Search found 8 matches

by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SSDR rules
Replies: 19
Views: 27558

SSDR Rules

I've never been able to suss out how the SSDR regs generaly are policed. I know that when you apply for registration with the CAA you have to enclose a copy of the 3rd party insurance, but with none of the Permit to Fly regime anyone could build just about anything and claim it as an SSDR. The only ...
by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Help needed with SSDRs
Replies: 38
Views: 42442

SSDR Designs

Hi I'm looking at the Ragwing designs from Roger Mann in the US. Particularly the Ragwing Parasol (aka Rag-a-muffin) - this design has been around for some time. I bought the plans from Roger Mann and he has been very quick to answer my questions about modifications to meet UK SSDR requirements. The...
by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SSDR rules
Replies: 19
Views: 27558

SSDR Regs

The 35kt stall speed and max 300kg are for all single seat microlights. The max empty weight of 115kg is virtually identical to the US ultralight class. The wing area must therefore be more than 11.5sq.m or just under 124sq.ft. If you look on the BMAA website they have (strangely enough) a less up-t...
by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Wood Constructed SSDR's
Replies: 16
Views: 20496

Conference

Probably twice as long as driving if the wind's as strong as it is today. Quicker getting home but might overshoot!!!
by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Wood Constructed SSDR's
Replies: 16
Views: 20496

Conference

Ian

Conference would be great, but I'm working that day and the travelling from Scottish Borders, where I live, would male it a three day trip.

No wings to fly in yet.
by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Wood Constructed SSDR's
Replies: 16
Views: 20496

Existing Designs

I have been looking at existing designs including the Minimax (which I think I am correct in saying doesn't meet SSDR requirements because of its wing loading ie too smallwing area) - I don't like it anyway. There are some designs from the US which seem to pass the test of (flight) time - I am parti...
by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Wood Constructed SSDR's
Replies: 16
Views: 20496

Un-certified wood

Thanks for the info. I have the EAA book and copies of ANC-19 + ANC-18, NACA Report 344 "Aircraft Woods: Their Properties, Selection and Characteristics, etc. Coming from the Scottish Borders the number of LAA members (let alone inspectors) seem to be thin on the ground. I have made contact with the...
by tom@covehouse.demon.co.uk
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Wood Constructed SSDR's
Replies: 16
Views: 20496

Wood Constructed SSDR's

I am newcomer to this area and to flying. I am keen to build myself an SSDR from wood. I have seen a lot of discussion and cross discussion about the use of uncertified wood. There seem to be many candidates for the job other than sitka spruce, but the crux of the issue to me seems to be inspection ...