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About snakenjac

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  • Birthday 11/04/1953


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    Piper Arrow
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    Grafton District N.S.W. Australia
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  1. Do you trust Google, Twitter, Instagram etc etc - they all have greater access than the virus app!
  2. facthunter - can you please elaborate on your comment regarding Tony Abbott!
  3. Keep up the discussion fellas, there's plenty here to digest and it is exactly what I needed to assess things.
  4. Thanks for that advice, no surplus cash here but any rough idea what amount of cash I would need to have? The 80hp is what I had in mind originally.
  5. Thanks for that, I was originally thinking 4 stroke reliability but the 2 strokes now days seem to be faultless.
  6. Does anyone know how big a job it is to convert a Drifter from a 2 stroke to a Rotax 912?
  7. It would be nice to only use Mogas as recommended, however when doing long distance touring it becomes impossible as Avgas in most cases is all that will be available. If planning ahead, it may be possible to have Mogas arranged for arrival at fuel stops, however if an alternate is forced on us, see if the Mogas provider will do it a second time ........ unlikely. From what I read, it is simply a matter of pumping Avgas when it is all that is available, and doing early oil changes.
  8. Yes Scott - Bob is a good bloke and will help out where and when he can. We had our arrow in one of his hangers for years.
  9. Gudday Puk Evans Head has WWII heritage - I have flown over it enroute Yamba from the north many times but only visited the airfield up close by vehicle some 12 years ago. It is very spacious to the extent that you will not find it difficult to park more than 100 metres from a carpark / taxi pickup spot. Unable to help with hangarage but there used to be tie down points off large anchored cable from memory. Snake
  10. Good on ya Kaz I don't hide anything, and yes I admit that many of Pauline's policies do appeal to me. The point you seem to have missed, is that we are (or should be) in this sport / hobby of ours, good old fashioned, love it for how it was blokes, that just go about enjoying life in a very relaxed form. Comments like you made are very damaging to our lifestyle and sport. You might think that it is only a small group that view these posts, but I think you would be surprised, just who, in sometimes influential positions within our over governed country, read and take in little whinges,
  11. Isn't it? Who doesn't have a beer or similar when the flying is finished for the day - and how naughty to be standing beside an aircraft! You obviously don't agree with her politics.
  12. snakenjac


    Yeah mate the hanger is WWII, last time I was there the story of the strip was displayed on the walls of the hanger. Some bad training accidents there at the time!
  13. Juggling workload is learnt and is all part of time spent with an instructor, that's what they are for and they won't let you go alone till competent in all aspects of handling an aircraft, whatever it may be. Initial workload won't include mixture adjustment including flowmeters (that's for navex's) and carby heat requirement is usually at altitudes where icing is likely, which as a general rule isn't at altitudes experienced in the training area but yes maybe when doing cross countrys, but once again, the arrow is fuel injected and that is not a problem. The Piper Arrow doesn't have cowls so
  14. It would be an economic decision I would imagine. If you have the cash I would suggest you learn in something more than a toy. I learnt in the late 60's in a Victa Airtourer that had constant speed prop and was fairly slippery in the circuit for a trainer (super 150h.p.) and found it ideal. After getting the old restricted licence I had a break of 26 years before continuing flying where with a couple of mates we bought a Piper Arrow. Whilst it is recognised as a commercial trainer we found it a fantastic aircraft to go on to PPL. After that it was an excellent 130kt tourer. If you have the dou
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