen4 3300 engine real time increase. Any Jab owners can put any light on why?
  8. Airmaster Propellers CSU state that: Performance tests have shown up to: • 33% shorter ground roll • 10% better climb than fixed pitch prop • 20% improvement in cruise and economy Also provided was an Endorsement Specifically J430 which is the 4 seat VH version Sohrab Ghasimi - Jabiru J430There were some significant improvements in performance as follows: 20-30% reduction in ground roll, Higher climb rate, Smoother running and an increase of cruise speed to of 15 - 20%. PDF from Airmaster of above information. http://www.gap.aero/pdf/airmaster/Ai
  9. RF -You are being tooo rigid - For example Whitsunday airstrip has a windsock at each end of the runway. Many at time both show opposite wind direction. You also get an idea of wind strength with a wind sock -BUT what about a gust after you checked the wind sock 15 seconds ago - strength now has changed.
  10. To me which I proceed on a practical way, which is, it all depends on the exact time you are about to land. As you may get a gust which is way more than you can control to land so be ready for an instant go around, or you arrive at touchdown when the wind has dropped before the next gust. I have enough hours to understand what i am getting into - so be warned for new pilots it can all go wrong - especially in tail wheel aircraft which i have a lower risk for in cross wind limits.
  11. This is Frank back when, with his only movie camera in far Nth QLD. Could not fit it in the Drifter - Right Frank - or did it fall out?
  12. Well done Uncle Frank.
  13. No try the Whitsundays flying out to the reef. Lost soooo many pairs of ray bans falling off the floats in open sea swell
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