I've not really been on the forum for well over a year now, but have been happily flying my Flash 2 Alpha on local bimbles around Cheshire, sadly only managing around 12 hours a year (New baby, very busy job, terrible weather).
The F2A is a lovely machine and the 503 engine has been super reliable to me, I've spent a lot of time and effort on her, upgrading from twin fuel tanks to a 65L tank, installing antenna and radio, Lynx interface, upgrading the altimeter, replacing fuel lines,
Updated 26-03-16 at 10:09 AM by Damien
(Accidental post before completion)
I have an old Comunica headset and intercom system and it went faulty last week. I opened up the intercom to see if there was anything obvious like a fuse blown etc. Unfortunately when I removed the circuit board a small black wire came adrift from the back of the board and I can't tell where from.
I was hoping someone else may have this type of intercom and able to tell me where this wire should be connected.
Some of the best flights in my training were the solo consoldation 'out and backs'.
Chris would send me out a few miles to a point on the map then have me come back and report what I saw. It gave me inital practice in departing the circuit, starting some nav, and rejoining again.
So for the first time, I left the circuit, heading out into the wider world on my own. Well, only a little bit into the wider world - but it was still 'out there'.
Late summer 2014.
Finally I was a solo flyer and could break out of the circuit!
I did quite a few solo circuits, with Chris pretending to be cool and drinking tea on the ground without paying much attention to what I was doing. Yeah, right...
On one session I was operating on 06. Because of Stoke's curved runway, you can't see the 06 end from the clubhouse - the seawall blocks the view through the bend.
So as I got into
My updates stopped some two years ago when Vince suspended the blogs in his fight against hackers. The blogs have been back up for a while now so I think I ought to finally update the story. I'm going to cover about 18 months in a few blog postings...
I see from my last entry that I was deep into circuits and having a bit of a crisis in confidence.
So what happened after that?
Well, I plodded onwards, demonstrating more perseverance than skill. To quote General
Updated 04-06-15 at 09:55 AM by Graham56