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by tony bishop
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: LAA Magazine

In my area (Cambridge) this plastic film is recycled. Or it was - no idea what’ll happen now that the Chinese have refused to do our recycling for us!
by tony bishop
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: e-Go aeroplanes - designer wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1547

e-Go aeroplanes - designer wanted

We're looking for a designer to help us take the e-Go through the development programme. I thought I'd see if any of you on this forum are interested (and qualified!). We need someone experienced, probably 5 to 7 years; light aircraft design and structural analysis is vital - composites and 3D CAD a...
by tony bishop
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SSDR rules
Replies: 19
Views: 27558

I don't believe that it is necessary to show your insurance to the CAA. We certainly didn't when we got our registration for the prototype e-Go (then still on the drawing board). As the SSDR s a subset of the microlight class, I believe that we do still have to meet the 35kt rule. In practice there'...
by tony bishop
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: withdrawal of SSDR regulation
Replies: 12
Views: 7704

Thanks Barry. Hadn't seen this before.
by tony bishop
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: withdrawal of SSDR regulation
Replies: 12
Views: 7704

Ah but there are some grey areas, and some implications. For example: - canard (lifting) surfaces can be included in the area, whereas conventional tail surfaces cannot. What about the projected area of wing struts and undercarriages (probably ok if they are genuinely lifting surfaces). - batteries ...
by tony bishop
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: withdrawal of SSDR regulation
Replies: 12
Views: 7704

I agree. And one thing that's come to light is that, if your plane falls within the SSDR regs, you cannot get a permit to fly. So it cannot be flown abroad. I had assumed that one could opt either way.... In fact an LAA magazine article that interprets the new regs. would be really valuable for quit...
by tony bishop
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: withdrawal of SSDR regulation
Replies: 12
Views: 7704

Panic over! It's simply been incorporated into the Air Navigation Order.....if you can find it amongst its 474 pages.....
by tony bishop
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: withdrawal of SSDR regulation
Replies: 12
Views: 7704

It's the recent regulation exempting some aircraft from most regulation. It stands for Single Seat De-Regulated.

Tony
by tony bishop
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: withdrawal of SSDR regulation
Replies: 12
Views: 7704

withdrawal of SSDR regulation

The CAA has just withdrawn the original order regarding SSDR. I can't find any replacement....!!!!!
Anyone know anything about this? We've just started building the e-Go prototype......
Tony
by tony bishop
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: Web Strut
Replies: 80
Views: 68934

real struts with a virtual dimension

There's nothing to prevent a strut using a private bulletin board (e.g. yahoo) to allow lots of virtual activity. My local Cambridge strut has started doing this. It takes a while for people for people to get used to it, but can be really useful.