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Old 9th Jun 2010, 02:43
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Are you sure that's cheaper than buying a new one...?!
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Old 9th Jun 2010, 03:56
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Absolutely. Just the GST payable on a new or near new Bonanza would come close to what I have spent over the last 3 years.

Its not cheaper than buying another Bonanza of similar vintage and just hoping its not suffering similar corrosion issues - but that would be just stupid. Maybe if I was facing the same decision today as I was 3 years ago, and with the hindsight of the GFC, I might decide differently but that is not the way life works.

And this is more fun.

Some examples of mates aeroplanes that have had restorations EVERY BIT as extensive as EZU is getting.









ALL could have gone out and bought the same type of aeroplane for less money than they spent restoring their aircraft - but they would not have ended up with better examples of said aircraft.

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Old 9th Jun 2010, 04:56
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Just kidding mate! It DOES look like fun and has the added advantage that you will know exactly what state the machine and its parts are in! It will have the personal touch and attatchment that entails. It would be heartless to sell it...

I would say an F33C Bonanza I used to fly was probably one of the finest 'pilots aeroplane' I ever flew.

Those other restored aircraft look first class!
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Old 9th Jun 2010, 06:36
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I would say an F33C Bonanza I used to fly was probably one of the finest 'pilots aeroplane' I ever flew
Capt, I guess you have never flown the V35B then, huh?

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Old 9th Jun 2010, 07:34
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Actually no, only the V35A! It was nice too but my personal preference was for the F33C out of the two.

However I'm not sure if I should have said that with you around...
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Old 9th Jun 2010, 08:57
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It was nice too but my personal preference was for the F33C out of the two
Ok, so I guess you are one of those aerobatical types! That's a trick the V35B doesn't do - well, not legally anyway!

Apart from that I don't think you can tell them apart unless you look back at the tail.

Of course we know the V35B is just more sexy!

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Old 10th Jun 2010, 05:59
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PPL just before my Birthday and a new Lens as a treat,

I'm loving this thread so keep em coming.















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Old 14th Jun 2010, 11:04
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Is GA dead?

Is GA dead in Australia?

Not if the last couple of minutes of this video is anything to go by!



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Old 14th Jun 2010, 12:02
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It's like trying to find a park at woolies!
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Old 14th Jun 2010, 12:06
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FTDK, is there something wrong with the rudder in yer aircraft ? watching the first minute of your vid made me feel a little queasy with all that left right left movement...



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Old 14th Jun 2010, 12:22
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FTDK, is there something wrong with the rudder in yer aircraft ?
Yes, it fell off!

I had to bend the horizontal stabs up so that I could control the thing!

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Old 14th Jun 2010, 13:14
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Seems he should have put a Vert stab and rudder back on.

YTEM RWY05 with all the lighter a/c using 09 due to a 15+ knot wind from the ESE

Retard Vehicle seemed to cope all right despite the pilot flying!

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Old 14th Jun 2010, 22:55
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Walk the line at CS and you will be saddened at how many of those aircraft the DR went past are in disrepair. But there are a few highlights at the other end of the scale.
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Old 14th Jun 2010, 23:02
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'Is GA dead in Australia?

Not if the last couple of minutes of this video is anything to go by!'

Lot of aircraft not in the air there...

A couple of hundred metres south of that 'car park' you would have filmed a large container housing the remnants of a GA institution and some once familiar aircraft being prepared to leave Cairns for good.

GA as we know it is dying.
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Old 14th Jun 2010, 23:27
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G.A. is changing.
Who charters a six seat VFR Baron these days? Even an IFR one?
G.A. is now Fly Yourself in a 120 knot glass cockpit Jabiru for a crosscountry flight, or a Savanna running on car motorspirit for flights around the 'Patch' on RAA registration.
Niche operations in larger aircraft are few and far between.
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Old 14th Jun 2010, 23:55
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Yeah... ah dunno who's bright idea it were to allow RAA... all its done is give the Hoi polloi wings....






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Old 15th Jun 2010, 02:35
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Originally Posted by Jabawocky
Seems he should have put a Vert stab and rudder back on.

YTEM RWY05 with all the lighter a/c using 09 due to a 15+ knot wind from the ESE

Retard Vehicle seemed to cope all right despite the pilot flying!

Jaba, your GPS antenna(?) is so excited at being on an RV, it's jumping for joy!
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 03:29
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That isn't a GPS aerial its a little fairing - covers the 'piano hinge' wires that hold the cowling in place - you remove the fairing and then pull the wires to remove the upper cowl.
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 03:31
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Well spotted Andy RR

Its a patented device that looks remarkably like a Garmin GPS antenna.......but its not!

Its a cover for the cowl pins that would otherwise poke up in the air and move around, or be removed easily by folk with fiddly fingers!

I have just compared that video with others and it seems at takeoff power it does vibrate around a little. Cruise and less power its not moving at all.

Its just excited to see you!
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 07:17
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Aub, who hangars his home brewed RV-6a in with my Bird, has those piano hinge wires on his cowl too, only they insert from the front. When I first saw him putting them back in, it reminded me of an A.I. Techy - but he was approaching the subject from the opposite end..
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