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  1. Thread: Rans S6

    by Adrian Jones
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    You have identified one of the most important...

    You have identified one of the most important causes of tip-stalling. Too little washout.

    Other important causes are:

    1 Taper towards the tip
    2 Sweepback
    3 A change in wing section at the tip...
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    For 3-axis little can beat the Shadow. It's like...

    For 3-axis little can beat the Shadow. It's like being in a glider only better. I would even go on to say that it has one advantage over a flexwing. Visibility upwards. There are no real blind spots...
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    Sticky: Thanks Gentreau. It must be an iPad problem. I'll...

    Thanks Gentreau. It must be an iPad problem. I'll try it on my PC.
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    We can but dream here.

    We can but dream here.
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    Sticky: Yes Joan, and I can't see how to add or edit an...

    Yes Joan, and I can't see how to add or edit an entry now.

    Maybe VinceG can throw some light of this.
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    I would opt for the Eurofox for its flying and...

    I would opt for the Eurofox for its flying and build qualities, and its excellent wing fold.

    But if money is no object then it has to be the Pipistrel Alpha, probably the finest microlight that...
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    The Info about the Rescue Map can be found here. ...

    The Info about the Rescue Map can be found here. http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?2508-New-Rescue-Map-Added&highlight=rescue
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    Gentreau, I have also had a forced landing in Oct...

    Gentreau, I have also had a forced landing in Oct 2010 in my Shadow when I had a fuel blockage, and I am registered on the Rescue Map at Broadstone nr Poole.

    Also I sometimes fly taildraggers and...
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    Thanks Gentreau.

    Thanks Gentreau.
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    Gentreau, here are two photos as proof of me...

    Gentreau, here are two photos as proof of me flying at 10000 ft over the Purbeck Ridge in Dorset, heading NE.
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    Welcome Christophe. You may also find the...

    Welcome Christophe. You may also find the Facebook pages of the Microlight Pilots useful.
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    Most microlights are very difficult to keep in a...

    Most microlights are very difficult to keep in a spin. The aerodynamic forces completely override the low inertia forces. The drag and the innate stability of most microlights will quickly unstall...
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    Yes that would do it but if you go through the...

    Yes that would do it but if you go through the selection procedure and specify a viscous, non rapid setting gap filling adhesive for composite or wood, then you will get the best option for either...
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    Try this...

    Try this https://www.go-araldite.com/products/araldite-product-selector#r_34_199 or this for wood https://www.go-araldite.com/products/araldite-product-selector#r_67_355
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    Yes Nezrobiso, a small tube of standard setting...

    Yes Nezrobiso, a small tube of standard setting Araldite.
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    Not really necessary Jetlag, but chalk dust or...

    Not really necessary Jetlag, but chalk dust or some other inert powder is good.
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    Gelcoat filler is probably polyester resin, which...

    Gelcoat filler is probably polyester resin, which does not adhere well to epoxy used in composite props. What is wrong with using Araldite, non-rapid for maximum hardness. This is the simplest and...
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    Keep us posted Bob and try to take some video.

    Keep us posted Bob and try to take some video.
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    Shame you couldn't make it to the SSDR Rally Bob,...

    Shame you couldn't make it to the SSDR Rally Bob, today is sunny and much less windy so we already have quite a few people flying in. Good news about Courtney's fly in though. I'll be there and hope...
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    Keith, you seem to be woefully misinformed. When...

    Keith, you seem to be woefully misinformed. When the CAA receive an application from an owner to convert their aircraft to SSDR, the CAA ask the expert opinion of the BMAA or LAA if it will likely...
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    Clive, I think that most people will be using a...

    Clive, I think that most people will be using a mobile phone or tablet to view posts. In which case the thanks button only appears if you ask to view the full site, as opposed to the mobile version....
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    Not nearly so easy in French Gentreau, since we...

    Not nearly so easy in French Gentreau, since we have 3 times as many words in English, because we have nicked words from so many other languages. It's not an accident that we have lots of famous...
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    Yes, regulation can stifle growth and diversity....

    Yes, regulation can stifle growth and diversity. In the first few years of the motor car British drivers were required to be preceded by a man with a red flag and limit their speed to less than 4...
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    I replaced my 503 springs with SS years ago and...

    I replaced my 503 springs with SS years ago and have never had one fail. They last hundreds of hours. The original Rotax ones have a very sharp bend near the end loops and this is usually where they...
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    Jetlag, this is the exception that proves the...

    Jetlag, this is the exception that proves the rule. I expect that they were flying together and took their eyes off the ball. Formation flying and circuit bashing are the only potentially dangerous...
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