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    Someone taking the Mick ?

    Following a conversation I had today,that sounded totally unbelievable I decided to "G-INFO" the aircraft.
    How on this earth can you get a Quik 912s to be SSDR ?
    Aparantly you can......with a maximum take off weight of 300kg......
    Complete With the heaviest propeller money can buy ?


    My Quik 912s weighed 217kg (with no fuel....tank dry)
    As I only usually fly it solo I may give it a try and save 250 on the permit, has anyone else SSDR a trike with a 912 engine ?

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    seems like a waste to me....

    for me that only is 14litres of fuel* which is at best 2 hours of fuel so a 90minute flight time allowing for reserves...?

    although many of my flights are not much more than 90minutes I fly a 582 Quantum, and choose to fly to airfields I don't need to fuel up at upon arriving (ie I can there and back on one tank).
    why go to the effort of purchasing a Quik, with all its capability and then stick to flying for only 90minutes at a time and only be able to reach airfields 40 minutes away unless they have fuel upload availability??

    now this is for me, i am 5'7 (so not a tall lad) and slim, my 73kgs could easily get to 80+ kgs for any other pilots I know (ie taller!) reducing fuel to a cup full!

    why bother??


    *empty aircraft 217kgs
    me 73kgs
    remaining for fuel = 10kgs
    fuel is 0.71kgs per litre thus 14 litres of fuel


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    I believe there is a Tanarg on SSDR somewhere in the country..
    ​Nick....


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    I had a mate Adrian who did the restricted licence (all 5 exams were due to expire) so for 6 months we would go flying around west & North Yorkshire having to land ( or touch & go) every 8 Nortical miles...9 normal miles.

    Oh ! What fun it was planing a simple flight, good fun, and you learn where all your local strips are.

    But as you say, unless you start shortening bolts and removing instruments,your not going to be flying far.
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