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    Pretty much all Skyrangers sold for the last 12...

    Pretty much all Skyrangers sold for the last 12 years have had Xlam. Any left in Dacron will be old and likely to need replacing before long - unless it’s lowush hours and has been stored covered or...
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    582 vs 912 was the post wasn’t it? Skyranger...

    582 vs 912 was the post wasn’t it?

    Skyranger with 582 vs 912 cost difference around 7K

    Resale value at 500 hours or so around 7K different.

    In the meantime you have saved around £10ph in...
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    Prop torque - they all do it. Try reducing power...

    Prop torque - they all do it. Try reducing power to idle - it should centre up then.
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    But the resale value is also much higher ( often...

    But the resale value is also much higher ( often as much difference as the cost differential new) so you get a bigger payback when it’s time to sell.

    It’s definitely win win - if you can raise the...
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    The way to calculate precisely is very similar to...

    The way to calculate precisely is very similar to what Steve says - but rather than a speed/ sink polar what you need is a speed / MPG polar. Then move the axis up and down as Steve says to move the...
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    No change - it’s slways had this clause - logical...

    No change - it’s slways had this clause - logical when you think about it - being a National license it conveys no right outside U.K. - we are guests of the country we are visiting.

    Lots of EU...
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    582 parts just as expensive as 912 parts really....

    582 parts just as expensive as 912 parts really. Basic servicing costs are greater than 912, and 582's in my experience need odds and ends like the occasional piston, small end bearings and rings...
  8. Sat in an examiners meeting at Deddington...

    Sat in an examiners meeting at Deddington talking about thus with CAA rep. BMAA will seek approval form CAA to do the interview procedure for members
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    To some extent expecting ‘them’ to organise a...

    To some extent expecting ‘them’ to organise a show is doomed to failure.

    If we take the successful shows - Popham, Parafest etc they are organised by committed individuals or companies with a...
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    Either? - two? - what about the BHPA who are...

    Either? - two? - what about the BHPA who are actively seeking microlight members, and the BGA who have grabbed the self launching sailplanes in the microlight category.

    So that’s four sporting...
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    An instructor must be licensed and capable to fly...

    An instructor must be licensed and capable to fly in the type they are teaching on. There is no difference in requirement between abinitio teaching and teaching the revalidation hour in this...
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    Having an hour of instruction periodically has to...

    Having an hour of instruction periodically has to be a safety benefit - that’s surely not at dispute. It’s more the fact that big brother imposed it on a system which wasn’t having a bad safety ...
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    MF Foundation donations

    And if they don't care about flying in Europe or European liaison should they be given an opt out on the EMF expenses?

    And if they don't fly near Farnborough should they be given an opt out on the...
  14. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    I think you are missing a point or two here Steve. Of course any periodic inspection system can't warrant that the machine won't degrade between inspections for all sorts of reasons. As I said...
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    None so patronising as those who make up silly sayings. I could turn it round and say that from my view you could be describing your standpoint.,

    I have seen an awful lot in my life in aviation...
  16. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    The French accident rate runs at about twice the UKone on average. The Hawk report identified that differences across the EU in initial airworthiness controls ( certification) seemed to have little...
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    Quik STARs Failure

    It's strange that an item we have been using since the dawn of microlight time is suddenly seemingly causing problems. They are on all the old wings on the luffline attachments for instance. used for...
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    True Speed & permissable RPM ?

    On your original question about max count RPM - on a microlight the manufacturers 'falsely' derate from the engine manufacturers figure so as to allow a higher max zero fuel weight. - this is because...
  19. Wheel launchable paramotors into the SPHG definition?

    BMAA lobbied CAA in the ANO review to deregulate for licensing single person paramotor a with a wheeled adaption. And Geoff and two bods from the CAA ( and I think Francis) met at the WMPC so CAA...
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    More members wanted !

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    Those who allowed SSDR to get onto the books without thinking about - and protecting us from - the issue of defections from the BMAA are responsible.

    Too late now to be...
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    More members wanted !

    More beer I can't argue with...

    But asking what you get fit membership ... I am sure you know really, but here goes.

    BMAA saves you £250 every year for starters. That's how much it costs for a...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    come on chaps - what a depressing thread and what a lot of negativity.

    I am here at the world champs and we have a lot of youngsters flying and a lot of energy. Youngest pilot here is 13 ( yes...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Through life maintenance is where the 912 really scores out over the opposition and the two strokers. - as I illustrated in my last post. Yes you have to change carb rubbers every few hundred hours -...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    But I bet you couldn't make the same thing cheaper. All our machines are essentially hand built and such low volumes as to be near one offs. If you build cars or motorbikes that way then they cost...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Instruments £800, doors free with kit. Two piece doors so you can fly with top half open £200. Nice to have but the standard one piece doors work fine.

    Non essential stuff like spats and heaters...
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