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Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2022, 13:09
Replies: 664
Views: 157,725
Posted By Shagpile

Wow this thread justifying $30k parts that cost...

Wow this thread justifying $30k parts that cost $400 to make is like Turkeys arguing the merits of Christmas. Pilots on forums are like the Peoples Front of Judea versus the Judean Peoples Front.
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Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2022, 00:26
Replies: 664
Views: 157,725
Posted By Shagpile

Whatever it's called in different regions...

Whatever it's called in different regions (experimental, amateur built, ...) it's a fully viable option for private ownership which from my experience is superior to certified aircraft for private...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2022, 15:46
Replies: 664
Views: 157,725
Posted By Shagpile

Apparently the private helicopter market is...

Apparently the private helicopter market is massive (I heard 80% somewhere, for light helicopter market), but because of the 12 year calendar life of Robinsons, people are forced to put them out to...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2022, 02:24
Replies: 664
Views: 157,725
Posted By Shagpile

Wow so many haters! I know aviation is full of...

Wow so many haters! I know aviation is full of cynical old people but I didn't think it was this bad -- where's the excitement for something trying to revolutionise GA the same way the RV's did for...
9th Aug 2017, 04:36
Replies: 108
Views: 38,891
Posted By Shagpile

OzRunways has withdrawn major sponsorship of the...

OzRunways has withdrawn major sponsorship of the event and will be a regular attendee.

Official statement here:
https://www.facebook.com/OzRunways/posts/1403117613107528
8th Aug 2017, 11:23
Replies: 108
Views: 38,891
Posted By Shagpile

We have been advised by the organisers that yes...

We have been advised by the organisers that yes sponsorship was offered and was declined.

We've been fielding calls from industry all day over this rock show of misinformation & propaganda, and...
8th Aug 2017, 08:36
Replies: 108
Views: 38,891
Posted By Shagpile

Yes that is the case.

Yes that is the case.
8th Aug 2017, 08:24
Replies: 108
Views: 38,891
Posted By Shagpile

Guys don't believe everything you read. As...

Guys don't believe everything you read. As always, the devil is in the detail.

OzRunways offered to support the AirVenture airshow in March as a major sponsor, when nobody else would. Everybody...
30th Jul 2017, 12:43
Replies: 16
Views: 9,319
Posted By Shagpile

Please for the love of god, do not use powerpoint...

Please for the love of god, do not use powerpoint unless you are Al Gore.
1st Jul 2017, 12:00
Replies: 14
Views: 4,398
Posted By Shagpile

I found a lot of my time instructing ab-initio...

I found a lot of my time instructing ab-initio students was teaching them how & when to put their hands and when/where to look. It takes a little bit of time to get comfortable, but eventually you...
1st Jul 2017, 07:21
Replies: 160
Views: 40,579
Posted By Shagpile

Hi Dick we were asked to remove them due to a...

Hi Dick we were asked to remove them due to a complex set of licensing things we're trying to work through.

Update: We've talked to Dick and are working with all the relevant players to try and...
28th Jun 2017, 23:48
Replies: 14
Views: 3,530
Posted By Shagpile

Probably do like in Australia and participate in...

Probably do like in Australia and participate in the global spares system. Engine craps out, and yours disappears into the ether and a new one appears.
1st Jun 2017, 19:35
Replies: 48
Views: 20,621
Posted By Shagpile

I know a lot of people might disagree, but Avgas...

I know a lot of people might disagree, but Avgas is bad shit. Don't get it on your skin.

http://www.msds.bp.com.au/msds.aspx?msdsno=SAV2104-AU
Replies: 523
Views: 334,910
Posted By Shagpile

Hi - welcome to aviation! At 40 my...

Hi - welcome to aviation!

At 40 my recommendation is to keep your "well-developed, established and safe" career and pursue a life of recreational flying! It's very satisfying and there are plenty...
19th May 2017, 05:42
Replies: 160
Views: 40,579
Posted By Shagpile

These aren't crappy phones or webcams it seems....

These aren't crappy phones or webcams it seems. They are taking some very nice long exposure shots at night.

No idea cost but with travel, hardware and setup I wouldn't imagine there would be much...
18th May 2017, 19:06
Replies: 24
Views: 11,246
Posted By Shagpile

Yes that is correct. Ian was an OzRunways user...

Yes that is correct. Ian was an OzRunways user but he didn't take his iPad this time. We got a call from AMSA fairly soon and scoured our database but there wasn't a single track out of YMUR so...
17th May 2017, 21:23
Replies: 160
Views: 40,579
Posted By Shagpile

Timestamp is top right (in UTC). Kilmore Gap is...

Timestamp is top right (in UTC).
Kilmore Gap is in the list.
16th May 2017, 18:21
Replies: 38
Views: 6,393
Posted By Shagpile

Probably because it's quicker to move it. And a...

Probably because it's quicker to move it. And a secondary being that most piston engine wear is done in the first minute of start, so why start it for only a couple of minutes if you don't need to.
14th May 2017, 20:10
Replies: 613
Views: 178,675
Posted By Shagpile

Ha! Well actually that sort of happened already....

Ha! Well actually that sort of happened already. I threw in the towel 18 months ago when a flying posting turned into Wing trip hazard guy after arriving in location.

Them: You're now trip hazard...
14th May 2017, 06:09
Replies: 613
Views: 178,675
Posted By Shagpile

Radical suggestion incoming: maybe somebody the...

Radical suggestion incoming: maybe somebody the government hasn't just spent millions of dollars on training and who has finally worked out how to do their core job?

I know, crazy right.

Also...
13th May 2017, 19:19
Replies: 38
Views: 6,393
Posted By Shagpile

Small deviation from the original question: for...

Small deviation from the original question: for large airports with long taxi's, have aircraft ever been pushed back & towed to the holding point & started engines 2-3 minutes prior to takeoff ?
12th May 2017, 17:58
Replies: 613
Views: 178,675
Posted By Shagpile

Can you provide an example of when and how a roso...

Can you provide an example of when and how a roso has been enforced?
6th May 2017, 19:23
Replies: 36
Views: 6,336
Posted By Shagpile

Also did you know it's a crime for your aircraft...

Also did you know it's a crime for your aircraft registration markings to have letters where the length of the horizontal bits aren't 2/3 of the height of the letters? True story.
4th May 2017, 20:58
Replies: 31
Views: 6,181
Posted By Shagpile

The Raspberry Pi is a hobbyist play thing but...

The Raspberry Pi is a hobbyist play thing but you'll be surprised how close it gets.

It's a general purpose computer with 64gb SD card, passively cooled 1.2ghz 64bit quad core CPU, no moving...
3rd May 2017, 21:43
Replies: 31
Views: 6,181
Posted By Shagpile

It already exists: EHANG|Official Site-EHANG...

It already exists:
EHANG|Official Site-EHANG 184 autonomous aerial vehicle (http://www.ehang.com/ehang184)

http://document.ehang.com/Public/cn/ehangweb/image/ehang184/tj/stg_tj_sec2_r.jpg
29th Apr 2017, 21:26
Replies: 31
Views: 6,181
Posted By Shagpile

...Which is why this thing will never happen in...

...Which is why this thing will never happen in Australia first.

In 2 years, early adopters will be in driverless cars. By 5 years, all new cars will be electric, driverless with the ability to...
27th Apr 2017, 18:01
Replies: 31
Views: 6,181
Posted By Shagpile

Actually multi rotor electrics can handle engine...

Actually multi rotor electrics can handle engine failures quite easy. This is not a 1950's era lycoming which is what the regulations are designed around.

And you are right - this will never...
26th Apr 2017, 20:30
Replies: 31
Views: 6,181
Posted By Shagpile

Ok I'll bite. Firstly, here is the white...

Ok I'll bite.

Firstly, here is the white paper: https://www.uber.com/elevate.pdf

Your headline is misleading. Apart from transporting Bronwyn Bishop 5 miles across town, this concept is not...
28th Mar 2017, 18:22
Replies: 613
Views: 178,675
Posted By Shagpile

Surely this thread needs a refresher...I hear the...

Surely this thread needs a refresher...I hear the exodus has begun.
6th Mar 2017, 10:00
Replies: 34
Views: 8,634
Posted By Shagpile

Yep - saw some poor guy's nose wheel collapse on...

Yep - saw some poor guy's nose wheel collapse on his RV and ended up in a big cloud of dust.
26th Feb 2017, 06:42
Replies: 58
Views: 13,240
Posted By Shagpile

The cockpit can be simplified. Some people...

The cockpit can be simplified.

Some people seem to forget really how shocking bloggs is. Generally, the 5428 project is staffed by 2FTS people who haven't seen a real ab-initio bloggs in forever....
14th Feb 2017, 00:20
Replies: 35
Views: 40,042
Posted By Shagpile

Timeless comedy -- even 38 years later it still...

Timeless comedy -- even 38 years later it still accurately describes a bunch of pilots in a forum:

https://youtu.be/WboggjN_G-4
1st Feb 2017, 09:33
Replies: 91
Views: 25,663
Posted By Shagpile

Cheers thanks guys. I'll do as suggested and...

Cheers thanks guys.

I'll do as suggested and throw these in the bin until I hear otherwise. Thanks :ok:
31st Jan 2017, 11:00
Replies: 91
Views: 25,663
Posted By Shagpile

AVDATA landing fees - automatic from CTAF calls?

So, I made a CTAF call transiting overhead Bacchus Marsh on the way somewhere.

AVDATA keep sending bills, not replying to emails.

I'm just wondering if this is common, and whether anybody knows...
22nd Jan 2017, 05:52
Replies: 22
Views: 5,172
Posted By Shagpile

Not (very) competitive any more if you're female...

Not (very) competitive any more if you're female - it's worth a look at.
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