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Jimmyhuf

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  1. A new 582 in Aus was going to be $15k plus. I sent my 618 To Ron davis in Florida for a total cost of $3800AUD and it's absolutely outstanding. Everything has been overhauled.
  2. As the item has been repaired, you have to pay taxes on the cost of repair only.
  3. Hey, My 618 cost me $580 to get it The with insurance and $450 to get it back. I went through CheapCouriersCompare and used TNT which is now owned by FedEx. I shipped the engine on the 6th July and the engine has now already been returned on Monday 24th. Including Rebuild time. Very quick and price better than I thought. My full parcel weighed in at 57kg because I sent Gearbox and all. A 503 is a lot lot smaller and lighter! I would estimate $600 return shipping
  4. This is what I wanted to hear! I've seen some other reviews which were great but I also saw the Ripoff Report which after more research seemed like it was a disgruntled competitor or something. Thanks for the feedback
  5. Great to see there's some comedians out there...
  6. Hi All, Has anyone from Australia had any dealings with Rotax Rick (Ron Davis) in Naples, Florida? Looking for any feedback on his mmm and his work. Need to have my 618 Rotax rebuilt and can't have it done in australia. Apparently he uses after market pets which are great quality.
  7. Got a great response direct from the Ops Manager. Seems like type training will soon be a Recommendation Only. Quoted Below Hi James Thanks for your email and coming to Ops for a response, rather than relying on possibly misleading information or rumour. As Ops wrote the manual, we provide the best response about interpreting it. The intent behind type training was to assist pilots in recognising the differences in aircraft characteristics, which go beyond whether they are high wing, nose wheel and high or low performance, which it appears you understand. I am in the process of
  8. Hi Nev, I have flown with the previous owner for a couple of hours, so I learned quite a bit about the aircraft. Obviously still learning, and keen to find another X Air owner in VIC that has more experience than me
  9. Hi Terry, I presume that if you had gained your LP/HP or any other endorsements PRIOR to them becoming a thing of the past, that they would still leave them on your certificate. But, as written in the latest Ops, they're not a listed endorsement anymore. You can't obtain those endorsements anymore. But there's no point in RAA taking them off of your Cert if you already obtained them years ago. Shows a skill set for you as well. I'm not arguing with you, just simply saying that the endorsement is N/A
  10. Thanks Pete, I understand LP is not an endorsement, but the Ops manual does still talk about type training and does refer to the characteristics of the plane etc. my CFI told me it's not an endorsement but it MUST still be logged and signed off in your log book for different types you wish to fly...... Gee it's confusing
  11. Yea that might be the way to go. But also, why could I not do my type training in a Thruster? I know of a bloke near Benalla in VIC that trains in one and that would give me my 2S as well and TW. The only real difference between thruster and XAir is the landing config. They're both LP aircraft and really I would have thought Type training is that would cover me for XAir since I already have NW endorsement.
  12. Could you explain how or where you saw an endorsement for The "type" that I am referring to? Apparently it's not actually am endorsement. It's virtually just a flight/competency check in different aircraft
  13. Might be in need of a facts check... They no longer exist. The Ops has changed quite a bit I gather. I had a response from Michael Coates today, he is the importer and salesman of X Airs in Australia. This is a snippet of what he said to me regarding 2stroke. "a lot of the flying schools were doing it hard several years ago and a few flying school instructors ended up as board members. They then came up with all of these stupid endorsements because this would get people back into their flying schools to get the add-ons to make them legal to fly. Unfortunately it didn't work and a lot of
  14. I have. And they just told me I had to consult my local CFI. Which I did. Hence this thread post
  15. Fantastic response! Thanks so much! That makes me feel a bit better that it's not just me who finds it a bit silly.
  16. I wish, I called them the other day and they just said I had to talk to my local CFI
  17. Exactly! Apparently 2 strokes are more unreliable. But aren't all engines? They should all be treated as if they just may fail. The only endorsement I don't hold for the XAir is a 2 stroke. But as stated above the ops manual does define type. And I guess the XAir is a high drag low performance aircraft therefore I must be signed off by an examiner with the typetraining themselves
  18. Oh for sure. It is very different! I actually had not read that part from ops manual. However my CFI also told me ( when I asked about training in a Thruster) that a thruster is again a different type that the XAir so that wouldn't cover me. But a thruster is a low speed high drag plane, similar characteristics, however it's a tail wheel.... Surely I could train in that and be signed off for type?
  19. Well there's no Low performance/high performance endorsement anymore. I asked my local CFI and he is going to talk to RA to see if he can do it. But he said that because he isn't Type Trained in an XAir he couldn't do it most likely. It didn't really sound right to me. I would have thought as long as it's 3 axis, nose wheel I should be able to fly it. Except I still need 2S endorsement
  20. Hi All, It has recently come to my attention that I need to be "type" trained in my XAIR Ultralight. I trained in a JABIRU and have just purchased an XAir UL 618. I was under the impression that I could now go and fly a Nose Weel, 3 Axis , RA Aircraft, but I was apparently mistaken and need to be signed off in any different aircraft I fly? Is that correct? Sorry for my naive approach, but my aircraft rego does state "Type" as 3 Axis and my licence states "group" as 3 axis, hence my confusion on "type" training. I don't know where I can fly an X air like mine to be signed off. Mine
  21. Hi All, It has recently come to my attention that I need to be "type" trained in my XAIR Ultralight. I trained in a JABIRU and have just purchased an XAir UL 618. I was under the impression that I could now go and fly a Nose Weel, 3 Axis , RA Aircraft, but I was apparently mistaken and need to be signed off in any different aircraft I fly? Is that correct? Sorry for my naive approach, but my aircraft rego does state "Type" as 3 Axis and my licence states "group" as 3 axis, hence my confusion on "type" training. I don't know where I can fly an X air like mine to be signed off. Mine
  22. I have t had the time to even start! I bought another Chinook, identical but blue and only a 377 instead of the 447 Rotax my first one had. So now I have two chinook that will fly with new fabric and TLC. I just have no time now that I live away. They're both for sale. Going cheap if your interested. I've bought a fully operational and flying X Air 618 for bugger all money!
  23. I'm looking for any RA aircraft in or around Melbourne that can be hired for a weekend or even a week? Just wondering if anyone knows of any
  24. Hi All, I'm looking for any RA aircraft in or around Melbourne that can be hired for a weekend or even a week? I have found Golden Plains Aviation have a new Tecnam Eaglet at Lethbridge Airpark just for this reason. Just wondering if anyone knows of any Private Hire aircraft or schools that may hire for a longer period. Nose Wheel Only. Cheers
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