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7th Oct 2021, 08:21
Replies: 232
Views: 46,543
Posted By Fred Gassit

I've got an RV-8, it feels very similar to the...

I've got an RV-8, it feels very similar to the Chipmunk but goes 60-70kts faster so does tend to be a bit heavier at speed.
Surprised by all the Caravan fans out there, I reckon it flies the way...
4th Oct 2021, 10:35
Replies: 232
Views: 46,543
Posted By Fred Gassit

Commander 114? IMO: comfortable wide cabin,...

Commander 114?
IMO: comfortable wide cabin, almost car like and nice trailing link main gear but nothing much to recall about the handling characteristics.
Just another light aircraft
1st Oct 2021, 10:14
Replies: 232
Views: 46,543
Posted By Fred Gassit

You will go a long time trying to find something...

You will go a long time trying to find something that flies nicer than a Chipmunk, its my personal favourite.
Vans RVs are nice, 400 and 500 series Cessnas are beautiful on the controls too. Someone...
14th Sep 2021, 09:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,609
Posted By Fred Gassit

For all the criticism that the regulator receives...

For all the criticism that the regulator receives I honestly feel that privatising airports has been at least as damaging to general aviation activity.
5th Oct 2020, 02:27
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By Fred Gassit

Cancel the airport leases, buy them all back. ...

Cancel the airport leases, buy them all back.

Too much to hope for I guess...
28th Aug 2020, 01:39
Replies: 46
Views: 8,995
Posted By Fred Gassit

Sounds like you haven't bought your own clothes...

Sounds like you haven't bought your own clothes since about 1990!
22nd Apr 2020, 11:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By Fred Gassit

Most aircraft paints are solid colour 2k...

Most aircraft paints are solid colour 2k polyurethane, not always or even often buffed and even less common to clearcoat, I've only seen clear on some homebuilts to be honest.
The paint is mainly...
21st Apr 2020, 12:21
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Fred Gassit

100% agree with Mach, Iíve flown a few Vans and...

100% agree with Mach, Iíve flown a few Vans and donít regret my CSU one bit, love being able to takeoff in first.
Why is the prop so dear?
Vans price for my prop is currently 8.5k USD
7th Mar 2019, 13:33
Replies: 27
Views: 3,869
Posted By Fred Gassit

Maybe you need to get an engineering order to...

Maybe you need to get an engineering order to remove the radio (temporarily or otherwise) since that is a modification of sorts?
Not quite as straightforward as disabling/placarding an unserviceable...
12th Dec 2018, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,623
Posted By Fred Gassit

I went to a CASA briefing today, the proposed...

I went to a CASA briefing today, the proposed model for experimental category is along the lines you suggested Lead, I'm hoping this will be a positive move and get more aircraft up in the air where...
24th Aug 2018, 19:38
Replies: 39
Views: 7,487
Posted By Fred Gassit

Are you sure about Bunbury? Itís one of the most...

Are you sure about Bunbury? Itís one of the most welcoming airports Iíve been to, I think you might have meant itís neighbour to the south.
10th Aug 2018, 14:28
Replies: 17
Views: 9,602
Posted By Fred Gassit

Gday Arnold, Don’t know if you’ve looked here...

Gday Arnold,
Don’t know if you’ve looked here but the link lists STCs for aircraft. Maybe a look through those will uncover someone....
11th Dec 2016, 08:50
Replies: 1,213
Views: 758,672
Posted By Fred Gassit

Interesting you mention dentists, in my part of...

Interesting you mention dentists, in my part of the country at least, there is an oversupply of them now. Not sure if the schools pumped too many out or too many were imported but it's more...
4th Sep 2016, 06:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Fred Gassit

that would be the DFO's would it? GAAP...

that would be the DFO's would it?

GAAP airports (or whatever the sh*t they're called this week) are less than a fringe issue, noone cares, I'm surprised I even heard it on the radio today.
22nd Aug 2016, 03:41
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By Fred Gassit

If it's recent, the wx has been lousy most...

If it's recent, the wx has been lousy most weekends.
27th Jun 2016, 12:02
Replies: 20
Views: 4,445
Posted By Fred Gassit

I'm a little surprised only young mic brought up...

I'm a little surprised only young mic brought up increasing G. We were taught that, I think, during instructor course. If the prop got stuck up against compression stroke even Vne wouldn't budge the...
20th Jun 2016, 09:14
Replies: 27
Views: 5,933
Posted By Fred Gassit

Business is jumping around our part of the...

Business is jumping around our part of the airport, haven't seen an apprentice in years and at least half our workforce are from overseas.
15th Jun 2016, 02:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By Fred Gassit

Most of the sidings between Forrest and KG...

Most of the sidings between Forrest and KG were/are maintained by Transfield periodically, the grass can get pretty tall but they are mostly very good surfaces, not that there's heaps to do at most...
19th Apr 2016, 12:11
Replies: 117
Views: 14,261
Posted By Fred Gassit

Yep, that's fine but as stated before, it could...

Yep, that's fine but as stated before, it could take a week to search the northern end of a salt lake or "10 miles south of Upper Buckner West" the beacon, when activated, WILL get help overhead.
14th Apr 2016, 08:43
Replies: 117
Views: 14,261
Posted By Fred Gassit

While a call on guard/area to give a location is...

While a call on guard/area to give a location is better than nothing I wouldn't make it a priority. Only a beacon will get help reliably overhead. We've spent days searching for aircraft that were...
12th Apr 2016, 04:33
Replies: 81
Views: 12,012
Posted By Fred Gassit

2 "likes" from me too Snake

2 "likes" from me too Snake
10th Apr 2016, 09:58
Replies: 166
Views: 20,181
Posted By Fred Gassit

All the IFR flights I hear descending into G make...

All the IFR flights I hear descending into G make their position report by bearing and distance from the airfield they're inbound to so VFR traffic will know where they are.
8th Apr 2016, 06:57
Replies: 43
Views: 8,012
Posted By Fred Gassit

About all I've gotten for my membership the last...

About all I've gotten for my membership the last couple of years are monthly emails detailing the latest changes to the endless Conga line that forms the NC.
Not one explanation ever for the...
15th Mar 2016, 12:27
Replies: 31
Views: 5,187
Posted By Fred Gassit

You said modern, not much out there that retracts...

You said modern, not much out there that retracts but always loved Mooneys.

Mooney International (http://www.mooney.com/en/M10J.html)
10th Mar 2016, 12:29
Replies: 340
Views: 124,670
Posted By Fred Gassit

The RA/Lycoming bar is transparent because 4 of...

The RA/Lycoming bar is transparent because 4 of the 5 failures came from the one aircraft. Data may be misleading!
9th Mar 2016, 12:22
Replies: 50
Views: 17,860
Posted By Fred Gassit

When I can escape the day job my friends and I...

When I can escape the day job my friends and I mess around building and flying home built aircraft. Engines (experimental admittedly but still lycoming) and props cost about what they did when I...
22nd Nov 2015, 03:06
Replies: 75
Views: 14,817
Posted By Fred Gassit

Used to hate having to stop in there, some of the...

Used to hate having to stop in there, some of the ground staff seemed to go out of their way to give us a hard time. That was 10 years ago, shame nothing has changed.
10th Oct 2015, 09:25
Replies: 10
Views: 3,517
Posted By Fred Gassit

Cheers, I guess that makes me lazy with a capital...

Cheers, I guess that makes me lazy with a capital L, can't bring myself to look at a NOTAM on a day off!
10th Oct 2015, 05:55
Replies: 10
Views: 3,517
Posted By Fred Gassit

Low flying Conquest , Perth

As the title suggests, I was curious why a C-441 would be flying west, parallel with Reid Hwy this morning at about 300 agl? Anyone else see it or offer insights?
8th Oct 2015, 04:20
Replies: 27
Views: 8,083
Posted By Fred Gassit

Is there an NZ equivalent of a mercy flight? ...

Is there an NZ equivalent of a mercy flight?
It would probably fit that criteria here if there were no other options.
18th Sep 2015, 15:04
Replies: 30
Views: 5,334
Posted By Fred Gassit

Fair enough, just run the big red light then,...

Fair enough, just run the big red light then, cheaper than the EMS at $5 from Autopro.:}
18th Sep 2015, 12:25
Replies: 30
Views: 5,334
Posted By Fred Gassit

Lots of great advice given already: I didn't...

Lots of great advice given already:

I didn't see anything regarding engine instruments.

I substituted an engine monitor for the traditional gauges. Cheaper than a quality set of gauges and more...
6th Aug 2015, 13:04
Replies: 26
Views: 5,211
Posted By Fred Gassit

A portable beacon is probably not a bad idea,...

A portable beacon is probably not a bad idea, I've seen the fixed ones fail to activate (antenna cable torn away, inverted, outright destroyed) and activate on their own many times.
Of course the...
25th Jun 2015, 06:08
Replies: 57
Views: 12,601
Posted By Fred Gassit

When I started my career, the a/c I operated had...

When I started my career, the a/c I operated had already been ridden hard and put away wet for a minimum of 25 years.
There is an entire generation of us out there that had the good luck to operate...
21st Jun 2015, 10:29
Replies: 61
Views: 20,435
Posted By Fred Gassit

Its only 20 minutes or so from Perth (1.5 hours...

Its only 20 minutes or so from Perth (1.5 hours coming back of course with the mandatory holding at Mandu etc. etc.) shouldn't need Jet juice for legs that short.
Pity there aren't more places in WA...
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