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    My understanding is that the Key West regulator...

    My understanding is that the Key West regulator IS still manufactured and IS still available, although probably not by the original company....
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    if it helps, I used a LiFePO4 on my 503 DCDI...

    if it helps, I used a LiFePO4 on my 503 DCDI Shadow for some 5 years (I think) using the Key West regulator without any problems at all..... just be aware that in freezing weather LiFePO4s need to...
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    I assdume you are fitting a LiFePo4 battery and...

    I assdume you are fitting a LiFePo4 battery and not a Lithium Ion.... short answer is yes... and I would recomend the "Key West" regulator and not the early
    Rotax reulators which do generate high...
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    You probably needed to download the "Waypoints"...

    You probably needed to download the "Waypoints" file for the relevant country. (UK no idea after Brexit!!)
    https://www.xcsoar.org/download/waypoints/
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    Or you could use XC Soar which, although...

    Or you could use XC Soar which, although primarily aimed at the gliding fraternity, I have been using for about 15 years... and it is FREEEEEEEE and I am MEAN!!!

    https://www.xcsoar.org/download/
    ...
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    I have also used Heavy duty "Gilbow" type metal...

    I have also used Heavy duty "Gilbow" type metal cutting shears without problem on Ploycarbonates ... not sure about using the "General Purpose type though.
    As has been said Polycarb type products...
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    Just to add.. not only perpendicular to the...

    Just to add.. not only perpendicular to the block, but horizontal... check with a stright edge across both carb tops so that they both "line up" and one is not "Skew"
    Hope it helps
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    Hey.. Welome to the Forum...Don't worry about...

    Hey.. Welome to the Forum...Don't worry about putting things in the wrong place...... as an 83 year old............ I can't even remember where I put things... earlier today:-)
    Just enjoy your...
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    "One hundered thousand humble appologies"....

    "One hundered thousand humble appologies".
    Combination of:
    Old Age
    Stupidity
    Finger trouble
    complete incompetence...... and hundreds of other excuses:-)
    Links to the Ted Lysakowsi Memorial...
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    The BGA publish very useful info on field...

    The BGA publish very useful info on field selection, although obviously aimed a glider pilots, once the engine stops... there are many similatities:-)
    Useful video :
    https://youtu.be/-8yzREU_vdg
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    Have been doing this for some 70 Years on...

    Have been doing this for some 70 Years on motorbikes, racing cars and aircraft ( I am now 83 and still alive) the length of the tube does NOT need to so short that your head is too close to the prop...
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    The only thing I could adsd to the good advise...

    The only thing I could adsd to the good advise given by Martin and Joan is to relax..... your aircraft really does want to land smoothly... in spite of your efforts:-)
    The "problem" may well be that...
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    As John says Lifepo43 batteries do suffer from...

    As John says Lifepo43 batteries do suffer from needing to "wake up" during very low/negative temperatures.
    I had a "bankrupt stock" Hein Gerick Lifepo4 5.5Ah battery on my 503 Shadow (with mag end...
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    But.. the CAA exemption states... Which...

    But.. the CAA exemption states...
    Which aeroplanes may make use of the exemption?
    A: Any microlight aeroplane that: a) is designed to carry one person;b) has a maximum take-off mass of no more...
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    Rather reminds me of the time "Donkeys years ago"...

    Rather reminds me of the time "Donkeys years ago" when I was doing my SLMG PPL with a WW2 Polish air ace as instructor who on approach would say "wait.. wait... wait".. result... I do nothing...
    ...
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    If you want "bags of power" from converted Rotax...

    If you want "bags of power" from converted Rotax 503/582 etc take a look at "Rotax Ricks" site.

    https://rotaxrick.wordpress.com

    He has been upgrading/modifying Rotax for many years including...
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    As others have said.. do not simply give up. ...

    As others have said.. do not simply give up.

    If it gives you any comfort, many years ago when I was a BGA instructor, I had a student who simply "could not fly"... he was simply unable to...
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    In order to ejoy the true delights of a...

    In order to ejoy the true delights of a taildragger the following lesson by Orion, now sadly deceased, must be followed to the letter!:-)
    Merry Xmas
    .............................


    How To...
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    Basically the "strength" of the pulse deminishes...

    Basically the "strength" of the pulse deminishes with "pipe" length so that is one reason the Mikuni is normally mounted very close the engine. Also it is important to use the correct pulse pipe...
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    Just to clarify.. provided one uses a Facet type...

    Just to clarify.. provided one uses a Facet type pump WITHOUT inbuilt check valve, as far as can be assertaind all failure modes of it permit fuel flow, (in both directions) but as Joan indicates,...
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    The common "failure mode" of a Mikuni appears to...

    The common "failure mode" of a Mikuni appears to be to "loose pressure, or ultimately to stop pumping" due to damaged diaphragm, or failed pulse linen rather than "blocking off" the fuel flow.....
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    On the Thruster and similar, you have a long fuel...

    On the Thruster and similar, you have a long fuel line with the carbs way higher than the tank, thus fuel will drain back out of the fuel line at rest (it will with a Facet type pump as well) and it...
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    Just be aware that you should use a low pressure...

    Just be aware that you should use a low pressure electric pump WITHOUT check valve. (when fitted the check valve STOPS fuel flow when the pump is off)
    Too high fuel pressure can cause flooding which...
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    Bit like the carton of milk I have saying "May...

    Bit like the carton of milk I have saying
    "May contain dairy prodiucts"

    Of the fan heater saying
    "My become hot"

    Woprld's gone PC mad!!
  25. I know thisa is a bit like saying to all those...

    I know thisa is a bit like saying to all those who drive an untaxed, uninsured car.. don't do it............ but DON'T DO IT!
    To concentrate your mind, please bear in mind that one on the first...
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