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    Oh, the petty bureaucracy of it! :-D

    Oh, the petty bureaucracy of it!
    :-D
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    There's a thorough description of fuse tubes in...

    There's a thorough description of fuse tubes in microlight design [here]. I put it in a different thread to avoid drifting way out on this one about houses near airfields.
  3. Thought I'd bump this thread to give a link to a...

    Thought I'd bump this thread to give a link to a thorough review of fuse-tube microlights by erstwhile BMAA CTO Guy Gratton. Why? The topic came up in a recent discussion about something else, here.
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    For an impression of the atmosphere at Monewdon,...

    For an impression of the atmosphere at Monewdon, which seems good, go to Ginge's article in the Dec19 MF.

    Another one you could try is Shipmeadow. I've not been there but did have a brief email...
  5. Since they've moved the AGM to Popham weekend, I...

    Since they've moved the AGM to Popham weekend, I suspect it is.

    Pity really because it provided something for the dull months and was far less weather dependent than a fly-in location. IIRC it...
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    I'm thinking as a customer, it's nice to be able...

    I'm thinking as a customer, it's nice to be able to have a UK factory, but it doesn't trouble me if we don't.
    There's plenty of competition for SSDR pilots' money.
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    Trev, Most aircraft (even Cessnas, Europas or...

    Trev,
    Most aircraft (even Cessnas, Europas or even A380) cannot carry full fuel and full cabin/cargo load! Microlights were different under the initial version of BCAR-S. It was subsequently amended...
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    There are hidden benefits in microlights for...

    There are hidden benefits in microlights for some, eg. accepted, generally, to fly in countries across the Channel, not so with SSEA; allowed to hire (factory built) microlights; not so SSEA; allowed...
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    Unless rules changed recently, differences...

    Unless rules changed recently, differences training required for multi-engine microlights and a seamanship rating (or some such) is required for floats or flying boat. It's a rare enough...
  10. Given the state of regulations these days, that's...

    Given the state of regulations these days, that's an easy thing to do.

    Edit: Ooh! I've just noticed there are two separate consultations; one for 'aeroplanes' & one for 'microlights'. I always...
  11. There was never a formally organised forum...

    There was never a formally organised forum get-together.

    Popham microlight trade show and BMAA SSDR Rally at Enstone are logical events - we used to meet each other at the BMAA-organised Flying...
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    Most Shadows have dual controls. I disliked the...

    Most Shadows have dual controls. I disliked the back seat of a Shadow enough to refuse to instruct in them. I loved the front seat though.

    I only had a few hours in them and never really got to...
  13. On the other hand, the rules have already changed...

    On the other hand, the rules have already changed such that part owners may now get initial training in an amateur built aircraft even if they are not all connected by family relationship. The...
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    Paul, Very true, but be careful not to conflate...

    Paul,
    Very true, but be careful not to conflate engine performance and airframe drag. 2-strokes have advantages in many cases but fuel consupmption does indeed go up rapidly at higher power...
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    Ah, so about 70kt :smileyvault-super: Martin,...

    Ah, so about 70kt :smileyvault-super:

    Martin, what's your go-places cruise in your Thruster Sprint? I did 65kt (75mph) in my flatback/jab edition though 55kt (65mph) was more economical by the...
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    OK they're already in the paper recycling bag,...

    OK they're already in the paper recycling bag, but I have a collection of many (most?) copies of MF between about 2005 and 2012. Conditin - various. Recycle collection is first Saturday in 2020. If...
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    If we all take that attitude then 'they'...

    If we all take that attitude then 'they' definitely will get their own way.
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    Anybody? ...

    Anybody?

    ...
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    Oh I'm on a roll here :smileyvault-super: Lynx...

    Oh I'm on a roll here :smileyvault-super:

    Lynx Micro G2 Headset refurbished with:
    - New coiled lead
    - new gel earseals
    - new microphone foam muff

    This headset was used regularly until two or...
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    Just found another box... In case someone's...

    Just found another box...

    In case someone's interested, I've got some old well-used South England and Wales 500k CAA charts. ... binned

    Oh, and bump on the the leather gloves. They're still...
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    Not offended; just questioning your reasoning -...

    Not offended; just questioning your reasoning - if it's simply "as I see it", that'll do fine.



    Nothing if the aircraft structure is up to it, but it can put high loads on the tail structrure....
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    That's probably due to a shallower rigging angle...

    That's probably due to a shallower rigging angle which means you reach three-point attitude at a slightly higher airspeed without needing to have the stick fully back. On the TST or T300...
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    I can imagine some differences: central sitting...

    I can imagine some differences: central sitting position, flaps, low engine position, aileron yaw (or lack of); but "Totally different"? Do tell.
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    Oh dear, that is just a splat of insults. Your...

    Oh dear, that is just a splat of insults. Your normal posts are usually much more helpful.

    However...

    Writing as a non-owner who saw one of the type at Popham years ago and is now just using...
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    Aah, Schrödinger's lottery. The trouble is that...

    Aah, Schrödinger's lottery. The trouble is that the probability function for the ticket's eventual winningness is heaviliy skewed towards zero.
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