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by tnowak
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Learning - Fabric - Help!?
Replies: 11
Views: 249

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: 249

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: 283

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: 518

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: 143

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: 384

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: 371

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: 371

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: 371

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: 220

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: 123

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
by tnowak
Thu May 07, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Spraying my aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Spraying my aircraft

Bill, When you say "spray in my garden" I presume you don't actually mean that? I assume you have a tent or similar to protect your spray job from flying insects? If not your paintwork will get covered in insects etc. and ruin your work. Also spraying in the open air is a challenge if you want to ap...
by tnowak
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Availability of Aerowave 2001
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Availability of Aerowave 2001

Paul,

I have sent you a PM.

Tony
by tnowak
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?

Personally, I would consider a trip to my local airfield to carry out essential preventative work on my engine as "work". Work isn't specified as where you go to earn a salary... In the next week or so I will be doing similar to inhibit/protect my Cont. A65 as best I can. The engine hasn't run since...
by tnowak
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Covid-19 Lockdown
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Covid-19 Lockdown

I think it is more to do with complying with the spirit of the advice/legislation and also public perception. Jo Public may wonder why a small light aircraft is flying overhead when the rest of the country has been told to avoid unnecessary journeys except for specific purposes etc. Where I live the...