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  1. Kyle Communications

    How long until RAA get a weight increase approved?

    I dont think numbers are a issue at all. add a extra digit so its 5 digits or a different preceeding number I still think its a long long way off
  2. I am on the RansClan forum and we have been asked by one of the guys about a father/son combination of 2 guys that were at this years Oshkosh. Below is a cut and paste from the Rans thread "I am wondering if you Aussie brothers typically travel to Kosh as a group? My buddies and I wound up having lunch with a couple real cool Blokes last year and would like to hook up with them next summer. Only problem, I didn’t catch their names. I know that it was two father/son teams and that at least one of the mates and his son were both mechanics/ engineers as I was informed. The boys would be late teens and the dads maybe 40 or so. I know this is a long shot, but does this info. set off any alarms?" Putting it out there to see if these aussie embassadors can be found Mark
  3. I did the tour in October this year of the factory. It is pretty mind blowing how big that place is. When you arrive on the bus you go down these stairs to a tunnel network underneath...it must be nearly 1 km long I am sure of it and thats not the long side..we walked about 400 mtrs I think to just one of the elevators to take us up to the observation deck..then when you are finished there you walk back and up the stairs then onto the bus and over to the other end on the building about 1.5km away then back down the stairs and into a similar tunnel....if you are ever in Seattle you need to do the tour..its only $25 US but no cameras allowed though which is a bummer. They have to go into lockers outside. Everett is about a 35 min drive north of Seattle. Then you drive about 15km south of Seattle to the Museum of Flight....that is awesome as well...they have so many great aircraft there...the number 1 test 747...a Blackbird and its piggyback drone a BA Concorde and so much more..another must see when in Seattle. Pictures are just a small taste of whats at the Museum of Flight
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    The XPB Stage 1 underway.

    I will get onto him and ask him 🙂
  5. Kyle Communications

    DooMaw - building a STOL

    Oh the best mouse trap I have here is the garbage bin in my workshop. The mice get drawn here (because we have parrots here) and heaps of wild birds we feed. A old food wrapper or similar in the bottom of the big plastic bin literally every morning I come in there is 1 or 2 mice in the bin trying to jump out..they must do the big swan dive in there to get at the food then cant get out....works better than anything around here. Just need to leave the bin close to a shelf or something they can crawl on then they commit hari kari into the bin
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    DooMaw - building a STOL

    I know how you feel. I havent been back onto Mabel for months. Getting land bought and house built for the grand daughter and of course almost 4 weeks away in the USA and busy making ignition modules after I came back, took 3 days last weekend to do the rubber replacement in the girlfriend in that bloody heat. Oil pressure fluctuation problem before I went away I fixed just before I left. FINALLY this week back onto Mabel been doing works on the wing skins ready for alodining. So your not on your lonesome with distractions Alan 🙂
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    The XPB Stage 1 underway.

    He has been in hospital for a bit...got a ticker issue but I am sure he will pop up soon enough
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    Sideslipping again. . .

    Maybe its got to do with the company or club for their rules on what the instructors teach. It was Kingaroy Gliding club and Jonathon Seagul Aviation at redcliffe
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    Sideslipping again. . .

    I did spins and spiral dives in my initial PPL training in the mid 1990's...also in my gliding training in the mid 1980's
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    SSB Lithium Iron batteries

    One of my mates is developing a new reg for Rotax engines to take any battery including the lithiums. He is a genius at this stuff. It will have max charging rate and also a voltage cutout . It will never allow the horrible spikes that come from the Rotax generator to ever reach the battery. He has a prototype running now and it is looking spectacular so far. We may end up producing them. They will be able to be used for any engine but it is specifically designed to take into account the Rotax charging issues
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    Avoiding the Base-to-Final Stall/Spin

    oh and easier to keep the bloody ball in the centre 🙂
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    Avoiding the Base-to-Final Stall/Spin

    My base to final turns are usually always circular. I have never liked the square turns. Probably a hangover from my gliding days. I have found it to be far more accurate to do the round turn as it is easily adjusted for overshoot or undershoot
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    Avoiding the Base-to-Final Stall/Spin

    That was a good video...I always remember when I first started flying in gliders almost 35 years ago. My instructor said the one thing that has always stuck with me and that is "aileron will kill you...rudder will save you" . I am always thankful for starting flying in gliders as it taught me the use of rudder and how valuable it is. I see so many power pilots who really dont use rudder except for steering on the ground
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    Rotax 912

    VNE on my sav is 108 kts...its a much draggier airframe
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    Sideslipping again. . .

    I was taught in my Savannah how to sideslip....but really it was only to get used to how my aircraft responded as I had previously done it in my early glider training....I use sideslip all the time...I love it. Such a usefull tool in the arsenal
  16. Very well written and explained...thank you Nicholas Christie Also quite true in what needs to be done
  17. I just hope the committee has the nouse to sort the wheat from the chaff....and there is a lot of chaff. I suppose we will just have to wait to see what happens. I have my basic class 2 medical now due to the new rules where before I could not get any class2 medical on the CASA conditions. The basic class 2 actually works but its a sad edictment on CASA Avmed section that a DAME says yes..they are the guys that are the experts....and the CASA pencil pusher says no regardless. Even watching the videos I cant believe that in all that was said about Austroads commercial licence and conditions are actually wrong and that was even what CASA said....so it is unbelieveable to me this situation...it truly is a government body where the left hand and the right hand really dont talk to each other...or of course it is all "selective" truths
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    Painting or Wrapping?

    Didnt a RV crash because the wrap came off in flight about 18 months ago?
  19. Old Benjamin certainly sticks it into CASA...and its well deserved...but it is very disappointing as others have said here that most of the senators on the committee have such a poor knowledge of the aviation industry..only the dude on the far left of screen seemed to have some knowledge.... I havent watched the other 2 videos yet. My only other comment though is the weight issue. It was inferred the aircraft were exactly the same at times and that is not strictly correct. Yes you can have a 600kg aircraft in VH rego no problem but mostly of course they are somewhat heavier but in the overall reality it doesnt make a difference in flying them except for the training to do so. Also I dont believe the CTA situation was properly explained either
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    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    Hi Guys Well are many years of wishing and looking and annoying Savannah owners I have finally ordered my new kit this week. It should arrive here in Brisbane ready for pickup first or second week in May. I hopefully will start on it within a couple of weeks once it gets here. I wont be building it here at my place in Burpengary as I haven't got enough room at the moment even though I do live in shed heaven here. It will start off at my mother in laws place about 10 minutes away until everything is sorted out here. She has a fairly big shed that is reasonably clear it will just need some tidying up. I would like to thank Bill Grieves for the couple of flights I had in his Savannah and also in John Gilpin's Savannah for their expertise and knowledge and also for just being really approachable and putting up with me and all the questions I had. It will not be a fast build but I may do a build blog on one of my websites with pics etc as I haven't really found any in depth blogs on building a Savannah, will see how that pans out. I have looked over pretty much every website about savannahs and of course any tips will be gratefully appreciated. Regards Mark Kyle .
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    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    Actually its been so long..like 7 years ago..that is what I used was a 10mm jumbo flashing Red LED
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    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    It maybe so but it was set in epoxy so I didnt worry about it. But it has not failed for 4 years so far. I cant remember the resistor size I had for the 10mm red LED but I would have set the current for around 20ma
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    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    No I just ordered a new one from Reg at the time and fitted it. But pretty sure the switch/transistor in the top of it must have died. I was surprised though it failed. Reg did tell me he had a few that had died thats why he kept them in stock The test button only checks the lamp of course. i fitted a 10mm red LED instead of the bulb but I still do check that as well
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    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    I have actually had my fuel sump switch go faulty. How I found it was to actually turn all 4 tanks off while flying and in about 3 mins the light comes on. I do this about once every 6 months to check its ok. My original failed after about 3 years but the current one hasnt missed a beat so far
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