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by mikehallam
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Jabiru 2200
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Jabiru 2200

Best ask this question on the Jab/Camit forum where many active engineers & experienced user worldwide exchange gen. (If not done already ?)
by mikehallam
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Ciovid -19 and Permit Revalidation Check Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Ciovid -19 and Permit Revalidation Check Flight

If LAA they accept 90%. If plane weight is say 1000 lb it lets you test at 900 lb. l strap ballast onto the pax seat securely and the normal belts take any restraining force just like live meat ballast. The usual is a 25 litre plastic Jerry of water plus me. But l agree fully kitted as P1 l am 198 l...
by mikehallam
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Ciovid -19 and Permit Revalidation Check Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Ciovid -19 and Permit Revalidation Check Flight

Well Alan, Partly as l mostly am alone, I've been doing the flight test solo with ballast strapped on the pax seat which with baggage, me and full tanks can get my 'plane over 90% MAUW. No fuss and no bodily involvement of another soul. Seems to me a far more preferable and lower risk method. mike h...
by mikehallam
Thu May 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: 9.7mm hand reamer
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: 9.7mm hand reamer

I assume you'd thought of 3/8" and after using first for that size, then raising the lands with a file drawn along the lands to get the extra 3 thou. radius. Might be worth turnng up a spot on plug gauge carefully polished on a lathe to check the final bore, or of course if suitable, the actual item...
by mikehallam
Fri May 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wittman W8 Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Wittman W8 Plans

FWIW. My slow high wing Rans also had the cockpit static which generally exaggerates as speed of aircraft increases. l copied a colleague's solution, which is a classic method. A static button on mid fuselage side was installed a few years ago. Jodels have much the same, but one each side and a Tee ...
by mikehallam
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Murphy Maverick
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Murphy Maverick

Anyone - perhaps an Inspector - with access to SPARS please ?
Especially Murphy Maverick wing structural weakness issues & M.D.'s ?
by mikehallam
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Murphy Maverick
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Murphy Maverick

A friend in France, Richard Arkell, bought a U.K. part built but long ago abandoned Maverick kit to be a home build project. The fuselage has now been completed but the wings are a problem as lack of detailed info. is exacerbated as Murphy in Canada - if they exist now - won't communicate. Can any I...
by mikehallam
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flight2Hope film
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Flight2Hope film

Saved it for this evening and thank you for letting us know about the film.

Nice to see a Potez (?) tail wheel Jodel, but see how the 'good old' trusty C172 unobtrusively gets everywhere too !
by mikehallam
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: An urgent message to bored, aviation-minded, kids, parents and grandparents!
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: An urgent message to bored, aviation-minded, kids, parents and grandparents!

Well Ch,Ch.,

That would then be a leading requirement as 'plane indicates a wing, whereas i read the invitation to mean summat wot flies, but the ''how'' might bring forth some great new concept.

As in :- "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings...."
by mikehallam
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?
Replies: 40
Views: 2669

Re: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?

OTOH Chris, In the midst of a lengthy detailed Rans Annual Permit schedule, HMG have peruaded me it's anti-social to go out to do non real work away from home, particularly as at over 80 I'm supposedly "at risk". Thus that pleasurable therapeutic exercise has been put on hold. However that beautiful...
by mikehallam
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Keeping Current
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Keeping Current

Thank you,

Mine's an old last Century UK PPL, assume ditto applies & will now renew this Summer or Autumn if we are allowed to have two in the plane. Today's Gov. bulletin predicts a much longer period of non contact. We'll have to take it as it comes !

Regards, mike.
by mikehallam
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Keeping Current
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Keeping Current

Thank you, I have done my usual 50 hours mostly spring time through autumn. Are you saying that if l do the one hour with an LAA instructor, say September 2020, instead of March 2021, l can legally then fly right round till March 2023 ? i.e some 2 1/2 years. That would certainly help as last time l ...
by mikehallam
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Keeping Current
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Keeping Current

Quite true. Regardless of Covi19 and the requirement not to congregate, the 24 month renewal period is really rather short especially when for four or five months a year our grass airstrips are unuseable - even solo, let alone at AUW. For example I would, even in 'normal circumstances', need to arra...
by mikehallam
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?
Replies: 40
Views: 2669

Re: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?

l am just watching Jurassic Park, so on that theme, which side of the seatist enclosure will your gang be then ?
m :roll:
by mikehallam
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?
Replies: 40
Views: 2669

Re: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?

Oh !!!

[That's a pity].