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  1. Devil's Advocate - Rotax runs a significantly...

    Devil's Advocate - Rotax runs a significantly certified supply chain, with the huge overheads this entails. They make a profit. The mark up needs to be huge compared to automotive for the small...
  2. The Russians and the Ukranians had their own hang...

    The Russians and the Ukranians had their own hang gliding designers and designs. Aeros, Antonov...

    The La Mouette Atlas is a free flying wing and a either 1978 or 1979 design, so it's very, very...
  3. Thread: Kneeboards

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    I would endorse the above, as I am using...

    I would endorse the above, as I am using Ram-Mounts in a microlight and the Brodit on the car dash. Both quality products.

    There's a huge range on the Ram-Mount site. Hard to believe you won't...
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    P&M claims to have finishes its transitioning. ...

    P&M claims to have finishes its transitioning.

    Nowt wrong with a magnifying glass on the switch, as there may be some part numbers there.
  5. Especially as it is the current owner who wishes...

    Especially as it is the current owner who wishes to use it for training, so should make that call, and carry the can, or buy a factory build.
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    Yes, but when the AX3 was certified in the UK,...

    Yes, but when the AX3 was certified in the UK, the limit was 390kg. Having gone through the certification process, not exactly a fune experience, no one wanted to re-open the same.

    We could also...
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    I'd agree with this. Somewhere on the...

    I'd agree with this.

    Somewhere on the Internet, there are values for the resistance of the stator coils. Below 230 Ohms, it may be the stator has had it, older coils may measure up to 280 Ohms and...
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    Hope you have a great time with your Thruster....

    Hope you have a great time with your Thruster. Fuse tube designs are great hours builders, and after that, can be enjoyable and forgiving aircraft to fly.
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    Joan, You're 100% right about this. However,...

    Joan,

    You're 100% right about this. However, it's still a very small market, and the weights have to have some overlap with what's sold elsewhere, for example, to ensure economic viability.
    ...
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    On the continent in the freer regimes there they...

    On the continent in the freer regimes there they can be flown out of fairly small fields. A trailer may be needed but the wing fits into a rucksack.

    It's a huge growth area and a massive missed...
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    When the majority of the microlight manufacturing...

    When the majority of the microlight manufacturing world is 600kg, (and a significant amount is already headed there) no one will make a small number of 472.5kg microlights for the most restrictive...
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    School: Aerochute UK, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2EP ...

    School: Aerochute UK, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2EP

    Training on: Powered Parachute
    Tel: 07929 320343
    Email: wayne@aerochute.co.uk
    Website: http://www.aerochute.co.uk
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    Some of us are already flying 450kg Skyrangers,...

    Some of us are already flying 450kg Skyrangers, 472.5kg Eurofoxes or Eurostars. Should our options be limited by 390kg AX3s or tail dragging Thrusters?

    I think a taildragger is a different set of...
  14. Forty years ago, foot launch paragliders had only...

    Forty years ago, foot launch paragliders had only just started out. You would be shocked if you compared foot launching from Meiussy with the modern project. In between that in the present and...
  15. Paragliders or paramotors. Dead cheap, no need to...

    Paragliders or paramotors. Dead cheap, no need to involve the CAA, medicals, licences, hangarage or any of that overly expensive malarkey we all get bound up with.

    I'm currently on about £1,800...
  16. The final questions have one for the BMAA, one...

    The final questions have one for the BMAA, one for the LAA, so in theory you could support the LAA amateur build being used and not the BMAA. Maybe one to satisfy older PFA die-hards. Not the...
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    I have dealt with John Penry-Evans and the team...

    I have dealt with John Penry-Evans and the team and they have always been helpful.

    Maybe make some allowance for third world telephone and Internet connection in India?

    They are not all on...
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    Dave has already nailed it, make friends with Kev...

    Dave has already nailed it, make friends with Kev A on Facebook.

    He is a very sharing sort of person, and a top bloke.
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    Commiserations...

    Commiserations...
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    Southend, Farnborough, Norwich. Robin Hood?

    Southend, Farnborough, Norwich.

    Robin Hood?
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    It's a complete flight computer: ...

    It's a complete flight computer:

    https://www.syride.com/en/instruments

    Click on SYS'Evo.

    Paragliding is now using GPS altitude for competitions as it's less easy to cheat by setting too low...
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    Why? Easier to use an external catheter. Just...

    Why? Easier to use an external catheter. Just need to find a gap somewhere.

    External catheters are sold by HG/PG shops for long flights. Not a female friendly solution though.
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    The last few instruments I have reviewed have had...

    The last few instruments I have reviewed have had the designers disagree with this, and especially where uncertified instruments are concerned which can use 3 or 4 different GNSS.

    One manufacturer...
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    Split rings, split cotter rings... Like this:...

    Split rings, split cotter rings...

    Like this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/1-5MM-SPLIT-RINGS-MARINE-STAINLESS/dp/3312000009

    Not in stock but you get the idea.

    SSDR only, not for permit, bla,...
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    Lo siento, la gente aqui no hablan Castellano. ...

    Lo siento, la gente aqui no hablan Castellano.

    Habla inglés? Puede escribir en inglés?

    You need to check the that the cords that tension the sail over the batten ends are wickedly tight and...
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