Bill  Pilgrim

Bill Pilgrim

50 years old
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Bruthen
Australia
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Hi all, and happy new year. I have an MGL V6 radio installed in my trike and I use it in conjunction with flycom integrated helmet/ headsets . All works really well except if I try to transmit with the pax headset plugged in, then it sounds like I'm talk

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    Bill Pilgrim commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    Is this what you are looking for Bradley
    1 month ago
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    Bill Pilgrim commented on monty stone's picture.
    Hey Monty, that's a nice piece of work there. And here I thought you where just a wizened old trike pilot with an over developed sense of humour, but you have skills man ;-). P.S love to meet you one day.....
    1 month ago
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    Bill Pilgrim commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    Simple explanation Monty, clearly that pic was taken in Australia.....
    2 months ago
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    Bill Pilgrim commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    How does it affect pax comfort, I'm thinking it shifts the absorption of the bumps from the pilots arms to the trike carriage, I guess it depends on how well the weight of the carriage can do it.
    2 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Josh Jones's Blog "Emergency Parachutes".
    It seems to me, that a lot more trikes are fitted with recovery chutes than 3 axis aircraft. Does that mean that trikes are considered more dangerous than 3 axis? Would the people advocating fitting a chute, fly a three axis without one?
    4 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Maarten Lobker's Blog "My first engine out".
    Hi Maarten, poor temperature management is one of the biggest killers of Rotax 2 strokes. If you didn't warm your engine properly after the pause at the FBO, then took off again full power, the Pistons heat faster than the cylinder walls and the ...
    5 months ago
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    Bill Pilgrim Hi all, and happy new year. I have an MGL V6 radio installed in my trike and I use it in conjunction with flycom integrated helmet/ headsets . All works really well except if I try to transmit with the pax headset plugged in, then it sounds like I'm talking down a pipe and is almost unreadable to other stations, if I pull the plug on the pax and then transmit, back to 5/5. While researching what could be the problem, I read that if you transmit with a poor or damaged aerial some of the power will go back to the radio and may damage it. A while ago ( when I think about it, it would be about the time this started) I had the joint in my coax come apart where the mast is connected to the wing, and I know I tried to transmit when in this condition ( I didn't know it had come apart). My questions are : Could the damage this can cause, be the reason for the symptom I have? If so, is it repairable Thanks
    5 months ago
    • Larry Perkin
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      Larry Perkin Bill, while I'm not an expert on radios, damage to the coax - short or open circuit - haviing to do with VSWR or voltage standing wave ratio may damage the radio. The V6 manual doesn't list a spec for it but most radios can survive some impedance mismatch. Ceck the coax cable from radio to antenna expecially at the connectors. However, if you are transmitting ok with the pilot headset and not the pax, that may be something else. If the problem follows the pax headset when plugged into the pilot jack, maybe a bad headset. If not, maybe a bad connection in the wiring from pax jack to radio, i.e. a broken shield, or something in the radio itself. Good luck troubleshooting.
      5 months ago
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      Bill Pilgrim Thanks Larry, next opportunity, I will switch headsets, and see what happens
      5 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Looking for a spinner for my Ivopropeller".
    Not a problem Rizzy, I don't hold any prejudices, I would be happy to fly a Rev for you as well......
    6 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Looking for a spinner for my Ivopropeller".
    If you want cosmetic beauty, I'd suggest upgrading to a Revo, and to complete the picture, you're probably going to need me to pilot it for you.....;-)
    6 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Abid Farooqui's Blog "Todd Ware's comment on QuikR's wing".
    Doug, I think W.E may be mistaken about the Airborne being 100hp. AFAIK Airborne only fit the 80 hp Rotax. The only Airborne I have flown is the 80 hp with Cruze wing, which I did most of my training in, and it definitely required a "stab" to the ...
    6 months ago
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    Bill Pilgrim commented on Abid Farooqui's picture.
    Henry, don't even think about going there. Those egg beaters vibrate way too much to make a good vid https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467195356863125/permalink/1594893430759983/
    8 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Time to smell the roses".
    How many Revos where sold in that period Rizzy?
    9 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Todd Ware's Blog "To miro filter gas station fuel or not?".
    I don't see the point of filtering into the cans. Nothing goes in my tank that hasn't been through mister funnel on the way into the tank, except certified fuel. If you don't filter mogas, you are trusting that nothing has gone wrong or been ...
    9 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Time to smell the roses".
    Rizzy, it is not the Revo that is the problem, it's not even necessarily newbie pilots. It is pilots that have not transitioned to the high performance wings we have available today. We have had several fatalities in Australia for ( in my opinion) ...
    9 months ago
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    "Bill Pilgrim" commented on Bryan Tuffnell's Blog "Night Ride Home".
    He's a great story teller Monty, just like yourself. Perhaps the two of you could collaborate and produce a book of triking adventures, good enough to challenge the dominance of Tales of the Wild Blue Yonder, written by the esteemed J Q Olsen ...
    10 months ago

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I am a dairy farmer in eastern Victoria Australia
I have a Pegasus Quantum 15 with a grey top 582 Rotax and Q2 wing, it has 365hrs on it of which I have done about 30 and lovin it.
I fly out of my farm at Bruthen and I'm hoping you people will start paying enough for your dairy products so that I can afford to move up to a four stroke soon ;-)

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  • ray patten
    by ray patten 5 years ago
    Recent engine outs that everyone needs to know about cause Fuel priming Bulb. Engine out One 50ft above the
    ground on take off 5 sec to put it back on the strip Engine Out two 500ft above the ground on a short strip. A little bit of grit sand in The exit valve of bulb But The Engine Outs were two weeks apart so it was intermittent and A hard to find Problem and as you fly a Peg Fuel Priming bulbs do Fail . So i,m Putting a Y before The Bulb and after so Fuel gets through . Regards ray
  • ray patten
    by ray patten 5 years ago
    Hi Bill Might Fly In one Day and say Hi if thats Ok Plan to come down that way what is the best time of the year to fly this part of the country
  • Victor Agadzi
    by Victor Agadzi 6 years ago
    Bill,
    I can do that but I may need some help once I drive onto my custom trailer. The problem is the angle of the trailer remains angled with the angle of the ramp. Now once I drive up onto the trailer, and cut the engine, the trike tends to roll backward and in the process, the cantilevered front landing gear can catch the edge of the wheel aligner on the trailer. This can cause the front landing gear to lift up forward as the trike moves backward. The fuselage would quickly drop hitting the bottom against the metal trailer. NOT GOOD. I may come to that once I figure out how to stop myself from rolling backward. Easiest way is for a second pair of hands. My brakes are not too effective since the mechanism in the wheels kept rusting and freezing up. I externalized the brake system by having the same system pull 2 rods against the tires on their surface. Result a brake system not powerful enough. I keep the trike on the trailer at all times since it makes I can move it wherever I want at anytime by linking it up to my truck. I will probably work on perfecting a system allowing me to drive up the ramp this summer. Any suggestions are welcome..
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    by Bill Pilgrim 6 years ago
    Hi Tom,
    Wombats are not quite a meter long and half a meter high and built like a giant house brick. Here is a pic http://www.thomasschwenke.de/wp-content/uploads/wombat_front.jpg
  • Tom Donovan
    by Tom Donovan 6 years ago
    bummer bill, How big are wombats?
  • Mark Andrews
    by Mark Andrews 7 years ago
    Hi Bill
    It was great to meet with you and Susan on the Queens birthday week end, I picked up a comment from Ray Sparks and saw that you were a friend.
    I have just come back today from West Sale Doing a bit of flying with Alf, Was a bit Hairy yesterday but we got a few hours in. I was thinking of you today with the view that when we get some good weather for an extended trip Alf and I should visit you guys.
    Cheers Mark
  • Ray Sparkes
    by Ray Sparkes 7 years ago
    whats the hanger progress?
  • Mark Newell
    by Mark Newell 7 years ago
    Look forward to seeing photos of hanger development Bill :)
  • Ray Sparkes
    by Ray Sparkes 7 years ago
    Hi
    Does that mean the runway has been levelled. What size hanger are you building?