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  1. Thruster88

    Is the Drifter Group still active?

    One can buy a very very good Drifter or Thruster for only 10-15k now, so thats where the market is. A kit would have 9k in just the 582 and prop. A 582 with rotax's e-tec would be as reliable and economical as any engine on the market, only available in snowmobiles atm.
  2. RAA have 9999 combinations and only 3350 aircraft, VH has 17576 combinations and 15,556 current registrations.
  3. Why do people who can't say flight data recorder make these videos
  4. Colin Furze (in my top 5 Of youtubers) built one in his shed some time ago so there should be good factory sorted machines available now.
  5. Thruster88

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Harlow PJC-2. Have been harvesting, "wing with external ribs" got the previous in one hit.
  6. Thruster88

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Emigh Trojan A-2
  7. Thruster88

    Were the Wright Brothers in Newton's camp?

    They had to brace the wings with the steel cables anyway why not have them pilot adjustable, no extra weight or drag, brilliant engineering.
  8. Thruster88

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    ENAER t35 pillar. Similar to a Beech t34, bird's of a feather flock together.
  9. Thruster88

    Guess This Aircraft ?

    Eathstar Gull 2000
  10. Just as not all schools now offer tail wheel endorsements, in the future if the CTA thing does get up, there might be many schools that don't offer this service due to cost and low demand.
  11. I question the use of aileron in the power on stalling sequence, it may work fine in that aircraft but you might go on to less forgiving types.
  12. Thruster88

    SSB Lithium Iron batteries

    Not sure what type of battery this is but very scary.
  13. Thanks for the good answers guys, l will ask another stupid question. With Soar and others operating in CTA would the legally required paperwork at all levels school, raa, casa not all ready be in place?. Is it safe to fly in CTA with self cert medical ?. Can Soar and others fly into essenden or are they limited to their base?.
  14. Would it not be the case that a school wishing to offer CTA endorsement would get their instructors trained at their expense at a school able to offer this service. A pilot wanting a CTA endorsment would pay for their own training, buy the transponder and get the medical. It has been pointed out that any RAA pilot can do this now. I don't see this impacting someone who just wants to fly a Thruster around the farm.
  15. We already have RAA instructors teaching in RAA aircraft in CTA so all the paper must be in place? What else would be needed.
  16. Thruster88

    Avoiding the Base-to-Final Stall/Spin

    This is a great video from a no bullshit guy that has 20 years of real flying expirennce.
  17. Thruster88

    RAAus to disclose member details

    I do feel sorry for any business that operates at warnervale
  18. Thruster88

    A short story, then a long journey

    Desk pilot, you could go 25od by 3mm wall, I think it would bend ok then press the bottom part (or all of it) down to 22mm if needed to fit the brackets. You would have a cool oval shaped strong joystick.
  19. Thruster88

    RAAus to disclose member details

    How does the $110 fuel surcharge work? The fees for warnervale are not not spelled out in the ERSA. AOPA USA had a win recently reqireing fees to be available to pilots so they can choose airports, FBO's.
  20. Thruster88

    Avoiding the Base-to-Final Stall/Spin

    Regular practice of the falling leaf works for me.
  21. Thruster88

    RAAus to disclose member details

    I am surprised RAA didn't have "landing fees not required" listed as one of the many advantages of membership. I have a foot in both camps and see this as more levelling of the playing field between RAA and light VH private recreational aircraft.
  22. It is pretty poor form for the head of CASA to call AOPA the "airline operators and pilots association" when everyone knows it's aircraft owners and pilots association. If a pilot operating in controlled airspace misspoke to this degree they would be ???. This happened about 1/4 into the third vid. Thanks to the OP for links.