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  1. Thread: 582 vs 912

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    Lots of terrifying figures here. Nothing that...

    Lots of terrifying figures here. Nothing that really helps, so here you go. Real Aviators fly anything they can get their hands on. Buy the 582 because you can afford it. Fly it. Be happy.
  2. Flask, pump in lid, pipe to mouthpiece.

    Flask, pump in lid, pipe to mouthpiece.
  3. Some years ago, I made a small plastic Dewar...

    Some years ago, I made a small plastic Dewar flask for a glider pilot whose in flight Mars bar would melt before it could be consumed!
  4. They are already available. How about a tablet...

    They are already available. How about a tablet holder with a couple of stowable straps to turn it into a kneeboard? In
  5. There ought to be a maximum amount of airspace...

    There ought to be a maximum amount of airspace per controller. That way ANSPs cannot short change the system or grant themselves huge chunks of sky without being made to support it. ANSPs Paying for...
  6. Thread: Budgie...

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    Budgie...

    fell off his ladder and broke both his legs. I fashioned a couple of splints from matches. You should have seen his little face light up when he started walking on the sandpaper again!
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    How heavy is an S4, then? I would have thought it...

    How heavy is an S4, then? I would have thought it was an SSDR.
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    Once the runway is less suitable for floatplanes,...

    Once the runway is less suitable for floatplanes, Old Warden is on my list for a weekend away. Favourite has to be Sandown for taking passengers.
    Old Sarum is a good place to go with a helpful...
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    Thank you both very much gents. John Bishop has...

    Thank you both very much gents. John Bishop has kindly lent me the one from his spare motor and I'll send him the new one once it arrives. The fan is unique to the 447, unfortunately so the 503...
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    FASVIG get their funding from an investment board...

    FASVIG get their funding from an investment board chaired by the CAA but populated by CAT representatives. It has only been funded for another three months.
    Looks very much if FASVIG will be...
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    That is Good News indeed. Paul will soon get...

    That is Good News indeed. Paul will soon get things back on an even keel. I wish them all well.
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    Wanted :447 fan, please.

    If you have one to spare, please let me know. Thank you.
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    The only difficulty is that the engine is 23...

    The only difficulty is that the engine is 23 inches tall but It really needs to be put in a MiniMax. I could see it burning around six litres an hour at a decent cruise and sounding just fabulous. I...
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    Thanks all. Mike, that is very kind advice and...

    Thanks all. Mike, that is very kind advice and food for thought. My engine being fitted with a primer, I think I shall need to try something different but a dozen turns on full choke suggests that I...
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    What do fat frogs drink?

    Diet croak.
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    A dull day brightened.

    I had decided not to swaddle the 'Max up for the winter. Not a lot of flying this year due to life and weather but April was super and I was starting to really enjoy flying the aircraft before the...
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    Thank you Joan for your summary. I thoroughly...

    Thank you Joan for your summary. I thoroughly enjoy time spent with my instructor. His flying skills are so far better than my own that I always learn something worthwhile.
    The debrief usually runs...
  18. Thread: Police warning

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    Police warning

    A clairvoyant dwarf has broken jail. Police are looking for a small medium at large.
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    650 is 41 KG without the CVT judging by the rest...

    650 is 41 KG without the CVT judging by the rest of the range. Two slim exhausts and a redrive together with a radiator probably 48KG. Looks like a very good alternative to a 503, albeit a bit tall...
  20. Twenty five to thirty litres an hour thirsty....

    Twenty five to thirty litres an hour thirsty. Wish the Briggs were around the weight of a 447!
  21. Thread: Phantoms.

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    Phantoms.

    Halloween a couple of weeks ago. Needed to catch a ghost train. Fortunately, the network is extensive; they stop at manifestations.
  22. Fresh cobalt bit, lubricant, mill. If you know...

    Fresh cobalt bit, lubricant, mill. If you know what a new hub costs then you know why.
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    6063 is not suitable but Sandelving have 2024T3...

    6063 is not suitable but Sandelving have 2024T3 which is. They charge six euros forty a foot and quite a lot for postage BUT if you spend 50 euros with them before the 28th of November, they will do...
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    FASVIG airspace proposals.

    Worth a read. The proposals in this document would have a very positive effect on our kind of flying.
    http://fasvig.org/reports/uk-airspace-modernisation
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    Thank you Rob. Microlighting has missed the forum.

    Thank you Rob. Microlighting has missed the forum.
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