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    Exclamation Nice SE 5a pic!

    Here is a very nice shot of an SE 5a from one of the recent Air Shows in the UK. Rather interesting side lighting.

    Photo by Neil Hutchinson
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    Nice find Baz.
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    Looks like ULL. Does somebody recognize the scale?

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    Top photo yet again Baz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Top photo yet again Baz.
    No, it's a side photo, surely?



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    Very nice one


    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    Looks like ULL. Does somebody recognize the scale?
    I would say probably 7/8th scale. Looks like those I saw at Dawn Patrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    No, it's a side photo, surely?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Very nice one




    I would say probably 7/8th scale. Looks like those I saw at Dawn Patrol.

    Karl
    I've never understood 7/8 scale surely it would be just as easy to build full size. Can't be much difference in cost or build time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    I've never understood 7/8 scale surely it would be just as easy to build full size. Can't be much difference in cost or build time.
    Most single-seaters at 7/8th scale are small/light enough to be considered an ultra-light plane. You don't need a pilot's licence fly, just a driver's licence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    No, it's a side photo, surely?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Most single-seaters at 7/8th scale are small/light enough to be considered an ultra-light plane. You don't need a pilot's licence fly, just a driver's licence.
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    i believe you still need a pilots license, just a special class thats easier to acquire and maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    i believe you still need a pilots license, just a special class thats easier to acquire and maintain.
    Possibly; I'm just going by what the guys at Dawn Patrol told me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Most single-seaters at 7/8th scale are small/light enough to be considered an ultra-light plane. You don't need a pilot's licence fly, just a driver's licence.
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    I don't think that's true for the UK Karl. (But I could be wrong).
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    Flying on a driver's licence ? One way to get yourself killed I guess !


    I think the scaled down machines fall below the weight category to be considered light aeroplanes so fall into the bracket of microlights - here you still need a National Private Pilot's Licence (Microlights) (NPPL(M)) to fly them but it's a lesser qualification than Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) & Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL) (max take-off weight of two tonnes) and probably easier to obtain and maintain.
    There is also a National Private Pilot's Licence (Simple Single Engine Aeroplanes) (NPPL(SSEA)) used only to fly a small number of vintage light aircraft such as the Tiger Moth, along with what are known as 'permit to fly' and kit-built aircraft. This may also fit the bill ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Possibly; I'm just going by what the guys at Dawn Patrol told me
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    The lowest level of individual pilot certification is needed: Sport Pilot, which allows you to fly Light-Sport Aircraft. What the limits are to light-sport aircraft are, I dunno, but there is always Wikipedia...

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    The FAA defines a light sport aircraft as an aircraft, other than a helicopter or Powered-lift, that since its original certification, has continued to meet the following:

    Max. Gross Takeoff Weight: 1,320 lbs (600 kg) or 1,430 lbs for seaplanes (650 kg)
    Max. Stall Speed: 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph) CAS
    Max. Speed in Level Flight (at sea level In the US Standard Atmosphere): 120 knots (220 km/h; 140 mph) CAS
    Max. Seats: Two
    Max. Engines / Motors: One (if powered)
    Propeller: Fixed-pitch or ground adjustable
    Cabin: Unpressurized
    Fixed-pitch, semi-rigid, teetering, two-blade rotor system, if a gyroplane.
    Landing Gear: Fixed (except for seaplanes and gliders)



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