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    Yes I fit the bill, This is the type of info I...

    Yes I fit the bill, This is the type of info I need :D I may need to dig out my thermal undies though!

    Thanks all
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    The rise of the Nano Trike

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone has tried one of these tiny Trikes. Having flown various types in the past, I can not help wondering how they handle turbulence. Even with the new wing improvements, they...
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    Flylight

    Hi Anyone know if Flylight has been affected by the fire, I can not get through via email or phone!
    Bryan
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    Thanks Paul, I have now bought one which is in...

    Thanks Paul, I have now bought one which is in pretty good shape for it's age. Full history and luckily it was still with it's original owner / builder!
    It will need new skins at some stage in the...
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    Thanks all, yes I agree with everything said. I...

    Thanks all, yes I agree with everything said. I am finding that, either the engine hours are questionable, the skins are on their last legs or both! The current owners do not take into account that...
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    Aircraft valuation

    Hi, I can probably guess the answer to this, how can I work out if I am getting value for money?

    The Skyrangers', Rans S6's and Sherwood ranger's etc. are all around 40k new but are they really...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Ok that's my weekend sorted.

    Well if all else fails I can always resort to Wally's yanking method.

    Because after all, everyone enjoys a good Yank. :lol:

    Cheers
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Thanks gents, I have tried choke and throttle combinations but still no joy. I have found if I take the plugs out clean and replace them it does sometimes start better. I think I will check it over...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Thanks Wally, yes it had crossed my mind that there would be a mod of some sort required.

    GPL does seem the only route available, i can not understand why we don't have a UK supplier though.
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    Overpriced starter motors

    After nearly dislocating my back from trying to start my bugger of a 503 engine, I decided an electric starter was the answer.

    I was surprised to find, firstly there doesn't seem to be a UK...
  11. Yet Another CAA cock-up - Check Flights

    After waiting since the 7.7.16 for the laa to let me do a check flight, I think this is excellent news.

    How about we do our own permit as well, then they don't even have any pesky emails to...
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    Annual permit to fly

    [Do they email the permit, as does the LAA? 24hr turnaround if you request it.] :rofl:

    4 weeks and still waiting for something from the LAA :mad: not even a acknowledgement of the paperwork...
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    Pusher type 3 axis microlights

    It looks very much like the new Challenger to me http://www.quadcitychallenger.com/lightsport_$closeup-qcu_999.html as Ginge said they are tried and tested and are available on an LAA permit or SSDR....
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    Rally in the Sky - BBC film 1985

    Brilliant, pity there is not more of this kind of dedication and organization in our clubs now!
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    2 or 3 blade propeller

    Thanks Ginge, just what I wanted
    Cheers
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    2 or 3 blade propeller

    Hi I have been told that a 2 blade pusher prop will out perform a 3 blade on low HP engines! (Rotax 503 50HP) Can anyone confirm / explain this?
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    Bleeding Brakes

    After mucking around with various bits of pipe and pumps I decided to buy this for 13. I wish Id seen it sooner worth every penny!...
  18. Minimax - anyone here ever built one?

    There is a Minimax group on yahoo, John Riley's the man to speak to. I am sure you can find posts from him on here.
    Good luck
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    Challenger as a first plane?

    Hi Peter, I am currently rebuilding my Quad city challenger if you want to see what they can do watch this video;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SfwQeQq6_w

    I know a few instructors who could...
  20. SSDR Design Concepts from Aeroplanes DAR

    Sorry Phil could not resist it :blush:
  21. SSDR Design Concepts from Aeroplanes DAR

    This is'nt bad as well http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adview&adid=29899&imid=0
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    MINIMAX 91

    MINIMAX 91 for sale on afors all mod cons SSDR
  23. Suitable 3 axis for hours/skills building?

    I agree with the comments about the thruster I completed a conversion on Dave Smith's T300 last year. I must admit I crapped myself when Dave first demonstrated the landing technique, :freaked: a...
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    Taildragger Training - Help

    Thanks all that's brilliant I'll start calling tomorrow. I am also going to copy and paste for future reference

    cheers
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    Taildragger Training - Help

    Yes I have looked into the LAA coaching scheme Ginge but its trying to find a coach with a taildragger who's willing to use it for training. I have now found one possibility, club near York has an...
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