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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...
  3. 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?
  5. Thread: Autopilots?

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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...
  6. Thread: Hello all.

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    Closed, for now.

    Closed, for now.
  7. Thread: Hello all.

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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...
  8. Thread: Hello all.

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    The Minimax has gained a lot from the mods. Prop...

    The Minimax has gained a lot from the mods. Prop is a Newton 60x42 which is smooth and well balanced.
  9. Thread: Faith healing

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    Faith healing

    There was a faith healer at the community centre last night. I am sceptical but was dragged along anyway.
    I was right; he was useless. Even the two blokes in wheelchairs got up and walked out.
  10. Thread: Hello all.

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    Aye. Mine has had streamlined struts, a bigger...

    Aye. Mine has had streamlined struts, a bigger fuel tank and a new prop this winter but it flew beautifully on the test flight. Since then, the lovely weather has kept me busy elsewhere.
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    Ouch Peter. That looks like the rod has gone as...

    Ouch Peter. That looks like the rod has gone as well. I would regard the whole lot with some suspicion. Glad you got that back down in one piece. Sudden seizure doesn't bear thinking about. Bad luck.
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    That is what the training is all about. Hope the...

    That is what the training is all about. Hope the engine isn't too badly damaged. Jab motors don't seem to be well suited to aircraft, alas. I've flown behind a couple and they were very nice but they...
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    Could the database not be recorded onto a few...

    Could the database not be recorded onto a few DVDs and made available for a fee?
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    If this happens, how could a backup archive be...

    If this happens, how could a backup archive be taken for reference? there is a lot of useful stuff here.
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    There are difficulties with Lithium batteries at...

    There are difficulties with Lithium batteries at low temperatures. Drawing current helps to keep them warm but I'd think twice before using them in a motorglider!
  16. Thread: Accident.

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    Accident.

    A man who fell into an upholstery machine yesterday is reported to be fully recovered.
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    It used to be that you had to use an approved...

    It used to be that you had to use an approved hand held of which there were two and both had been obsolete for years. I had an old A20 that had a naughty battery upgrade to make it work and it still...
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    I have bought an Eastern European prop made in a...

    I have bought an Eastern European prop made in a similar fashion out of lots of different bits. I would certainly never ever do it again. Quite apart from the difficulties I had getting it and...
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    Glad you went flying Ginge. The weather was...

    Glad you went flying Ginge. The weather was stunning yesterday but you really have to grab it while it is about at this time of year.
  20. Thread: Snow.

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    Big orange thing flapping in the breeze was a...

    Big orange thing flapping in the breeze was a clue but landing on snow is fun!
  21. Thread: Snow.

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    Snow.

    I was due some time in the C42. A look at the logbook showed that I haven't flown one for more than a year! So I am expecting to be as rusty as a Fiat. The sun is out, the wind is gentle and head...
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    Congratulations David. Enjoy your flying- it...

    Congratulations David. Enjoy your flying- it takes years off you!
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    Find out if there is a local LAA strut. Read all...

    Find out if there is a local LAA strut. Read all you can from the EAA. Have you a skill? can you sew, paint, wire, work wood, make metal or can you keep paperwork straight and photograph as you go? I...
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    Good. You are on the way. Before long, you will...

    Good. You are on the way. Before long, you will know that the standard unit of currency is the hour, that the weather Gods hate you personally and that working when the sky is blue is corroding your...
  25. Thread: I'm after...

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    Looks like I have what I need.

    Looks like I have what I need.
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