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by Ian Law
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: TDA Trial - Drones - Goodwood - Choke points!
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: TDA Trial - Drones - Goodwood - Choke points!

Thanks Nigel and I fully endorse your comments.

Ian
by Ian Law
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts

Many thanks Mike and I'll try and ring sometime when convenient for you.

Ian
by Ian Law
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts

Many thanks Frank and I'll explore that idea.

These two "I" struts are just about the most awkward parts on the aeroplane.

Ian
by Ian Law
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts

Many thanks Chris and I'll consider Aerolite. I have used it quite a bit in the distant past, but found Aerodux easier for larger areas - although the Aerolite always performed very well indeed. I'll probably have a word with my Inspector.

Regards.

Ian
by Ian Law
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Adhesive for laminating spruce "I" struts

Aerodux has worked very well so far for hidden parts of the airframe on my project, but to minimise visible stains on the pair of spruce "I" struts that I shall soon need to laminate, I am considering whether or not a clear epoxy adhesive might be a better choice. Use of Epoxy adhesive for structura...
by Ian Law
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Epoxy varnish
Replies: 0
Views: 138

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: 1005

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: 1005

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 8:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 1
Views: 570

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: 730

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: 730

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 5:00 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Main Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

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 10:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: What Glue For Wood
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

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 1:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: What Glue For Wood
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

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 1:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Claim re contribution towards the cost of 8.33 kHz radio
Replies: 18
Views: 3870

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