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About Friarpuk

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  • Birthday 28/12/1969

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    Skyranger Swift
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    YKRY - Kingaroy Queensland
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  1. I ended up putting a VDO gauge back in. Went for a 1.5 hr fly this afternoon, and yes very satisfying.
  2. All you folk will be happy to know that I have put the old girl back together and all is running well with no oil spewing out of the engine. Had a "fun" time yesterday washing all the oil off the under side of my plane after plenty of test running.
  3. The 360.004 in this list is only 75psi where as the one I ordered from Aircraft Spruce was rated at 150psi. They have obviously changed in later products. Floods quoted me on a 360.081 which I believe is 150psi. Regards Heath
  4. Hi folks I have discovered on further investigation that the new pressure sensor is not leaking after all. I have not realised that the thread is tapered and have put the new gauge in too far and split the housing. Der to me So to get a new one costs about 900 from Floods. But I can get a secondhand one with the NPT thread for about half that from Floods. I do feel like a twit. Floods tell me I'm not the first to do this, but that doesn't make me feel any better. An expensive lesson learnt. Heath
  5. Hi folks Got a vdo 360.004 sensor from Aircraft Spruce and installed it. Unfortunately it failed on engine start up. Oil spewed out of the sensor where the outer shell is pressed over the inners which holds the stud. I am waiting to hear back from them to see what they can do. My next door neighbour who is a mechanic and also flies says I should source one through a auto electrician. Might do that next week. Floods in Melbourne quoted me $223 for a vdo 360.081 and I thought that was a bit too expensive. Attached are a few pics after the engine was started and run for no more than 30 seconds. I'm just glad it didn't fail when I was flying. Heath
  6. In the words of my kids "der" Replacing is obvious but are they known to spring a leak?
  7. Is this the original sender that Rotax used for their 912 uls engines?
  8. Hi folks Have been trolling around in the threads and seen plenty about 912 oil pressure senders not sending the right info to the gauge. However my question is, has anyone had a sensor that has begun to leak. I think mine is leaking a bit of oil, although it is had to discern exactly where it is coming from as it get blown around a bit. Thoughts....?
  9. Thanks. It was a joy to make the trip and make a video of it so others could enjoy it too!
  10. Indeed! I would do it again tomorrow. It was such a pleasure to fly the Nullabor!
  11. Yeah Jemma with my pvc wheel chock. She couldn't wear it like that now. She was just five then.
  12. In June 2013 I moved my plane from WA to Qld. I followed a front across and because so got favourable tailwinds. I cruised just under 90Kts but got ground speeds of 105 to 115 Kts because of the south westerly winds behind the front. The only adverse weather was on day three when I caught the front at Port Augusta and had to fly under cloud through a pass in the Flinders Range. Day one Katanning to Esperance to stay with friends. Day two Esperance (Myrup), fuel at Caiguna, Eulca wee break, Nullabor Roadhouse for fuel to Ceduna. Day Three Ceduna to Port Augusta and Mildura for fuel then Temora. Layover day four with friends at Temora. Day Five Temora to Narromine for fuel and then to Steve Hunt's farm near Warialda for lunch and fuel, then home to Kingaroy. All up with favourable winds, the first three days, the four days of flight took 22 hours and I covered a distance of 2200 nautical miles. Enjoy the video.
  13. Flying the circuit at Kingaroy Queensland. Trialing my new 360 camera, Samsung Gear 360
  14. Friarpuk


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