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by Rob Swain
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of the L
Replies: 18
Views: 8836

Re: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of t

frasersi@btinternet.com wrote:I have had several replies to my email and note that the RV chat site has a lot of dialogue.
Ian.

I will ask again.
What 'RV chat site'?
URL / web address, please.
by Rob Swain
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of the L
Replies: 18
Views: 8836

Re: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of t

You say you have a Mode S transponder. Well, one wire will take the GPS signal from your PAW box (much less than £250) to your transponder and now you have your ADSB Out, as well as In. I agree with pretty well all you say, Paul. One thing, though... a number of early mode S transponders (mentionin...
by Rob Swain
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of the L
Replies: 18
Views: 8836

Re: Electronic conspicuity article from the Feb edition of t

I have had several replies to my email and note that the RV chat site has a lot of dialogue. What 'RV chat site'? URL please. The PilotAware forum has a thread on this subject too. http://forum.pilotaware.com/index.php/topic,1172.0.html Comments on that forum are pretty well always technically corr...
by Rob Swain
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Is installing a CO detector a mod?
Replies: 7
Views: 4646

Re: Is installing a CO detector a mod?

Agree with the above. Mine is a B&Q item stuck to the parcel shelf with Blu Tak. It screams loudly when tested, it's been there five years, flashes a green light every few seconds to indicate it is still alive. Another agreement here. However... I have a modern domestic one that takes 2 x AA batter...
by Rob Swain
Wed May 03, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Nav lights on my Emeraude
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Re: Nav lights on my Emeraude

When checking out an LED installation be sure to check for radio interference. I have fitted LED bulbs to my existing aircraft light fittings: these are intended for aircraft use. I've found that they cause radio interference that can get so bad that it breaks through the squelch level on the radio....
by Rob Swain
Wed May 03, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Flarm
Replies: 17
Views: 11552

Re: Flarm

If you have a definite, pressing and immediate need to see gliders then I guess PowerFlarm is the expensive answer. However... PilotAware is gaining a form of Flarm detection. http://forum.pilotaware.com/index.php/topic,885.0.html This is in addition to all the PilotAware/P3i, ADS-B, Mode S and Mode...
by Rob Swain
Wed May 03, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Hand held radio.
Replies: 39
Views: 22940

Re: Hand held radio.

Well this is the LAA so homebuilding is allowed. :wink: It's a hand-held so it's allowed in a certified aircraft as carry-on equipment! 8.33khz spacing is nothing to do with poor performance. If your display is showing the 'normal' 25khz spaced frequency then it is operating in normal 25khz mode. A...
by Rob Swain
Wed May 03, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio (and Transponder) replacement.
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

Radio (and Transponder) replacement.

I'm going to replace my aircraft's com radio to comply with the new sky we are getting next year. Seeing as the best option seems to be the Trig TY91 and that will involve rejigging the whole stack I will change the transponder to the Trig TT21 at the same time. Given the number of radio and transpo...
by Rob Swain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Documents to be carried.
Replies: 9
Views: 6054

Re: Documents to be carried.

mikeblyth wrote:Credit card and will :P
I don't bother with the will - just my solicitor's business card. Less weight...

Given the price of Avgas and landings I've taken to carrying a backup credit card.
by Rob Swain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: A vote of thanks to Brian Hope
Replies: 9
Views: 7515

Re: A vote of thanks to Brian Hope

He's a Diamond Geezer, our Bri!
by Rob Swain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Mode S Transponder checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 6712

Re: Mode S Transponder checking?

Mode C not mode S but... I get good contact with every facility I work except Newquay - they can never see my mode C returns. Been like that for the past 3 or 4 years. Life's too short to worry about it as I only go down that way two or three times a year. I'll probably Mode S'ify soon anyway. Be in...
by Rob Swain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Tracey Curtis-Taylor
Replies: 137
Views: 75665

Re: Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Tracey who?

Don't have much truck with people who can't even spell their own name properly.

It is Tracy - no 'e'.
After Spencer Tracy.

Spelling it with an 'e' makes her look like a graphics plagiarist.
by Rob Swain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Scaling up scaled down aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 8195

Re: Scaling up scaled down aircraft

I seem to recall that the justification for the 90% scale of the Spitfire Mk26B was that to build it 100% size would mean it would cost several times the price because so much needs to be beefed up to take the extra loads the extra wing area, weight etc imposes on the structure. I'm reasonably certa...
by Rob Swain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Medical self-declaration
Replies: 36
Views: 32058

Re: Medical self-declaration

This will probably be regarded as scope-creep, but not too much, I think. I am just wondering about the potential insurance implications of self cert medicals. If I have a prang and am knocked out, suffer concussion etc. is my insurance underwriter likely to try to use that as proof I might have had...
by Rob Swain
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Solid or Pneumatic tailwheel
Replies: 6
Views: 4826

Re: Solid or Pneumatic tailwheel

Had a solid one on our Luscombe when we bought it. When we moved it to Sleap with hard but bumpy / seamy runways and taxiways it was very loud and very bumpy. Also tracked seams in the runway like a stylus. Changed to a pneumatic Maule assembly and it was easier handling, quieter, smoother and seeme...