THE MAGAZINE OF THE SPORT AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA MARCH 2011
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aviation enthusiasts assisting
each other to build, maintain
and operate sport aircraft.
Hon National President
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National Convention 07 email@example.com
Calendar Of Events 08
Welcome To Our New Members 08 Hon National Treasurer
Safety Report 09 Anthony Baldry
Vale - Erik Kneen 10 Airlie Beach Qld
Langley Park Fly-in 10 Mob 0427 267 237
Tech Talk 11
First Flight - Falco VH-SRP 12
Dave Derbyshire Award 15 Hon National Secretary
Vale John McCorkell 16 Geoff Shrimski
Frenchs Forest NSW
Kakadu Crunch 17
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SAAA Team Thunderbird 20
Mechanical Musings 22
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Corby Starlet project 27 Kings Park NSW
Chapter Chatter 28 Tel 02 9837 2551
Builders’ Log 30 email@example.com
SAAA Contacts 36 National Councillor /Training & Administration of TCs
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Perhaps in time that may happen.
To all our members affected in any way by the series
of disasters inflicted over the past two months our Stay legal folks!
thoughts are with you and if we can help in any
way please give a call to SAAA Headquarters (HQ).
To the Chapters, there is no time like the present to National Convention September 2011
organise a fund raising event to assist those doing
Planning for the 2011 SAAA convention was delayed
it tough. Your event can bring comfort to many
while we sorted through the various bids that we
folks via a donation. We can all do something.
received in response to out tendering the venue.
The winner is Narromine, NSW And the date is 15
to 17 September 2011. For the first time we will
…the Maintenance Instrument 43/11
have our HQ at the same field as the convention.
instrument The replacement instrument is now out there Workshops & forums will be in buildings and not
and takes the place of EX10/11. It applies to both in marquees. The aero club will supply meals and
makes possession ABBA and experimental amateur built aircraft. The of course, live entertainment on the Friday night at
of a Certificate delay by CASA getting it on their website is due to the club. The Saturday night presentation dinner
some typographical errors needing correction. This will be held in town. We are working on having
of Attainment particular instrument is the most detailed yet. our own SAAA fuel facility in action for you.
compulsory I urge that you become very familiar with the Narromine is alive with aviation history. Have
before you instrument. From 1 February 2011 it makes a look in the air museum and admire the
the attendance at an approved course of first Australian built kit aircraft circa 1930.
conduct training and be in possession of a Certificate Compare it with the Wright Flyer replica.
any further of Attainment compulsory before you conduct And the CAC Sabre jet is another story.
any further maintenance on your aircraft.
maintenance on No certificate means that your pride and joy
Feedback from members indicates a need for a
change to the format of the program. We thought
your aircraft” defaults to LAME maintenance except for the
that we would hold the workshops & forums
Schedule 8 items that you have demonstrated
between 1000 – 1430. This allows the quiet of the
competency (pilot maintenance).
cool mornings to be broken by our intrepid ‘dawn
While we could not say with certainty over the past patrol’ aviators. The late starters can get up into the
year that this would be a fact, we certainly alluded air for an afternoon fix. Anyway you cut it we want
to it many times and as a result some 400 members to see more flying activity happening. Early days
have already attended the SAAA Maintenance in the planning and we welcome any suggestions
Procedures Course (MPC). In terms of obtaining that you may have to email@example.com
that all important Certificate of Attainment, 103
members have yet to sit the exam. It’s time to get
motivated folks. If you have sat the exam, passed Believe it or not
same and are yet to receive your certificate please
I have had reports from our APs about some reckless,
contact HQ on 02 6889 7777 or by email at
selfish and arrogant behavior by a small number of
members when presenting their aircraft to them for
Only SAAA members will be eligible to attend the issue of the CofA. Namely, owners admitting
the SAAA course and receive a Certificate of that the aircraft has already been flown (in one case
Attainment. This means that persons wishing to 130 hours); flying the aircraft with known defects
attend will need to become members of SAAA. and no CofA; carrying passengers who are not
essential to the safe operation of the aircraft during
The MPC Course fee is $535.00.
Phase 1 testing and conducting aerobatics without
However in recognition of loyalty in membership
any previous solo testing and with the passenger
we offer the following discounts:
on board. I have from time to time also been
advised of major repairs and modifications being
carried out without any consultation with the AP .
Continuous membership period Course cost
The SAAA is not a policeman, however we need to
36 months or more $150
exercise a duty of care to that uninformed passenger
24 months to 36 months only $250 and to those uninformed persons who may be affected
by this kind of poor behavior. Let me make our
12 months to 24 months only $350
policy clear; where we have evidence of this kind of
Less than 12 months $535
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>> president’s report
behavior we will report same to the regulator this a reality however at this early stage the lobby our political masters to get behind
for their follow up action. No apologies here. confidence meter is climbing up. The dates the push and get this CASA licence a reality.
We all have too much to lose through the ill- are October 15 & 16 this year. An arrival To this end here is an extract of part of my
considered actions of this minority of idiots. at Langley is a rare event and worthy of the communication to the President of AOPA:
trip over. Put this into your calendar now.
“The disturbing matter in all this is that the GA
world seems to be either largely ignorant of the
Flight operations and restrictions
RPL or worse dismissive. Part of this may be
Training at SAAA Narromine
Elsewhere in this issue [Tech Talk] Mark Rowe explained by the fact that this has been on the
has penned some advisory words relating to We have started the process to train the board for some 10 years with almost no push
test flying your aircraft. Please read them. In the trainers who will take over and deliver the by the GA fraternity. Sadly I have to say that
meantime if you have a hankering for aerobatic Vans Introductory Metalwork training. We have this state is still in vogue. I have seen very little
flight in your aircraft I urge you to download been very fortunate in having Sam Richards evidence to the contrary. I hear & read nothing
CAAP 155-1(0) as part of your preparation. allow us to take over the excellent course that from the GA training industry, the various GA
Note paragraph 3.5.1 regarding the conduct he has developed over these past years. When interest groups - Cessna Pilots, Bonanza Society,
of aeros in amateur homebuilt aircraft: the team is ready we will post the dates on the etc, and from the various orgs themselves.”
SAAA website. In the meantime I encourage
“Aircraft with experimental certificates are One voice won’t make much of an impact
any member wishing to attend the two day
required to undergo a flight test programme but 1400 will. If you are a member of any
course to register your interest with HQ.
showing controllability throughout the normal GA VH organisation, e.g. the Bonanza
range of speeds and manoeuvres. Specific Additional training in the planning stage is Society or even your local GA flight
aerobatic manoeuvres will have a composite course and an electrical course. training school, communicate with the
to be demonstrated as part of the The composite course has previously been Board, CFI, etc, and demand that they get
flight test programme and documented delivered to the GFA ( gliding) by Mark educated on this licence and the benefits of
in the aircraft logbook.” Rowe. Again please register your interest continuous aviation that flows from it.
so that we can gauge the demand.
This CAAP has other interesting Safe building and flying,
advices regarding G loading, risk and To attend any of these courses you must be
threat and error management. a member of SAAA. Course Fees are yet to
be set however they will include provision
SAAA Langley park Fly-in
of accommodation at Narromine.
Andy George and his small team over in WA
Recreational pilots Licence (RpL) Brian Hunter
have advanced the preparation of the SAAA
Hon National President
fly-in to the delightful Langley Park, Perth. At every opportunity I urge members to phone,
There are still hurdles to jump in making write, email - basically whatever it takes to
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from the editor
Welcome to the first issue of Airsport for Take a few days off and go further afield.
2011 and to all new SAAA members! Make this the year you get out there!
Safety first Contributions wanted
We kick off 2011 with the focus on safety – Members are reminded that Airsport welcomes
building, maintenance and flying. National your contributions – we want your articles
Councillor John Livsey brings you an update big and small, building reports, letters to the
from the Safety Committee, National Technical editor, chapter news and photographs. This
Manager Mark Rowe says a few words on CofAs issue we have engines, first flights and trans-
Ryan Keen and National President Brian Hunter introduces Tasman adventures. What will the next issue
the new maintenance instrument 43/11. hold? If you have a project you think we’d like
to hear about, or some great photographs from
The instrument is currently available on the
your last flight or progress in the shop, send
SAAA website but CASA have advised there will
it in! Deadline for the next issue is 1 May.
be an update shortly. We will print the updated
version in the June issue for your easy reference. Happy building, flying AND writing…
There are SAAA events aplenty this year,
with Langley and Narromine just to name a
couple. Support your local Chapter events.
Thursday 15 to
Saturday 17 September
Book this into your calendar now!
The convention this year will be
largely based on training and we are
aiming to include many useful and
relevant courses for builders and
maintainers of experimental aircraft.
In accordance with tradition, the
SAAA Annual General Meeting will
be held on the Saturday followed
by the Convention dinner.
Mark it in your diaries now and
keep your eye on Airsport and the
SAAA website for more details
over the coming months!
Lisa & Graham Harvey Lisa & Graham Harvey
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calendar of of events
1st & 3rd Saturday Aircraft Showcase Days
of each month >
The Showcase days aim to provide visitors with a personal, interactive and in-depth experience.
Temora Aviation See flying displays, chat with the pilot, take photographs, and inspect the cockpit and engine. The
Museum Engineering Hangar will be open to visitors, and the Engineering Team will demonstrate the projects
Temora they are working on including the unique processes, materials and techniques required to keep this
YTEM fleet of vintage aircraft flying. Contact the Museum on 02 6977 1088 or visit www.aviationmuseum.com.au
22-24 Apr 2011 > Classic Fighters 2011 “V for Victory”
Omaka Aerodrome Next Easter you’ll witness the Allies on the offensive, with some of the greatest, iconic fighter
Blenheim, New Zealand aircraft in history going head to head. Victory in Europe is the quest, both during the Great War of
NZOM 1914-18 and again in the Second World War of 1939-1945. All against the backdrop of beautiful
Marlborough during wine harvest time. Visit www.classicfighters.co.nz for full details and ticket purchase.
01 May 2011 > Barossa Airshow
Rowland Flat Airstrip Staged at the end of the Barossa Vintage Festival, The Barossa Airshow – Fly-In is a day of Aviation for the
Barossa Valley, SA enthusiast and novice alike. A family fun day with rides, amusements, static displays, stalls, food, wine.
34 33’S 138 57’E Top Aerobatic displays, helicopter joy flights. Winner of the Community Event of the Year in 2000 and an SA
Great Commendation in 2007. All pilots are welcome to fly in for the day, (or overnight). Anyone not familiar
with the 600m strip at Rowland Flat is encouraged to contact Steve Ahrens for an airfield briefing 0427 244 930
24-27 June 2011 > wings Of Life Longreach Fly–In
Longreach Open to all aviators - an action packed weeked! Fly in to Longreach 5-7pm, drinks Qantas
QLD Museum, sell, swap or buy aviation parts. See Replica Spitfires, RV-8, R44. Qantas Founders
YLRE Museum, Stockmans Hall of Fame tours. See the sights of what Longreach has to offer. Wings
of Life charity dinner under the stars for Royal Flying Doctors, at the Qantas Museum. Activities:
Boat cruise, horse and buggy tour (Kinnon and Co). Contact Annalisa firstname.lastname@example.org
27-28 (TBC) SAAA Maintenance procedures Course at the Qantas Founders Museum
Alison Shannon 0459 555 025 email@example.com
There are many regional club events and fly-ins that might be of interest to SAAA members – for a comprehensive list, visit www.aeroclub.com.au/events/
welcome to our new members
Australian Capital Territory • M.M. Eric De Chalain Kirwan western Australia
• Juris Jakovics Fraser • Simon Cooper Spring Hill • Tony Michelsen Bedfordale
• Antony Kain Holt • Tony Carmody Wurtulla • James Williams Boulder
• Stewart Graham Dalkeith
New South wales Northern Territory
• Chrisitian Siemer Esperance
• Taran Laval Bargo • Christopher McKay Parap
• Claude Meunier Grass Valley
A warm welcome • Ian Harvie Grose Vale
South Australia • Jack Donsen Heathridge
to the following • Chris Noy Gymea Bay
• Carl Marshall Birdwood • Carl Harrington Mariginiup
new members > • Nathan Pooley Howlong
• Bill Galka Parkside • Jack Shiner Narrikup
• Gerard Beekhuis Inverell
• Bruce Deslandes Whyalla • Shane Mackenzie Rockingham
• Rob Frazer Lawson
• William (Bill) Dearle Scarborough
Queensland • Geoffrey McDougall
• Brett Goodrich Hampton
• Geoffrey Noble Tarcoola Beach
• Jeff Rowlands Mansfield
Broadbeach Waters • Paul Saccani Thornlie
• Peter Lansell Melbourne
• Sandra-Lee • Roberto Franco Wembley
• David Bills-Thompson
Groundwater Gundiah • Michael Karsten Willetton
• Colin Crittenden Hervey Bay
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Safety and the Home Builder - Update
from the SAAA Safety Committee
There is a lot of focus on safety in all requirement for a mandatory reporting system.
walks of life nowadays and our hobby is no It is hoped that this system will also enable us
exception. We are all aware of the front-page to capture events that fall “under the radar”
newspaper reports about various airlines of the CASA and ATSB systems. We would
having safety impacting “incidents”. We hope that we could capture events (including
need to ensure that our operations never incidents and accidents) that occur not only in
attract the same sort of press coverage. We operations but also in the workshop during the
should be very conscious of the fact that build phase and during maintenance activities.
we operate our homebuilt aircraft under
The Aviation regulator, CASA, requires that all
“privileges” given to us by the regulator.
“recreational” flying groups have a formal Safety
Despite what you may hear some people say we Management System in exactly the same way as
We must have NO rights, only privileges. To protect these all other (commercial) aviation operators have.
be able to privileges it is up to each and every one of us CASA, being mindful of the limited resources
to take safety very seriously. We must be able to of the recreational sector, is assisting all these
demonstrate demonstrate not only to the regulator but the groups with training and practical support
not only to the public at large that what we do is safe and we by AeroSafe as part of the Aviation Safety
operate to the highest possible safety standards. Network (ASN), an outside safety consultant
regulator but the contracted to CASA. It is to SAAA’s benefit to
Over the course of the last twelve months
public at large the Safety Committee have been busy getting
take advantage of this assistance and bring
our Safety Management Systems up to date.
that what we do the SAAA Safety Management System (SMS)
completed. The projects forming part of As already mentioned we need to ensure that
is safe and we the overall Safety plan include the Safety builders operate to the highest levels of safety
operate to the Management System itself, the Venture Risk possible. To this end we will be rolling out
Management Plan for Fly-Ins, the Education educational material this year to not only help
highest possible and Communication Plan for SAAA Members educate our members on safety issues but raise
safety standards” and lastly the setting up of an Integrated Risk the overall awareness of safety in our operation.
Information System (IRIS). In addition to It is worth commenting that this education is
this work members of the Safety Committee not solely focussed on flying operations but
have attended training in various aspects of includes the build phase, operations phase
our Safety Management System. As these and importantly, the maintenance phase.
documents and processes are finalised they will
Finally I would like to thank the members of
be placed on the SAAA Forum on our website.
the Safety Committee, Peter Jolly, Anthony
In June 2010 Brian Hunter, President of the Baldry and Brian Hunter, for their generous
SAAA and John Livsey, Safety Manager of the efforts and time over the last twelve months.
SAAA attended the Sports Aviation Forum
in Sydney. This forum, sponsored by CASA,
brought together all of the Sports Aviation
bodies. The main theme was the progress
that had been made by the Sports Aviation
bodies in respect of their safety management
systems. The presentation delivered by the
on behalf of the SAAA Safety Committee
SAAA can be found on the SAAA Forum
under Safety Management System - Reports.
Perhaps the most significant initiative that we
intend to introduce this year is the Integrated
Risk Information System (IRIS). The safety
committee will be trialling the system in the
next few months and following any required
“tweaks” it is hoped to go “live” by mid year.
While the initial thought by members may be
that they already have to report incidents &
accidents to both CASA and the ATSB so why
yet another system? It is planned to streamline
the occurrence reporting system so that one
report entered into IRIS will then be sent to the
ATSB and CASA, if we can make IRIS meet the
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vale Eric Joseph Kneen 1924–2010
In July 2010 SAAA After being demobilized in 1946 he spent obtained the materials and built the
the next 24 years dividing his time each year only hangar there for the members.
Queensland said between trawling in the prawn season having
When the group moved to the present
farewell to one of its built his own trawler, and working for the
airfield site and formed the present
Queensland Railways, building bridges.
foundation members. incorporated Aero Club, Eric was there as a
He learnt to fly at Archerfield in foundation member and a constant worker
the early post war years. during the construction of the airfield.
Anyone who spent considerable time After selling his trawler “Lady Clare” in 1970 Eric had a multitude of interests, many
at the airfield knew Eric Kneen, a his long time interest in aircraft picked up probably not known except to those he chose
slightly built wiry man with a heart of and he started to build his first aircraft – a as close friends. These included: classical
gold who was always willing to lend a Jodel which unfortunately he crashed on music (he was an accomplished violinist
helping hand and never held grudges. one of its early flights. This aircraft was in his earlier years), sailing, 8mm movie
followed by his Taylor and at the time of his making, roller-skating at Redcliffe and travel.
Eric was born on 3rd August 1924
unfortunate fatal workshop accident, he had
in Brisbane. After attending Sandgate Eric was farewelled on Monday 19th
a Jodel Princess well under construction.
State School he went into the carpentry July 2010 at the Northern Garden of
trade, receiving his trade certificate Eric was one of the first members of Remembrance Caboolture Crematorium,
from the then Trade and Technical the SAAA Queensland Chapter when it Deception Bay and was honoured
College on 31st May 1943. started and was instrumental in founding by a fly-over by the Caboolture Aero
the SAAA Chapter now at Caboolture. Club Pythons Tiger Flight.
He immediately enlisted in the Army
and was assigned to the 7th Field He was an active member of the original He will be missed by many on the airfield.
Butchering Unit stationed initially in Caboolture Aero Club at the old
the Townsville/Charters Towers area. airfield south of the river at Morayfield, Gary Smith SAAA Chapter 22 Sunshine Coast
Langley park Fly-In 15-16 October 2011
Organisation for the proposed 2011 Langley
Fly-in is progressing and has stepped up a
notch or two since the Christmas break.
The date is locked with the City of Perth for
15th and 16th of October, with registration
and aircraft scrutineering to occur at
Serpentine (YSEN) on 13th & 14th October.
Meetings with Perth City Council, CASA &
Emergency Services are proceeding. Regular
event updates will be included on the SAAA
website from later in February, and these
will include full event details, application
forms and eligibility requirements.
Dan Valentine - Airliners.net
Members – our last Langley was 1999 and a
huge success – time and the developers are
moving on – this may be the last time this
unique opportunity is available to land in the
middle of a City – anywhere in the world.
purpose Aims Location
To showcase SAAA aircraft and members to Entice SAAA members aircraft from throughout Starting at the Serpentine Airfield (YSEN) and
the public of Western Australia, and to allow Australia, aviation enthusiasts, trade exhibitors overnighting at Langley Park – Perth’s first
a gathering of SAAA Chapters and members and over 10,000 members of the general airfield – on the banks of the Swan River and
in a unique and historic environment. public to this unique environment. only 1000 m from Perth’s CBD. Langley Park is
owned and controlled by the City of Perth.
Co-ordinators SAAA Chapter 24 – assisted by all WA Chapters. Visit www.saaa.com for updates.
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Flight Operations and Restrictions
It is clear that we have some within the phase 2
organisation who may not completely
Phase 2 is the area we are all familiar with; it’s
understand the operating limitations
when we operate aircraft in a known state. The
of their aircraft and why it is so.
AP has now completed the risk profile for your
Let’s start from the beginning. When you apply specific aircraft based on the configuration you
for your brand new Certificate of Airworthiness completed during the test phase. The aircraft
(CofA) the AP must conduct a preliminary risk should have stable and known characteristics
assessment. With this critical view of your aircraft for you to go out and commit aviation.
he permits limited operation for the TEST phase
or Phase 1 of your CofA.
“It doesn’t mean phase 1 What happens if I modify my left overhead
widget on the forward empennage?
take Doris for a Normally this has restrictions, such as, to
be flown not over population to the greatest Good question! Ask yourself:
whirl so she can extent practicable. That means we don’t
> Is this aircraft now going to fly the
watch the fuel expect aerobatics on departure to remain
same as it did when Bill did my CofA?
aimed at a clearing, but we do expect that you
gauge while we don’t go showing off buzzing your house. > Is this aircraft exactly as it was
barrel roll down Note: The 2 most dangerous words
when I finished Phase 1?
the coast…” in aviation: “Watch this!” If the answer is yes to both then
go commit aviation again.
If your CofA says no PAX, then that is what it
means. If it says only essential personnel who If either answer is a NO then whoa back there.
must be there for the operation or testing of the
It’s time to understand that your aircraft is now
aircraft, that’s exactly what it means. It doesn’t
modified from its original state. This basically
mean take Doris for a whirl so she can watch
makes your risk profile and CofA invalid (let’s
the fuel gauge while we barrel roll down the
not test that one hey). Easy answer though is to
coast for a $100 hamburger; or take your mate
first ring your AP. He may tell you to surrender
Bill on the pretext that he is essential to record
your existing (now broken) CofA so he can issue
data. Sorry, technology provides a solution for
another or he may ask you to revert to Phase
recording data, ergo; Bill is not essential at all.
1 for a period to provide some assurance with
The flight test phase is a very serious concern regard to the modification. If you take it upon
and if not taken seriously then I am aware yourself to define the risk and airworthiness
that the rules of Darwin may come to visit. of your aircraft you are putting the public,
your family and your own life at a risk that is
Phase 1 is designed as a shakedown of the
not acceptable. You are not formally qualified
wonderful work you have done. It is there to
to make that assessment. There is evidence
protect you somewhat but more importantly
of extremely competent pilot/builders who
it is there to protect the public from having
have come to grief and taken friends and the
aircraft and/or parts raining from the sky. We
public with them purely because they did not
have enormous resources available for test flying
consider that maybe they didn’t know it all.
in the experience of folks like Keith Engelsman
and Peter Budd who can both educate the heck Instead of “Watch this” how about we be proud of
out of you but also reassure you with regards “My aircraft can do XXXX” and it’s all approved.
to the test phase, and certainly they can give
The ability to think beyond oneself increases
advice that may be critical one day. Why not
the safety margin exponentially.
pick up the phone and simply talk to one of
the listed Flight Advisors in Airsport? It could Fly safe.
be the most important call you ever make.
More education for you; If your aircraft is
aerobatic capable and aerobatics are not part of
your flight test schedule then the aircraft must
be placarded or a note put in your flight manual
National Technical Manager
that aerobatics are prohibited. This is necessary to
protect other users of your aircraft or the second
hand buyer. The prohibition can be lifted simply
by discussion and planning with your AP, and
re-entering Phase 1 to carry out the aero testing.
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Rob Phillis and Falco VH-SRP take a break during taxi tests
First Flight Falco VH-SRP by Rob Phillis
ateline September 25 I’ve read many accounts of first flights where the gear and flaps up immediately to
2010, 4.30pm – and the builder has been moved to tears by the minimize drag and nursing a sick engine
another example of sight of his creation leaving the ground at long around for one quick circuit and landing.
what many consider to last, but for me this wasn’t quite the case. Seeing only 75-80 knots at full throttle and
be Stelio Frati’s most no ability to climb was a tad discouraging.
I elected to do the flight myself, with the
beautiful design took to the air.
plan to request the tower for an orbit of Just to add to the fun the Angle of Attack
VH-SRP departed runway 24R at Jandakot the field before an upwind departure annunciator was repeating over and over
Airport, Perth (WA) to become the 7th Aussie- to the southern training area once I was “Stall Stall” in a sweet feminine voice – I
built Falco to fly. The Australian fleet now totals happy that everything was working as had turned off all other alarms for the
eight, including the ex-Stephen Wilkinson advertised. This proved to be a good idea. first flight to avoid distractions but as this
plane that was imported several years ago. wasn’t yet configured I had overlooked it.
A partly blocked fuel injector resulted in
The flight represented the culmination me being seriously down on power but Fortunately I realised why it was yelling at me
of just over eight years of building. too far into the takeoff to abort, so a rapid and was able to ignore it whilst I completed
re-plan was required. This entailed getting the circuit. Working my way through the
12 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
Lesley and the Falco – nearly ready to fly. First takeoff
“Where Is He?” My daughter (centre long hair), getting a tad concerned. Taxiing back after the first flight
Back at the hangar the post-mortem begins, after the shortest first flight in history – about 5 minutes.
menu system to figure out how to silence under very difficult circumstances and Falco Facts VH-SRP
it just wasn’t an option at the time. we both got to fly another day.
Construction: Wood semi-monocoque
Having to firewall the throttle all the way Subsequent flights have been less exciting but Seats: 2
to short final convinced me that taking far more enjoyable and I’ve currently got about Gear: Tricycle, retractable,
full flap for the landing may not be a good 5 hours up as I explore the characteristics trailing link mains
idea. I wasn’t sure I’d have enough power to of this wonderful little aeroplane. Engine: Superior I0-360 180hp
overcome the additional drag so the approach Prop: MT 3-blade
Finally, my gratitude to all at Chapter
was made with about 20 degrees of flap. As Cruise: 160 knots 75% / 170 knots 100%
24 (Jandakot) and a very special thank
it transpired, my first landing was excellent Stall: 53 knots 45º flap
you to Lesley for her uncomplaining
– probably the best I’ll ever accomplish. Panel: VFR, Dynon D180, Tru-trak IIVSG
support, encouragement, weekends
AP, Garmin GNC420 GPS / Comm 1
So that was my first flight – alone, attendance at Falco Fly-ins listening
Garmin SL40 Comm 2,
memorable, to say the least. to aeroplane talk for hours and her
Garmin GTX330 transponder,
unswerving belief that I could, and would,
Nonetheless it has to be deemed a PSE9000 audio panel
see the project through to the end.
success – the Falco performed admirably
AIRSPORT • 13
>> feature project: Falco VH-SRp – The Build
The fuselage jig gets the chop
Out of the jig & first chance for aeroplane noises! Finally – an aeroplane shape!
Above: First engine start
Above right: Wing internals
Left: Off to the paint shop
Right: Cabin interior
14 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
by Fred Moreno 2010 Dave Darbyshire Award
At the SAAA National Convention in WA landing on the Coxall’s beautiful and
Cowra last year, Noel Stoney was immaculately mowed 800 metre grass strip.
awarded the Dave Darbyshire award for Flight demonstrations included powered
outstanding contribution to the SAAA. parachute and model aircraft flights, some
small rocket firings, one of which barely
His achievements were many and noted
missed Brian Holman’s award winning RV-6
by National President, SAAA in the last
as it floated down on its parachute. We also
issue of Airsport, including his significant
enjoyed the lawn watering by the fire bomber.
contribution to the preparation and
delivery of the Maintenance Procedures Late in the afternoon a BBQ supplied all the
Course (MPC) developed over the last sustenance needed by the many attending
several years. The only catch was that aviation enthusiasts. Those who drove in
the trophy was not ready at Cowra. rather than fly in were given used tea bags
and luke warm water for refreshment since
So Chapter 13 took the opportunity to
they missed such a great flying day.
award the trophy to Noel amid pomp
and circumstance at the Chapter 13 Noel has yet to
Christmas party sponsored by Beate notify Beate and
and Colin Coxall at their private strip at Colin that we
Narrikup near Albany, WA. Noel received expect this to
thunderous applause and a low pass from become an annual
a water bomber after it tried to extinguish event that only
a burning hay bale alongside the runway. grows with time.
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vale John McCorkell 1948–2011
On Friday 07January John McCorkell passed so far, and told them we had decided to move
away peacefully at St Vincents Hospital. in so long as Lyndon was in charge of all meals.
He also came to Wings Over Illawarra regularly
Born on 14 March 1948, John spent his life
and assisted with other members in the myriad
involved in aviation. He was previously a Qantas
of tasks required to make these events work.
747 captain, flying all over the world and had
accumulated some 19,000 hours of flying time. He was an absolute gentleman, an avid aviation
It was during some time off in Italy that he enthusiast at many levels and was also an
came across the Storm family of aircraft, flying enthusiastic builder and supporter of the
one a few times while communicating with SAAA and it’s chapter structure. He worked
the Italian test pilot using a combination relentlessly to build Chapter 2 membership into
of Italglish and gesticulating hand signals. a small but dedicated and enthusiastic band
Despite the communication issues he must of members that helped each other whenever
have been impressed because he promptly needed, epitomising the true spirit of the self-
ordered a kit, imported it to Australia and help structure developed for our membership.
got stuck into building it. This ultimately
Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to
led him to become one of the Australia/
…an absolute New Zealand distributors for the brand.
Lyndon and the family. He will be sorely missed
by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
gentleman, an He was a founding member and inaugural
avid aviation president of SAAA Chapter 2, and held many phil Ayrton
workshop meetings at his house near Picton,
enthusiast at where he and Lyndon welcomed us on many
SAAA Chapter 4
many levels occasions. I can clearly remember his contagious
South Coast NSW
laugh when we awarded them both the only
10/10 for workshop meeting catering awarded
16 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
Flight Information Screen fighters was constantly frustrated
(EFIS). See the F111 cockpit by the need to accommodate
photo later in this article for an tactical instrumentation such
example. During the mid 1950’s as gunsights, radar screens and
American analysis arrived at radar warning receiver dials.
a set of guidelines for cockpit However their military multi-
lighting, ergonomics, controls engined aircraft were beautifully
and instrument layout. The most standardised.
notable achievement was the
standardisation of the standard
T for flight instruments that has 1960-1980 The age
been internationally adopted. of colour and electro-
Unfortunately American efforts mechanical complexity
to adopt the standard layout in
The photo of Fred F111C, designed
The previous edition of Airsport described the travails above is of anMoreno, in the mid 19
tested in 1950 and could withstand aerobatics without
the right is the experienced
Chris Howden, Shirley Harding and Noel Stoney when theysame technology. The strip format ASI, V
but are the predecessor to the coloured strips in modern
an engine failure and forced landing while flying over the crocodile-infested
The in to the reunion.
swamps of the Kakadu National park last July. Fred fills usneedonachieve viable all- that
weather capability introduced the l
tactical radars into the military sphe
cockpit, and that overcrowded The
here were about pilot instrument panels. Space and
eleven “major pucker” saving devices such as combined into
minutes during the machmeter/ASI and strip indic
glide to the Jabiru instruments for ASI, altimeter and instr
airport followed by VSI now showed up. a bit
laughing and joking xxxx
after we recognized that we This is a picture of a DC3 that was modernised in the 1960’s to incorporate the standard In the F111 pictured above we and
had dodged a big bullet (or T flight instrument layout. Note the increased use of colour and the overall clarity of now see the ‘standard T’ layout devi
crocodile, if you prefer). presentation.
Lancair YFM after the forced landing Shirley Harding, Fred Moreno, Chris Howden and Noel Stoney than
By December, all the required muc
repair parts had arrived for Lancair when
YFM, and the engine came in from
Platinum Aviation overhauled Duri
to new standards, arriving on deve
Christmas Eve. Chris and Fred nava
installed the engine on Christmas of th
day. It only seemed appropriate. airlin
On January 8 Shirley Harding inert
and husband Andrew flew from the r
Serpentine to Denmark, WA airport long
in their bright red RV-6 which engi
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AIRSPORT • 17
Home of Australian Experimental Aircraft
K erikeri, New Zealand
to Norfolk Island –
Norfolk Island to Lord
Howe island – Lord Howe Island to
Stradbroke Island, Queensland!
In 1975, Günter Barthel (me) a printer Günter’s
by trade, purchased a set of plans to
construct an aeroplane. Thirteen years
later the wood and fabric covered plane
emerged complete from under the house.
The two seat low wing Cavalier
102.5 has its design roots in France,
but considerable changes were
made by a Canadian designer.
My aircraft has flown for nearly 20 years
and until now exclusively and extensively A Trans Tasman Adventure
in New Zealand. The temptation to
fly to Australia was always lurking in
by Günter Barthel
Günter and companion Al under way Good VFR conditions Stretching the legs at Norfolk Island
the back of my mind. After six months My Auckland based plane cleared customs
of planning and doing various loading and was refueled at Kerikeri, northern New
and fuel burn off sequence calculations, it Zealand, about an hours flight away. A
became clear that the trip was possible. plane load of friends followed me on that
leg and though they said it was to assist
The aluminium auxiliary tank with its
with refueling and to say goodbye, I think
120 litre capacity sat next to me. Its
they just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t
name is Al (short for aluminium) and
going to “chicken out” at the last minute.
Al can have an explosive nature, gets
tanked-up occasionally, but doesn’t talk These flights have to be started relatively
much. The total fuel capacity amounted early in the day, because if a return Large fish in the bay at Norfolk Island
to 225 litres to keep the 100 horsepower just at the “point of no return” should
Rolls Royce engine up front happy. It become necessary, one could run The two GPS systems said that I was
turns a wooden fixed pitch propeller. out of daylight. The flights had to be almost there before I could see it.
conducted strictly by visual flight rules
After acquiring all the necessary gear for After a pleasant overnight stay and
as I am not qualified to fly in cloud.
survival (one life raft, one life jacket, flares preparations for the next leg to Lord Howe
and a “grab bag” with food and drink) and The leg to Norfolk Island took 5.45 Island were completed, the “met man”
the essential picking of other knowledgeable hours and on arrival, the island was said that it should be okay weather wise.
people’s brains, it was time to go. covered in cloud to a relatively low level. A very accurate actual weather report
18 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
Imminent departure – Günter Barthel and his Cavalier
The distinctive view of Lord Howe Island Safely tucked up at Dunwich Surveying my new home town
can’t be obtained because no one lives in to have the landing fees reduced because I After the trip I was nursing sunburned lips,
the middle of the ocean. Weather balloons, didn’t have to use much of their runway! nose and the back of my hands. I thought the
pressures and temperatures do that. On trips like this one has to land with people on Straddie were joking when saying
no diversions possible because of fuel that I should watch where I placed my hands
After 6.25 hours of flying the large rocks of
endurance. Lord Howe Island is full of lovelywhen opening the hangar doors because of
Lord Howe Island came into view. Landing
palm trees, has two huge rocks sticking red-backed spiders. They mentioned one
a light low powered plane on Lord Howe
out of the ocean and is very expensive. should look when walking in the “wilderness”
Island airfield is not for the faint hearted
because of snakes. Now New
in certain wind conditions. The wind was
Zealand has very few poisonous
straight down the runway but gusts of 27 “...Landing a light low powered critters and they are rare.
and 29 knots were recorded at the time of
my arrival. The downdraft experienced on
plane on Lord Howe Island My plane is presently hangared at
final approach made for a very short but airfield is not for the faint hearted” Jacobs Well airfield Queensland.
smooth touch down. I tried (unsuccessfully) It has a new Aussie call sign
and an Australian CofA in the
After clearing customs I was free to fly to the
Experimental category. I am settling in
Australian mainland. The local policeman is
well into the Queensland way of life after
also the customs officer. The next day flight
leaving my comfort zone and home of
planning was completed in the office of the
45 years. See, age really is no barrier!
meteorological station and then I pointed my
plane towards Dunwich airfield on Stradbroke Just one last thing this trip experience
Island, East of Brisbane. The word had got has revealed to me personally: “When
out about my arrival and I was greeted by a One sets out to do something unusual
welcoming committee. Meeting with nice and and succeeds, One is of value----if things
helpful people continued on Straddie Island. happen to go wrong One is a fool.”
AIRSPORT • 19
Team SAAA Thunderbird: part 2
With 6 weeks to go the “glass half full” workers were optimistic
but the “glass half empty” workers were worried. With the
detailed design happening as the build progressed it was
difficult to have an efficient production line. However with
a couple of late evenings in the final week the project was
complete and loaded on a trailer ready for the trip to Sydney.
unday 7 November Step Two: paid off with enough lift to skim to an
The Big Day arrives. Australian record breaking distance of
Pilot Dave Zemel climbed the steps and
20.5 metres and Flugtag victory!
Team SAAA was to be 9th onto Thunderbird. Dave saluted the crowd,
off the ramp. Masquerading the Safety Officer gave the all clear and Step Five:
as Thunderbird puppets Team SAAA pushed as fast as they could.
Recovery. Dreams of a victorious display
they fought back the Thunderbirds were go! Acceleration was
at Avalon in March were dashed as all
nerves while waiting in amongst the Four excellent and Thunderbird gracefully lifted off
aircraft were stowed securely by recovery
Fat Elvises, Marilyn Munroe, the Ned Kelly the dolly and headed out into the harbour.
teams in skip bins post retrieval!
Gang and the Great Budgie Smugglers.
Finally, they made their way to the top… After the flight we (Team SAAA) had ample
No seatbelts allowed so Pilot Dave hung on opportunity to watch our competitors.
with his left hand, held the tail neutral until With our first hand knowledge, our hearts
Dance as Thunderbird puppets for the end of the ramp and applied a little up went out to other competitors when we
the all important Entertainment elevator to ensure removal from the dolly. saw their aircraft disintegrate in midair or
Score. Result? A terrible 4/10! fail to disengage from their dollies and
disappear straight down into the glorious
Spectators cheerfully voiced their
The inevitable dive (plummet) towards depths of the Sydney Harbour. Just one
disapproval to the judges.
the water to build up flying speed slip and that could have been us!
20 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
by John Kneen
Above: Dave Zemel begins Thunderbird’s plummet into Sydney Harbour and the SAAA History books.
Congratulations to Captain Dave Zemel, Dave Robbins, Briam Ham,
John Livsey and all who contributed to this outstandng effort!
“ the inevitable dive paid off… with
enough lift to skim to an Australian record
breaking distance... and Flugtag victory!”
AIRSPORT • 21
This issue we look at some of the gremlins engine manual carefully and you might be
waiting to attack your engine and whilst we surprised to learn that there is an inspection
might think, “it won’t happen to me”, both process to be carried out whilst the engine is
events described below have occurred recently. sitting in the box in the corner of the shed.
Requirements vary according to the engine
Gremlins in your engine manufacturer, however this process should
be carried out, entered into the engine Log
Gremlin No 1 resulted in an in-flight caption uia vellore mun Puda derrovidero mo
Book and signed for by an appropriately
sudden stoppage of an engine with less than
Ken Garland licensed /approved person (AP). Failure
150 hours time since new. To the owner’s
to do so will void your Warranty.
disappointment the manufacturer refused
warranty. The reason why may affect a large In the case of the engine with the sudden
majority of us without our realising it. stoppage, a lack of protective lubrication on the
cam follower caused corrosion and excessive
To take advantage of the kit manufacturer’s
wear on the follower, affecting valve operation.
prices and consolidated freight rates, many of
us place an order for our engines at the time Whilst on the subject of inactive engines,
of ordering our kits. The engine arrives, it’s some operators are running the engines on
inhibited, has silica gel plugs and caps, and is the ground in an attempt to prevent rust
plastic wrapped so the engine then sits in the between infrequent flights. Lycoming state:
corner of the shed, undisturbed for a couple
“…this may harm rather than help the engine if the
of years awaiting the time for installation.
oil temperature is not brought up to 74C/ 165F ,
We all know that the engine Operation Manuals because the water and acids from combustion will
cover “Corrosion Prevention in Engines Installed accumulate in the engine oil. The best way to get
in Inactive Aircraft” for instance but that’s once the required oil temperatures is to fly the aircraft.
our engine is running. The thing that most of During flight the oil normally gets hot enough to
us don’t realise, is that corrosion starts even vaporise the water and most acids and eliminate
echni Quiz before the engine leaves the factory. Read your them from the oil. If the engine is merely ground
Techniquiz is designed 2. With regard to the use of avgas, 4. For maximum engine life and trouble-
to get you thinking about which statement is true? free operation, engine break in during
maintenance tasks. Not the first 25 to 50 hours of engine
a. Use of a lower-than-specified grade of fuel
just the “what to do” operation should be accomplished by;
may result in a reduced power output but is
but “how to” and “what
usually less harmful than higher rated fuel. a. limiting take off power to five minutes per flight
data should I use?”
and using 65%power maximum for cruise
b. Use of the next higher-than-specified grade of fuel is
Quiz content reproduced with
permitted if the specific grade of fuel is not available. b. running the engine continuously at
permission courtesy of Textron
65% to 75% power with full power or
Lycoming “Key Reprints”. c. Use of the lower-than-specified grade
maximum power available for climbs
Answers on page 38. of fuel is permitted if the specified
grade of fuel is not available. c. using less than 100% power for take-off
and cruising at 75% power or above
d. Use of a higher-than-specified grade
1. If the engine of an
of fuel usually results in lower-than- d. running the engine at 1200 RPM for at least twenty
aeroplane is permitted
normal cylinder head temperatures. minutes before the first take off of the day
to idle for a long period
of time on the ground;
a. a hydraulic lock may develop 3. If the engine oil temperature and cylinder 5. If the grade of fuel used in an aircraft
in one or more cylinders temperature gauges have exceeded their engine is lower than specified for the
normal operating range, you may have been; engine, it will most likely cause
b. the lean mixture may cause
the engine to miss or quit a. operating with higher-than-normal oil pressure a. an increase in power which could overstress
internal engine components
c. the result may be an b. using fuel that has a higher-
excessively high oil pressure than-specified fuel rating b. detonation
d. the spark plugs may c. operating with too much power and c. lower cylinder head temperatures
become fouled with the mixture set too lean
d. a non-uniform mixture of fuel and air
d. operating with the mixture set too rich in the cylinders
22 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
run, water accumulated in the oil Sadler Radial Engine Model R1765u performance
will gradually turn to acid. If the with 66” 2–blade wood propeller
The Sadler Radial Engine is a compact, fuel
engine is flown so infrequently that
efficient and smooth running aircraft engine. Normal rated power, take off:
it does not accumulate the operating
The 6 cylinder radial uses two banks of three 62 bhp @ 2,850 rpm
hours recommended for an oil
cylinders with power pulses every 120 degrees Max rated power: 65 bhp @ 2,975 rpm
change (25 hours for pressure screen
of revolution. In order to minimize design risk,
system and 50 hours for a full flow Continuous rated power (90%): 58.5 bhp
utilisation of off-the-shelf components, where
filter system), then the oil should w/ average fuel burn of 15.5 Lt/hr (4.1 USg/hr)
available, were considered. The design uses VW
be changed at four-month intervals Typical cruise power (75%): 49.5 bhp
cylinders and pistons for reliability and inexpensive
to eliminate water and acids.” w/ average fuel burn of 12.8 Lt/hr (3.4 USg/hr)
parts. Other parameters considered essential were:
Gremlin No 2 resulted in leaks in air cooled, dual ignition, low RPM four-cycle, Idle speed 800 rpm
fibreglass fuel tanks. The aircraft had minimum vibration, Low fuel consumption,
been happily operating on Premium light weight, low noise level and reliability.
Grade Mogas or Avgas for a couple Design
of years without any signs of leakage.
The Sadler Radial Engine project objective was
The tanks were removed from the General Specifications
to design a reliable, lightweight, four-cycle,
aircraft and inspected. What we
Configuration: Direct drive, 6 cylinder, four- aircraft engine in the 65 horsepower range. The
found was that almost all of the tank
cycle, internal combustion, gasoline fuelled, free engine is a great alternative to 2-stroke power.
sealant had come adrift from the
air cooled engine, one gravity fed carburettor,
tank and was floating in the fuel.
and a dry sump lubrication system.
Luck was on our side as we found
very little of the sealant had made
its way into the fuel system itself,
HP/Torque @ 3000 rpm: 65 hp / 113.4 ft/lbs
and no blockages had resulted.
Displacement: 1721 cc (105 cu in) Concorde
Inspection of the fuel itself RG-12LSA
identified no less than 3% ethanol. Stroke: 50 mm (1.969 in) Aircraft Battery
According to the oil companies Lubrication: dry sump, pressurized
New Concorde RG-12LSA is a small, lightweight
contacted there should be NO Bore: 85.5 mm (3.366 in) sealed valve regulated lead acid battery for
ethanol in Premium Grade Mogas!
Rotation: clockwise, viewed from rear experimental and new Type Certified aircraft.
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AIRSPORT • 23
tales from the toolbox
8 LItRE / 350
have been running an engineering
business in Melbourne for 20 years
(Drysdale Motorcycle Co) and over
that time, I’ve had some weird project
requests. Most are just a little left of
centre and then there is some really
strange stuff. It’s not that I go looking for
this type of work; it just seems to find me!
And so it was that I got a phone call from a
Kiwi guy called Russell Sutton a couple of years
ago, asking me to build him a crankshaft for an
aircraft engine he was building - a 9 cylinder, 8
litre, 350 hp monster radial of his own design!
I have to admit straight up that I put him into
the ‘mad inventor’ category and made some
polite excuse about being too busy to take on
something like that for the next year. I thought
that would be the last I would hear from him.
About 6 months later, I got another call from Russell
and he was beside himself with worry. He had by Ian Drysdale Springvale VIC – SAAA Chapter 21
contracted an engineering company in Sydney to
for “administration costs”) I think they radial on modern motorcycle components
do the job and they had agreed but demanded
are lucky Russell didn’t get a couple of had to give him a head start. After all,
full payment up front, taken his money and then
his mates to call in on them for a chat. they are tough, reliable and have good
told him they couldn’t do the job! Even more
power output for size/weight. He settled
bizarrely, they weren’t going to give his money Russell is a diesel mechanic in the mines
on Honda XR600 air-cooled cylinders
back to him! (It took Russell almost 2 years to get in Western Australia. He is a permanent
and heads, which meant that he would
his money back, and even then they kept $1,000 resident (not fly-in / fly-out) and he works
need 9 cam chain drives, as the heads
6 days on, 6 days off. Born with an active
are SOHC. Whilst radials traditionally
mind and not being the type to sit in the
use push-rod valve activation, there is a
pub all day, 6 idle days every other
precedent for an OHC radial, an engine
week causes a man to start thinking,
built by BMW before WWII, although this
and he decided to build himself a
engine used bevel gears to drive the cams.
radial aircraft engine. Russell is a
lifetime plane and motorcycle At 96.5mm, the piston bore is 0.5mm
enthusiast and reasoned under the original Honda specs, but this
that basing his allows V6 Commodore car pistons to be
used. Russell has increased the stroke
to from 80.0mm to 118.0mm, which
results in just under 8 litres capacity.
Russell’s crankcase is unusual for a radial in
several respects; firstly it is weld fabricated
from aluminium plate and secondly
it is not split down the middle
of the bores, which made
the crankshaft design a
bit more challenging.
24 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
The crankshaft is typical for a radial in it actually worked quite well in the long
that it is a split design with a one piece run. We would design in 3D CAD, do a 2D
master rod, it’s just that it all now has drawing and email it to Russell. He would
to be assembled through that front scribble alterations and modifications on
cover cavity. Once everything is in, the the drawings and fax them back to us to
front cover is fitted, which completes modify, which all worked very well. Modern
the crankcase and stiffens it all up. communications are a wonderful thing.
Russell supplied a CAD model of the crank We designed the master rod along pretty
and con-rods, we tidied them up and conventional radial aircraft lines, except
sucked them into Pro-Engineer and then that we used automotive bearing shells
animated them, only to find that they for the big end bearing, instead of the
left a lot to be desired. The link rods ( you traditional bronze bush. Automotive shells
can’t call them slave rods any more ) all are cheap and robust, but are designed for
clashed into each other and there wasn’t split con-rods. To get them to fit a one-piece
enough metal on the crankshaft webs to con-rod, we removed the location tags and
achieve a desirable balance factor. If made pressed them into place using a special jig
as it was, the thing would have shaken that we made up for the job. I have used
itself out of its engine mounts. At DMCo, this technique on a couple of other jobs
we ended up redesigning the crankshaft, and it works very well. Should Russell ever
master rod and link rods to achieve the happen to damage the BE bearing, $25
correct rod to rod clearances and balance or $30 should see him in action again.
factor. We decided to make all 8 link rods
To lubricate the link pins that attach
identical in length and make the radius of
the link rods to the master rod, an oil jet
the link pinholes variable, whilst Russell’s
mounted on the front crank web squirts
original design called for 4 pairs of rods of
oil into a hole in the hollow link pins as
different lengths with a constant pitch circle
each comes past. This may seem crude,
diameter for the link pins. With DMCo in
but many of the radials of old used this
Melbourne and Russell in northern WA, it
same principle with good reliability.
might sound like a recipe for disaster, but
AIRSPORT • 25
>> tales from the toolbox: 9 cylinder radial
Once the crank and con-rods were well under The 9 cylinder radial runs a full ring exhaust, the reliability has been proven, he will look
way, Russell asked if we could do the camchain which increases in section as more cylinders around for a suitable aircraft to fit it to. He is in
drive gears and shafts for him too, which join into it. The thing is a work of art. 9 header no hurry to get it airborne as he would rather
we were happy to do. The photos of the 10 pipes would be bad enough, but with the twin discover problems whilst blasting across a
gears ( main central drive gear and 9 driven port Honda cylinder heads, a total of 18 header lake or swamp with his engine in a boat first.
gears ) clearly show what a challenge it was pipes must be blended into the exhaust ring. It’s easier to row to the shore than to find
to fit them all in. Some people mistakenly somewhere to land a plane dead-stick !
Although he plans to start off testing with
think there are 9 separate crankshafts with a
the engine “normally aspirated”, Russell has A PSRU is included in the design of Russell’s
gear on each end, but these 10 gears are just
incorporated a drive pulley in the design radial, as the maximum crank speed is planned
to drive the camchains ! For the crankshaft,
at the rear for a tooth belt driven blower, to be 3,500 rpm. He is intending to eventually
Russell supplied us with a 3D CAD drawing
which will be a turbine type, effectively use a planetary gear set from a Caterpillar
of sorts, which whilst it required extensive
half of an automotive turbo-charger. The bulldozer automatic transmission, but this
redesign, was at least a starting point. For the
boost will only be low as he is aiming for a will be phase 2. To run the engine to start
gears and shafts, we only had Russell’s hand
modest 350 hp out of his 8 litre engine. with, he is using a tooth belt PSRU, which
sketches, which even so, are a credit to a
will also raise the prop height and lower the
man with no design qualifications. This is an EFI has been chosen to supply the fuel,
engine mass for its initial use in the air boat.
extremely complex piece of design that had with the injectors sitting right at the intake
us scratching our heads more than a little! ports, they will probably be hooked up to a To see the engine ‘in the flesh’ is an impressive
programmable MoTeC engine management sight. It is an engineering masterpiece and a
The final camchain drive gears are only half
system. This should eliminate the difficult credit to a guy with no design training and
the width of Russell’s original spec and he
starting that plagues many aircraft only basic tools - the “can do” Kiwi/Aussie
took some convincing to get them down
engines with such long intake tracts. spirit still lives! A word of warning though,
to that. Once he saw the finished items in
if you ever accept Russell’s hospitality be
the flesh of course, he commented that Russell’s radial will be fitted to an air boat
prepared to have to sit through hours and
they could be even thinner. One thing is (also called swamp boat) initially, then once
hours of DVDs of his favorite radial engines at
for sure, he will never wear them out. he has a couple of hundred hours on it and
full noise! The man is a true enthusiast..
FRASER COAST LIFTS LANDING FEES SAAA Member John Kelman reports that the Fraser Coast Regional Council
will no longer be charging landing fees at either Maryborough or Hervey Bay Airports, a very welcome initiative on the Council’s part.
26 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
tales from the toolbox
Corby Builders: All parts are completed to a point where sanding
and painting is all that is needed. We will beat all current prices!
Cowling mould laid up – all that remains
Contact Paul Sharp on 0428 938 729, or email is to put a steel frame on the outside to
firstname.lastname@example.org for photos and information. keep its shape.
Corby Starlet project - Murray Bridge High School
I n South Australia, the Murray
Bridge High School and The
Innovation Training & Skill Centre
runs a training workshop for the
Composite (GRP) industry.
The year 10 to year 12 students in their polymer
training workshop are manufacturing selected
Corby Starlet aircraft fibreglass parts for sale to Corby
builders. The parts being manufactured are wheel
Student removing the first new wheel Upper engine cowling plug with black
fairings, wing fairings and upper engine cowling.
fairing from the mould. gelcoat drying before applying the
fibreglass to form the new mould. The students when working on these Corby parts
are mindful of weight requirements. All the materials
are calculated out to control the weight of each part.
The mould for the upper engine cowling turned
out to be a big job for the students because the
part supplied was out of shape. To reshape it the
students made up an inside frame. Shaping took a
week to finish before we could make a mould of it.
We hope to make the first cowling part
this term. Sale of the manufactured parts
will help cover the cost of materials.
(Industry based trainer for the
Students manufactured a new wheel fairing plug & mould. Pictured is a finished fairing. Innovation Training & Skill Centre)
AIRSPORT • 27
VICTORIA NORTHERN TERRITORY
20 Kyneton 35 Northern Australia
Aircraft Wiring Workshop > John Kneen The first 12 months –
Chapter 20, Kyneton, again took advantage of having a highly an overview > Vern Taylor
experienced member in the person of ex-LAME Ed Groot,
Chapter 35 came into existence due to the enthusiasm of it’s
to deliver a second and final full day workshop in aircraft wiring at
individual members. I was asked by Mark Rowe to contact
Bacchus Marsh. Pitched at the experimental builder in need of basic
each NT SAAA member and found that although only a
information the 13 participants voted the day a great success.
couple knew each other, they would all like to get together.
At the inaugural meeting, we decided to meet at irregular
times, at intervals of three and five weeks, to cater for the shift
workers who might spend 14 days on site, then 14 days off.
Three projects were under construction:
> Bob Orchard has made great strides with his Cobra and
had the initial engine run-up just prior to the wet season
start. It is probable that it will fly early in the new year.
> Bill Markey is making rapid progress with his Vans RV-4
but because he is self-employed and can work long
hours, cannot schedule a date for completion.
> Keith Fowler also has advanced with his KR-2S, and due to the
The Chapter 20 aircraft wiring workshop group
onset of the wet season, has sealed everything up for a while.
During the year, Noel Stoney and the MPC team from WA travelled
to Darwin in Fred Moreno’s Lancair to hold the course over the
Moorabbin weekend of 16/17 July. I am pleased to say that all but one chapter
member attended and all passed. The team from WA had further
April Builders Visit > John Kneen adventures in Kakadu [ see page 17 ] and flew home by other
means. We are hoping you get back in the air again soon, Fred.
Chapter 21 ended 2010 with a power point presentation of
Thunderbird, the SAAA’s entry in the 2010 Flugtag competition. We also attended the Aviation Heritage Society’s open cockpit
A lively discussion followed about what should be the optimum flight day in aid of Legacy, and have the Society to thank for the
profile for such a flight. However, it was generally conceded that flying supply of their boardroom for our MPC. Bob’s Cobra made an
the actual Thunderbird with Sydney Harbour rushing up to meet appearance at the AHSNT hangar and it drew a lot of attention.
you would get the heart beating much faster than all the theories
I travelled to Cowra for the SAAA AGM with the view of becoming
after a good meal at the Royal Victorian Aero Club dining room.
more involved in the future, and got an overview of running a
With Flugtag out of his system Brian Ham has been able to fly-in. Hopefully, we will be able to schedule one for this year, if
return to work on his Sonex. In 2010 Brian had also been very a convenient date can be arranged, or early next year, when the
busy with Cowra, Maintenance Courses and the Approved local Corsair project is completed. Nobby Bartsch (the late Guido
Person’s duties so the Sonex had taken a back seat. The Zuccoli’s engineer) expects it to take about 18 months yet.
photo shows Brian and son Chris getting ready to fly!
So the first 12 months have been very active, and I am on my
toes keeping up the activities. Progress is being made and in
future issues I plan to have photos to go with the articles.
“ Chapter 35 were the first chapter to achieve 100%
pass rate in the MpC. participants got
together to work on the quiz despite the difficulties of
distance and time, and every participant successfully
completed the quiz. well done gentlemen!
Shirley Harding, Trainer MPC.
Brian Ham and son Chris test the legroom in their Sonex
28 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
in his Murphy Moose, so several members and I enjoyed a
wESTERN AUSTRALIA local flight in this very charismatic aircraft. Thanks Gary.
Heading back to Hugh Ragg’s hanger we found Hugh and local
AP Howard Mason tinkering with Hugh’s freshly installed Dynon
Serpentine Skyview EFIS. Once fired up the display was a very impressive sight.
Hugh has made great progress on his aircraft, recently having
RVs Jaunt to Margaret River > Shirley Harding installed the IO-360 engine, a carbon fibre plenum and is now
well on the way to completing the instruments and electrical
Andrew Tainsh suggested a group of us fly from Serpentine
installations. Our local AP Howard Mason then gave a very
to Margaret River for brunch one day after Christmas.
interesting and informative demonstration of correct technique
It seemed like a good idea, the weather cooperated, so on Thursday for wire stripping and selection and crimping of wiring terminals.
morning 3 RV 6s and a Cessna 172 set off. Andrew Tainsh and Bo
Hannington launched first, and flew in loose formation. Bo had
fellow RV6 builder Graham Hewitt as co-pilot. Shirley Harding
and Andrew Morley followed in their RV6. Despite being painted
go-faster red, ASF couldn’t catch up, and the other two RVs
disappeared into the haze of the inversion after a few miles.
A little while later, Martin Softly took off in his C172 carrying Roy
and Adam Frost, fellow members of the Sport Aircraft Builders
Club at Serpentine. The RVs covered the distance in about 45
minutes. Conditions were surprisingly smooth given the heat.
On arrival at Margaret River, the three RVs waited in the parking area
Günter Barthel, Hugh Ragg, Brian Hunter, Howard Mason and Brian Budd
for the Cessna to catch up. We should have given him a head start!
look over Hugh’s rapidly progressing RV-7.
When Martin landed, we all piled into the maxi-cab which we had
prearranged, and drove the short distance into town. We had a
brief wander around, then settled into a very busy cafe for brunch.
The maxi taxi was summoned to take us back to the strip,
where we found a small audience of holiday-makers hanging
over the fence admiring the aircraft. We also had to remove
a very small boy who was heading for the runway on a
mini-motorbike – presumably a Christmas present. It was
fortunate he hadn’t arrived earlier – would have been a nasty
surprise to see him on the strip as we came in to land.
The wind had increased in strength since our arrival, and the
takeoff was distinctly bumpy with turbulence from the adjacent
trees. In cruise the conditions were again smooth and pleasant,
and all four aircraft arrived back at Serpentine by mid afternoon.
A great time was had by all – thanks for organising it, Andrew!
19 Gold Coast
AGM and visit to Hugh Ragg’s
RV-7 project > John Keen
Sunday 26th of September saw several Chapter 19
members turn up to Southport Flying Club for the
Chapter’s Annual General Meeting and to have a look at
Hugh Ragg’s progress on his RV-7 quickbuild project.
The AGM formalities were efficiently taken care of with
National President Brian Hunter and Chapter President Gary
Spicer outlining some interesting ideas and goals for the
Chapter in 2011. Without further ado Gary announced circuits
AIRSPORT • 29
How to submit to Builders’ Log
welcome to the Builders’ Log
Compiled by Rob Stocker #06894
1. Log in to SAAA website (www.saaa.com) &
Happy New Year to all and welcome to this edition of Builder’s Log. complete the electronic form with as much
detail as possible OR 2. email the following
It seems that over the festive season much hard work has been going
details to Rob Stocker at email@example.com
on. So much so that builders have forgotten to let us know about
any significant progress made since the last edition of Airsport. > First and last name
> SAAA membership number
We do have a few CofAs issued and congratulations to those builders
who have achieved such a great milestone in the building program. > Chapter number and location
> Contact details (email, phone if you
Please remind yourselves how you can submit your building reports to the want others to be able to contact you)
Builders’ Log electronically by reading on, then send in those reports!
> Details of the aircraft you are working
The electronic submission process on the SAAA website www.saaa.com on (name, model, manufacturer,
is now fully operational and you can upload your project progress reports registration number, etc)
there. For those who are not members you can continue to submit your > Information about the building process
progress reports by emailing them (together with your photos) directly to me
> pictures in jpeg format (around 1 Mb in size)
at firstname.lastname@example.org including the details listed in the panel at right.
BUILDER: LOU SZABOLIC
A/C TYpE: VANS RV-6
LOCATED: TEMORA NSw
The airframe was built in Canberra from a 1996 slow build kit.
During construction it was converted from tricycle to tail wheel
gear using drawings and parts from Vans Aircraft. My original intent
was to build a quick day/night VFR aircraft equipped with well-
proven avionics to use as an IFR training platform. To achieve this end
the panel was planned around Garmin and King avionics including GNC
300XL, GXT 327 and GMA 340 as well as KNS 80 and KR 87 radios.
Vacuum driven AH and DG are installed and a 2 axis Trutrack ADI Pilot 2 is
fitted. The Garmin CDI is switchable between the GPS and VOR with G/S. A
Scania 5-35 encoder provides altitude data to the GPS and Transponder. Dipole
antennas are installed in the wing tips with nav/landing/strobe lights under
RMD covers. A heated pitot tube is positioned under the left wing and a 60
Amp o/v protected alternator keeps the Odyssey 925 battery charged.
A factory new Lycoming O 360 A1A with a Sensenich FM72 x 83 fixed
pitch metal prop is fitted. It should have adequate performance.
As Vans had not at the time released their pressure recovery wheel
pants I used the excellent Team Rocket products instead.
RVW is resident in Temora, and with special CofA now issued,
phase 1 testing is scheduled to commence in March.
30 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
BUILDER: pHIL ANDERTON
A/C TYpE: VANS RV-7
LOCATED: MANILLA NSw
Martin Ongley issued the CofA
on Phil’s RV-7 VH-XPA and it was
signed off on 3rd January 2011.
BUILDER: GREG wARDMAN #6222
A/C TYpE: VANS RV-7A
LOCATED: wAGGA wAGGA NSw
Martin Ongley has issued the CofA for Greg Wardman’s
RV-7A on 21st December 2010. What a great Christmas
present! As you can see by the photo a lot of hours and TLC
has been expended on this fine example of the model.
BUILDER: JOHN SMITH
A/C TYpE: LANCAIR LEGACY
Bill Keehner issued the CofA for John Smith’s beautiful
Lancair Legacy on 9th November 2010. This sleek
aircraft sports a 3-blade prop, retractable undercarriage
and looks ready to “break the surly bonds”.
AIRSPORT • 31
BUILDER: DAVID J MILLS #6613
A/C TYpE: LONG MIDGET MUSTANG M1
LOCATED: SERpENTINE wA
David’s Midget Mustang is O200 I have a O200 cowl plug that
powered and is about 80% finished. could save enormous amounts
The stages that he has completed of time for someone, and a
include Fuz wing cockpit, panel, engine, spare set of new RV spats /
mount, cowl, tail, and undercarriage. hardware I would like to sell.
The aircraft was purchased as It is slow progress but great fun
part completed project. to do and very rewarding.
This aircraft is being built to go - not I have restored a
show, and will be built on a very limited 1946 J3 Cub and
budget – with no compromises on safety. am also rebuilding
a 1928 Corben
It is my goal to prove that one can
build a fast safe aircraft on a limited
budget and have fun in the process. David Mills
The KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle
is to be used, and basic instruments
with an O200 engine scavenged from
a storm damaged Cessna 150.
The plan is to put high compression
pistons in the O200 and trick it up a
bit to get a few more horsepower.
progress this past year:
> Fuz, empennage, wings
complete(as purchased). One wing
required to be reskinned.
> All materials, fittings and parts
purchased to complete the project.
> Panel with steam guages completed.
Toe brakes installed on pedals
> Fuel tank made with level guage installed.
> C150 wreck purchased for O200
engine and instruments.
> Wood prop, spacer and Spinner purchased.
Engine mount completed for installation.
> Undercarriage made and fitted to wheels
with brakes. Spats(RV type) purchased
for undercarriage to be fitted.
> Cowl fabricated and currently
being fitted with 16” spinner.
I would love to hear from any other
Australian MM1 builders.
32 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
BUILDER: pETER MULHERN
A/C TYpE: VANS RV-7
Bill Keehner issued the CofA for Peter Mulhern’s neat RV-7A
on16th October 2010.The photo shows the attention to detail
and of course Peter’s excitement at completing his project.
BUILDER: BRYAN DAVIES #65
A/C TYpE: GLASAIR III
Bill Keehner also issued the CofA for Brian
Davies’ Glasair III around 10th January 2011. This
“plastic” retractable is going places - fast.
BUILDER: pAUL MILSTEAD
A/C TYpE: JABIRU J430
Martin Ongley issued the CofA on Paul’s
Jabiru. Congratulations Paul!
AIRSPORT • 33
wA NSw/ACT RV-4 Project Kit #3535 circa
1994.Complete Kit incl finishing kit.
THORP T18C PROJECT Sunderland With I.O. 360 (150hp) H2AD (400
Folding Wing, Airframe 95% hrs to run) with carby. Empennage,
complete, all controls installed and ailerons, flaps and stbd wing done.
functioning, all fairings and engine (Photos avail on line). Builder has tech
cowls, dynafocal engine mount, background. Build log available. Some
undercarriage, wheels, tires, brakes, tools, lots of Clecos etc incl. $25,000
Vari Eze project 98% complete windscreen and sliding canopy, ono. Ph Allan 0412 217 557
Zenith CH300 Tri-Z ABAA built I have a Vari Eze project that is some instruments. SAAA inspection
ENGINE PARTS Four Cylinder
1983. 800 Hrs TT. Lyc O360.A3A 800 almost complete that I want to sell. report, full set all drawings, material
assemblies inc pistons and valves
hrs SMOH. MR annual to Oct 2010. The airframe is build and painted receipts and construction history
removed from Lycoming 0320-
115 kts cruise. Long range tanks (280 externally, the cockpit is not. Includes including photos. $29,000. Ph Mike
D3G engine at 2000hrs. $800.
ltrs), ADF, GPS55. Based Albany WA. a professionally rebuilt Cont. O200 0408164946 or email: kermik@
Lycoming 0320 D3G Camshaft
$39,000. Contact Bob 08 9844 fitted with high compression pistons ozemail.com.au
serviceable $250. Sky-Tec Hi
7046 or 0409 090 493. and electronic ignition, new Prince
Torque Starter 149NL serviceable
‘P’ tip propeller and instruments.
RV6A 0-320-E2A-150HP. Sensensich $250. Ph Mike 0408 164 946 or
The bulk of work remaining is to
Metal Prop. TTAF 280hrs, Engine email email@example.com
complete the wiring loom, install &
SMOH 280hrs. New Annual Feb
baffle the engine. The only significant Sensenich Fixed Pitch Propeller
2010, Full Panel, Icom A200 Radio,
outlay left is prop extension and seat Model 70CM6S16-0-77, S/N 33971K,
Garmin Txpdr, King Encoder, Navaid
belt. Asking $25K. Ph Don Railton 457.9 hours TTIS, removed off
Autopilot Coupled To a Garmin AVD
(08) 9447 9842 or 0413 296 611, 160 hp Glasair, includes 3/8 inch
55 GPS. Heated Pitot, Elec Elv Trim, Monnett Sonerai IIL RAAus
email firstname.lastname@example.org bolt kit, Glasair composite spinner
Manual Aileron Trim, Nav Lights, 2x 19-4528, previously CASA.
assy, Lycoming 3/8 inch prop
Landing Lights, Located YMUL, WA. Professionally rebuilt & maintained.
flange bushes, very good condition,
LAME maintained, Always Hangared CAO 101.28 compliant, choice of
not needed after constant speed
$97,500. Ph Mark 0416 081049 registration / maintenance. AeroVee
conversion, best offer over $2,000.
or Colin 0431 691 419. Pos part ex 1835, 60HP, single Zenith carburettor,
Ph Dennis Stacey 0407 006 292 or
J160 or other easy entry plane. alternator, hand start, Bishton
propeller. 105 KTAS @ 3100 RPM, 16
Sensinich propeller brand new
ltr/hr. Tinted canopy, dual controls, Vans RV8, I0360 Lycoming, Constant
70 cm6s9-0-79 suit rv-6a-7a-8a-9a
disk brakes, Garmin GPS, ICOM VHF. speed Hartzell, AFS 4500 Glass panel
160 hp $3,300. Also Sensinich
X-Country, sport aerobatics. Low time EFIS with back-up instruments, IFR
propeller 72fm8s9-1-84 to suit 180hp Scales for weighing aircraft.
AF&E, full documentation, immaculate Category, full featured Trio Pro Pilot
rv6a-7a-8a-9a as new condition but Set of 3 EFM weigh-pads. Portable
condition, located Camden YSCN. A/P. All only 110 Hours since new,
done 300hrs $2,800. Ph Ivan 0418 (all-up 43kg). Certified for weighing
Making way for new aircraft. Oshkosh Silver Lindy winner. Every
932 816. aircraft. Each scale is certified to
$40,000 ono. Ph Mark AUS: 0437 conceivable extra and no bugs,
2000kg. $5,500. Ph Richard 08
930 730 or HKG: +852 9120 7487 or $189K, call Kevin or email for photos
9381 9507 or 0437 381 950, email
email email@example.com and full spec sheet. Ph 0408694713
Vans RV-9A Tail Kit Project. 2004
ENGINE LYC 0-540 E4C5 Tx
Kit, some work done but no riveting,
disassembled but complete with
$1,000. One LN SYS6 Lighting
starter, carb, mags. Crank & C/
System for RV-9 as new $750.
Case checked & tagged $6,500.
HORNET STOL Airframe TT230 hrs. 2005 Avery RV Builders Tool Kit
Greg McFarlane 0417 940 461
100HP 912s 143 hrs. This is possibly with 3X Rivet Gun, $2,000.
one of the best examples around. RV6 TT 890. 1st Life 0-320 & M/ Ph Paul 02 6231 0975
CORBY STARLET 1835 VW,
Aircraft is fitted with rear cargo door Prop Dual Plasma3 Ign VFR, Garmin
completed 1984 (was VH- now RAA),
and low stall wing tips. VHF – UHF 695 & 196 GPS, GTX 327 Txpdr
672 AFHR, recent LAME workover QLD
radios; iPod system connected through Icom A210. Featured front cover
incl. new matched cylinder heads, new
intercoms. The aircraft is beautifully Airsport April/May 2010 $85K
& reseated valves, new ASI/ALT/VSI/ Helicopter Mini 500 Helicopter
finished and a pleasure to fly. The Greg McFarlane 0417 940 461
EGT/CHT/g-meter, digital fuel computer Rotax 582 fitted, assembled
aircraft is the ideal work horse for
Cavalier project 90% completed; integrated with GARMIN 296 GPS and flown by LAME. Would suit
large properties or prospecting and is
having most parts to finish, high input, elevator trim. This aircraft flies repowering for property use. Demo
perfect for rough strip applications.
quality workmanship. $6,000 plus beautifully, trims hands off, cruises 100 DVD available. Can deliver $29,500
The aircraft is in excellent condition
engine available, Rolls-Royce O-240, KIAS @ 12-15 L/hr, stalls 32 KIAS. Phone Lawrie (07) 5429 8148
and ready to go. Located in Western
130hp, 600 hrs total time. Will sell Genuine sale - must sell. $23K. Ph
Australia. $90,000 ono. Ph Rod
separately $9,000 or with aircraft Geoff 0418 685 158 or email winter.
0427 266 036
$15,000. Ph Gordon 0419 043 161 firstname.lastname@example.org
34 • AIRSPORT SAAA – THE HOME OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
Slick Magneto Model 4370. Zenith 4 seat 801. Lycoming
Rotation Left S/N 09022472 non- 0-320; Long range tanks; Landing
impulse . 33 hours only, nil defects. lights; Dual throttles; Aircraft grade
Removed from Glasair to make way upholstery; Electric trim; 80%
for PMags. Includes harness, timing complete (interior fit out remaining);
pin, spare cap screws. Nil drive Zenith Zodiac CH650B Complete $50,000. Ph: 0402 885 740
gear cog $350 ono. Ph: Brian Kit Fully Optioned. Inc the following
EUROPA XS MONOWHEEL VH-XSS Budd 0410 605 907 or 07 5536 options: Jabiru USA firewall forward VIC
First flight 2002, since flown 170 6624, email email@example.com kit, Sensenich ground adjustable prop,
hours. Fitted with 6 cyl Jabiru engine Dual controls, Dual Brakes, Long range RV7 Kit advanced project. Wings
Rapco Vacuum Pump Model
with approved oil cooler mod. All tanks, Nav lights, Landing lights, and empenage fitted to aircraft.
No. RA215CC (FAA-PAA Approved
required airframe mods have been Wheel fairings, Aileron trim tab & Wing Kit includes finish kit dynon d100
replacement for Airborne 211CC)
carried out. Sale includes trailer, baggage lockers. Construction of the efis and parts to convert to 7A
TTIS 6 hours only. Just removed from
removable auxiliary fuel tank, cockpit rudder, stabiliser, elevator and fuselage very well built currently working on
Glasair due to engine bay upgrade.
cover and Lowrance Airmap GPS. lower rear section is completed, with a canopy. call Adrian 0439 801 667
Fits Lycoming 0-235, 0-290, 0-320,
Aircraft a delight to fly and cruises at considerable portion of the front lower
0-360, IO-320, IO-360 and many GARMIN GPS 150 – Ph 08 9259
130 TAS at 20 l per hour. Hangared fuselage section complete
others plus Continentals. TSO’d. All 0676; Mob: 0447 560 928
at Caboolture but can be kept at Workmanship is first class and any
paperwork available. Suitable also for
home on the trailer. Two practised inspection is welcomed. This kit is
certified aircraft. Wear port equipped. wANTED
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flight review (Continued)
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