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    Senior Member SkySteve's Avatar
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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    Hey, Paul, how about sand and/or gravel bars? Do you guys ever tag those? They look pretty interesting.
    Steve Wilson
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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    Foxy Feet is out of commission!!!

    I did a little bush flight the other day, and on starting and flying out of the remote strip, the bendix didn't disengage!

    I removed the skytec starter, and am not happy to put it back , as the bendix (I am told ) in the sky tec F12 ST1 has been known to disintegrate and wreck the ring gear/Flywheel in the Franklin 4A 235 B31 Motor, demanding a tear down and repair.
    So now I am looking at buying the Sky tec F12 ST2, which replaces it and is good for the Franklin, and that costs $ 795.00, which is 11 000.00 of ours (Rands).
    This is a heavy burden on this non-sodbusting Farmer from the bush.
    That is the value of a whole cow in calf right now!

    I will post on the wanted to buy that I need the starter, but the worst is that my brother is flying is Nellie off almost every afternoon in our FANTASTIC Autumn weather!
    So, Ross and others, enjoy your weather, and once I am up and running again, I will once more fly to interesting landing spots and report.

    Darn!!
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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    Time for the Armstrong Starter!
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    Josh Esser
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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    What's going on over there, Rooster? Not poking fun at the price on the starter but, a 700 weight steer alone here would cover it. Well, nearly. We were right @ $110/hundred.

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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    Ramos Wrote, "What's going on over there, Rooster? Not poking fun at the price on the starter but, a 700 weight steer alone here would cover it. Well, nearly. We were right @ $110/hundred. "

    Well, Ramos, I have just sold my steers on a Video Auction....
    http://www.sheard.co.za/index.php/au...aner-sale-2017
    We Got R 33.80 per kilogramme for them. That's just on $ 2.53 per kilo.

    At 7.5 Pounds for the starter, it comes in at R 3162.00 per Kilo ($ 233.82 Per Kilo)

    I've been paid, so will take the plunge and buy the skyTec!!


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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    Heck, Rooster, you beat us by nearly five cents on every pound. As depressing as the price has been the last two years, I still would not recommend looking at your aviation expenses on a per pound basis!

    A brand new factory built Kitfox is in the neighborhood of $150.00/pound.

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    Default The simson desert

    We just got back from a week away in the Simpson Desert and Lake Eyre
    region of central Australia. Here are a few pics to give you the idea.
    will post more later with a bit of a story. But the Kitfox performed very well!

    cheers
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    Now flying!!!

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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    That looks like so much fun, Ross! I'm so glad you're using and enjoying your beautiful airplane as much as you seem to be... I really look forward to that too.
    John Evens
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    Default Re: Where I Fly.

    Wow Ross. Im an airplane and a sunset guy. You caught the two of them beautifully. Really, the post do inspire some of us to get out in the shop. Keep them coming.
    Eddie

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    Sometimes you get to fly and enjoy golf the same day, and yesterday was one of those days.
    Plan was for KitFox Jim and myself to fly our Foxes about 80 miles to a course that is next to an airport in South Central Alberta. Skies were nice on the trip south at 9 in the morning.
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    This is the view of the Bow River east of Calgary on the way south.
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    My Model IV sitting on the ramp waiting patiently while I go hit a little white ball. The electric prop has helped performance and it is cool to flip a switch and watch the RPM go down and the speed go up.
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    This is a view of one of the fairways on the course the Town is called Vulcan.
    Mr Spock did not show up.
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    Brian the 195 Pilot, KitFoxJim, and myself.
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    We allow the 195 to fly with us because it is the original round cowl airplane.

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    Had a great day on the course and the winds were light all day. We ended up with 10mph or so on the nose both ways.
    My route to and from Vulcan cuts through the Calgary airspace and so I am limited to 4800ft cieling. The ground is about 3400 at home so it leaves about 1000 ft AGL. It was a little bumpy in the prairie sky but nothing unmanageable. All in all a nice day.

    Sorry about the Photo quality. The phone just does not work as well as my camera but it is quick and easy and probably keeps memories that I might not othewise have.
    Norm
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