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  1. Jodel ( or any other type ) fly-in. St Omer France.

    This is a good one to do. It's only about 20 min's inland from Calais, On August Bank Holiday weekend. Search for 'Aero Club de St Omer'.
    There are about 5 aircraft going from Belle Vue in Devon...
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    Escapade 912 oil problem !

    I have a problem with my 912 blowing oil out of the oil tank overflow. The aeroplane has a non standard oil tank which is common with all Escapade 912 aircraft. The problem is that the oil blows out...
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    I was taught that there are 3 things vitally...

    I was taught that there are 3 things vitally important to safe flight........................Airspeed, airspeed and airspeed !

    On another note.............The last turn onto final ( especially...
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    Hi Andy, I will probably be going. Though from...

    Hi Andy,

    I will probably be going. Though from my home strip, the flight is just over 40 nm. I fly an Escapade 912 which cruises best economically at just over 80 kts. As I'm not far away, I go...
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    Poll: I used to have a 462 Gemini Flash 2. My...

    I used to have a 462 Gemini Flash 2. My instructor wouldn't let me solo in it ubtil he had taught me how they perform in a stall with a little bank on.
    Inboard tip wants to go under the trike !...
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    I intend to go to Popham Sunday, after spending...

    I intend to go to Popham Sunday, after spending Saturday re-fitting my port main wheel after fitting new bearings.

    Maybe see you there.
  7. Thread: Popham

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    Excellent, love it !

    Excellent, love it !
  8. Thread: Popham

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    I'm going on Saturday in the car, because my...

    I'm going on Saturday in the car, because my plane is U/S at present. Might stay over. It's an estate, so I can stretch out in the back and not get cold.

    The age old problem though, is that...
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    Microlighters forum.

    Is that forum dead now or is it a re-occuring problem ?

    Just wondered.


    Clive.
  10. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    Yes Andy, my serial no: is 1920. Though...

    Yes Andy, my serial no: is 1920. Though everything points towards a valve failure at present. I'll remove the engine next week and bring it home. In my workshop I can whip the head off the affected...
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    Not yet Rick, but I will take some. My strip is...

    Not yet Rick, but I will take some.
    My strip is ten miles away so haven't been back since we retrieved 'DE.
    Interestingly, I have read two adverts for Jabs going for spares, because both of them...
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    How lovely my Jab engine sounded last Sunday, as...

    How lovely my Jab engine sounded last Sunday, as I settled into a relaxed cruise after leaving Popham to fly home. What a nice day to fly. Clear blue sky, great vis.
    Not long after passing Lasham,...
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    First Russ, Jab have sorted the head problems...

    First Russ, Jab have sorted the head problems some time ago, along with flywheel bolts and through bolts.
    Secondly, as a school aircraft, why hadn't the compression drop been picked up at lower...
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    Andy, It always seems to be the same :- " I...

    Andy,

    It always seems to be the same :- " I heard of a chap who had terrible trouble with a Jab " or " Jab's are always going bang ", blah blah blah !

    Never horror stories from Jab owners. Yes...
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    You can get them in multi packs from Ebay. That's...

    You can get them in multi packs from Ebay. That's what I've done up to now. I have changed tack though.
    I have a battery powered CO detector, which as I have tested and is easily audible over engine...
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    Oops ! Popham bash is tomorrow, Sunday 12th

    Oops ! Popham bash is tomorrow, Sunday 12th
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    Popham End of Season fly-in.

    Just a one day thing. I'm aiming to get there for about 1200hrs. Anyone else ?


    Clive.
  18. Thread: STOL or wot

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    Sean, Always service your engine at correct...

    Sean,

    Always service your engine at correct intervals, exactly as Jab say. Don't cruise for prolonged periods at low rpm. Don't leave the plane standing for long periods. Have your oil cooler...
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    Ah, so that was you with the jerry can who we...

    Ah, so that was you with the jerry can who we walked though the truck park with then ?


    I almost missed the turning, although I've been doing that walk since 2002 !
    I was wearing a loud red 'T'...
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    I hedged my bets by registering for Spamfield and...

    I hedged my bets by registering for Spamfield and another great fly-in. There has been hardly any email traffic about Spamfield, so I'll probably go to St Omer instead. I know for sure that's a good...
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    Poll: Well done Brian ! You're establishing...

    Well done Brian !

    You're establishing yourself as a real micky, I mean piccy taker !;)

    Where are today's stills then ?
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    Note to self.......................Read text...

    Note to self.......................Read text before pressing send button. Sorry !
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    When I built my Escapade I fitted a glass type...

    When I built my Escapade I fitted a glass type filter. The reason was because I thought that as I can see clearly into it, I will see any nasty particles which are inside it.
    I didn't know then,...
  24. Hi Phil, The way I pack my plane is to open...

    Hi Phil,

    The way I pack my plane is to open the door, pull the seat back forwards and throw everything in the back. Tent, deck chair clothes, sleeping gear, gazeebo etc etc etc !
    Thats one of...
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    Unjustified ? Hmmmmm. I would suggest that...

    Unjustified ? Hmmmmm.

    I would suggest that you try and have a go in both the Rans and the Twinstar and make your own decision. Only you know which you will like best to suit you.
    The Rans will...
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