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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...
  8. Thread: Prop pitch

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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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    SSDR scale Hurricane.

    Flew from Stoke last weekend:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8KGpw0TEus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoVsGi06_m0
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    I don't know, the manufacturer will but if the...

    I don't know, the manufacturer will but if the aircraft is designed for stol, the wing may be the limiting factor
  12. I'd like the 2" tacho, please Roger. PM sent

    I'd like the 2" tacho, please Roger. PM sent
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    Fifty Kilos for sixty HorsePower and all the...

    Fifty Kilos for sixty HorsePower and all the trimmings. Looks like a great engine for an S6!
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    Ok Joan, I get it now. I've a little project I am...

    Ok Joan, I get it now. I've a little project I am working on which might be of interest...
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    So at 35 Knot headwind, you use the same fuel at...

    So at 35 Knot headwind, you use the same fuel at 45 as at 55 (so cane it,) but in still air, the extra ten Knots increases consumption by more than fifty per cent. That validates the fly slow theory....
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    Bless you Ginge! I shall send that PM later this...

    Bless you Ginge! I shall send that PM later this PM.
    Meanwhile, the dull day was at least calm so I took the aircraft up to play for half an hour this evening. Just love the effect of trimming down...
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    I've been lucky enough to fly in every month...

    I've been lucky enough to fly in every month since November but tomorrow's sortie looks like being fogged off. The soggy conditions mean that OR needs a good scrub but while it is flyable, I'm going...
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    Bound to be. He did the calculations and produced...

    Bound to be. He did the calculations and produced the graphs that demonstrated the surprisingly large amount of fuel saving that could be made by streamlining the struts on a MiniMax. I was gratified...
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    Great stuff! I favour fuel injection as you will...

    Great stuff! I favour fuel injection as you will not have icing difficulties and the fuelling will be unaffected by attitude. Looks like a lovely engine.
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    Fuel burn is never a problem because there is...

    Fuel burn is never a problem because there is always more money but range is very much an issue because a tank has a finite capacity.
    Mogas is plentiful and readily available but not on the...
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    If my airspeed were twice my groundspeed, I would...

    If my airspeed were twice my groundspeed, I would be concerned that conditions would make control difficult and crosswind when landing would need to be carefully considered. I think I'd be turning...
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    .... all the scientific rigour of a tabloid...

    .... all the scientific rigour of a tabloid astrology column.
    We Pisceans don't believe in that stuff, Joan.
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    A fuel rate calculator is easy enough to make,...

    A fuel rate calculator is easy enough to make, the sensor is about 25 and a bicycle computer can be calibrated very easily to record fuel burned and fuel flow rate. Just connect the rate sensor to...
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    I am glad to report that FASVIG are to be funded...

    I am glad to report that FASVIG are to be funded until the end of next year.
    While the Flyer forum is busily plunging knives into the organisation, microlighters stand to benefit from their...
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    Built mine for a couple of quid and received a...

    Built mine for a couple of quid and received a notification around six weeks ago to tell me I was in the queue for the money (equivalent to two full tankfuls!). By the way, it is 8.33 KHz.
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