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by hedgehopper
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: X-air microlight
Replies: 11
Views: 5630

Re: X-air microlight

jim, the way im reading it you can do all of what you have stated above but the person you are instructing must already have a ppl, so you could take a ppl holder up to brush up on their skills and get paid for it but it cant count towards their licence, so its pretty much pointless.
by hedgehopper
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: br8eix spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: br8eix spark plugs

from what im reading on the bmaa site a lot of guys use them in inverted engines purely because of the fouling issue, after that its slightly better preformance, about 100-200 rpm extra which might mean changing the prop pitch to suit and a bit less fuel consumption. although everyone would rather u...
by hedgehopper
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: br8eix spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: br8eix spark plugs

hi buggy, br8eix get very good reviews on the bmaa website. also http://www.sparkplugs.co.uk sell them for £27.73 inc vat plus postage for 4 and there cheaper again on e bay. if they could be bought at the right price they would be a good investment. cost is everything these days !
by hedgehopper
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: X-air microlight
Replies: 11
Views: 5630

Re: X-air microlight

hi michael, if your going the uk nppl(microlight) route you can train in your own aircraft as long as your the sole owner and not part of a syinicate. in ireland if you can train in a samba aircraft im sure you can train on an xair. i would reccommend doing the exams up north and flight training for...
by hedgehopper
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: br8eix spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

br8eix spark plugs

hi all, do any of our 2 stroke heads out there use br8eix as opposed to the usual br8es spark plugs. if so how do you rate them? from what ive been reading br8eix last 3 times longer, increase preformance and are more fuel efficent although a little more expensive and dont come with solid caps . but...
by hedgehopper
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: bing 54 carb rebuild manual
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: bing 54 carb rebuild manual

thanks for that lorax , it should help out greatly ,this first time bing 54 stripper and rebuilder !
by hedgehopper
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: bing 54 carb rebuild manual
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

bing 54 carb rebuild manual

hi all, does anyone know a website where i can download a bing 54 rebuild manual for free ? they can be bought on e bay for €16 but someone mentioned to me in passing they can be downloaded for free . thanks pat.
by hedgehopper
Thu May 27, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: skywatch civil air patrol
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: skywatch civil air patrol

i remember looking at the photos of last years flooding posted on this forum and thinking they would have been very useful to the emergency services, civil defence etc in pinpointing areas in need of help. it doesent take up too much of a pilots time in the course of normal flying so i cant see why ...
by hedgehopper
Mon May 24, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: skywatch civil air patrol
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

skywatch civil air patrol

hi all, can anyone tell me if there is an organisation here in ireland similar to skywatch civil air patrol in the uk ? if not there should be , they do good work and give aviation good press over there. www.skywatchcivilairpatrol.org.uk
by hedgehopper
Fri May 07, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airshow 100 cancelled??
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: Airshow 100 cancelled??

i heard the IAA were gonna ramp check foreign visiting aircraft in line with there current policy so they all pulled out :roll:
by hedgehopper
Tue May 04, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: wanted falcon gauge altimeter
Replies: 0
Views: 280

wanted falcon gauge altimeter

wanted 3" falcon gauge alti, 0-10,000 or 20,000 ft , nothing fancy, just as long as it works , in good condition and reasonable price. txt pat 086 6377390. thanks.
by hedgehopper
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI meeting with the IAA
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: NMAI meeting with the IAA

hi paul, fair play to yourself,padraig and the rest of the committee for your commitment and hard work in getting this result . people power does work after all !! o ian it wasnt the cold that got me on the picket line, its just that i cant walk in a straight line anymore....i keep turning right :lo...
by hedgehopper
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Onrisk Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Onrisk Insurance

does anyone know what onrisk quote for third party or conprehensive with full hull cover on an xair microlights through the nmai scheme? our insurance is just up but we went through bmaa and i was considering joining nmai if it was cheaper or same price , thats if we can get a quote. thanks, hedgeho...
by hedgehopper
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Birr!
Replies: 16
Views: 4122

Re: Brilliant Birr!

what was the mood like when the IAA showed up , did thet enforce the letter of the law or take a light touch approch with information etc. what was there reaction when they saw a microlight in the flesh and most important did they get a free fry-up !
by hedgehopper
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Statement clarifying NMAI position on picket of Aviation Hou
Replies: 33
Views: 5778

Re: Statement clarifying NMAI position on picket of Aviation Hou

thats it stovepipe, go poke the devil with a big stick !
anyone who has done the exams will know its the important stuff that sticks in yer head and you go back to the books to clarify other points . if we all tried to learn chapter and verse we wouldnt have time to fly.....