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  1. Ask at Sackville Farm Tim Wilkinson owns it....

    Ask at Sackville Farm
    Tim Wilkinson owns it.
    www.sackvilleflyingclub.co.uk
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    Your local LAA engineer should be able to do it. ...

    Your local LAA engineer should be able to do it. Or contact Skycraft (01406 371779). They are the UK Rans agents and can do it or will sell you the skins and recommend an engineer close to you.
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    I did. G-MVDE Thruster TST with a 503 with...

    I did. G-MVDE Thruster TST with a 503 with recoil starter. I need to get a radio set up in it because Felthorpe is inside Norwich's class D airspace and they rather like to talk to us (non radio is...
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    Haha well I'll let you know about that soon: I've...

    Haha well I'll let you know about that soon: I've just bought one (a few bits to fettle before it can take to the skies).
    And Hi Allan. Yes, Norfolk treating me very well thanks.
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    In some respects I feel similarly about the Xair....

    In some respects I feel similarly about the Xair. The mark 1 is a delightful aeroplane and so many folks have owned one as their first aircraft. Delightful safe and easy handling to build experience...
  6. I'm intrigued that there are so few left. Shame....

    I'm intrigued that there are so few left. Shame.
    It was seeing a Spectrum close up that gave me the idea to take up microlights (one landed at our gliding club with engine trouble - oddly that...
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    Who in their right mind would tie up say 50k in...

    Who in their right mind would tie up say 50k in an aeroplane they are going to fly 50-100 hours a year in? You could invest it and make 2k pa. I bet nobody factors that into their calculation of...
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    Coincidentally there is a letter from Jeremy...

    Coincidentally there is a letter from Jeremy Harris in April's MF mag about specific fuel consumption and the power needed for level flight. This tends to support the idea that an empirical and...
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    Thanks for those references Joan. So his rule of...

    Thanks for those references Joan. So his rule of thumb is to speed up by a quarter of the headwind (based on a close approximation to the academically rigorous answer). That gives you a much...
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    I think I'm missing something still though, Joan....

    I think I'm missing something still though, Joan. How do you know what power the engine is delivering at the combination of rpm and airspeed that you are flying at? Without that I don't see how you...
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    Looked up what Darrol Stinton in 'the design of...

    Looked up what Darrol Stinton in 'the design of the aeroplane' says about fuel consumption. It looks as if the outcome may be different between four stroke and two stroke engines.
    He says that four...
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    Why? I frequently demonstrate how windy it is...

    Why? I frequently demonstrate how windy it is aloft by getting the student to head into wind and reduce airspeed until we're almost stationary. Groundspeed 10 knots, airspeed 40 knots equals 30 knot...
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    We'll, ok, but Aren't the figures/graphs of fuel...

    We'll, ok, but
    Aren't the figures/graphs of fuel consumption Vs rpm based on wide open throttle? I mean they are to help with selection of gear ratios and prop pitch design?
    In which case they...
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    And the fuel consumed by the engine at anything...

    And the fuel consumed by the engine at anything other than optimal rpm and power is worse. The 582 frinstance is awful anywhere away from about 5000rpm. Any attempt to fly at a higher power setting...
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    Mmm well I always go to Langeweische's Stick and...

    Mmm well I always go to Langeweische's Stick and Rudder for practical advice on questions like these. P 356 How to Stretch Your Fuel against a Wind. Basically he says
    1. The data you need are hard...
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    Not at all. NPPL is a national licence and not...

    Not at all.

    NPPL is a national licence and not governed by EASA. Microlight aircraft, similarly, are not regulated by EASA. As long as your intention is to fly micros in the UK on an NPPL (M) you...
  17. Um well yes you will. But you're not supposed to...

    Um well yes you will. But you're not supposed to know that...

    The issue really isn't about the frequency, it's about the filters used in the radio to define the bandwidth so that next door...
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    Nope. Geoff and his team are the management. ...

    Nope. Geoff and his team are the management. Council set priorities and objectives ON OUR BEHALF. We are like small shareholders of a company. And we get to elect the councillors.
    Yes the...
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    TLAC and the C42

    Good news for C42 owners. I see from their newsletter that TLAC at Little Snoring in Norfolk are now the UK distributors for the C42.
    Well done to Paul and the team! Best wishes for the future.
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    The implication in "Henry King's" post that this...

    The implication in "Henry King's" post that this error results from the CAA handing over responsibility to the BMAA for exam papers, however, is not true.
    The only change is that the CAA have...
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    This is so important. Not enough pilots...

    This is so important.

    Not enough pilots understand this.
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    Paul D. Playing devil's advocate for a moment -...

    Paul D. Playing devil's advocate for a moment - are you saying then that the BMAA argued against the introduction of something that has a safety benefit?
    And I think you'll find that Paul W is...
  23. Reading that carefully it's clear that it's a...

    Reading that carefully it's clear that it's a very limited exemption. Only if your flight requires you to communicate with ground stations that are themselves still using 25khz and no ground...
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    At the risk of going off topic a bit, I would say...

    At the risk of going off topic a bit, I would say that being resistant to change is not always a bad thing. There can be resistance just because "we've always done it this way" (bad), and resistance...
  25. You are right about the potential for...

    You are right about the potential for interference between adjacent channels, but it's kind of the reverse of how you describe it.
    Old 25khz radios have receive filters that are too wide to...
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