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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 10:57
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Sorry - try now!

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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 11:01
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Fixed now, watched it.

Nice video, but I can't tell where you were. Couldn't hear anything over the squeaking once you touched down!
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 11:22
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Think you need to oil that mouse forkie!

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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 12:45
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Cessna had a backup plan just in case the 172 flopped. It was the 170C and it sported the square tail of the 172. They built four in 1956 before the 170C was swamped by 172 sales. The above photo pretty much depicts a 170C as it would've looked.
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 18:31
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Think the yaw damper needs oil too, was that loaded aft.
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 19:46
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O.K. I'll bite..
Looks like Queensland - west of the Divide - in the cattle heartland with regrowth on the pulled bits. Bit dry - but then a lot of places are, -before the Summer storms. Nice hard strip for when it does rain, grass nicely mowed (but then it doesn't need cutting often yet), didn't see the sock, but whoever looks after the strip probably made sure it had a good white one (the cones have survived the slasher after all). Your GPS's would get a workout to find it when the storms are around, but at least the hills are a fair way away. Don't recognise it, so haven't been there..

O.K. looked at it again, and saw the sock..

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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 20:31
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That v-tail does yaw a bit doc. I guess you're used to it!

I was getting a bit wousey towards the end of that video!
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 21:23
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That v-tail does yaw a bit doc. I guess you're used to it!
I was getting a bit wousey towards the end of that video!
Yes Capt, it is not nearly so noticeable from the pilot's seat, except in really rough air. The camera was mounted just above the panel and appears to exaggerate the slight fish-tail that is a characteristic of the breed. Would be interesting to mount a camera in the same position in a "Piper"-tail Bonanza or a Baron - both of which fish-tail, though someone less than the V-tail.

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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 22:08
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OK, this one will test out who gets around a bit!

Where is?
Is it in the Gem Fields near Fork Lagoons maybe?
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 01:01
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Looks a bit like Wollogorang to me, but it's a long time since I was there last.

Don't get out as much as I'd like to.
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Is it in the Gem Fields near Fork Lagoons maybe?
Thought you were jerk'in my chain, but no - its not in the Gem Fields.

Looks a bit like Wollogorang to me, but it's a long time since I was there last.
Haven't been to Wollogorang, but sorry no - its in Qld.

Be interesting to hear from Skywagon185 - there's a good chance that he has dropped baits out of this strip.

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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 02:33
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Thats St Lawrence, Central QLD.

Landing to the east, ranges west, highway east, parking area north near the windsock.

Old pilot, first post after years of snooping around, hehe
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Thats St Lawrence, Central QLD.
Landing to the east, ranges west, highway east, parking area north near the windsock.
Old pilot, first post after years of snooping around, hehe
Well there you go!

There's always one, isn't there.

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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 07:22
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One of my favorite aircraft was the Rockwell 114. Very short and lots of power, now that thing used to "fishtail" but you did get used to it and after a while, actually got to like it. I did all of my cpl nav's in the Rockwell coz it was so much fun
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 08:58
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Yes, and to think I grew up not far west of there - pre-licence, - AND used to fly past it via Charon Point from Rocky to Mackay with the papers off the Electra Freighter in one of Don Millroys Cherokee 6's.. The main highway went up inland then. Never landed, or saw it from FTDK's circuit height on a clear day tho.. should almost be able to see Marble Island from there..
- 'West of the Divide',..I apologise..
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Name the town

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Old 25th Dec 2009, 19:41
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Darwhine? No? Is that not you hiding behind the aviators and ba fake mo?

If you have been wondering about the 206 training ads from Google Ads...







Doing this sort of thing:



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Old 25th Dec 2009, 21:58
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Can't remember the name of the town, but from memory the aircraft is a Feiseler (sp?) Storch.

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Old 25th Dec 2009, 22:24
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The aircraft is an early model Maule!


PS.. Covington, Georgia, according to the Maule website!

Cannonball Run!
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Old 25th Dec 2009, 23:58
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One for the old hands - 200 series Twin Otter - in this case DQ-FDK



Of the mechanical checklists used - personally prefer the old Saf-Go flipup/flipdown ones to the roller blind ones for single pilot ops. Could get more on a roller blind, but you pretty well needed a co-pilot along just to read it so you didn't miss things if you relied on it. Not many memory items in a Twotter, and most times now with two pilots, each has a double sided laminated card one in their side pocket. (They also make handy clip-on sunshades if you have the rail inside the screen).
The old Saf-Go were handy in a Baron though to not forget some things.. See in the latest Aviation Trader that APNG are looking for some of the old ones.

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