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  1. jetjr

    Cheap endoscope

    Bruce, Vivida Ablescope VA400 https://www.oasisscientific.com/vividia-va-400-rigid-usb-articulating-borescope-videoscope-inspection-camera.html Fits in Jabiru plug hole and looks back on valves well Were on ebay, they also make a wifi unit which lets you use ipad as screen Also used to be much cheaper...…. Mirror type or ones on flex cable are waste of time for inspecting valves and heads - only look straight ahead.
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Not helped by ballooning costs of council provided service fees for security, staff, no doubt insurances on tiny RPT airports Jet Go disappeared after action from Dubbo Council for $300K I thought Council charges per head security fee even for those travelling in aircraft for which it isn't required, same deal at Orange and others
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    CASA set to "fix" community service flights

    Probly should look at survival and treatment rate for the critically ill patients these flights move around the place. A large number of rural people battle cancer without treatments available in major centres and the survival rates for those in regional vs cities bears this out
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    CTSW Forced landing (uk )

    yes that's true, lots of testing done and done well, but not with one wing tank empty and one full which changes things a lot. Also largely done on short wing versions I think. Early wing tank versions has gascolators and a dual tap near brake handle. Still see the odd one with "sharks fin" centre vent, gascolators were removed after a couple of problems, vented tank caps and header tank installed under pax seat. 3 port individual taps near wing roots, reckon they had 2 in one out, later the handles were removed. In J230 the header tank moved to rear and taps deleted altogether, Little clamps supplied in toolkit though. There was some interesting videos on line on these spin tests.
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    CTSW Forced landing (uk )

    I recall hearing that some aircraft (Jabiru in this case) had individual wing tank taps deleted due to the fact that with them installed it required one tank full, one tank empty spin testing. Reckon that might be too much for many structurally.
  6. Jabirus have retrived fuse and have pictures, cockpit amazingly intact and pilot has only scrtches they indicate pilot confirmed inadequate fuel for flight see their facebook page
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    Accident and defect

    Insurers now ask all the same type of questions and cant handle the answer that all care was taken and it was a accident that no amount of preventative cost or analysis could forsee. Maybe this is the continuation of safety at any cost mentality across lots of industries. Its your responsibility to prevent accidents therefore if there is one its your fault.
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    Accident and defect

    My incident even had spelling errors brought across, you might have got the point across to not fiddle with info
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    Accident and defect

    They write verbatim what is sent to them, to do anything else could alter the report. Its self reported which has a heap of issues including that the report is firstly done after surivable accidents, and then its can be worded with CASA, RAA and insurance in front of mind. Poor classification of accident causes needs improvement as this is how data is used in the future.
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    800kg J430

    I know of another, it was rebuilt after accident and pretty sure it was upgraded.
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    800kg J430

    Reckon theres an SB about it, even 600 kg lsa if theres too much movement, ie clunk when wobbling end of the wing, they get drilled out and upsized Mine were done at Bundy, had wings off for other tank work, when reassembled they werent happy and replaced bolts.
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    800kg J430

    Fair enough, reckon I know someone who upgraded to 760 after an accident and rebuild he also indicated that over 700 kg they loose much of what makes them nice to fly, there is a take off distance chart for 760 and you will see some serious increases in todr as weight goes up. only upgrade is wing bolts, and they are std now I think jabiru have done w&b and testing for the RSA guys for 800kg
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    800kg J430

    South Africa thought a J430 can be modifed to whatever you wanted if you were the builder
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    Headset upgrade

    Headsets inc kits are up there with the best ANR
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    CASA to control the skies

    What if an operator has a medical incident? Self declared (Or heavy vehicle) or C2 needed? Could crash into a pre school or one of the remaining charter aircraft Would hope even RAA management not that dim as to try to take this on
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