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    Wasn't aware of this Ginge. Yes, I might be...

    Wasn't aware of this Ginge. Yes, I might be there.
  2. Check your battens against the plan. Don't...

    Check your battens against the plan.
    Don't change anything unless you find an obviously wrong profile (the outer battens may have a a small (less than 2") bending up of the trailing end - these...
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    Lovely prose Ginge.

    Lovely prose Ginge.
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    Agreed Kev. Thoughts are with Geoff.

    Agreed Kev. Thoughts are with Geoff.
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    OUTDOOR COVERS

    Nigel's done some sterling repairs for me. Recommended.
    Dave
    (PS Lorraine, your old 462 is running beautifully on my Chaser. Many thanks for it.)
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    Sparking plug washers.

    I machined copper CHT washers* that were 1.6mm thick, so removing the fitted plug washer was essential. The rather crude CHT sensors that are thin plate with the thermocouple crushed in a projecting...
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    Jennifer Anniston espouses SSDR philosophy

    I did think the Chaser was the hardest wing to rig, ironically, until I spent an amusing and frustrating session with Andy B rigging the Cyclone... Lovely wing and trike, but needs work in the...
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    Jennifer Anniston espouses SSDR philosophy

    I'm with Mike on the get-home stress.
    90 minutes?? 4 hours?? Jesus, what have flexwings become? Back in the day of trailered Flashes, XL/Qs and Ravens, we'd reckon on arrival to pre-flighting in...
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    Belgium

    I believe that the old self certify medical was accepted by all(?) EU countries for microlights, but only some for Annex II GA.
    The new arrangement will have to be ratified by each country, and may...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    I had a 462 that would accelerate up to 3000rpm and then bog down. If you could nurse it past 3000 it would run fine right up to 6500. But if it dropped below 3000 it would refuse to go up again. ...
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    Belgium

    Has the new medical arrangement been accepted by the Belgians??
    Dave
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    Airzone interface and new 8.33 radios.

    I suspect the only change will be the PTT arrangement Nick.
    On the A2,A20, transmit is initiated by a PTT in series with the interface microphone circuit (2-pole 2.5mm mic jack).
    On later radios,...
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    Search facility

    You can always use the Google search facility, confining the search to the BMAA forum.
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    Overpriced starter motors

    If its DCDI, don't expect the starter to solve your problems. Anything less than a fully charged, good condition battery will still fail to get sufficient revs to give a decent spark (M4...
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    Nuts in or out.

    But above all, there should be enough washers to ensure the nuts are not 'bottoming' on the threads, and are sufficiently engaged: at least 1.5 turns out of the Nylok end and no thread bearing on the...
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    Quantum luff line checks

    From memory, if you have three pulleys, it's best to run the outer lines over the centre pulley. This line has the greatest tension, and if it is over one of the outer pulleys (as I've seen them),...
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    Overpriced starter motors

    Hi Peter, It's one of life's compromises: wide gap = lots of energy, but the risk of either the generator failing to rise to sufficient voltage to spark (usually at starting cranking revs - not such...
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    Quik STARs Failure

    Hole size tolerance??
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    Overpriced starter motors

    I've watched people struggle to start DCDI engines many times. In fact, unless the 12v battery is well charged, even electric start can be useless.
    As an electronics type, it occurred to me that...
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    Washkosh 2016

    Dammit. My diary showed it when I looked at where to go on Sunday morning. I did a search and found no reference to it since the July proposal from Dom. Tried calling WL but no reply. Then...
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    Yet Another CAA cock-up - Check Flights

    Love it.
    Not many wings will actually allow you to pull full Vne. Helpfully, the form only requires you to show maximum speed achieved.
    Dave
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    flexiwing....sail.....long life'......?

    There was Steve, but it was around a badly made off Nico (incorrectly sized, I think) that the cable pulled through.
    HGs tend to have a single 2.5mm side wire. Powered flexies 2 x 3mm (sometimes...
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    Yet Another CAA cock-up - Check Flights

    What part of a check flight is beyond the skills of a pilot qualified to hold a microlight NPPL?

    Dave
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    flexiwing....sail.....long life'......?

    I don't think there has ever been a case of one of those wires fully separating in flight.
    An occasional spray for ACF50 around the offending spot will ward off any corrosion.
    Dave
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    flyangel Professional

    Correct.
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