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    Had a text from the customer this morning...

    Had a text from the customer this morning thanking me for the work I did on his barrel. The engine started no problem today. So a happy customer!
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    Hello again, Further to my last post about the...

    Hello again,

    Further to my last post about the piston with holes drilled in the side. I thought it best to update you all. The customer arrived yesterday with his brand new 68mm piston for his...
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    Hello, I must say it never ceases to amaze me...

    Hello,

    I must say it never ceases to amaze me how ingenious people can be. A customer brought a 1978 Suzuki PE 250 barrel to me the other day, along with the piston. He's been having a lot of...
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    Peter, Interesting post! Back when I worked as...

    Peter,

    Interesting post! Back when I worked as a reborer I used Van Norman boring bars. In particular I mainly used a 944, but I also had a slightly larger 905, and a bigger still 777S. They all...
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    Hello again, I've been playing with my new SPS...

    Hello again,

    I've been playing with my new SPS toy and rebored my spare 462 barrels again. The pics below show one barrel rebored and the other one bored and honed. The one on the right, with the...
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    Hello, Just an update to let you all know that...

    Hello,

    Just an update to let you all know that I've now acquired a second boring bar. This one is the SPS mini, which is much smaller and lighter than the Buma, and is designed for boring out...
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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...
  8. 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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