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About Thruster88

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  • Birthday 04/01/1963


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  1. You should be able to hear traffic on 118.15 or 129.85 in your area from over flying aircraft. It is possible your aircraft radio has a problem, check it with engine off. We once had a "failure" with the club brumby when the pilots headset got plugged into the copilot Jack.
  2. I believe Brumby's at Cowra have the type certificate now, there was talk of it being manufactured again as a cirrus competitor. Would be a tough market to crack.
  3. To make it easier to see the fuel level in the Thruster I put angled strips on white plastic behind the pvc tube, refraction? Changes the angle with fuel. Sight tube has to be close to plastic. Need to replace my tube as well.
  4. VH-SSK http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austmz/VH-SSK2.html
  5. A borescope looking into a cylinder can not see a broken or stuck ring or a leaking valve unless it is just about to drop. Only the leak down or differential compression tester will highlight faults reliably and consistently.
  6. That is not a wind tunnel. A flawed computer model perhaps. Wings need a certain amount of thickness just for structural reasons.
  7. If you think about it Skippy the following systems are the same for all aircraft regardless of the material used for the airframe. Engine, electrical, fuel system, brakes and wheels, control cables push rods and bell cranks, control surface hinges, windows, avionics, instruments and pitot static system, seats and harnesses. Yes we look for cracks and corrosion while inspecting metal aircraft, composite airframes need inspection as well. I have a 58 year old all metal aircraft that is ageing very well.
  8. I love my thruster and have never found it difficult. I think it has made me a better around pilot, apply the same skill set to mission planning, airspeed control that is required to land tail dragger. Near enough is not good enough for tail wheel aircraft, they will depart the runway.
  9. Meanwhile in Indonesia something similar happened. A happy ending this time. https://simpleflying.com/garuda-indonesia-737-engine-failure/
  10. Like you I have never heard of rospeller before today. Engine failure is one thing, propeller failure is next level scary shite. I guess the market spoke. Happy to be proven wrong.
  11. What did they do about the blade retention issue, design appears unchanged?
  12. Looking in the cylinder with a bore scope has limited value in my opinion. A differential compression or leak down test will tell you exactly what is happening with the cylinder. The differential tester is $43 on ebay, do the test often record the results. The trend is you friend.
  13. For tail wheel training Dan Compton, Wings out west at Dubbo has a very good reputation and beautiful cub aircraft.
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