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    Things have changed in the last year, but prior...

    Things have changed in the last year, but prior to that let's just say that Lynx diplomacy was sometimes lacking.

    Microavionics understand that support is part of the product, and they are helpful...
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    I hear traffic service being refused due to...

    I hear traffic service being refused due to controller workload, and some have had narrow squeaks being summoned when the height being "transponded" wasn't accurate.
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    One of two reasons - as the coil warms up, the...

    One of two reasons - as the coil warms up, the resistance goes up, or because as things expand within the coil, the shorted turn that's doing the damage "unshorts". I think the reason the coils drop...
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    I agree with almost everything you say but I'm...

    I agree with almost everything you say but I'm going to pick up on the not taking measurements, which is the one way you'll avoid going down the wrong path. I'll also flag up that when ours was on...
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    So, an alternative view that is easy to check. ...

    So, an alternative view that is easy to check.

    It could be that the stator coil for one of your ignition systems is on the way out.

    Measure across the stator coils, get the figures from the...
  6. Thread: Insurance

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    Ray is right, by using the BHPA you can reduce...

    Ray is right, by using the BHPA you can reduce the cost of the third party element of your insurance.

    However, not all brokers will sell you hull only.
  7. Is this a rhetorical question? Once a year...

    Is this a rhetorical question?

    Once a year permit microlights in the UK must be inspected, by a BMAA inspector who is the knowledgeable person, and have to have a check flight filed with that...
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    Excellent news! Visited Old Sarum for the last...

    Excellent news! Visited Old Sarum for the last time last month.
  9. And it's obvious from your post that you are a...

    And it's obvious from your post that you are a checker, thorough and knowledgeable. What I'm querying is how things got into that state that you had to make such an intervention. you are alluding to...
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    I think you need to look at the various models...

    I think you need to look at the various models and see what works for you. I've flown the FoxCub, Peabee and Magic Laser.

    What I would warn you about is that flying a smaller aircraft with a...
  11. I'd love to know what people are doing on the...

    I'd love to know what people are doing on the annual check flights, if they are check flying or just copying last year's numbers across in the pub, and if they are measuring a static max RPM?
    ...
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    I looked at the eBay advert. The plane was at...

    I looked at the eBay advert. The plane was at Athey's, I bought a Skyranger there and flew it back to Kent with my syndicate partner.

    Turning to the eBay ad, I'm sure this was a permit aircraft...
  13. Agree with all points made but I'm simply...

    Agree with all points made but I'm simply reporting an exchange that took place.

    The information is evidence of prejudice, but the prejudice actually exists.
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    I think it's more the wing than the trike, with...

    I think it's more the wing than the trike, with SSDR/sub 70, the same trike can fly with multiple wings and vice-versa. I may have misunderstood you and just be nit-picking.



    It's not about...
  15. From a club member passing through Le Touquet...

    From a club member passing through Le Touquet yesterday:

    On arrival at Le Touquet I asked at the booking in desk if weight shift microlights were welcome at Le Touquet ?
    I was informed YES but...
  16. I'm not the one flying in... It does, big...

    I'm not the one flying in...



    It does, big time, thanks...
  17. Le Touquet and flex wings - background info?

    Seems like flex wings are not popular at Le Touquet, and there are rumours amongst les vaches Espagnoles of a ban.

    Can anyone in the know give some background? Is there a person at the FFPLUM we...
  18. Thread: Insurance

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    Fully comp about 675.

    Fully comp about 675.
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    Pretty sure it's a mod, if it was going to be...

    Pretty sure it's a mod, if it was going to be electric pump definitely so. Ergo an e-mail to Tech Office and mod paperwork to produce if it's not a standard minor mod.

    Before you do this just...
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    An interesting tale: ...

    An interesting tale:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX5Bz0_Yipc
  21. Yes, it's very good, and gives you more...

    Yes, it's very good, and gives you more opportunities. And that includes useful experiences posted here.
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    I'd like to think you were right and I wish you...

    I'd like to think you were right and I wish you were, but I suspect that there would be things for Section S to look at, like the different engine mount, firewall config, and a few other things. When...
  23. Again, beg to differ, all of the EU has a common...

    Again, beg to differ, all of the EU has a common standard for paragliders, which are also Annex I but it had to be negotiated. And it's voluntary, as there is no real money in regulating the cheapest...
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    Depends on the regime in place, I'm left with the...

    Depends on the regime in place, I'm left with the impression that the LAA aren't keen on upgrades but the vibe from the BMAA is that it might be possible. Skyranger might be good for 560, similar for...
  25. Can you identify the shackle in order to get an...

    Can you identify the shackle in order to get an easy ride through the orphan system?
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