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Are lithium iron phosphate batteries suitable for Jabiru engines?

Are lithium iron phosphate batteries suitable for Jabiru engines?

Safety, Batteries, Jabiru

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

RAAus is aware that LiFePO4 chemistry batteries are being advertised that they are suitable for use in light aircraft powered such as Rotax and Jabiru engines... ATTENTION: Response from Australian Agent for Rotax In regards to the use of these batteries in current 912 iS manuals see attached documentation to this fac

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Ballistic Parachute Systems

Ballistic Parachute Systems

Safety, Ballistic Parachutes

Last updated Tuesday 4 October, 2016

What is a Ballistic Parachute? Also referred to as a ballistic reserve parachute or emergency ballistic reserve parachute, a ballistic parachute is a parachute ejected from the casing through a small explosion (much like that used i... n an ejection seat) in the event of emergency situation in the air... Who are Ballis

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Battery recycling

Battery recycling

Safety, Batteries

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Batteries used for aviation applications may be of either the primary (single use) type or the secondary (rechargeable) type... Any battery intended for use as a power source for equipment installed or routinely carried on aircraft must not only be safe but ideally have a high energy density, be lightweight, reliable,

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Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries

Safety, Batteries

Last updated Monday 31 October, 2016

Members should consider that, in some circumstances and designs, the charge controllers associated with the permanent magnet alternators used on some engine types offer no form of voltage control... They function by allowing sections of each half wave to pass to the battery at full output current and unlimited voltage

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OPAL Fuel

OPAL Fuel

refuelling aircraft, petrol, fuel, Refuelling, Aircraft

Last updated Monday 17 July, 2017

What is OPAL Fuel? Opal fuel is a low-aromatic unleaded fuel that has been designed to discourage people from sniffing by lowering the amount of the toxic components which give petrol sniffers a 'high'... Areas where low aromatic unleaded fuel is widely available: ...

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Refuelling from drums and fire prevention

Refuelling from drums and fire prevention

Safety, Refuelling

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Refuelling from drums is almost invariably done as an 'in-the-field' operation... Many of those who use drums do so often and as a matter of routine... Therefore, the practice of completing the refuelling quickly, and cutting corners, tends to arise... In fact, there are a number of regulations, orders and time-proven

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Refuelling from jerry cans

Refuelling from jerry cans

Safety, Refuelling

Last updated Thursday 13 April, 2017

Fuelling aircraft from plastic containers is dangerous... Static electricity is a common result of plastic and friction... When adding fuel to the equation it can be a risky environment... The risk of static sparking while refuelling can be minimised by a few simple precautions: 1... Use a metal container rather than a

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