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by Ian Law
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Epoxy varnish
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Epoxy varnish

I'm no longer able to buy my favoured epoxy varnish, solvent based Gurit Eposeal 300, which has been discontinued in favour of Amproseal, which is less hazardous. Apart from being more expensive, Amproseal would probably be a bit less inclined to soak into the wood, which is a useful feature of the ...
by Ian Law
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh

My thanks also for the very helpful comments and advice and to skelly for raising the question.

Ian
by Ian Law
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh

I'm in a similar position except I need to emphasise that I am not an engineer, so can't offer advice, but I shall be interested in any responses. At present my intention is to cover the wings and other "flying" surfaces with Oratex, for lightness, which is critical for my "Boredom Fighter" biplane ...
by Ian Law
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: Bandsaw Blades

Thanks for that Mike and I'll try them.

Ian
by Ian Law
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: A Tax On Aeromodellers?
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: A Tax On Aeromodellers?

Tried again and success this time!

Ian
by Ian Law
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: A Tax On Aeromodellers?
Replies: 1
Views: 680

A Tax On Aeromodellers?

I've just completed and submitted my response to the CAA questionnaire and this has been acknowledged.

Clicking on the received "Link" to receive a *pdf copy of my response produces no results.

Is there something else I need to do to make this work?
by Ian Law
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Main Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Re: Main Wheels

Think the French website may be: http://www.ulmtechnologie.com/ I was hoping to use one of their sets of wheels and brakes for my Boredom Fighter project, so I could use cable operated brakes and keep everything light and simple. Unfortunately, try as I might, I could not extract the technical infor...
by Ian Law
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: What Glue For Wood
Replies: 10
Views: 2831

Re: What Glue For Wood

I have also used small amounts of West epoxy and like it, but have only needed to use it for small non critical areas. I have been using the West pumps and find this a chore, so will give the electronic scales a try. That sounds like the best option and by coincidence, I was about to look for suitab...
by Ian Law
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: What Glue For Wood
Replies: 10
Views: 2831

Re: What Glue For Wood

Aerodux 500 (Prefere 4050) is my preference for laminations and most other applications. My test pieces have always passed easily, even with simple spring clamp pressure. There has to be firm contact between the parts and a close fit is always desirable, but my impression ( and I have only informati...
by Ian Law
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Re: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio

I assumed that might be the case Nic and have thanked Bob, accordingly.

Ian
by Ian Law
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Re: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio

Must have been some kind of divine intervention involved?

I have also now received an e mail advising that my refund is due next week. I almost cheered.

Ian
by Ian Law
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Re: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio

That's encouraging John and many thanks.

Ian
by Ian Law
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio

My claim was submitted last year and I'm still waiting for my modest refund.

Is there any likelihood of this turning up in the near future, ideally before this time next year?

I assume we are still expected to be patient - my patience is now wearing thin.

Ian
by Ian Law
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Throat microphone
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Re: Throat microphone

I was concerned about that aspect from the beginning Rob but am still thinking of having a go to see if the pros outweigh the cons. I might need three hands to cope with pressing it against my neck when talking? If I had another seat in the biplane, I could take a Russian along with me and he could ...
by Ian Law
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Throat microphone
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Throat microphone

Has anyone experience of throat microphones? I understand they work well ( allegedly ) in noisy environments so they might be an option for my open cockpit biplane project, in due course. I already have a couple of ex service leather helmets, but might use a newer helmet and adapt that. There are Am...