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    Interesting, so rapid charge would require...

    Interesting, so rapid charge would require separate storage batteries capable of delivering about 30kw to an individual aircraft for an hour or so (= 10 electric kettles). Alternatively the aircraft...
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    Actually, I wonder what the cost would be for a...

    Actually, I wonder what the cost would be for a solar/wind/battery energy generation and storage set up would be to support a clutch of, say, half a dozen electric SSDR machines with typical hobby...
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    Maybe the 'typical farmstrip' could install a...

    Maybe the 'typical farmstrip' could install a diesel generator for charging aircraft ;)

    [ducks!]
  4. If in doubt, go to the BMAA. That's what they're...

    If in doubt, go to the BMAA. That's what they're there for. https://www.bmaa.org/information-library/contact-us

    I haven't time this morning to double check, but as I recall it your declaration...
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    There was an interesting presentation and...

    There was an interesting presentation and subsequent discussion on this topic at last year's SSDR rally. There's a bit of a discussion [here]

    One of my concerns in the economics is battery life...
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    Permit me, please, to disagree there: I believe a...

    Permit me, please, to disagree there: I believe a person's flying career starts with the first flight - even as a passenger. For many it stops shortly after the first landing. Those of us who now...
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    I suspect your instructor will stress the value...

    I suspect your instructor will stress the value of spotting other traffic :cool:



    That's where we all began - whatever it is that motivates you to fly; enjoy;.
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    Unbroken link...

    Unbroken link http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=5575

    Am I correct that this change will only affect new approvals and/or any new modification requests?...
  9. Thread: Letov Sluka

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    Answered [here]...

    Answered [here]

    What happened to the Easy Raider project? [here]
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    Peter's made some good points. I'll stick a line...

    Peter's made some good points. I'll stick a line of my old hobby horse in**, though; 3-axis microlighting doesn't need to be in a syndicated bank-breaker, nor does it have to be enclosed...
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    Hi Harry, welcome to the mad bunch (ie...

    Hi Harry,
    welcome to the mad bunch (ie microlight pilots). :cool:

    I can't advise on the medical side, but the nice people at the BMAA headquarters might. In terms of learning I'd suggest you...
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    Any success finding any? If not you could try...

    Any success finding any?
    If not you could try (via your favourite search engine) the LAA forums, the Microlight Forum, Microlighter Pilots Facebook group, or even G-INFO [here] where the 'advanced...
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    That is if you can find a taxi driver willing to...

    That is if you can find a taxi driver willing to carry your jerry can full of petrol back to the airfield.
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    You should be back on Microlight Forum now. Don't...

    You should be back on Microlight Forum now. Don't forget to do you post in 'Introductions' or I'm told your account'll disappear again ;-)

    Of course you could try and wake this forum up, it's...
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    Maybe you've fallen foul of this: "Mass ban of...

    Maybe you've fallen foul of this: "Mass ban of fake users"

    If you PM me your MicrolightForum username I'll PM that to 'Gentreau' who manages that forum these days and see if he'll reinstate you.
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    I first heard this in a former life at a software...

    I first heard this in a former life at a software project management seminar - I still find it amusing all these years later:

    At a recent software engineering management course, the participants...
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    Q: Why are elephants such bad dancers? A:...

    Q: Why are elephants such bad dancers?
    A: Because they have 2 left feet.

    :rolleyes:
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    Other elephant, depreciation during your own...

    Other elephant, depreciation during your own ownership - how many hours and flight cycles (take-offs and landings) do you realistically expect to do in your aircraft over the next 5-10 years? How is...
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    Further info [here]...

    Further info [here]
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    Further, received today When I recently wrote...

    Further, received today

    When I recently wrote to you I mentioned the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation had announced it intended to hold an Airspace Inquiry. Details are now...
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    ... and loses it again

    I haven't seen this anywhere else - my apologies if it has been published and I missed it.

    Sadly, it seems the Microlight Flying Foundation is no more.

    From the Charity Commission's web site......
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    No 'type wars' please. Unless you've flown one,...

    No 'type wars' please. Unless you've flown one, don't believe everything you've read in Geoff Hill's editorials.

    The TST, by the way, provides ample opportunity to carry appropriate bum cushioning...
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    'Soft spot' types

    I was thinking about conversations I've had over the years with pilots of various kinds of aircraft and it seems some types seem to find a soft spot in their pilots' hearts. You know the sort of...
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    Posted on the other thread: Indeed Bob, that...

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    Indeed Bob, that is perhaps why we should break our tradition of isolation from other forms of GAand maybe participate in this consultation, either individually or...
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    Life before Google

    In this article on BBC, about halfway down, the question is posed:
    "At what time is high noon?"

    and the BBC answer given?
    The answer is 12PM.

    Oh, Bill Gates has so much to answer for!
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