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    Thanks for the vote of confidence - but plenty on...

    Thanks for the vote of confidence - but plenty on our plate with what we are doing - and we lack the spare 2-300k to get P&M up and running again..!
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    as someone just in the process of getting this...

    as someone just in the process of getting this approval for Skyranger production , the A8-1 production approval is about the premises ( stores, working areas, offices demarcation etc), staff and...
  3. Sticky: I think you are mixing up a hell of a lot of...

    I think you are mixing up a hell of a lot of stuff Steve - section S is not relevant to orphan aircraft repairs - so set that aside please ( and actually having worked with all the other codes around...
  4. Sticky: What complexity is bothering you Steve, and what...

    What complexity is bothering you Steve, and what do you suggest for simplification?

    The act of classifying whether a type is an orphan can be bothersome. The Eurostar just now - not easy to get...
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    There seems to be some criticism of BMAA on this...

    There seems to be some criticism of BMAA on this thread.

    As someone who has volunteered and worked on a lot of projects with BMAA and CAA I perhaps have an insight in what is involved and the...
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    Problem is the sheer number of parts if you...

    Problem is the sheer number of parts if you support the whole range. It wouldn’t be viable to batch make and stock so stuff was on the shelf - just too much stock value to hold vs the return, and...
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    That’s how many are currently in permit in UK...

    That’s how many are currently in permit in UK apparently
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    Seems that’s not the case now Graham. Seamless...

    Seems that’s not the case now Graham. Seamless very difficult to source - TLAC and P&M were joining forces and still difficult. They had to resort to extruded with a cone impact test to prove the...
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    I think we have seen more progressiveness in...

    I think we have seen more progressiveness in microlighting in the UK over the last decade than any other country. SSDR pretty much doesn’t exist in any other EU country, then there was a step further...
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    Nope - BMAA don’t get involved in any...

    Nope - BMAA don’t get involved in any manufacturer oversight.

    it was studied - but CAA would only delegate on stricter oversight terms and less discretion than they do when doing it themselves....
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    Stats show that France has the lightest touch...

    Stats show that France has the lightest touch regulatory regime in the EU - and the highest accident rate. Accidents are not as well investigated in France so it’s difficult to do stats on causes,...
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    Parts for P&M aircraft. The legal position for...

    Parts for P&M aircraft.

    The legal position for unique parts is that they must be produced within an ( CAA) approved quality system.

    Part of the BMAA’ approval from CAA is a quality system run...
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    Steve - re your table thumping about training on...

    Steve - re your table thumping about training on homebuilts - this has been a BMAA campaign since long before you wrote the original letter. We even got to the point where the exemption was written...
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    You are mistaken - there has been no delegation...

    You are mistaken - there has been no delegation from CAA to BMAA for manufacturer approvals.


    Paul
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    The 400g value is the filler fabric in the HTP...

    The 400g value is the filler fabric in the HTP cloth between the structural strands Steve - which is a litmus test for the degradation level as the structural strands are outside of the Betts range....
  16. Ray Allen company most likely are the...

    Ray Allen company most likely are the manufacturers. http://www.rayallencompany.com/products/trimsystems.html

    you should have all the details in your aircraft documentation - it was a mod - either...
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    If its it’s a strobe then it’s not a landing...

    If its it’s a strobe then it’s not a landing light, so you would need the strobe mod form which says there must be no chance of reflection into the pilots normal or peripheral vision. A strobe in the...
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    I dont think that would be allowed as I dont...

    I dont think that would be allowed as I dont think it would meet the mod requirements . You need to avoid any chance of seeing strobe reflections - they can cause spatial disorientation or induce...
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    I think you can register a sub70 - or should we...

    I think you can register a sub70 - or should we say a WSLHG ( we registered a doodlebug once), but the OP was about counting hours for NPPL revalidation. That can only be done if it’s registered as...
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    Mdm B is spot on. Absolutely no point...

    Mdm B is spot on.

    Absolutely no point keeping a light trike in the sub70 category if you have a licence. Register it and you can have more fuel more option choices and count the hours.
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    PS - why Nano ( assuming you mean sub 70) if you...

    PS - why Nano ( assuming you mean sub 70) if you have a microlight license then SSDR trike opens up many more options and more capabilities, and there are used options whilst sub 70 is too young so...
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    Personally I think that going for max glide angle...

    Personally I think that going for max glide angle on a nanolight trike won’t really give you much. Trikes are pretty draggy and that will dominate and make the glide angle pretty crap anyway. If you...
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    its just what rent and rates cost. in UK...

    its just what rent and rates cost.

    in UK airfields have no special exemption and are the same as any other industrial estate. So we pay commercial rental values, and then business rates at around...
  24. Roger, it’s been the main focus of the EMF since...

    Roger, it’s been the main focus of the EMF since I first attended - around 15 years ago. The wall was EASA. They refused and instead created ELA1 and CSLSA -basically 600kg light sport within EASA...
  25. The inescapable Maths are 450kg - actual empty...

    The inescapable Maths are 450kg - actual empty weight = (legal) payload available.

    And make sure you know the ‘true’ Actual empty weight - complete with the extra ‘non essential’ items that may be...
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