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    Jennifer Anniston espouses SSDR philosophy

    Had my Ace Cyclone in the air a couple of weeks back...Dave S was there .....the standing joke was that it was a single seat trike that took 8 people to rig!
    The main problem was that I was...
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    Jennifer Anniston espouses SSDR philosophy

    Well personally I would not want to be flying in a 35 - 40mph headwind (or tailwind) over the Scottish mountains in anything.
    AndyB
  3. Threat of further reduction in number of Customs airfields in France

    Hi Frank,
    An airfield with 'Customs status' is required to be your first landing place in France. If Abbeville looses it's Customs then a lot of people will pass it by, and it will make flying into...
  4. Thread: Belgium

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    Belgium

    There is info on the BMAA web site - search FLYING ABROAD.
    AndyB
  5. Threat of further reduction in number of Customs airfields in France

    If Abbeville looses it's Customs status it will become more difficult for aircraft without transponders to get to France. If Abbeville is not useable I think that will leave only Calais - Le Touquet...
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    Effects of wind shear

    One other factor that may or may not be relevant......

    A heavier more powerful microlight may cruise at 80kts but will probably approach at around 55kts. So the pilot has to slow the aircraft for...
  7. rotax 912 Ignition modules converting 4 pin UL to 6 pin.

    Hi Frank,
    Check out what I am saying but I have converted a couple of aircraft to run with the later SMD modules. I always changed both but see no reason why you can not just change one. I got new...
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    flexiwing....sail.....long life'......?

    Hi Patrick,
    What is your wing?
    Some rig and de-rig better than others, and some have critical areas for padding (generally around the roll bracket).
    There are techniques to put the battens in and...
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    Peggy xl or Q any body modded to 503

    I did a mod on a Q Wing to fit a 503 so there will be a MAAN for it......the amusing thing was when the CAA came to do the noise test. It 'passed' on the third attempt, just as the engine stopped...
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    Quik MPD June 22nd - split ring replacement

    Hi Dave M,
    The electric trim Quiks (and GT450) have the rear upper wire secured in a different way at the kingpost that does not use pins and rings. Hence the MPD is not applicable to them.

    At...
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    Arplast Prop Repair

    P+M will do repairs
    AndyB
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    Quik MPD June 22nd - split ring replacement

    Split pins ordered yesterday from P+M, here today. FOC
    They can't do better than that.
    AndyB
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    Quik MPD June 22nd - split ring replacement

    On an Inspection earlier this year I found the split ring was missing on the rear pin of a GT450 nose-catch. The pin it secured was still in place, jammed by the nose catch swan neck, and if it had...
  14. Thread: Crash today

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    Crash today

    If High:
    1. Nose down on initial engine failure to stop any chance of a stall
    2. Slow the aircraft to min sink / max glide.
    3. Assess wind speed / direction
    4. Select landing area and fly...
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    Camping gear to get?

    Hi Bob,
    The problem you have of course is a lack of space - weight not such an issue. So as well as small camping gear you also need to maximise the storage space in the trike. I guess you will...
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    Nice initiative by the BMAA

    Agree with Paul D's post - plus flying to other airfields means you see different sized runways / circuits to what you normally experience which can be very educational - as can the pre-flight...
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    Full harness seat belts

    Hi William,
    Some wings like the Q2, Quik, GT450 etc have the top of the control frame fixed to the hang bracket so the geometry of the wing would change slightly with the hang bracket moving fore or...
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    Full harness seat belts

    Hi Bob,
    PM sent
    Regards
    AndyB
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    Full harness seat belts

    Hi Bob,
    If your Raven wing can have the hang bracket moved along the keel manually than doing it mechanically will not be any different - providing you keep to the same range of movement.
    ...
  20. Thread: New P@M HypeR

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    New P@M HypeR

    Nice to fly a good 'old' GT450 this evening....with an empty weight of around 215kg it had 235kg carrying capacity (inc fuel). How things ought to be.

    The HypeR looks good. The rear suspension...
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    West Coast of France - Airfield Options.

    I did the crossing from Popham to Jersey in a GTR a couple of years back - routing about 100 miles over the sea rather than over Cherbough as the land there can get foggy (it was), while over the sea...
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    West Coast of France - Airfield Options.

    Abbeville is always a good first stop - restaurant, fuel, motel, good met station.
    Southwards - Chartres is a nice hop.
    Niort has a good restaurant nearby (10 mins walk down the road).
    I don't...
  23. Could 1.4 kilos mean you can carry a smaller, much lighter battery?

    P+M have the Super B battery as a modification available on new aircraft (and standard on the PulsR) - I saw a Quik trike with one last week at the factory and it looks very neat, fitted above the...
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    Converting a 582 Mercury to SDDR

    To go back to the title of this thread, it does seem a shame that a nice 582 powered two seater will become a single seater.
    A good 582 Mercury is just the type of machine a newcomer to the sport...
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    Low priced Sails for SSDR

    Years ago a friend bought a non original XL sail to take abroad......flapped and was terrible - I think he returned it to the manufacturer. It was built well (in terms of quality of sewing etc) but...
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