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Home Latest News Seawind Hydraulics Installed
Hydraulics Installed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arthur D Piercy   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:23

It's starting to sound like a cliché but major progress is being made.

Despite Owen being down with flu for two days they have still achieved a lot. All the hydraulic cables have been routed and connected to the relevant actuators for the undercarriage and the toe brakes on the co-pilots side.

I have removed the rudder pedals from my side of the cockpit. This allows me to get closer to the controls without my feet interfering with the normal operation of the pedals. This is a problem I identified while flying the Cherokee. I always had to fly with a stretched out arm because if I got close enough my feet would get tangled up in the rudder pedals making life a little difficult.

The hydraulic pack was installed in the nose. This is the pump that will be doing all the work. There are a few pieces missing which I actually expected because it stood so long unattended.

A new unique designed water rudder lever was installed in the centre consol. It was specifically designed so that my weaker right hand will be able to operate is freely and easier than the original design.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 January 2011 11:27


Extracts from a testimonial recieved from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

"I would like to thank Arthur Piercy for inspiring us. We need to always have driven and positive human beings like him, who don't constantly dwell on the ills of the past but on the possibilties of the future" (Zola)

"To me the important points that he made were that one's life is very important and it is that indiviual's responsibility to take care of it no matter what; and that determination can conquerany obstacle" (David)

"I was humbled by his humility, determination and passion for life. Nothing can and will stand in his way and I admire it about him. He just opened my eyes to the fact that if you want to you can, all you need is determination" (Ntombi) 

"Indeed your response to a life changing circumstance certainly places you in a special class, somewhere above the rest of us. But your incredible sense of humour, your humaness - those form the bridge that allows ordinary human beings to rub shoulders with you and face their own, smaller situations, encouraged. Thank you for that." Nadia Coetzee : Director: Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services.

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