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About Deskpilot

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  • Birthday January 8


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  1. Thank you all for your kind words. I very much appreciate them.
  2. Thankyou Sue. I don't see any reason to stop designing the weird and wonderful. I fact, I'm currently in the prosessLast sail 7.bmp of designing a boat that might, one in the future, get me back on the water. I sailed before I flew.
  3. Since suffering another stroke a fortnight ago, in which I totalled my car, I have now lost my license, and by default, my flying certificate. I've also been diagnosed as having Altziemers disease. This in turn, leaves me with no option but to sell my T85 Thruster. It's airframe has been stripped down and thoroughly inspected and a new tail wheel fitted. It's pod has been repaired and repainted, A new, more comfortable seat, with a 4 point harness, fitted. The engine has been rebuily with new oil seals between the cylinder journals. Ran well when bench tested. It's now fitted with a new Sweat
  4. Did you get my pm? Still waiting for a reply.
  5. T88, thanks for that info. Maybe i'll reconsider that aspect of my rebuild. I was concerned I'll make the plane too heavy for the Rotax 508. I haven't measured the wings but I believe it is full size, not clipped.
  6. Folding wings so that I can trailer it and rig wings single handed. Plane will be slightly heavier and I'm 101Kg so I want more lift for take off and lanting. Might have to go for a bigger engine. Am replacing rotten Dacron with resin impregnated cotton as a sin. Very smooth and should be less draggy. Got nothing else to do with my time or/and little money.
  7. Thanks guys. What I've got to do is reconfigure that lot to fit a Thruster. (Big mods going on).
  8. Can anyone provide me with a sketch or image for a single stick flaperon set up. TIA.
  9. Don't know what you've done but I don't like it.
  10. Go for but bare in mind, it's going to need a new set of skins ($2.5-3K)
  11. RPA also do hire and fly. No doubt you'll have to have a check ride first though. Jabirus and Lightwing were available when I was last there. There is/was another school there but don't know its current status.
  12. Where I learnt to fly, thanks to RPA (Recreational Pilots Academy).
  13. The 'hangar' was so bogged we could.t move it so had to cayy bits and pieces to my trailer.
  14. The Citroen flat four rarely gets mentioned with regard to aircraft but it is a really smooth, high revving engine. Loved to work mine though the gears in it's GS form.
  15. After being stored in a trailer for 11 years due to skin rot, it was gifted to me by it's owner.
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