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    There are British parachute manufacturers -...

    There are British parachute manufacturers - IrvinGQ mostly supply the forces, but do sell to individuals too. A few others supply to the skydiving and sailplane communities as well as the aerobatic...
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    I'll own up to being a Brit on the forum!...

    I'll own up to being a Brit on the forum!
    Headsets generally no problem. The radios are mostly Garmin, King ... the same as everywhere else.
    The laws of physics are quite similar so not much change...
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    There is a proposal...

    There is a proposal to force European residents to have EASA licences and medicals even if the aircraft are on a non-european register. This is mainly a concern of pilots of N registered aircraft...
  4. I had one for a while. Radio performance was...

    I had one for a while. Radio performance was great and good range & clarity.

    But frequency changing is a pain and I had intermittent problems with the photocell dimming the display to the extent...
  5. Thread: Flying the HP-24

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    That looks nothing like a Handley-Page HP-24...

    That looks nothing like a Handley-Page HP-24 Hyderabad.

    But it's probably a better glider than its namesake!
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    I've been using them for a few years on RVs. I...

    I've been using them for a few years on RVs. I like them; they hold all 3 axes firmly and stay in place.
    I did have the webbing on one deteriorate and fail. The replacement was a different material...
  7. Thread: Taylor titch

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    Ed, The plans are available from Terry Taylor,...

    Ed,

    The plans are available from Terry Taylor, son of the designer John Taylor.

    Go to taylortitch.co.uk for the details.

    You will need to do the restoration under the auspices of the Light...
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    I've flown an experimental to Europe. I wrote an...

    I've flown an experimental to Europe. I wrote an article about the trip for the December Kitplane magazine. You might find some of the information useful.

    With planning those trips can be...
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    You can remove the film locally where you want to...

    You can remove the film locally where you want to rivet. The technique, common with RV builders, is to run a hot soldering iron along a straight edge where you want to tear. With a bit of practice,...
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    The typical loss for a BNC connector is 0.1 *...

    The typical loss for a BNC connector is 0.1 * sqrt(freq-GHz) dB
    So at R/T frequencies it's about .03 dB - not a lot.
    That's equivalent to about another foot of RG400 or 6" of RG58.
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    It does seem odd that they are quoting output...

    It does seem odd that they are quoting output power at a lower RPM for the direct drive engines.

    With a fixed pitch prop, you are unlikely to get the rated power of any engine at take-off as you...
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    MYR, those questions are there just to stop...

    MYR, those questions are there just to stop automated spamming of their boards. The first RV offered for sale was the RV-3.
    They link to the approach plate for KAFW -...
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    In some parts of the world you are required to...

    In some parts of the world you are required to have pyrotechnic flares as part of the mandated survival equipment.
    Normal procedure would be to carry them in a steel container (aluminium melts far...
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    JC5a is a non-hardening chromate corrosion...

    JC5a is a non-hardening chromate corrosion inhibiting paste that can be smeared on critical bolts, rivets and mating surfaces prior to assembly.
    Almost anything that physically separates the metals...
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    It's probably easier to list the countries that...

    It's probably easier to list the countries that do allow US experimentals to operate without special authorization. Other than a few of the US's immediate neighbours, it will be neccesary to apply to...
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    Shipping to Europe

    I've just sold an RV-4 to Europe. It went to Skyview in Tracy CA for dismantling and shipping in a 20' container. About $4500 total I believe.
    A 40' container isn't that much more expensive. You...
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