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    I fly a weightshift Microlight and I am based in...

    I fly a weightshift Microlight and I am based in Navan. I originally trained in Kernan Aviation in Tandragee and flew 3-Axis aircraft for a few years. I then converted over to Weightshift and did my...
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    Hoping to get up for an hour or 2 on Sunday...

    Hoping to get up for an hour or 2 on Sunday morning.

    Damien
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    My biggest obstacle to flying is all year round,...

    My biggest obstacle to flying is all year round, family, work and weather. I love when the stars align and I can get away. During the summer I tend to get away for the day, flying 4-6 hours and doing...
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    I usually fly anywhere between 1,000 to 3,000...

    I usually fly anywhere between 1,000 to 3,000 feet. Although I do sometimes when on a longer spin like to climb up above the broken clouds to around 5,000 ft so as to stay above some turbulence.
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    https://www.eaa.org/Videos/Hints-for-Homebuilders/...

    https://www.eaa.org/Videos/Hints-for-Homebuilders/Firewall-Forward/6031540783001#.XURLEf8F74M.link

    You used to be able to view this video a few years ago. I think it is now blocked and only...
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    Yes I hope all works out well. Perhaps the new...

    Yes I hope all works out well. Perhaps the new care taker in the UK can get spares moving again soon. I think it is a great idea to concentrate on producing the QuikR, GT450 and Quantum. The upgrades...
  7. Thread: Newbie

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    Warning. It's addictive and takes over your life....

    Warning. It's addictive and takes over your life. It's whats known as a consuming passion. Unfortunately Family, work and weather get in the way, pulling you back down to earth. But you'll learn all...
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    Congratulations. It will be beautiful once done...

    Congratulations. It will be beautiful once done up. Nothing a good wash and some TLC can't sort out. Looking forward to seeing the finished result. It is lovely to bring the Classics out and get them...
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    If money was no option and I wanted a gorgeous...

    If money was no option and I wanted a gorgeous Airplane which would be great fun I would buy a Thruster TST. It not only depends on your wallet but your circumstances. There would be no point in me...
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    Hello, I have had the pleasure of owning 4...

    Hello,

    I have had the pleasure of owning 4 Aircraft so far. 2 x 3-Axis and 2 x Weightshift. My first was an X-Air with a silver top 582. It was a great first aircraft, I flew it for almost 100...
  11. Thread: 8.33 radios

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    Hi Roger, I had a Panel Mounted funke in my...

    Hi Roger,

    I had a Panel Mounted funke in my Skyranger when I had it a few years ago. It was a really nice piece of kit and great for touring. You could be on a channel and have the next channel...
  12. Hi, Below are the improvements made to the Q2...

    Hi,

    Below are the improvements made to the Q2 wing as part of the Quantum Leap upgrades.

    Hang point moved forward, Trailing edge strap, Batten profile amended - 70mph calibrated trim speed – an...
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    Congratulations and very well done on your...

    Congratulations and very well done on your successful dead stick landing. I once nursed a 582 X-Air home following a bout of pretty bad carb icing. Thankfully the engine didn't die, but I was losing...
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    Well done Nigel for posting and thankfully all...

    Well done Nigel for posting and thankfully all was OK as a result. It will be a pain spending money for a new prop blade but happy to hear your OK.

    I do my own maintenance and checks. And I take...
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    If the instructor is free to teach mid-week that...

    If the instructor is free to teach mid-week that would be perfect. Then you will not have to compete for time when everyone else sees a weather window over the weekend. When I was finishing off my...
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    This might sound really stupid. But I always...

    This might sound really stupid. But I always found that consistency in relation to landing and to consistently always have a good landing is to try not to land. When you get set up on the centre line...
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    Well done. Great Video's. Brings all back, I was...

    Well done. Great Video's. Brings all back, I was in the middle of it 14 years ago. Enjoy the rest of your training, it's an amazing journey.

    Damien
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    Nice, Thanks for sharing Roger. Some really...

    Nice,

    Thanks for sharing Roger. Some really interesting Airfields there. I had my last flight of 2018 towards the end of November. I got out yesterday for the first flight of 2019. Just some local...
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    Hello Gordon, I use the grips which are used...

    Hello Gordon,

    I use the grips which are used on Cricket Bats or Hockey Sticks. Probably similar to whats aleady on your base bar already. The grips are available in almost any colour you want and...
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    If I was in your shoes and looking for a fun...

    If I was in your shoes and looking for a fun machine in that price bracket for around 100 hours before moving onto something fancier, Id be looking at a Thruster TST or T300. Personally if I was...
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    Thanks Martin, Ooooppppsssss. All these years and...

    Thanks Martin, Ooooppppsssss. All these years and only now realise why spell check was putting red lines under my error. Hangar it is. And no red line anymore. Don't apologise, I'm actually genuinely...
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    I was paying 1,000 per year in my first...

    I was paying 1,000 per year in my first Hangerage arrangement. It was a lovely Farm Strip, 500 meters grass, Hangers were good, one aircraft per bay so you had direct access to the door and could...
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    I was sent the video over the weekend as a...

    I was sent the video over the weekend as a Whatsapp message. Scary scary stuff. 8 million hits on youtube, in 1 week, wow. Glad that man survived to tell the tale.

    Damien
  24. I got a pair of Canadian Snow Mobile racing...

    I got a pair of Canadian Snow Mobile racing gloves during the summer. They are wind and water proof, made of leather and are 3 fingered, so I look like the Penguin when wearing them. I got them...
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    Cheers guys. Thanks for the replies. I'll...

    Cheers guys. Thanks for the replies. I'll probably go with the Icom A6 for convenience. Good to know I will not have to shell out for a new Flycom Intercom as well.

    Damien
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