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    Polini, Briggs and 447

    The ultimate 2 stroke anybody has ever had was the pony in both of my Chevvrons, the only 4 cylinder radial available I believe! Konig 340, 4 125cc jobbies strapped together.

    Wherever I flew 2 up,...
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    Motors

    Fascinating debate you are having Gentlemen, please keep it coming for one day your thoughts might arrive at a conclusion.

    My personnel debate I believe is settled - I was thinking of coupling the...
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    Motors

    Paul.

    I have a 2.2kw turbine churning out elec most days and as you know I am interested in a Alatus. Has that got anywhere with the electric motor?

    Hugh.
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    Cheapest (and decent) insurance?

    Eric.

    I note your 'value' for a plane - if something goes badly wrong, a plastic kite will never be repaced for what you paid for it unless you go through years waiting for the perfect deal. Far...
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    BMAA Policy

    Enjoyed MF mag this month but very alarmed at something!
    The 'new' Editor enjoyed his trip to the German plane fest but then I read several more BMAA staff went as well.

    I didn't go this year...
  6. ANDREAS AIRFIELD - ISLE OF MAN - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

    If you can wait awhile I will give you a link to the cheaper option at Ronaldsway.

    Jurby sadly definately CLOSED.

    Hugh. (resident)
  7. thrilled to see the odd microlight in the BMAA gyrocopter magazine this month!

    Hi Luddites!

    What I loved about the Colide-us write up was the total lack of home truths - like the little known fact that the owner/pilot/grass mower are not allowed to do anything whatsoever...
  8. Xair Hawk (Jabiru) suffer carb icing? Wing fold any good?

    Hi Eric.

    Speaking as the owner of an X'air Hawk with the Jab 22 engine, please carry on with your high regard for what is an extraordinary little plane, note, I did't write microlite! Many...
  9. Whats the good and bad of owning an Xair (or Thruster T600)?

    Don't know whether you mean X'air or X'air Hawk because they are like chalk and cheese?

    Hawk is a go-places machine, easily outstripping the Thruster (and X'air) which is still the most solid...
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    Four Stroke V Twin progress

    Hello Kev.

    You might of wrote previous so if I missed it, apologies, but what prop are you thinking of?

    Having just read the superb Hercules story in LAA mag it begs the question whether he's...
  11. X-Air Falcon with HKS 700 E motor, DUC Windspoon prop.

    Hi Phil.

    Before I bought my Hawk went to see several X'air's with various engines. 582 shot us up into the air but couldn't hear anything afterwards for days and the pilot said he was going to...
  12. Fuel injection; wish I was clever enough....

    Hi.

    I am told reliably that Rotax officially bring out FI next year!

    Hugh.
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    Stormy weather

    Hi Colin.

    I remember a wealthy airfield owner once telling me how he might invest in two wind turbines instead of having to put up with an airfield!

    Also, he told me that when the tubine stops,...
  14. G-POZA Another Engine/Escapade Type approved for BMAA

    Mark.

    Just heard yesterday Rotax bringing out fuel injected 912 next year at 16k, will that give your engine some free advertising with the cost saving?

    Hugh
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    what plane ???

    Hello Mike.

    Good luck with the hunt - it certainly is not easy as I found 4 years ago when I went back into flying.

    What I will say is to be bold and go and tyre kick. It is not appreciated by...
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    Engine type assistance needed

    Has anybody seen this little beaut - found it after seeing Norton wankel for sale on afors and following through links!

    Methinks with Austrian refinements this could be the best engine out there...
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    What’s going on at the BMAA.

    I get two mags per month - MF is read out of duty and perhaps something interesting but I really enjoy and relish LAA one because it is so packed with proper aviation stories. Donaldson is a gem for...
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    Glide slope calculator

    You all are on the right track but where I live, ( top of the IOM ), the crossing to Scotland has one more calculation not in the books, headroom!

    Being a lowly scud-runner has the disadvantage of...
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    Why streamline things?

    Hi Streamliners.

    Just wait, cos in the melting pot is what every one has been waiting for, the most desirable ssdr there will ever be.

    Yes, a carbon fibre trike with engine in the NOSE. The...
  20. Full version of Top Gear for Gyros now on YouTube

    Hi Luddites.

    Read well what Steve writes, the CAA have done a miracle and made something happen marvellous. Just sorry Brits don't make them in the first place.

    I survived the Air Command...
  21. Engine fires reported in accident/incidence summaries

    Do not know if this is pertinent but my Chevvron went up in smoke july 09.

    We had just found out that the starter motor was live even though everything else was dead. Just before a detailed...
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    BMAA + LAA ?

    Steve has exactly the right idea and lets call it the AA.

    Yes, you have heard it somewhere before but this time it means, Aeronautical Association!

    Hugh.
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    Microlight UNfriendly!

    Colin.

    Farmers can claim the VAT back on 'farm houses' which are definately linked to ownership of another property with a planning restriction!

    Regards, Hugh.
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    Round Britain Rally (Reloaded)

    John.
    Someone has made a decision to not go with GPS and I respect that.
    However, being a traditionalist ( ie over 55! ), I now use an Aware unit as backup to paper and both systems intergrate...
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    Taking children flying - at what age?

    Hopefully the air police can't read my writings but a mate of mine took his wife up with him in his 3-axis machine. Oh, and there 1 year old was on her knees. She was also pregnant so perhaps that...
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