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  1. You could try these guys. https://www.aaestore.com.au Haven't used them myself but have lots of goodies and seem pretty fair with pricing.
  2. I have been told that livestock and roos get confused by a continuous sound like a horn blowing and they can't work out the direction and location of the sound. An intermittent beep beep beep beep (for example) gives them a clearer indication of distance and location of where the sound is coming from, this allows them a better chance of moving away. There are bushies who have a constant beep beep horn they can run at night while traveling and they swear by this. I have tried it by just using the the horn with regular short bursts as I approach and it seems to work. Emus are a different kettle
  3. Part of the challenge of teaching anything is to develop the student and bring them along. Sometimes that won't work out but I would have thought it would have had taken more than 4 flights. When I learnt fixed wing I went solo in 8 hours, 35 years later it took me 21 hours to solo in a gyro! Thankfully my gyro instructor persevered for more than 4 flights!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. I am currently mentoring/supporting my 14yo though his RAA theory subjects prior to commencement of flight training. It has been 35+ years since I did the theory myself and have found the process really good for a refresher. Having said that it has highlighted to me how much the questioning style leaves to be desired rather than sensibly actually testing knowledge. It has been like that since I did mine and I thought it may have changed since then but no. On the matter of BFRs - due to COVID this year I used an instructor I haven't used previously. The cost was $240 for .5 in my o
  5. Any recommendations for an aluminum supplier in Canberra please. 6061 T6 various bits needed for homebuild.
  6. There are many options available to get you in the air if its the flying that you are after. If commuting or speed are important then your options go a different direction. Power paragliders, trikes, gliders, gyrocopters are recreational flying machines that will safely get you into the air and can be very inexpensive depending on which way you go.
  7. HELP! I cant find an old style CASA pilot logbook. The ATC book displayed in an earlier post here is the closest I can find but not what I am after. I want one with less columns (like they use to be) which is more suited to Recreational flying.
  8. Hi Bosi I may have missed something but who is BT?
  9. Speedsta, thanks, have you used this service ?
  10. Has anyone got 4 2nd hand flanges left over from from an engine changeover they would part with?
  11. waraton

    Oil thermostat

    Old thread but wondering are these thermostasis regulators a common installation or not. Does anyone have a 2nd hand thermostasis regulator for sale or know where I might get one in Australia.
  12. Time Left: 6 days and 8 hours

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    • USED - GOOD

    Looking for 2nd hand, un used, not wanted Rotax 912 exhaust fittings (not the muffler box) just these bits for the 4 exhaust outlets. Please me what you have and how much. Thanks.


  13. Lots of great advice here. I'd add a photo of the cockpit of your aircraft and put it up on your big wide screen TV. Lounge chair fly (imagine/pretend) you are flying and practice radio calls with physical movements operating your imaginary controls. Really useful after a lesson for revision. You will look like an idiot to someone who doesn't know what you are doing but helps build familiarity and muscle memory. Go outside and draw a big runway on the ground and walk it. Pretend you are taxying entering backtracking rolling departing and the rejoining for a circuit. Talk it out loud including
  14. Thinking out loud here about replacing the surge/overflow tank on my gyro with something like this. Currently has a 1.5 litre tank fitted. 1I like the idea of this which is 10 litres and has a fuel level sender. Would be mounted below the seat tank and give a better indicator of fuel remaining than I currently have which is a site tube on the side of the seat which cannot be seen while strapped in. Anyone done anything similar or used this style of tank. Picture flogged from eBay which has many sizes and designs on offer.
  15. Thanks Skippy, Rotax forum has U.S. products, was hoping for a locally available item (ie Repco etc) so I am not paying Rotax prices with postage on top. Hi Mike, SILCHEM are closed permanently apparently.
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