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    SSDR Rally - what's coming?

    do we have a date for next years event?

    i thought this year was pretty good, lots going on and plenty of flying time. talks are good, always nice to learn something.

    what about aircraft...
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    New Medical Declaration Total Cockup..

    If we dont get something out of the CAA soon, even just some words about looking at it again, it may be time to take a leaf out of the 'black lives matter' book and arrange to have a Heathrow bust...
  3. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    interestingly i've 'had' two of these, not one, so i dont match the written criteria so i am ok to self declare. :smilewinkgrin: i'd love to read the spec for this project, to get an...
  4. FAI World Microlight and Paramotor Championships 2016

    at least the beer tent is a cracking size

    :yeah:

    colin

    Attached files http://cloudniner.co.uk/images/converted_files/150497=10646-pop2.jpg
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    SSDR Rally

    excellent weekend, thanks to the BMAA team for making it happen. must have done 20 flights testing and tinkering over the 3 days

    Attached files ...
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    SSDR Rally - what's coming?

    john,

    yes, please bring the prop.

    I've got a genuine polini 250 rad and expansion bottle if anybody is interested.

    colin
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    SSDR Rally - what's coming?

    i'll be there with the dragonChaser, and a list of things i'll be tinkering with.

    Dom. do you have a silva compass in among your pile of plane bits

    colin
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    Anyone interested in a two stroke fly in?

    i'd be up for it

    and dont forget the SSDR rally too

    http://www.bmaa.org/pwpcontrol.php?pwpID=13082

    colin
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    english dragons in france

    come on Dom,

    get your plane on a trailer, and have a go at the next round at st Micks, in 3 weeks time, its good flying, and you dont need to be a sky god, believe me....

    colin
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    english dragons in france

    Comps finished now, and we are heading home. The last task was a fuel management task, planes weighed before and after to get the fuel burn. Mick won the endurance part of the task with a 4.3 l/hr...
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    english dragons in france

    Mick Broom and I are taking 2 dismantled dragonChasers to the franglias comp down near Marseilles, if we get some reasonable wifi we will try to post up some tales and results on the blog below
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    polini cooling

    Hi

    not sure if anybody is interested, but i've had a go at tidying up the water system on the polini. Its basically a copy of what Mick Broom did on his, it seems to work well, saves half a...
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    ROTAX 912UL - Loss of Power Issue

    i'd suspect fuel pressure. how old is the fuel pump?

    colin
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    SSDR and the BMAA

    I fly SSDR, and i'm grateful for the work the BMAA put in to created and support it. I've no wish to split away, and i'm against anything or anybody that seems to undermine the BMAA in this area
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    A frame fairings.... any good?

    Hi paul

    with a little tongue in cheek.. i'm not a big fan of doing stuff that makes me feel like its better, at the cost of complexity risk, which was why I was wondering if someone had done it...
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    A frame fairings.... any good?

    paul,steve,wally

    thanks guys for the info (some good stuff there) , i kinda understand the theory. i can see how a perfect aero shaped strut would be much better than a round tube, but how does...
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    A frame fairings.... any good?

    Hello,

    I see the ace cyclone wing comes with A frame and pylon fairings. Has anybody tired it with and without the fairings? Does it make any measurable difference to anything?

    happy new year...
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    converting NPPL M to SSEA

    no solo needed, but you are as good as P1 during the GST, which for me involved a nav ex to bath and back. if i was doing it again i'd prepare by doing some dead reckoning nav flying beforehand. I...
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    converting NPPL M to SSEA

    i converted last year with derrek davidson down at bournmouth in a few days. the written exams are easy enough. flying a pa28 was straightforward, although it felt like flying a skip lorry, compared...
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    Inside a polini thor 250

    hello

    Opened up the top end of my Polini a few weeks ago. Its got about 65hrs on it. I've not seen inside one so I took some pics for anybody that might be interested.

    The gudgeon pin is in a...
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    polini thor 250 fuel burn

    Mick

    i'd agree, 300-400 more rpm needed for me, rough v calm.

    some of my figures:
    mid hang point, 49-51 cruise
    150 prop
    75kg fat controller
    calm
    5600-5700rpm
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    Safety switch for engines

    asking for more trouble i'd say. how would you get it started if you need oil pressure to wake the electrics up, unless the starter is permenantly live :-(

    I've got a 3 colour battery light on...
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    ConAir SoftStart module

    paul, its probably that the SMD that the soft start is connected to is on the way out. they dont work at starting voltage/speed but work fine once running and warm.

    same problem problem i had...
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    SSDR FREEDOM RALLY- Enstone- July 4/5 July

    Despite the bad news from friday, thanks to all those at enstone, bmaa and marshals that made the is event happen. It was excellent seeing some much SSDR mayhem in one place.

    colin

    Attached...
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    Amazing SSDR flight

    Thanks kev

    I did look seriously at the ace cyclone, but in the end could not convince myself the polini had the power to carry the heavier trike at 55-60 mph. Have now got 40hrs on the polini , I...
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