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  1. Calibration check of a pitot-driven air speed indicator

    This method does not work with a venturi driven ASI as was fitted to my FlashII Alpha but does work with all pitot driven microlight and GA instruments AFAIK.

    You need a length of transparent...
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    and one which has guages for EGT and CHT and...

    and one which has guages for EGT and CHT and where the owner occasionally looks at them throughout a flight.
  3. Been there, asked that: ...

    Been there, asked that:

    http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?12184-Jabiru-2200cc-development-history&highlight=jabiru

    You have to remember that reputations are at stake.
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    Exhilaration. Fitting the cabriolet canopy...

    Exhilaration.

    Fitting the cabriolet canopy option to my Minimax lets me look out and slightly back of the cockpit. With a pusher you have more options.

    There are a few old microlight types with...
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    I once deliberately pointed mine toward some rain...

    I once deliberately pointed mine toward some rain I could see. Thought it would save me some effort in washing the insects and wheel-spray off the wings and prop. Didn't work (much). Something to do...
  6. Thread: Hello All

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    A lot of trike / weightshift knowledge on here,...

    A lot of trike / weightshift knowledge on here, though most of us haven't flown in the heat and the cold you're used to.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    I pay abt £145 per year for insurance. Expect it...

    I pay abt £145 per year for insurance. Expect it would probably be abt the same for a Skyranger. My plane is worth a lot less, but I'd still only go for the minimum legal requirement cover if I...
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    Heard it said that the Wright brothers' only...

    Heard it said that the Wright brothers' only invention was the aileron. Everything else had been demonstrated before.

    But they had incredible tenacity. They put in sheer hard logical work. They...
  9. Google translate: "IC-A6FR and IC-A24FR...

    Google translate:

    "IC-A6FR and IC-A24FR portable FM band rejection antenna filter for installation on board aircraft"

    I'm out on a wing here but remember there being a problem a long time ago...
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    If it has any kind of DC electrical system that...

    If it has any kind of DC electrical system that I've ever seen, it would.

    I have a heated jacket.
  11. I wouldn't worry. The web link shows a filter...

    I wouldn't worry.

    The web link shows a filter intended to protect the radio from strong broadcast signals on FM I believe.

    It's quite normal for an RF filter to have seemingly open and...
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    Fair point, but we had a conversation and my...

    Fair point, but we had a conversation and my conclusion was that the radio is ******. From the conversation we had I don't believe his PA transistor had necessarily blown. The PAs are not...
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    Not necessarily related to Wexfordair's problem...

    Not necessarily related to Wexfordair's problem following discussion, Andy makes a very good point. Everyone should have a CB SWR meter. They're very cheap and very easy to use (google will be your...
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    There's an apocryphal story well known in the...

    There's an apocryphal story well known in the north. During the miners strike in the winter the pickets made snowmen to pass the time. The police used to mow them down with their Range Rovers. Until...
  15. Thread: 600 kg is go!

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    You certainly did, and I can confirm that it flew...

    You certainly did, and I can confirm that it flew very nicely!

    Is it still in the same config with the folding wings a la GT450?
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    Our clubhouse at Headon would be good enough for...

    Our clubhouse at Headon would be good enough for Jehovah if it were open.


    ...ooops
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    Roger, I don't know what engine you have there,...

    Roger, I don't know what engine you have there, but all my Mikuni vacuum pulse pumps on R2strokes always deliver less fuel pressure at wide open throttle, because there is less of a vacuum pulse in...
  18. Thread: 600 kg is go!

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    Under SSDR Mk1 you simply could not fly a...

    Under SSDR Mk1 you simply could not fly a standard Chaser. I don't remember the details now, but owning a Chaser, as I did then, I did make it my business to know.

    Law isn't about fairness, it's...
  19. Thread: Hoverbike crash

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    Flashing headlights attract attention - and...

    Flashing headlights attract attention - and motorcyclists have been known to drive cars!
  20. Thread: Hoverbike crash

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    In the comments section of the video there is a...

    In the comments section of the video there is a reference to 'vortex ring'. I believe this usually relates to a helicopter descending vertically too rapidly into the 'wake turbulence' from its main...
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    From the designer of the Cri-Cri: The...

    From the designer of the Cri-Cri:

    The Colomban MCR01 BanBi.

    The finest-handling microlight I've flown (except that it got to the airfield before I did!). Possibly the fastest microlight and...
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    The UK MiniMaxes don't need a POH now but any...

    The UK MiniMaxes don't need a POH now but any responsible aircraft designer would write one and Wayne Ison did. It's very American in style, pragmatic and points out a few potential 'gotchas'.

    Yes...
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    Apologies for a weak response; a full set of...

    Apologies for a weak response; a full set of cheap Torx bits are... cheap... and they don't take up much storage room between being made use of.

    Re other designs, a bit of imagination could be...
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    Differential cross-wind limits?

    I've never heard of a pilot's operating handbook specifying different cross-wind limits for wind components from the left and the right. Have you?

    Mine doesn't. The Minimax with a Rotax two-stroke...
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    Tin hats everyone...

    Tin hats everyone...
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