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    Adrian The Key West info was basically that...

    Adrian
    The Key West info was basically that gleaned from other users, from memory from mostly the US Homebuilt Aircraft Forum
    Useful info on sizing etc on the aerolithium site...
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    I believe most of the "problems" with Lithium...

    I believe most of the "problems" with Lithium batteries and Rotax generators stems from the earlier "points" type and the earlier "regulator" used by Rotax
    Evidence around points out that the Key...
  3. I would suggest you do noy hold out much hope...

    I would suggest you do noy hold out much hope forthe BMAA to assist.... a week and NO ONE from the BMAA has bothered to confirm, or otherwise that this has already been imposed.
  4. Guess that would mean £200 PLUS 2 return airfares...

    Guess that would mean £200 PLUS 2 return airfares from Aberdeen to Gatwick and probably 2 overnight stays because times simply will not add up.... cheaper to give the aircraft away and go back to...
  5. I just wonder if this relates purely to...

    I just wonder if this relates purely to Commercial licences?
    It is under folder ..Commercial-industry/Pilot-licences......
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    Tom, this guy is advertising a 447 fan housing.....

    Tom, this guy is advertising a 447 fan housing.. he may also have a fan as he also has a seperate ad for a pulley.
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  7. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Guess that figures... the CAA in their infinite wisdom have designed application forms which "cannot easily" be submitted by 80% to 90% of the population:-)
  8. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Just to reinforce Glyn's post... I recently "completed" the form with Google Chrome.... appeared to be sent ok.... no response.. tried again using Microshite Edge.. same thing... looked as if it was...
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    Nice Wheels!

    For what it is worth, one of our ex club members had a set of nylites fitted to his Challenger a while ago, but had to change them because the hubs "melted" due to the heat generated when he applied...
  10. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Not a Medic, but as far as I can establish "Depression" is often classified as a Mental Illness, not a Psychiatric illness. which is the ONLY bar for aircraft under 25,00Kg.

    Certainly if I were in...
  11. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Just to ask the obvious, have you approached your GP with a view to getting him to change your medication to a similar approved one?

    As a layman, I would have thought it quite possible that any...
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    Tablet for flying with.

    For what it is worth have been using a couple of cheapo 7" Chinese Android Phablets with a variety of nav software

    1. a 7" Excelvan... works well, but internal gps receiver /output poor and TFT...
  13. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Bob
    Short answer (moving on from my earlier post) is YES.

    Some 8 weeks ago I suffered a problem which caused me a sciatic nerve problem, "Significant functional physical disability likely to...
  14. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    My GP countersigned Medical runs out next month.
    Because of the, possibly UNLAWFUL, inserted words.... "or have had" in the form....................... I cannot see how I can sign the form without...
  15. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Maybe one of our Lawyer members could advise if this document, with the current wording, is unlawful under the The Equality Act 2010?

    The probability of anyone being able to sign it without...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Good point Ginge... I did forget that I also fitted iridiums a long time ago... also improved smoothness at "low" revs

    I do believe that such problems are often due to the technique used... and...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Bryan.. with respect if your ignition system is "up to scratch" (i believe the coils can become less than 100% effective,) it does sound as if
    a. you are not quite aggressive enough in pulling the...
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    Effects of wind shear

    Ref Alan's post... it all depends... see my earlier post ref 2 windsock pointing in opposite directions.
    All I would add is:
    "That but for the grace of God ............................ go...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Just to follow on Ginge's post, for some 8 years I had to pull start my 503 DCDI in the Shadow.... primarily because it was difficult to fit electric start due to physical constraints... the Rotax...
  20. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Thanks Geoff for the insight and the fact that you are "still in to bat" on this.
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    I take your point Bob, but as I think I made in an earlier post I believe the wording in the current ANO would be acceptable.
    i.e

    (6) For the purposes of this article, “disqualifying medical...
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    Bob
    Being Devils advocate, but does not your operations on your toes come under
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    If you have, or have had,

    "• Significant functional physical disability likely to impair safe operation...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    I would suggest you consider the percieved "problems" with the GPL starter, and the M4 starter has been obsolete for many years, if you go down that route.
    You may not be aware that the Rotax...
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    Effects of wind shear

    Interestingly this morning is "calm" for here.
    My "limp" windsock at some 5 metres agl is showing a "steady" wind from 230 deg, my anemometer at 10m agl and some 75m away from the sock is varying...
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    Effects of wind shear

    Unfortunately wind is a funny old thing... it does NOT abide by any rules:-)
    I fly from a small "postage stamp" on the exposed side of a hill in "the windiest place in Europe".. NE Aberdeenshire....
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