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Old 25th Apr 2007, 10:37
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I don't do ties

(well I do, but not when its 38C, plus i usually look like a trussed up chicken )
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Old 25th Apr 2007, 12:41
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pilot HTR

Good Comrade,
CJ6a,
Strong like OX,
Smart like tractor.

Cheers
Solo CMV.
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Old 26th Apr 2007, 00:39
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H1 - I hope that's not what you tell the CP!

Ties are, after all, an O H & S nightmare:

'Choke Hazard'
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Old 26th Apr 2007, 03:51
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Haughtney1 in reply to your post number 907.
The pictures are taken from Marble Hill, so the river is the Thames, the airport is Thiefrow!
If I'm right then mine is a pint of London Pride from the White Swan.

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Old 28th Apr 2007, 11:12
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Brings back bad memories.... Bank running rice rockets on the ground at chicago midway
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Old 28th Apr 2007, 15:20
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Back to Oz for a moment, can anyone pick this mine camp/air strip?
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Old 28th Apr 2007, 15:39
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Yandi? doesn't look to familiar....... from that angle anyway.
maybe Nifty? Jeez, you found one that stuck me.
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Old 28th Apr 2007, 17:50
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Capt Chambo, well done! do you want prawn cocktail crisps as well?


A couple more from southern Spain


Plus a fellow company machine....
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Old 28th Apr 2007, 23:36
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I'll give you a clue Wiz, somewhere in the NT. Boots have to be hung up on hooks outside your room to stop the dingos taking off with them. I found out the hard way.
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Old 28th Apr 2007, 23:58
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Hi,

For those that have flown (or fly) the MU-2.....could someone tell me what was the problems are with that aircraft? I head so many negative comments about it regarding handling and performance. I am just curious what in particular they are

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Old 28th Apr 2007, 23:59
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Long shot, but it's not The Granites is it??
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 00:18
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It's not the Granites, looks suspiciously like Tanami Gold Mine to me.
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 00:37
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Tanami, up on the hill with the pit to the left (out) of shot at RWY end
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 00:37
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yeah, I was going to run with Tanami as well. Certainly isn't Granites.
you must be standing on the old rehabed waste dump behind the camp?.
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 01:04
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Never flown a MU2, but it is an aeroplane that has always appealled to me - like the rest of its mates in the "bad boy" class of aeroplanes - V-tail Bonanza, Aerostar, and Lear 23.

My understanding is that the MU2 is different.

1) roll control is by spoilers rather than ailerons. This makes it inherently different to handle in a engine out situation.

2) the fuel system is different (complex ?) - don't know the story.

3) there has been a question mark over the effects of icing on the aeroplane.

I seem to recall one was lost a good few years ago on a ferry flight from the USA to Oz, by an experienced pilot. I think one was lost in WA in the hands of an equally experienced pilot.

There is an article on them here:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/gener...s/mu2_0206.xml

Those who like them say it is a training issue.

I recall when I went to NZ 20 years ago a 2nd level RPT operator was using them. Highly experienced pilots. Don't recall them having any problems.

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Old 29th Apr 2007, 01:09
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I recall when I went to NZ 20 years ago a 2nd level RPT operator was using them. Highly experienced pilots. Don't recall them having any problems.
Thats cos the pilots were Kiwis
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 01:11
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Island adventures

Post #855 by belowMDA got the location/country right and I took this pic on one of the outer islands during a starter change on #2. Marakei atoll is the location.
[IMG][/IMG]

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Old 29th Apr 2007, 06:31
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LCC, Max and Wiz....spot on, also known as Groundrush I believe. Not sure if its operational at present, photo was taken about 3 years ago. And Wiz, that was one of the more difficult waste dumps I've scaled.

Rabbit, lack of tail stand aside, is that nose on the trilander a little longer than the standard variety?
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 06:34
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TQ...still in operation today with regular flights
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 06:44
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The hiroshima screamer is a nice a/c to fly.. It is far from your average turbine twin.. and should not be operated like one!
It does have a bad wrap. However with sufficient training and a thorough understanding of the systems and limitations it can be operated safely. Plenty of them flying the skies each night in the USA..

Doesnt much like ice.. Nothing Does!
Autopilot is not as simple as one would wish..
The inflight breakups are often attributed to overspeeding the a/c. It has a very clean wing and will exceed VNE with little effort!
There are putloads of articles online about the mu2. The one FTD posted should answer all you questions
Is there any left in OZ???????????????
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