Matt Hall to speak at LOBO Oz Devonport conference

Thanks to one of our LOBO Oz members, QBE and Matt Hall, we can announce that Matt Hall who is the QBE Safety Ambassador will be joining us at Devonport.

It is now time for everyone to get in and book accommodation as it will fill up quickly. A list with some options will be posted soon.

Planning continues but next year will be a beauty. Guest speakers from LOBO USA, Garmin, QBE, and also including Matt Hall.

Devonport TAS. First weekend of March 2018

Planning continues for our Devonport TAS conference being held from 2nd to 4th March 2018.

WE have some exciting announcements as far as guest presenters and speakers. Our program is taking shape along the lines of feedback from members who attended Goolwa.

Devonport is a beautiful part of the world so please come and join us. Save the date now.

If you are planning any sort of Avionics upgrade including ADSB, or an upgrade to IFR, we will cover that. LOBO Oz is pleased to announce that Patrick Coleman, our Australian and New Zealand Sales Manager from Garmin, will be presenting at Devonport. An ideal opportunity to see the Garmin gear first hand and ask questions specific to us here in Oz.

Feedback from Oshkosh and from the joys of fault finding new avionics like the G3X etc. When you ring Garmin Support with your problem, the first question they ask now is: Do you have a fast stack hub installed. If yes they will ask you to call back when the hub is removed.

 

Technology

In the year 2000 this was a state of the art panel.
Whilst it served this owner well it was time for an update.

Wow check this out. Yep the same aeroplane, just 17 years latter, and now state of the art again.                                                                                                                           All new centre stack including the GTN 750. Dual G3X touch and a G5 as backup.
Flew it today and it is absolutely a fabulous and most capable panel.

Complete Avionics on the Goldy have done an exceptional job with a lot of pride taken in doing what they did.

 

 

 

 

 

Lycoming Airworthines Directive. Have you had recent engine work done?

This AD addresses a problem with small-end connecting rod bushings (part number LW-13923) that were shipped by Lycoming to overhaul shops and mechanics between November 2015 and November 2016. It turns out that there was a quality assurance problem with these bushings, and some of them had an outside diameter that did not conform with specifications. These bushings are pressed into the small end of Lycoming connecting rod assemblies using a hydraulic press. If the bushings are too small in diameter, the press-fit isn’t secure and the bushings can migrate out of the connecting rod when in service. That’s exactly what seems to be happening to a relatively small percentage of these non-conforming bushings, and it’s what prompted Lycoming to issue its AD.

Connecting Rod Bearing part number.
This AD affects all Lycoming engines if you have recently done engine tear down or overhaul.

Rod Number

Lot and Serial numbers

LOBO Oz on FaceBook

In response to suggestions made at our Goolwa get-together, we have now started a Closed Group on FaceBook! It is to be a place to share events, news, links, ideas and projects among members.

If you are already on FaceBook, then simply go to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/120307741906954/

Submit a request to join the group, and if you are a member, you will be able to join the group.

We have already had a few members respond to emails announcing this group, but would love to have more join.

[Note: if you don’t already belong to FaceBook, you can simply make a profile, say for your plane, and use that to link to this group. Then keep this profile private or low key, if you’re not interested in the social aspects of FaceBook or simply don’t have the time. You may have to let us know it’s you via emails though.]

Do think about it though – we have already had a member share photos of his panel upgrade. There’s much more to come! It would also be a great place to set up informal fly-ins among the group, without a lot of forward planning.

[P.S. Many thanks to members who have paid membership fees for 2017/18. It will make planning for events much easier. You can submit $20 via the PayPal link to the right.]