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  1. And another two years later.

    This is probably the world's slowest blog! The Max is happy and flies as often as weather will allow, now fitted with a fine liquid crystal ribbon tacho, pressure gauge and fuel gauge which has made a big difference to the flying. Being more confident about how much fuel is on board has made the sorties steadily longer. There is a VSI in the instrument as well although it isn't as I want it yet but it has made space for a GPS on the panel. Radio is now a Yazoo which sounds better than the old Icom ...
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  2. Feel like going bact to the start again.

    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)

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  3. Old Comunica intercom help needed

    Hi all
    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.
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  4. P1-(ish) Catchup 3 - Baby Steps

    Autumn 2014

    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'. ...
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  5. PUT (and some P1!) Catchup 2 - They're watching...!

    Late summer 2014.

    Finally I was a solo flyer and could break out of the circuit!

    Well kinda...

    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 ...
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