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Old 20th Dec 2008, 23:51
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Looks a bit like landing at Alton Downs
Yeah - except for the snow & ice that is!

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Old 21st Dec 2008, 00:22
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Well yeah, I was thinking of the way the strip blended into the surroundings.
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 05:13
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The C180 I used to fly in PNG 20+ years ago and in the UK in the last 5 has now arrived in NZ...and what a pretty picture she makes on the new owners farm strip. Not bad for an aeroplane approaching 53 years young
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 05:18
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Hey Chimbu, "Wontalk", She does look nice. Just guessing but is she a bit like Grandad's Axe? You know, six new handles and three new heads????
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No...she'd still be 80% original airframe wise. The right wing was rebuilt after an accident in which the right main gear was also ripped out but beyond that she is 'as restored' by one of Col Pay's engineers 25 odd years ago. That original restoration was period perfect too..when I first flew her walking up to her was like being in a 1956 time warp. Maybe 1 new head and half a handle

The ground up restoration of my pride and joy is on going.

The L/H horizontal stabiliser after demating, bead blasting, two pack etch and some new skins...its mate is also as good as new.



The guts of the vertical stab being clecoed back together after the above process. The missing three ribs were so corroded we manufactured new ones (a few hundred $ as opposed to US$800 each from Beechcraft), the leading edge skin cleaned up a treat and is now white and we also manufactured new side skins.



The engine bay after a little cleaning.



You can see the holes and cracks in the 'chin' skin.



LOTS more cleaning and some new bits



Cleaned, acid washed, alodined and the holes cut for the new supplemental louvers



Two pack etching



Ready to be painted Matterhorn white and reinstallation of engine mounts, engine/cowl flap controls and fitting/rigging of the upper cowl doors...which are similarly restored.




The engine mounts, cowl latch mounts and cowl flap control crossover tube after bead blasting.



The structural 'back bone' roof skin...as removed, note corrosion.



That came from here.



Cleaned, acid washed and alodined.



Painted and ready to go back on after prep of the underlaying structure is complete.


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Old 21st Dec 2008, 06:17
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Beautiful old aircraft! Beautiful country too.
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 06:44
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Wanderings of the Forktailed Dr Killer in 2008!

Flights: 125
Hours: 192
Distance: 28,357 nm
Instr Apps: 42
Max Alt: 16,983'
Max Speed: 234 kts

No transcontinentals this year, and only stuck my nose outside Qld once (hot date with Julia!).

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Old 21st Dec 2008, 06:47
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Devil

(hot date with Julia!).
Roberts?
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 07:52
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Hah Pinky, more likely "Creek"




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Old 21st Dec 2008, 09:43
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Question

(hot date with Julia!).
Julia Gillard?
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 11:26
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Originally Posted by bushy
What does that GPS do to the compass?
Good question, but I honestly don't know... not my GPS, not me in the aircraft...

I suppose they contain some metal (antenna, circuit board tracks, and maybe parts of the battery?) but I would hope that as it is mostly plastic, silicon and liquid crystals, it wouldn't do too much...

but I'll have to ask the guy and see if he noticed anything...
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 11:45
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on a long stage of a nav, Hay to Echuka, i was constantly about 5 miles off course at every 15 min check, i thought i had stuffed up the wind calcs, or the actual wind was much stronger, once on the ground at echuka, there was no wind at all, yet my inflight calcs suggested i had about 20 to 25 kts crosswind..
it wasnt until i departed for shepperton that i realised i had my gps on the shroud next to the compass. made a considerable difference..
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 11:54
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I have flown many hours with a Garmin III Pilot in exactly the same position as in the pic, in a variety of aircraft.

Can't say I ever noticed any effect on the compass.

That was back in the days when I only had one GPS too!

In my experience, you have to put the GPS right up close to the compass to cause any significant effect.

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Old 21st Dec 2008, 23:01
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I'll raise ya one, Forkie.
2008.
Distance Flown: 84000nm
Hours Flown: 750 hours.
Max Speed: 183kts (scooting SE along the eastern side of a trough last month).

Merry Christmas.
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Old 21st Dec 2008, 23:52
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Good one Cracker! You took the bait nicely!

Dr

PS: ..... and ya fly like a demented ant!
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 00:05
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not sure what ya been up to in South Oz, but that looks like a rather large search pattern and area!
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 00:12
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UL,
Annual SA Roo Survey.

The Simpson grid is for camels.

Forkie, rather clever pun for those in the know.

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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 00:30
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Forkie, rather clever pun for those in the know.
I am not sure even he intended to be that clever

I see a lunch date featured on your map there 185......probably coincided with one on the Dr's if we could zoom in enough!

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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 05:31
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Jaba,
Any photos from the Cherrebah weekend?
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Old 22nd Dec 2008, 12:17
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Well then.............. we had one of these!


And this bloke.........


And we did some quading, Beachie and Jaba were not happy with the lack of performance so next bash is going to have more HP and brakes involved.......


And BeachKing found a good rock for his garden.........Would look good in Charleville!


Not any C185s I noticed........ always next time!
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