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    Flight for Life 1994

    https://youtu.be/-7evZdHhkQI

    Came across this video last night. It was great viewing. Perhaps many of you have already seen it. But just in case I thought I would post it. I loved it. I was 20 and...
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    The Joys of Spring

    OMG, as the younger generation say these days, what a bloody long wet and miserable Winter that was. I had not flown since last October, other than 1 hour in February, local flight. The Airfield...
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    Quantum Leap

    As mentioned in a previous thread I received last week a letter from P&M Aviation about some upgrades which are available for the Quantum range of Aircraft. In total there are 5 upgrades available...
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    Hello Ginge, Nice read as always. I did not...

    Hello Ginge,

    Nice read as always.

    I did not get away flying in January. Had not flown since the very end of October. Boy did I miss it. Thought I would have got away 2 weeks ago, however the...
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    I was just reading back through this thread....

    I was just reading back through this thread. Thanks again everyone for your advice. Almost 4 years later what happened? Well I ended up getting a tip off about a lovely Quantum 503. It had not flown...
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    Also dont be afraid to consider a Quantum with a...

    Also dont be afraid to consider a Quantum with a Rotax 503. I own one and it is a great little plane. 2 Stroke and pretty bullet proof and easy to maintain. A 912 Quantum will take off and climb...
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    I'm in Ireland. Have not toured in Scotland yet....

    I'm in Ireland. Have not toured in Scotland yet. Hoping to correct that this year. Not flown across the water in a long time. But remember fondly visiting Ince Blundell, Otherton, Popham, Fishburn,...
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    Nice. Well done Ginge. I missed these posts...

    Nice. Well done Ginge. I missed these posts whilst the Forum was down. I just got set up again on the Forum today. I have not flown my Quantum in a Month. Looking forward to getting back up there...
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    Quantum fuel consumption

    Hi Laurie,

    I have a Quantum 503 with a 2 blade Ivo Prop. I cruise at around 55mph @ 5,400 rpm and solo my fuel burn is 10-11 lph. Two up my fuel burn is around 14 lph. But I mainly fly solo.
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    A Quantum flight.

    I was away with work last week and for the flights and lounging around airports I took with me a copy of Brian Miltons Global Flyer. I had not read the book in a few years and it was again a...
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    Split rings

    Thanks Adrian and Bob for your replies,

    I also got results like that link, however those rings are more like key rings, and I have loads of them. P&M order arrived a few days ago and there was a...
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    Split rings

    Hi all,

    Anyone know where I can buy split rings online. I put in an order for split rings and prop tape over a month ago with P&M. I don't want to start a rant about P&M, I know they are going...
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    Weightshift Flying

    Went out flying on Monday for a few hours having not flown since originally starting the thread. Did not take off until 10.45 am and flew all through the afternoon. The air was full of thermals and...
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    Tuning in pitch on a Q2 Wing

    Hi Steve and Lindsay,

    Thanks for your replies. Sorry for the delay in reporting back.
    Pitot tube was pushed home on the ASI tubing and there were no kinks on the line.
    The trim handle is moving...
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    Weightshift Flying

    I know. I got an awful kicking that day Henry. Probably more of a kicking flying the XL that day than I experienced last week in the Quantum. Your right, I think it is easier to ride it out in a...
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    Weightshift Flying

    Cheers everyone and thanks for your comments. I am just going to have to get used to it. My main issue really over the past few years has been a lack of flying and very infrequently when I did get...
  17. MF - Secondhand Secrets - a big thanks to Ginge Sunley

    I agree, it was a fantastic article. I trained in a Thruster T600N so will always have a fond memory of those flights. My licence is due for revalidation this summer and I am thinking of giving an...
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    Weightshift Flying

    Hi all,

    Initially I flew 3 Axis over 10 years ago when I first started flying and have a total of over 630 hours logged. Weightshift flying is still reasonably new to me with 96 solo hours logged...
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    North Pole Take 2

    Best of luck Dave,

    Safe travels. I'll be following your tracker. Enjoy. I was out for a few hours on Saturday in my Quantum, one leg was 2 hours, when I landed I was shivering, snot blown all over...
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    Fan Belt Replacement

    My 503 needs this job done now. It will be my first time to carry out the belt adjustment and so I went searching on the Internet for good quality instructions. This was the best piece of info by...
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    Very pretty fixed wing

    Conratulations Rick,

    Wish you many many safe and happy hours in your new machine. 100 mph at 70% power is very impressive. What is the endurance?

    Damien
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    Another shot in the arm

    Another excellent write up Ginge. I know exactly what you mean by another shot in the arm. I was only flying on Sunday and had a fantastic day. Now after reading your account I am starting to get...
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    Good to be back

    Got out again to play on Sunday. Logged 3 hours and 10 mins. Practiced circuits and flew off on a 1 hour cross country to Limetree Airfield. Met some old friends and made sone new ones too.It is...
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    Hi Ian,

    Hope all is good with you. I went from my first plane, an X-Air 582 to a Skyranger 912S. Loved it and enjoyed touring, going from Ireland to Popham and Spamfield. I was lucky to meet a...
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    Good to be back

    Having not flown since June 2015 I was begining to think I would never get back into the air again. But today all that changed. My Quantum 503 was pulled out into the early spring sunshine. A few...
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