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  1. DavidG4

    Slots in cages...why?

    Nice website...cool fishnets!
  2. DavidG4

    ground handling

    Im glad someone has answered this as I didn't want to be first . As a paraglider pilot we were trained that using ground handling wings (tea bags some called them because they were old and porous) is a bad idea because IF it suddenly lifts you up you're flying, and you're flying a teabag so you're in big trouble. So we were taught always and only ground handle the wing you'll know will fly. I don't know whether a ppg wing will fly without a motor under it though. Just my pennyworth. As an aside I did ask whether I should get gh practice using my pg wing and Simon advised against it because it will be different from my future ppg wing so teach me bad habits. Fair enough. David
  3. Glad.you got.your answer and thanks for telling us. Good luck with training.
  4. Be interested to know what Baileys say
  5. Well out of interest I read the Bailey v5 manual and it does not say you can't use ethanol free pump fuel, neither does it mention using additives. It only says DON'T use avgas. Now, I'm no engine guru but I know that some engines don't like lead, and I.know why. I also know that some folk who use these little engines do add additives and I wouldn't gainsay them...but I would say this, if you think you can't run your Bailey on pump mogas why not eMail baileys and ask THEM? They make the engines. David Alan, so it IS about the lead? Same as my old Mainair Blade's Rotax... Im answer to the original question, about reliability though, im not sure what the engine out stats for 2c engines are. What I do know is that my honda 4c lawnmower never ever ever stops and it always starts within half a pull of the pull start once it's warm. Might take two pulls when cold. Whilst I always think single engine over water is a fool's game, Id have no qualms flying my lawnmower!! Thanks.
  6. Alan, so it IS about the lead? Same as my old Mainair Blade's Rotax... Im answer to the original question, about reliability though, im not sure what the engine out stats for 2c engines are. What I do know is that my honda 4c lawnmower never ever ever stops and it always starts within half a pull of the pull start once it's warm. Might take two pulls when cold. Whilst I always think single engine over water is a fool's game, Id have no qualms flying my lawnmower!! Thanks.
  7. It sounds like Bailey recommend mogas instead of avgas. The usual reason is the lead content although the energy content can be an issue. Mogas is lead free, avgas is low lead. Some engines foul up when using 100LL avgas. Maybe thats why.
  8. DavidG4

    RAFA40

    Nice launch video. Looks like a good day...good luck and well done. David
  9. I'm.not sure sales volume is a good indicator of reliability. I used to fly model fourstrokes and One of the most reliable engines out there was or is the laser engines. They sell very few compared with OS but they are top notch reliable.
  10. When going for reliability most folk would change engines from two to four strokes ratjer than just adding an extra source of two stroke trouble. The RLNI don't run multiple 2c engines on their ribs, Just one four-stroke which they regards as 100pc reliable. What the reasons are for ppg I couldn't say.
  11. DavidG4

    Southport Incident

    I read this...I was amazed that there was a fire. If it was a paramoter fire the incident doesn't bare thinking about.
  12. DavidG4

    Is it cool to fly over an ATZ (class G)?

    No, he's right...and so are you. Better underneath than above refers to the helo. Must be quite a sight from a ppg
  13. DavidG4

    Can I fly in or near this chevroned corridor?

    Interesting on the wake. Thank you D
  14. DavidG4

    Bore Chasers now full members only.

    Simon, does this apply to non- flying visitors arriving by car ? I want to come on the Saturday and have a look, meet a few folks etc. David
  15. DavidG4

    Yaesu FT 60

    It is Rx only on the bands which are not amateur bands. Essentially its a pimped up Amateur dual band handle.
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