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by malcolm frost
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Somewhere to build Jabiru J430
Replies: 2
Views: 2317

Re: Somewhere to build Jabiru J430

Hi David Sorry for slow reply, I don't visit here very often.... What you're looking for is pretty sparse around Woking other than the obvious candidates. People with strips tend to keep them very quiet, it's amazing how many you notice just flying around! I currently fly at Popham, but any hangarag...
by malcolm frost
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Somewhere to build Jabiru J430
Replies: 2
Views: 2317

Somewhere to build Jabiru J430

I'm currently 85 pages into the build, but it's stalled, mainly because I need more space. A small industrial unit/large garage/hangar would work. Happy to share.
I'm in Hindhead, SW Surrey, within 5 miles would be good.
by malcolm frost
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: What is a good workshop?
Replies: 16
Views: 18120

Re: What is a good workshop?

I'm being a bit cheeky to post in this thread, but it seems appropriate! I'm 85 pages into a J430 build, but have stalled a bit, as I simply haven't got the space in our small garage to move around easily, any job needs stuff to be moved so I can work. What I'm after is a small industrial unit/hanga...
by malcolm frost
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Airspace for the Olympics
Replies: 71
Views: 46346

This is reminiscent of the response by the authorities in the USA after 9-11. For those who aren't familiar Boston Logan Airport, where the whole thing kicked off, is pretty much surrounded by water on which fishermen earn a living. After 9-11 the kneejerk reaction was to ban anyone from the water a...
by malcolm frost
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Ice Pilots
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

On tonight, 30th April at 22:00 on Quest (Freeview)
by malcolm frost
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Suggestions for open cockpit GPS
Replies: 7
Views: 4302

Paul
Well worth having a look at Skydemon, you can plan properly then transfer to a GPS.
http://www.skydemon.aero/
by malcolm frost
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Nats Aware - GPS Airspace Warning unit.
Replies: 33
Views: 20728

This appears to be a fantastic and long overdue initiative by NATS, however what will probably happen is that it will become "self financing" as if anyone has an infringement, they will be able to say that there is a cheap piece of kit available, there is therefore no excuse and a massive fine shoul...
by malcolm frost
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Nav
Replies: 9
Views: 5475

It would be worth having a look at SkyAngel http://fly.styli.sh/ which is free at the moment and looks superb, or at pocketFMS which I've run on a 747 with a £89.99 Navman car sat nav.
by malcolm frost
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flight Planning and In-Flight GPS Software
Replies: 6
Views: 4474

Out soon is this: http://www.obsessable.com/laptop/archos-9/#title
which would make a very nice addition to the cockpit, c€450 and fully useable as a netbook outside.
by malcolm frost
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flight Planning and In-Flight GPS Software
Replies: 6
Views: 4474

Agreed but to get a full moving map display and planning software in the flight deck for c£200 it's not bad!!
The way to go would prob be a touch sensitive Atom powered tablet running Windows 7.
by malcolm frost
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flight Planning and In-Flight GPS Software
Replies: 6
Views: 4474

Not free (€150 per year) but very good is Pocket FMS which will run on any device running Windows CE which includes many car GPS but not Garmin or TomTom.
http://www.pocketfms.com/
by malcolm frost
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: VOR's to be turned off 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 10595

These are the VORs that have so succesfully prevented airspace incursions for many years? :D GPS is a fact of life now and offers a massive improvement in navigation accuracy. I have used Pocket FMS running on a cheap Navman car GPS and it offers fantastic capability for very low outlay and running ...
by malcolm frost
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: GPS anomalies
Replies: 3
Views: 3242

The GPS is not the problem, what is is the database. If you are going to check against a chart, it would have to be made by a different manufacturer from the GPS database provider. In Airmaps case the database is produced by Jeppesen, and the way charts are produced these days any errors in one woul...
by malcolm frost
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Sonic Landing Sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 3691

Has anyone else done something like this?
Boeing :D
It still doesn't help :D
by malcolm frost
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Sites recommending restaurants near airports
Replies: 3
Views: 3416

I want a cheap to fly permit aircraft that I can tour with my wife around Europe. It must lift at least 300kilo with fuel and be easy to fly. It must fit people 2 meters high. My PA28 can do it why can't any permit aircraft?
How about the Jabiru 230/430?