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    Hi Bob, I have used SH232s on all kinds of...

    Hi Bob, I have used SH232s on all kinds of motorcycles for many years. Apart from the occasional failure due to abuse, they are basic but robust and reliable units.
    The unithas internally 6 diodes...
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    The (Bailey 175) motor and frame went in the...

    The (Bailey 175) motor and frame went in the passenger seat. The cage quarters went behind the seats and the wing went in the boot. It was a tight squeeze and would have been easier to shift it on...
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    Can I recommend a paramotor? It depends what you...

    Can I recommend a paramotor? It depends what you want. I flew one for several years before I decided to go the microlight route. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I found the weather envelope was too...
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    Joan, it's like this: When a daddy spanner and a...

    Joan, it's like this: When a daddy spanner and a mummy spanner love each other very much.....
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    I've had motorcycle magnetos that do exactly the...

    I've had motorcycle magnetos that do exactly the same thing. Sometimes they are a bugger to get going, but perform faultlessly when warmed up, other times they start the engine at first prod, then...
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    Jetlag, the symptoms suggest that one of the...

    Jetlag, the symptoms suggest that one of the stator coils is producing significantly lower voltage than the other. It is quite possible that both are still producing enough to keep sparking at the...
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    Paramotor. The greatest restriction to...

    Paramotor.
    The greatest restriction to visibility was my size 11 boots, but fortunately they are mounted on the ends of movable legs (or retractable undercarriage as someone once said).
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    It is quite possible for the tachometer to show a...

    It is quite possible for the tachometer to show a stator problem before it has a significant effect on the engine.

    There are two types of electrical tachometer, digital and analogue (in operation,...
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    Hi nezrobiso, Yes, that would be a problem....

    Hi nezrobiso,

    Yes, that would be a problem. The whole purpose of the mag drop check is to ensure that both ignition systems are working properly.
    Your TADS will have maximum rpm drop figures. If...
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    In the UK, you should have the landowners...

    In the UK, you should have the landowners permission to take off from any land. Legally, you can land anywhere in an emergency, such as an 'overheating engine' (ahem).
    Note that most 'common land'...
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    Ha! No - something of a bone of contention. See...

    Ha!
    No - something of a bone of contention. See discussions elsewhere on this and other fora.
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    Hi Dave and welcome to the group. If your goal...

    Hi Dave and welcome to the group.
    If your goal is to achieve your license inside a year, you may have to do some of the training abroad. This depends on the combination of your available time, your...
  13. Sean, I think the point here is that the check...

    Sean, I think the point here is that the check pilot and service engineer are one and the same. Most of us carry out our own routine servicing and many of us will pilot our own check flights.
    If all...
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    Doesn't the council's authority end at the high...

    Doesn't the council's authority end at the high water mark?
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    It is possible to take the doors off (requires...

    It is possible to take the doors off (requires spanners), but I don't see why you would want to reduce the protection of the cockpit interior.

    This company offers covers:...
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    Don't forget to cover the engine. I have evidence...

    Don't forget to cover the engine. I have evidence to show that a Jabiru stored outside uncovered will accumulate water in the exhausts which will eventually reach the cylinders.
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    Milden is on UKGA ...

    Milden is on UKGA https://ukga.com/airfield/milden with a contact phone number, but the location on google maps...
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    The Venture was the cadet training version of ...

    The Venture was the cadet training version of the Slingsby Type 61 Falke, which in turn was a licence-built version of the Scheibe SF 25B.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingsby_Falke
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    Touché on the gender stereotyping!

    Touché on the gender stereotyping!
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    Looks almost too good to be true.

    Looks almost too good to be true.
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    No. Initiating a spin is considered to be...

    No. Initiating a spin is considered to be aerobatic.
    You will initiate stalls and be shown how to prevent a stall from becoming a spin, but that's as far as it goes.
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    No. No microlight aircraft are certified as aero...

    No. No microlight aircraft are certified as aero capable.
    That doesn't mean that if you manage to get a Thruster into a spin it will all go horribly wrong. It means that it is not permitted to...
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    Hi Thomas and welcome to the group. How much of...

    Hi Thomas and welcome to the group.
    How much of an issue would it be for you to reduce your weight to 90kg? I'm assuming yo're not 6'6" tall (?) so there would be other benefits.
    28kg is a lot of...
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    I just suggest to my wife that she goes into the...

    I just suggest to my wife that she goes into the garage and checks the oil and tyre pressures on her bike. That gives me four hours clear.
    :shhh:
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    Antoni, As I said, this may be true for some, or...

    Antoni,
    As I said, this may be true for some, or even most people.
    I wouldn't consider the memory of earlier experience as magic. It's empirical evidence.
    As an engineer, I understand the creation...
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