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    Yes great news, it should take some of the weight...

    Yes great news, it should take some of the weight from the old Micro frequency, ok I know that it never should have been used that way, but we all know the truth of that.

    Is it too much to hope...
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    Sutton Meadows 1 June

    I found this on the Flyer website although there was no mention on the BMAA events or the RAC events page so I contacted Brian who was shown as the contact for this flyin.

    He confirmed that,...
  3. Thread: P&M

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    P&M

    I heard the sad news of the demise of P&M Aviation. We can only hope that it will in some form arise from the ashes meantime a high percentage of flexwing pilots as in an unenviable position.
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  4. Thread: Popham

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    Popham

    I visited the Popham trade fair/BMAA AGM yesterday with Joan, unsurprisingly there were not many that flew in although some gallant souls made it, despite the blustery winds. They were demonstrated...
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    Sorry Folks

    I appear to inadvertently upset the weather folks for which I am very sorry.

    I seemed to have caused this by getting the approval to fly on our TST with its new Top Flight skins fitted. I snuck up...
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    Thanks Damien, we're pleased with her, well we...

    Thanks Damien, we're pleased with her, well we always have been, but even more so now. Also looking forward to Martin's picture.
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    I must admit that I'm pleased with the result. I...

    I must admit that I'm pleased with the result. I was pleasently suprised just how good the overall condition was when we took her apart and can barely wait to get her back in the air again.

    I...
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    Sorry guys, the good flying weather is due to end...

    Sorry guys, the good flying weather is due to end and it's all my fault. The TST is now fully rigged in its nice new skins and with a few other bits tidied, inspector signed off and is now just...
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    Hand up, I love the simplicty of a microlight....

    Hand up, I love the simplicty of a microlight. The latest "not so lights" are not providing anything that does not already exist, that kind of flying is already there for those that want it at no...
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    This is a real concern with the push for "no so...

    This is a real concern with the push for "no so microlights" and the examples of failed attempts to establish simple,lowcost aircraft are there before us. In the 1920s simple practical aircraft...
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    Yes , I can understand that although for me...

    Yes , I can understand that although for me anything that adds weight to my aircraft detracts from it. I do chuckle at the thought of a Panther with an electric start though.
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    I suppose that it is "horses for courses" sort of...

    I suppose that it is "horses for courses" sort of thing, for my kind of flying I agree that it is entirely superfluous.

    There are those in this fairly wide community whose joy seems to be flying...
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    Sounds good, no very good. I wonder that all the...

    Sounds good, no very good. I wonder that all the Minimaxs haven't got them in this country, after all the round struts are only there to get the performance within ultralight regs. in the States....
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    Getting streamline struts can make a good...

    Getting streamline struts can make a good difference, I remember when they became available for the TST. The story went that after a couple of go arounds the guy got his TST on the the ground after...
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    That'd be a good buy for somebody. when we...

    That'd be a good buy for somebody. when we changed we got a bit faster, a bit better climb and the same fuel consumption.
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    At least they didn't run.

    At least they didn't run.
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    Yes we have the struts and larger tank, what prop...

    Yes we have the struts and larger tank, what prop have you got now? We have an Arplast, but of course you can't get them anymore.

    We changed the tank when the dreaded ethanol ate the last one, we...
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    I was beginning to wonder how much longer the...

    I was beginning to wonder how much longer the skins could last when I heard tales of other newer ones failing on other machines, so I feel that we have done pretty well.

    It's great that you are...
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    Good to hear from you again Damien, welcome as...

    Good to hear from you again Damien, welcome as always.

    My expense at the moment is replacing the skins on our beloved TST, our inspector when he checked them this year although they passed raised...
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    Just to think, folks used to whinge about the...

    Just to think, folks used to whinge about the quality of Little Chefs, it seems the answer is to sink to a lower level to stop folks using them at all. I agree about Herbies, but you have to like the...
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    Well that's a new one to me. It makes a sort of...

    Well that's a new one to me. It makes a sort of sense but those margins are a bit too close for me, I think I'll stick to cruder engines.
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    Update of SN on harnesses

    I see that common sense has prevailed over safety harness inspection and the previous recommendations of replacment by age in SN-2018/005 has been supplanted by SN-2019/003.

    This seems to revert...
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    Thank goodness I've never been that clever!

    Thank goodness I've never been that clever!
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    Very true, I remember with embarrassment my...

    Very true, I remember with embarrassment my engine out in a little AX3 years ago. I had plenty of height and got back to the runway easily, even getting rid of height to end up where I wanted on the...
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    Maybe we need a "Me Too" type message, my thanks...

    Maybe we need a "Me Too" type message, my thanks to Dave also for passing the word down to us more lowely folk:)
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