Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions
Reload this Page >

The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk I

The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions The place for students, instructors and charter guys in Oz, NZ and the rest of Oceania.

The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk I

Old 23rd Jul 2009, 23:38
  #5321 (permalink)  

Grandpa Aerotart
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SWP
Posts: 4,583
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Gee...you're no fun
Chimbu chuckles is offline  
Old 23rd Jul 2009, 23:56
  #5322 (permalink)  
prospector
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I would think, looking at the scene, the run along the beach would be closer to 700 to 800ft, the Altimeter reads in thousands of feet, in my opinion.

The breakers would be a lot closer if that was in fact a reading of 100ft.
 
Old 23rd Jul 2009, 23:59
  #5323 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Posts: 3,051
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

that would be this little toy, i have never had the chance to fly it, but i would imagine its more fun than my Vampire, im pretty sure its based at Jaspers Brush, if you pop in there, you might be able to talk yourself into a flight!


oh, and

When did flying at 100ft'ish along the beach become legal in the Sydney basin / NSW? RAAus must be useless and never take any action if you are prepared to post such a pic in here and disappointing that you are also an RAAus instructor. If that was a CASA registered aircraft you'd be up for 50 demerit points and $5,500 in fines and don't try and tell me that was on Fraser Island or similar!
if you look closely enough, you will see its a single needle altimeter, only reads to 10,000 ft, so yes, its at 750 ft. not below 100.
Ultralights is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 00:10
  #5324 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Under a wing
Age: 61
Posts: 728
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Vh-xxx, that old piece of advice about thinking twice before clicking "send", might be appropriate here.
185skywagon is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 00:17
  #5325 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sunny NQ
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts


My first image post, Just making sure that I've done it right...

Ok, It worked.. Where?

Last edited by benharris10; 24th Jul 2009 at 00:33.
benharris10 is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 00:28
  #5326 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mel-burn
Posts: 4,875
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Can't anyone have some fun? There is quite clearly a stick missing from the Altimiter! You'd think that altimiter came from Spitfire vintage! Surely someone fell for that except that you lot replied within a few minutes.
VH-XXX is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 02:30
  #5327 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Under a wing
Age: 61
Posts: 728
Received 1 Like on 1 Post

XXX, this was taken at 250' on roo survey. Notice the greater definition of the dunes etc.
If someone else hasn't said it, there are quite alot of ultralight aircraft with single pointer altimeters.

cheers.
185skywagon is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 02:41
  #5328 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Posts: 3,051
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
not to mention single needle Altimeters are a hell of a lot cheaper than the standard twin needle alts. and in an aircraft that is not transponder equipped, or legally able to fly above 10K, why waste the money.
Ultralights is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 03:21
  #5329 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mel-burn
Posts: 4,875
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh My God 185Skywagon, I can't believe you're flying along a beach at 250 ft, whilst I am giving them out today, 50 demerit points for you too!
VH-XXX is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 03:25
  #5330 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Under a wing
Age: 61
Posts: 728
Received 1 Like on 1 Post

Legal too, amazingly.
185skywagon is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 04:41
  #5331 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: turn L @ Taupo, just past the Niagra Falls...
Posts: 596
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wish I still had some of the old pix from Masons Bay, Spit Island, Doughboy Bay or Big Bay as shot from a BN-2 on many, many flights whilst doing LOW LEVEL beach inspections prior to landing on commercial ops -entirely legally. Just because you see a pic shot from an aircraft LL on a beach doesn't mean that the flight was operating even slightly illegally. When you are doing a proper beach inspection, it is necessary to get pretty much 'right down in the weeds' if you are to have any hope of seeing things that could potentially take the shine off your whole day -if you haven't already looked for them, found them and sorted out an appropriate method of handling them.

Just a glance at the original photo was enough for me to see it was well over the 100' your post suggested VH-XXX -I had to scroll back up again for a look at the altimeter! Grinding a wee axe from a few threads ago are we???
RadioSaigon is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 05:51
  #5332 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: in the classroom of life
Age: 55
Posts: 6,864
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
185 ..... 250 feet???? what on earth would you know about aviating above that height anyway!

You would get a nose bleed............

And yes all 100% Legal I know!
Jabawocky is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 06:03
  #5333 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mel-burn
Posts: 4,875
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No axes to grind here Mr RadioHoChiMinh!

185 - as my boss sometimes says to me "only the guilty justify"

This is supposed to be a fun thread!

I post under the assumption that if it's not a legal activity, I wouldn't post a picture of myself doing it and I would assume that everyone else would do the same unless you want a knock on the door or a phone call from the forces of evil.

Sorry, it seems to have been a long week for certain Pruners.

Last edited by VH-XXX; 24th Jul 2009 at 06:42.
VH-XXX is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 06:08
  #5334 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: turn L @ Taupo, just past the Niagra Falls...
Posts: 596
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by VH-XXX
No axes to grind here...
whatever...
RadioSaigon is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 06:55
  #5335 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: FNQ ... It's Permanent!
Posts: 4,289
Received 167 Likes on 85 Posts
Actually, I think 700' in an ultralight is way too far off the ground....
Capt Fathom is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 07:19
  #5336 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Under a wing
Age: 61
Posts: 728
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
xxx,
not gulity your honour...... does that sound like a protest
185skywagon is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 08:17
  #5337 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: in the classroom of life
Age: 55
Posts: 6,864
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Ok an easy one and a hard one......and I am hoping others know the answer to the hard one because I need reminding



Jabawocky is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 11:25
  #5338 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Age: 74
Posts: 1,384
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
jaba
I see you built the 10 in 8 months, wow, looks great! I take it you were working on it full time. Bloody hell, would you like to help me finish the 7? I've been going for 4 years.
Arnold E is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 11:29
  #5339 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: in the classroom of life
Age: 55
Posts: 6,864
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Two of us and some help from a guy who knows how to build RV's, so you do not do a job 14 times to get it right!

With 3 serious folk you could build 2 of them in 8 months.

It is fair to say no spare time outside of work for a long while! Many nights after work.

This was not a classic "cheque book build". Proves what you can do if you want to.

J
Jabawocky is offline  
Old 24th Jul 2009, 11:42
  #5340 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Age: 74
Posts: 1,384
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Yeah know what you mean, I've done plenty of jobs "14" times. Good job, love to go for a ride some time.
Arnold E is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.