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  1. Folks where does it say about the stress limits...

    Folks where does it say about the stress limits of a uk Microlight being +4-2?
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    Indeed certainly regret selling it now. Would...

    Indeed certainly regret selling it now. Would definitely have another if I could find one.
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    Ah ok I only put the 130sx/Halfpint in there...

    Ah ok I only put the 130sx/Halfpint in there because it had a different motor than the original. The pegasus trike was ssdr by removal of rear seat belts to start with. I then removed the two place...
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    Pegasus classic trike with 462 power and raven...

    Pegasus classic trike with 462 power and raven wing. Also 130sx wing with medway Halfpint Reengined with simonini mini 3. Both done and flown successfully with no issues.
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    Yep..although still not much really. Maybe need a...

    Yep..although still not much really. Maybe need a trip to Scotland....
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    Nothing upsetting about that, I enjoy the cold...

    Nothing upsetting about that, I enjoy the cold crisp air and Walking in the driving snow is good fun. Not flown since last June so the weather makes no difference really.
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    Beast from the east....not so much

    After all the hype of severe weather got up to a light dusting of snow...maybe a couple of millimeters at most. Very, very cold on the walk to the station to find most of the services cancelled. Back...
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    Thebarb, if you register any aircraft as ssdr...

    Thebarb, if you register any aircraft as ssdr with the CAA the aircraft designation changes to "modified" such as Thruster modified or medway raven modified ie the craft also retains it's original...
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    RIP John Whelan

    Just opened my Microlight magazine to find Mr Whelan has passed away. I remember him being an absolutely cracking man who loved to talk about the early days with a huge amount of enthusiasm. I will...
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    Bob 6082 T6 is comparable to 6061 T6. Type in...

    Bob 6082 T6 is comparable to 6061 T6. Type in 6061vs6082 and take a look at makeitfrom.com they give a good comparison table. In many applications 6082 has taken over as the alloy of choice.
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    Going back to the beginning(ish)

    Although I'm very happy tinkering and building my thruster project and having the pegasus cyclone hybrid in the hanger is a great sense of achievement I now find myself thinking that iv lost my way...
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    Bob I use ASC metals. They usually have plenty of...

    Bob I use ASC metals. They usually have plenty of off cuts available for cash.
  13. Thanks for that Antoni. I used to clean the...

    Thanks for that Antoni. I used to clean the inside of my exhaust systems in a caustic soda "bath". Certainly sounded different after.
  14. Thread: Cheap hangar?

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    Ah ok now I know the correct context of the word...

    Ah ok now I know the correct context of the word I will add it to the ever expanding Doms Dictionary for Garage Tinkerers. As for the thruster....it has a new set of main gear legs and after much...
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    Bob is "pipery" a London Colney word?! Made me...

    Bob is "pipery" a London Colney word?! Made me laugh, but then I am a simple uneducated shed-dweller......
  16. Antoni is fuel mixture not a result of how far...

    Antoni is fuel mixture not a result of how far open the throttle is and air temp at any given time? How does prop load affect the mixture?
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    I was looking to make my framework a different...

    I was looking to make my framework a different colour, much like the old Pegasus gold or Medway blue that was used until I found this: https://www.finishing.com/153/54.shtml
    So anodizing the tubing...
  18. Thread: Lightest Trike

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    I loved my raven. Excellent "flickability" for a...

    I loved my raven. Excellent "flickability" for a big wing being so light on the controls. Never divergent and very predictable. Shame it was so damn heavy on the ground!
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    I did consider this but not for now. I have some...

    I did consider this but not for now. I have some other ideas in the pipeline and electric may be the way forward for them.
    Temporary fuselage boom fitted to TST cabin and left wing fitted. All went...
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    Indeed Wally I have to keep reminding myself that...

    Indeed Wally I have to keep reminding myself that these figures are suggested max power not continuous...and with that in mind I believe I have a candidate motor lined up. Just need to confirm...
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    And the first setback has happened. I was looking...

    And the first setback has happened. I was looking at a four stroke 3 pot Verner radial to go up front but I'm going to have to remortgage to buy it. That just isn't going to happen so now I'm a bit...
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    One thing that I am coming to terms with during...

    One thing that I am coming to terms with during the very steep learning process is that, as my project progresses slowly on, many hours are spent reading articles and picking up hints and tips from...
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    Wings have been clipped to their new length and...

    Wings have been clipped to their new length and chord wise tubing moved to new positions. Ailerons have been shortened and refitted. No drastic problems as of yet.
  24. Scott if you can keep weight down there is no...

    Scott if you can keep weight down there is no need for approval for an alternative engine. Like Bob says these are a very light airframe so why not take advantage of the SSDR guidance?
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    Skins removed from tail surfaces. Damaged frames...

    Skins removed from tail surfaces. Damaged frames (rudder and lower strake, one elevator) renewed. All other frames inspected for cracks and alternative skins fitted where needed. An hour and a half...
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