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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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    Hello cliffm and welcome to the forum. I was...

    Hello cliffm and welcome to the forum.

    I was working in NE for a while recently but it's a sparsely populated place - didn't get much contact with ultralight flying.

    My earliest experience of...
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    Doesn't all this just show how precarious our...

    Doesn't all this just show how precarious our standard of living / way of living has always been? Even to eat we rely completely on various sorts of money being perceived as actually having a value....
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    Well, that's politics and devolution for you. ...

    Well, that's politics and devolution for you.

    Which part of the UK is the biggest engine of its wealth?

    Which part of its population is most needed to re-start the creation of UK wealth in this...
  7. Thread: Normality

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    People always want to behave normally, but other...

    People always want to behave normally, but other people who are more knowledgable than amateurs sometimes put limits on that. Quoting Martin:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...neral-aviation...
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    Normality

    Wake up grateful for a rest after a working week. A particular breakfast then a favourite programme.

    The local boot-sale with all of its usual characters and their usual dogs. Overhear priceless...
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    A long time ago I read that when you get to about...

    A long time ago I read that when you get to about 700 hours you become 'overconfident'. I'm at 750 and I haven't done much flying lately.
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    Good post! But my guess would be significantly...

    Good post! But my guess would be significantly different.
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    Especially for our simple, slow, wide-eyed...

    Especially for our simple, slow, wide-eyed aviation. I'm against techno-creep.
  12. I'm with Roger. Dead or DED recknoning was good...

    I'm with Roger. Dead or DED recknoning was good for Lancaster bombers but is almost useless for microlights. We and our non-gyro compasses get chucked about far too much.

    Understand it and its...
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    Your own handy navigation tricks?

    Early in my flying lessons the instructor mentioned the grass airfield we should be flying close to. "Can you see it?" I couldn't. I knew that it was large. Got increasingly despondant at my failure...
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    In the loft I've got an un-opened bottle of...

    In the loft I've got an un-opened bottle of Mandora Lime Cordial squash. I bought it from a boot-sale abt 28 years ago. According to the date code cut on the base of the label it was bottled a few...
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    Joan, if you were the sort who flies between...

    Joan, if you were the sort who flies between Eshott and Strathaven, or over that kind of landscape, or over water, you'd want the best chance of conacting D&D while you are in a fit state so to do....
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    This is looking to be an interesting thread. I...

    This is looking to be an interesting thread.

    I nearly went flying today; a tad too windy. My aircraft has recently been somewhat expensively returned to good flying condition; I'm keen to fly. My...
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    Thanks all, I checked the dual EGT as per the...

    Thanks all,

    I checked the dual EGT as per the Westach procedure and found the readings very slightly high. No point saying how much as it varies (non-linearly) across the scale.

    Yes, the the...
  18. Thread: Parachuting

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    It's not legal. The only thing you can drop from...

    It's not legal. The only thing you can drop from a microlight is water or fine sand - if I remember correctly.

    But that definitely does not mean it has not been done.
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    Begin Can of Worms: For what it's worth,...

    Begin Can of Worms:

    For what it's worth, Westach intend that the thermocouple senders have their proper supplied 'plug' connectors when used. This is because the crimp connection of the special...
  20. Thread: UK leaving EASA

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    Been following this on PPRuNe - Always a good...

    Been following this on PPRuNe - Always a good source of info.

    https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/630306-uk-leave-easa.html

    Some on there are incredulous.
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    Westach CHT EGT gauge - calibration currents?

    Anyone know the correct full scale currents for the typical gauges used with Rotax 2-strokes? Please form an orderly queue.

    While replacing the senders I checked the FSD current with a...
  22. Thread: QFU ?

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    Back in the day the pubs and clubs were heaving;...

    Back in the day the pubs and clubs were heaving; in my part of the world heaving with people who wouldn't say anything before doing. Be bloody careful as you passed by if you want to stay vertical. ...
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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 ...
  25. 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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