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  1. Threat of further reduction in number of Customs airfields in France

    The status of Abbeville has been under threat since 2012. What do you mean by Customs Status. Le Touquet as a first point of entry airfield requires 2 hours customs notice, Abbeville at present now...
  2. rotax 912 Ignition modules converting 4 pin UL to 6 pin.

    Thank you Andy just realised that the 912 UL early versions were wired as the 914 early version and not as a 912UL OLD version which is slightly confusing.
  3. rotax 912 Ignition modules converting 4 pin UL to 6 pin.

    I thought no apparent reason.

    From what I see the 2 coils that the box feeds are now no longer earthed to the manifold but connect to each of the blue wires from the new box - which are not...
  4. rotax 912 Ignition modules converting 4 pin UL to 6 pin.

    Anyone know the procedure to convert the old 4 pin and separate bullet connection ignition module to the new universal double 6 pin variety?

    Dont point me to rotax document as that only converts...
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    New Medical Declaration Total Cockup..

    Frank Thorne said...
    The difference is in the text..... The Permit to fly does not state you cannot fly outside the UK.
    The medical declaration as written states there is no agreement in place for...
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    New Medical Declaration Total Cockup..

    Beware theres all sorts of limitations on how you can file it as its not rolled out across all platforms ..... ROFL I thought we had got past that problem years ago but apparently not.
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    New Medical Declaration Total Cockup..

    The difference is in the text..... The Permit to fly does not state you cannot fly outside the UK.
    The medical declaration as written states there is no agreement in place for other countries...
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    New Medical Declaration Total Cockup..

    Geographical Limitations
    This declaration is not recognised internationally as an International Civil Aviation Organization (I CAO) medical certificate. You may not
    use it to fly outside of the UK,...
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    New Medical Declaration Total Cockup..

    Forgive me for being confused....

    The new medical certification was supposed to be that if you were fit to hold a current UK driving licence then it was a simple matter of certifying you fit to...
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    Ince Fly In this Saturday

    Just a reminder that its the Ince Fly in this weekend ............shhhhhhhhhh the weather might actually be good for a change. :jumpin:
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    Quik Split Pins

    The ring in question has been used a lot on many microlights. The ring without the 90 degree bend appears to be slightly weaker than the the one with the bend and can be pulled apart a little bit if...
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    912 stops while doing a spiral d sent

    Great to hear you have narrowed down the search. Trying to work out what moving part in a carb would cause the problem....
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    912 stops while doing a spiral d sent

    Any successful fix yet?
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    Crash today

    Interestingly I was practicing EFOTO return scenario at Ince the other week. Assuming it was going to be a rough 270 to the nearest cross runway what was the height required by the end of the runway...
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    912 stops while doing a spiral d sent

    Probably time to seriously look at the symptoms as William Russell said.

    When it stops? Is there an indication of rough and then erratic running or does it just stop.
    Does it exhibit the same...
  16. West Coast of France - Airfield Options.

    Glad to hear Abbeville restaurant has reopened, early on last year it looked in a very sorry state.
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    Air Total Card for France

    Thanks Martin
    Google comes in very handy.. Have applied so see what the response is. Can it be used in the UK as Barton which is close to me has an Air Total pump so I could use it to keep the card...
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    912 stops while doing a spiral d sent

    The likely earth wire is the one from the keel to the engine frame its bolted to the suspension leg support. PM never seem to strip back the powder coat to make a good earth (and others) so its often...
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    Playful Weather

    Nice one Ginge...
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    912 stops while doing a spiral d sent

    Rethink......
    Consider that if you cut fuel to a 912 on tickover provided that the carbs are full it takes at least 10-15 seconds often longer for it to stop. It also tells you its going to stop by...
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    Air Total Card for France

    Has anyone applied for the air Total card recently now that they have changed their rules so that a french bank account is no longer mandatory.

    Received their application forms but ofc its all in...
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    New P@M HypeR

    Not sure the Revo trike looks that good. I dont think it would go down that well over here apart from not getting anywhere near the 450kg limit its performance doesnt match up to the PM machines.
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    912 stops while doing a spiral d sent

    How much fuel have you onboard? With around 15Liters your quite likely to uncover the fuel pickup in a spiral dive. Unless your diving for an extended time then you would probably get away with it I...
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    ROTAX 912UL - Loss of Power Issue

    Still see people using those glass fuel filters. A few years ago we had half a dozen aircraft from our field alone either have full engine stops or loss of power and rough running because of them....
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    ROTAX 912UL - Loss of Power Issue

    Hope your sorted.... Its probably fuel but just check a couple of mechanical points... Make sure a throttle outer cable hasnt pulled out of socket and are operating properly same with choke. If you...
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