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    Maintenance, mechanical sensitivity in engine...

    Maintenance, mechanical sensitivity in engine management, and keeping the possibility at the back of your mind whilst flying. Even the fabled Rotax 4-strokes have been known to stop in flight. It's...
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    Welcome to microlighting. You mention...

    Welcome to microlighting.

    You mention Thruster. There are many variants of the Thruster marque from the Thruster TST to the Thruster T600N Sprint or even T600T Sprint if you can find one. There...
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    Possible, yes - or are you asking about safe and...

    Possible, yes - or are you asking about safe and legal?

    An internet search quickly found me this discussion which might be of interest
  4. How about http://www.yogapark.co.uk/aeroclub.html...

    How about http://www.yogapark.co.uk/aeroclub.html as featured in MF recently?
  5. I wish you success with the sale; it seems like...

    I wish you success with the sale; it seems like your friend will have somewhere to fly.
  6. Try the NMAI -...

    Try the NMAI - https://nmai.wildapricot.org/Flying-clubs-&-schools
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    As a very rough guide, I'd reckon from various...

    As a very rough guide, I'd reckon from various sources that there are about twice the flying windows and twice the daylight in summer than in winter - put the two together and you are four times more...
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    No comment on what's OK for any particular...

    No comment on what's OK for any particular application but you might be interested in
    https://www.pmaviation.co.uk/servicebulletins_new.php

    and in particular number 144:
    ...
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    Isn't it just! Edit: looking further today, I...

    Isn't it just!

    Edit: looking further today, I found this interesting review of GPS alt versus pressure alt. It seems to come down in favour of pressure alt....
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    That's interesting. Any link to look at on the...

    That's interesting. Any link to look at on the subject? How do the prices of these units compare with a conventional mechanical altimeter?
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    There seems to be a procedure to apply for one,...

    There seems to be a procedure to apply for one, but beyond that I don't know. I don't fly at North Weald any more but this thread on the Flyer forum discusses an application by neighbouring...
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    Has anyone confirmed whether a GPS is considered...

    Has anyone confirmed whether a GPS is considered as an acceptable altitude indication? I know someone yonks ago got themselves absolved of the requirement to carry a compass as part of a mod to fit a...
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    Ok guys! You asked for it - here's the modern...

    Ok guys! You asked for it - here's the modern solution; it'll help keep you warm too. :snooty:

    MB
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    Wot Martin said! I'm grown up enough to say...

    Wot Martin said!

    I'm grown up enough to say that if it's freezing at ground level I don't fly. I said that even when people were offering me money to instruct them.

    That said, if it's proper...
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    More importantly, did you hear the CFI's...

    More importantly, did you hear the CFI's response?

    Personally, I'd be inclined to take the "Biggles" as a compliment whether it was intended as such or not.
    :cp:


    To be honest, I think...
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    A new reason not to fly

    Well this was a new one for me: lovely crystal clear sky, calm weather, at the airfield and aeroplane sitting there available having just been delivered back by another group member... and I chose...
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    Yup.

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  18. I asked a man who knows about these things. It...

    I asked a man who knows about these things. It seems the DIP switch positions are the same for the Yaesu as for the A3. The issue is in the connections in the plug for the radio.

    We sent ours to...
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    Anybody on here follow the TV series "Saving...

    Anybody on here follow the TV series "Saving Lives at Sea"?

    Exciting.
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    ...with an experienced instructor or coach who...

    ...with an experienced instructor or coach who knows the type. Actually, even better, one who knows both the type you know and the type you're trying out to they can explain and demonstrate the...
  21. Its' been done before. When the 450kg regs came...

    Its' been done before.
    When the 450kg regs came in Thrusters introduced a mod to allow existing 390kg T600s to get an increase in MTOW to something more - mostly IIRC by installing stronger...
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    I was told the Twinstar will descend quite...

    I was told the Twinstar will descend quite steeply enough without any need for flaps - am I misinformed?
  23. I know we'll never resolve an online discussion...

    I know we'll never resolve an online discussion this way. We seem to be trading simple facts with emotional responses; you asked a question, I answered it. Gentreau responded further and I...
  24. That would apply wherever you set the 'standard'...

    That would apply wherever you set the 'standard' crew weight limit. My point is that the change to allow mass trade-off between fuel and crew was not inteneded to extend to full tanks and maximum...
  25. Any that was designed to the original BCAR...

    Any that was designed to the original BCAR section S.
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