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12th May 2018, 11:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,802
Posted By displaced gangster

Common rail injection with electronic ECU's are...

Common rail injection with electronic ECU's are now standard on almost all current road vehicles, reliability is outstanding. Redundancy utilising a reduced performance "limp home mode" would easily...
3rd Jan 2015, 21:57
Replies: 152
Views: 21,738
Posted By displaced gangster


And on the other side of the coin we have our favourite aunty, the Labor/Green partisan production company, the ABC.

The difference is a consumer can decide to spend and buy the Australian, the...
22nd Sep 2014, 22:40
Replies: 20
Views: 4,836
Posted By displaced gangster

T VASIS/PAPI erroneous indications.

Additional indication errors can be caused by a light coating of dust on PAPI lights, tends to blur the white and red to a pink. (bauxite mining sites in particular)
Also if smoke/fire and...
20th Jun 2014, 13:14
Replies: 29
Views: 9,215
Posted By displaced gangster

Oil consumption

"Is there evidence that supports the implied assertion in this report that low rpm / high mp will reduce oil consumption versus high rpm / low mp?"

Low rpm/high mp increases radial tension...
15th Dec 2013, 05:54
Replies: 39
Views: 6,163
Posted By displaced gangster

Park brake use.

"Leaving a park brake for any length of time pressurises the brake system, is hard on seals and is unreliable. I find it hard to believe any experienced pilot could advocate it"

Don't agree with...
7th Jun 2013, 00:13
Replies: 24
Views: 10,841
Posted By displaced gangster

U206G with belly pod

Would agree with some of the comments about the increase in versatility, vastly outweighing the performance loss. Also enhances consistently correct CoG loading.
I haven't met an operator or pilot...
1st May 2013, 23:16
Replies: 56
Views: 10,193
Posted By displaced gangster

"Bring on Labor Mk 2." Hopefully at least 12...

"Bring on Labor Mk 2."

Hopefully at least 12 years/4 terms away and I won't be a taxpayer!:D
25th Apr 2013, 04:49
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By displaced gangster

High wing verses low wing.

"I've done the red centre in all 3 types, and didn't notice a difference between the 172 or archer in terms of comfort/hydration/sunburn."

With respect,Low wing singles might be OK in the...
2nd Feb 2013, 13:57
Replies: 55
Views: 9,690
Posted By displaced gangster

C310R fuel system.

C310R still is my favorite piston twin.
The fuel system, once you understood it's quirks is fine, the auxiliary tanks (bladders) use...
11th Jan 2013, 05:36
Replies: 198
Views: 43,474
Posted By displaced gangster


I am looking at staff travel on QF008 DFW-BNE over the next week, the projected seat available figures indicate approximately 70 spare seats most days.

I suspect this flight is capped at around...
2nd Nov 2012, 03:52
Replies: 47
Views: 9,065
Posted By displaced gangster


Manbullo was built in the early forties as a maintenance base for B24 Liberator bombers, after VJ Day, Manbullo along with numerous other facilities throughout Northern Australia were vacated.

22nd Oct 2012, 02:37
Replies: 8
Views: 3,414
Posted By displaced gangster

Hi Bushsparky, There are numerous companies...

Hi Bushsparky,

There are numerous companies that utilise aircraft to support their "bushwork", don't limit yourself to just electrical contractors.

I did something similar, the only problem for...
18th Sep 2012, 22:48
Replies: 24
Views: 10,608
Posted By displaced gangster

Angry You guys seem to forget the crew are human and...

You guys seem to forget the crew are human and produce waist as well, some more than others.

I blame the high calorie food from the galley for the increase in my waist!
15th Sep 2012, 08:19
Replies: 26
Views: 6,281
Posted By displaced gangster

4. Where can I obtain the insecticide you have to...

4. Where can I obtain the insecticide you have to pre-spray the cabin with prior to arrival?

Callington make a complete range of IATA/ICAO approved products, "one shot" "top of descent" etc. These...
12th Jul 2012, 12:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By displaced gangster

CPL training type

The initial move to be employed in GA is generally the hardest!

Been there! 50hrs in a C210 during CPL training, will be viewed more favourable than 172/182RG experience. Most operators will...
26th Dec 2011, 06:04
Replies: 310
Views: 134,909
Posted By displaced gangster

Hi Kippers "After quite a few years of...

Hi Kippers

"After quite a few years of swinging a hammer I have achieved the goal."

I know there is a shortage of chippies in DRW, one option for you would be to jag a job in the building...
1st May 2011, 05:07
Replies: 23
Views: 4,853
Posted By displaced gangster

SG of Avgas

I used a SG of .72 (legacy of training/CASA exams), during a CASA audit the FOI (good bloke) indicated an SG of .69 is appropriate in the tropics.

In a C310 with full mains this increased the...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Mar 2011, 05:53
Replies: 28
Views: 31,719
Posted By displaced gangster

Cool Gradient calculation.

The use of IAS or TAS to calculate a Vertical Speed to achieve a specific gradient, has no place in the flight deck. Although performance planners would use them to calculate curved departure splays....
18th Mar 2011, 21:54
Replies: 34
Views: 5,458
Posted By displaced gangster

TEM relevance in aviation

Strongly agree with Framer,

TEM in isolation is not the "missing link" in achieving absolute safety in aviation (or any other industry). However when TEM is packaged with best practice CRM/HF...
16th Feb 2010, 23:03
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By displaced gangster

Top End wet season. Fuel quality tips

Avgas contaminated with water has been a major threat to operators in the top end since Clyde Fenton commenced his operation out of Katherine between the wars.
If using drum stocks be aware that...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Oct 2009, 02:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By displaced gangster

C402 alternator issues

In an earlier life I was operating a C310R in a remote location, in Northern Australia. Every 5-6 weeks the aircraft was flown to a maintanence facility for a 100hrly service/inspection.During one...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Sep 2009, 00:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By displaced gangster

Altimeter errors with deviation from ISA

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Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2009, 22:35
Replies: 51
Views: 16,888
Posted By displaced gangster

GS aerial verses MEHT.

At YPPH RW03 the MEHT (pilots eye height) over the threshold is 71ft,the TCH (G/S height) is 50ft.

If the difference between the eyeheight and the G/S aerial on your particular aircraft is...
5th Nov 2008, 07:50
Replies: 29
Views: 17,304
Posted By displaced gangster

C310R Fuel management.

A method to prevent fuel starvation when selecting aux tanks (inboards, also not fitted with electric pumps) was to select the aux tank in cruise one at a time and monitoring the fuel flow. Any...
18th Jun 2008, 06:58
Replies: 25
Views: 3,427
Posted By displaced gangster

ATPL Subjects (Len Sales)

I had limited time and finances in 1995 to pass all subjects.My research in assessing, who was achieving the best first time pass rate, consistently turned up Len Sales.
Not able to comment first...
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