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by Frank Parker
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: What happened to all the Freds?
Replies: 12
Views: 11846

Re: What happened to all the Freds?

Very interesting to me, as I had the pleasure of Flying Eric's prototype at Sywell over forty years ago before I and they moved Stateside. Eric told me that due to advancing years he sold Fred to another expat Brit in Vero Beach, so it ought to be in good hands.
by Frank Parker
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Unable to renew membership online
Replies: 13
Views: 7360

Re: Unable to renew membership online

That is the format used in the USA!!
by Frank Parker
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Engine tacho calibration
Replies: 7
Views: 7154

Re: Engine tacho calibration

The one I have currently is just identified by the icon as RPM Gauge, but on the PlayStore it is called Accoustic Tachometer (RPM) and written by Javier Yanez. You can set it for four cylinders and 4 stroke cycle. Resolution is claimed at 40 rpm. In my AA5 with the original 1972 tacho the two agree ...
by Frank Parker
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Engine tacho calibration
Replies: 7
Views: 7154

Re: Engine tacho calibration

I use an app on my Droid phone, works well
by Frank Parker
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Copy of article in May/June 1970 copy of PF
Replies: 5
Views: 7525

Re: Copy of article in May/June 1970 copy of PF

The article is by Derek Piggot. A second instrument was mounted and connected to the static on a trailing bomb which was towed behind and below the aircraft in undisturbed air flow.
If you want a copy of the article I can scan and send.
Frank Parker
by Frank Parker
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Mode S Transponder checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 6716

Re: Mode S Transponder checking?

I had a similar problem which turned out to be due to corrosion beneath the antenna and the aircraft skin. Cleaned it up and it has worked perfectly since then.
by Frank Parker
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Oshkosh 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 10138

Re: Oshkosh 2018

I suggest that you contact Norris Hibbler at Aircraft and Marine Insurance in Vancouver Washington state. They have written a lot of policies for Grumman Gang members amongst others, and are very competitive and customer oriented.

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by Frank Parker
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: May I introduce myself - and solicit advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 6042

Re: May I introduce myself - and solicit advice?

The late John Taylor built his first design in a second floor apartment I believe. And my Turb was built at times on the dining room table and in the garage! Not many people that I know had the good fortune to be able to build in a hangar on an airfield, so just go ahead and make a start on some sma...
by Frank Parker
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Rally Slots
Replies: 10
Views: 6162

Re: Rally Slots

Harry, I'm sorry to say that I do not have any records of the information you are trying to compile. From memory, when I first became involved in the PFA around 1956 I believe that Harold Best Devereux was in the chair. Eric King was chairman from 1960 to 1961, when David Armstrong took over as Eric...
by Frank Parker
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Rally Slots
Replies: 10
Views: 6162

Re: Rally Slots

Having lived in the USA for the last forty one years, I am out of touch with the way that things are done now. But back then we did not need landing slots. I can fly into Oshkosh and Sun n' Fun without an arrival slot, or for that matter most USA airports. So why is this over regulation now a way of...
by Frank Parker
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Advice please on installing the Bob Archer antenna Model 6
Replies: 7
Views: 4244

Re: Advice please on installing the Bob Archer antenna Model

Richard, had to be my Turbulent. My present ride is an AA5 with a Skytech starter that fires up with no effort on my part in the hot Florida weather!
by Frank Parker
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Airspace infrigements
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

Re: Airspace infrigements

I don't remember airspace violations being much of a problem when I used to live in the UK, but that was over forty years ago before the great airspace grab! People are concerned that the cost of flying is reducing the number of recreational pilots, so why is more controlled airspace required? We ma...
by Frank Parker
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Advice please on installing the Bob Archer antenna Model 6
Replies: 7
Views: 4244

Re: Advice please on installing the Bob Archer antenna Model

Richard, your comments about inside a fuselage obviously cannot apply to a metal airframe, or even carbon fiber, perhaps. I cannot see how the curvature can have an effect if the antenna is mounted in what is essentially a non-conductive enclosure.
by Frank Parker
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Baffling Departure of CEO
Replies: 12
Views: 7761

Re: Baffling Departure of CEO

When I think about how PFA was struggling forty years ago, and now look at the remarkable organization that has inherited the mantle, we obviously have had the benefit of some very talented individuals in the driving seat over the years! Long may it continue!
by Frank Parker
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Baffling Departure of CEO
Replies: 12
Views: 7761

Re: Baffling Departure of CEO

Having been out of the UK for the last forty years, I was wondering what PFA did not do that made it necessary to create the BMAA. There appears to be so much in common that separate organizations appear not to be needed. I am not a BMAA member, but I did drop them an e-mail asking this same questio...