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  1. Thread: CAMit Engines.

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    CAMit Engines.

    I visited the Camit marquee tent at the LAA rally last weekend. It was a bit of an eye opener as they have really got stuck in and are getting on top of the Jab problems. Their heads and barrels are...
  2. Thread: Briggs

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    Briggs

    Kev, I have been keeping an eye with keen interest on your progress regarding the Briggs. Since liquid nitrogen is reasonably easy to obtain would an alternative to Loktite be to drill the camshaft...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    A 912 may be ideal for a flying school where the engine is thrashed day in day out and can attain high hours fairly quickly, but for the 30/40 hour per year pilot the unit can deteriorate through...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Paul, I'm not saying there's deception in pricing and as I said previously, staff have to be paid to manufacture components and support the model for many years. I also agree that the Rotax is indeed...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Well Keven, if you don't think the Rotax and it's spares are not overpriced then there is no hope. Mind you, I did look at the Skyranger for a schools build project a couple of years ago - even put...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    A flying buddy has just bought a brand new top of the range BMW motorbike, the quality outstanding - you could buy three of them for the price of a flexwing. What do you get when you buy a flexwing -...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    If you stand back from a brand new Rotax powered flexwing and look over it - what does it cost - 30 000. I don't care what anyone says - in the cold light of day, that is just daft money for what it...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Dominic - I agree. I and one other I know of, left for those very reasons .
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    This used to be a vibrant forum with a great deal of help from contributors. One particular chap who went out of his way to help others with radio and engineering issues was Jeremy Harris, but he...
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    what is the real attraction of SSDR?

    Wally has it in one. "Freedom to tinker" rather than go through the mill to have a portable radio bracket fitted for instance. I would have thought the eGo team would have given up by now - who on...
  11. Thread: BMAA Membership

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    BMAA Membership

    On the streets, public transport - everywhere, you see people with bent necks - they bump into you, heads down into bluddy mobile phones, twiddling their thumbs. A lost generation. And that is where...
  12. Thread: BMAA Membership

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    BMAA Membership

    Put a new top of the range Honda Goldwing and a new flexwing side by side (probably similarly priced) , show them to a group of motorcyclists and ask them which they would pick. They wouldn't give...
  13. Thread: BMAA Membership

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    BMAA Membership

    No, no, no - it has nothing to do with "commitment to time and effort". It has much more to do with commitment to spend daft amounts of money in learning to fly - and I mean daft.
  14. Belite's Carbon spar, ali ribs wing construction

    Wally - the stuff I have is 25 thou thick - maybe a bit thin for ali ribs however, but I know of at least one instance of it's use in LAA aircraft - for highly polished fairings.
  15. Belite's Carbon spar, ali ribs wing construction

    Wally - I'll pop up to my other pad and have a quick check on thickness.
  16. Belite's Carbon spar, ali ribs wing construction

    Don't know if I've posted this before, but if anyone is looking to use high grade aluminium sheeting, lithographic printers use acres of the stuff. I went to a printer in Dingwall and he had hundreds...
  17. Belite's Carbon spar, ali ribs wing construction

    If I used carbon, I'd constantly be worried about it and it's not all that forgiving either. For a slight weight penalty why not use glass fibre tube or good old aluminium.
  18. Aircraft for sale - one reason - why the market is dead!!!

    If a microlight is parked up outside when not in use, or "hangared" in a polytunnel, I would not contemplate buying it. That jaded fabric look, mould and the odd bit of patched handling rash on it...
  19. Aircraft for sale - one reason - why the market is dead!!!

    The thing is, most sellers will advertise their aircraft with a photograph taken after build when it will be at it's best. A few years down the line, things change and it becomes a bit rough around...
  20. Aircraft for sale - one reason - why the market is dead!!!

    I was put on to my current microlight by a chap who bought one with very few engine / airframe time - the one he told me about had just around 30 hours also. I again drove south and went through a...
  21. Aircraft for sale - one reason - why the market is dead!!!

    Antoni - you get rankled very easily - perhaps the body language of the person selling has as much to do with a potential sale as the bluddy aircraft.

    Not that we've met of course.
  22. Aircraft for sale - one reason - why the market is dead!!!

    A few years ago a Sirocco microlight came up for sale in the Kent area and I made the usual initial enquiries. Apparently, it was the subject of a permit audit inspection and I got on to the...
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    Fascinating site about engines

    There are a couple missing !
  24. Belite's Carbon spar, ali ribs wing construction

    I can see problems with aluminium corrosion due to contact with carbon.
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    New homebuilt flys

    Blimey, I wouldn't dare fly anything made from SS in a salt laden environment. Chloride Stress Corrosion cracking is microscopic and penetrates deep inside the material. Dye penetrant will show tiny...
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