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by John Riley
Thu May 21, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: LeBurg ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Re: LeBurg ignition

Thanks Nick and Chris, I was hoping to use copper wire leads with resistor caps so I could make my own, looks like I will have to buy them ready made. I'm using the standard kit supplied by Dave Mickleburg, yes the Bi-Plane has been awhile in the making. I've completed a fuel flow check, just a few ...
by John Riley
Thu May 21, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: LeBurg ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

LeBurg ignition

I am starting to connect up my LeBurg ignition, The first problem I've come across is sourcing the HT leads for the coilpacks. The write up says you should not use copper conductor leads, but user carbon. Where would I get the fittings for the coil and plug ends. Also would copper conductor leads wi...
by John Riley
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Help offered with aircraft recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Help offered with aircraft recovery

Roger, Glad it turned out OK. I've been in that position myself and know what a stressful time it is.

John
by John Riley
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Help offered with aircraft recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Help offered with aircraft recovery

Here is a post a saw on the BMAA forum, not sure where to post this. A White and red Evans EV1 "Tilly 1" has landed in a field near to my home. I'm assuming he had a problem on the way back from the LAA rally. If he needs help in recovering the aircraft please forward my details; Lauriehurman at yah...
by John Riley
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: AirBike at new weight
Replies: 0
Views: 2790

AirBike at new weight

I have installed a Rotax 447, and a wing fold mechanism, and the aeroplane is flying again. Although I can now go to 300 kgs under the new rules the aeroplane has a design limit of MAUW of 254kgs. I am currently at 234 kgs so I could fit another tank with 20 litres. I think I will enjoy flying for a...
by John Riley
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SD1
Replies: 5
Views: 5992

Re: SD1

Hi Basil,
There is a Yahoo group with 70 odd members, I guess you are aware of it.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SD1Minisport/info

Regards
John
by John Riley
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23169

Re: New SSDR regulation

Hi Rob, Thanks for the info. I am aware of the 390kg group of aeroplanes. As this was the old weight limit before they increased it for microlights upto 450kg currently, I thought you may not be eligible to use those rules. I hope it works out for you. I was thinking of the practical ways of calibra...
by John Riley
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23169

Re: New SSDR regulation

As far as I understand it, any single seat aeroplane that conforms to the criteria can be deregulated. When the ANO is updated next year all single seaters that conform to the criteria will be forced to go SSDR. The MTOW of 300kgs is declared, so if your 354kgs is made up of 90kg pilot and 10gals fu...
by John Riley
Fri May 30, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23169

Re: New SSDR regulation

Well done Basil. After numerous emails to various people at the CAA, you post was the first I heard of this.
At last we have it, too late for me to go to Sywell but the exemption is exactly what we wanted and expected.
by John Riley
Fri May 09, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23169

Re: New SSDR regulation

Latest date I have heard is 14th May 2014, the last sticking point is over whether permits should be allowed to carry on for existing single seaters. My view is they should drop the permits for all this category, why have a dual system, seems like there would not be any savings in bureaucracy, if an...
by John Riley
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23169

Re: New SSDR regulation

I've heard some positive news, it could be announced in a couple of weeks. The main parameters of the proposal won't change, 300kgs MAUW and 35kts stall. The devil is in the detail, Looks like existing single seaters will have the chance to continue with their Permits if they wish, and some form of ...
by John Riley
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23169

Re: New SSDR regulation

I have been waiting for the new rules for SSDR to be published (300kg MAUW), but still no news. First it was end of 2013, then it was 1st April 2014.
Maybe I missed it, but as I have a previously registered SSDR I would have thought I'd have been contacted.

waiting in hopeful anticipation.

John
by John Riley
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: New SSDR regulation
Replies: 26
Views: 23169

New SSDR regulation

The expected announcement at the week-end of the new regulations for SSDR's was not made. The CAA have announced that it will be in the new year. I do hope the original idea of just two parameters, MTOW <300kgs and a stall speed of < 35kts will not be complicated. There are many issues such as insur...
by John Riley
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: EU regs similar to SSDR (?) 85kgs?
Replies: 13
Views: 18599

Re: EU regs similar to SSDR (?) 85kgs?

Ian, The German regs are clear on recovery systems and empty weight, 'fixtures and fittings and rescue system 120 kg not exceeds' our regs are a little light on the the subject of BRS or hand deployed recovery systems. The argument for recovery systems and weight has been discussed in the microlight...
by John Riley
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flying on TV and radio
Replies: 9
Views: 6024

I really enjoyed it. It showed the diverse characters that enter these events, I saw nothing negative, it did recap an accident 15 years ago, but the guy lived to do it all again, and I'd say he really enjoyed it.
Wonderful stuff.