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  1. Thread: Autopilots?

    by Joan Walsh
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    I guess it just goes to show how wide the meaning...

    I guess it just goes to show how wide the meaning of the term 'microlight' has been spread. I must admit that I echo Mick Broom's fears expressed in the letters page. SSDR & nano trikes have rescued...
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    Just their noses

    Just their noses
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    Chat about anything...

    "Chat about anything you want in here - saves clagging up the other forums!" that's what it says in the forum descriptor.

    What this forum needs is a general, wide-ranging, non-aviation...
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    Clearing out the spare room

    A few bits and bobs for sale. For updated details, see the 'other' forum at http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?13209-Clear-out-aviation-trivia&p=126716&viewfull=1#post126716

    Currently a...
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    True troglodytism is still to be found in Google...

    True troglodytism is still to be found in Google Groups :owhich took over the old Usenet news groups - there are still some of my old 1996 posts up there! Of course, the BMAA had its Yahoo! group...
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    :D and he announces it on Facebook but not here...

    :D and he announces it on Facebook but not here :D

    Of course, some of the users on here (eg. me) don't 'do' Facebook, so my thanks Dave for passing the message over.

    How much do we have to...
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    I think that might take a bit of lobbying from...

    I think that might take a bit of lobbying from the general membership because my reading of the note in the council minutes is that the possible close-down is simply due to the money cost of...
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    Use it or lose it...

    Just browsing recent abridged council meeting minutes on the BMAA members-only bit. I noticed the following comment in the recent January meeting:
    "6.9. RH Facebook. Going well. BMAA Forum, quite...
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    Facinating old thread - still relevant topic. ...

    Facinating old thread - still relevant topic.



    And bouncing a less relevant thread off the front page.
  10. Thread: Accident.

    by Joan Walsh
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    Ouch! :o

    Ouch! :o
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    Your best bet is to start with your local club...

    Your best bet is to start with your local club which you can find via the BMAA web site [here]. I'm sure success in this endeavour, unless you are very lucky, will depend on how far you are prepared...
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    Well done. Now it starts! Joan

    Well done. Now it starts!

    Joan
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    Is that the Medway CAGI cup? Ah! Jolly memories....

    Is that the Medway CAGI cup? Ah! Jolly memories.
    ;-)

    re the MF magazine. It's a members' magazine and always has been. Microlighting gets some coverage in high street magazines and non-members...
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    Interesting, so rapid charge would require...

    Interesting, so rapid charge would require separate storage batteries capable of delivering about 30kw to an individual aircraft for an hour or so (= 10 electric kettles). Alternatively the aircraft...
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    Actually, I wonder what the cost would be for a...

    Actually, I wonder what the cost would be for a solar/wind/battery energy generation and storage set up would be to support a clutch of, say, half a dozen electric SSDR machines with typical hobby...
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    Maybe the 'typical farmstrip' could install a...

    Maybe the 'typical farmstrip' could install a diesel generator for charging aircraft ;)

    [ducks!]
  17. If in doubt, go to the BMAA. That's what they're...

    If in doubt, go to the BMAA. That's what they're there for. https://www.bmaa.org/information-library/contact-us

    I haven't time this morning to double check, but as I recall it your declaration...
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    There was an interesting presentation and...

    There was an interesting presentation and subsequent discussion on this topic at last year's SSDR rally. There's a bit of a discussion [here]

    One of my concerns in the economics is battery life...
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    Permit me, please, to disagree there: I believe a...

    Permit me, please, to disagree there: I believe a person's flying career starts with the first flight - even as a passenger. For many it stops shortly after the first landing. Those of us who now...
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    I suspect your instructor will stress the value...

    I suspect your instructor will stress the value of spotting other traffic :cool:



    That's where we all began - whatever it is that motivates you to fly; enjoy;.
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    Unbroken link...

    Unbroken link http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=5575

    Am I correct that this change will only affect new approvals and/or any new modification requests?...
  22. Thread: Letov Sluka

    by Joan Walsh
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    Answered [here]...

    Answered [here]

    What happened to the Easy Raider project? [here]
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    Peter's made some good points. I'll stick a line...

    Peter's made some good points. I'll stick a line of my old hobby horse in**, though; 3-axis microlighting doesn't need to be in a syndicated bank-breaker, nor does it have to be enclosed...
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    Hi Harry, welcome to the mad bunch (ie...

    Hi Harry,
    welcome to the mad bunch (ie microlight pilots). :cool:

    I can't advise on the medical side, but the nice people at the BMAA headquarters might. In terms of learning I'd suggest you...
  25. Thread: LETOV SLUKA

    by Joan Walsh
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    Any success finding any? If not you could try...

    Any success finding any?
    If not you could try (via your favourite search engine) the LAA forums, the Microlight Forum, Microlighter Pilots Facebook group, or even G-INFO [here] where the 'advanced...
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