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  1. Is this forum dead or...?
  2. Apologies if I've missed this but I've searched the forum and can't find when the dates for the 2022 fly-ins will be announced. Is there a usual schedule?
  3. Where did you get the TuffTalk from? I can't find it in the UK at the moment. Also, what are people's thoughts about the long vs short visor? Or vs no visor?
  4. Are any East Sussex pilots still using this forum?
  5. Are there any helmets that can fit Sena comms without needing modding? It seems the Icaro Solar X Helmet works - is this correct? If so, I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the options available. What's the difference between the three ear defender options? Icaro Ear Defenders ECO Black Icaro Ear Defenders ECO Carbon Icaro Ear Defenders Peltor 3M-X5 Grey And what does the Icaro Softgel Option do?
  6. Not only was it extended but it was also expanded to include CP pilots.
  7. What was the incident mentioned in this month's Skywings? And what were the complaints about?
  8. Shame. I guess the Oudie does count though. But apparently they are going to change the eligibility so that only P rated qualify. In which case, any Ps not going to take it up and would let me get involved?
  9. https://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Aircraft-ownership-and-maintenance/Electronic-Conspicuity-devices/ Can anyone confirm if the XCTracer FLARM qualifies for this?
  10. How much of a pain in the arse is this? I'm waiting for my Parajet Maverick to arrive but is this feasible?
  11. (FWIW, I tried the Chamelion Finger Throttle and don't like it at all).
  12. Training at Airworks, East Sussex. And I have already asked him hence asking here.
  13. Absolutely. Just not having seen or used any of them I have no idea which is which. So even if people want to explotan why they like one or another and what each is like is going to be very useful for me.
  14. Really? So now I'm even more confused. People keep banging on about which fingers is best without actually answering the question about which throttle is which. Are you saying the Vittorazi is a 1st/2nd finger throttle not a 3rd/4th? If so which of my three options is actually 3rd/4th?
  15. Now I'm even more confused. People have told me over and over not to get the Parajet throttle now people are saying it's great. I've asked literally three times which users find preferable out of the Vitto and Polini and why and nobody has been able to even give a basic comparison. It is useful to hear that apparently the Vitto is better than the Polini but potentially less study though so thanks for that. I didn't realise deciding between three throttles would be such a palaver...
  16. Thanks. So I can safely rule out the Parajet one. Is the Vittorazi also 3rd/4th finger? And if so what are the differences between that and the Polini?
  17. Yes and as I keep saying I still have no idea from what you have said which of the three I mentioned are 3rd/4th finger throttles. If I had the opportunity to try the three throttles available I would but I don't hence asking on here...
  18. Okay but there are only three available for the Parajet Atom 80 and I have no idea which is which nor what are the pros and cons of each.
  19. So which of the three would be best for this? Parajet is out. Are you saying the Polini is better than the Vittorazi because of the level length? What about ergonomics? Which has a better kill switch? And I'd prefer no cruise control...
  20. Am about to pull the trigger on a Parajet Atom and was wondering if people can offer opinions on which throttle is better and why. I've read the thread on right vs left but there are three actuel throttle type options: polini, parajet and vittorazi. What are the pros and cons of each?
  21. I like the idea of custom firmware on an ereader tablet. Also really liking the look of the XC Tracer Mini GPS/Vario. I assume this easily syncs with a Kobo or Android phone and also can export GPS files with elevation for visualisation. As an alternative to an Oudie, would a XCTracer Mini + Kobo or Android be a good solution covering all the functionality? What are the current top players in terms of Android apps? Easy VFR has already been mentioned for navigation but there also seem to be lots of XC apps? XCTrack? XCSoar? Anything else?
  22. Thanks. Unfortunately my issue is I don't have much money hence wanting to only buy one bit of gear at a time and dual use as much as possible. It seems GPS and vario have won the vote. Second hand is most realistic so what sort of things should I be looking for for each?
  23. From the first two posts it seems a decent GPS for ground speed/altitude/bearing does not come in the same device as a vario (nor as a airspace mapping device). Is this a correct understanding? And these GPS devices sound general purpose not flight-specific? What else is there? GPS/vario/mapping. Camera and mounts. What should I be thinking about comms? I'm a little overwhelmed at all the ways to spend lots of money.
  24. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the gadgets you can currently get. What should a newly-qualified pilot be looking to get? (I also fly a bit of hill so ideally it would be useful for both).
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