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    Sorry guys, the good flying weather is due to end...

    Sorry guys, the good flying weather is due to end and it's all my fault. The TST is now fully rigged in its nice new skins and with a few other bits tidied, inspector signed off and is now just...
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    Hand up, I love the simplicty of a microlight....

    Hand up, I love the simplicty of a microlight. The latest "not so lights" are not providing anything that does not already exist, that kind of flying is already there for those that want it at no...
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    This is a real concern with the push for "no so...

    This is a real concern with the push for "no so microlights" and the examples of failed attempts to establish simple,lowcost aircraft are there before us. In the 1920s simple practical aircraft...
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    Yes , I can understand that although for me...

    Yes , I can understand that although for me anything that adds weight to my aircraft detracts from it. I do chuckle at the thought of a Panther with an electric start though.
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    I suppose that it is "horses for courses" sort of...

    I suppose that it is "horses for courses" sort of thing, for my kind of flying I agree that it is entirely superfluous.

    There are those in this fairly wide community whose joy seems to be flying...
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    Sounds good, no very good. I wonder that all the...

    Sounds good, no very good. I wonder that all the Minimaxs haven't got them in this country, after all the round struts are only there to get the performance within ultralight regs. in the States....
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    Getting streamline struts can make a good...

    Getting streamline struts can make a good difference, I remember when they became available for the TST. The story went that after a couple of go arounds the guy got his TST on the the ground after...
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    That'd be a good buy for somebody. when we...

    That'd be a good buy for somebody. when we changed we got a bit faster, a bit better climb and the same fuel consumption.
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    At least they didn't run.

    At least they didn't run.
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    Yes we have the struts and larger tank, what prop...

    Yes we have the struts and larger tank, what prop have you got now? We have an Arplast, but of course you can't get them anymore.

    We changed the tank when the dreaded ethanol ate the last one, we...
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    I was beginning to wonder how much longer the...

    I was beginning to wonder how much longer the skins could last when I heard tales of other newer ones failing on other machines, so I feel that we have done pretty well.

    It's great that you are...
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    Good to hear from you again Damien, welcome as...

    Good to hear from you again Damien, welcome as always.

    My expense at the moment is replacing the skins on our beloved TST, our inspector when he checked them this year although they passed raised...
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    Just to think, folks used to whinge about the...

    Just to think, folks used to whinge about the quality of Little Chefs, it seems the answer is to sink to a lower level to stop folks using them at all. I agree about Herbies, but you have to like the...
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    Well that's a new one to me. It makes a sort of...

    Well that's a new one to me. It makes a sort of sense but those margins are a bit too close for me, I think I'll stick to cruder engines.
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    Update of SN on harnesses

    I see that common sense has prevailed over safety harness inspection and the previous recommendations of replacment by age in SN-2018/005 has been supplanted by SN-2019/003.

    This seems to revert...
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    Thank goodness I've never been that clever!

    Thank goodness I've never been that clever!
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    Very true, I remember with embarrassment my...

    Very true, I remember with embarrassment my engine out in a little AX3 years ago. I had plenty of height and got back to the runway easily, even getting rid of height to end up where I wanted on the...
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    Maybe we need a "Me Too" type message, my thanks...

    Maybe we need a "Me Too" type message, my thanks to Dave also for passing the word down to us more lowely folk:)
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    That looks like a pretty thorough job Pete, I can...

    That looks like a pretty thorough job Pete, I can only wish you all the best with it.
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    Interesting that the theories of oil retention...

    Interesting that the theories of oil retention are what I've always been led to believe was the principal reason for honing with the almost diagonal marks.

    To my, non-academic, mind it made a lot...
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    With a head overheat it didn't have to be you...

    With a head overheat it didn't have to be you Pete, it can take some time for it to rear up and bite, the only sign if you're lucky is finding the tappits have tightened rather than loosened.
    I...
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    Well done Pete, despite good training landing in...

    Well done Pete, despite good training landing in an, almost certainly wet, unknown field is far from straightforward, so nicely done!

    I have some bits that may help to sort it out if you wish,...
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    At least from my point of view that would be a...

    At least from my point of view that would be a shame. However if that is the decision I hope that we are given enough notice to say by by before fading into the background.
  24. For those that fly Paramotors as well

    As the title says, this may be of interest to the folks that indulge in both kinds of flight, I found this in Airprox monthly update

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    1. The CAA review certification and licensing ...
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    I would suggest that we are too accustomed to a...

    I would suggest that we are too accustomed to a very high power- weight ratio, thinking back to older machines that were very capable on much lower power than is now commonplace.
    The aircraft that...
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