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  1. How microlighting's changed! Time was that...

    How microlighting's changed! Time was that deadstick landings were commonplace, eh? Even this forum has/had a rescue contact list and we even have the deadstick award....
  2. I thought Aussies would swear by anything :-o ...

    I thought Aussies would swear by anything :-o

    Anyhow back to the OP, Jabirus are cheaper to buy than Rotax 912s; Jabirus are lighter than Rotax 912s; early Jabiru designs had well-publicised...
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    And there's me thinking it was an engineering...

    And there's me thinking it was an engineering onomatopoeia akin to 'squawk' dating back to the early days of IFF.
  4. Thread: Hi all

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    Wow, that's through the darkness and out the...

    Wow, that's through the darkness and out the other side into a different world!
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    I suppose another point to ponder is what roll...

    I suppose another point to ponder is what roll rate you actually need to cope with your local thermals and mountain winds. Maybe its more than we in the UK are used to experiencing!
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    You might find David Cook's book...

    You might find David Cook's book an interesting read. There was a period (quite a long one) during which the CAA seemed determined to crush microlight manufacturers in the UK. A brief summary of the...
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    We have a scanned copy of the manual for a Type...

    We have a scanned copy of the manual for a Type 48/2-stroke for a Rotax 503. It gives the same final torque values on the M8 bolts as Gentreau's link (15Nm).

    It's probably no additional help,...
  8. Thread: Hi all

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    Welcome to the Forum. How far to the dark...

    Welcome to the Forum.

    How far to the dark side have you come? Full pipe-n-slippers or open cockpit? Taildragger? Biplane?

    :smiley-vault-charac
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    Bonjour... and welcome to this forum.

    Bonjour... and welcome to this forum.
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    Even then, I understand he got some ideas from...

    Even then, I understand he got some ideas from Volmer Jensen's work - the use of fibrelam(?) as a structural material was an innovation., I believe.
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    Technically, Mrs Rogallo. Gertrude was the lead...

    Technically, Mrs Rogallo. Gertrude was the lead author on the original patents for the flexible wing; "G. S. Rogallo et al".
    :neener:
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    I reckon they're all a rip-off of the Piper...

    I reckon they're all a rip-off of the Piper Tripacer.
    :evil:
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    It was argued, I understand, that if you apply...

    It was argued, I understand, that if you apply the same design constraints to the same problem you'll usually end up with the same solution.

    The Clipper came after the SLA Exec, by the way: BM74 v...
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    I believe the design rights are now held by TLAC...

    I believe the design rights are now held by TLAC
    https://www.g-tlac.com/clipper/
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    I take it you found it worth the wait? Welcome,...

    I take it you found it worth the wait?
    Welcome, at last, to our sport.
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    Reminds me of an anecdote in Jean Batten's...

    Reminds me of an anecdote in Jean Batten's description of her preparations for the transatlantic leg of her England to Brazil record-breaking solo flight. She was trying to minimise the weight and...
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    Sticky: ... and it seems so few consciously ask...

    ... and it seems so few consciously ask themselves "could I land there?" when flying over inhospitable terrain.

    Interestingly too, the old overstressed single-ignition 2-stroke engines were...
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    Do you mean 'spars' or 'struts'? To be...

    Do you mean 'spars' or 'struts'?

    To be honest, microlights of the Thruster era were not designed to carry baggage. That said, the creativity of mankind seems boundless (until you read BCAR-S :-o)...
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    Do bear in mind that Propellerhead is describing...

    Do bear in mind that Propellerhead is describing what the author encountered in the 1990s. Back then the Thruster TST was the go to weapon of choice for most 3-axis microlight schools. The...
  20. I think that's a bit harsh. There are some valid...

    I think that's a bit harsh. There are some valid comments on the PPRune thread... and it is in the Military Aviation section, so some pomposity goes with the territory, surely.
  21. Another interesting (depending on your point of...

    Another interesting (depending on your point of view) discussion has bubbled up on the Military Aviation section (yes, really) of PPRune.
    [here]

    Some of it gets rather esoteric, but hey. I hold...
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    You probably know a lot of this but you might...

    You probably know a lot of this but you might find something useful in this technical leaflet from the LAA.

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TL 3.26 Issue 2
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    Martin, agreed, I never got to like the AX2000...

    Martin, agreed, I never got to like the AX2000 either, but some people did.
    AX2000 engine vs climb performance from the TADS
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    I only flew an HKS one and found that if the slip ball wasn't...
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    Martin, I don't think it's old wives stories,...

    Martin,
    I don't think it's old wives stories, but I also think it takes longer to deteriorate to the point where microlights won't run properly on it than the forums rumour mills would have you...
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