Picking up my Mini Moke

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Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Doug G » Tue Nov 13, 2012 0:56

Picking up my Mini Moke. No not physically, although we did do that years ago when we needed to change a tyre.

Tomorrow I fly to and from Montserrat safely I hope by SVG.
However I digress.

On Wednesday I need to pick ip my Mini Moke. The brake lines etc have been fixed.
However I need to get it licensed first.
OK proceedure is go to traffic division with insurance certificate.
The certificate runs out on the 21st :shock:
Oh well many have to get a renewal certificate.
Fine, get a 'note' from the Traffic Police to allow me to drive the currently unlicensed Mini Moke around to the MOT test place. About 600 yards.
Get the Mini Moke tested. Should not be too difficult - I hope. :roll:
Drive into town - about 1 mile- and pay the license and stict it on before I get a ticket.

We shall see . . . the best laid plans of mice and men

But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane [you aren't alone]
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry]
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promised joy.

Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse, 1786
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Robin Jones » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:20

Good luck at the MOT Doug.
And, remember, the SVT pilot doesn't have a death wish....... although you might want to chat with him for a while just to make sure. :roll:
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Doug G » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:27

Robin Jones wrote:Good luck at the MOT Doug.
And, remember, the SVT pilot doesn't have a death wish....... although you might want to chat with him for a while just to make sure. :roll:

The aircraft are the same type Britten-Norman Islanders.
Fly Montserrat grounded by regional aviation authority
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Fly Montserrat airline has received a letter from the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority restricting them from flying into any ECCAA member state, which effectively grounds the airline.

The ban will be in place until the airline meets certain requirements, Premier Reuben T. Meade has confirmed.

Fly Montserrat flies to Nevis and Antigua, both of which are covered by ECCAA.

The ECCAA ban follows an incident in which a Fly Montserrat aircraft rolled onto the grass on landing at John Osborne Airport in Montserrat this morning.

In a statement issued today, Fly Montserrat stated, "The flight, 5M 2109, from Antigua with seven passengers, landed normally and decelerated along the runway. The pilot thought that he felt a minor vibration and as a precaution, he let the aircraft roll gently onto the grass, where the passengers disembarked. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft."

In a brief statement released Tuesday morning, the Montserrat government confirmed no injuries were reported.

"Airport Officials confirmed the incident but said it was still too early to give a report on what led to the plane going off the side of the runway. The airport has been closed until the aircraft can be moved for further investigation," the statement said.

Investigators from UK air accident investigation branch are now on the island to look into an accident.

In another statement issued Tuesday afternoon, His Excellency, Adrian Davis, Governor of Montserrat, said, "Once this investigation has established the probable cause(s) of the incident, I will make public their preliminary findings. A full report, which will also be made public, will follow some time after that.”

The flight was said to have been returning from Antigua at 9.40 am with seven on board, six passengers and one pilot.

The incident follows a deadly plane crash at the VC Bird International Airport last Sunday.


British citizen Michael Hudson, who miraculously survived Sunday’s crash, was up to Friday recovering and in “relatively good spirits” following surgery at Antigua’s Mount St John’s Medical Centre.

The 23-year-old Englishman was the sole survivor of the tragedy which killed three Caribbean nationals when the nine-seater Fly Montserrat Britten-Norman BN2 A Islander lost height immediately after becoming airborne and plunged back onto the runway.

The aircraft’s pilot, Jason Forbes of Antigua, and 29-year-old Jamaican teacher Annya Duncan were pronounced dead at the scene. The other passenger, Sandrama Poligadu, 57, of Guyana, was rushed to hospital but died shortly afterwards.
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Doug G » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:29

I have Mini Moke back !!!

Went to pick it up.

It would not start. I flooded the carb with the oversize electronic fuel pump. We nearly fattened the battery.

OK it works.
Went straight around to have it tested.
I already had a note from the Traffic permission to drive it to have it inspected and licenced. A whole 90 minutes. Yes 90 minutes on the Caribbean.

The indicator stuck on the way there but it still passed. 8)

I need a new 3-way switch.

Got it licenced with 20 minutes to spare.
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Robin Jones » Wed Nov 14, 2012 23:50

Perhaps the ECCAA should be renamed "The Office of Overreaction"
One week the airline has a fatal accident of unknown cause.
The next week they have an incident where it sounds like the pilot took extreme caution. (felt /heard something wrong, got the aircraft off the active runway safely without any injuries) And they shut the airline down. :roll:

Edit: Oh, glad you got the license sorted Doug.
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Doug G » Fri Nov 16, 2012 16:27

Oops the brakes disappeared this morning.

Chap had a leak still to fix.

Now fixed.
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:04

Hope you weren't driving it at the time
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Doug G » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:04

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:Hope you weren't driving it at the time

Yes I was driving.

The got less and less effective.

They then disappeared altogether.

Managed to stop using the gearbox (changing down not slinging out on the end of a rope) and using the hand brake. 8)

I was only traveling about 15mph at the time.
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Robin Jones » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:39

Hitting the brakes and finding an air pedal is always a :o :shock: moment.....
In "normal" cars I've had passengers ask me, "Why did you do that?" while braking....
"Do what?"
"Why did you push the brakes once, let 'em go and push 'em again?"
"Just want to make sure I have a pedal before I have to stop....." :roll:
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Doug G » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:45

Robin Jones wrote:Hitting the brakes and finding an air pedal is always a :o :shock: moment.....
In "normal" cars I've had passengers ask me, "Why did you do that?" while braking....
"Do what?"
"Why did you push the brakes once, let 'em go and push 'em again?"
"Just want to make sure I have a pedal before I have to stop....." :roll:
You too? :D
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Robin Jones » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:51

Ah, a defensive move on your PWP..... :lol:
Denied

Edited to add: Doug, I'll see how long it takes for someone to ask what a PWP is..... :roll:
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Doug G » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:56

Robin Jones wrote:Ah, a defensive move on your PWP..... :lol:
Denied

Edited to add: Doug, I'll see how long it takes for someone to ask what a PWP is..... :roll:
They could try here http://www.internetslang.com/list.asp?i=P
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by Robin Jones » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:07

That's not the definition of PWP as I know it..... :roll:
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:48

What's a pwp :)
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Re: Picking up my Mini Moke

Post by janz » Sun Nov 18, 2012 0:20

I checked the web.... and found 'Plastic Wall Phone'.... :shock: there were others :twisted: , but probably a bit ......too racey... :lol:
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