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    Photos of the SSDR Trike.

    Hello Paul,
    I liked the shots of the SSDR trike... does it carry a barrel of ale, what a super idea!
    Mark P...............
    ps. Is it a firkin?
  2. People's Projects - How are they coming along?

    Hello again Mr Dude,
    After sending it ocurred to me your question about were their problems with the Super Scorpian wing, might have been linked to remembering the name of the grounded Scorpian...
  3. People's Projects - How are they coming along?

    Hello Dude and Wily,
    I started with a Super Scorpian on my Hiway Skytrike; it flew nicely and climbed well even with just my 9hp engine, though I was less pie engorged in those days!
    It seemed...
  4. People's Projects - How are they coming along?

    Hello Mr Dude,
    Is the Typhoon you have a free flight wing? They do make a nice trike wings too, and I guess Solar Wings or Pegasus would tell you what it's maximum suspended load should be....
  5. People's Projects - How are they coming along?

    Hello Paul Jockster and all,
    I start to feel more like a rave from the grave, as I have been working half heartedly and intermittently on my miniswift for a good couple of years now!
    I has flown,...
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    Hi Paul D, I had always thought something that...

    Hi Paul D,
    I had always thought something that naffed up the top surface airflow right at the tip was intrinsically a bad idea, yet so many people said this seemed the way to go.
    Yes electric...
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    Hello Kev, It is all such a conundrum of...

    Hello Kev,

    It is all such a conundrum of possibilities and ideals, versus trying it with less ideal but cheaply or freely available wings and stuff.

    My central driver is to make a light...
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    Thanks Paul, I will keep an eye open for any...

    Thanks Paul,
    I will keep an eye open for any news on that.
    Mark............
    ps. I will go back and try to find the SSDR link.
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    Quik wing beats Chaser?

    Hello Jeremy,
    I flew quite a few of the pre floating cross tube wings and they rolled easier than more modern floating cross tube wings... but of course they had oodles of sail mobility, being based...
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    Hi Paul R, Have you weighed it with a view to...

    Hi Paul R,
    Have you weighed it with a view to SSDR compliance yet?
    Mark P..........
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    Hello Paul R, As we all know it's going to fly a...

    Hello Paul R,
    As we all know it's going to fly a treat, why not make a little video just walking round the rigged trike, and show it with someone in it for scale... or if it can be taxied around...
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    Hello Paul R, Just had a quick look at your new...

    Hello Paul R,
    Just had a quick look at your new website, though all seemed fairly familiar really... photos etc; but I did only have a quick flick through.
    As the website is related to the trike...
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    BMAA. Fading into history?

    Hello Joan,
    Another Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
    So only direct or definable action by members is welcomed by council these days; simple opinions should best be kept under the hat.
    It's that 'grown-ups thing...
  14. Plug for a great microlight website

    Hi Greg,
    Yes my first thought when someone gets a 912 is that they want balls out power, but in fact the best reason for getting one is the reliability if you fly over 'kiss your arse goodbye' type...
  15. Plug for a great microlight website

    Hello Greg,
    It is many years since I have been into Norway, but I have a lot of family in Sweden, so it was nice to see that sort of scenery again.

    Nice too to see the old Gemini Flash One he...
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    Foreign licence

    Hi all,
    As I said a few weeks back in an thread earlier, I flew and instructed on trikes from 1980 till 1994, and always on a PPLA (gained in 1977); except for a short period when 'someone' in the...
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    9 months to train

    Hello Swift,
    Yes certainly I remember that you can do a GFT whenever you feel you are ready to have a crack at it.
    The GFT time being counted towards the solo requirement is something I just have...
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    9 months to train

    Hello Vince and Martin,
    I am a bit out of touch after too many years out of it, but yes, I would agree that the dual time can be done over twenty years if you like, but once to you start going solo...
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    Titanium

    Hi Jeremy and Bill,
    I made lots of flying things with balsa wood and thought it was cracking good stuff; are there any big problems with balsa for full sized applications... other than feeding in...
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    Help for a total newbie

    Hi Phil,
    Me too... hence getting an Asian wife!
    Mark.............
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    Help for a total newbie

    Hi Phil,
    That is perfectly fair and reasonable I think: they may be the kids in your life that you feel a commitment to, but I guess at the same time you feel you have a right to get away and have...
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    Trikosoarus

    Hi Jeremy,
    No I didn't think you were proposing that the whole topic should be dropped, but it's all cool!
    For me being in a majority of one is par for the course... it's probably telling me...
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    Trikosoarus

    Hello Jeremy,
    This is the most interesting trike discussion the site has thrown up for months, so it would seem a shame just to agree to disagree; assuming that means agree not to discuss it?
    I...
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    Trikosoarus

    Hi all,
    I agree that there can be a mechanical answer to having no front strut, but I would expect it to require adding more weight just to let you get rid of this perfectly innofensive member; and...
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    Doodle bug 1 and 2

    Hello Paul,
    Better than Bug 1 and Bug 2 might be Formerbug and Latterbug!
    Mark P............
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