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    Well not quite, but it's quite fun on a windy day to see if you can fly into wind slowly enough for your ground speed to be zero...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
    To pass the time (i.e the rest of winter), has anyone got any tales of accidentally flying in inappropriately strong winds?
    I sold my French X-Air earlier this year and delivered it to its new owner in St-Aubin in the Vendée in March. The link below is the posting I put onto my blog about the flight and especially the landing in an unforecast, unexpectedly high cross wind.

    http://www.micro-trike.co.uk/wordpre...ng-experience/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mole View Post
    I sold my French X-Air earlier this year and delivered it to its new owner in St-Aubin in the Charente in March. ......
    It's not this one is it Roger ?

    https://www.leboncoin.fr/sports_hobbies/1699684903.htm/
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    Indeed it is Clive. He re-covered the seats and put a few '00€ on the price but hasn't managed to resell it, probably because my original price was pretty fair for what it was. He also seems to have put an old Icom radio in but I don't see how he can have legally because it didn't have a LSA and all new installations must now be 8.33 KHz as you know.


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    I frightened myself in a wind bigger than I expected and took the gear and prop off the MiniMax some years ago. Not a funny story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mole View Post
    Indeed it is Clive. He re-covered the seats and put a few '00€ on the price but hasn't managed to resell it, probably because my original price was pretty fair for what it was. He also seems to have put an old Icom radio in but I don't see how he can have legally because it didn't have a LSA and all new installations must now be 8.33 KHz as you know.
    If it's who I think it is, none of that surprises me ....

    P.S St Aubin is in the Vendée
    Last edited by Gentreau; 12-12-19 at 12:58 PM.
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie your aircraft to the largest heaviest object available. The planet Earth meets these requirements and is readily available in all locations.
    Rule #2: The great thing about twin engined aircraft is, if one engine fails, the other engine always has just enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

    .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentreau View Post
    If it's who I think it is, none of that surprises me ....

    P.S St Aubin is in the Vendée
    Same initials (RM) and prénom as me.

    I knew you'd spot the 'Charente' bit. I said it was 'Vendée' on my blog but couldn't be bothered changing my post above. How are you missing France? Will you be returning at some time or have you been banished to the Eastern Bloc forever?
    Last edited by Gentreau; 12-12-19 at 12:58 PM.


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