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    https://earthxbatteries.com/engine-c...hium-batter...

    https://earthxbatteries.com/engine-c...hium-batteries

    That article has some oversimplifications and some downright errors. All the same it's a bloody good attempt to demystify the subject.
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    A few years back I needed to cut some clear...

    A few years back I needed to cut some clear plastic sheet material for an R&D project. We had a kind of powered "RS" small modellers jigsaw. Ran it at a reduced voltage/speed from a bench power...
  3. Thread: Murphy Maverick

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    Francis is Chief Mother Hen and honourary...

    Francis is Chief Mother Hen and honourary engineering worrier of the LAA. In the true British tradition he seems to like back-ups to the back-ups as in the enlarged and doubled-up elevator Teleflex...
  4. Thread: Rotax 503 EGTs

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    On my forced-air cooled single carbed twin EGT...

    On my forced-air cooled single carbed twin EGT probed points ignition 503 Minimax? Always.

    Even after setting the points ignitions 'bang' on.
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    Yes, cooling is CHT not EGT. Is the carb canted...

    Yes, cooling is CHT not EGT.
    Is the carb canted / slanted? It should be perpendicular to the engine and not necessarily anything else. If canted it will feed one cylinder more than the other.
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    A six inch ground-plane or bigger is fine for...

    A six inch ground-plane or bigger is fine for where the transponder operates - just over 1000MHz. T shape should work but X shape or even a continuous disc or plate would be better for an equal range...
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    He sniffs out the 'dangly bits' in the aircraft's...

    He sniffs out the 'dangly bits' in the aircraft's paperwork.
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    I know several people who do, one of whom is a...

    I know several people who do, one of whom is a BMAA permit inspector.

    In this country, if there's no law against it you can do it. Despite the fact that the Air Navigation Order starts with the...
  9. Thread: Flight height

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    The usual instrument fitted is a VSI vertical...

    The usual instrument fitted is a VSI vertical speed indictor. Good for showing trends in climb or descent but a very sluggish instrument. How it works will be in your favourite PPL text book

    What...
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    Bit of thread drift here but still along the...

    Bit of thread drift here but still along the lines of the benefit of someone looking over your shoulder.

    Long time ago bought a Chaser. Loved it from the start. An instructor was invited to fly it...
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    Hello Sean I know nothing of GA procedures. I...

    Hello Sean I know nothing of GA procedures.

    I believe a person can remove and re-fit a wing on eg a C42 microlight provided the work is entered into the log and is signed off by a second person...
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    Microlights are not serviced like other vehicles....

    Microlights are not serviced like other vehicles. Everything is checked continuously by the user. Some aspects of the checking can be delegated but are still the responsibility of the user. The...
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    ...and definitely for blow pipes. How about...

    ...and definitely for blow pipes.

    How about this for an idea; a knowledgeable person must check over the aircraft once a year to audit the average person's maintenence handywork, and as a back up...
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    Genuine answer: high enough to stop my botty...

    Genuine answer: high enough to stop my botty clenching.

    Over very good ground and flying into wind that might be 600 feet or lower. Usually at least 1000 feet. But my eye on the bottle-vario VSI...
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    Your Randomness, you can sleep peacefully in your...

    Your Randomness, you can sleep peacefully in your bed. It was a check flight wot started it.

    Back in the day I always bought the highest performance cars I could afford. First thing: do that...
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    Are you getting the climb rate you expect?

    If not, the problem may be as simple as your throttle control(s) not opening the throttle fully.

    Just seen three examples of that on two aircraft.

    On one weightshift both the hand and the foot...
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    The trike can handle turbulence. Can you?

    The trike can handle turbulence.

    Can you?
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    Netherthorpe has been PPR by phone for abt 10...

    Netherthorpe has been PPR by phone for abt 10 years. In abt the last year or so they sudenly became very strict on it. Change of management?

    It's the shortest licenced airfield in the UK and there...
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    The next hangar down from yours! Headon.

    The next hangar down from yours!

    Headon.
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    Flying is good for you

    How abt some local formation flying with the Minimax tomorrow?

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    Not that simple, as has been said. It's down...

    Not that simple, as has been said.

    It's down to how correctly an engine is cooled in the aircraft it finds itself in.
    How well it's maintained.
    How much work has gone into looking at how it...
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    Sticky: On topic and also a shameless plug: ...

    On topic and also a shameless plug:

    https://afors.com/aircraftView/47093

    I didn't know what I had salted away until today. Airspeed operated flight timer instrument.
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    Bob, I've had three MiniMaxs all with the...

    Bob, I've had three MiniMaxs all with the standard rod steering system. Had the current aircraft for more than 10 years. To be honest the tail-wheel structure on my current one is not brilliant and...
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    From the AAIB report: "... A lack of climb...

    From the AAIB report: "... A lack of climb performance lead to this belief. ... "

    Hardly surprising then.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_paragliding...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_paragliding

    By microlight standards these aircraft fly at a fixed and fairly slow speed but are very portable.
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