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by Ian Melville
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Electronic tacho
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Electronic tacho

Unlikley to be connected to the alternator as that has nothing to indicate the engines rotational speed. Magneto, as John says is a posibility. The alternative, using a sensor may just be the sensing wire(Black) wrapped several turns around an ignition lead. I have a small digital tacho/hobbs type m...
by Ian Melville
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Aircraft 'Painting'?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Aircraft 'Painting'?

You still need to have a near perfect finish to lay the wrap on. I somehow doubt it is a quater of a good paint job when that is taken into consideration.
I have no experiance myself, but there have been a quite a few light aircraft done from reports in the press.
by Ian Melville
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: BTH to electronic?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: BTH to electronic?

I haven't got a clue what a BTH system is. Use of TLSs without expanding them on first use should be banned. :)
by Ian Melville
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: BTH to electronic?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: BTH to electronic?

I though E-Mags(and P-Mags) and similar systems were quite common?
by Ian Melville
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rotax 914 Electrical Diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Rotax 914 Electrical Diagram

Hi Luscoble, See my responses in blue. Cheers Ian I hope someone can help me to understand the Wiring Diagram on page 3, section 24-00-00 of the Rotax 914 August 01 2019 Installation manual. I am installing this engine without the external alternator. Here goes: 1.Where does the master switch (34) g...
by Ian Melville
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: WANTED: Metalworking tools
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: WANTED: Metalworking tools

Thanks Ralf, I've been edukated :D
by Ian Melville
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: WANTED: Metalworking tools
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: WANTED: Metalworking tools

Not having heard of the type before, I wondered if there was a Thorp connection due to the S18 (rather than the Shorts product :-))
How do they differ?
by Ian Melville
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: IMC/Night approvals.
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: IMC/Night approvals.

I am confused now, I thought that it was likely that aircraft under 60Kg/m2 would not be approved due to the fact they are affected by gusts. Your quote from TL 2.27 says the opposite. Quoting from LAA today Jan 2017 This list will be reviewed and updated from time to time, but it is unlikely that L...
by Ian Melville
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: FUEL FLOAT VARNISH
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: FUEL FLOAT VARNISH

The varnish used is not ethanol proof, so I replaced my float with an ethanol proof replacement. As I have a Vagabond they are Ford Model A parts, and available for vintage cars. Though we have no immediate plans in our group to use fuel with ethanol content, I have been slowly replacing all seals a...
by Ian Melville
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: PTL/1 and changing a propellor
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: PTL/1 and changing a propellor

Possibly because the repeat mod is a recent addition. Previous owners not having the option for a repeat mod.
by Ian Melville
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Learning - Fabric - Help!?
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Learning - Fabric - Help!?

Stephen, Page 2 of the Ceconite manual shows the PMA stamp that is on their fabric each yard. Obviously you will need to remove the existing cover to find the stamp. There is a risk that the rudder may miss all the stamps, but you may see it elsewhere eg, through wing inspection hole. Not seen one b...
by Ian Melville
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Thatcher CX4
Topic: Light Aviation article June 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Light Aviation article June 2020

It was a nice article, that was long overdue. I doubt Peter will be 'miffed', the article did explain that they did try. I am stightly suprised in FDs comment that the ailerons remain effective into the stall. That has not been the experiance reported of may of the US built CX4s. There is lots of ta...
by Ian Melville
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New project query
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: New project query

Craig, I don't think it really matters if you inform the LAA first, then find an inspector, or viz versa. What does matter is that you have your build book and documentation from the LAA when your inspector does his first visit. This will involve an inspection of your workplace, go through the build...
by Ian Melville
Tue May 12, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Chris Martyr
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Chris Martyr

Yesterday, Deanland pilots were given the sad news that Chris had died of lung cancer on Saturday.
From the Flyer forum https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115487

I only met Chris once in person, but we had some good banter over forums. A sad loss :cry:
by Ian Melville
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Bose A20 Headset - Just serviced by BOSE.
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Bose A20 Headset - Just serviced by BOSE.

I'm not in the market for one, but it may be worth clarifying which of the Bluetooth versions it is. It looks to me like the non-BT version?