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by kill_devil
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DH9 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: DH9 restoration

Working on it - have put in a Join request. Many thanks for the tip.
by kill_devil
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DH9 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: DH9 restoration

This is the DH9 we hope to get flying next year.
by kill_devil
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: DH9 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 378

DH9 restoration

I am currently based in the UK working for a historic aircraft restoration company restoring WW1 and WW2 aircraft. Our latest work is an airworthy DH9 that will soon be get its permit to test. I believe Pierre van Ryneveld with Quinton Brand flew a DH9 on the last leg of his record breaking flight f...
by kill_devil
Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: 912S Should not run under 5000 rpm
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: 912S Should not run under 5000 rpm

see Rotax Service Letter SL-912-016 & SL-914-014 Essential Information Regarding Engine Behaviour, Performance and Manifold Pressure Data 1. Engine speed over 5500 RPM is restricted to 5 minutes maximum 2. Take off RPM at WOT (wide open throttle) should not be below 5200 RPM to avoid overloading the...
by kill_devil
Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The KWiK R story
Replies: 57
Views: 8372

Re: The KWiK R story

What a day! What a privilege! It can't get better than this. The video clip sums it all up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScQuHka4 ... r_embedded
by kill_devil
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: The KWiK R story
Replies: 57
Views: 8372

Re: The KWiK R story

Demon, if you don't object I'll be turning up at Rietfontein on Saturday morning to watch you unpack and to also conduct an honorary inspection of ZU-KWK on behalf of the BMAA. This is just too much of an important international microlight occasion to let pass without marking it formally. KD
by kill_devil
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Going faster(er) in my trike is quite exhausting
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Going faster(er) in my trike is quite exhausting

Hi Oliver, Thanks for explaining the origins of your username - I was sort of pulling your leg. Even I understood very little about flexwing design when I first started flying weightshift controlled microlights. As you point out, the stated probable cause of ZU-AVT's loss focuses on the resulting st...
by kill_devil
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Going faster(er) in my trike is quite exhausting
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Going faster(er) in my trike is quite exhausting

That's the best advice of all, Conrad - "be happy and safe with what you have or get another trike". Redistributing the weight in the trike does affect the 'hands off' trim distance of the bar from your belly, and therefore indirectly gives you more or less pitch authority, but that effect is somewh...
by kill_devil
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Going faster(er) in my trike is quite exhausting
Replies: 24
Views: 2800

Re: Going faster(er) in my trike is quite exhausting

Wargames suggested "Attach a bungee to nose plate of the wing, and then with a pulley type system, pull bungee taught to achieve higher speed, and fasten bungee to boom tube." No, don't do it, this is outright dangerous, as I will explain later below. Conrad suggested "Check the weight distribution ...
by kill_devil
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Aiden de Gersigney - RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 3421

Re: Aiden de Gersigney - RIP

This is devastating news. I can't believe this gentle man is with us no more. His name will live on as a founding father in the history of microlighting. Farewell Aidan. It has been a privilege to have known you.
by kill_devil
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Order your 2008 Microlighters.co.za calendar here
Replies: 127
Views: 11578

If anyone has a spare calendar, let me know - I'm in the UK.
by kill_devil
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Awesome service and support
Replies: 16
Views: 2208

Gee, thanks. My S/N is 5646906 - 290th engine after yours! I'll check my magnetic plug regularly as per SB-912-051UL.
by kill_devil
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Awesome service and support
Replies: 16
Views: 2208

Hi Demon, Could you possibly tell me the Serial Number of your 912S that failed? Was it really a 912S or was it a 912ULS. They are the same, but are made in different batches and have different serial number ranges. The Service Bulletin SB-912-051UL applies to all engines after S/N 5645990 and SB-91...
by kill_devil
Thu May 24, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: FF still on a roll
Replies: 15
Views: 1720

Well done Annie.

Always knew you were a high flyer and that I could never keep up with you.

Wow!
by kill_devil
Fri May 18, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Belgian Microlight Flyer
Replies: 737
Views: 134979

I learnt to fly at Microland and my first rike was an Aquilla 503. I am temporarily living in the UK and fly a P&M Aviation GT450, which has to be the best flexwing on the market. I have stuck to my old Aquilla colours of yellow and black, which gives me good conspicuity in the busy UK airspace.