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  1. That sounds something like the old Zaon XRX...

    That sounds something like the old Zaon XRX (or the simple MRX). Pity they were expensive and (mine, at least) unreliable.
  2. :lettersrofl: It wasn't that bad! ...

    :lettersrofl:

    It wasn't that bad!

    :kisscheek:
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    Of course for pilots who learn on SSEA (or...

    Of course for pilots who learn on SSEA (or heavier) there is also the Microlight upgrade available. :flying:

    I suspect SSEA will remain as a separate UK NPPL rating because that goes up to 2 ton...
  4. Distracting wind-up; unnecessary :shhh: ...

    Distracting wind-up; unnecessary :shhh:



    Anyway, the request was to discuss this new entry to the market rather than to rehash old arguments about the present incumbents. None, not one,...
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    I see in MF that BMAA are proposing (or likely...

    I see in MF that BMAA are proposing (or likely to) that some conversion training will be required for pilots with only experience in current (35kt stall) microlights if they wish to fly the...
  6. Self contained - ADSB receiver and traffic indicator (Paradar)

    Being discussed on Flyer forum [here]

    It's a small, lightweight, simple and self-contained ADSB receiver. I wonder what people think of it as a situational awareness support for the light end of...
  7. Thread: Intro

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    The variety of aircraft does not limit itself to...

    The variety of aircraft does not limit itself to the 3-axis/flexwing dichotomy. There is also the range of weights from sub-70kg airframe weight to (soon to be) 600kg max overall weight, or speed...
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    Don't forget, too, that microlighting covers a...

    Don't forget, too, that microlighting covers a very broad range of aircraft. Many schools fly the bigger, heavier aircraft because of the economics, but those economics don't necessarily apply to a...
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    PMed - hope it helps

    PMed - hope it helps
  10. Thread: Intro

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    Welcome to the forum. For UK microlghting the...

    Welcome to the forum. For UK microlghting the best place to start is with the BMAA - https://www.bmaa.org/

    You join us at an interesting time.
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    That's a bit strong, surely - "a bit unfair"...

    That's a bit strong, surely - "a bit unfair" would seem more appropriate.
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    I wonder when we'll see the first 600kg flexwing...

    I wonder when we'll see the first 600kg flexwing :devil:
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    That's brave. Easier and safer, surely, to check...

    That's brave. Easier and safer, surely, to check it out on Google satellite view, then find the owner and ask to walk the runway. Check surroundings too.

    Halibut, have you considered asking about...
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    I recall being told by Derek Brunt (Plaistows)...

    I recall being told by Derek Brunt (Plaistows) about the time he was accompanying an XL (I think) on a cross country jaunt not long after he'd started flying his BanBi. He said it took him a while...
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    Sorry everybody - we seem to be heading for a...

    Sorry everybody - we seem to be heading for a nostalgiafest :oldtimer:
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    What’s your ideal microlight?

    I was asked this off the forum and thought it would be a good one to put up here to chat about as I don't think it's been discussed for a while.

    My list would start with "one I can afford", but...
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    Ah, how expectations change! I recall when the...

    Ah, how expectations change! I recall when the computer systems company I used to work for proudly proclaimed they'e installed BT's latest 'always on' 2Mb/s Megastream to service their whole London...
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    Cirrus, not surprisingly, deny that. They do,...

    Cirrus, not surprisingly, deny that. They do, however, recommend the parachute over an 'off-airport' landing.

    Ref: http://www.whycirrus.com/engineering/stall-spin.aspx
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    Serves them right for not using a Rotax...

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    Serves them right for not using a Rotax 912 - they never fail in flight.
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    Glad to read they had no serious injuries.
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    BMAA has guidance on batteries to replace...

    BMAA has guidance on batteries to replace Lead/acid.

    See SMM TIL117 [here]
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    I suppose we could loop the thread back to [here...

    I suppose we could loop the thread back to [here].

    There's a through non-microlight discussion of the topic on Pprune from a few years back.

    Most crossing will be uneventful. It's the rest that...
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    I've never looked at a Minimax in detail. Looking...

    I've never looked at a Minimax in detail. Looking now at photos; yes the rudder (needed for crosswind work, of course) looks relatively small compared to, say, that of a Thruster. I also notice in...
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    Good point. I think the requirement for a...

    Good point. I think the requirement for a microlight POH comes through BCAR section S. The BMAA's SSDR Handbook doesn't say one is needed.

    I would imagine the designer of a one-off might have a...
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    Hi Laurent, I'm not an aeromechanical engineer...

    Hi Laurent,
    I'm not an aeromechanical engineer so I can't give the full detai but I have been around quite a while. lMy query is about loading the bolt thread rather than the bolt itself.

    The UK...
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    As I understand it from an long-ago reading of...

    As I understand it from an long-ago reading of Darrol Stinton's excellent book on Flight Testing, the designer calculates the crosswind limit(s), but the POH contains the most the test pilot has...
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