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by Tom Sheppard
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Rans S6 washout setting
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: Rans S6 washout setting

They don't. A MiniMax, for example has zero washout and zero wash in and it isn't the only one. Given that it has a thick wing with a benign stall, it doesn't need it. The S6 doesn't like to be flown out of balance and the lighter ones on the ES wing float if landed too fast. Both of those traits su...
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Airspace app wins NATS approval
Replies: 5
Views: 3416

Re: Airspace app wins NATS approval

The app developer has told me that it will not run on a Galaxy Ace.
by Tom Sheppard
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Airspace app wins NATS approval
Replies: 5
Views: 3416

Re: Airspace app wins NATS approval

Runs out of memory and jams a Galaxy Ace.
by Tom Sheppard
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Airspace app wins NATS approval
Replies: 5
Views: 3416

Re: Airspace app wins NATS approval

It will certainly keep me out of airspace.
I can get no response from it at all.
Although I agree to the terms and conditions, it would appear that I have used 150Mb of my data allowance to download a flash logo. 0/10. :?
by Tom Sheppard
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Are we a bunch of Old Farts?
Replies: 20
Views: 14536

Re: Are we a bunch of Old Farts?

Yes, it is because we are an ageing population. I'm 55 and I AM the young blood! It took me 52 years to delude myself that I could afford to fly. We may be old farts but we sure as Hell aren't boring and our social networking involves meeting real people and doing things that are simply too cool for...
by Tom Sheppard
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Proposal to Introduce Radio Mandatory Zones (RMZ)
Replies: 10
Views: 6476

Re: Proposal to Introduce Radio Mandatory Zones (RMZ)

If C rule is right: "I hear tell that all proposals for allocation of Class D airspace will have to run as a RMZ for a 12month trial period. The allocation/imposition of a RMZ does not require the full consultation process of a Class D application. " Then the plan is to apply for an RMZ which will t...
by Tom Sheppard
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 912 dual tacho.
Replies: 1
Views: 1782

912 dual tacho.

Tandem cockpit, so two standard 912 tachos will be required. I'm guessing that they will not both run from the one sensor but I don't know for sure. Is there a way to connect a pair of them? Has anybody done this, please?
by Tom Sheppard
Fri May 18, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: C42 Overheating
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

Have a good look through the radiator once it is off. If it has picked up a load of mud and bugs, the reduction in airflow will cause the temperature to rise. Worth having a good look at the thermostat, too. They do fail and if it isn't opening fully, that could be it.
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CD150 Stromberg carb' needle part# or profile
Replies: 9
Views: 12405

Burlen Carburettor Services near Old Sarum should be able to supply what you need.
by Tom Sheppard
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Anonymity on the Forum ? It doesn't work does it.
Replies: 31
Views: 19361

Certifying Engineer: I have to ask; do you put the method in their madness?
by Tom Sheppard
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Livening up the forums ?
Replies: 11
Views: 7170

I agree with Chris Martyr. This forum has a function. It is for those who operate, construct, fly or have an interest in aircraft supported by the LAA. It isn't for debating politics, general squabbling, swapping the finer points of knitting patterns or fishing. Nor should it be. There isn't much tr...
by Tom Sheppard
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Small Engines Competition.
Replies: 27
Views: 20199

Bike engines tend to be high revving and comparatively short on torque these days. They don't seem to last long either. You would need to create a crankcase without the integral clutch and gearbox so it all looks too much like hard work. The BMW engine is reliable but heavy due to its massive crank ...
by Tom Sheppard
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Taylor Monoplane Screws/Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 3904

Depends how you attempt to screw it in. If it goes in for a turn or so then binds it is the wrong thread. Reverse. If it goes in ten threads and binds then it isn't but it is too long. If you only use the pressure you would use winding a watch with your fingers, a little common sense and no tools, y...
by Tom Sheppard
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Anonymity on the Forum ? It doesn't work does it.
Replies: 31
Views: 19361

In the event of somebody needing anonymity for some very good reason that is none of my damn' business, eg security rather than commercial interest, I defer to the wisdom of the moderator.
by Tom Sheppard
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Anonymity on the Forum ? It doesn't work does it.
Replies: 31
Views: 19361

I have no problem with all posters being required to use their real names. If I don't know who you are then why should I take you seriously? The current situation where noms de plume are permitted with the poster's name appended to the end of the posting is satisfactory but not necessary if the abov...