If you are doing a check-out in the Super D or a tailwheel endorsement you will need to complete CASA’s Single Engine Piston Aeroplane Endorsement Engineering, Data and Performance Questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: It is a legal requirement for pilots to comply with the Airplane Flight Manual so it takes precedence over the Operating Manual but you will need both. There are errors in the Operating Manual especially regarding weight and balance (see SL 448 below). There are other differences between the AFM and the Operating Manual.
Pilots will need to sign the hire agreement prior to access to the aircraft. Note the dual check requirements: UPGdualchecks
Super Decathlon VH-UPG Documents to get Started
The Approved Airplane Flight Manual and other documents are available at this page (which is protected by a password) for Ozaeros pilots only http://ozaeros.net.au/?page_id=1539
Just a few documents are provided below to get you going.
- Super Decathlon VH-UPG Checklist V4 of 27/10/18
- Super Decathlon Notes VH-UPG V4
- SL435 Fuselage Inspection for Loose Items
- SL445 Aerobatic Maneuvering and Aileron Application
- Super Decathlon OM-603 Operating Manual
- SL-448 8KCAB Loading Schedule
- FAQ from the factory
Powerplant Instruments VH-UPG
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Functionality includes engine MP, RPM, oil temperature & pressure, ammeter, voltmeter, fuel pressure, fuel flow, estimated fuel remaining, OAT, accelerometer (G), engine time and flight time.
To get started in UPG run through the checklist above (supported by the Airplane Flight Manual AND the Operating Manual) to familiarise yourself with the controls and systems.
This is an excellent short video for those new to the Super Decathlon or Standard Decathlon – Super Decathlon Cockpit Introduction I by Allan Moore. Note that we don’t wear parachutes so we will probably not need to jettison the door.
For all the information and documents applicable to UPG go to this page (Ozaeros pilots must contact David for a password) http://ozaeros.net.au/?page_id=1539