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    The sails are gone mostly because of UV, which...

    The sails are gone mostly because of UV, which won't have done the plastic much good... it may be why the OP's existing ones have failed, some plastic suffers badly...

    Flylight has gone to metal...
  2. I'm quite cynical about this method when I see...

    I'm quite cynical about this method when I see the scatter on the data... it relies on a steady wind, which in the lower atmosphere is a bit of an ask... as a PG pilot with my head out in the wind, I...
  3. Thanks for joining, it that machinery stuff on...

    Thanks for joining, it that machinery stuff on M2M on 2G?

    For low data requirements, like weather stations and mains loss alerts, tihs is brilliant as it's cheap, very low power consumption and...
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    Worth measuring the coils and the stator that...

    Worth measuring the coils and the stator that feeds them for resistance.

    When the stators develop the odd shorted turn they go low resistance. They then do not provide the coils with enough juice....
  5. Many thanks, the first para is already growing in...

    Many thanks, the first para is already growing in a spreadsheet, the second para is complete news to me so that's absolutely brilliant.

    I'll be on that over the next few weeks!!
  6. 912s have never been under the threat of...

    912s have never been under the threat of grounding by CASA...

    912s have been turbocharged. Can you imagine a turbocharged Jab? Be a good way of launching engine parts into low earth orbit.

    I'm...
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    Phone call to Flylight or JP-E in India?

    Phone call to Flylight or JP-E in India?
  8. Off grid - no power or landline Internet?

    I'm looking at an integrated power solution that might work with a number of devices in an off grid situation.

    This would be very helpful where we want to be able monitor airfields remotely.
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  9. Thread: Afors??

    by Randombloke
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    There are a number of cheap aircraft for sale...

    There are a number of cheap aircraft for sale that need mending in a big way.

    Thinking of a least one talented geezer who given time would have them all flying.
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    Exactly:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-IN-1-HD-USB-Type-C-Endoscope-Borescope-Snake-Inspect-Camera-for-Phone-Android/254685231528
  11. This is a brief but massive piece of wisdom....

    This is a brief but massive piece of wisdom. There are few things with simple and easy answers in flying. However, as Adrian says, care of the engine is paramount.



    Again, that's not frivolous....
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    The CAA conducted a trial a while back, and...

    The CAA conducted a trial a while back, and concluded that the uncertified stuff had the same or similar performance to the certified stuff. I haven't got the link to hand, but I've lifted this from...
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    Looks like the A.I.R. Atos wing. They have also...

    Looks like the A.I.R. Atos wing. They have also tried to incorporate the pilot in the wing, but most of the variants flying do so with trikes.

    https://www.air-atos.de/post/design-a-stunning-blog
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    The transponder also brings with it the luxury of...

    The transponder also brings with it the luxury of a phone call, and an invitation to attend an airspace awareness course at your own cost.



    You'll get into controlled airspace with just the...
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    Flying today in medium conditions. When...

    Flying today in medium conditions.

    When trimmed right back to to under 60mph, I can get some wallowing in broken or stronger lift. Above 65 it's good, above 70mph it's sharp, precise and needs...
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    How far North? Simon Worthington at Eccleston...

    How far North?

    Simon Worthington at Eccleston Aviation. He rocks!!!

    http://ecclestonaviation.co.uk/
  17. You're now getting close. To successfully fly...

    You're now getting close.

    To successfully fly a Jabiru engined aircraft, you need to be the sort of person who can answer this and similar questions and in fact all Jab questions with knowledge...
  18. Thread: Hi all

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    It's the training to use it that would need to be...

    It's the training to use it that would need to be good.

    There are a lot of incident reports with untrained pilots going VFR into IFR who thought it would be easy.

    It wasn't, and didn't end...
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    Paul Dewhurst is the man for this. He's forgotten...

    Paul Dewhurst is the man for this. He's forgotten more about the Skyranger than some of us will ever know...

    However, before we bother the oracle, let's look at the basics.

    What sort of weight...
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    It's not just paperwork, you'd need to do all the...

    It's not just paperwork, you'd need to do all the energy absorption calcs on the undercarriage again, plus a lot of load testing or evidencing for the higher load, if you were using a Quantum trike...
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    Yes, Rob said he was taking it to Spamfield...

    Yes, Rob said he was taking it to Spamfield yesterday, to be there today and tomorrow.



    Thinking about this, the topless wing will be heavier than the kingposted Q2 wing. The trike will still...
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    Usually you tighten the pull back bridle with a...

    Usually you tighten the pull back bridle with a pair of pulleys placed somewhere in its length, which can shorten it, or the pulleys are in parallel with the pull back bridle and achieve the same...
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    Those components are all lifed anyway. The...

    Those components are all lifed anyway.

    The best system is a HG or Air Création system that actually alters the wing sail tension for different speeds.

    The bungee system doesn't give a natural...
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    It's more than a subtle difference, it's how...

    It's more than a subtle difference, it's how they're going to trim it faster with the movable hang point, surely?



    It would have been tested to 472.5kg because you couldn't fly with it above...
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    Thanks, I've started populating it...

    Thanks, I've started populating it...
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