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    @flyingbuddy Still the same today with more than...

    @flyingbuddy Still the same today with more than 350 hours on my flexwing, still panic if climbing a ladder about 2 metres, if at +3000' and encounter heavy turbulence still have the urge to descend...
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    Very interesting watching videos 2 to 8 some...

    Very interesting watching videos 2 to 8 some things evident others new to me, many good tips to finding suitable fields
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    Having come to an abrupt stop in oil seed rape...

    Having come to an abrupt stop in oil seed rape ... I concur.
  4. I think you've intentionally missing my rather...

    I think you've intentionally missing my rather poor sense of humour, no matter. As for would I prefer EASA ... recon most folks this side of the water are pretty happy with the system we have, it...
  5. Mine was a tongue in cheek backwards slap at the...

    Mine was a tongue in cheek backwards slap at the EU "we're all in it together rowing the same boat" rubbish. Nearly more exceptions to rules than the rules themselves
  6. This EU thing really did give us a level playing...

    This EU thing really did give us a level playing field in all member countries didn't it ..... NOT.

    Interesting to read your comments Clive on the many differences you experience in Hungary, cos...
  7. Just arrived at the auto rotation and engine out...

    Just arrived at the auto rotation and engine out practice part of my training... again ... WOW. Engine out .... we don't care, we are always in auto rotation, simply manage the the power to bring her...
  8. There is a system of pre- rotation. A drive is...

    There is a system of pre- rotation. A drive is taken from behind the prop and via a drive shaft is used to power the main rotor up to 220rpm (ish) depending on model, the gryocopter then begins it's...
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    Hi Adrian. Do you use a filler with the Araldite?

    Hi Adrian. Do you use a filler with the Araldite?
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    Try both methods on a bit of scrap first and see...

    Try both methods on a bit of scrap first and see how you go on. After you have done both on seperate pieces cut through the middle of each and check the composition. Just had that last idea to give a...
  11. Hi Joan. Take off run up is certainly longer than...

    Hi Joan. Take off run up is certainly longer than my flex, my first lesson I thought we were going to be doing it by road.

    The initial ground run up increases the rotor speed, then lifts the nose,...
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    Hell, you'll have to be quick. I'm an old fart...

    Hell, you'll have to be quick. I'm an old fart and can't move that quickly
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    Minor dents i've repaired like this with baking...

    Minor dents i've repaired like this with baking soda and superglue. Bring blade to a postion where the damage is level, sprinkle a little soda, then drip on the superglue only till is is all damp....
  14. Hi Bob. For the top rotor to stop turning one...

    Hi Bob. For the top rotor to stop turning one would have to unload the rotor by going into negative G, a very bad thing for a gyro.

    Clive, I am not two hours into my transitional training for...
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    If one has temperature inversion at the same time...

    If one has temperature inversion at the same time how would that effect the results. Two weeks ago I experienced 70'amsl =24C 2000'amsl=29C 3000'=32C and it stayed like that for nearly three...
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    For private strips in France, those without an LF...

    For private strips in France, those without an LF number, the only requirement is that one notifies the marie that one intends to use a the land for microlight use. This is not a request but a...
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    Steve, my appologise for confusing licence with...

    Steve, my appologise for confusing licence with training. You are indeed correct that licence is only proof that one has undergone training to a prescribed level, and as with anything, motorbike,...
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    I find it even more astounding that in the UK one...

    I find it even more astounding that in the UK one can fly without insurance. Just me, but, I believe we all have a responsibility to protect others against our folly. To crash is our right, to...
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    One can even buy cheap stethescopes these days....

    One can even buy cheap stethescopes these days. Used the pipe on motorbikes to good end results in my younger days...
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    I know exactly what you refer to. I am now...

    I know exactly what you refer to. I am now starting gyro training, take off in a flex for me is muscle reflex, but, with the new skills ... WOW!! how fast things seem to happen. On reflection, it was...
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    Re:- not having to concentrate so hard ..........

    Re:- not having to concentrate so hard ....... the very best advice ever given to me was "every takeoff, every landing .... treat them as your very first ... or the beast will bite" I didn't ......
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    Thank you for the clarification Roger, often...

    Thank you for the clarification Roger, often confused .. that's me. Still, if under 70kg no licence but at 75kg a licence is required it's still a little bizzare (me thinks). A machine and pilot of...
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    As I mentioned previously, when I had a...

    As I mentioned previously, when I had a conversation with fellow French pilots and my French instructor they were astounded to hear of the SSDR system in the GB. Nothing similar exists in France, it...
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    Maybe you should pose your question to the...

    Maybe you should pose your question to the administrator, it could be that bids were considered unstable ... who knows .... I don't .. but if you ask nicely, maybe the administrators will answer your...
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    Goodwill and IP are exceptionally difficult to...

    Goodwill and IP are exceptionally difficult to value, they can pass through fingers like fine dry sand, especially with a company that has ceased trading. Retail value of stock is irrelevant as they...
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