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Old 14th Nov 2007, 07:47
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no clutch starts or run ups etc......its a regular thing, and even though my camera makes it look idle, they were both running no probs.....no APU problems either.

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Old 14th Nov 2007, 09:47
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Taxi power problem maybe Jabba

Is that tarmac fairly tight for parking, as you need 23m for taxi power in a turbine.

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Old 14th Nov 2007, 09:58
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I suspect you are half way right....the taxi power maybe......but why there.......when it arrives it unloads at the terminal

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Old 15th Nov 2007, 08:09
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Where?

Here are some pretty easy ones

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Old 15th Nov 2007, 10:55
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Both in Mt Isa. The first one is just outside the AA building (old ****** hangar), with the QWest Hangar in view. Looks like VH-LSB in the foreground, VH-WGF's tail, and that Cherokee that seems to have been sitting there for quite some time.

The second one is either VH-LSB, or VH-EZN. Can't quite see the colours properly.

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Old 15th Nov 2007, 12:51
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Nice pictures HC!
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Prospector found this photo of BGN


This image looks like it was taken from a newspaper. It wasn't, it's merely a very small,grainy, washed out neg. It was owned by Vanair Ltd of Hastings. It crashed following an engine failure in April 1955 in the Putorino area, after only five months service.

Heres one that will make yer eyes water

We both probably knew the lovely fella that perished in her when it was a turbo Fletcher (the first)
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A Fletcher in the blue and grey livery of Roberston Air Service at Christchurch in 1955.
This aircraft was converted to have a Garrett TPE331 turboprop engine of some 530 hp installed in 1967, making it a FU-24-1160 (which actually gave it a new c/n of 2001).
It was written off in an accident in 1968


http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZBA/NZCivBA.html

Wait!...theres more!

Old WAC ZK-BBV pranged in a hedge at Ohaupo after running out of gas.The pilot a shearer bloke, went on to Rural I think it was and died in a C180 topdressing.

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Old 16th Nov 2007, 01:23
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The second one is either VH-LSB, or VH-EZN. Can't quite see the colours properly
My money is on EZN. I can't quite remember but I think Ernie's machine had a white roof?

Nice pics HC, very nice.
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Tinpis,
Yes I certainly remember Bob Scott, was a bit envious of him getting that machine with all those horses, was never explained to everyones satisfaction what actually caused that prang.

The DH82 BBV, had many happy hours aerobatting that machine, and simulated topdressing runs among the cumulus clouds, very forgiving they were if you stuffed up, plus gave a bit of I/F time!!
 
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Con Clarkin used to give it a few wring outs as well .....**** long time ago isnt it ?
Do you remember the shearer ? always had flash cars?

Also the collection of broken Fletchers stuck behind the hangar near the pile of empty beer bottles from the Love Shack ?

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The Love Shack, nearly blew it away after a night at the Aero Club, came home after a few two many, put a can of peas in the oven, just have a rest for few minutes till they heat up, woke up to a god awful bang, mashed peas and oven trays all over the deckhead, walls, and you would remember Ian Forbes, he was camped in the shack too, never ever settled who put the can in the oven without punching a couple of holes in it first.

Cannot recall the shearer fellow, But Con Clarkin certainly remember, were you involved when he came into the Ohaupo pub dressed as a Catholic priest collecting for some charity? was going well until someone recognised him.
 
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Ok, what and where?

(Local you are EXEMPT) - Let someone else have a go!

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What and where? (Again locals are exempt from this one)

Jabawocky - keep it in your pants!

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Old 19th Nov 2007, 05:21
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RV7a & RV10?

No idea on the location though...
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Old 19th Nov 2007, 05:30
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Gosh the top one is a pretty lil plane is that made proper of tin not plastic?
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As for the what, my guess is a Robin (or now Alpha) 2160 (the aerobatic one).

As for the where......no idea!
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First one is an Alpha 160A 2nd is a Vans RV-10. No Idea where.
Is that 160 a kiwi new build or a french one ?
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Both at Moorabbin. The Alpha is a NZ build, came over last week with NZ rego. Is first of 3 at Royal Vic Aero Club. RV10 was at Moorabbin from Yarrawonga Aircraft Maintenance facility.
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Last time I saw that Alpha it was registered ZKZXY, and departed NZHN for Norfolk/Lord Howe...I was working in the tower when he departed...watched him on SKYLINE all the way up the west coast past AA, & he finally faded from radar cover approaching 90 Mile Beach. He had a few hours to go b4 he could stretch the legs on dry ground again!!
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You are absolutely spot on! 6'ish hours was the longest leg, with ferry tank fitted. Mind you though, 160hp at 120 knots @ $200k for 2 seats is not my kind of flying! If I was into Aero's... maybe.
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