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    Great Choice Tom, The Rans is a good honest...

    Great Choice Tom,

    The Rans is a good honest aeroplane, it's so forgiving but just don't fall into the stall trap on take-off, climb out or landing.
    Mine's the small wing version, so my key...
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    Much more interesting today is the notice from...

    Much more interesting today is the notice from LAA/BMAA of new talks re EASA and with the 600kg limit in view.
  3. Thread: Autopilots?

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    Thank you Joan, I was out strip cutting today...

    Thank you Joan,

    I was out strip cutting today and returned home too late to invoke the 'edit' or 'cancel' options.
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    APOLOGIES, as a lapsed member I cannot start a...

    APOLOGIES, as a lapsed member I cannot start a new subject, but this one is in need of sending.


    Mandatory” AD136 from Rans USA dated 2010 -

    Oil Pressure switch blow out occurrence danger...
  5. Thread: Hello all.

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    FWIW, I have an Arplast ground adjustable...

    FWIW,

    I have an Arplast ground adjustable three blade prop in very good nick and AFIK hardly used, should anyone wish to purchase it. (located near Crawley West Sussex).
    look me up in Pooleys or...
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    I can't get the site to give access to a new...

    I can't get the site to give access to a new title so using this to inform everyone who knew him:-

    Gentlemen & Ladies,

    Toon Ghose died on 20th February 2019 his funeral is on 22nd March 2 p.m....
  7. Yes Max t/off mass 300 kg & stall (true, not...

    Yes
    Max t/off mass 300 kg & stall (true, not ASI) under 35kt. Some older homebuilts are allowed 390 kg.
    And there's lots more to mine and assimilate.
    Personally I found the Rans S4 was a perfect...
  8. Brian, I should re-check those "empty"...

    Brian,

    I should re-check those "empty" weights, shirley shum mistake there for microlights.

    mike hallam
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    Sorry that though I am interested & usually enjoy...

    Sorry that though I am interested & usually enjoy it & do fly in, before this week-end I'm off across the Channel for a few days.

    mike hallam
  10. Thread: Prop needed

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    Well OP, you're obviously not following up from...

    Well OP, you're obviously not following up from the first request for an Arplast. I've now ckecked the one I could sell.
    It's signed Arplast with 3 blades radius of blade 0.82 m = 1.64 approx....
  11. Thread: Prop needed

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    I might have one in the hangar, three blades,...

    I might have one in the hangar, three blades, ground adjustable with Ali hub. I'll be down Jackrells Farm (Sussex) strip on Monday if it's of interest.

    mike hallam. -- My email is in Pooleys and...
  12. Thread: Prop pitch

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    Cheapest option is run the donk a 100 or so rpm...

    Cheapest option is run the donk a 100 or so rpm faster. Then you retain the stol as now and for the cost of a very little more fuel can experience a slightly faster flight without changing anything. ...
  13. New Unused round 'proper' RPM Indicator for points Rotax 447.

    This gauge has never been used & still in box;it has three leads, +12v, pulse source and Earth. I no longer own a Rotax 447 a/c.

    It's for sale at £30 plus postage.

    mike hallam e-mail ...
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    "Velly interesting ! " I think we four stroke...

    "Velly interesting ! "

    I think we four stroke flyers had better bow out of this zone as there's virtually no correlation between out sleek speedsters and your draggy bundles of plastic & cotton.
    ...
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    Martin, I no longer have the 447 or the Rotax...

    Martin,

    I no longer have the 447 or the Rotax manual, but in my 4-stroke book (and its pdf is available above in one of Joan's attachments) they give several curves, WOT power but also the...
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    Well Joan, You've introduced me to a thought...

    Well Joan,

    You've introduced me to a thought provoking real life subject which I've enjoyed.

    For my relatively short excursions of 3/4 to 3 hours duration I think I've now learnt that slow...
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    FWIW. Today I looked up my own a/c consumption...

    FWIW.

    Today I looked up my own a/c consumption records of speed, RPM & MPG data taken over 7 years, below are my best actuals:-

    Sorry they're not for the idiosyncratic 2-stroke, but an 80 hp...
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    What's the vertical scale pls ?

    What's the vertical scale pls ?
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    Just for fun & from poor memory I did some rough...

    Just for fun & from poor memory I did some rough calc's for the Rans miles per litre at headwinds from 0 to 30 in 10 mph steps.
    Clearly at higher winds unless you crack on you stand still and mpg...
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    Sounds like one needs to do a mpg curve for your...

    Sounds like one needs to do a mpg curve for your chose flying machine in 'still air' at several speeds within its normal operating range, and another for miles covered per hour at these speeds...
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    I must agree about the SSDR attraction. ...

    I must agree about the SSDR attraction.

    Admittedly it needs good wx, but always promises a fun day's aviating with something to see of interest & at an easy distance for my non SDR & non...
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    I'm sorry to read that Mick, are you that ill...

    I'm sorry to read that Mick, are you that ill then ?

    mike hallam
  23. Thread: CFS Rotax.

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    AFIR Recently Ecclestone were subsumed into CFS -...

    AFIR Recently Ecclestone were subsumed into CFS - but just checking CFS' advert in the Dec. LAA magazine and Ecclestone is listed as an approved Support Centre together with Air-Masters.

    Outside...
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    [QUOTE=tomshep;128925]I had decided Rotax's...

    [QUOTE=tomshep;128925]I had decided
    Rotax's 447 is an engine that I have never been able to start consistently well but today I tried throttle shut, one squirt of the primer, one compression...
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    I'm a bit late commenting. As a returnee...

    I'm a bit late commenting.

    As a returnee watching the newly refurbished Forum I appreciate its renaissance but am concerned at the high cost to all for so very few contributors - though there may...
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