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  1. Thread: QFU ?

    by Antoni
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    A really good one is ... QRM? Back in the...

    A really good one is ... QRM?

    Back in the days of morse, the question mark at the end ( . . - - . . ) makes the message read:

    Are you being interfered with ?

    Another one that tickles me...
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    Don't know what his Randomness is on about? Shame...

    Don't know what his Randomness is on about? Shame on you...

    "ETIAS stands for EU Travel Information and Authorisation System. The system will check the security credentials and charge a fee to ...
  3. Joan, do you know where it is legal to fly from...

    Joan, do you know where it is legal to fly from water in the UK?

    In Berlin years ago, I was in a park near the river and was amazed to see a Cessna fly over and land on the water. Here, the...
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    A long time ago after an hour or three my...

    A long time ago after an hour or three my instructor asked whether I was really serious abt going for a licence.

    I'd been trying to hide my 'enthusiasm' in case he thought I was a nutter.

    Ray,...
  5. Tom, you wouldn't, and I wouldn't, but for some...

    Tom, you wouldn't, and I wouldn't, but for some people the reward justifies the risk.
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    Why is opinion against the starter motor? Is...

    Why is opinion against the starter motor?

    Is your starter turning the engine too slowly? That could make starting difficult or impossible.

    Can your engine be started by wanging the prop? [a...
  7. Thread: Easy Raider

    by Antoni
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    We are a disparate bunch and therefore not...

    We are a disparate bunch and therefore not necessarily all gregarious. Just because you don't see us does not mean we are not "about". I once saw another Minimax fly across and under me but I...
  8. Thread: Easy Raider

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    >"Tailwheel microlights are like hens teeth now,...

    >"Tailwheel microlights are like hens teeth now, nobody bothers with them"
    There are a lot of Minimaxs about.

    Three pointers and wheelers? My definite favourite is tailwheel/tailskid first. I...
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    Trick with lottery tickets is not to look at the...

    Trick with lottery tickets is not to look at the numbers. Until you do, nobody can say it's not a winning ticket that's in your pocket.

    The Renegade Spirit is a Mester's plane. Not the best for...
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    Ever tried a cryptic crossword? Red herring...

    Ever tried a cryptic crossword?

    Red herring yes, but the clues are there too; including a very big one!
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    You know that some of the very best flying is on...

    You know that some of the very best flying is on a winter's day with high pressure and the superb visibility. No so much free petrol around tho.

    Can't speak for everone but in a draughty unheated...
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    You'd need PPR to get into Oblivion and it'd have...

    You'd need PPR to get into Oblivion and it'd have to be through Class D anyway.
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    Expectation is that I will depart the circuit...

    Expectation is that I will depart the circuit without ever having done the deed, and that my nieces and nephews will not be displeased.

    Wondered whether the forum's mechanics were still...
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    You shouldn't ever say yes

    Instead of I do, or I will, would I get completely mullered if I said...

    Afirm.

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    Nope, air navigation order says only 'water' or...

    Nope, air navigation order says only 'water' or fine sand.

    Coarse sand, whatever that is, is therefore strictly verboten.
  16. Thread: Jabiru engines

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    Contrary to the Japanese Fuji engines, the Rotax...

    Contrary to the Japanese Fuji engines, the Rotax oil burners were acknowledged by their makers as a usable aircraft engine. Just as the Jabbies and the 912s are. They are all acceptable microlight...
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    At the airfield abt 3 weeks ago. About to pull...

    At the airfield abt 3 weeks ago. About to pull the Minimax out. There were two people in the middle distance, one was the CFI and I can't guess who the other was; there are new people living around...
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    My experience is: Look out of the living room...

    My experience is:

    Look out of the living room window to see a perfect flying day (define your own perfection). Feel guilty abt the lack of enthusiasm to set out and fly - and don't.

    Or,...
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    Thanks for a very succinct risk versus reward...

    Thanks for a very succinct risk versus reward analysis Martin.

    Studying for my Nav exam I was inspired to do North Coates via Spurn Point... once. Probably won't fly over water again.

    If I had...
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    If you get a series of clicks the problem is more...

    If you get a series of clicks the problem is more likely to be something other than the solenoid itself. The classic reason is a battery in a very low state of charge. Not saying it is that.

    Check...
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    Tom, Dave, Let's not scare the horses. A 152 is...

    Tom, Dave, Let's not scare the horses. A 152 is very easy to fly and mostly forgiving, but it can get you into the proverbial more quickly than most microlights.

    If you can land a 152 you can...
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    Coming from GA you already have the necessary...

    Coming from GA you already have the necessary nouse to drive any three-axis microlight effectively. Get a lesson in each and any type you are interested in. They will answer your own questions in...
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    You might want to contact the bod in the picture,...

    You might want to contact the bod in the picture, from Oshkosh 2015.

    'David point Cooper at teamminimax do com' ..and/or.. theecoop at comcast point net

    He is 'Mr. TEAM Minimax' now. There...
  24. Thread: Jabiru 450

    by Antoni
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    Reliability is acceptable with all established...

    Reliability is acceptable with all established engines. We are taught to expect and cope with an engine failure at any moment and at all phases of flight. So why should engine reliability be such a...
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    It's not an airliner. So only if you don't use...

    It's not an airliner. So only if you don't use the rudder.
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