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by Ian Melville
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio’s
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Radio’s

I was going to make the same suggestion, but wanted to keep my post to what was asked by the OP and not confuse things. You do have to be mindful of control runs.
by Ian Melville
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio’s
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Radio’s

Oh, and get the VSWR checked. I have seen off the shelf antennas fitted with no tuning. They were supplied for the Nav band which is lower in frequency and needed to be trimmed.
by Ian Melville
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio’s
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Radio’s

Radius of the ground plane should be at least 1/4 wave length, and flat. So if it is in the curved inner skin of the turtle deck, you will need to widen it, about 0.6M radius or as large as practical. Simply put the radius of the ground-plane must be greater than the height of the antenna. The groun...
by Ian Melville
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire
Replies: 16
Views: 708

Re: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire

I didn't think 'music wire' or 'piano wire' was stainless steel, but is carbon steel?
by Ian Melville
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Covid lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Covid lockdown

Zodiac wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:37 pm
I doubt a megaphone stuck through the office windows of the DFT by the LAA or anyone else would make any difference.
It won't make any difference, they are all working from home :lol:
by Ian Melville
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Repeal of stolen airspace LAA AGM motion by Zoom 18th Oct.
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Repeal of stolen airspace LAA AGM motion by Zoom 18th Oct.

It is sad that so few make the effort to support their organisation. Proxy and Zoom attendees were far lower than I would have expected, perhaps the same ones that would have made the effort to attend a Turweston AGM.

The good news is that 7,000 plus cannot complain about any motions passed :-)
by Ian Melville
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Thatcher CX4
Topic: CX4 Canopy
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: CX4 Canopy

Martin, I have sent you an email.

I think this is worth doing for two reasons.
1. It looks so much better with the 'bubble' canopy
2. increased headroom.

Cheers
Ian
by Ian Melville
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Ignoring PPR
Replies: 29
Views: 1790

Re: Ignoring PPR

Sis the S6 easy to convert to Tailwheel?
by Ian Melville
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Auto Mute with Sigtronics Sport 200 and Yaesu FTA550
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Auto Mute with Sigtronics Sport 200 and Yaesu FTA550

Garic, Test results in :) I was able to reproduce your issue with the system wired as yours is without the 220 Ohm resistor. Adding the resistor (225 Ohm in my case) gave an approximate equal balance in level between incormig radio traffic and intercom. That is as per the briefing sheets and Dino's ...
by Ian Melville
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Auto Mute with Sigtronics Sport 200 and Yaesu FTA550
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Auto Mute with Sigtronics Sport 200 and Yaesu FTA550

The reason I ment ask, is because the SP200S has... If you like to listen to music when you fly, then the Sport 200 S Stereo is for you. Use Satellite Radio, MP3 or CD players as your audio source with stereo headsets for true stereo sound. With full or partial music muting for intercom and full mut...
by Ian Melville
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Auto Mute with Sigtronics Sport 200 and Yaesu FTA550
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Auto Mute with Sigtronics Sport 200 and Yaesu FTA550

Can you clarify which model you have?
SP200 or SP200S?
by Ian Melville
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Availability of Aerowave 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Availability of Aerowave 2001

Thanks Mike
by Ian Melville
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Availability of Aerowave 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Availability of Aerowave 2001

Thanks Mike,
I am going to try some, but note that you need positive pressure clean air feed to your mask. This may put off quite a few people.

Do you have a reccomended mask?
by Ian Melville
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Availability of Aerowave 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Availability of Aerowave 2001

Mike, can you clarify which Tetrosyl product you are talking about? They seem to do 1 part Etch Primer 1 Part Etch primer that requires 'Activated Thinner' 2k Etch Primer Depending on where you look they are described differently, but are possibly all the same product. Stock also seems to be an issue.