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    30 KW of batteries for an hour. That is forty...

    30 KW of batteries for an hour. That is forty Horsepower. An hour's use of a 447, Not a 912. How big and heavy would 30 KW hours worth of batteries be?
    The one from my old Mercedes weighs about the...
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    500Amps is a lot of trouble if it shorts out. It...

    500Amps is a lot of trouble if it shorts out. It would kill instantly if you were unfortunate enough to get too close as well. Now let's just get this in perspective. The world's largest nuclear...
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    Power to weight ratio. The only thing that...

    Power to weight ratio. The only thing that matters if you want a viable Flying machine. Batteries don't give it. Fossil fuels do. Many times over. So No. The Boss's Tesla busted a tyre. Two of the...
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    Scarecrow of the year.

    Despite Woman Belong Me telling me I was a shoe in for this one, it went to Worzel Gummidge.
    The citation said that he was always outstanding in his field.
  5. No, Harry. You can't. Due to the microlight being...

    No, Harry. You can't. Due to the microlight being a "non EASA"aircraft, hours flown on it cannot be used to revalidate a LAPL.
    An NPPL(M) allows a few privileges that the big boys don't...
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    I know it sounds harsh but you really do have to...

    I know it sounds harsh but you really do have to give it everything. Time, money and study. Flying is intolerant of mistakes so training is thorough and standards of instruction are high. YOU will...
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    If you don't want to blow all your money on...

    If you don't want to blow all your money on flying, walk away now. I told my boss that I would happily sell a kidney for it, which was true but he would not get into the ambulance.
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    Yes, many an intangible there. If a fellow part...

    Yes, many an intangible there. If a fellow part owner has languages, you might do trips abroad and learn foreign airfield terminology. One might be an ace mechanic so you learn how to look after an...
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    My apologies, I see you have tried the 42...

    My apologies, I see you have tried the 42 already. The Eurostar is different but you will find that out for yourself.
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    Radio and navigation are two different things....

    Radio and navigation are two different things. Radio is a separate exam, navigation is done from first principles although GPS is beginning to be taught. Two things to try: The C42 is one. A comfy...
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    Which on a hot day and equipped for a lengthy...

    Which on a hot day and equipped for a lengthy journey is actually 2 adults and two children. That might suit you but expect to spend a lot more money up front and then a lot more money maintaining...
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    Yes. That door is now shut. There are whispers...

    Yes. That door is now shut. There are whispers that it might reopen in some form one day but don't hold your breath. Aviation legislation moves glacially slowly.
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    I take my hat off...

    To the Skydiving crew at my local field. They do a lot of charity jumps and last week took up a fellow who was jumping in aid of the RNIB, Blind himself, he asked how he would know when to pull the...
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    The sheepdog returns...

    "that's all forty of them back in the pen".
    "We've only got thirty six," replies the farmer.
    "I know, I just rounded them up."
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    The medical requirements are to self certify your...

    The medical requirements are to self certify your medical declaration. Basically if you can hold a car licence, you should be eligible for an NPPL. There are exceptions though but from what I read...
  16. The Max comes out at 268 laden affair. Can't...

    The Max comes out at 268 laden affair.
    Can't speak for the Jodel but have had years of cheap fun out of my max.
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    That goes with the territory. There is no such...

    That goes with the territory. There is no such thing as a cheap aeroplane. Consider the money as spent and burn the receipts. You will always have your hand in your pocket. Only buy if you are...
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    Probably not at that price. A decent S6 is...

    Probably not at that price. A decent S6 is between 9 and12 (asked!) with a young 2 stroke.
    A ranger is a different sort of thing entirely.
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    What can I get you?

    Asks the barman of the weasel who has just walked in.
    "Pop." goes the weasel.
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    What is happening here is that the voltage from...

    What is happening here is that the voltage from the regulator is cutting out at high revs. If this were a car, I would be looking at a blown diode in the regulator, together with a possibly faulty...
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    I started off in a Skyranger and wasn't keen on...

    I started off in a Skyranger and wasn't keen on it. Jabirus are too cosy for me but I loved the C42 and would buy one tomorrow given the money. Like the Luscombe and did a tailwheel conversion in an...
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    The lithium I put on my 447 lasted an hour before...

    The lithium I put on my 447 lasted an hour before destroying itself and most of the aircraft's electrics.
    100 ill spent.
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    a pleasant early morning bimble.

    I gave myself a fright two weeks ago and took a week off to get my flying head back on. Shortly after take off, the canopy, which I had failed to secure properly bounced on the safety catch in very...
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    Think electric hare.

    Think electric hare.
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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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