See you all next weekend.

The McCraken Country Club has now pretty much locked in our catering requirements, we will be well fed and I look forward to a wonderful weekend. If you are planning to attend and have not yet registered please let me know ASAP.

We have organised some good weather, even though Goolwa is starting to get cooler you can see our arrival day is advertised as being “Mostly sunny and pleasant”.

FAA Issues New AD For TSIO-550 Series

The new AD applies to certain Continental Motors, Inc. including TSIO-550-K, TSIOF-550-K, TSIO-550-C, TSIOF-550-D, and TSIO-550-N reciprocating engines.

Prompted by a report of an un-commanded in-flight engine shutdown, resulting in injuries and significant airplane damage, the AD requires replacing the oil cooler cross fitting assembly. All AD-required action must be completed within 12 months or 100 flight hours after the effective date of Nov 18,2016.

Find the AD here

The FAA on Oct 14, 2016 issued its final rule on Docket No. FAA-2016-0069 which establishes AD 2016-21-04. The new AD applies to certain Continental Motors, Inc. TSIO-550-K, TSIOF-550-K, TSIO-550-C, TSIOF-550-D, and TSIO-550-N reciprocating engines. Prompted by a report of an uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown resulting in injuries and significant airplane damage, the AD requires replacing the oil cooler cross fitting assembly. All AD-required action must be completed within 12 months or 100 flight hours after the effective date of Nov 18,2016. The FAA estimates compliance will cost up to $261 for parts and up to two hours labor per engine.

Did you know? Service Bulletins

At our Mudgee LOBO Oz Fly-in, one of our attendees drew attention to a couple of Lancair Service Bulletins, and noted that my Legacy had not been modified in accordance with SB023.

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I am not certain how I missed it, and given that this SB was dated 1994, I expected it would have been incorporated into the build book.

Please note that this SB023 is applicable to all Lancair models.

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The forward rivets have now been replaced with pan head screws and nuts as noted in SB023.

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This SB066 is for all of the Lancair IV/ES/and IVPT to ensure the rear access panel on the left side of the rear fuselage is not attached with latches or hinges. The panel is a structural part of the airframe and must be attached using a minimum of -6 screws. Note that new build IVs are now using -8 screws, but there is no requirement to replace existing -6 screws, as used on most of the Lancair IV/ES and IVPT’s that have been flying for some time.

Small things like this is what LOBO Oz is all about.

Learning as a group, we have an amazing pool of expertise and knowledge when it comes to building, flying and maintaining our Lancair aircraft.

Was there something you learnt at our Mudgee fly-in that might need further discussion? Please share.

See You All Soon!

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I have been rubbing the crystal ball, and will now make a bold statement… “We have some beautiful weather forecast for Mudgee next weekend.”

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We have people flying in from all over Australia. We wish you all a safe and comfortable flight, (oh, and tailwinds, lol).

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After some pretty average weather, it is nice to see a somewhat more stable pattern ahead for the rest of the week. See you at Mudgee.

Mudgee Fly-in – February 19-21, 2016

2016 sees our second LOBO OZ gathering – this time, at the Hangar House, at Mudgee Regional Airport.

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With guest speaker, Bill Harrelson and his wife Sue, flying their custom-built Lancair IV all the way from the States, we again want to gather as many Australian Lancair owners, and other interested people (hey, Wedderburn and Mudgee pilots), to meet them and show them some Aussie hospitality.

Bill and Sue left home yesterday – December 8, in N6ZQ (built for flying extremely long, record setting, round the world trips). They will be visiting many different places on the way from Virginia to Australia, and they have a wealth of experience and stories to share.

Once again, as a Lancair gathering, we should be able to:

  • Go for a fly in another Lancair type
  • Show-n-tell the features that we love on our own experimental aircraft
  • Discuss ‘best practice’, and ask questions from the experience of others (both good and troublesome)
  • Highlight critical things to know about our high performance aircraft – especially things supported by the latest findings worldwide, as highlighted on LOBO US and more.
  • And listen in awe about Bill Harrelson’s many flights.

While we are still in the planning stages, members are welcome to contribute any ideas they would like discussed; or ask questions – no matter how basic or complex. (Please add to these to the form below).

We are working on a program that will be educational, interesting and fun. Details of extras for companions not interested in the all the flying particulars will also follow; however, just being able to listen to Bill talk about his adventures will, no doubt, be the highlight of our weekend.

NOW, we need you to let us know if you are coming!! We need numbers – so lock it in today, support our LOBO OZ and let us know that you are most certainly coming to Mudgee.

Please indicate your interest by submitting the form below. (It would also be a good time to start booking accommodation). Registration costs (to cover morning/afternoon teas) will follow.

Be sure to click on the link to the right, SEND ME IMMEDIATE UPDATES, to get the latest information and to be sure you don’t miss anything from LOBO OZ!