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by Brian Hope
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: June Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: June Magazine

Only just spotted this, sorry. The June mag went out on time and should have arrived from the first onwards. The vagaries of the post office mean that not everybody will get it on the same day, there seems to be a spread over about 4 days (for UK delivery), but Covid has certainly messed my post up ...
by Brian Hope
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Cub Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Cub Tour

Hi, I am posting on behalf of Peter Dacey, a non member with a non LAA L4 Cub. He is off on a British Tour, using mainly grass strips and intends taking most of the summer. He says "I am aiming to leave my home base of Denham around mid July and head first to Essex before continuing in an approximat...
by Brian Hope
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Super Emeraude IFR
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Super Emeraude IFR

Hi Matt, if you check out Technical Leaflet TL2.27 you will find a list of likely aircraft that may meet the criteria for night/IFR approval, and the Super Emeraude is included in the section of aircraft likely to be acceptable after further investigation. If you are serious about proceeding, I sugg...
by Brian Hope
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: C90 / O-200 operating costs
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: C90 / O-200 operating costs

Hi Steve, you're going to get all manner of opinions so I'll get in early and give you my two-penneth! The C90/O-200 are good solid traditional aircraft engines. My experience has been mainly with the C90, and given the choice I'd have a C90 rather than an O-200. The latter revs a fair bit higher fo...
by Brian Hope
Wed May 13, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020

Hi Matt, oh that I could. The inevitability of life was that she discovered boys and it was all David Essex and Cliff Richard. Try as I may, I couldn't steer her down the path of Dylan or the Stones, wrong sort of men apparently. As for the Three Degrees album, went the way of the Barbie dolls I'm a...
by Brian Hope
Tue May 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020

Well Bev, that’s some post. Given the general situation over the past two months I don’t know whether I should be annoyed at your intolerance, or mildly amused by some of your logic. But if your information on self-isolation in the air came via texts and emails from the States (no tweets?), who am I...
by Brian Hope
Sat May 09, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Spraying my aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Spraying my aircraft

Hi Bill, if you are inexperienced and doing it 'in the garden' then I'd certainly go with HVLP equipment, it saves on materials and produces far less overspray. I'd steer clear of two pack polyurethanes for two reasons. First they are very toxic and you need to use an air fed mask, and second they a...
by Brian Hope
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Covid-19 Lockdown
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Covid-19 Lockdown

Just to be clear, I'm not having a go at anybody here, just expressing an opinion. I would also like to think that when it is patently clear that the vast majority of pilots are toeing the line then more extreme sanctions should be unlikely. Most of us do not operate in a vacuum, whoever was flying ...
by Brian Hope
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Covid-19 Lockdown
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Covid-19 Lockdown

As a member, rather than a member of the LAA staff, I can understand that people may get upset that aircraft are flying that they believe should not be. It is patently wrong in the current circumstances. However, unless the complete facts are know then I wonder if we should really be deciding to hol...
by Brian Hope
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Seriously Well Done
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Seriously Well Done

Thanks John for your kind words. The good news is that it is our intention to continue to get the magazine out on time every month, despite the unfortunate trying circumstances. I always have worked from home as far as the mag is concerned, and am in touch with all the rest of the staff who are also...
by Brian Hope
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flight2Hope film
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Flight2Hope film

Flight To Hope. A film by Susie Coreth Many of you will recall the inspirational article by Joshua Levine in Light Aviation of June 2019 about sculptor Mark Coreth’s Flight2Hope project. Mark had been commissioned to design a sculpture for the St John of Jerusalem Eye Clinic that represented the his...
by Brian Hope
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Carbon Monoxide poisening
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Carbon Monoxide poisening

You will no doubt know that CO poisoning has come to the fore again following the AAIB report on the Piper accident down in the Channel Islands. CAA and LAA are highlighting the dangers, in fact we have a piece in the next (April) magazine. Anyway, last night I came across a very interesting intervi...
by Brian Hope
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Sun n Fun postponed
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Sun n Fun postponed

I have just received notification that Sun n Fun has been postponed until May 5 -10 (was March 31 - Apr 5). Not surprised, and wouldn't bet on it going ahead in May either.
Rgds, Brian.
by Brian Hope
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Future of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 4047

Re: Future of the Forum

Hi Bob, Tony, thanks for this. I'll follow up with the office on Monday. I know the website update has been put on hold and expect it is likely to be so until the LAA/BMAA merger decision has been resolved, but if we at least get some sort of decision as to what is required of a new forum it will be...
by Brian Hope
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW Run-in Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: VW Run-in Schedule

Hi Phil, the traditional advice for conventional aero engines is not to baby them but to use high power settings and straight oil for run in to prevent the bores from glazing. It goes against what most of us with empathy for mechanical things would usually think of doing, but I think it is sound adv...