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by tnowak
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: France airstrip?
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: France airstrip?

Try posting your query on the Flyer GA forum. There are some France based aviators on there who may know.
I don't think the French have the equivalent of our "28 day" rule and I believe establishing a private airstrip may be difficult.
Tony
by tnowak
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Firewall electric services pass though query
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Firewall electric services pass though query

William,

Good electrical/electronic engineering practice would be to keep ignition wires separate from data and 12V power cables where ever possible.
Tony
by tnowak
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh
Replies: 6
Views: 353

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

Skelly, No doubt you will learn how to apply Oratex successfully during your training course. However, I believe that surface cleaning/cleanliness is paramount when applying Oratex tapes to Oratex fabric as you don't want to find the tape edges lifting after a few years. I have seen that issue on on...
by tnowak
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh
Replies: 6
Views: 353

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

Skelly, Having recently recovered the fuselage of my vintage Piper using Ceconite, here are my comments regarding Ceconite and Oratex. I can't comment on the others: So, I am faced with a choice of products, mainly (I think): Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre and Ceconite. What I would like t...
by tnowak
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Learning - Fabric - Help!?
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Learning - Fabric - Help!?

Stephen, I may have some fabric, tapes and wax cord left over from my fairly recent fuselage and rudder recover project. Let me know what you may need and I can have a look. Unless you know someone with the paints and dopes you require you will find you can only purchase 1 US Gallon cans of what you...
by tnowak
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Learning - Fabric - Help!?
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Learning - Fabric - Help!?

Stephen, Do you know what your aircraft is covered in? Ceconite or something else? I ask as it is best to stick with the same covering process as used on the wings and airframe. I can send you the Ceconite methods guide which contains very good information and should allow you to cover a rudder with...
by tnowak
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Ciovid -19 and Permit Revalidation Check Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Ciovid -19 and Permit Revalidation Check Flight

I potentially had the same issue a few weeks ago, so e-mailed LAA Engineering about this.

Their reply was they would allow the permit renewal test flight paperwork to be submitted without the MAUW climb test "for now".

Tony
by tnowak
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: C90 / O-200 operating costs
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: C90 / O-200 operating costs

Brian says it all really. At worst case consider a professionally rebuilt C90 or O-200 to cost £15K plus if everything starts to wear out. If you have 1500 hours left on the engine that is good. It is almost new! I purchased a new set of cylinders for my A65 for about £4K 6 years when I found three ...
by tnowak
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Welding Question
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Welding Question

Best e-mail LAA engineering for a definitive answer however I would suggest it would likely be okay for non critical/non-structural parts.

Regards

Tony
by tnowak
Fri May 29, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New project query
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: New project query

Best e-mail LAA engineering with your query.
They should answer in a few days.

Tony
by tnowak
Fri May 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: UK Import charges
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: UK Import charges

Craig,

I have sent you a private message.

Tony
by tnowak
Fri May 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: UK Import charges
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: UK Import charges

Craig,

I have sent you a private message.

Tony
by tnowak
Wed May 20, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: UK Import charges
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: UK Import charges

Craig, I think you always have to pay VAT but aircraft parts are usually exempt from Import duty. I got this from HMRC about 7 years ago so things may have changed: "To import to simplified end use, you do not require prior authorisation. Declaring goods to CPC 40 00 028 at import is your authorisat...
by tnowak
Mon May 18, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: 9.7mm hand reamer
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: 9.7mm hand reamer

Richard,

Do you mean a 9.7 mm reamer or a 3/8" one?

I have the latter you can borrow.

Tony
by tnowak
Wed May 13, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Optical tacho
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Optical tacho

Does anyone have an optical tacho I can borrow for a few days as I would like to check the calibration of my mechanical tacho?

I am referring to the type you can point at the back of a prop from the comfort of one's aircraft cabin.

Happy to pay postage etc.
Tony Nowak