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Steve L

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Steve L last won the day on February 11 2016

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    Jabiru 170 - 230 - S A Bulldog - Explorer Mk2
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  1. Sure way to attract the kids Turbs .................................................. paint an Ipad on the side. That new paint scheme is unattractive, doesn't portray military and not sure if easy to see in the sky especially what these guys do. My Bulldog (ex UK RAF and original to the tee ) is still modern looking and I'm often told it stands out well.
  2. you got out of that one quite nicely Biggles
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    Hello from Johannesburg South Africa

    Hi Mike and welcome, you have some nice scenery to fly in over there.
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    Headwind vs. Tailwind stalls

    I believe Its an illusion astroguy. . . . your in a parcel of air and travelling with it. Imagine a balloon, party or manned it doesn't matter, once off the ground it moves with that parcel of air with no forces in either direction (some argue there's minimal forces) With an airplane one tries to maintain a heading which now relates to to ground speed and/or compass heading. flying into wind only affects ground speed and there's no more forces on the airplane than if you were to conduct a 180 deg and fly with a tailwind, just ground speed changes. Gusting winds are a whole different ballgame. Its best to talk to an instructor which I am not. Hope this helps and if anyone can add to it or even correct me would be much appreciated. cheers Steve
  5. does that mean short back and sides are on the way out John
  6. haha! would you need an off sider
  7. Planey, someone probably got paid megabucks for that paint scheme which looks like it has been designed in pre school
  8. I guess a sick passenger could constitute a necessary beach landing which shouldn't generate too much paperwork, its amazing how quick they can get better once back on terra firma.
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    Interesting cloud formations

    heres a couple about 60ks east of Ayres Rock on the 5th Nov 17
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    sky dive emergency

    we better stock up on them
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    The 'Nevada Triangle'

    I guess it could be, caught me by surprise and have never experienced anything like it. My passenger liked it and thought I pulled a roll haha!
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    Bushcat LSA by SkyReach

    guys did you look at the Explorer (also a South African cousin) hopefully better performance at 600kg. MTOW. My kit took about 6 weeks to arrive.
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    The 'Nevada Triangle'

    You can also get a Mountain breaking wave which occurs about twice the height of the terrain, although very rare. I experienced just that returning to Gawler from Aldinga. Weather was marginal with 40-45 kt gusting winds, I still had more than the required visibility. Briefed my passenger before departure and tracked close to Murray Bridge in case we had to divert. Due to the strong winds I climbed to 4200 to cross the range (1900) on approach to Lyndoch, once clear I reduced power for a long decent to Gawler, as I reduced power with one hand still on the throttle the Bulldog flipped upside down. immediately applied full power and righted the plane. I wasn't quite sure what happend so I studied to get a better understanding of the weather. Found that even airliners have been lost to this phenomena.
  14. maybe they need the honesty box closer to the runway
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    Aircraft Wanted

    now that will cost you more than a 100 bucks too Bex