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by Andy Kennedy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Avid Speedwing
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Avid Speedwing

Hi Gordon, We spoke a while back about a Pulsar, anyway regarding the Avid, I've never flown one, but it has a Jabiru engine so it will be relatively maintenance intensive. How handy are you with the spanners? I'd also be looking to check for corrosion on the frame (especially at the back) and how m...
by Andy Kennedy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Converted Auto Engines for permit aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Re: Converted Auto Engines for permit aircraft

To those who may be interested in pursuing this route this is the reply I got from LAA Engineering when I questioned them on this subject. ] Here, if an engine conversion does not have a history of reliable use in aircraft, we would need technical justifications showing the engine to be safe via an...
by Andy Kennedy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Gaz'aile
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Gaz'aile

Thanks Sean.

I knew I'd seen one mentiones in the project section of the magazine, I just couldn't find it and wondered if the builder was active on the forum.

Regards
by Andy Kennedy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Gaz'aile
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Gaz'aile

Hi

Is anyone in the UK building/putting through approval the Serge Pennec Gaz'aile?

Cheers

Andy
by Andy Kennedy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Aircraft trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Aircraft trailers

John Price wrote:What type of aircraft Andy?

John.
Sent you a PM. Not sure if it's sent though.

Andy
by Andy Kennedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Aircraft trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Aircraft trailers

Hi Bob, Thanks for the offer, I was hoping to perhaps get something sorted for regular operations that would take both wing and fuselage. As you say, your rig was for irregular use. Ideally the aircraft would be fully within the trailer footprint too to avoid overhang issues. Does anyone here tow th...
by Andy Kennedy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Aircraft trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Aircraft trailers

Where might I get a trailer to transport a light aircraft? I've seen the odd Kitfox & Europa trailered about where do these trailers originate? I had considered buying some mild steel square tubing and having a crack at learning to mig weld and then spray the end result up with galvafroid paint. Als...
by Andy Kennedy
Fri May 22, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rotax 582 Greytop crank TBO
Replies: 1
Views: 1853

Rotax 582 Greytop crank TBO

Evening, What's the LAA view on the greytop 582 TBO? After the 300 hrs rotax TBO are you allowed to run them on condition with the Conrad Cyclone bearing tester thingy or is it a mandated new crank time? I'm reasonably sure you can go past TBO with monitoring on micro's but if it was an LAA permit a...
by Andy Kennedy
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Hummelbird
Replies: 6
Views: 4690

Re: Hummelbird

Just seen the updated new types progress chart, it seems that the Hummelbird is still only permit to test fly, so not yet fully permitted.

:cry:
by Andy Kennedy
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Hummelbird
Replies: 6
Views: 4690

Re: Hummelbird

Hi, I'm considering buying a set of plans for a Hummelbird. Does the fact that there is a UK example mean that its an accepted type? Also, what are the chances of putting it on the register as an SSDR? Or now that it is an "LAA type" mean that engineering would have to agree to release it? The wing ...
by Andy Kennedy
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Composite panel 'flat-pack' construction
Replies: 13
Views: 18109

Re: Composite panel 'flat-pack' construction

The 'flat pack' composite has also been used in a US kit aircraft. A guy named Steve Rahm developed what he calls the Fold-a-Plane scene and it is used in a single place Corvair powered aircraft called the Cruiser. see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw7xafhj9ZI . I'm aware of the fold-a-plane, som...
by Andy Kennedy
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: If Carling designed an LAA aircraft?
Replies: 89
Views: 78195

Re: If Carling designed an LAA aircraft?

Ian Melville wrote:
Andy Kennedy wrote:a "floaty" type aircraft like, say, a Evans VP-1,
I've not flown one, but I would never have considered the Veep as a floaty type.
I've never flown one either, maybe I meant to say "slow"... :wink:

Andy
by Andy Kennedy
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Composite panel 'flat-pack' construction
Replies: 13
Views: 18109

Re: Composite panel 'flat-pack' construction

Isn't the AMF Chevvron motorglider built from flat panels of some type.

I've always liked its rather odd looks.

Would love to have a short wing, 'aeroplane' version, but suspect it might need a bit more poke...

Why was its construction method discontinued? Cost? IP retention?

Andy
by Andy Kennedy
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: If Carling designed an LAA aircraft?
Replies: 89
Views: 78195

Re: If Carling designed an LAA aircraft?

Of course, it's not feasible to have a 250 kt cruise on a VW for a £10,000 aeroplane, Wasn't this the Rand KR-2's claimed performance :lol: On a more serious note, this sounds like an excellent project. I've long been interested in building an aircraft, but the major cost of a kit is a major deterr...
by Andy Kennedy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA Website
Replies: 22
Views: 11462

Re: LAA Website

Paul Leigh wrote:
I know it has ben built by the same outfit that did the BMAA site, no doubt to a cheap as chips price but the important thing is, that it looks cheap as chips too.

Ah, so thats why folk on the BMAA forum were complaining we'd ripped them off :lol:

Andy