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by Nick Allen
Mon May 11, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020

With respect, Steve, I think you should at the very least have waited until the government releases details of the next phase at 2pm today. This morning the situation is indeed (officially) unchanged; this afternoon, who knows? If this afternoon it is announced that solo/household outdoor activities...
by Nick Allen
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Open cockpit flying during winter
Replies: 17
Views: 1157

Re: Open cockpit flying during winter

^^^ Thank you, ChampChump! (I would be lying mightily if I said they were all like that :D )
by Nick Allen
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Open cockpit flying during winter
Replies: 17
Views: 1157

Re: Open cockpit flying during winter

I used to fly a D9, and did venture out on cold winter days... Thermal long-johns and vest essential for me. Followed by a T-shirt, a shirt a jumper and a good fleece. Jeans are OK, but some thermal-lined Craghopper trousers better. My hands are prone to chilling, but I didn't like flying in thick g...
by Nick Allen
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CS Prop Systems - Airmaster versus Woodcomp
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: CS Prop Systems - Airmaster versus Woodcomp

It might be worth looking at the Idro variable as fitted to the Pioneer 300. It is a self contained hydraulic system and can work with a variety of prop controllers. Brian Thanks Brian, I tried googling it but didn't get any hits of substance. James The manufacturer's website is: http://www.alispor...
by Nick Allen
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: 4 stroke 3 axis microlight

SD-1 Minisport
Sherwood Scout
Kitfox with a Jabiru
by Nick Allen
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: First Aid kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: First Aid kit

Paul Catanach wrote:Signal mirror
Ah, come on -- we know that's really for your make-up.

(But that's a good list -- the Israeli bandage was new to me, so thanks for that.)
by Nick Allen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Compass Repair Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: Compass Repair Kits

I went to blag some fluid from the maintenance place on our airfield. The ever-helpful mechanic gave me a bottle labelled "Compass Fluid", gave me a look, and said "It's Jet A1".
by Nick Allen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: LAA approved designs
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: LAA approved designs

The list of LAA-approved designs is here: http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/pdf/Engineering/Website%20Accepted%20Aircraft%20List.pdf But don't know how many of these were "not previously approved by other airworthiness authorities"... (I'm sure this list used to be split into single- and two...
by Nick Allen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Best Low Wing Taildragger kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Best Low Wing Taildragger kit?

WBerry wrote:Like the title says.
Ideally fast build. Obviously you have Vans (RV-14) and Zenair (CH635).

But is that it?
What about the Sonex?
by Nick Allen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: First flight Onex #117, PH-VDK on May 24th 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: First flight Onex #117, PH-VDK on May 24th 2018

Great to read the piece in this month's LAA magazine. Good to hear experiences from outside the UK.
by Nick Allen
Wed May 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: First flight Onex #117, PH-VDK on May 24th 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: First flight Onex #117, PH-VDK on May 24th 2018

Congratulations, Dirk! Perhaps if you sent a photo and a little write-up to Brian he could find space in the magazine for it.
by Nick Allen
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Finding inspector in Bristol area?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: Finding inspector in Bristol area?!

For the list of inspectors, you enter the county postcode, e.g. NN for Northants, OX for Oxford -- that works fine. Or use the map, linked further down the page, which centres the map on the first part of the postcode, e.g. NN13. It doesn't recognise full postcodes. (I'm tempted to say that you just...
by Nick Allen
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Finding inspector in Bristol area?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: Finding inspector in Bristol area?!

You've checked the map of inspectors on the website?

http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co. ... isting.php

(Apologies if that is teaching you to suck egg...but you did say you were new to this!)
by Nick Allen
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Tail art
Replies: 5
Views: 5670

Re: Tail art

We have a painted logo on the tail of our D9 (if you look for photos of G-AXKJ you should be able to see this). If you want to reproduce this, I could take a high-quality photo which I'm sure a vinyl sign maker could use to create a copy.
by Nick Allen
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA Permit 2018 8.33 Radio
Replies: 28
Views: 29546

Re: LAA Permit 2018 8.33 Radio

"The issue with handheld 8.33 is that CAA is now saying you cannot use it in ANY controlled airspace"

How will anyone know what you are using?