Assorted Australian Aircraft Manuals

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  1. MiTasol

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    I am going to post a number of manuals including the DHA-3 Drover manual, 2 editions of the Wirraway Pilot Notes, Wirraway Overhaul and Repair, Boomerang Overhaul and Repair, Wackett Operating Instructions, not necessarily in that order.

    With each manual I will post a thumbnail of the first page because there are some manuals that are on the web available on many sites and not worth downloading once, let alone multiple times, especially when you are in PNG or in "outback" Australia with a super slow satellite connection.

    As a side note you can find quite a lot of Aus aircraft manuals for sale on the net on various sites. One site says all their manuals have a "discrete watermark". Attached is an example of the so called "discrete watermark". I will not waste my money again with this vendor.

    DHA-3 Mk 2 Drover manual, Feb 1952, 7.8 Mb This is the manual supplied to a Drover Mk 2 owner circa 1973 when he contacted the factory for a manual for his aircraft he was going to use for skydiving. A poor, pen amended, photocopy of the Mk 1 manual with some pages that had stick on revisions that were not copied twice (second time with stick ons folded back so other text is visible. Not cleaned up

    WIrraway Pilot Notes RAAF Pub 109, 2nd Edition, July 1945. From a photocopy of a photocopy... that I have had for years. Probably complete. Cleaned up as much to the best of my limited ability
     

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    Wirraway Pilot Notes RAAF Pub 109, 2nd Edition, July 1945, 12.54 Mb.
    From a photocopy of a photocopy….. that I have had for years. Probably complete but diagrams could be in wrong place (was in a loose leaf binder).
    Cleaned up to the best of my limited ability
    Having trouble uploading because I am in Aus at present, in the "outback" and on the NBN satellite "service". It keeps timing out on a lousy 13 Mb file.
    If no joy today will wait until March 10 and upload from Papua New Guinea.
    Next file Wirraway Pilot Notes RAAF Pub 109, 3rd Edition, April 1956 scanned from an incomplete photocopy sold by the RAAF Museum
     

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    Wirraway Pilot Notes RAAF Pub 109, 3rd Edition, April 1956 scanned from an incomplete photocopy sold by the RAAF Museum.
    Cleaned up to the best of my limited ability
    Pages 6, 20, 34, 40 are missing and are possibly blank pages
    22 23 are missing and contain text and/or diagrams
    In the copy I bought the Final Checks for Landing is on the back of page 26 and Final Checks for Take-Off on front of page 27. As the original photo copy shows 26 was a LH page and 27 a RH page these check-lists are obviously in the wrong location
    The page containing the Key to Figure 4 is missing
    Figure 5 and the Key to it are missing
    The fuel diagrams are on un-numbered pages that were inserted following page 7 in the copy I bought
    I have done this manual as two files - main pages and fold-out pages

    The files will have to be added when the !@#$% NBN decides to operate faster than a dying snail
     
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    Attachments from yesterdays post
    Next Wackett from an original manual
     

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    Awesome loving the Aussie manuals :D
    Anyone got any others?
    Does anyone want a Instrument Schedule 1946.
    Will upload here is theres interest cost me abit but I've gotten so many manuals off the site that you guys deserve it. :)
     
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    Thanks MiTisol

    Bacon'd - and well deserved. I've been after a copy for ages. 8)
     
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    Attached is RAAF pub 416, DH82A Pilot Notes, Feb 1944
    Wackett is still to come - the person who owns the manual is now not wanting to share. I am fairly confident I can find something on ww2aircraft that he will want and I will use that as leverage (whitemail if you want to be politically correct).
     

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    Please post the Instrument Schedule 1946
    Until I see it do not know if it is of interest to me but I will be of great value to someone now or in the future.
    When I get back to Aus I will scan and upload the Boomerang Maintenance Manual - unfortunately from a copy of a copy etc but reasonably clean - and I will keep working on the Wackett manual owner
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    #12 MiTasol, Mar 29, 2015
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    posted in wrong forum


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    Okay I'll dig through and find the full copy, the one I use is separated and high res. If anyone collects like me the Instrument Schedule will tell you exactly what aircraft the inst were used one, even converts US and Brit Serials to Aus. Also I recently got a CAC Twin Wasp Descriptive Manual I may post except its original and my scanners rooted. I'll have to see
     
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    Hope you all enjoy!
     

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    Good one.
    I have seen another, possibly earlier, version but cannot pry it loose to copy.
    Somewhere I have a copy of the amendment instructions that came with one version and when I find it will post it just for interest so that people know it does not contain anything of real use (as far as I can see anyway)
     
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