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Riley last won the day on September 3 2015

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  1. Riley


  2. Many thanks for all the good (and bad) info re: US/OZ surface shipping. It eventuates that the vendor of the inventory is a Delta Airlines employee and is currently investigating if he can ship under 'heavily-discounted' employee's rates. Apparently Delta only fly into Sydney so I'd still be up for road freight to Perth. I'm sweating on his response with numbers. cheers Riley
  3. Off B'Stormers, I have located at a reasonable price, an inventory of 'specialist-prepared' engine parts to suit an experimental homebuilt project and am now looking for advice as to how to get it to OZ at a price I can live with. I'm aware that there are businesses in the US who offer pick-up, crating, export documentation & shipping and would like contact from anybody here in Aust who have recently had a successful transaction in this regard. Along with the stringent AQUIS packing materials requirements, who can school me on what they were required to do and what firm (in or around Atlanta, Georgia) that I might utilize to get best results. 'Boxed-up' components would approx equate to the size of two cartons of beer and would weigh approx 70kg. FedEx scares me so airfreight is out of the question and speed of shipping is not of the essence. All suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks in advance. Riley
  4. Doug. that radial-engined 912 GA55 is no more. About 5 years ago after only about 17 hours logged from commissioning with the radial, it fell on it's nose on take-off and was written off. I bought the wreck for the engine (subsequently zero-timed by Rotec and now powering a Fisher Celebrity bi-plane) and still have the remainder of the dis-assembled Lightwing in my hangar. I'll never get around to rebuilding it but it's too good to part out so I keep tripping over and cursing it.
  5. Any gurus out there who have used (or know of an instance where) a Suzuki G10T turboed car engine that's been converted for experimental Cat 19 RAA aircraft use? Apparently the ICP Savannah VG was/is offered with that power-plant option from the factory. Wanting to establish if it could suit a Pietenpol. Any leads would be gratefully received. Tks n rgds.
  6. Anybody have or know of a Hirth G40-264 Reduction Gearbox that's unemployed? Alternatively, can anyone advise the contact details of the recently assigned Hirth agent in Oz?
  7. A very interesting watch FT. Wish they had specified the dating of the report. By the hair styles and the flared trousers I'd guess early/mid 70's?
  8. Get those fat tyres off it and skinny down to yer daks and you stand a good chance of getting it into (but not out of) ground effect.:cheezy grin:Well done Flyer - good to see it looking like an aircraft again. cheers
  9. Whitworths Marine & Leisure (www.whitworths.com.au) sell both the in-line filters (brand??) and 'pack-of-three' replacement filters. Go to their on-line catalogue to ensure that what they have is what you want.
  10. Crush plate in the post to you this morning. cheers
  11. Doug, have been busier than two cut cats over the Easter break and am heading for the bush this morn so will get the crush plate in the mail to you on Monday next. cheers
  12. Found the crush plate but don't have an 'A' box to compare flange specs. Plate dimensions are: PCD of 6ea X 9mm ID bolt holes is 37.5mm and PCD for 6ea X 6.7mm is the same. Od of crush plate is 100mm. I'd reckon the g/box prop flange will be the same for 447 thr 503 range but will await your confirmation that this one will fit before putting it in a postal bag. Send us your mailing address with your confirmation/denial. cheers bob
  13. I'm pretty sure I'll have a spare R503 crush plate up at the hangar but won't be on site till the w/end. Will check with you then and if I have and you still need I'll get in the post to you. cheers
  14. jasmreid. With your suggestion that he write on the ice with snow in the northern hemisphere in early March, you obviously have no idea of snow/ice conditions in Michigan in late winter. The ice will be three foot thick and the snow even deeper! I suggest Sandeky5 and his girlfriend live in sin for now and he formally proposes when the wheat crops are in full bloom.
  15. The miscreant was identified in the article as the 'leading hand' of the crew. So if this was a case of lack of training, him being the leading hand, what does that say for the efficiency/effectiveness of the rest of the crew? At some time in our work lives, we have all done something totally inexplicable which, had it broken another way, could have had horrid results. I'd reckon this guy just had a temporary brain fade which he'll pay for for the rest of his working career (if he has one with Jetstar). Each and every work accessory fastened to one wrist/arm????? I don't think so.
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