Botswana in a Robbie

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Re: Botswana in a Robbie

Unread post by tanglefoot » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:39 pm

I suppose you get used to it.

The T-panel is in place. I have an HSI instead of the DI in the six-pack. I guess the RRPM is just not that important when you are IF :wink:

Probably not suitable for game capture. But then again if you are relying on the gauges you are probably a gonner anyway!!!
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Re: Botswana in a Robbie

Unread post by 777DON » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:54 am

Tanglefoot, Please share what your routing was from Gabs to Maun?
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Unread post by tanglefoot » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:20 am

777DON wrote:Tanglefoot, Please share what your routing was from Gabs to Maun?
Rand - Polokwane - Francistown - Kasane - Maun - Gweta - Francistown - Polokwane - Rand

Rand, Polokwane, Francistown is pretty much a straight line. 2hrs @ 100kts from Polokwane to Francistown. The leg from Francistown to Maun is 250nm or 2.5hrs. We carried an extra 20l which we put in at Gweta (overnight stop) just in case but didn't need it on that trip.
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Unread post by Kibim » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:06 pm

I know this is an old thread, and i stumbled across it by looking for something completely different. Excuse the resurrection, but I can't not comment.

My wife and I drove this route (although backwards) earlier this year. Every time we arrived at a camp or lodge, we looked at the air-strip which was present 95% of the time, and dreamt of making use of it one day. One of the reasons we wanted to do our PPLs was for trips like this.

I know it was a while ago, but thank you for sharing. Posts like these are inspiration to open the books, write the exams, and buy the aerie. (not necessarily in that order!)
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:30 pm

Next time i am going with and RUT will have at least 80L jet A1 in the back seats :twisted:
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Re: Botswana in a Robbie

Unread post by tanglefoot » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:14 pm

Kibim wrote:I know this is an old thread, and i stumbled across it by looking for something completely different. Excuse the resurrection, but I can't not comment.

My wife and I drove this route (although backwards) earlier this year. Every time we arrived at a camp or lodge, we looked at the air-strip which was present 95% of the time, and dreamt of making use of it one day. One of the reasons we wanted to do our PPLs was for trips like this.

I know it was a while ago, but thank you for sharing. Posts like these are inspiration to open the books, write the exams, and buy the aerie. (not necessarily in that order!)
Hi Kibim,

It is a joint venture. I have a wife that wants to travel and I want to fly. She has free choice of destinations but if we can't fly then she has to drive.

We have been some amazing places many documented on the 'where have you been in your Robbie today' thread. Pity that most of the photos have been thrown out though. Has rather killed the willingness to contribute. Zongoene, Inhambane, coffee bay, waterberg, phalaborwa, hoedspruit, etc, etc.

One would need a fleet of C130's to carry enough paraffin for RK's helicycle to come with.
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Re: Botswana in a Robbie

Unread post by cage » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:19 am

tanglefoot wrote: One would need a fleet of C130's to carry enough paraffin for RK's helicycle to come with.
With its brisk cruise speed and generous range you'd also need to halve the distance between stops.
At least there will be something that you are faster than :D
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Unread post by abezzi » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:56 pm

Next time you will arrive in Maun TF, you and your wife will have a lovely italian dinner at our house!!! 8) :D :D
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:59 pm

cage wrote:
tanglefoot wrote: One would need a fleet of C130's to carry enough paraffin for RK's helicycle to come with.
With its brisk cruise speed and generous range you'd also need to halve the distance between stops.
At least there will be something that you are faster than :D
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Re: Botswana in a Robbie

Unread post by cage » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:14 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
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tanglefoot wrote: One would need a fleet of C130's to carry enough paraffin for RK's helicycle to come with.
With its brisk cruise speed and generous range you'd also need to halve the distance between stops.
At least there will be something that you are faster than :D
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At sea level, standard day and a 40kt tailwind? :lol:
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Unread post by tanglefoot » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:22 pm

abezzi wrote:Next time you will arrive in Maun TF, you and your wife will have a lovely italian dinner at our house!!! 8) :D :D
Thank you abezzi, we look forward to it!!!

I'll be sure to leave RK and cage behind #-o
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Unread post by cage » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:27 pm

tanglefoot wrote: I'll be sure to leave RK and cage behind #-o
We've been through this - the only thing you are able to leave "behind" is the HeloBicycle :wink:
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:35 pm

cage wrote:
tanglefoot wrote: I'll be sure to leave RK and cage behind #-o
We've been through this - the only thing you are able to leave "behind" is the HeloBicycle :wink:
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Re: Botswana in a Robbie

Unread post by cage » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:48 pm

Rotor kop wrote: Watchit Cage i now fly turbines remember :lol:
It may be the worlds fastest blowtorch but you have caught me on a technicality.
I will need some time to come up with another angle :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:09 pm

cage wrote:
Rotor kop wrote: Watchit Cage i now fly turbines remember :lol:
It may be the worlds fastest blowtorch but you have caught me on a technicality.
I will need some time to come up with another angle :mrgreen:
Let me tell you this much...it is more "difficult/complicated" to start than a jettie :idea:
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