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by Nigel Kerr
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 24458

Re: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)

Visited the Rally on Saturday and was disappointed but not really surprised at the fact it was a washout. Managed to get a few photographs. I had a close look at the Sherwood Ranger and the Fokker Eindecker, I am impressed by the way the Fokker is developing and find it a little sad that they have o...
by Nigel Kerr
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 24458

Re: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)

I can think of better ways of spending £48k!
by Nigel Kerr
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Documents to be carried.
Replies: 9
Views: 6296

Re: Documents to be carried.

Martin, I wish you hadn't mentioned point 2, they'll come up with an amendment stating that all appropriate aircraft will have to carry a flameproof and crash proof safe.
by Nigel Kerr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: An LAA Aeroplane
Replies: 5
Views: 8631

Re: An LAA Aeroplane

Did the results of this enterprise ever bear fruit - moved to another thread?
by Nigel Kerr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Bob Barrows `bearhawk`??
Replies: 4
Views: 4790

Re: Bob Barrows `bearhawk`??

I think the Rans 20 might beat it to acceptance the speed this thread is going...
by Nigel Kerr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: New to LAA, rules & regs etc
Replies: 10
Views: 11956

Re: New to LAA, rules & regs etc

As far as threads are concerned I think it is a basic courtesy for the originator to come back and underscore the thread with the result. My query was based on a concern that if you telephoned the LAA with a query and had a response that was later found to be incorrect it would be difficult to ascer...
by Nigel Kerr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Tracey Curtis-Taylor
Replies: 137
Views: 78217

Re: Tracey Curtis-Taylor

I came across this thread by accident and was intrigued as I have never heard of the lady in question nor her feats of derring-do (or derring-didn't as the case appears). I certainly would have avoided reading or looking at anything entitled 'A Bird in a Biplane', as a sobriquet I find it rather vul...
by Nigel Kerr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 24458

Re: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)

Hi Tony, Thanks for the Strut suggestion - I'm in the Watford /NW London area and there isn't a local Strut - there is a friendly sounding Microlight club a couple of miles away who have invited me to visit them and I plan to do so in a couple of weeks. Hi Ian, I don't think anyone can really begrud...
by Nigel Kerr
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 24458

Re: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)

Hi Gary, Thanks much food for thought.. I've been to a number of the rally's at Cranfield and Sywell (and once at Kemble) but I always feel a bit of an outsider at these things as I don't know anyone that has any interest in aviation or who flies. The trade stands and flea market are quite interesti...
by Nigel Kerr
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 24458

Re: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)

Hi Gary, I whittled down my aircraft list as my enthusiasm dispersed on the type - usually after having gone though the accident reports on each type, then the projected build costs, then whatever 'red tape' that might impinge upon the type (someone probably has an algorithm for this!) Currently the...
by Nigel Kerr
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Steen Skybolt 3 piece Wing
Replies: 5
Views: 6110

Re: Steen Skybolt 3 piece Wing

Hi Mike,

Thanks for replying, it is interesting to see the choices people make and how they differ from original thoughts, for whatever reason.

Nigel
by Nigel Kerr
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Liability
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Re: Liability

Fascinating Ian. Once upon a time a 'waiver' could be signed by the purchaser of an aircraft to show that they accepted the risk and no liability would attach to the builder (obviously only after the purchaser had the aircraft thoroughly inspected and had satisfied himself and his engineer that the ...
by Nigel Kerr
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Steen Skybolt 3 piece Wing
Replies: 5
Views: 6110

Re: Steen Skybolt 3 piece Wing

Thanks Brian, it was my intention to try and get to the rally on Saturday (weather permitting - motorcycle), I hope I might get a minute with someone on the engineering team about the Skybolt (and / or another). (Nice to hear from you btw. We haven't communicated since you suggested I send a few pho...
by Nigel Kerr
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 24458

Re: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)

Hi Airstrip Flyer, thanks for the message. In all honesty I was never too sure what to build, I did have a shortlist based on various factors but as I researched each design it became discounted due to various factors. I do like the American 'can do' attitude rather than the 'can't do' attitude that...
by Nigel Kerr
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: New to LAA, rules & regs etc
Replies: 10
Views: 11956

Re: New to LAA, rules & regs etc

Hi Ian, I noticed that you suggested that the telephone is the best way to contact LAA engineering - is that still the case? For most people it's a tad easier to fire off an en email and mull over a response at leisure than to script a call then transcribe a contemporaneous note - or is it better to...