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    Hello again, Just posting up an addition to my...

    Hello again,

    Just posting up an addition to my advert above for boring and honing services. I now have the necessary clamps for boring car and van engine blocks. So I can now bore and hone...
  2. New National Policy Framework Statement from the APPG

    Hello,

    I've just received the following email from the APPG-GA (All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation)
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    Ginge, In all there were 22 Spectrums made...

    Ginge,

    In all there were 22 Spectrums made during their production run. PH, which is the newest of the three that are left (no. 20) is in a metal hangar with a concrete floor (and air con for all...
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    Adrian, Money talks! And as far as they're...

    Adrian,

    Money talks! And as far as they're concerned, microlighters can walk!
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    Aircraft specific sections on the forum

    Hello all,

    I was going to ask the moderators if it would be OK to have a Spectrum aircraft specific section on the forum. But then it occurred to me that as there are only 3 left on the register,...
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    Ginge, Thanks for posting those pics up. I...

    Ginge,

    Thanks for posting those pics up. I didn't think to take any photos myself, which was a bit daft really as there were some interesting planes on show. It's also nice to see a couple of...
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    Simon, Did you go to the SSDR rally today? The...

    Simon,

    Did you go to the SSDR rally today? The bloke who built it gave us a lecture, complete with photos, showing how he went about designing it and putting it all together. Fascinating stuff,...
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    Well, It was a bit windy, and thermic, and I...

    Well,

    It was a bit windy, and thermic, and I guess that's why not many people turned up today. By not many I mean around 30 - 40 planes. There were some old ones (like mine, and even older ones...
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    Joan, I'm still learning about the Spectrum so...

    Joan,

    I'm still learning about the Spectrum so I've got to get more experience under my seat belt before I let it wander off on its own. I did find that I could hear the prop loading up as well as...
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    Ginge, Sorry about the washing line! I was so...

    Ginge,

    Sorry about the washing line! I was so soaking wet inside the Ozee that I had to dry it out before I attempted to get back into it again. I didn't want to lay it down on the ground because...
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    Joan, You're right of course, but I don't have...

    Joan,

    You're right of course, but I don't have a data cable for the Pilot 3, only a power cable with a round 4 pin thing that goes in the back of the GPS. I've connected that up to the aircraft's...
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    Donald, Thank you for your help on this. I...

    Donald,

    Thank you for your help on this. I must admit I've become lazy as a user of a smartphone, and am used to the sort of interface that lets you do things almost automatically. So having to...
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    Hello again peeps, Cor what a palaver? I...

    Hello again peeps,

    Cor what a palaver? I finally sussed how to change decimals of a degree into minutes. Multiply by 60! Doh!!

    So now I've worked out that Boxted is actually at 51 degrees,...
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    Hello again, I'm making some headway with...

    Hello again,

    I'm making some headway with entering stuff onto the Pilot 3, but now I've run into a problem. Colney is located by degrees and minutes, but Boxted seems to be located by degrees and...
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    Route entry in Garmin Pilot 3?

    Hello all,

    I realise I'm going to seem to be a complete idiot by doing this, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to enter a new route and waypoints into a Garmin Pilot 3. I've read the...
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    Leigh, Did you ever sort out the problem with...

    Leigh,

    Did you ever sort out the problem with your wing? It occurred to me that one of the bearings at the outer end of each wing leading edge tube could be seized. If one of them has seized up...
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    Kev, You know in your first post above you...

    Kev,

    You know in your first post above you said the SSDR section wasn't working? That's because it's now split into two. There's the 'Deregulation' section and further down the 'SSDR and...
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    Mik, I've now added it to the microlight...

    Mik,

    I've now added it to the microlight pilot's facebook page and the SSDR facebook page.
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    Mik, Not yet, but they will be going up on the...

    Mik,

    Not yet, but they will be going up on the microlight pilot's timeline and the SSDR timeline
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    Boring and Honing Service

    Hello,

    I'm not sure where I should post this, but I'd like to advertise that I've recently acquired a Buma engine cylinder boring bar, and a matching set of honing equipment. This may not seem...
  21. Anyone know if the holes can be reamed out rather...

    Anyone know if the holes can be reamed out rather than drilled? As it has been said on here that twist drills don't leave a round hole when drilling threads I wondered if it would be better to use a...
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    Shame they felt it necessary to impinge on the...

    Shame they felt it necessary to impinge on the airband frequencies in order to allow for baggage handlers and vehicle movements. Perhaps we should find out what these frequencies are and tune our...
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    Ooops, Sorry, I hit the button before adding...

    Ooops,

    Sorry, I hit the button before adding the diagram. I've attached it to this post.

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    6061 T6 aluminium angle

    Hello all,

    Can anyone help me find a supplier of 6061 T6 aluminium angle 1" x 1" x 1/8" with a radiused internal corner, and about 2ft long or slightly less? So far the prices I've found have been...
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    Once more unto the beach dear friends!

    Does anyone know if there have been any SSDR flyins that were beach based yet? I've never flown off a beach, but one day when I was at Weston Super Mud a few years ago, there were a couple of blokes...
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