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Old 19th May 2010, 11:45
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You must have a bloody good boroscope

Cessna T37, Rockwell, Mooney - no idea where.

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Old 19th May 2010, 11:51
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A Cessna Dragonfly, Rockwell Commander, Mooney x 2 (but very different vintages) and a FTDK it is.

A couple of clues about where: The white cylinder with the solar panel on top, in the centre background, is a railway point. The green building in front of the tree has doors marked ĎVH-GUYí and ĎVH-GALí.

BTW, the sign in the second photo is long way from the site of the first photo.
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Old 19th May 2010, 11:56
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Clinton, is it Cook on the Nullarbor?
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Old 19th May 2010, 11:59
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The site of the aircraft pic is on the Nullabor, but it isnít at Cook

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Do I get a Lollipop for get the types right first?
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Old 19th May 2010, 12:03
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I'm guessing Forrest, only because I know of a Dragonfly that was planned to stop off there enroute to/from Perth.
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Old 19th May 2010, 12:11
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Plow King has a more meritorious claim to the Lollipop, Jabs. Itís Forrest, on the way to this yearís Red Bull (at which the Dragonfly did a display).

Note to all ppruners: If you havenít been to Forrest, go there now.

I'm surprised the second photo has survived this long, unlocated.
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Old 19th May 2010, 12:16
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Clinton, I'll go for double or nothing and try William Creek, or at least some other sh!thole on the Oodnadatta track that no-one would want to live at
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Old 19th May 2010, 12:18
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2 lollipops and a kewpie doll for PK! The second photo was taken at WMC, on our (meandering flight) to Perth via, inter alia, Forrest.
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Old 19th May 2010, 12:28
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So whereís this? (Iím asking only because the shot was taken 2 Red Bull trips ago and Iím jiggered if I can remember where it was taken.)

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No idea but not a C210 in sight
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Note to all ppruners: If you havenít been to Forrest, go there now.
Why is that?......Do you own shares in it?

Will it still be there for next years Red Bull, coz the retard vehicle and its sisters might be doing another trans Oz trip!
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Old 19th May 2010, 13:59
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What is utterly amazing about that C210 is that all the ARC **** in the stack and the 400A autopilot is still working
ARC **** indeed. I like to use the word 'Sperry' when refering to the radio stack in the 210. It sounds a bit more substantial, something with a superiour air of quality about it than that 'fcuken old ARC ****'.
To give credit where it's due though, the 400 series radios that generally came as standard in the 210's in 81/82 and onwards were actually a reasonable package back in their day, certainly a step up from the 300 series.
We planned to fill the stack with some Garmin goodies, but the older 400 stuff works well and sounds crystal clear, so we'll leave them right where they are for the time being.
The 400B (not an 'A', they were rubbish) still does a pretty good job of driving the 210 when the pilot wants a rest. It's very realiable and seems well matched to the 210 airframe. You'll quite often see a new stack of bells, whistles and glass spread across the panel of some 210's with the 400B A/P hiding, rather self conscientiously, at the bottom of the stack.
It mightn't have some of the features of the later A/P's, but it still does a very competent job of pointing the 210 where it needs to go.

I think if Cessna had built the C210 with the build quality and handling of the Bonanza it would still be in production and maybe the Bo wouldn't
I reckon the build quality on the 210's is actually pretty good. Maybe not quite as aesthetically pleasing as the Bonanza (lot's of wrinkles in the skins for example on the 210), but Ok none the less.
Cessna claims they couldn't build the 210 and then get it to the market at a price that customers felt comfortable with. The parts count in a 210 is around 30% higher than the 206, so maybe there's some truth in that.
The retrac gear was also a negative against it's re-introduction. Insurance premiums to high as opposed to the fxed gear Cirrus, the new kid on the block at the time. Funny thing is, the Cirrus accident/fatally rate is right up there along side the 210 and for awhile was higher. Anyway Cessna knocked it on the head and that's that.
They announced with great fanfare the new 'NGP' at Oshkosh a few year's back and everyone said 'It better go as well as a 210'. Well it didn't and as yet, still hasn't seen the light of day. The 210 was to hard an act to follow.
Apologies for hijacking a picture show forum to waffle on about 210's. A couple more pics from the trip up north and then I'll go.



More inland lakes south of YBDV.



Some of the crew at YTIB. There were four aircraft in company on the trip. The others were a couple of 172's. The pilots felt it was a bit below their station in life to been seen out and about in such a lowly performing aircraft and are, rather cowardly, hiding on the other side of the camera. They would only make a run for the 172's when they thought noone was looking.



Cooper creek again. Someone here might be able to tell us how much water will flow into Lake Eyre and when. GB.

....nearly forgot. Bentleg I wouldn't be stoopid, dum, sily enough to poste the same picha on hear twice. So they're. Oh yeh, it was Cable Beech two.
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Old 20th May 2010, 02:46
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Clinton, have not been there for years but that looks like Swan Hill.
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Old 20th May 2010, 04:42
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That's probably it: SWH. Dropped in on the way back. Nice spot and a very friendly flying club as I recall. Thanks BSB.

PS: Jabba, I have no direct or indirect pecuniary or other interest in Forrest. It's just one of those places that is steeped in aviation history and reminds you of how versatile light aircraft are.
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Thats good to hear.....I thought for a minute you were suggesting it was about to be closed down......rush in before its gone kind of thing.

Would make an ideal housing estate.....
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Just a quick question.
Have any of you ever flown over Huskisson, NSW?

I lived there eons ago when my father was stationed at HMAS Albatross and many Brit familes lived in the village.

I would love to see what the place looks like now if any of you have any pis.

Thanks
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tipsy2 & Trojan

Perusing this thread recently, and found the helibox drop & AD photos. Good stuff. But the frightening bit is that it's on page 1 7 6

Good stuff.
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Old 21st May 2010, 02:53
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Now that is a coincidence.
I spent a few months with 40 AD Platoon at Wallgrove before I was banished to AMTDU.
And of course 176 still continues to this day.

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