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    Shadow Tailplane Accident

    Friendly local inspector should take a look for you and advise ?? I've PM'd you too Terry. Good luck

    G
  2. Thread: Nuts in or out.

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    Nuts in or out.

    Joe,

    For a minute I thought there must be an old, perverse tradition for Shadow Pilots ?? ;-)

    The nuts are indeed to the "outside" on the 12 bolts which retain the Prop Blade sleeves, and mine...
  3. Thread: Floppy Flaps

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    Floppy Flaps

    Hi Terry, the flap torque tube is a bugger to get at, but have a look at the construction manual to get a better idea of the setup
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    Nosewheel Leg, Bolts and bungee

    The material also looks fairly brittle Adrian ?
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    Nosewheel Leg, Bolts and bungee

    Jouzas,

    Ouch !!

    I believe a landing last month onto a very soft grass strip caused the wheel to dig in and bend the tube slightly. Yours look like fairly dramatic occurrences :-) As Adrian...
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    Access to Shadow Choke & Throttle

    Terry, l have a spare. Pm me your address and l'll post it off to you. No charge, but l may ask you to help me move house, or kill someone one day :-)

    By the way, it is fiddly but l fed the nut in...
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    Nosewheel Leg, Bolts and bungee

    Thanks Adrian,

    Yes, the fuselage tube etc is fine, and the bungee had in fact stretched quite a bit. The bolt is a bit more bent than it looks in the pic and the main tube is about 4mm out of...
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    Nosewheel Leg, Bolts and bungee

    Just a heads up for anyone looking to check the Nosegear :-) I have been flying from a fairly boggy strip through winter (and a lot of this bloody summer) and stripped the Nosewheel down to find the...
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    Precision Propeller

    Looks like some kind of "contaminant" staining Joe ?? Is it ridged at all ?
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    Precision Propeller

    Can you post a pic Joe. I am reassembling my spare prop just now and there are no witness marks like you describe

    G
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Fairly tasteless remark Rick. However, since it's you, par for the course.
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    I've enjoyed quite a few adrenaline rushes too Rick, many of them unwelcome and unsolicited. Like so many activities in life, it's a question of judgement. Ego can blunt that quality.
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Are you on medication Rick ? Or just the usual condescending wind up rubbish from you. As someone who enjoys taking newbies up, l can assure you that the principal concern of all age groups is the...
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    Expansion bottle and hex nut issues

    Hi Alan,

    What anti freeze mix is in the radiator ? The ratio matters if you're flying in higher ambient temperatures (Not an issue here in Scotland, awful wx :-) )

    The Exhaust bracket on mine...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Steve,

    You won't be surprised to know l agree with you. Quite a few of us up here would unplug Rick's life support just to charge our iPads, however I thought l saw some redemption in his good...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Succinctly put Tom.....l know, l led with my chin as getting a pilots licence is no mean achievement and it is daunting, but the sheer satisfaction of achieving bragging rights in the pub is worth it...
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    Precision Propeller

    You just reminded me that my prop check is a month overdue Dave ;-)
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Bill,

    I see the point, but even P&M are hardly multi millionaires despite their prices. I'm sure indemnities, development costs and other "SME" costs do have to be recouped over low volume sales....
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Bill,

    Even a 582 powered blade was fetching nearly 17 grand in 2003. Any entrepreneurs out there see the market for back to basics simpler 2 seat machines ?

    G :blush:
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    I know Willie, sorry to hear that. The recent wx has washed out our strip again for me and the alternate field has silage growing on it so in the same boat (There's an idea, buy a boat ?) :-)
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Tom,

    It is true that GA (Group A) folks have been seeing the cost benefits of microlights for quite some time now, arguably top of the scale 3 axis ones that is as they won't generally buy a...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Lucky you Tom, l'm probably a wee bit jaded from the fresh faced 58 year old who started microlighting 17 years ago (Much cheaper than GA). I do still get really excited when the engine stops though...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Eloquently put Mick, apart from the reminder of the fast approaching dribble farm :-)
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Mick,

    Maybe it's a function of the inherent difficulty in herding a bunch of hard nosed individuals into a like minded association ? Also, as long as otherwise intelligent human beings in the...
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    Precision Propeller

    Wouldn't advise that Dave. I had to replace one a good few years ago after a well intentioned someone overtorqued the hub bolts (easily done as the material compresses, and when you go back with the...
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