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About David2ayo

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  • Birthday 03/07/1950


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  1. Until today, I hadn't realised that a Beechcraft King Air was a 2-seater modified Cessna Jet. Pity the poor bugger flying it back to the real owners. The drug dogs would go ballistic if their noses got within 100 metres of the thing! David
  2. Working yesterday, so couldn't attend. Put in a bid through a friend for $750, but apparently sold for $2500. Don't know whether that was without fees (although clearing sales are generally exempt from theft by "Buyers Premium") and GST. David
  3. Great day Saturday, in spite of a 4 hour layoff. Visited the museum while waiting, well worth it, my son went to the Matt Hall talk, loved it, got the signed hat as well. A couple of planes provided some entertainment landing in the midst of the high winds, apparently successfully although I didn't see them taxi in to the show area ... Caught up with OK, yes I should have announced my intentions but a bit busy (read: disorganised). David
  4. Sometimes I think bowden cables or rods are more reliable - what you see is what you get. Automotive fluid Dot5 is the silicon version, as used in some American military vehicles and Harley Davidson motorbicycles. For some reason, probably hatched after a heavy night at a local alehouse, Dot 5.1 is back to a 'normal' glycol based fluid. I suppose one test is to put some on a painted surface - silicon fluid doesn't harm it, glycol will. Once you've figured out what you should use, then put labels EVERYWHERE to indicate what it should be!
  5. Thats not a silly picture at all! Well, maybe it could be a "blonde copilot ....
  6. Has it just let it out, or is it about to eat it? David
  7. - And you really wouldn't want to see it fart ....
  8. I personally think its a real bummer
  9. I was walking down the road today and saw my Afghani neighbor, Abdul, standing on his fifth floor apartment balcony shaking a carpet. I shouted up to him, “What’s up Abdul, won’t it start?”
  10. Battery maximum charge voltage may have been the culprit in some of the cases mentioned above. If the "smart" charger is expecting to charge to (say) 14.8 volts, and the battery chemistry won't go above 14.2 volts, then you have a problem. If the aircraft regulator is fairly basic (say something like the zener regulator on an early motorbike) then it won't let the battery charge above its regulating voltage, so will never "fully charge". I don't know what the charge system is like in a Jab, so not sure whether trying to take the voltage above the aircraft's usual max voltage will cause catastr
  11. Peter, you should have read the fine print BEFORE you bought it! David
  12. Check out the Belite turn indicator in the Clear Prop shop - may do what you want, not on special order and lets the wallet live another day. David
  13. Aero Club drinks ths afternoon, so I will take a temperature camera along and do some measurements. If I can, will break into some aircraft and measure some internal temps as well. Don't worry, for my own safety I will wear a black hoodie and dark sunglasses so the Gestapo won't see me. David
  14. Probably best bet is a Punkin Head cover or similar, I'd suggest a gazebo on an airport is a oops-oh-dear-didn't-think that-could-happen event waiting (a good gust of wind and off they go visiting). Failing that, a standard medium-price tarp with a blanket under to prevent scratches, if you are staying at Dubbo PM me and I will assist. Part 2. Is it better for heat effect, to park on the sealed apron or on the grass? Everyone seems to aim for the sealed, but here (Dubbo) there seems to be plenty of spare Celcius, so whats the thoughts? David
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