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  1. Is my understanding of Cairns charges correct? I read this as I can land and park anytime for $17/t but if the landing is between 1000 and 1400 local, then they will charge $350. Is the solution just to avoid arriving between these times? What about departing during these times? Seems a bit steep!
  2. Hi Crew Having trouble finding the answer to the following - I have current GA PPL but wondering about flying a privately owned (ie not flying school) RAA 19 registered aircraft (J160 with Rotax 912s) into Class D (YPJT) - looks like might be Ok without transponder? and I should be personally fit for the job but any ideas on the aircraft suitability? Thanks in advance
  3. A couple of years ago I was given a large supply of aircraft colour slides, unlabelled, which included the four below. I have disregarded these until now, but feel they could be included in the aircraft showcase. What I need to know, if you can help, is the make and model of these gliders - I know nothing about gliders. I am guessing the first two photos are the same machine.
  4. Im looking for a microlight pilot to train me up i was just wondering if anybody knows of any in melbourne can contact me on 0411 095 735 or have any numbers i can call! Thanks guys
  5. I am researching to create a profile of the Texan for the Showcase. There are a lot of photos listed Texan Top Class on the web, and airport data lists a lot of Texan Top Class, but the FS website doesn't mention it and it is not listed in the variants on Wikipedia. However the Texan EVO is on the FS website and wiki but not elsewhere. Is Top Class an alternative name for the EVO? There are fixed gear and retractable versions of the EVO. Also, is the glass panel available on the Club, or just the analogue panel? I hope you can answer these questions for me so I can prepare the profile.
  6. Hi, I'm after a starter pulley for a Flightstar Pioneer '84 ultralight aircraft, it has the Kawasaki 440 2a engine. Does anyone know where I would be able to source a new pulley or at least point me in the right direction? The starter works as far as I understand, just the pulley mechanism is broken. Asking for a friend. Thanks
  7. Hi, I am very busy with populating the Flying Tutorials and many other development components of the site and was hoping someone would like to volunteer to help out by populating the On This Day section of the site. All you would need to do is pick a couple of interesting entries from a list I provide and paste the content into the On This Day section for each day...it isn't hard to do but just takes a little bit of your spare time to help out. I need to get started on the Clubs and Schools section, more Resources entries for everyone and the new Groups section...there is so much still to do Please let me know if you can help...thanks
  8. Just after some advice on insurance on our private strip , 800 m long 50 m wide with trees lining both sides , got some mates who hangar their planes here , l don’t charge them , but was just informed by a pilot, that they might not be covered by their comprehensive insurance if they spear off and end up in the shrubbery because the strip doesn’t meet certain standards, or is it a matter of notifying the insurance company of the added risk to see where we stand
  9. Hi All, I'm just updating my logbook online and adding all my flying history. While doing this I looked to see if I can find photo's of all the aircraft I have flown. I have found for all of them except two and was wondering if anyone here might have them for me. Both were Arena Aviation tomahawks being flown out of Archerfield in the late 90s. BVJ, and FLA. Many thanks, J
  10. I'm looking for help to clarify the position for LSA build and registration in Australia. Currently looking at beginning a build of a SPA Panther LSA. It's a single seat aluminium kit build from Florida USA, that meets the US LSA rules (according to the website). As I see it my options are to build under the SAAA or the RAA. If I go with SAAA I can register the Panther as a VH amateur built experimental? Is that correct? If I go with RAA, it would be registered 55-xxxx. Correct? So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each direction. I got my GFPT years ago and haven't flown since the nineties. I would prefer to go the route of a recreational licence, but would see no great problems either way. But I would like to keep the cost of flying down. Thanks in advance. Rob
  11. Hi all, Looking at getting some rod ends to make some pushrods - control stick to elevator bellcrank, torque tube to flaperon bellcranks, rudder pedals to noseleg, etc. Looks like rod ends come in male and female with male seeming more prevalent. From what I can make out from the 701 plans, the flaperon rods are shown to be solid steel rod with the ends threaded and female rod ends. What's the common practice? It occurs to me that male rod ends going into a nut that's welded to chrome moly tube would be a lighter solution. Is that an acceptable compromise? How about safety? Are the rod ends usually held with Loctite or is it better to drill through nut and shaft and wire or split pin? All advice gratefully received. Cheers, Marty
  12. Thinking of a trip up north, probably as far as Cairns, with my brother who’s visiting from the US. What is it like during the November period for flying in the top end?
  13. We are seeking pilots to volunteer for a study examining how meteorological information displays affect pilot weather decision-making. Licensed pilots and currently enrolled student pilots who are at least 18 years of age and live in the US are eligible to participate. As you know, adverse weather conditions in aviation can lead to delays, deviations, and even accidents. As a result, the Georgia Institute of Technology is conducting a study on how different weather display technology influences pilot decision-making. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to complete an online demographics questionnaire regarding your flight experience, ratings, and other items. Following the demographic questionnaire, the participant pilots will be asked to evaluate various weather scenarios. The study will take no more than 2-hours to complete. We hope that you will consider participating and assisting us in learning more about weather display technology. Participation will assist us in learning more about weather display technologies with the goal of improving aviation safety. The supported internet browsers are Chrome 4.0 or higher, and Firefox 4.0 or higher. In addition, JavaScript must be enabled. We recommend using a laptop or a desktop. If you work at a secure government facility, you may need to use a personal device due to security constraints. If you would like to participate in this study, please go to the web address (URL) shown below: https://psychgatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aTN0u7O2uJf7r7 For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study, please contact: Sweta Parmar, Ph.D. Student, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, (404) 385-3761, [email protected] Dr. Rick Thomas, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, (404) 385-3761, [email protected]
  14. We are seeking pilots to volunteer for a study examining how meteorological information displays affect pilot weather decision-making. Licensed pilots and currently enrolled student pilots who are at least 18 years of age and live in the US are eligible to participate. As you know, adverse weather conditions in aviation can lead to delays, deviations, and even accidents. As a result, the Georgia Institute of Technology is conducting a study on how different weather display technology influences pilot decision-making. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to complete an online demographics questionnaire regarding your flight experience, ratings, and other items. Following the demographic questionnaire, the participant pilots will be asked to evaluate various weather scenarios. The study will take no more than 2-hours to complete. We hope that you will consider participating and assisting us in learning more about weather display technology. Participation will assist us in learning more about weather display technologies with the goal of improving aviation safety. The supported internet browsers are Chrome 4.0 or higher, and Firefox 4.0 or higher. In addition, JavaScript must be enabled. We recommend using a laptop or a desktop. If you work at a secure government facility, you may need to use a personal device due to security constraints. If you would like to participate in this study, please go to the web address (URL) shown below: https://psychgatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aTN0u7O2uJf7r7 For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study, please contact: Sweta Parmar, Ph.D. Student, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, (404) 385-3761, [email protected] Dr. Rick Thomas, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, (404) 385-3761, [email protected]
  15. Hi all, I'm about to install rudder & elevator cables. Firstly, turnbuckles. Is it acceptable to use marine-style stainless steel turnbuckles? Looking at various pictures of 701 builds, they look like brass fittings (obviously supplied in the hardware kits). Secondly - cable shackles (see pic below) These handy little things seem ideal for the control surfaces and elevator bellcrank (so 6 required). Trouble is they seem to cost an arm and a leg. Aircraft Spruce in US sell them for $10.85 each, I logged on to an Australian supplier (AAE) who have them as something like $38 each. So it looks like an Aircraft Spruce order (when the dollar gets higher perhaps...) unless anyone knows of a supplier here or has some spares they'd like to sell?? Thirdly - safety wire. Is this a special grade or will any 0.032" S/S wire do the trick? Thanks! Cheers, Marty
  16. Dear friends, My engine, a Rotax 912 ULS, has started running roughly on each mag. Aircraft; UFM-13 'Lambada'. Year of Construction; 2006. Total hours; 530. Previously it would always drop approx 150-180 RPM on each mag. Now, however, it's dropping over 500 RPM on each mag and running roughly with considerable shaking and roughness. It runs normally on both mags. PLEASE SEE VIDEO, ATTACHED Spark plugs seem unlikely as they only have 29 hours on them since being gapped and fitted last year. I changed the fuel to fresh, quality fuel and that didn't' change anything. There's a lot of gents on here posting about the CDI modules giving trouble. It's €400 to overhaul each one at Carmo, Netherlands if I have read correctly. If anyone might be able to offer some advice which might see me resolve this less expensively I'd be very happy to hear from you Kind regards, John. PS: Is there any risk of the spark plugs failing to spark when I'm flying? I have been advised that the design of the ignition system offers the same level of redundancy of a classic magneto (whereby the spark will still be supplied to the plugs regardless of any ignition and/or battery problem) and therefore my CDI problem is only a startup problem -is this in fact the case? VID-20190726-WA0014.mp4
  17. We are seeking pilots to volunteer for a study examining how meteorological information displays affect pilot weather decision-making. Licensed pilots and currently enrolled student pilots who are at least 18 years of age and live in the US are eligible to participate. As you know, adverse weather conditions in aviation can lead to delays, deviations, and even accidents. As a result, the Georgia Institute of Technology is conducting a study on how different weather display technology influences pilot decision-making. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to complete an online demographics questionnaire regarding your flight experience, ratings, and other items. Following the demographic questionnaire, the participant pilots will be asked to evaluate various weather scenarios. The study will take no more than 2-hours to complete. We hope that you will consider participating and assisting us in learning more about weather display technology. Participation will assist us in learning more about weather display technologies with the goal of improving aviation safety. The supported internet browsers are Chrome 4.0 or higher, and Firefox 4.0 or higher. In addition, JavaScript must be enabled. We recommend using a laptop or a desktop. If you work at a secure government facility, you may need to use a personal device due to security constraints. If you would like to participate in this study, please go to the web address (URL) shown below: https://psychgatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aTN0u7O2uJf7r7 For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study, please contact: Sweta Parmar, Ph.D. Student, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, (404) 385-3761, [email protected] Dr. Rick Thomas, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, (404) 385-3761, [email protected]
  18. Thinking of fitting a tcas , warnings are displayed on the gps , I don’t have a transponder fitted, we have a lot of international students flying around locally and can be hard to figure out where they are exactly, any thoughts ?
  19. Hi All Recreational Flying (.com) provides an important service to all aviators and as the site is growing we need a couple of staff to help manage a site feature for everyone. Currently we are looking for 2 volunteers who who would love to help in: 1. Quiz Master - a person that would enjoy creating aviation related quizzes in the new Quiz section. You could create any number of quizzes that you may like for example on BAK, aviation history, emergency reactions, human factors, aircraft histories etc etc etc 2. Event Manager - a person who would like to keep the Event Calendar updated by entering different aviation events from sources on the internet (I can provide one) and any posts in the forums that mention an event. All those that help the site for everyone else are made First Class Members and have access to a private helpers forum plus they any special pricing from the Clear Prop shop and don't forget the extreme enjoyment one gets by helping all their fellow aviators Please let me know if you could spare a little time to help out...it would be greatly appreciated
  20. Would appreciate some advice re the following: At around 200 hrs the fuel pressure in my Sav started a rapid pressure pulsation. Floods suggested it may be to do with the location of the vent tube from the pump and suggested some fixes, none of which worked. In desperation a new pump was fitted (supplied at no cost to me) and the issue was solved. However 50 hrs later the problem has re-emerged. Floods are at a loss to suggest a cause. Logic would indicate that it is not to do with the installation given the outlined course of events. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what is going on? Bob.
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