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15th Jun 2018, 10:04
Replies: 58
Views: 22,591
Posted By shortstripper

Angry No mention in the mainstream news here in the UK...

No mention in the mainstream news here in the UK . Not a "celebrity" I guess? :(
14th Jun 2018, 20:34
Replies: 55
Views: 15,782
Posted By shortstripper

I met John a few times as he lived in Selsey not...

I met John a few times as he lived in Selsey not far from me when I lived down that way. He even rung up once to ask if he could come and fly electric RC aircraft at the farm, but never did (sadly)...
27th May 2017, 19:36
Replies: 38
Views: 9,928
Posted By shortstripper

A Luton Minor was the first aeroplane I had a...

A Luton Minor was the first aeroplane I had a share in (G-BBCY back in the early 1990's). Lovely aeroplane, very easy to fly, forgiving and not that bad performance. It's a perfect first tail wheel...
23rd Jun 2016, 08:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,507
Posted By shortstripper

Importing engine bits from the US - Customs charge?

Does anyone have any advise on the cheapest way to import some second hand engine bits without being charged unfairly by Customs?

I've sourced a second hand crankshaft, prop hub and connecting...
18th Mar 2016, 22:28
Replies: 41
Views: 10,118
Posted By shortstripper

Often nervous before a flight, but now...

Often nervous before a flight, but now experienced enough to know I won't be the moment I have the engine started and I'm rolling down the runway.

I think it's natural and very healthy to...
22nd Aug 2015, 07:37
Replies: 6
Views: 2,291
Posted By shortstripper

I had my first ever aircraft share in one...

I had my first ever aircraft share in one (G-BBCY). A delight to fly, very easy and safe. A bit slow obviously but you'll learn a lot and have a lot of fun ....So my advice would be to go for it!
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21st Jul 2015, 11:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By shortstripper

Yes that's no problem. There should be fuel...

Yes that's no problem.

There should be fuel at the strip though it had run out last week. Check with the owner (Bob Sage) on the fuel situation. His number and all the details you need can be...
21st Jul 2015, 10:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By shortstripper

Priory Farm! ... Great LAA strip, lovely owner...

Priory Farm! ... Great LAA strip, lovely owner and full interesting aeroplanes (three Stearman's, and our L4 for instance). If I didn't have to pick my daughter up from Coventry at midday, I'd give...
18th Jun 2015, 20:27
Replies: 22
Views: 6,101
Posted By shortstripper

I sang "Lilly the pink" all around my first solo...

I sang "Lilly the pink" all around my first solo circuit .... However. it was in a glider and everybody heard me!!! :\

SS
1st Jun 2015, 18:53
Replies: 25
Views: 4,203
Posted By shortstripper

Above is very true! For landing and taking...

Above is very true!

For landing and taking off, our L4 is easy in a crosswind compared to some taildraggers I've flown. I've landed at Priory farm (not that short but narrow) with a 90 degree 15...
24th May 2015, 11:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,634
Posted By shortstripper

It took me a while to see it, but that's almost...

It took me a while to see it, but that's almost creepy!

SS
24th May 2015, 08:03
Replies: 117
Views: 14,772
Posted By shortstripper

Don't get me started on that subject! :rolleyes:...

Don't get me started on that subject! :rolleyes: :hmm::p:E

Chuck .... I still reckon the best aircraft to learn on is a glider :D

SS
20th May 2015, 17:57
Replies: 117
Views: 14,772
Posted By shortstripper

The best aeroplane to learn in? - A glider of...

The best aeroplane to learn in? - A glider of course! :ok:

I converted to power by way of Tigermoth and Supercub, with some of the nav in a C150. I'd say the DH82 was a terrible trainer as I...
20th May 2015, 12:08
Replies: 42
Views: 11,941
Posted By shortstripper

I do both depending on a/c and conditions. I...

I do both depending on a/c and conditions.

I wonder if it's something to do with most tailwheel flying in the UK is from grass strips rather than airports with long concrete runways? I've not been...
14th May 2015, 07:08
Replies: 27
Views: 3,661
Posted By shortstripper

Trim is very helpful but don't forget not all...

Trim is very helpful but don't forget not all aircraft have a trimmer!

To the OP - Make sure you know the difference between a spin and spiral dive as you seem very confused between the two?

Oh...
28th Apr 2015, 11:48
Replies: 26
Views: 4,150
Posted By shortstripper

No good for hour building though! But what...

No good for hour building though!

But what you say about buying, flying and selling is very doable :ok:

SS
27th Apr 2015, 11:30
Replies: 26
Views: 4,150
Posted By shortstripper

Not that there's anything wrong with the aircraft...

Not that there's anything wrong with the aircraft you mention, but you'll find most LAA craft far more fun to fly.

SS
22nd Apr 2015, 21:26
Replies: 50
Views: 9,178
Posted By shortstripper

Not in the mood to argue in light of local news. ...

Not in the mood to argue in light of local news.
Suffice to say I speak from experience not theory.
22nd Apr 2015, 17:41
Replies: 50
Views: 9,178
Posted By shortstripper

Sorry but until that last post I thought you...

Sorry but until that last post I thought you sounded like you knew what you were on about?

I said feel and ATTITUDE .... Seriously, if you really need to reference the ASI in a simple single...
22nd Apr 2015, 15:31
Replies: 50
Views: 9,178
Posted By shortstripper

Vilters, I agree with what you say (see post...

Vilters,

I agree with what you say (see post above). However, forget about looking at the ASI! If you are unable to fly by attitude and feel, you are unlikely to be able to walk away from this...
22nd Apr 2015, 11:43
Replies: 50
Views: 9,178
Posted By shortstripper

I think an engine failure at 450' in a PA28 won't...

I think an engine failure at 450' in a PA28 won't give you time to think much to be honest. It almost has to be instinctive at that height in that type of aeroplane. Nose down, pick a point and aim...
20th Apr 2015, 19:05
Replies: 50
Views: 9,178
Posted By shortstripper

I rarely disagree with what A&C posts, but do on...

I rarely disagree with what A&C posts, but do on this occasion. "Most" aircraft won't spin from a gentle stall when slipping as the outer wing is likely to stall first and yaw the aircraft away from...
17th Apr 2015, 07:48
Replies: 117
Views: 17,762
Posted By shortstripper

Sorry but I'm not going to be able to make it...

Sorry but I'm not going to be able to make it after all.

I hadn't realised it was Old Buckenham Wings and wheels Sunday and had promised to take my son to that this year.

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17th Apr 2015, 07:45
Replies: 33
Views: 4,706
Posted By shortstripper

I love gliding but fall into a very typical...

I love gliding but fall into a very typical glider demographic ... Young / old pilots.

I had time to fly gliders when I was younger and hope to fly them again when (if) I retire or semi retire. In...
14th Apr 2015, 11:52
Replies: 33
Views: 4,706
Posted By shortstripper

I did a renewal a couple of years ago at AFC...

I did a renewal a couple of years ago at AFC Earles Colne flying their Robin 200.

It's a good professional set up and the aircraft are good. Outside controlled airspace and I think it's either...
3rd Apr 2015, 21:43
Replies: 117
Views: 17,762
Posted By shortstripper

Not really a Cub field but I'm in. L4 Cub...

Not really a Cub field but I'm in.

L4 Cub from Priory Farm Norfolk.

SS
7th Feb 2015, 23:32
Replies: 48
Views: 12,647
Posted By shortstripper

Mr Shaggy Sheep ... Not just referring to...

Mr Shaggy Sheep ...

Not just referring to this thread. It just seems that whenever a thread about the dear old Tigermoth comes up, everyone loves to comment about about how crap it is ... If you...
7th Feb 2015, 21:32
Replies: 48
Views: 12,647
Posted By shortstripper

LOL ... I am indeed rather short but alas not...

LOL ... I am indeed rather short but alas not good looking enough to be a stripper other than in a flying sense.

My first powered solo was in a Tigermoth and so I guess I have a soft spot for it...
7th Feb 2015, 20:57
Replies: 48
Views: 12,647
Posted By shortstripper

Why do people seem to feel big by knocking the...

Why do people seem to feel big by knocking the Tigermoth?

There seems to be a trend developing? ... "Worst handling aeroplane I've ever flown", "It's so crap I'm surprised it was ever considered...
30th Jan 2015, 20:14
Replies: 47
Views: 7,651
Posted By shortstripper

23 hours in a Piper L4 Cub last year came to...

23 hours in a Piper L4 Cub last year came to around 1250 including subs. I haven't included the share cost as I could get that back in an instant and the value is increasing rather than depreciating...
8th Jan 2015, 17:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By shortstripper

Is flying from the back seat a downside? I love...

Is flying from the back seat a downside? I love it! The only downside to a L4/J3 is the cruise speed. Even my Slingsby T31m was faster!

SS
8th Jan 2015, 07:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By shortstripper

You've summed them up pretty well but more...

You've summed them up pretty well but more emphasis needs to be placed on the FUN bit :)
They slip beautifully and though short ranged can drop into just about any strip or field available so there...
8th Dec 2014, 18:07
Replies: 25
Views: 4,882
Posted By shortstripper

Hi Terry, I'm another short @rse at 5'5"...

Hi Terry,

I'm another short @rse at 5'5" with short legs.

Whilst I had no great problems flying the older gliders such as the K13/18/8/6 ect I did find some of the more modern (for the 80's...
28th Nov 2014, 19:39
Replies: 30
Views: 8,376
Posted By shortstripper

Step Turn, They way I read the OP was that...

Step Turn,

They way I read the OP was that Fionn101 is not doing the flying but using the services of a licenced flying school and asking what they are legally allowed to do other than teach?
I...
18th Oct 2014, 20:59
Replies: 26
Views: 6,804
Posted By shortstripper

There's nothing wrong with steep turns close to...

There's nothing wrong with steep turns close to the ground if properly flown ... Far far better than under banked, over ruddered ones!

SS

PS Nothing much in that video is very noteworthy IMHO
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