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by John Wighton
Wed May 21, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: GAR submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 2834

Re: GAR submissions

Tony, As far as l can see we need to give 4 hrs notice of our return to the UK. The GAR form is now an embedded part of the excellent Skydemon software, so it is dead easy to submit a GAR along with a checked Flightplan. Outside of Skydemon you should ensure the GAR is submitted in good time otehrwi...
by John Wighton
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Balsa wood in SSDR aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 6789

Excellent material. It needs to be integrated into the design properly. Sufficient design data exists in ANC-18. We use this as an alternative in several modern composite aircraft designs. Beware moisture ingress and absorbtion.
by John Wighton
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: G-CDBC magnum?
Replies: 3
Views: 18087

It seems to have got lost amongst all the Kit Fox style copy cat designs. I cannot recall a single feature in this design which pitched it as being different from the others. The plan, kit and RTF market seems to have been fully populated with this type of plane. I know that progress is incremental ...
by John Wighton
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Gyro Instruments
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

I have a Falcon AI (electric) for sale, 150hrs in Europa. Purchased in 2003 with inspection papers. It is priced at £100 x 4 (l think the price limit on this forum is a bit small).
by John Wighton
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Nats Aware - GPS Airspace Warning unit.
Replies: 33
Views: 20720

Brian, Yes of course the ground features will change but the main issue is positional aware ness w.r.t. airspace. I have a 7in PND device (a UMPC) installed with PocketFMS (another great product for peanuts) which l use for flight planning, weather and comms/airspace. The AWARE unit is secondary/bac...
by John Wighton
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Nats Aware - GPS Airspace Warning unit.
Replies: 33
Views: 20720

I think NATS has met that challenge. They supply a lifetime update of all 1/2mil charts for life for £150. And you get a (free!) GPS device to read them from. Its the NATS Aware GPS chart viewer - the subject of this post! The fact you can also use the GPS in your car for navigation, etc etc is a bo...
by John Wighton
Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rotax 912 mogas/avgas
Replies: 6
Views: 5431

Adam, What l do is to make notes in my fuel log and then ratio the times. The service is therefore calculated using a linear scale, 100% MOGAS equals 100hrs, 100% AVGAS is 50hrs, if its 50:50 then the service is done at 50% x 50hrs = 25hrs + 50hrs = 75hrs. 25% AVGAS would give a service at 25% x 50 ...
by John Wighton
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Thatcher CX4
Topic: Update from the 22nd Jan meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 11340

CX-4 Stress Calcs

I have an interest in the CX-4 and wonder what the current status of the design submission is? I own Aerodesign(UK) (the trading name of Ultraflight Ltd) which provides commercial services for aircraft design, stress analysis etc (l am listed by LAA in their Engineers referral list). It may be that ...