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    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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    Bungee

    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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    Zenith CH-701 thread

    Hi, there does not seem to be a thread directly related to Zenith CH-701 aircraft under the Zenith Users' Group part of the forum. Therefore, I decided to get the ball rolling...
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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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    Editing

    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.
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    ...the ear-to-ear smile says it all! 😃
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    Finally, the new site is running

    Thanks Ian and Ahmed! it is all good.
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    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    I think Bob is implying he will use two resistors. The one will be to limit the current to the LED to stop it burning out. The other will be in parallel with the LED to increase the current through the switch to approximately the same current that the incandescent lamp would have drawn, before it was replaced by the LED.
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    Finally, the new site is running

    I am glad you are fixing all the through bolt problems with the new set up. Well done! I have a few questions: 1 Where are the Private Messages? I don't seem to be able to find them. - FIXED (on PC click the envelop in the side menu, on mobile the old layout is returning soon) 2 Is it possible to show notifications for private messages like it did on the old system? - FIXED (on mobiles the old layout is returning soon) 3 Is it possible to show notifications for new posts placed on threads I am following like it did on the old system? - FIXED (on mobiles the old layout is returning soon) For 2 and 3 above it used to show up at the top as soon as we are signed into Aircraft Pilots - FIXED (please see above)
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    Another NEW Savannah XL on its way

    I suppose the biggest issue with this is the reliance on one switch to 'tell' you that you only have a few litres of fuel left in the reserve tank. There have been a number of reports on the internet saying that this switch is not very reliable. The only way to properly test it would be to drain all 4 tanks and a little bit of the reserve tank as well to see whether the switch is operational. PS: I cannot find any of the references on the internet now which speak about the problems with the reserve tank switch. Perhaps others may have come across this as well?
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    Another NEW Savannah S on it's way in NZ

    I am happy for you that you are nearing completion. I hope the painting goes well. I am at the other end of construction, namely the beginning. I am deburring three sets of parts of my plane: the fin, the rudder and the rudder extension. It is pretty time consuming; only one of the three sets have been completed.
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Savannah wheel troubles? It all sounds like a circular argument to me!
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    ...and me? I haven't heard of any major issues with Savannah wheels!
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    Do not unlatch door in flight!

    JG3: do you have any pictures of the opening window that you use for photography?
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    Marty d's CH-701 build log

    Great stuff Marty! Crack open a champagne.
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