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    Would normally have done but with Ryanair's...

    Would normally have done but with Ryanair's baggage allowance I couldn't fit my video kit in. But I'll be taking photos though.
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    Hi William, I don't want to fly from where the X...

    Hi William, I don't want to fly from where the X air is stored fully loaded so I need to make an intermediate stop before heading off to France to load up and Headcorn is closest. If I need to I'll...
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    No can do Tom. Sacrifices must have been...

    No can do Tom. Sacrifices must have been god-fearing, pious and celibate...
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    I don't BELIEVE it

    I've been having a Victor Meldrew moment... for nearly two weeks. Having arrived at Stansted courtesy of Ryanair on 4 October I'd got my X air all ship-shape, tanked up and ready to depart to its new...
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    You also need to have a clearly defined idea...

    You also need to have a clearly defined idea about what you'll do if things do go pear-shaped.

    Quite a few pilots wear an immersion suit but I only put on a good quality life jacket before taking...
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    Ah, whether to cross the water or not is an...

    Ah, whether to cross the water or not is an interesting philosophical topic that has occupied the minds of aviators for generations. There are many who say it's not for them and others who say to go...
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    Thanks gents. Biggest problem is Ryanair's bag...

    Thanks gents. Biggest problem is Ryanair's bag restriction - I hope I won't be staying over too long because after the stuff I need to bring with me for the aircraft I can hardly bring any personal...
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    Thanks Martin. I'll keep everyone posted on how...

    Thanks Martin. I'll keep everyone posted on how things go. I've been told by my family that the week following my arrival is going to be gale-force winds and rain so I could be staying over for a...
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    A quick update. New registration received and all...

    A quick update. New registration received and all buttoned up this morning. A quick and relatively painless process after we'd sorted out my misunderstanding of the rules relating to the need for a...
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    Yes, they have branches across Europe Bob mainly...

    Yes, they have branches across Europe Bob mainly aimed at the business market. I had to use my old RS UK trade account to open one here in France so I could get trade rather than private individual...
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    I agree Martin, it's a bit crock*-eyed. I suspect...

    I agree Martin, it's a bit crock*-eyed. I suspect that much like the nose wheel mudguard on my French Weedhopper, it came undrilled and the original builder drilled it with its leading edge too far...
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    Yes, your comments are very fair Steve. I'm...

    Yes, your comments are very fair Steve. I'm certainly not trying to suggest that it's all roses over here, far from it, but I would certainly find it very difficult to return from where I now live to...
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    Ha ha, there are downsides to living in France,...

    Ha ha, there are downsides to living in France, it's not all milk and honey. Phone and electricity are still state monopolies so very unresponsive if there are problems. I lost my home phone and...
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    Tom, just a simple flight test with an instructor...

    Tom, just a simple flight test with an instructor but you can't take passengers immediately. Once you receive your French licence, which lasts for life, you wait a 'reasonable' amount of time and...
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    Fuel Drawback

    Blimey, I've just taken a real shock to the wallet :-o

    As you probably know, when you fly out of the UK and land abroad you are entitled to claim back the duty on all of the fuel in your tanks...
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    Thanks Tom. I think that I've now got it fully...

    Thanks Tom. I think that I've now got it fully cracked though and I'll tell more about what was involved at a later date. I speak reasonable French but the main problem was still poor communication...
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    Ex-Pat X-Air

    https://youtu.be/wG76BR30dec

    All now sorted but trickier than I originally thought.

    http://www.micro-trike.co.uk/wordpress/a-good-day-4/
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    No, they're not what you want. Yes, the '3' is...

    No, they're not what you want. Yes, the '3' is the power rating and when it's exceeded the button pops out and can be reset. You don't appear to be able to do that with the ones you've shown. Do it...
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    Readily available Bob for a variety of amps. For...

    Readily available Bob for a variety of amps. For starters, RS sell them. Nobody fits fuses any more. I put several into my overhead panel and have just put two more for my radio and transponder into...
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    OK, but I don't know if Meglin has now improved...

    OK, but I don't know if Meglin has now improved the finish, but these holes were the poorest part of my prop as the underlying fibre was exposed. That's why I decided to finish them neatly and paint...
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    Still can't recommend it highly enough John....

    Still can't recommend it highly enough John. Performing very smoothly and efficiently. Just completed another flight up to and back from the UK with absolutely no complaints. Good performance and...
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    Bob, you won't have any bearings in there - just...

    Bob, you won't have any bearings in there - just a tube within a sleeve. AX3/Weedhopper is the model for all these aircraft and although it wasn't shot for this purpose, you can see what you've got...
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    Nice job Bob. Yup, as you say, 2mm is thick....

    Nice job Bob. Yup, as you say, 2mm is thick. Normally 1.5mm is OK for screens so you'll have no problem flying through enemy flak unscathed. I guess 2mm was used as its unsupported at the top.
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    Thanks Wally, that's the word I was looking for....

    Thanks Wally, that's the word I was looking for. The method I've described encourages the sheet to shear along the cutting line. Describes it perfectly and you get a perfect clean cut edge that you...
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    Bob, there's a knack to doing it, especially with...

    Bob, there's a knack to doing it, especially with thicker material. With your material lying on the floor, when you start to cut hold (in your case) the left hand part down with your knee and as you...
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