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by kloot piloot
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: MISASA App. Exempt. on 2-Stroke Engine Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Dave, erroneously my posting said "lamercy wrote". Please read it as the quote which Lamercy quoted ! :oops: Oops, my mistake.

The Commissioner's quote however remains : "Shocking !" and totally unacceptable.
by kloot piloot
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Eagle1's wonderings
Replies: 10
Views: 979

It sure does leave one distraught, yet more positive to want to stay alive and enjoy future flying and living. It dulls, yet sharpens, the mind at the same time. It awakens an awareness of how sudden a life can be changed, how a granted status quo can change overnight. And how the surviving partner'...
by kloot piloot
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: MISASA App. Exempt. on 2-Stroke Engine Maintenance Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

lamercyfly wrote:
"... and was unaware of the other onerous and impractical maintenance requirements in the... '
Shocking ! ... Shocking ! ... Shocking !
by kloot piloot
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Prop Cavitation ??
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Hey, thanks everyone for the good advise. Fixed it quickly. Thanks on that "left-hand thread" note ! Will see if it does it again, but yes it was not near the 250Nm. Thanks everyone again. This is what I like about this forum ! Cheers :lol:
by kloot piloot
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Is this the end of microlighting in S.A. ?
Replies: 388
Views: 33212

Chunky, your argument sucks (sorry, but you have me angry now). Rainier and thousands of other replies have scientifically prooved to, and begged the authorities to review its stance ! All our pleas are based on science, facts, figures and real feed back. Dave Daniel and many others have tried throu...
by kloot piloot
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Prop Cavitation ??
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Bachus, your description is spot on and confirms what I am experiencing. You say it gets worse but also say it is easy to fix. Please PM me on who or what is needed to get it fixed, or how you had it fixed. It happened again today, but this time whilst doing a full a full-power engine run-up on thre...
by kloot piloot
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Prop Cavitation ??
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

P.S. It is a 503 with E - gearbox. Runway altitude, if relevant, is 3500 ASL.
by kloot piloot
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Prop Cavitation ??
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Prop Cavitation ??

I have had 4 or 5 situations on take-off runs (between 4500 and 5300 rpm) when it felt as if the propellor cavitates (as with motor boats). It is almost the same feeling as when a car's clutch slips. Refs pick up faster than normal, let go of throttle and prop "bites" in again. Always happened with ...
by kloot piloot
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Is this the end of microlighting in S.A. ?
Replies: 388
Views: 33212

I agree "ferfaxsakes" !!! (Have you got an "emoticon" for TOTALLY "de Bliksem in" !! ?? No one, BUT NO ONE MAY TAKE OFF AS OF TOMMOROW ! We are all flying with NGK plugs ! The NGK box prohibits you from flying with their plugs. "NOT SUITABLE FOR TRIKES", and it even comes with a picture for blondes!...
by kloot piloot
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Is this the end of microlighting in S.A. ?
Replies: 388
Views: 33212

8)O.K. Cool, so Rattex have been selling their machines happily and merrily without imposing their requirements (which) have been in their manuals as far back as 1999, and now turns on us as an aftermarket "pay or f... off greeting" ! In that case, and as long as Hobbs meters are not compulsary, I w...
by kloot piloot
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 582 VS 503
Replies: 15
Views: 2032

A 503 gets you as quickly to your destination as a 582 (barring GT's). That is if you are (below average boep) as mentioned. Almost same consumption, bitt of a lower climb-rate but certainly (also mentioned)less maintenance to worry about. At 73 kg I am happy with 503 at altitude, but when looking a...
by kloot piloot
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Wise Guys
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

As a past serving member on Aeroclub for another flying section, I know the feeling of sitting at board meetings on week nights fighting for some rights for your flying buddies. It is a thankless (to say the least) job. I agree to pay a secretary or an admin person, but do not pay for a representati...
by kloot piloot
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Character test...
Replies: 4
Views: 549

:D :D I would have dropped the camera and ... reloaded !
by kloot piloot
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: CAA Requirements Catalogue
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Ghostrider seems indeed to do his name worthy. Still waiting to hear why I am a psychic or the relevance of his reply :roll:
by kloot piloot
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: CAA Requirements Catalogue
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Cool Morph and thanks.

As for ghostrider, your first assumption is possibly correct, but I missed the relevance of the last part of your comment ? Did I miss something ? Please enlighten.