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  1. Thread: Throttle Hand

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    Throttle Hand

    Wonder if CT pilots could help me here. I used to fly a Foxbat and have been looking longingly at CT,s for a while. Question in mind is how is the throttle managed if you fly from the left seat and...
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    Punctures and heavy duty tyres

    Hi Guys

    Yes john those are the ones. They are a little bit heavier than the originals but not enough to worry about. They are a ride on lawn mower tyre designed to prevent the likes of hawthorns...
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    Larger Starter motor on C42 ?

    No but I have got the heavy duty starter motor fitted as a rotax option to a Foxbat along with the slipper clutch on a 912s. Don,t know if that helps any?
  4. Thread: Permit Issues

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    Permit Issues

    Not seen the mag yet except for the cover on the website. Mine is the yellow Foxbat Sport that Katie Denham featured in the lovely flight section.
  5. Thread: Permit Issues

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    Permit Issues

    Cheers Guys

    Just the type of commom sense approach we all like. My inspector did not fail the aircraft on these points but had strong opinons on them as do I after 30 years as an aircraft...
  6. Thread: Permit Issues

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    Permit Issues

    Just had my permit inspection done and because of my work schedule I used a new inspector. The new chap raised a couple of issues that have not been picked up before and while I have no problem with...
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    Rotax 912 Oil Pressure Sender

    Hi Mike

    Had exactly the same snag on my 912s after about 75 hrs. The Rotax sender went tits up so has been replaced with the VDO unit for around the 30 mark and is still fine some 70 hrs latter....
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    912 UL Problems - Advice appreciated

    Hi Jamie

    Sounds like you have most of the basics covered. If oil has been in the cylinders the plugs have probally clogged up so remove them all and clean. Check all your ignition wiring and when...
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    Polarn pumps repair

    Took a failed Polarn pump apart today, one kindly donated by Dear old Riggers. The actual pump is not exactly a quality piece of kit but is just about OK for the job. The problem is as already...
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    twinmax V Carbmate (Carb Balancers)

    Been using the Rotax balancer for a while and is very easy. One thing to check before use is that both gauges read the same with some vacuum on which is from the same source. Take the fittings off...
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    Something this much fun CANNOT be legal!!!

    As with most forms of avaition, microlights are pretty safe, they can only just kill you. The highs of the first few lessons are great fun and should be enjoyed to the full, but do be a little...
  12. 16mm, 5/8 inline see through fuel filter availability

    Hi John

    I went through much the same process when I got the Foxbat as to how to manage the overwing fuel filling. I guess from the post that you are trying to refuel a CT. In the end I went back...
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    Faulty New Spark Plugs

    Once bought a set of plugs and one looked like it been dropped as the gap was very small. Spotted it before fitting but I must admit I nearly missed it. Don,t try hanging one plug out on the end of a...
  14. Thread: Head sets

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    Head sets

    Hi Simon

    I use the HME 95 and the HME 250 in a Foxbat. The cheaper 95 is not ANR and is OK but the HME 250 is ANR and is really nice and light and quiet. I think the open ear piece type would be...
  15. Thread: CT2K to Foxbat

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    CT2K to Foxbat

    Hi Max

    Sorry I,ve not replied earlier but I,m stuck on an oil rig in the med with very intermittent comms. I,ve got the Foxbat sport which is nice to fly, not had a shot in the CT yet. The Foxbat...
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    Removing Reg Letters

    Hi Roger

    Use white spirit and a clean soft cloth, nothing abrasive, to clean the old glue off. It will take a little work to soften the glue which will come off in lumps but will not hurt the...
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    Stupid Question...

    Hi Peter

    Taken from the ad for the Foxbat it says 6 hours and 600 miles. Your right, a little on the optimistic side, however with a correctly pitched prop and flown on the correct side of the...
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    Camera mountings on Microlights

    Hi Mike

    I suppose it dependes on how much error with the camera alignment you can cope with which will determine how clever a mounting you need. A fully gyro stabilized mount could probally be...
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    Stupid Question...

    Your right, I did'nt dare name names so as not to insults peoples pride and joys, ;-) very rough guide was all, those are the likely extremes with most somewhere in between. I could probally get 6...
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    Stupid Question...

    Your right Pete, our planes are light and will get bumped about more than a heavier aircraft. Stess limits vary but most I guess are +3 or 4 and - 1 or 2g, with usually 60 deg bank and +/- 45deg...
  21. Thread: Hi everybody...

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    Hi everybody...

    Hi Pete

    Sort of know how you feel, I,ve got to go back to an oil rig for a month any day now. Lots of time to dream about that perfect flying day, can't beat it. Could'nt figure out if you had...
  22. Thread: UFO sightings

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    UFO sightings

    Einstien and Hawkings theories at this time do not tally up however they both are based on similar maths but a unified field theory cannot it seems be agreed on. According to Hawking the laws of...
  23. Thread: UFO sightings

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    UFO sightings

    Apparently my reg fbtt is some sort of notation in phyics to do with resonent frequencies of dark matter, possibly the answer to faster than light travel so I'm doing a bit more looking out of the...
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    Camera mountings on Microlights

    Hi Mike

    I'll stick my head up and tell you how I mount a camera on my wing struts from time to time. I've used a small mini tripod to fit the camera to, most of them have an inset screw thread for...
  25. Anyone know someone who can check/ repair an Icom A20?

    Hi Keith

    I know Icom UK are based in Herne bay and do repairs etc, numbers got to be in the book.

    Geoff
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