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by LSHAvenger18
Wed May 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020

Wednesday 13th May 2020:

Advice by Steppenwolf

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way…

Simon
:D
by LSHAvenger18
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Power source for strobe?
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Power source for strobe?

Hi, I have a 12v strobe that appears completely self-contained. It was installed by a previous owner, just two wires are dangling down from it. I have an electrical source; battery and generator. Jodel D112 with MDL starter modification and wiring diagram. Where is the best take-off for a power sour...
by LSHAvenger18
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Permit renewal?
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Permit renewal?

Hoping that I can get some sort of extension too. Was unlucky in that I got caught after Inspector sign-off, but before test flight! So my permission to test will almost certainly expire before we are let out. This will take me outside the permit expiration plus one-year. Which then needs LAA permis...
by LSHAvenger18
Fri May 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Lubricating BTH Magneto?
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Lubricating BTH Magneto?

On the advice of Tony Stairs (very experienced magneto specialist), do NOT do this.
It could cause more problems than it solves.
Based on old information that may no longer be best practice.
Simon
by LSHAvenger18
Mon May 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Lubricating BTH Magneto?
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Lubricating BTH Magneto?

Hi, we are just about to lubricate the impulse mag with "5cc of colloidal graphite"! This is engine oil mixed with graphite and is done every 50 hrs. Engine is Gipsy Major. Just asking all you experienced operators out there if this sounds about right please? Any other tips much appreciated. Thanks,...
by LSHAvenger18
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?

Sorry double-post - unable to delete?
by LSHAvenger18
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?

Thanks for all replies. In the end, we used a base layer of clear prop tape - then layered three turns of coloured insulating tape (as per manual) on top. It worked well, looks good and is removable easily and cheaply for inspection. Will try to post a photo. Simon https://photos.google.com/search/_...
by LSHAvenger18
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?

Thanks Chris.

Auster.

An Engineer has advised that propellor tape around the strut works well.

The Auster book (1950's) says "Insulating Tape".

The clamp had leatherette before - but as it is fabric backed, this does not seem a good option if directly contacting strut, as it retains water.

Simon
by LSHAvenger18
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Suitable Material for Protecting Struts?

Hi, appreciate advice on how best to protect a strut from damage by Jury Strut Clamps? On our previous struts, the leatherette held water in contact (fabric backed), this created serious corrosion areas,. So bad, in fact, that we had to purchase replacement struts! Would thin rubber be better? "Empi...
by LSHAvenger18
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

Thanks Frank.

I have found some rolls for sale on ebay at £30 for 12cm wide, 5-10 metres, 3mm thick, neoprene rubber with cloth reinforcement.
Provided my engineer approves, looks like it might be fit.

Simon
by LSHAvenger18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

Hi, has anybody got information on where to find some rubber strip to wrap around the wing to fuselage joint please? It happens to be on an Auster, but I am sure many aircraft need the same strip. Initially the gap is taped, then the rubber strip laid on, held in place with a sprung steel band. I wo...
by LSHAvenger18
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?

Thank-you Neil,

good info,

Simon
by LSHAvenger18
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?

Thank-you Bill, those were my thoughts too.

Yes thanks Frank, they look correct length.

Simon
by LSHAvenger18
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?

We are just about to fit new wing strut bolts to an Auster J1N.

The book (not updated since 50s/60s) clearly shows no washers under the bolt heads.
The aircraft arrived with washers under the bolt heads!

Does anyone have a best practice please?

Thanks,

Simon
by LSHAvenger18
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Removing Old Contact Adhesive from Fabric / Ceconite?
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Removing Old Contact Adhesive from Fabric / Ceconite?

Thank-you,

I used carburettor cleaner - worked very well!

The secret seemed to be to apply some, work it in, then leave it.
Second and third time around, the glue lifted pretty easily.

Some areas needed scraping off too.

Simon