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by Basil
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: White Oratex fabric
Replies: 1
Views: 248

White Oratex fabric

5 metres of 1.8m wide, white Oratex fabric. 6000 grade. Left over from poorly estimated glider recover. Would sell for about half the new price. Currently in Leicester.
by Basil
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Aircraft trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Aircraft trailers

https://shirenewton.wordpress.com/special-projects/

This lot will probably build you a trailer but it won't be cheap, Good quality though.
by Basil
Sat May 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Fuselage Frame Fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

Re: Fuselage Frame Fabric

+1 for Oratex.. Quite expensive but quick results and not bad for your health. Also lighter than other fabrics and easy to repair.
by Basil
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Avmap ULTRA EFIS calibration
Replies: 4
Views: 2018

Re: Avmap ULTRA EFIS calibration

Once you calibrate the compass it displays heading instead of track and I've never found out how to revert to track. As I find track more useful than heading, I leave my compass uncalibrated.
by Basil
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: panel labels
Replies: 6
Views: 3850

Re: panel labels

What about a Dymo label maker. The type that use D1 cassettes do white on black labels.
by Basil
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Welding your own fusalage
Replies: 20
Views: 13651

Re: Welding your own fusalage

In a typical fuselage where you have positioned the longerons in some type of jig, you are then adding a diagonal and then a vertical and then another diagonal. Where the longerons meet a vertical and a diagonal it is not possible to weld all the edges that touch, e.g. you can only weld just over ha...
by Basil
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Wanted, 57mm Altimeter
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

Wanted, 57mm Altimeter

2 or 3 needle 57mm altimeter wanted, Elliot or similar would be ideal. Not keen on paying £700 for a winter.
by Basil
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Firewall
Replies: 0
Views: 2672

Firewall

The firewall for our SD1 will be Carbolane 1/8inch thick covered by 0.5mm stainless steel. The carbolane is crushable so how do you handle points like where the engine mount attaches to the firewall. Do you trim the carbolane and stainless arround the engine mount, do you bolt through the stainless ...
by Basil
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Welding your own fusalage
Replies: 20
Views: 13651

Re: Welding your own fusalage

I'd recomend getting a foot pedal. It reduces the skill level required.
by Basil
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Sunglasses
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Sunglasses

Any decent optician will apply a graduated tint for you and most will adjust it of it isn't quite right first time, I find a brown tint is best.
by Basil
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SD1
Replies: 5
Views: 5790

Re: SD1

It is much the same as his blog on the SD1
http://goddi2.wix.com/rgfb#!sd1/c23lg

Basil
by Basil
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 8687

Re: Briggs and Stratton aero engines

There web site shows that they tune the 625cc Briggs from 23 up to 28hp and the 993cc from 35 to 56hp in both cases without large increases in max revs (which is what you need for a direct drive engine. Unfortunately the 623cc engine is light enough at 35kg but not powerful enough and the 993cc engi...
by Basil
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 8687

Re: Briggs and Stratton aero engines

Colin, Since the Verner option is no longer available the engine choice has become more difficult. I would like a 4 stroke but my partner would like the 50hp 3 stroke. If we could get a slightly more powerful 4 stroke option (35hp) then I'm sure we could both be happy. We don't want to do too many c...
by Basil
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 8687

Briggs and Stratton aero engines

I've been searching the web for a Briggs Vanguard conversion with a reduction drive (or without) of at least 30hp and weighing less than 40kg with exhaust and prop. Soloflight Ltd are an obvious contender. Does anyone know of anyone else marketing these conversions in the UK?
by Basil
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SD1
Replies: 5
Views: 5790

Re: SD1

Thanks. I wasn't aware.