The latest EAA mag has an interesting tech article at the back about vibration in engines and the wear it can induce. Case study is a 912 with unbalanced carbs leading to linkage wear and further vibration etc. very interesting
Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. No RAA plane is approved for spins and sounds like CASA interpret this as incipient spins too. Seems reasonable., an incipient spin might develop further unintentionally
When he saw the horse had been eating the ailerons, the owner got into a flap.
(I have read that in the barnstorming days, cattle would lick the fabric off parked planes because of the taste of the dope.)
I have made small ones like forgetting to switch the fuel pump on for takeoff, forgetting to turn the landing light for landing awareness, wondering why climb performance was poor (oh yes, the flaps!). Caused by distractions. Any of these could be part of an accident scenario, but the other...
I am helping a friend's widow sell his hangar, Hangar 365 at Kyneton airfield.
This conveniently located 21.3 wide x 13.6 m deep hangar (290 sq m) was the original one on the field circa 1965. Suitable to store 3 aircraft depending on size and configuration, as well as a caravan or other...
I have read the previous posts and don't think the risk of engine fire has been mentioned.
Pre-start - run the electric pump to pressurise the line and check pressure on the gauge. You now know the pump works.
Then turn it off before starting. If you get an engine fire and stop the engine, you...
First flight at Point Cook was in 2014, Australian Flying Corps. The Australian Air Force was formed on 31 March 1921. The king approved the prefix "Royal" in June 1921 and it became effective on 31 August 1921.