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    Thanks for the comprehensive account....

    Thanks for the comprehensive account.
    Interesting to hear about the low frequency vibration issue. If the cases were flexing sufficiently to cause oil leaks and loss of bolt preload, it is...
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    I've just finished reading 'Fate is the Hunter',...

    I've just finished reading 'Fate is the Hunter', the writing style is quite similar.
    Ginge - you must have enough stories in you to assemble into a book. I'm sure I'm not the only one who likes to...
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    Do you know how many hours any of the B&S engines...

    Do you know how many hours any of the B&S engines have done in the states?
    It's good to see that someone is doing this experimental work with alternative engines.
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    Nice, tidy installation. I hope this motor serves...

    Nice, tidy installation. I hope this motor serves you better than the B&S did.
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    From first principles: Parasistic drag increases...

    From first principles:
    Parasistic drag increases with the square of airspeed.
    Induced drag also increases with the square of airspeed, but so does the lift it generates. Thus as the aircraft is...
  6. Hi Chris and thanks for your comments. I am also...

    Hi Chris and thanks for your comments. I am also well over 50, I've done most of my training and just need to finish off as mentioned above. I would also welcome the opportunity to get some...
  7. Does anyone have experience of FLY365 in Lagos?

    After a long period of frustration with the British weather, I am looking at the possibility of completing my training (GST, exams and a few hours solo) with Malcolm at FLY365 in Lagos, Portugal.
    ...
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    Could I also be given access, please. BMAA...

    Could I also be given access, please.

    BMAA 1185, expires March 2018
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    Nice description :-)

    Nice description :-)
  10. Nice job, Kev. Do you find it sufficiently...

    Nice job, Kev.
    Do you find it sufficiently stable laterally? I am guessing the temporary axle will be replaced by something which pulls up tight to tie the plates together and prevent the whole lot...
  11. A reamer is designed to remove a small quantity...

    A reamer is designed to remove a small quantity of material only.
    Whatever the tool used, most important is that the tool is presented to the job correctly and it's position and orientation are kept...
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    Evidence as Paul is requesting will not be...

    Evidence as Paul is requesting will not be available.
    To properly test the effect of the re-validation hour, you would need a control group of pilots flying similar aircraft in similar conditions...
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    I moved my Thruster from N. Ireland using a...

    I moved my Thruster from N. Ireland using a rented 7.5 ton truck. Worth considering as an alternative solution.
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    I might add another one: "We've always broke it...

    I might add another one:
    "We've always broke it this way and we'll always fix it this way".

    Which is just a slightly more verbose version of "yes sir, they all do that".

    With apologies for...
  15. Martin - that makes sense. The 'received wisdom'...

    Martin - that makes sense. The 'received wisdom' is that the authorities will be able to detect use of 25khz radios by the interference they generate on adjacent frequencies. I can see how this would...
  16. It is my understanding that there is more to...

    It is my understanding that there is more to 8.33khz than just the channel spacing. In order to support the additional channels, the new radios have hardware capable of tuning more accurately,...
  17. Bruce, How hard is 'hard' in reference to the...

    Bruce,

    How hard is 'hard' in reference to the drive flange? A decent quality, properly ground HSS drill should cut material up to HRC50 at the correct speed.
    I doubt (but don't know) that the...
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    Sparking plug washers.

    Hi Mick and apologies to Tom- I appreciate we are drifting off topic and this aspect of the discussion is somewhat academic.

    As an example to illustrate my point: If an engine has it's ignition...
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    Homebuilt engine

    More progress: The tappet ring is in place, the swinging tappets manufactured and assembled. Pushrod tubes have been turned, heads modified for proper seals, pushrod ends have been turned from silver...
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    Sparking plug washers.

    "Less performance means less heat and less load on the components so from a life point of view it should last longer everything else being equal."

    It does not follow that reduced performance means...
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    Northrepps (Cromer) incident

    It's probably time i had a haircut...
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    Northrepps (Cromer) incident

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/man_injured_in_autogyro_crash_at_northrepps_near_cromer_1_4714765
  23. Publicity - Propellerheads - for those that missed it.

    Thanks John.
    I first saw this before I'd read Anthony's book. It's a whole different story now.
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Dave - are the plugs of the twin lead coil really in series? This means that if one plug cap drops off, or the HT is severed (or any other HT open circuit failure occurs) then both plugs on that coil...
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    A Golden Evening

    Nice, Ginge.
    Almost poetic.
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