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I remember the first time I ever flew a Rallye. When I was landing the slats came out but at the time I didnt know what the hell they were. I thought the plane was falling apart on me! Do all rallye's have slats?

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Yes ndeed they do

They are an excellent, aerodynamicaly controlled, device to alter the geometry of the wing just as you penetrate that part of the flight envelope where flight without them could prove embarrassing

The effect on cruising speed - when they are retracted - is minimal

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

It is the leading edge slats that give the Rallye such great STOL performance.

Maurace:
Lessons in the club; do you get to choose your instructor and aircraft?

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I wouldn't consider the 100 HP Rallye particularly STOL : a comparably powered C150 will do as well.

Instructors : obviously, if you inspect the instructing roster, you can see on what shift you are likely get a particular tutor.

But I don't altogether recommend this as we instructors are a lazy lot and may fail to offer the complete package we should on a particular lesson : this is then picked up by another when reviewing status

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

I inspect that on a regualar basis ( I have a copy sellotaped to my wardrobe door) I want someone who knows his stuff (Like you prefferably) and I just want to avod ZT.

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That seems like two very odd sentiments in the one paragraph

Wanting to fly with The Brutal Instructor and to avoid ZT

Both seem without merit - what have you got against ZT?

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

Well I am sure you are not <i>Brutal</i> maurace!

I HATE THE FLAP SWITCH!

Besides, I want to train in an aircraft I am familiar with; Foxtrot Papa.

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That about which you are sure is that about which you are wrong.

ZT does not have a flap switch

My students are not allowed any credit for opinions or preferences

FP is a particularly livley performer for a Rallye : I first instructed in her in 1984 - at Abbeyshrule

Apart from some (unexplained) differences on the liveliness scale all the MS 880 lot fly very much the same

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

Well Ok you may not be brutal, whatever!

i would settle for any of the 880's however I would like to Solo in FP

I hate ZTs flap lever. I prefer modern flap devices

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

Cause I said that I bet you will insist I fly ZT?!

Never Mind.
The main reason is the G reg (I have nothing against the English)

It will all come down to AC availbility in the end

I should stop worrying and shut my trap!

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FP : If you read the first two lines below you cannot possibly arrive at the third

Well I am sure you are not Brutal maurace!

That about which you are sure is that about which you are wrong.

Well Ok you may not be brutal, whatever!



I have already explained the superiority of ZT's flap control so you shouldn't flirt with poor imitations, even if electric and modern

Talk to me at Coonagh : I have time on my hands there at the moment

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

I will of course have a chat with you Maurace, whenever I am down again. And if my parents dont send me to the RAF in the meantime!

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Post by willo »

Folks,

Sorry to bring this back "on-topic", but has anyone compiled a listing of all the active fields, & their relevant parameters. Even if a field is not open for general use, would be handy to know whereabouts in case of contingency.

Suggest you Rallye boys & gals open your own thread, but appreciate the sentiments (still remember those slats the first time), started my training on BHK.

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Post by hugoj_air »

Hi Willo,

I'm sure people are fed-up with me mentioning that I am
at present compiling a database of ALL Irish aviation sites
since the first balloon accent in Navan during Apr 1784. A
bit too broad for your suggestion maybe, but will include
all active sites. For reasons of privacy, especially where the
site is also a private or home address, the finished details
will not be published in any public form at all.
However, If individuals request data on any number of sites,
I will oblidge, where I have details, that is, on the
understanding that they cannot pass on information about
any location without the owner or operator's permission first.
As I said, I am still working on the database and many of the
sites listed are very far from complete as yet. But if you think
I can help in any way, please ask.

Hugo.

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Post by willo »

Hugo

Sounds like a mammoth taks & best of luck with it. I'll see if I have any info that may help.

Was over the old Castleforbes field a few weeks ago, and the runway is till obvious, I believe that it is crossed by power lines though.

I note and will fully respect your conditions, sensible that they are

Best regards

Willo

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