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nomadpete last won the day on May 26 2015

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  1. Good to hear. Let him know we are all just a bunch of stirrers and not to take anything we say too seriously.
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    Pushing Your Weight Around.

    Also, on the monetary side of things, remember that using "unimproved" ingredients (like grandma used to do) immediately gives a 10% reduction in cost your food bill. At least, I'm pretty sure that raw ingredients don't attract GST. Correct me if I'm wrong. In that case, I'll have to work on my veg garden
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    I don't believe it. That can't really be your shed. You must have Photoshopped it.
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    "Phantom" radio reception

    Skip the skip. Unlikely at VHF. Do you have a USB supply for anything in the aircraft? I would suspect that if squelch is opening {without any voice signal) then it is likely to be RF interference.
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    Don, there is a Taylor sitting in the back of one of our hangars. It has been there for some time. I heard that it got as far as initial taxi trial runs, but had a problem with the undercarriage. Also heard that the U/C was repaired and/or modified as a result of the incident. I haven't met the owner but if you like, I can seek out more information for you. (Peter)
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Nice work Marty
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    Thanks anyway Planey
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    Rust spots on fly wires

    I think there is a big difference between a rusty stain and a rust pit. Also, as any sailor knows, it is the unseen rust inside the wires that are the stress raisers that result in instant failures. Sailboats have been losing masts to this ever since stainless steel started being used the hold masts up. Aviators should know by now. Well done Frank
  9. They were very lucky, if that brick wall was held together with Australian mortar, they sure would have noticed it!
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    What a lovely forward thinking transport infrastructure plan. It makes so much sense. However, Government blue prints are no more than 'pie in the sky' dreaming. And it's not often that a government will spend up big on public transport. It's likely that fast trains run best on standard gauge tracks - (not like our Statewide narrow gauge that we are presently saddled with). That's another reason we probably won't be actually getting high speed trains in Qld anytime soon. Pity about that.
  11. The point, TP, is that we don't fly from/to controlled aerodromes. (With a few rare exceptions) When I fly from one grass strip to the next, making a 'mayday fuel' transmission makes no improvement to my safety.
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    Spill Resistant Refueling ??

    The bicycle shop will sell you a CO2 sparklet tap/ Schrader setup ready made for racing bike tyre inflation. Saw one at Also recently
  13. I'm confused. Does this mean that carbon is captured from some polluting industry (no doubt using an unknown amount of energy in the process), somehow combined with ethanol in a mix that a jet engine can function with, then burnt in the jet engines where it is released high in the atmosphere? How can that be good?
  14. Another triumph for CASA Still, one wonders how a large aircraft got down to its last 30 minutes of fuel. At least, I assume that was the trigger for the 'Mayday'. Maybe they were stuck in a prolonged holding pattern.
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    AOPA and RAA

    I think some stuff is being taken out of context. Some of the lines quoted in the letter are RAA responses to specific questions asked by CASA. One might ask whether CASA might be engaging in a little of "divide and conquer"