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by NickChittenden
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: ALL MEMBERS ! Please fill out those proxy forms..!!
Replies: 518
Views: 129346

Re: ALL MEMBERS ! Please fill out those proxy forms..!!

I hope that such an opportunity exists Sam but hope rather more that it won’t be necessary. Proxy voting form sent; fingers crossed. Even if I had some sympathy for Tracy (not that I do) I’m afraid I object far more to how the AGM has been commandeered by her hubris-driven roadshow. It is far from m...
by NickChittenden
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Bungee Undercarriage Alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 3697

Re: Bungee Undercarriage Alternative

There is some information on William Wynne's flycorvair.net site about making new undercarriage for a Pietenpol Aircamper, he uses industrial die springs in a similar set up to that shown in your photograph. You should be able to search the site, it's full of all manner of interesting stuff. I might...
by NickChittenden
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Briggs and Stratton aero engines
Replies: 8
Views: 9110

Re: Briggs and Stratton aero engines

'your partner would like the 50hp 3 stroke'. Do tell more, sounds most interesting!
by NickChittenden
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Three Top Tips for Tailwheels!
Replies: 6
Views: 3957

A fourth tip might well be 'Get a briefing from an experienced LAA Coach'. Obviously one cannot have any dual instruction in a single seater but a sensible brief about the handling qualities of the aeroplane given by an experienced instructor will undoubtedly help, possibly combined with dual instru...
by NickChittenden
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Locking tailwheel release
Replies: 7
Views: 5025

The AAIB accident report makes no mention of failure to lock the tail wheel. The accident was attributed to loss of control during take-off. The link to the AAIB report is below. The Bristol 170 series had a reputation for being a bit of a handful in a crosswind, even in the day when large tail whee...
by NickChittenden
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: T Hangar - temperature extremes - what's best for my Nipper?
Replies: 4
Views: 3314

Rob, It might be worth lining the roof of your hangar with polythene sheet if it isn't so already: it's best fitted on the rafters before the tin sheets are nailed on but can be easily rigged on battens under the rafters. It stops 'condensation rain' which will occur when water condenses on the unde...
by NickChittenden
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Plymouth Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

Yes, a great shame, but the writing has been on the wall for years. I would also wager that it's not the safest airfield to fly single engined aircraft from, having been flying in there with the resident airline for the last seven years I'm only too aware of the sea of housing and development that s...
by NickChittenden
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Wheel/tyre sizes. Confusion!
Replies: 6
Views: 4647

Rob, Given that you're in Cardiff it might be worth your while taking a wheel over to Watts at Lydney and seeing the selection of tyres first hand. I had all manner of issues with tyres for the Goodyear wheels on my Aeronca. My nearest stockist is LAS at Okehampton, I took a wheel to them and we sif...
by NickChittenden
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flying to France
Replies: 10
Views: 5852

http://www.avweb.com/podcast/podcast/Au ... AVwebAudio

Whilst on the subject of flying over water on one engine has anyone listened to this? My aeroplane has already been in the Channel, I think once is quite enough!
by NickChittenden
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Help needed with SSDRs
Replies: 38
Views: 41827

I agree an SSDR category would be interesting, however, to use SSDR (deregulation?) and then have more rules (regulation?) would be a paradox. It can't be an oxymoron because that's what I am. An idiot with a welding torch.
by NickChittenden
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Chrislea Airguard G-AFIN
Replies: 6
Views: 4996

Contact details are quickly found via the eponymous G-INFO.
by NickChittenden
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Help needed with SSDRs
Replies: 38
Views: 41827

David, why don't you go ahead and develop a 30hp/30kg engine? The whole point of this competition is to encourage members to head out to the shed. I have been messing around with a light car engine conversion for some time, it should weigh in at 37 kg but whether it can develop 40hp remains to be se...
by NickChittenden
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SSDR rules
Replies: 19
Views: 27215

One would need to burn the evidence quickly!
by NickChittenden
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: metric bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 2774

http://www.fwb.co.uk/

This outfit might be able to help, we recently used them for HT metric bolts for an AMAX redrive. Look under 'fixings'.
by NickChittenden
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Acrosport 2
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

Aerobatics by Neil Williams gives the answer to your question. It is not 42.