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    Has anyone here made the upgrade to the Quantum...

    Has anyone here made the upgrade to the Quantum Leap? or know someone at their airfield who has

    With the benefit of hindsight has it been the benefits you hoped for?
    What are the realistic...
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    all good points Ginge - absolutely agree, all...

    all good points

    Ginge - absolutely agree, all i have in a radio, which could be battery powered but for ease isn't. But i know others run plenty of other items, as mentioned a transponder and...
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    additional thought on this topic: an electric...

    additional thought on this topic:

    an electric engine is not the only electrical drain for an aircraft.
    I have a radio - ok so it is small and requires little power, but others run transponders,...
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    that perfectly explains my concerns and fills in...

    that perfectly explains my concerns and fills in the knowledge gap.

    I could see a "first attempt" charging at say Popham of several drum reel extension leads stretching out across the lawn to...
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    i am really looking forward to seeing electric...

    i am really looking forward to seeing electric vehicles and am excited by the prospect of an electric flexwing
    (to me the engineering is straightforward the fuel tank is replaced by batteries...
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    i take no disrespect from your comments, but you...

    i take no disrespect from your comments, but you misunderstand the point i am trying to make.

    i used the flex to 3axis example as exactly that - an example between the cost difference from flying...
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    you say primarily - what would be your secondary...

    you say primarily - what would be your secondary option?

    I am purposely asking the direct/difficult/devils advocate question to encourage thought.

    If you're looking at 3-axis microlights aim...
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    I've purposely referred back to your OP and...

    I've purposely referred back to your OP and specifically your comments on cost.
    as a pilot it is easy to have dreams larger than your wallet if only because there is always something "sexier" to...
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    I completely agree with Joan, and if I was...

    I completely agree with Joan, and if I was supposed to take offence to anything then sorry I missed it…

    My Quantum is a 1994 model, ~550 hours.
    It isn’t new at all, although to look at it you’d...
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    For what it is worth I offer my story I started...

    For what it is worth I offer my story
    I started learning in 2012 at 27 now 33 on a similar salary to your I spent ~Ł10K on getting the licence and my aircraft.

    I too am an ex-air cadet and...
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    talk about only concentrating on the bits you...

    talk about only concentrating on the bits you want to read
    as i stated
    "personally i wouldn't choose a situation where i would need to carry a jerry can for refuel. "
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    well in that case it is a personal choice. ...

    well in that case it is a personal choice.

    personally i wouldn't choose a situation where i would need to carry a jerry can for refuel.
    either choosing airfields where fuel is on site, or happy...
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    silly question perhaps - what is wrong with using...

    silly question perhaps - what is wrong with using a folding trolley??

    saves the effort of carrying and is just as practical?
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