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    The cost of a C42 screen makes it very worthwhile...

    The cost of a C42 screen makes it very worthwhile to buy a hand drill. They are much more controllable than any electric drill and, because you can drill slowly, you won't generate too much heat.
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    Nobody? Then I shall tell you. It is temporary...

    Nobody? Then I shall tell you. It is temporary controlled airspace that will be activated by Notam, placed there for Royal flights in this instance. If it becomes active, it will show up as Notammed.
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    Easy vfr question

    Green lines on the chart around Farnborough with fingers to Butser Hill and around Goodwood. I cannot find any legend that explains them and they are not on SD light. Does anybody know, please?
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    No, Bob. Not so. Your PtF was issued by the Let's...

    No, Bob. Not so. Your PtF was issued by the Let's All Aviate not the Campaign Against Aviation. So you can't.
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    Microlights with wobbly props? Calm yourself, Joan

    Microlights with wobbly props? Calm yourself, Joan
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    That's what it says, Ginge. Hallelujah! Another...

    That's what it says, Ginge. Hallelujah! Another box that won't need ticking. Wonder how one of those fancy three bladed jobs will go on a 503?
  7. The reason for that is that it is calibrated for...

    The reason for that is that it is calibrated for a four stroke engine. Two strokes (another egg, Granny?) spark twice as often so if you tell it that you have a four cylinder motor it will start...
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    Thanks Ginge. Went to see the airfield today....

    Thanks Ginge. Went to see the airfield today. Four aircraft including mine and the sort of folk who fire up the Barbie after an afternoon scaring angels. Waiting for the farm tenancy review to be...
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    Here I go again...

    Sometime soon, I may have a new place to fly from. It all takes time, of course. Somewhere in the Fens is an aeroplane I haven't seen yet that needs recommissioning, having not flown for three years....
  10. Wires, Bob? A TinyTach has only one. The cheap...

    Wires, Bob? A TinyTach has only one. The cheap generic copies work fine and can be had for a tenner, All of them are more reliable than anything else I ever tried on a Max. There is a grey wire. It...
  11. Thread: New aircraft.

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    Aircraft now sold. All flying activities ceased....

    Aircraft now sold. All flying activities ceased. Thanks for all the fun, folks.
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    I wouldn't trust Rees Mogadon* 25.40008...

    I wouldn't trust Rees Mogadon* 25.40008 millimetres

    *Willie Rushton.
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    The owner of Old Sarum has chucked us all out.

    The owner of Old Sarum has chucked us all out.
  14. Thread: New aircraft.

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    I shall be cutting it up for scrap on Sunday...

    I shall be cutting it up for scrap on Sunday unfortunately as I no longer have the emotional energy to go and find it another billet. I won't even have started the engine. What a shame. The reasons...
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    It usually requires a customer visit to make it...

    It usually requires a customer visit to make it manifest itself, as you will know.

    Now have two embryonic wing covers to trial fit and the Caa have now registered the aircraft. Feel like I am...
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    Continuing the zigzag theme, I have begun to...

    Continuing the zigzag theme, I have begun to learn the sewing machine. I wound a beautifully even bobbin of thread and fitted it into the correct place when there was a small but definite explosion...
  17. Thread: Pi day

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    22/7 today. Pi day, roughly.

    22/7 today. Pi day, roughly.
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    There is a Co-op eight 'till late that has...

    There is a Co-op eight 'till late that has recently opened across the road from Old Sarum. With hundreds of lemmings and their entourages there yesterday, getting fed would have been impossible. I...
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    I am going to use a quilted material over the...

    I am going to use a quilted material over the glazing and a final inner layer of microfibre cloth. This will velcro to the middle layer of the cover which will be polytarp which is being made now....
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    Decided to buy the material and make my own. Old...

    Decided to buy the material and make my own. Old Singer due today, advice from Mum who can sew zips into car bonnets and buttons on cats. Can't be that difficult...
  21. Thread: New aircraft.

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    New aircraft.

    My poor MiniMax took very little damage171 following a loss of power and a forced landing into rough terrain. Nothing too drastic but I offered it as a project and had resolved to fly the club plane...
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    I said Get thee behind me, Satan.

    And, having done so, he obligingly forced my cheque writing hand to buy a Rans S6 yesterday. I will be basing it in the open air, so it needs covers. does anybody know of a set for sale, please?
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    Not so sure about all this. As has been written,...

    Not so sure about all this. As has been written, the old ultra lights were replaced with the Moths and their ilk, the Jodels with RVns and the Weedhoppers with MiniMaxes.
    The fact that microlights...
  24. Thread: Hello all.

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    Closed, for now.

    Closed, for now.
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    The overall feeling is of greater speed and...

    The overall feeling is of greater speed and stability. Setting an approach speed seems easier, too. Difficult to know if minor trim changes have affected it, I suspect that they have but it was a joy...
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