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by merlin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VP Prop Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 5084

Thanks Mike, Kevin and Rod1.
by merlin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VP Prop Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 5084

mike newall wrote:It's mainly to check seals, inspect for hub corrosion and re grease.
Doesn't sound too onerous; perhaps stories I've heard of o/h costs of 3-4k are just that.
What sort of o/h costs could I expect?
by merlin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VP Prop Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 5084

Hoffman

2000hrs seems fair enough but is 6 yrs for a 100hr pa permit type essential?
by merlin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VP Prop Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 5084

VP Prop Maintenance

Could someone point me to LAA requirements please? Is there an on condition mode? Thanks

Roger Breckell
by merlin
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA types with folding wings and trailerable
Replies: 22
Views: 16233

I know I am biased but the Escapade is the most practical 2 seater for folding and trailer transport, it is also British design and well supported.
by merlin
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: GPS Jamming suspended
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Which just shows how GPS is becoming a key factor in the economic and social infrastructure of society.
It's availability will soon be seen as being as important as electricity or the internet.
:)
by merlin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Toe or heel brakes?
Replies: 9
Views: 6421

The prospect of touching down with some brake applied in a taildragger is not a pleasant one. Depends on the system as Mark A. says the Chipmunk style of differential works well when clicked in for a crosswind. Also depends on geometry setup and in some cases the strength of braking setup. Must say...
by merlin
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Langar Airfield no go area for LAA
Replies: 5
Views: 6003

It is a shame that some parachute operations do not seem able to co-exist.
by merlin
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Aware update
Replies: 0
Views: 1404

Aware update

Noticed that the latest Aware update now gives the frequency for airspace when an alert appears on the screen.
This is a brilliant extension. Thankyou
by merlin
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA events
Replies: 26
Views: 9984

Hi Brian, With the exception of the odd rare example of punative damages against a wealthy company are you really confident in your statement " ......£80K per passenger seat. That is a ridiculously small amount of money when a typical claim for passenger injury can be £2.5M ". I say this as having s...
by merlin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA to prosecute all Class A infringements?
Replies: 6
Views: 3576

A zero tolerance approach does not seem to make sense as education was I think the preferred route for all users/infringers whether they be GA, Military or CAT.

The AWARE has been a tremendous success and low cost simples tech is theway forward.
by merlin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Aircraft Design and the LAA Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 46714

I'm not sure that's the only business model that works. Take your Thatcher, for example: Thatcher has sold to date 454 sets of plans @ $360 apiece = $163,440. That's really not bad -- he could have afforded a stress engineer out of that! :D I wonder how many would have been sold if the first one ha...
by merlin
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: approval of a new type
Replies: 19
Views: 10842

Following on from the Cirrus example I imagine that these will increasingly be designed into any new aircraft.
by merlin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Fly-Ins
Topic: Tibenham Free Curry BB Fly in
Replies: 4
Views: 4754

Have you ordered CAVOK and tailwinds (both ways) please?
by merlin
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: approval of a new type
Replies: 19
Views: 10842

Hi Brian, Looking forward to reading the mag as usual. Perhaps I should wait but I assume that from Roger's Chairman's Chat 'We are also looking as the possibility of an “experimental” approach to amateur build – as in Canada and Australia - which though in the early stages of germination could be a...