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waraton

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About waraton

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  • Aircraft
    Jab
  • Location
    NSW
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    Australia
  1. Fix Jabiru stall warning horn. So I solved my own problem here, on closer inspection the horn revealed the remains of a plastic bit which turns out is the squeaky part from a squeaky toy not a horn. $4 from the pet section of a local supermarket, removed the squeaker from a dog chew toy, inserted into my horn and hey presto works like a new one!
  2. The stall warning horn from my Jabiru that is!. I noticed there was no noise when I had a suck on it during pre-flight testing. On closer inspection I noticed the reed thing from the end of the horn has gone to live elsewhere. I bought some party blowers which are too big and made my own reed from a straw which worked until I shoved it in the end of the horn. The opening is only about 5mm ID I'm guessing. Has anyone else had troubles with their horn and how did you fix it? Jabiru can supply a new one but that is too easy! I have scoured the internet for a solution and have drawn a blank.
  3. From the email sent by RAAus: From the 606 valid ballots a total of 1,159 votes were cast. Remembering that each member could vote for a director in each of the vacant positions, so a total of up to two choices per member was allowed. Votes were cast as follows: That's less than 6% of members submitting a ballot form if we have over 10,000 members. Why?
  4. Not sure what they were called, various subjects and good refresher material.
  5. Hi Ian Where will I find the RPC training manual which was here?
  6. Been at it all week cruising around, went for a run today out behind the wind farm at Silverton, 30kts from the north and rough over the range even in the gyro. Some very pretty mares tail cirrus in the skies in Far West NSW today. I cut and pastedan explanation below from the BBC website which explains them - "These are a type of cirrus cloud, known as cirrus uncinus. The name is derived from Latin and means "curly hooks". The clouds occur at very high altitudes, at a temperature of about −50 to −40C. They are commonly known as mares' tails because of their likeness to horse tail
  7. Broken Hill made the news yesterday for the flooding in the far west of NSW. 20mm in 15 minutes at the airport, more in other areas, so I went for a fly to check out the local vistas. Photo below is Stephens Creek (known as a gum creek as it it is the only place you find gum trees out here) North of the Tibooburra Road. The pic below is the Stephens Creek reservoir, which is the termination of the Menindee - Broken Hill water pipeline (100km long) which was replaced last year by the Wentworth - Broken Hill water pipeline (260km long),anyway probably only of interest to those who know the area.
  8. Has anyone used one of these to balance their prop? There is fluid in them with an explanation at the link below. Are they available in Australia? http://www.balancemasters.com/how-it-works.html
  9. I use oz runways and email the plan to 3 people if it is a long trip. I also text my wife the flight time and direction for local flights plus 30 minutes, and have a free tracking app on my phone which will shows her where I am in flight and on the ground. If no service on the ground my last known point in flight is available. I also carry a KTI PLB in my pocket. I regularly fly in remote and isolated locations. I always have 3l of water per person and muesli bars just in case.
  10. Yep, from the website " All parts are also retro fit for the earlier generation Jabiru engines with little or no modification. " Will be a big help for many, not sure about pricing but hopefully volume will allow that to take care of itself.
  11. This may be old news but great news for me. Camit Aero Engines UK established 2019. Camit aero engines | Aero engine overhaul | Camit and Jabiru Spares | Camit aero engine spares manufacture
  12. Had a great weekend flying 3 axis and gyro out around the Far West of NSW. The picture below looking towards the Barrrier ranges looking East. Here is the Mundi Mundi plains looking west. Pics taken from my single seat Gyro. Still pretty dry out this way.
  13. I just read your post to my wife and kids who laughed. I am guilty as well, I involve them in most aviation activities as much as possible. Recreational pilots, from my experience, are notoriously passionate which some may describe as obsessive. My eldest of 3 boys is 14 and has started studying PPL theory, heading towards commencing flight training towards the end of the year. His two younger brothers are keen as well, all have been co-piloting since they were out of nappies. My wife is surrounded.
  14. Hi Bill PM received and has been forwarded, he will point you in the right direction. Happy to help, I regularly seek advice from the collective knowledge of this group. Lucky to have it!
  15. This is what my mate has done, woks well, If you put the mouse pointer on my name Waraton click start conversation and flick me a phone number so the owner of the aircraft can call you. I gave him a heads up and he is happy to share his experience which he described as "basically simple". This machine never sees bitumen and operates of some rough dirt strips.
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