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Thruster88 last won the day on December 29 2019

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About Thruster88

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  1. In a lycoming or continental engine piston disintegration is extremely rare given the high number operating world wide. Even a few failures early in the life of these engines would have resulted in an airworthyness directive (AD).
  2. Your friendly local LAME should be able to supply the correct nut plate and screw and rivets, we never have issues.
  3. I like this graph, but at 57 I have started to think how I can stay up near the top of curve as physical and cognitive skill inevitably deteriorate.
  4. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2643150049291330&id=1580734692199543 59k for a newish foxbat seems like a buy, anyone in the market?
  5. I like to find Lord Howe sitting in the back of a Dash8-200, I assume the pilots are finding it with a couple of TSO GPS's. It is a very beautiful place and the walk up Mt Gower is truly unforgettable.
  6. As an example, I am fairly certain the master caution light has nothing to do with the comm or transponder unless it was indicating alternator failure, can't really tell from this crap. 28/12/2019 Moorabbin VIC BRM Aero Bristell S-LSA Rotax 912 ULS At PIPS, the student noted the master caution light come on and start flashing. Passing Carrum, the ... At PIPS, the student noted the master caution light come on and start flashing. Passing Carrum, the student descended to 1000 approaching Mordialloc pier and started noticing a blank noise. Student conducted radio failure check to confirm whether they actually had a failure or not. Student took it as a radio failure. Transmitting blind, they squawked 7600 then made call joining downwind RWY17R, did not hear any response. Joining base, the student heard static and then the tower respond and the radio came back live again. The student was advised to change transponder back to 3000 which they did and they were given landing clearance and landed safely
  7. That is true of nearly all the "reports". Not written in aviation language and never any follow up in the case of engine failures or service difficulties. If i struggle to learn anything from reading them someone new to the game has no chance. One of the reasons i am not a fan of RAA. The ATSB reports are very good because they provide sufficient information to understand how and why an accident has occurred. Although they rarely cover numbered aircraft the learning is very valid because light GA and recreational aircraft crash for all the same reasons.
  8. This crash site is not far from where I very nearly killed myself and now wife after taking off from Cherrabah in a Cessna 172xp. I was young and inexperienced, the PPL instrument training only just saved us, we were very lucky. I have not flown near bad weather since then. Unfortunately there are a few of these occurrences each year.
  9. I don't have a picture but it was described as not having a slot under the oil control ring at the Jabiru seminar at Parkes 2019. Somthing about the cylinder being aluminium now was the reason.
  10. The Jabiru gen 4 engines now have the same style of piston that lycoming have always used along with dual valve springs and one piece cylinder assembly. All good stuff. https://images.app.goo.gl/k9JToTjhkygijowY9
  11. Um, a lot of people would have noticed if an SR71 had gone missing, only 32 were built. Anyhow looking forward to the rest of the story.
  12. That is a shame. Good to see a rag and tube ultralight. 🤗
  13. Agree with Mike the 1in60 has had it's day, even in light turbulence without a directional gyro nobody can fly a heading with enough accuracy to make it worthwhile. We nearly all use GPS now so our job shifts to monitoring and situational awareness, is the GPS showing credible information. I get just as much satisfaction doing this as flying in the good old days pre GPS.
  14. The Ukrainian 737 was flying the same track as all other departures, we can all see that it's transponder was working. On the bright side the egg on face could put ww3 on hold.
  15. The joy of putting up a hangar on one's farm without the B$, priceless. There are advantages to living in the bush.
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