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03-21-2004, 02:08 AM
Interesting............four Aussies checkin out the Yanks forum, while their all sleepin. Great talking with you by phone earlier Birdman.
03-21-2004, 02:25 AM
I like to reply while they is asleep Mitch,gives a slow ,dumb basterd like me time to type a message before the subject changes. ;D
03-21-2004, 02:48 AM
I think there are some excellent final suggestions about getting a higher profile by attending other flyins ect. Flying with Allan in Raf G747 into Narromine with the National Ultralight Flying, with four other gyros in the air, flying formation, landing, grabbing a bite answering questions, fuelling up and flying out of there and back to Forbes, was a blast for me. TV stations were there for the fixed wingers, but the gyro's certainly became the talking point.
Tim, you should let these guys know how our ASRA Board works and how we move the Nationals around. We seem to have the same set of problems but all credit to current and past ASRA Boards, I reckon we got a great gig happening.
03-25-2004, 04:52 AM
He's a crack up ain't he. Three Aussie members of nine on tonight. You blokes sure have some good stuff to read. What type of gyro you flying Steve?
03-25-2004, 09:04 AM
Birdy, you crack me up too, you slow, dumb bastard you.
03-25-2004, 11:20 AM
When you come up here in August, are you bringing your Australian wife with you?
If so, would you have her show us how to throw the shrimp on the barby? If not, then have her teach you so you can show me!!
Why don't you come over to our home to visit?
Do you have lodging plans?
Hopefully you can also see your old Sportcopter blades in flight...
03-26-2004, 01:28 AM
Steve,Mate,Bugger the shrimp,snags,prawns,sheep and all that crap,you gotta eat real food,BEEF.Puts real lead in the pencil and hairs on ya chest.[ofcourse,thats ozzy beef,growen in the ozzy desert.Purest food you can get mate,100% meat.]
Say gidday to the cook for us too ay.
03-28-2004, 01:02 AM
Steven,now you are sound'n serious,if you ever come to "gods own country" again you'll have to look us up.We'er only 320km NE of Alice Springs by road,160km by gyro road,over the ranges. ;)
You gotta get away from all the touristy crap to realy appreciate this part of the world.And the best way to see it is from 150' in a gyro. :)
You'll av to bring the gyro and the cook.[we don't invite ground maggots ere >:(,so long as they fly somethi'n,they'er welcome] :)
A couple of the oz gyro nuts are thretening to rockup ere some time,could be interesting. :-
Any of you yanks who are passing by are invited to drop in ,we don't get many visiters,espesialy ones who fly REAL aircraft. ;D
03-28-2004, 11:08 PM
Steven It's too ard to keep beer cold ere,thats why we drink rum.[in civilised quantities of course.] ;)
03-29-2004, 02:57 AM
Hey birdy, check this out, this should solve all your beer chilling problems. ;D
03-29-2004, 03:37 AM
I think the Kiwis have got too much time on there hands. ;)
Brilliant consept,but too complicated and dangerous for simple cow growers,that's why we drink rum. ;D
03-29-2004, 04:26 AM
Birdy, I think I will have the rum instead!!! Nah, I like my brandy and diet coke. Better for my diabetes!!!!
03-29-2004, 08:28 AM
Do ya'll grow some pretty good hamburgers?
I miss all that midwestern USA grain fed beef.
It just seems that the cows don't eat as good down here in the south. :D
04-02-2004, 10:25 AM
Hey Yall try some Texas beef they got 4 legs and no poutch;)
04-03-2004, 06:38 PM
Sonnyj,mate,we only feed the roos to the tourists ,we keep the best,range fed beef for ourselves.
Scott,best way to stuff up good beef is to mince it,1 pound slab of steak mate,beuuuutiful .
04-03-2004, 07:18 PM
Hiya Birdy jest kiddin about the beef,I like a 14lb.are so briskit slow cooked for about 8hr. on a charcoal fire tho I do get too see them roos on croc hunter and they do look tasty,whadaya think.And I would like to say ,I DO see your point on the HS question seems to me you know what your doing.
04-03-2004, 07:33 PM
What parts have you been waiting for? Can you post some pics of your SportCopter Vortex.
04-03-2004, 07:37 PM
How are you Mate? Keith had a mild stoke whilst riding his push bike, (in his 70's), spent a week in hospital as I said. May not be able to fly his beloved Benson with wood blades anymore. He is putting together a package for you to help with your project. I'll forward by scanning it and email on to you when available.
04-03-2004, 07:45 PM
Pete and Ashley Severin used to go out shoot a Bullock, bring it back to the Station House and hang it in a flywired, unrefridgerated room. When the surface of the hanging meat was nice and green, this was removed and slabs of the most tender, tastiest free range beef was carved off ready for cooking.
Never had a client, that didn't think it was the tastiest beef they ever had. Washed down with a 6% Coopers or five at the Curtin Springs bar. Most of my clients were Americans, Germans and Japanese. They love the Ozzie Outback and the characters that live there. Stomachs grumblin, gonna put a green cut on the grill right now.
04-03-2004, 08:02 PM
Hiya mitch that's wonderful news that Kieth is ok.Man I hope I'm still ridin when I'm 70ish.If Keath is not camra shy please post a pic of him and his machine.Thank you and Keath very much for all the time and effort.I hav'nt had time to work on the GB this week been too buisy working on dump trucks and trackhoes.Good to hear from you Sonny
04-03-2004, 08:43 PM
If the MF let me get away with just eat'n beef ,I'd be much fatter and healther,but she insists on feed'n me all that rabbit tucker with it.
Noth'n like fresh cooked corned briskit,between a couple o pices of bread,fat dribble'n down your chin.Brings out the caveman in a bloke.
04-04-2004, 05:13 PM
What is the name of your area where you live? I once flew choppers at Glen Helen Lodge about 150 KM west of AS.
Enjoy your posts, hope to meet you one day,
regards, Gordon Gibson.
04-04-2004, 07:50 PM
I just came across what I believe may be Craig Walls second gyro in the tractor gyro thread. Why I am posting is I remember Craig saying his gyro was so light and powerful that it was almost impossible to fall off the back side of the power curve, even at very low airspeeds. I wonder if you aussies have any champion stories of light blokes in powerful gyros who have acheived the same thing?
04-04-2004, 09:27 PM
Gordon mate,[bloody kiwi]
East of Alice,160km on the crow road,between the ranges and the Simpson desert.
What was you doi'n at Glen Helen mate,chase'n cows or tourists??
Darrell,while sitt'n on the prop is theoretically possible in a pusher,it would be very bloody dangerous.Not so bad in a tractor setup but it would take alot of power,and the closer you get to hang'n off the prop , the colser you would get to a big mess.Hang'n off the prop takes alot of weight off the rotor,which will slow down ,giving it less control over the tourque of the prop.A little imagination will show what happens next.
Some of the mustering machines can go very slow[mine will go slow enough with its nose in the air that the ASI dosn't regester anything without sinking.]but you would'nt do this any lower than 60-80' ,without a suitable "out gate" in case of wind drop.
04-04-2004, 11:58 PM
My first two seater weighed 380 lbs all up with my 16 yo son on board. The Rotax had 400 lbs of static thrust. It would have been capable of sitting on its tail and accelerating vertically up without the rotors rotors spinning. I had to caution him against steep climbs.
04-05-2004, 12:15 AM
No Steven and Birdy, I was there for only four months in '93-94. Flew a nice old KH-4. Flapped around the place just giving tourists rides. Landing on the 'mountain' they have nearby was one of the biggest thrills of my time there. Magic country don't you reckon Steven? I was in LA this time last year...to draw the contrast between Glen Helen and LA is quite amazing eh?
04-05-2004, 02:32 AM
Have your pic on my screen saver, beautiful shot, looks like you had a polariser on that camera? And is that native hops flowering in the foreground? Birdman is it Native Hops? Steven show us your SportCopter, I just luv em.
Can't post pics on OZ forum of Keith and Geoff, I'll try here, if not email me and I'll send them directly to you.
Gee that green stake was tender, natural bacteria breaks down the toughest of meat.
04-05-2004, 02:46 AM
Yeh Mitch,them's hopps mate.Buggerall else there ,looks like Henbury near the highway???
We don't av to let it go green Mitch,Parakealua fed desert bullocks are naturaly tender.
04-05-2004, 08:00 AM
Gentlemen, please excuse my foggy memory, I think Craig stated "almost impossible to fall off back side of power curve" while in slow flight in ground effect. I suppose the pneumatic drive is deflected off the ground and augments slow speed flight envelope?
Thanks for the thread and insight into gyrocopters down under!
04-05-2004, 06:19 PM
I had spent seven years in the Territory, five of that at Yulara and the other two driving trucks and patching beef roads around the NT. I have hundreds of photo's also, climbed Ayers Rock 37 times in five year period, got to do wet and dry musters with mates on different cattle stations and muster in a Hughes 300 my Mate John Fogarty owned off of Mulga Park Station. No,...the only concrete at Curtin Springs is still the little pad around the Bowser's (fuel Pumps). I'll scan some pics for you too.
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