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by Dave Moore
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: To build or not to build
Replies: 20
Views: 10042

Hi, Building a wooden aircraft from plans, part time in a single garage will take a few thousand hours, probably more than 3000 hours - perhaps significantly more. If you are working 50 hours a week to earn your daily crust, I suspect you would do well to average 10 hours a week building, (that's if...
by Dave Moore
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Glass panels
Replies: 4
Views: 3376

Graeme, I don't know the answer to your question - but it hasn't stopped me replying..! In fact, if you have an aerospace-electronics background, aren't you in a position to tell us 'non-specialists'.!? Anyway, a couple of comments from me, as someone who has been treading a similar path to yours, i...
by Dave Moore
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rotax 912 mogas/avgas
Replies: 6
Views: 5431

Adam, That question was asked at one of the LAA-organised Rotax maintenance awareness courses, which I attended last summer. The concensus (unofficial) was that if Avgas use was kept at less than one-third of the total, then, in conjunction with using a good lead scavenging oil, the service interval...
by Dave Moore
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Cutting open oil filters
Replies: 25
Views: 18446

Mike, Here's what I did: Remove the flat, rectangular pivot plate from the arms. Tap out the roll pin to remove the handle from the pivot plate. Cut a new notch for the handle and drill a new hole for the roll pin on the opposite edge of the pivot plate - dimensions as the originals. Drill two new p...
by Dave Moore
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: feb 08 mag
Replies: 62
Views: 34182

Feb '08 mag (Now march '08 Mag)

Folks, It is human nature to whinge when something is wrong, sadly we usually neglect to acknowledge good things. In the latter vein, may I offer my sincere thanks to Brian, Francis, the other regular contributors and helpers, on producing what has been a consistently excellent magazine. Moreover, I...