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  1. Thread: Ex-Pat X-Air

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    Roger, for once I'm trying to keep my gob shut...

    Roger, for once I'm trying to keep my gob shut !!!! quietly and smiling to myself I have to agree with you. The French have a saying "moins tu en dis mieux tu te portes" similar to "least said...
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    Having dealt with both companies, I know where my...

    Having dealt with both companies, I know where my vote goes, Microavionics every time. Quick, courteous and well priced. My personal, and I stress, personal experience of Lynx is very poor, I do like...
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    The product "magicglass" not sure of its...

    The product "magicglass" not sure of its composition but cutting a strip 1cm wide one can tie it in a knot without snapping. I had a photo of the label but must have deleted it, the next time I am in...
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    I've used a jig saw with a fine blade previously...

    I've used a jig saw with a fine blade previously and slowly. Bob if you're in France and have a "BricoPro" near you see if they have "Magicglass" . It's a form of "perspex" in various thicknesses, I...
  5. Thread: Mag Drop

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    Hi Peter. Thank you for your reply, you are...

    Hi Peter. Thank you for your reply, you are correct, numerous plugs, new leads and a full strip down and rebuild change cranks, pistons etc etc. If one of the stator coils is iffy, why does it change...
  6. Thread: Mag Drop

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    I accept the combined wisdom but my situation has...

    I accept the combined wisdom but my situation has not been answered by this conversation. For the past 300+ hours, when cold, one mag shows a drop from 3000 to 2000 but once warmed up, no...
  7. Thread: Mag Drop

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    I have exactly that "problem" . When the engine...

    I have exactly that "problem" . When the engine is cold one mag shows a drop from 3000 to 2000 but when warm the drop is zero. I panicked, thought about a strip done, then, I closed my eyes and did...
  8. Thread: Flight height

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    Very good answer .. and true, in the comfort zone...

    Very good answer .. and true, in the comfort zone at most times.
  9. Thread: Flight height

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    Between 1000' and 3000' depending on terrain, now...

    Between 1000' and 3000' depending on terrain, now and then ... maybe ... just a tiny bit lower, engine out exercises only ..... honest. Oh, 7000' once just curious
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    I would have thought only the first statement...

    I would have thought only the first statement holds true, the other two are simply excuses to support a poorly constructed argument
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    The problem with the question is which very light...

    The problem with the question is which very light trike, I am sure each will have their own quirks.
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    Did two autorotations today from 1300' as part of...

    Did two autorotations today from 1300' as part of my training, you're right, looking straight down and keeping the runway at 90 .... fan .. blooming ... tastic ... p.s. no sense of vertigo
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    All very interesting, but, still doesn't explain...

    All very interesting, but, still doesn't explain why whilst sitting perfectly safe on my settee watching some daredevil crawling along a tiny ledge very very high from the ground, my stomach turns...
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    @flyingbuddy Still the same today with more than...

    @flyingbuddy Still the same today with more than 350 hours on my flexwing, still panic if climbing a ladder about 2 metres, if at +3000' and encounter heavy turbulence still have the urge to descend...
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    Very interesting watching videos 2 to 8 some...

    Very interesting watching videos 2 to 8 some things evident others new to me, many good tips to finding suitable fields
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    Having come to an abrupt stop in oil seed rape...

    Having come to an abrupt stop in oil seed rape ... I concur.
  17. I think you've intentionally missing my rather...

    I think you've intentionally missing my rather poor sense of humour, no matter. As for would I prefer EASA ... recon most folks this side of the water are pretty happy with the system we have, it...
  18. Mine was a tongue in cheek backwards slap at the...

    Mine was a tongue in cheek backwards slap at the EU "we're all in it together rowing the same boat" rubbish. Nearly more exceptions to rules than the rules themselves
  19. This EU thing really did give us a level playing...

    This EU thing really did give us a level playing field in all member countries didn't it ..... NOT.

    Interesting to read your comments Clive on the many differences you experience in Hungary, cos...
  20. Just arrived at the auto rotation and engine out...

    Just arrived at the auto rotation and engine out practice part of my training... again ... WOW. Engine out .... we don't care, we are always in auto rotation, simply manage the the power to bring her...
  21. There is a system of pre- rotation. A drive is...

    There is a system of pre- rotation. A drive is taken from behind the prop and via a drive shaft is used to power the main rotor up to 220rpm (ish) depending on model, the gryocopter then begins it's...
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    Hi Adrian. Do you use a filler with the Araldite?

    Hi Adrian. Do you use a filler with the Araldite?
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    Try both methods on a bit of scrap first and see...

    Try both methods on a bit of scrap first and see how you go on. After you have done both on seperate pieces cut through the middle of each and check the composition. Just had that last idea to give a...
  24. Hi Joan. Take off run up is certainly longer than...

    Hi Joan. Take off run up is certainly longer than my flex, my first lesson I thought we were going to be doing it by road.

    The initial ground run up increases the rotor speed, then lifts the nose,...
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    Hell, you'll have to be quick. I'm an old fart...

    Hell, you'll have to be quick. I'm an old fart and can't move that quickly
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