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    Savannah VG XL
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  1. Kyle Communications

    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
  2. Kyle Communications

    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
  3. Kyle Communications

    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
  4. Kyle Communications

    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
  5. Kyle Communications

    Lower your MTOW

    I should add...I drink quite a lot of coffee but no sugar of course . Sugar and hidden sugars they the killer. And if you like a beer or three then you will be bashing your head against a wall. 1 or 2 beers a week would be the limit as they have lots of carbs in them. Carbs are your enemy..protein is your friend
  6. Kyle Communications

    Lower your MTOW

    OME A near death experience certainly drove me to take the action that I did. When it actually gets in your head you WILL die and it could be fairly immenent then this helps the motivation Its really simple though...easy to say but very hard to implement. You need to eat less amount of food. If you dont do this then be prepared to do lots of hours of exercise every week The key to eating less food is to make sure what you stick down your gob is good wholesome food with very little carbs. Keep the protien high and the the fat reasonable. The whole deal about fat being bad has proven to be a crock. Even the guy who came up with that food triangle has apologised for getting it wrong for 40 years...he now says turn that triangle upside down. I said in my post I do all the cooking and I do. What I do here is I do a cook up once a week where I make a chicken or beef curry or savoury mince or some concotion that I throw together that has meat and veges like peas and chick peas and carrot and small amount of potato and corn etc in it. I do a spag bol as well but only a small amount of pasta and more leaning to the meat sauce side. I then decant these into the small plastic 250ml containers like chinese containers then bung them in the freezer. This is what we eat for tea at night but the wife and I share one would you believe. I also make half filled versions to take to work for lunch. For smoko I would recommend an apple or similar. The issue you need to get over is the amount is small but good for you. Your stomach will be telling you that you need more. The easiest solution is have a water bottle handy and take a big swig of water that will fill the stomach a bit and get it off your mind. The other is sugar free gum....chew on this it also takes your mind off it. I dont need to do that as most of the time I have to remind myself to actually eat something due to what the operation does to you but if you can do this I think you will be surprised how well it will work. Give it a squirt but the key is stay away from carbs as they eventually turn into sugar in your system....you should eat no more than 40grm of carbs in a day if you can manage it
  7. Kyle Communications

    Lower your MTOW

    I know a lot of people who have had it done and it would be 99% are fine with the results. Ask the people who have actually had it not friends of friends etc as the story gets embellished. I have a relative who has had a lot of issues with hers...she has lost a stack of weight but has had issues vomiting and apparently is now lactose intollerant and cant eat bread. I saw her 2 weeks after her op which was the same as mine scoffing down a whole muffin....well sorry thats NOT what you are supposed to do. No wonder she was bringing it all up. There is a special regeim to stick to after the op..it is there for a reason if you do not follow the rules then usually something will go wrong and in her case it has but I believe it was all self inflicted. You need to follow the process for about 2 months before attempting solid foods. Mine was fine and so was my wifes and pretty much everyone else I have met who has had it done doesnt have any issues. So I believe the ones that do have trouble after its because they have not followed the rules
  8. Kyle Communications

    Lower your MTOW

    My experience is that your weight is totally controlled by how much you put in your mouth and not so much what you put in your mouth. Now saying that I have done both roads so have experienced both methods...the "normal" way and the operation way. I have always struggled with my weight ever since I was young and for quite a long time I was a bit of a workaholic and that didnt help. Back in the mid 90's I was doing my PPL and CASA knocked me back on my medical as I was just starting out to be a diabetic. Back then I was around 150kg. I tried to lose weight but struggled so much..running my business and 10 staff just couldnt keep my mind right to do it properly. So I bit the bullet and got a stomach band put in. This helped as I lost around 25kg but after a while the weight crept back on again and I used to sit around 135kg or so and just really couldnt do any better as it was easy to cheat the band. But its a tough road too because if you ate too fast or ate just that little bit too much and didnt chew it enough you would go out for dinner and always look where the toilet was as a lot of the time you would need to have to rush there and have a spew. It wasnt nice. After 10 years with the band it was starting to give me some grief with reflux and pain as it causes adhesions. Around this time I also found out about my blocked arteries so ended up having a triple bypass and the prognosis of it was basically because I wasnt looking after my diabeties this clogged up the arteries. So after I recovered and I have to say I felt heaps better after it I needed to try to get the diabeties well under control as I had not treated that disease with enough respect. So with the dramas I was having with the band I went and saw the Dr who did the op and he said well its take it out and go back to std or after a band your only option is a gastric bypass and that is better for diabetic than a gastric sleeve. So I got the bypass done. I now sit around 105kg all the time. I eat so little food due to having such a small stomach literally what you can fit in the palm of your hand is the amount you can eat. BUT there is one big thing that makes the difference. Since that op it does something to your brain. You rarely ever feel hungry and have to remind yourself to eat something. That is another thing that sounds easy but actually it isnt. It can be a real problem but after a while you get into a routine certainly during the working week but on the weekend I eat all all strange times and its not because I am hungry its a necessity to have enough energy. My wife was also overweight and she did not want to put up with me eating very little and her eating full meals she felt bad about it. of course I told her not to be ridiculous but she decided she would have the gastric sleeve. She sits at 84kg now pretty much all the time when we were married she was nearly 120kg. When we go out for dinner we share a meal and most times that meal is not finished by quite a lot. We both usually eat at the same times and I do all the cooking anyway. Our weight is maintaned to a pretty constant level and when I look at how much we used to eat I can not believe that we actually eat so little now yet we dont lose any more weight out weight remains stable as a rock. We dont deny ourselves any food or any type it is just we cant eat a lot of it and also once you eat you really cant eat for quite some time after. Another thing is you have to decide whether your drink or eat as you cant do both. So anyone who says you took the easy way out I can tell you there are other issues that you have to deal with when you have these operations done...especially the bypass like I have had done but when I look back at it all I have not regretted it one bit. I am healthier and fitter and of course can now add another 100 litres of fuel in the plane when we both get on board. The thing that helps the most is you do not get hunger pains. A normal person trying to diet has to contend with the stomach telling your brain its hungry and this is the most difficult thing to deal with and most peoples downfall and I totally understand why as I have done both and I have so much respect for anyone who can lose the weight naturally and manage to keep it off. It is such a difficult thing. The operation makes it easier but as I said there are other issues you have to deal with and also put up with so in the overall scheme of things it is not the easy road that others claim it to be. For me its been aa great thing as I have regained control of my type 2 diabeties by bringing my HB1AC down from over 10 to under 7. and slowly getting better all the time as my pancreas has apparently started to work properly again and is slowly getting stronger. This has allowed me to now get my basic class2 medical and the DAME is very happy to sign me off with the way I have it controlled and also the heart bypasses and stress test show that all is pretty good. I now try to always make good decisions on food. I said becuofe you can literally eat anything you like which is true but the caveat is that because you dont eat much each mouthfull you put in your mouth really needs to be good quality food. Good protein and good vegetables is a must to maintain your body so you dont run out of puff during the day. So thats my story. Hope some learnt something from it and may now think differently about what it is as a mission to lose weight the hard way and keep it off. its actually a big deal to be able to do it. The way I did it is different and expensive but worked for me after 55 years of being overweight
  9. Kyle Communications

    Another NEW Savannah S on it's way in NZ

    Glad to see you are "into it again"
  10. Kyle Communications

    Another NEW Savannah S on it's way in NZ

    Looking great Bob Painting is the easy part the prep is the crappy part. A rotisseri is always the best way to paint anything large because you can get the light to reflect off what you are painting then you can see what your doing. also being able to leave the surface flat also stops the runs. The main thing is make sure you lay up a light coat first then let it tack off then another light coat and let it tack off then you can put on a reasonable coat and this should all you really need
  11. Kyle Communications

    Lower your MTOW

    Oh congrats too...its bloody difficult to do the natural way
  12. Kyle Communications

    Lower your MTOW

    My wife and I have lost around 35kg each....we can now add 100 litres of fuel to the Sav...previously with both of us in her we could only take 15 litres of fuel....so I used to fly alone...not now :)
  13. Kyle Communications

    ADS-B receivers

    I dont think I can add that to my Xtreme you must have a later EFIS I had the old image but somehow have managed to lose it so I did the latest Straux...there is a issue though with Ozrunways dropping the sim card data when the wifi from Stratux comes in you have to set the wifi manually then it works No Internet Access / OzRunways Traffic when ADS-B Receiver Connected / Troubleshooting / Knowledge Base - OzRunways Support
  14. Kyle Communications

    ADS-B receivers

    Are you using the Stratux build or a different one Tasmag
  15. Kyle Communications

    ADS-B receivers

    Isnt the contacts coming in on the Ozrunways sim connection coloured blue and the direct ones from the Stratux or similar red in colour?
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