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by ROB. THOMASSON
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Slick replacement for a BTH
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Slick replacement for a BTH

All sorted. They want $5250 for a kit these days. By the time you've paid vat and customs duties that will be about the same in pounds. I can get a pair of slick mags for £3250 over here so that's a £1000 a side for a bracket and a simms coupling. I am investigating a system made in the UK and will ...
by ROB. THOMASSON
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Slick replacement for a BTH
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Slick replacement for a BTH

Does anyone have contact details for the slick conversion for BTH mags? I've tried online but not found much of use.
by ROB. THOMASSON
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: BTH to electronic?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: BTH to electronic?

A slight change of plans and I am trying to do a trigger setup from scratch. I need to borrow an AG4 or SA4 magneto for testing if anyone can help. You will get it back undamaged and it does not need to be serviceable I could also use a spare earthing cap if anyone has a gash one.
by ROB. THOMASSON
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: BTH to electronic?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: BTH to electronic?

I need a setup where a BTH mag was in a 4 cylinder vehicle of some kind that was positive earth. (Tractor perhaps?) That way I can buy a kit without the supplier having a wobbly as soon as I mention aircraft! Anyone on here into classic vehicles?
by ROB. THOMASSON
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: BTH to electronic?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: BTH to electronic?

I can't find anything that says they will fit the BTH system. Could you post me a link?
by ROB. THOMASSON
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: BTH to electronic?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

BTH to electronic?

Has anyone investigated converting one of their BTH magnetos to electronic ignition? I've seen a Pitts with 1 mag and one electronic system so there is a precedent. I'm not finding BTH to be that reliable despite having them professionally rebuild more than once by different suppliers.
by ROB. THOMASSON
Thu May 21, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Insurance costs
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Insurance costs

My premium has gone up 50% from last year with Traffords. Has anyone else had similar rises?
Visicover were even more expensive. £70 compared to £620. Last year it was £415 and I haen't made any claims
by ROB. THOMASSON
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Missing aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Missing aircraft

A friend of mine is trying to locate a Beagle pup G-AWKO which he unwisely allowed out of his possession before full payment was made. Can anyone locate this aircraft please as he understandably wants it back! I gather it's been moved to a private strip to stop him regaining possession. Any help wil...
by ROB. THOMASSON
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: gps overlay
Replies: 1
Views: 485

gps overlay

Many years ago there was a bit of software you could add to the Etrex and similar GPSs to add the ATZs etc to the map. Someone supplied it free as I recall. Now is this still around, can it go on the colour basemap and if so can someone give me the link? My old Etrex is getting iffy and I've just pi...
by ROB. THOMASSON
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Peltor
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Peltor

Cancel, found it!
by ROB. THOMASSON
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Peltor
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Peltor

I have a couple of pairs of Peltor 8006 headsets I'm about to use while flying some scouts. ( No use letting them wreck the good ones ;-) One pair has internal switches in the cup but I can't find the instructions on setting them even online. Has anyone got a set please?
by ROB. THOMASSON
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Aluminium welding
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Aluminium welding

I have a friend in the states who has found the Gypsy crank cases are 14% zinc. This could explain the difficulties in welding them. Does anyone have knowledge of welding this stuff. I presume a high zinc rod and a good TIG isn't the answer!
by ROB. THOMASSON
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Cheap historic aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: Cheap historic aircraft

The snag with the Auster, and I maintain 3, is spares for the early engines are rocking horse poo. Anyone who has any hangs onto them and won't trade. Even basic servicing spares are hard to find. If you are good with a set of spanners yourself they are simple enough but if you are the type of perso...
by ROB. THOMASSON
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Cirrus
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Cirrus

Unbelievably we found 4 new ones in a drawer so all sorted. Wondering if one of the horses in the field is Shergar as well ;-)
by ROB. THOMASSON
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Cirrus
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Cirrus

I'm helping a friend with an Early Auster with the Cirrus engine. We need the large rubber bungs on the side of the engine as they aren't very rubbery any more. Can someone post me in the direction of new ones please as I suspect NOS will be as bad.