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AzharFly

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  1. I have sent an email to Rollo which I got from a Spanish Aeropup site who host an active website. Not sure if Rollo is still in operation. Anyway time will tell... Azhar
  2. dj_rex Hi, please do. I would be very keen to know. Thanks, Azhar
  3. Hi Is there a local distributor for the aeropup and supapup aircraft kit here in Australia? Thanks
  4. Ah such is life! Oh well, I guess I'll have to fork out for a model 3 then. I thought it would be something like that. Thanks anyway.
  5. Hi I have a new raspberry pi 4 with the digital receiver etc but I can't find the installation package to download for the ADS-B. Can anyone point me to the link? I found one stratux but it doesn't boot up on a raspberry pi 4. Cheers, Azhar
  6. Hi Quick question, can an RA 19 registered plane be converted over to VH? This would be a plane using factory plans, approved engine such as Rotax 912 or Jabiru? The reason why I ask is that there are a number of very capable 19 registered planes that I like but my requirement is to fly into controlled airspace etc.
  7. Hi Rose, Welcome to this forum. The gazelle is a nice gentle plane to fly. I used to fly one from Donnington Airpark. I have a Jabiru and fly a Piper Warrior not far from you. Azhar
  8. I only came to know John a few weeks ago when arranging a BFR in Weightshift. We had a lovely conversation when we found we had a common denominator in that I used to fly a Mainair Flash II Alpha and John flew this same aircraft years ago across the English Channel on several occasions. I was so looking forward to meeting John in January to hear more of his adventures. Rest in Peace and my sincere condolences to his family.
  9. Ah thanks. I'm looking for RA-Aus. I'm set to go to Caboolture but was wondering if there is anyone closer. It's a shame Oak Valley is no more in terms of training.
  10. Hi Does anyone know who may be able to conduct a BFR for weightshift around the Townsville area? Thanks
  11. Hi On another note, the last time I contacted a well known insurance company 'who understands recreational aircraft' said '...they only insure an aircraft which looks like an aircraft' !!!!! Can you believe that? Say no more. Azhar
  12. Wing Washing & Protection Hi I'm wondering what trike pilots use to wash down their microlight wings. It seems the manufacturers warn of anything other than water. Any ideas would be very appreciated. Ammendment...... I forgot to ask... is there any solution that you can use to act as a UV protectant too? Also, what strength napisan do you use? Thanks Azhar
  13. Changing Wings Hi This is getting similar to a thread which I started a few months ago http://www.recreationalflying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1620 You would probably have to re-register your trike as a single seater only as it is no longer standard manufacturer design if you change a wing. I think the Streak wing has a greater surface area and needs a lot more grunt to keep it in level flight. Can't believe how slow the Wizard wing is... 39kt. I have a Flash 2a wing and it cruises along at 45kt hands off and with easy bar-in it can do 53kt or more. This is with a rotax 462 at
  14. Hi Does anyone have a circuit diagram for a simple electric carb heat setup? Regards, Azhar
  15. Trike bar Hi, Just wondering which 'bar' fell onto the battery terminals? This happened when no-one was present right? Azhar
  16. Jetman Wow, I've seen a jet hang-glider but this beats them all. Well worth a look. Azhar
  17. Electrical probs Thanks MicGrace, The water temp gauge flickering was solely due to a very poor magneto to engine earthing point. I had a look at the electrical carb heat and the wiring is a *** mess under all the plastic heat shielding. I'm going to rip it out and restore it back to standard wiring without battery. Just one question, with the 2 phase (4 wires) coming out from the magneto, are both coils joined together in parallel which then feed the rectifier/regulator? And one very last question, how on earth does the water temp gauge get a reading from the AC side of the mag
  18. Power to Radio Hi, I just use a 12v DC battery purchased from any hobby shop for $20 and a charger for it @ $10 from the same type of shop. Then go to Dick Smiths and buy some red and black cable, a power plug that goes into the side of your radio, a 1 amp fuse and fuse holder and a on/off switch plus some electrical conector terminals with crimper (unless you know someone with these already) - they aren't expensive. Then just wire red cable from +ve terminal of battery to fuse holder, then from fuse to switch, then from switch to power plug (for radio) and with black cable from po
  19. Hi, I found that Repco can get gearbox oil for you. My Rotax 462 gearbox needs EPX85W/140 and you can get this in Castrol 4 litres @$40 or Valvolene in a 1 litre bottle @$11. Azhar
  20. Hi, Don't know if anyone can help. A new aircraft to me has problems with water temp and tacho guages. The tacho sometimes works accurately but mostly won't go above 4000 revs even with foot to floor (Engine absolutely fine). Usually on take-off the water temp guage flickers wildly and settles at cruise speed. Maybe after a landing, the tacho would read the true revs and on go around read past 4000 revs. The previous owner said an auto-electrician wired a battery to a 12v supply cable coming out of the rectifier but the prev. owner disconnected the lot as it kept burning out the ba
  21. Time to be SHOCKED!!! Hi Earlier in this thread I was asking about placing a local wing on a European trike to save considerable money without affecting safety or performance etc. The answer was most definitely not! But wait..... Look what some chap has done to his Airborne Edge.... Now this is radical. I don't think RAAus would want to know this aircraft for sure! Azhar
  22. 'Topless Wings' Hi Paul, Just curious as to what these so called 'topless wings' are. It looks like my hands are tied up here with changing to different manufacturer's wing etc. Shame, but that's progress I guess! Azhar
  23. Hi, Just wondering if anyone knows of a particular hangar that is suited more to a trike (I.e to cut costs, a 'low profile' portable hangar where the wing can be brought forward and the whole trike wheeled in sideways on a special trolley). Azhar
  24. BMAA Hi Pete, Hmm, I might see what the UK BMAA says about this. But then I doubt so much that UK microlight owners would have such similar problems unless they fly non European microlights. If I get any news, I'll post it in this thread. Azhar
  25. Re Skyranger Hi, So you like the Skyranger - did you build it yourself? Was it difficult? Would you say it was a trully trailerable aircraft (I.e quick and easy to fold/remove wings and put back together again). What kind of cruise speed do you get/engine? Thanks, Azhar
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