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  1. 2 points
    Pitch sensitivity is a symptom of an aft CG, so it suggests a weight and balance issue with the heavier engine. Aft CG has killed plenty of people, I would suggest not flying it until you confirm the weight and balance. Pitch trim doesn't fix aft CG.
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    Some of my experiences with retail customers - Customer 1. "My gizmo didn't come with a ops manual and I can't believe that you don't carry them." "Where did you purchase the unit from sir, perhaps they can assist" "That's why I'm here, I bought it online from Zambia" Customer 2. " I didn't want to pay your price so I bought it online" Same customer a week later " just wondering if you have any jobs going as my son has just finished year 12 and is looking for work" Customer 3 "I have this brand new unit which has the wrong software for this region can you upgrade it. It's new so why should I pay to have it upgraded" "Where did you purchase it sir" "Online from the U.S. They said any dealer over here will upgrade it FOC" Customer 4. "Thanks for spending the last hour of your time explaining the operation to me, however I can another outlet in Melbourne $7 cheaper" So, Marty and Riley if you wonder why I'm bitter and twisted...... PS, Riley, I'm a bit taken back by your "love and kisses". I don't know you. Maybe we should date a bit before taking the next step. Cheers to all
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    Oh come on! Documenting a discussion and sign a form before 15 yr old student goes solo! What are we becoming? Did the parents not think junior would go solo one day? Perhaps we should have a discussion, documentation session every night. Lots of people die in bed you know.
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    I got blue pills to help with that
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    Oh the price of popularity ...... Have to see my schedule over the next couple of days ....
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    Pretty short sighted to rule out vh reg aircraft.
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    This is the 2nd reason why I started Clear Prop. 10 or so years ago this same thread topic came up here in the forums. Many "recreational" aviators were not able to get cheap prices unless they were a business and could open an account and promise to spend x dollars to maintain an account. I thought that with the collective here, i could use my company to open accounts and supply with minimal margins to get cheaper prices for recreational aviators, provide the service on the side whilst at the same time offsetting the costs of providing this "collective". However, in theory this was good for everyone but i also came up against supplier issues and it became a big job with nothing really in return. So I thought that if it was this much of an effort I may as well deal direct with the actual manufacturer. Whilst still having the same problems I could at least get things even cheaper and pass these extra savings on to you. But, there came more problems with the minimum quantities I had to purchase which in fact adds extra cost in financial terms i.e. capital costs. I now have what I think is a reasonable balance between manufacturers and distributors although I still get tripped up many times on supply. In reality it is most of the time not worth the pain and suffering, the effort and detriment to ones health in many cases but I still believe that whilst it may not help everyone, the effort does help some which is why my wife and I still do it for this site. Incidentally, for those that knew of the saga I have just had with the Recreational Flying headsets, well yesterday another 100 finally arrived, hooray. I have had thousands and thousands of dollars tied up for months waiting for them
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    swirl remover works well on polycarbonate, should work well on other plastics
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