microlite down near birr ?

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microlite down near birr ?

Post by westlite » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:24 pm

Has anybody heard about a red x air that went down near Birr in Offaly last weekend. I heard it could have been engine failure. The air accident unit have been too busy in the past year. I hope all are ok.

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Post by lorax » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:14 am

Perhaps you mean a practice dead stick landing that occurred in that area around that time, No X-Airs were harmed in the making of that program, footage on u-tube as soon as someone shows me how to upload. :wink:

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Post by DonalMW » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:45 am

And it's Microlight......

Not microlite, or "ultralight"

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Post by mr crow » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:15 pm

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Post by westlite » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:26 pm

Word in the hangers is this one wasn,t lost in the BIRR-MUDA triangle
In Birr airfield, less wings (must have been practicing wing removal as well)
not wishing to ruin your theory j3cub, however more hanger talk ..
(not always true) a white taildragger disappeared yesterday.. not a millon miles away ..could be something in it. Going to steer clear of it for fear.

Back to whats important..MICROLIGHT MICROLIGHT MICROLIGHT, seems its not important what happens MICROLIGHTS, but how you spell it. Thank God they didn't have to spell it wrong in the papers.
DonalMW i stand corrected : oops:again MRCROW.
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Post by DonalMW » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:31 pm

Thank you, it's 1 of my "Pet Peeve's"

Also when I hear it in RT...... :evil:

Look at your licence I feel like saying...... :roll:

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Post by stovepipe » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:44 pm

:D :D Microlighters getting picky about the english language and radio procedure :wink: that's a first!! Most of the time, it sounds like outtakes of "Mart and market!!""
J3, are you practising irony in public:) Down with that sort of thing!
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Post by lorax » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:38 pm

For those who are missing out on the fun to be had in a microlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqhtFz5Xcps&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzSjj64X ... re=related

Not Filmed at Birr !!

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Post by mr crow » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:26 pm

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Post by westlite » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:17 am

Lorax your youtube links are great.
I noted the makers of the chip can't spell either. Feel less stupid now!

Having viewed both clips i was amazed what these machines are able to do.
Would the IAA allow you do aeros or racing in microlites/lights in ireland?Looks like mad craic. If you could do aeros on 12 liters an hour ever poor aero pilot in Ireland would have their avgas guzzling planes for sale in
flying in Ireland.

(maybe there is some truth in the hanger talk about the wings not been attached to the one in BIRRmuda. Wouldn't have much time for RT while at that craic either) w.

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Post by buggyB » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:46 am

The aeros look like a model IMHO. There is no reason that the Thruster cannot perform limited energy management aeros with a skilled pilot at the controls, but I'm very dubious about the sustained inverted section of the routine.

If you are looking for aerobatic capabilities on 12 Lt/hr with a reasonable budget then check out the Rans S10 with Rotax 582 or 912 power

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Post by damienair » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:00 am

The first clip is indeed a model aircraft of an X-Air performing those aerobatics, the X-Air Microlight is very strong and capable of sustaining a lot of g's , has been flown in a loop and even barrel rolled, but a Rotax 582 inverted would not last too long.

The second clip from lorax is excellent and real, looks loke great fun, but I would'nt allow anyone to do it with my aeroplane.

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Masquerading again - Lorax !!

Post by cross swords » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:30 pm

Masquerading - again Lorax. Shame on you !
Poor Westlite must be broken hearted. First you tell westlite a little porkey, then someone tells him he can't spell, then his he told he can do aeros in an xair. Aeros for 12 euro an hour for Aerobatics is too good to be true. An extra 300 would cost around 200 euro per hour on fuel, and I believe the red Sukohi owned by Bruton, would cost the gross national product of a small Country. The nice people in the IAA would not be sponsering you in a xair.
It would appear that Lorax's first link is a little bit of a fairytale. Perhaps the dead stick landing Lorax saw was also a RC model (that was also lost in the Birrmuda triangle as j3cub has made us aware of.)
Gas man j3cub - imagine this ones going to stick - forever.
Westlite you would be best advised to do the lotto,or develop a sence of homour like Lorax.
Lorax you should spend your internet time looking for a new 582 for this invisible xair. COME CLEAN LORAX chain the DEVIL. :wink:
ps West"light" I saw your post on the maintenance fourm asking about the price per hour for maintenance . HA! HA ! The answers will surely
p you off... I hadn't the heart to answer it !
Poor Westlite - your going to need another lotto win. c s

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Post by buggyB » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:04 pm

Folks, please don't feed the trolls.

As I mentioned the Rans S10 is a very capable aerobatic machine with a 582 or 912 and can manage up to +6/-3 g. Incidentally the 582 itself doesn't mind beign inverted (no oil system to worry about) but needs a fuel system that can cope with negative g.

Go to http://www.rans.com/s10spec.html for the spec sheet, and there happens to be one for sale at the minute on AFORS
http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adview&adid=10113&imid=0 for £10.5k which is probably a little over priced for what for practical purposes a 1.5 seater tourer or single seat aerobatic aircraft. It's not by any means an easy aircraft to fly, or indeed a pleasant one due to neutral longitudinal static stability, but for full aerobatic capabilities on a budget its hard to beat.

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UY_fxZYDMs

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