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norbertflyer last won the day on December 14 2018

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  1. norbertflyer

    Nimh vs Nicad batteries for electric start

    Used all types of battery and LiFePo4 is the best - charging, life, performance. Just a bit expensive. https://shoraipower.com/ Richard
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    swing arms booted on parajet V3

    The machine is not rated for acrobatics (you may not be either). We've lost quite a few friends as a result of 'spontaneous' acro. Please don't do it. Richard
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    2 Stroke Oil

    Apologies, I didn't have my glasses in use when I searched Amazon. Keywords we're correct, but the result was misleading...... keywords=castrol+power+1+racing+2t&dpPl=1&. Etc Richard
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    Airband Radio in UK

    Ok, it has changed then. In the mid 90's you couldn't legally operate any airband radio in flight unless you had a G-XXXX registered aircraft. Guessing this change is as a result of the licencing authority transfer to Ofcom. (We can still register our aircraft). Richard
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    Pumping brakes

    It does do something - it degrades glide, but I agree there's no point on PPG, especially on normal landings (dangerous). Richard
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    Pumping brakes

    Just degrades glide (L/D) ratio. Only used for forced tight spot landings and forced top landings in strong winds on a PG. Should never be used with a reflex PPG. Echo Jock's comments on "dangerous". Richard
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    Airband Radio in UK

    Used to be 3 concurrent qualifications for legal UK use of airband: 1 Pilot suitably rated 2 Aircraft suitably rated 3 Radio suitably rated Has it changed? Richard
  8. norbertflyer

    2 Stroke Oil

    Tiny price Richard
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    Wing and motor size

    Difference in speed between the 26 and 28 is only between 1.5 and 2.0 kph according to my calculations. I think the only noticeable change would be running a bit faster on takeoff in nil wind scenarios. If you're fit, no issues for the smaller wing. Richard
  10. It's a bit like comparing wake boarding and kite surfing.
  11. They're just different flying disciplines. I've done both for the last 22 years and they're only alike due to the wing similarity. PG - lots of waiting around, retrieves, lots of circle turning, long journeys to sites. 0 to 4 hours flying for a 10 hour day. PPG - 10 mins from home - 90 minute flight - back home in less than 3 hours. Also need thermic or ridge lift for PG, but not this much ..... 😥.
  12. norbertflyer

    Trike plans

    I would be very interested if you're willing to sell as a kit. I have 3 concerns with a number of existing trike designs: 1 drag (as above); 2 'turtle' on takeoff; 3 rough ground capabilities. Will watch closely on developments. Richard.
  13. I've used http://www.airkingpropellers.com in the past. Good quality, but I last ordered one 6 years ago. I still have it and it's still serviceable. Richard. (Good flying again last 2 days).
  14. norbertflyer

    Trike plans

    Which Peter Lynn model do you have? The Bigfoot will have too large a cross sectional drag footprint for the Konig SC430. Probably twice what it would be in footlaunch guise. I'd get off the ground, but revs would be near max to keep it level with 50kg of thrust. Won't make pleasant flying.
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    Trike plans

    Jock, which kite buggy would you recommend as a starter? I have an option to buy a used Peter Lynn Bigfoot Buggy, but worried about the drag due its size, especially the wheels. Richard.