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by achean
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Experimental in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 3500

Re: Experimental in the UK

I have a couple of observations and an aside to this. I can't see anything in the above quotes that means the LAA would be obliged to change how they currently oversee the design and testing of LAA types. But I'll caveat that with 'fessing up that I haven't read the documents thoroughly yet. Secondl...
by achean
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

Re: New member

Welcome, Alex.

Good to see the new membership joining in on this rather quiet forum.

I'd agree with Ian and Nick, designing your own aircraft is a huge undertaking, but if you want to do it then go for it. The Tools and Methods one day conference Ian linked to is a must. Hope to see you there.

Jon
by achean
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Jodel detained at Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 8720

Re: Jodel detained at Plymouth

Surely it behoves all of us to now bite our tongues until we know that the Jodel is recovered at which point if we have a view to express we can do so individually without reference or claiming to represent any wider interest. This is someones pride and joy at stake here. I, for one, wouldn't want a...
by achean
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Isaacs Fury build experience
Replies: 0
Views: 1634

Isaacs Fury build experience

Does anyone here have experience of building an Isaacs Fury from outset to completion? I'm interested in hearing how the experience was - was it a hassle building to standard plans (and what do those include, current mods like Rotax and tailwheel as opposed to skid?) How long did it take and what wa...
by achean
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: History Channel
Replies: 10
Views: 5630

Re: History Channel

Thanks, Colin. Other than remembering it was Russian, I haven't a clue what it was. It just came up on Google.

No idea what some obscure Russian aircraft is doing on a program about the ATA, though.
by achean
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Europcar
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Re: Europcar

I've always had a big watch. :lol:

The tash might have helped, I suppose, but first indication was her reading out 'Light Aircraft Association... Are you some kind of pilot?'
by achean
Thu May 28, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Europcar
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Europcar

A good news item and a thanks. Having had cause to rent a car for a few days I noticed how much you save on standard rates by clicking through the link on Member Benefits. What an excellent offer this is. Once again this year, my LAA membership has paid for its self, and I got an admiring smile from...
by achean
Tue May 19, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: History Channel
Replies: 10
Views: 5630

Re: History Channel

Clutching at straws here:

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by achean
Tue May 19, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: History Channel
Replies: 10
Views: 5630

Re: History Channel

Wouldn't happen to be the Wyvern prototype (or early model), would it?

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EDIT: Ok, shocking picture - see the original here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... _c1947.jpg
by achean
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Grrrrrrrr !!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

Re: Grrrrrrrr !!!!

Given I've mainly been doing local flying I've not really checked the differences in the latest chart over the previous. Does it still have two Husband Bosworths?
by achean
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Recommendations for Headsets
Replies: 9
Views: 6116

Re: Recommendations for Headsets

The Zulu PFX will be out at the end of this month. I would expect it to be priced similarly to the Bose A20's, but will reportedly have better ANR. I also find the Lightspeeds to be more comfortable.
by achean
Thu May 15, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: If Carling designed an LAA aircraft?
Replies: 89
Views: 78169

Re: If Carling designed an LAA aircraft?

I feel very remiss that I haven't put my name forward formally... :(

If I can do so here and now please take this posting as my statement of interest. I'm just re-reading the article to glean the relevant email addresses and will be in contact that way too.

Jon
by achean
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Lt Av mag April
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

Re: Lt Av mag April

As ever, Ian, you're the man with the knowledge. The office were very helpful, so thank you for the steer to Ian, and thank you to the office for posting out another copy. :)
by achean
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Lt Av mag April
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

Re: Lt Av mag April

The April copy never arrived through my door. :(

Is there an electronic version available?
by achean
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: BWPA Seminar at White Waltham, March 8th 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1890

Re: BWPA Seminar at White Waltham, March 8th 2014

Not sure there's a need for one, is there? If you feel like you need a platform for discussing issues pertaining to male pilots you could petition BWPA for a mens' fringe interest group at the meeting...