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by mikehallam
Wed May 10, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: World trip resumed (flyer for...)
Replies: 0
Views: 16448

World trip resumed (flyer for...)

User avatar Re: Taking the long way home: Katamarino's Round the World flight By Katamarino Tue May 09, 2023 20:28#1964732 Well, the longest ever round-the-world flight is ramping up to continue. Since my last update of October 2021, we discovered that the newly replaced camshaft and lifters were al...
by mikehallam
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Escapade SLA
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Re: Escapade SLA

I am with an Escapade owner who knows about the LAA uprated airframe details.
Please email contact him.
[email protected]
by mikehallam
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Escapade
Replies: 6
Views: 5469

Re: Escapade

Rob,

The two here are BMAA.
I thought the example where the seat shifted and killed the pilot last year was LAA. Maybe they therefore do have access to whatever spec you wish to consult.
Why not just continue to use yours as a microlight as prescribed, less hassle as an established route ?
by mikehallam
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Escapade
Replies: 6
Views: 5469

Re: Escapade

They're BMAA a/c. Terry Francis of Reality Escapade was the U.K. kit supplier,. The airframe calculations were originally done long ago by an ex BMAA forum fellow, if need be you should consult them. Terry is regrettably deceased and his business absorbed into that of the current agency who chose to...
by mikehallam
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW Cylinder Head Machining
Replies: 11
Views: 10842

Re: VW Cylinder Head Machining

Never ever discuss purpose with machine shops, tell them it's a beach buggy oy special bitsa car !
Try people who still do car re-bores if no- one else comes up with recommendations by
by mikehallam
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW Cylinder Head Machining
Replies: 11
Views: 10842

Re: VW Cylinder Head Machining

Never ever discuss purpose with machine shops, tell them it's a beach buggy oy special bitsa car !
Try I'll who still do car re-bores if no- one else comes up with recommendations by
by mikehallam
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Escapade
Replies: 6
Views: 5469

Re: Escapade

Most are BMAA so perhaps a call to their engineering ?
If not we have two based at Jackrell's Farm since ~ 2006. One is UK prototype.
Another long term owner still around had one at Billingshurst strip though since sold on.
by mikehallam
Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Propeller Bolts
Replies: 0
Views: 2400

Propeller Bolts

My 80 h.p Rotax Rans has a two blade Warp Drive prop. attached by six M8 bolts x 100mm. Neither Warp Drive, LAS/Aircraft Spruce, SkyCraft/Rans, or CFS/Rotax can supply drilled head (for locking wire) replacements. (I have also googled & asked several UK bolt co's.) Where/how do other folk get them p...
by mikehallam
Thu Feb 03, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21
Replies: 15
Views: 15555

Re: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21

Yes, the three individual records represent three different SE2 locations.in the cockpit. None demonstrate they're much good, hence asking other users how theirs perform. The tail could perhaps be better but only by cutting holes ! So somewhere safe in the cabin is required, sticky tape at the ready...
by mikehallam
Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21
Replies: 15
Views: 15555

Re: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21

Thank you,
403F31.
You will see it's pretty poor "ADSB out".
by mikehallam
Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21
Replies: 15
Views: 15555

Re: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21

All v. interesting BUT... Has anyone found a good signal out strength place to stick the SE2 in a Rans S6 ? I've tried three places so far: side of windscreen; top of door; and cabin top close to wing root - all wth SE2 vertical. None make very much of show when on my pc I use my Hex in the free to ...
by mikehallam
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Battery article Jun 21 LA Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 6390

Re: Battery article Jun 21 LA Magazine

Alan. Re your Rotax. Do you still have the original combined rectifier voltage regulator feeding your Li battery ? Or is there more gubbins required to keep it happy. On my S6-116 the large lead acid battery is already in the Rans designed place, at full arm stretch down the fuselage behind the lugg...
by mikehallam
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Bing 54 carb parts
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Re: Bing 54 carb parts

Hi Paul, My easier to reach records only go back to 2016, but one Bing supplier was called.. MOTORWORKS (UK) LTD. Their reply address wasn't on my record. tired google and got this; Showing results for bmw spares for carburetors Search instead for bmw spares for carburreters Motorworks BMW Motorcycl...
by mikehallam
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Bing 54 carb parts
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Re: Bing 54 carb parts

I guess you tried one of the on-line BMW carb spares firms ?
Jets at least. Needle might be trickier.
TBH I stuck to as supplied for my Bings (Rotax 912).
by mikehallam
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21
Replies: 15
Views: 15555

Re: Electronic Conspicuity. LA article Dec 21

Quite true.
Perhaps a vigorous wing waggle to catch overtaker's MkI eye ball and dive to get below ?