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First flight in an RA registered aircraft


IanR
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I finally got round to having a flight in an RA registered aircraft - a Jabiru 160 - just half an hour of circuits but enough time to get a feel for it. Now I have done it I may as well finish off the RA certificate so I can fly both ! First impressions were :

 

  • Heaps more room once you sit in it than it looks from the outside (instructor Motzartmerv said he calls them the Tardis !)
     
     
  • No mixture control
     
     
  • Digital instrumentation took a bit of getting used to - must admit I used the analogue airspeed the whole time - I am sure it would be second nature after a while though
     
     
  • Much more solid feel than I had expected
     
     
  • Awkward control placement - you need at least two right hands (stick, trim, brakes, flaps, etc)
     
     

 

 

 

All in all a good fun half hour.

 

 

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Ian, what sort of dimentions are you? Wide bodies? Heavy? :) Just wondering how a 6' .. slightly rounded (Not over rounded.. let it be known i_dunno) 115kg guy would report the J160.

 

 

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I am 6'3" and about 105kgs - with a 68KG instructor we had heaps of room for fuel. You would just need to take a bit less ! There was no issue for me in any dimension.

 

A previous student they had was apparently 125 kg - and they managed to get it within weights

 

 

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