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  1. Thread: New aircraft.

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    Aircraft now sold. All flying activities ceased....

    Aircraft now sold. All flying activities ceased. Thanks for all the fun, folks.
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    I wouldn't trust Rees Mogadon* 25.40008...

    I wouldn't trust Rees Mogadon* 25.40008 millimetres

    *Willie Rushton.
  3. Thread: New aircraft.

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    The owner of Old Sarum has chucked us all out.

    The owner of Old Sarum has chucked us all out.
  4. Thread: New aircraft.

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    I shall be cutting it up for scrap on Sunday...

    I shall be cutting it up for scrap on Sunday unfortunately as I no longer have the emotional energy to go and find it another billet. I won't even have started the engine. What a shame. The reasons...
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    It usually requires a customer visit to make it...

    It usually requires a customer visit to make it manifest itself, as you will know.

    Now have two embryonic wing covers to trial fit and the Caa have now registered the aircraft. Feel like I am...
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    Continuing the zigzag theme, I have begun to...

    Continuing the zigzag theme, I have begun to learn the sewing machine. I wound a beautifully even bobbin of thread and fitted it into the correct place when there was a small but definite explosion...
  7. Thread: Pi day

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    22/7 today. Pi day, roughly.

    22/7 today. Pi day, roughly.
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    There is a Co-op eight 'till late that has...

    There is a Co-op eight 'till late that has recently opened across the road from Old Sarum. With hundreds of lemmings and their entourages there yesterday, getting fed would have been impossible. I...
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    I am going to use a quilted material over the...

    I am going to use a quilted material over the glazing and a final inner layer of microfibre cloth. This will velcro to the middle layer of the cover which will be polytarp which is being made now....
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    Decided to buy the material and make my own. Old...

    Decided to buy the material and make my own. Old Singer due today, advice from Mum who can sew zips into car bonnets and buttons on cats. Can't be that difficult...
  11. Thread: New aircraft.

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    New aircraft.

    My poor MiniMax took very little damage171 following a loss of power and a forced landing into rough terrain. Nothing too drastic but I offered it as a project and had resolved to fly the club plane...
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    I said Get thee behind me, Satan.

    And, having done so, he obligingly forced my cheque writing hand to buy a Rans S6 yesterday. I will be basing it in the open air, so it needs covers. does anybody know of a set for sale, please?
  13. Thread: Autopilots?

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    Not so sure about all this. As has been written,...

    Not so sure about all this. As has been written, the old ultra lights were replaced with the Moths and their ilk, the Jodels with RVns and the Weedhoppers with MiniMaxes.
    The fact that microlights...
  14. Thread: Hello all.

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    Closed, for now.

    Closed, for now.
  15. Thread: Hello all.

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    The overall feeling is of greater speed and...

    The overall feeling is of greater speed and stability. Setting an approach speed seems easier, too. Difficult to know if minor trim changes have affected it, I suspect that they have but it was a joy...
  16. Thread: Hello all.

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    The Minimax has gained a lot from the mods. Prop...

    The Minimax has gained a lot from the mods. Prop is a Newton 60x42 which is smooth and well balanced.
  17. Thread: Faith healing

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    Faith healing

    There was a faith healer at the community centre last night. I am sceptical but was dragged along anyway.
    I was right; he was useless. Even the two blokes in wheelchairs got up and walked out.
  18. Thread: Hello all.

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    Aye. Mine has had streamlined struts, a bigger...

    Aye. Mine has had streamlined struts, a bigger fuel tank and a new prop this winter but it flew beautifully on the test flight. Since then, the lovely weather has kept me busy elsewhere.
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    Ouch Peter. That looks like the rod has gone as...

    Ouch Peter. That looks like the rod has gone as well. I would regard the whole lot with some suspicion. Glad you got that back down in one piece. Sudden seizure doesn't bear thinking about. Bad luck.
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    That is what the training is all about. Hope the...

    That is what the training is all about. Hope the engine isn't too badly damaged. Jab motors don't seem to be well suited to aircraft, alas. I've flown behind a couple and they were very nice but they...
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    Could the database not be recorded onto a few...

    Could the database not be recorded onto a few DVDs and made available for a fee?
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    If this happens, how could a backup archive be...

    If this happens, how could a backup archive be taken for reference? there is a lot of useful stuff here.
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    There are difficulties with Lithium batteries at...

    There are difficulties with Lithium batteries at low temperatures. Drawing current helps to keep them warm but I'd think twice before using them in a motorglider!
  24. Thread: Accident.

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    Accident.

    A man who fell into an upholstery machine yesterday is reported to be fully recovered.
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    It used to be that you had to use an approved...

    It used to be that you had to use an approved hand held of which there were two and both had been obsolete for years. I had an old A20 that had a naughty battery upgrade to make it work and it still...
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