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  1. Thread: Prop pitch

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    Visions of a drone with long ears preceding...

    Visions of a drone with long ears preceding Savannah...
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    SSDR scale Hurricane.

    Flew from Stoke last weekend:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8KGpw0TEus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoVsGi06_m0
  3. Thread: Prop pitch

    by tomshep
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    I don't know, the manufacturer will but if the...

    I don't know, the manufacturer will but if the aircraft is designed for stol, the wing may be the limiting factor
  4. I'd like the 2" tacho, please Roger. PM sent

    I'd like the 2" tacho, please Roger. PM sent
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    Fifty Kilos for sixty HorsePower and all the...

    Fifty Kilos for sixty HorsePower and all the trimmings. Looks like a great engine for an S6!
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    Ok Joan, I get it now. I've a little project I am...

    Ok Joan, I get it now. I've a little project I am working on which might be of interest...
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    So at 35 Knot headwind, you use the same fuel at...

    So at 35 Knot headwind, you use the same fuel at 45 as at 55 (so cane it,) but in still air, the extra ten Knots increases consumption by more than fifty per cent. That validates the fly slow theory....
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    Bless you Ginge! I shall send that PM later this...

    Bless you Ginge! I shall send that PM later this PM.
    Meanwhile, the dull day was at least calm so I took the aircraft up to play for half an hour this evening. Just love the effect of trimming down...
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    I've been lucky enough to fly in every month...

    I've been lucky enough to fly in every month since November but tomorrow's sortie looks like being fogged off. The soggy conditions mean that OR needs a good scrub but while it is flyable, I'm going...
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    Bound to be. He did the calculations and produced...

    Bound to be. He did the calculations and produced the graphs that demonstrated the surprisingly large amount of fuel saving that could be made by streamlining the struts on a MiniMax. I was gratified...
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    Great stuff! I favour fuel injection as you will...

    Great stuff! I favour fuel injection as you will not have icing difficulties and the fuelling will be unaffected by attitude. Looks like a lovely engine.
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    Fuel burn is never a problem because there is...

    Fuel burn is never a problem because there is always more money but range is very much an issue because a tank has a finite capacity.
    Mogas is plentiful and readily available but not on the...
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    If my airspeed were twice my groundspeed, I would...

    If my airspeed were twice my groundspeed, I would be concerned that conditions would make control difficult and crosswind when landing would need to be carefully considered. I think I'd be turning...
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    .... all the scientific rigour of a tabloid...

    .... all the scientific rigour of a tabloid astrology column.
    We Pisceans don't believe in that stuff, Joan.
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    A fuel rate calculator is easy enough to make,...

    A fuel rate calculator is easy enough to make, the sensor is about 25 and a bicycle computer can be calibrated very easily to record fuel burned and fuel flow rate. Just connect the rate sensor to...
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    I am glad to report that FASVIG are to be funded...

    I am glad to report that FASVIG are to be funded until the end of next year.
    While the Flyer forum is busily plunging knives into the organisation, microlighters stand to benefit from their...
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    Built mine for a couple of quid and received a...

    Built mine for a couple of quid and received a notification around six weeks ago to tell me I was in the queue for the money (equivalent to two full tankfuls!). By the way, it is 8.33 KHz.
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    Paul: What you have is an NPPL(M).

    Paul: What you have is an NPPL(M).
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    Low cloud and snow. Yes Ginge. I know exactly...

    Low cloud and snow. Yes Ginge. I know exactly what you mean. Dampens the spirit. I reckon it is the Kremlin's once much touted weather machine (and I don't trust those meerkats, either.)
  20. Thread: Pi day

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    Or thereabouts, Joan; it's hard to be specific.

    Or thereabouts, Joan; it's hard to be specific.
  21. Thread: 582 vs 912

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    Lots of terrifying figures here. Nothing that...

    Lots of terrifying figures here. Nothing that really helps, so here you go. Real Aviators fly anything they can get their hands on. Buy the 582 because you can afford it. Fly it. Be happy.
  22. Flask, pump in lid, pipe to mouthpiece.

    Flask, pump in lid, pipe to mouthpiece.
  23. Some years ago, I made a small plastic Dewar...

    Some years ago, I made a small plastic Dewar flask for a glider pilot whose in flight Mars bar would melt before it could be consumed!
  24. They are already available. How about a tablet...

    They are already available. How about a tablet holder with a couple of stowable straps to turn it into a kneeboard? In
  25. There ought to be a maximum amount of airspace...

    There ought to be a maximum amount of airspace per controller. That way ANSPs cannot short change the system or grant themselves huge chunks of sky without being made to support it. ANSPs Paying for...
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