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by ian herdis
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Low-Hours Propeller Inspection Protocol
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Low-Hours Propeller Inspection Protocol

I have had my LPIP carried out and am pleased to report all went well. I discussed the inspection with a couple of companies who both quoted the same price I decided to go with Brinkley’s as they were happy to have me in the workshop during the tear down and inspection. The engineer who done the wor...
by ian herdis
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Low-Hours Propeller Inspection Protocol
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Low-Hours Propeller Inspection Protocol

Hi. Mike

Thanks for posting. Great to have some real world experience.

Ian
by ian herdis
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Low-Hours Propeller Inspection Protocol
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Low-Hours Propeller Inspection Protocol

I was pleased to see the announcement on LPIP it’s great to see some common sense being applied our generally lightly used aircraft. As the owner of a McCauley 3 blade CS prop with only seven hours on it I did not rellesh forking out for a full overhaul. So I was wondering if anyone had went through...
by ian herdis
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Thatcher CX4
Topic: CX4 progress
Replies: 7
Views: 19947

Re: CX4 progress

Well there certainly looks like great progress now as one is cleared to fly. Great to see a new type progressing.
by ian herdis
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Is designing an aircraft a realistic goal
Replies: 8
Views: 9992

Re: Is designing an aircraft a realistic goal

Hi. Garry

If you only need one seat then that category is deregulated. It will still need the same design and testing but you do not have to have any of that data approved by anyone.

Ian.
by ian herdis
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: panel labels
Replies: 6
Views: 3806

Re: panel labels

There is a company advertising in the mag just now.

www.fly-visuals.co.uk
by ian herdis
Sat May 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Aluminium Priming
Replies: 9
Views: 5658

Re: Aluminium Priming

Keep an eye on the mag sure there was mention of an up coming article on priming. Also I believe a new TL coming out on the subject.

Also discuss with your inspector as they have to be happy with the airframe construction to sign off on it.
by ian herdis
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Bearhawk 4 seat taildragger
Replies: 6
Views: 4167

Re: Bearhawk 4 seat taildragger

Hi. Richard.

A good site for the Bearhawk is the Missipi Mudbug builders website by Eric Newton.

You may have seen it already but I thought it worth posting just in case as its a great site with a ton of information.

Eric sells a builders manual which I bought, it's very well presented.

Ian.
by ian herdis
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Bearhawk 4 seat taildragger
Replies: 6
Views: 4167

Re: Bearhawk 4 seat taildragger

Hi, Richard. Don't assume that any mods would be required, they may not, however engineering would need to assess the design before they could answer that. Perhaps the designer Bob Barrows would be prepared to provide a not for construction set of plans direct to the LAA for assessment. Are you inte...
by ian herdis
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Insurance recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 9032

Re: Insurance recommendations?

Shop around and check the policy details carefully so you can compare like for like.

I am with Traffords, I have had quotes from Visicover twice but each time Traffords was cheaper.

Good luck with your new aircraft.

Ian.
by ian herdis
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Rotax Article, LA mag, Oct '15
Replies: 16
Views: 9633

Re: Rotax Article, LA mag, Oct '15

It was. You have to stick to the service schedule and best to use the manufacturers filters etc. but you are not forced to use the original manufacturer.
by ian herdis
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: acceptable dual ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 2914

Re: acceptable dual ignition

Hi. Tom. Let us know how you get on if you don't mind, new engine options are always of interest. I like one of the points made on the Gazaile web site that you can build the aircraft with the engine all for less than the cost of a Rotax 912 engine. Now that can't be bad. The diesel option certainly...
by ian herdis
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Recommendations for canopy moulding
Replies: 4
Views: 3451

Re: Recommendations for canopy moulding

Hi. Hayden.

There was an advert on AFORS a while back for a new UK canopy maker.

There was no web page just a name and email address.

Karen Willets willetskaren AT gmail.com

Ian.
by ian herdis
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 8613

Re: Briggs and Stratton aero engines

Hi. Basil.

Grass strip aviation had a v twin on display at the rally last year. 30 HP 35 kg £2930.00

I have some pictures. PM me if you want to see them.

Ian.
by ian herdis
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: FK-Lightplanes
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

Re: FK-Lightplanes

Hi. Peter Which model are you interested in? FK have been around a long time so if the model you are interested in is one which has been in production for a substantial period of time there may be an approval route open to you. If the fleet of the model you are interested in has acquired 2500 flight...