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eightyknots last won the day on October 31 2015

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  1. eightyknots

    hang gliding harness incident

    This is a hair-raising, horrible situation. I am glad the 'victim' survived.
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    Another NEW Savannah S on it's way in NZ

    Perry flew over my house a couple of weeks ago (before all the bad weather came along) and I did not hear him either.
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Great work Marty. With this kind if progress, you could be airborne at the end of summer.
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    The XPB Stage 1 underway.

    It has been four months since we heard from BEX. Are You Oh Kay?
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    Did you stick with the bungee, or go with the Viking spring? FYI: the Viking dealer is in your neck of the woods.
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    This bloke's seen it all...

    Someone should really encourage him to do that. It would be a great read spanning a large part of aviation history.
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    What Now - please advise

    How do we update our avatar in the new site?
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    What Now - please advise

    Hi Ian and Ahmed, I was just wandering about avatars, but it is no biggie at all, really: just a nice to have. Some people have an interesting avatar and it is a bit difficult to see what is actually being shown. Avatars seem to be limited to 192 x 192. It would be nice if they could be somewhat larger but I know that -with multiple use with every single post- this would soon add to the amount you need to store in memory.
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    What Now - please advise

    Is No 7 Builders' Blogs? ...or any old Blog?
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    That sounds like a great initiative. I have just started a build and pulled the first rivet last week. Should I wait for this?
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    It all makes perfect sense. Well done on picking up cheap parts.
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    I hope you will share why you have departed from the standard CH701 and chosen to go with: 1. Savannah main gear? 2. Savannah nose wheel? 3. Savannah slats? 4. Savannah fuel system? 5. Savannah control mixer? 6. Savannah flap handle? * 7. Savannah Y-stick? 8. Savannah rudder pedals? 9. CH750-style trailing edge? 10. CH750-style inset trim tab? I am really intrigued!! * I will be fitting a Mark-Kyle manufactured flap handle to my Savannah. This has a better (and safer) operating angle of the flap lever as well as an additional notch.
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    I am drinking in all these modifications/adaptations that you have made with both interest and admiration.
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    I have been looking at the Savannah manual quite a bit today: it is IT-ALIEN English throughout.
  15. eightyknots

    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    ...the ear-to-ear smile says it all! 😃