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    This is a sign that you are on the slope to...

    This is a sign that you are on the slope to retirement from flying. There was a time when nothing would have stopped you but, like all things, the allure gently slides into history, as one day we all...
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    If you are worried about landing in the sea I...

    If you are worried about landing in the sea I suggest you fit a BRS. This will bring you down in a level attitude abd give plenty of time to plan your orderly exit from the aircraft as once you have...
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    Not sure that I follow this arithmetic or logic...

    Not sure that I follow this arithmetic or logic as it suggests a 50 per cent risk which I don't think is right. You should be able to glide at least 8 miles from a mile high which means that only 5...
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    Saw on your blog that Headcorn is waterloged? Why...

    Saw on your blog that Headcorn is waterloged? Why do you need to go to Headcorn? You could go into Lydd which as hard runways or just fly straight to France

    William
  5. Thread: Fuel Drawback

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    I've only been over once but I used the service...

    I've only been over once but I used the service from the White Hill Farm club, where they do it all for you. They even provide fuel receipts if your a bit short.

    William
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    Fairly simple explanation I think. In Spain,...

    Fairly simple explanation I think. In Spain, microlights are not regarded as "proper aircraft" they are simply amusements for messing around in. So it is thought that for this sort of thing 1000 feet...
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    All this builds into a picture where there will...

    All this builds into a picture where there will be heavy discounts on the prices of second hand PM machines where sellers need to sell, not a bad thing to encourage further entry into the sport but...
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    I wonder if the BMAA has the right skills and...

    I wonder if the BMAA has the right skills and knowledge to deal with this sort of problem, i.e. the consequences of company failure and administration and the fact the administration can sometimes...
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    I wouldn't get too obsessed about the flying...

    I wouldn't get too obsessed about the flying characteristics of something like an Xair. They are very primitive and you shouldnt worry too much, providing they are pointing more or less in the right...
  10. Thread: Dacron paint?

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    I believe that in the USA it's not uncommon to...

    I believe that in the USA it's not uncommon to paint the Dacron on their ultralights. They use a paint which they call latex but in the UK this goes under the less glamorous name of emulsion. Does...
  11. But not the stall speed. It is right at the...

    But not the stall speed. It is right at the permissible stall limit (35knots) at 240kg, increase the MTOM and you will be in excess of the stall speed, and thereby ineligible for SSDR
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    Suggesting that it's down to mentality just isn't...

    Suggesting that it's down to mentality just isn't right and is a suggestion which plainly hasn't been thought through.

    UK strip owners are not short of customers, if they were then they would...
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    It's called market forces - same reason why you...

    It's called market forces - same reason why you can buy a reasonable house in France for EUR300,000 and the same thing could cost 1,000,000 here in Surrey.

    Landowners get what they can - there is...
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    Each time you fly, and don't want to use the...

    Each time you fly, and don't want to use the transponder, just switch it on and off a few times before turning to off. If challenged, obviously an electrical fault (you heard radio interference...
  15. Thread: HKS700 engine

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    I've struggled to get a comparison of costs of...

    I've struggled to get a comparison of costs of each engine - would appreciate points in the right direction.

    Debate or discussion? Does any one really mind?
  16. Thread: HKS700 engine

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    Pleased to resolve the 582/HKS/Merlin debate....

    Pleased to resolve the 582/HKS/Merlin debate. Also a good write up in MF this month.

    Not sure where this other stuff fits in - still looks like a dumbarse to me though.
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    My interest in the HKS only related to it's...

    My interest in the HKS only related to it's possible use is a Merlin SSDR.

    I have read the AAIBs report and can find no referance in it to the engine performance. There are however a lot of...
  18. Thread: HKS700 engine

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    Thanks, that's more or less what I heard - don't...

    Thanks, that's more or less what I heard - don't think you can really blame the engine for that
  19. Thread: HKS700 engine

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    If this is the one I think it is the main cause...

    If this is the one I think it is the main cause was incompetance and flying outside the envelop of the aircraft, which resulted in it crashing in to a house?
  20. Thread: HKS700 engine

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    Very grateful for your helpful reply John. I...

    Very grateful for your helpful reply John. I think that will settle it for me, I have been in touch with Graham but not discussed engines with him. I will go down to Kent and see him in the New Year....
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    Thanks, problem with the 582 for the Merlin SSDR...

    Thanks, problem with the 582 for the Merlin SSDR is that the (wing) tanks only hold <40 litres usable so very limited range - ? probably less than two hours with reasonable margin. Merlin is...
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    HKS700 engine

    Does anyone have any knowledge/experience of this engine?

    I know it had problems a few years ago. I'm thinking of buying a Merlin SSDR and installing instead of the usual 582

    Cheers William
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