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    Hi Flyingbuddy, I flew a paramotor for a few...

    Hi Flyingbuddy,
    I flew a paramotor for a few years before moving to microlight. I have exactly the same issue with high buildings, ladders etc. but drifting over the geography at 4000ft never...
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    If you get a Ranger and decide you don't like it,...

    If you get a Ranger and decide you don't like it, I'll swap it for a Thruster! :-D
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    In the end, I had the starter refurbished,...

    In the end, I had the starter refurbished, replaced both the power and earth cables and the battery isolator switch.
    I suspect it was a combination of factors as none of the tests showed a clear...
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    At the risk of causing offence...:shifty: 'Mr...

    At the risk of causing offence...:shifty:
    'Mr Halibut' sounds like an Eric Idle creation. Is your real name Halibut?
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    I think you've been rumbled, Joan. (Don't tell...

    I think you've been rumbled, Joan.

    (Don't tell 'im, Pike!)
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    My forced landing experience was very similar to...

    My forced landing experience was very similar to Bob's. The field had a young crop in, green shoots about 4" high. The soil was soft and slowed me quickly enough that I could let off the brakes to...
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    Halibut, I went to Swanton Morley as a cadet and...

    Halibut,
    I went to Swanton Morley as a cadet and spent a week training on Slingsby Venture motorgliders. I remember there being three examples of the type there, one of which had the luxury of an...
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    All microlights must have a stall speed

    All microlights must have a stall speed <35kts, so there won't be huge differences in the space required to land. More power (expense) means shorter take off, but otherwise most can fly from...
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    It was RAF Swanton Morley and some of the RAF...

    It was RAF Swanton Morley and some of the RAF pilots volunteered to train cadets on the motorgliders. At the time when I flew there, I was not aware of any civilian aviation activity, but I probably...
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    ...or gyro.

    ...or gyro.
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    Nice to know. I flew my first solo circuit at...

    Nice to know. I flew my first solo circuit at Swanton Morley in a Slingsby Venture in 1979!
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    Roger, I assume that was a sarcastic comment....

    Roger, I assume that was a sarcastic comment.
    Surely you wouldn't be suggesting that the UK's light touch regulation for very light aircraft conflicts with your own support of the French light touch...
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    Hi Phil and welcome to the group.

    Hi Phil and welcome to the group.
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    So, it appears that the problem is this: BMAA...

    So, it appears that the problem is this:
    BMAA membership subscription revenue is not sufficient to support the non-regulatory side of the organisation.
    The requirement for (and cost of) annual...
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    Steve is absolutely correct re. conflicts of...

    Steve is absolutely correct re. conflicts of interests, both with MOTs and the BMAA.
    So, what is the solution?
    If we begin by assuming that the CAA is unlikely to reduce the regulatory burden and...
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    Absolutely right, Joan. However, discussion on...

    Absolutely right, Joan.
    However, discussion on the subject of regulation has drifted far from its role in the demise of P&M and warrants a dedicated thread.
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    Agreed - we should start a new thread to discuss...

    Agreed - we should start a new thread to discuss the merits or otherwise of UK regulation and that in other locations.
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    For the purposes of the MOT argument - here's...

    For the purposes of the MOT argument - here's some data:
    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-4955608/MOT-data-reveals-UK-regions-cars-likely-fail.html
    The source may not be the most...
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    2 strips of velcro (together with a lanyard) may be an adequate installation, provided it meets the other requirements (9G forward load etc.)
    My radio is installed on an aluminium bracket which is...
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    Hello rt68 and welcome to the forum. Could you...

    Hello rt68 and welcome to the forum.
    Could you tell us a little about yourself? What do you fly, what's your history in aviation, where do you fly etc.
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    Hi Leyer and welcome to the forum. Can you tell...

    Hi Leyer and welcome to the forum.
    Can you tell us something about yourself? What's your flying history, what kind of strip / aerodrome are you based at etc.
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    Hi Trev and welcome to the forum. Where are you...

    Hi Trev and welcome to the forum.
    Where are you located?
    I can only echo the advice above - enjoy your training and don't be afraid to ask questions. We all started where you are now and we've all...
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    I found the best combination for me (newly...

    I found the best combination for me (newly qualified, low hours, Thruster) was to get third party cover from Traffords and hull cover from Visicover.
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    Sticky: Yes, apologies for that - twin carbs on a 912....

    Yes, apologies for that - twin carbs on a 912. Not sure why, but there it is.
    If there is a fuel blockage in one of the carbs, it could easily cause the shaking you describe.
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    Sticky: Shaking is unlikely to be fuel related - the...

    Shaking is unlikely to be fuel related - the single carb supplies all four cylinders, so any issue with blockage would just cause the engine to not start, run lean or stop altogether.
    Check at least...
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