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Old 5th Jan 2008, 04:40
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If only Gossy, in his great wisdom, hadn't caved in to the greenies but rather gone ahead and built the Wolfendene Dam - the water crisis in the SE would soon be a fading memory!

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PS: Jaba - U making airborne posts? Didn't think the Jabawocky had that level of technology!

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 09:41
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Jabawocky is quite advanced you know

Also went for a bike ride too.....







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Old 5th Jan 2008, 09:50
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Jaba, apparently global warming is to blame for the flood at your brother's back door... oops, sorry, wrong thread.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 09:55
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GSX-R 750?

Jaba, if you have done an advanced open water diving course then you and I have exactly the same hobbies! I used to ride a very fast GSX-R 750 with tuned race pipes and suspension kits. It even featured in Two Wheels while the previous owner had it. Bloody beautiful machine, great looker and a stunning performer. Ahhh, I miss it now Jaba!

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 09:57
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Jabawocky, How the hell do you fly that thing?!

Jabawocky is quite advanced you know

Also went for a bike ride too.....








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Old 5th Jan 2008, 09:58
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Jaba wheres that strip?
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 10:04
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Don't you worry Pyro, those things fly alright.

A bloke who looks like me, talks like me, thinks like me etc., had his up to 245 clicks one time a few years ago.

A very silly thing to do I might ad.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 10:06
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If it is OK with you Jaba, I'll take the Banana in the background. My wrists get too sore riding those L models. Oooooooh its fun under power but mannoman hit the picks and you is pushing on your arms to stop that feeling of a light bum.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 10:20
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MCKES

Its the bit that looks like a cricket pitch!!!

Would these help you.........



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Old 5th Jan 2008, 10:39
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Any other clues. There isn't another strip that comes in like a v ?
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There isn't another strip that comes in like a v ?
What THE??????

There is a strip and a taxi way........whats ya problem!

not that I have landed on it! Takes more skill than I have.....and a STOL a/c
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 14:00
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One end has a powerline so that cuts the length by about 200m? It only looks 200m long anyway. Trees right beside the strip tend to create gobs of shear. And what looks like a small dam in the overrun in the only direction of takeoff. Only aeroplane I have seen that would ever be able to operate out of a strip like that would be a Slepcev Storch.
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Hmm...some pink blouses on here tonight...I'd take a Helio Courier in there just for fun.
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in these situations, VTOL becomes extremely useful

V22 Osprey anyone? (If it is small enough to fit on that runway :P)
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 21:52
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Jaba, would that strip be up near Palmwoods on the Sunshine COast? Owner got a 180?
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 21:56
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A Super Cub would handle it without any problems
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ABX....flies all right, far faster than this boy is skilled for! Its just for fun and sedate fun at that. Give me a Porsche GT3.....I will wring its neck, but not a bike!

Ozbusdriver The Kat in the background is a sacred bike, my brother restored it and would gladlt give up the Mrs and kids and house but never the Katana 1100.

As for the strip... I will not disclose where or who owns it(not Sunny Coast), only one or two PPRUNER's will even know it exists, but its a one way deal, in and out over the puddle. Trees and shear I hear you say.....the more the better, with a tail wind on approach you can use that to your advantage, and its direction suits that with the local breeze. Length is about 190m so a good guess. Owners a/c gets off the ground in less than 100m anyway and stops in 100m.

Chuck.....Reckon you could get your beloved Twotter in there

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It's a strip designed to keep the undesirables out.
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Understand your brother, Jab! 'tis a long time since I slung a leg over a Katana. In its day it was THE bike! I desecrated one, turned it into a dragbike I was young and stupid and they were cheap bikes with a killer motor. If only

Can you tell us what type uses that strip?
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OBD......one of these Rotax powered Savanah things.......

Had a go at them and they are a bloody amazing machine to fly........not real fast 80-90 knots but geeez they fly well

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