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Old 28th Jun 2015, 09:47
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All that gear and a single radio to go with it
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Old 28th Jun 2015, 09:57
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My logbook tells me that this was taken on perhaps the 3rd of June as we crossed paths very close to where you took this photo which if I'm not mistaken was in the middle of Port Phillip Bay

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Old 28th Jun 2015, 11:13
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UL,

The iPads themselves. I don't doubt your GPS receivers or your AHRS or your setup for that matter. The iPad is not something I put a lot of faith in.
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Old 28th Jun 2015, 12:06
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yep, i know they dont have the best reliability when it comes to direct sunlight or excessive heat.
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Old 29th Jun 2015, 07:06
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More wing pictures

Heading out western NSW on the weekend. 2 perfect days to be in the air in anything that goes faster then a Cessna single.



From a few weekends back: slowing down to take pictures of the above mentioned Cessna.

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Old 29th Jun 2015, 07:15
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yep, i know they dont have the best reliability when it comes to direct sunlight or excessive heat.
UL,
Absolutely. Big difference between the Enigma, Garmin,Aspen, Dynon and the iPad. The iPad is a consumer product, aimed at sucking people in to update their iPhone, iPad, iwhatever, every two years. It is aimed to look nice. Don't worry I own two iPads an iPhone, MacBook, iMac and three iPods. In the family we have another two MacBooks another iPhone and I don't know how many iPods the kids have . So I am an iWanker. I love OzRunways and use it whenever I go flying. And I will be getting the new iPad mini when it comes out in Sep/Oct. But it is not a serious aviation piece that I would ever trust for attitude, or any other type of flying device. OzRunways is great but it semi-regularly shuts down on me and requires a restart. So I would have zero faith in that setup. I have flown behind Dynon's and never had an issue and Avidyne and Garmin 1000's and they all perform as advertised. The iPad is good at what it does (moving map, all my charts and maps,AIP, ERSA etc) but it is not designed for anything else. Spend an extra US$3000 and get the new Aspen 1000 VFR setup if you want a glass PFD. Infinitely more reliable in that environment. Mind you if you are just tootling VFR as long as I had a backup airspeed and altimeter fill your boots!

Sorry,
Just saw the Dynon in the middle as your PFD. I would never class the iPad as a PFD. So in that photo from my perspective you have one PFD, one game PFD and one moving maps of unknown reliability.

Just my two cents.

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Old 29th Jun 2015, 08:13
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yep, the third, backup, in the middle is a MGL Xtreme Efis. still a long way to go with transponder installation required.

dont forget, its strictly day VFR Only. so even if all 3 fail, we can still fly the old fashioned way by looking outside, remember flying like that? its not that hard.

though to be honest, after doing a NVFR rating in an Aspin equipped Cherokee, i have more confidence in the twin independent ipad setup.
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Old 29th Jun 2015, 23:08
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I run iPads with an iLevil AHRS. I cannot trust the iLevil unit, it does the occasional gyro wobble even to the point that it may go upside down on me for no reason, but for VFR it's great, it didn't cost a lot, has ASI, Alt, VSI, ball, compass, G meter etc. U/L, you should have contacted me about it and I would have told you all of this... don't bet your life on it if you need to, even in a bind

PS: I hope you don't have to move those 208's on float out of the hangar to get yours out! (assuming that's what they both are)
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Old 1st Jul 2015, 07:30
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I dont plan on betting my life on anything on the panel. not even the MGL.
but i do like a modern, uncluttered panel. and i like gadgets..
but hopefully, the dual independent Ilevils setup will eliminate the risks of 1 failing.
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Old 1st Jul 2015, 22:47
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They live and walk amongst us.... special people... they call them pilots.

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Old 2nd Jul 2015, 04:07
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Nah, he really wanted a (Ford badged) Patrol, but mummy would only sign off on a softroader XTrail.
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Old 2nd Jul 2015, 06:05
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He might just have ambitions to be a traveling gambling man...
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Old 2nd Jul 2015, 09:44
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The car to the left of "Maverick" is a lot more fun to drive..
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Old 2nd Jul 2015, 23:01
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The car to the left of "Maverick" is a lot more fun to drive..
That was my car I don't own that one any more unfortunately. Sold it to a young hoon a couple of years ago
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Old 12th Jul 2015, 21:46
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Melbourne to London and now London to New York

This is the link to an incredible trip happening right now, Michael flying an experimental SeaRey amphibious. Many photos and short explanations of this ballsy trip.
Travel Blog: Southern Sun: Melbourne to London, and beyond....

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Old 13th Jul 2015, 21:33
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He has now landed at Reykjavik.
I assume he will stop at Oshkosh.
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog...6110/tpod.html

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Old 28th Jul 2015, 06:49
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Photo Album From Oshkosh and Duxford 2015

It's not downunder, but some of you may like a few snaps I took in the last fortnight click on this pic to get into the album cheers
wal

T28-vt27-3 by wallycacsabre, on Flickr
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 23:57
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Very well done - you must have been very busy.

I seem to recognise Old Warden further back in the series too.

I'd love to spend a month or two in England just chasing the air show series. Not going to happen now unfortunately.
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 09:35
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Harrier, Corsair and Staggerwing. It doesn't get better than that
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 00:23
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Great photos Wally.
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