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by tnowak
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Experimental status in UK
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Experimental status in UK

Mark,

To save yourself from possible grief and expenditure I suggest you e-mail LAA Engineering for their specific advice on this issue.

Tony
by tnowak
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio’s
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Radio’s

As large as you can fit.
But I would suggest a minimum of 6 x 6".

Is this to fit an antenna to an already constructed aircraft?

Tony
by tnowak
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA amateur built aircraft flying to France post Brexit
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: LAA amateur built aircraft flying to France post Brexit

I would ask that question on the Flyer Forum.
There are a few English posters on that website who are based and live in France.
Tony
by tnowak
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire
Replies: 16
Views: 708

Re: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire

Have a look on the Aircraft Spruce website.
LAS get weekly ships from Aircraft Spruce and that looks like, possibly, an Aircraft Spruce part number.
Tony
by tnowak
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire
Replies: 16
Views: 708

Re: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire

Dion,

£75 is probably less that it will cost to get them from USA!
Have you asked Bruntons if they can help?
http://www.bruntons.co.uk/

Tony
by tnowak
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Big pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Big pilots

Derek, The info you want would be hard to compile now as the LAA must have xx different aircraft on their "books". I don't know what number "XX" represents.... I am fairly sure this question has come up previously on this forum so have you tried searching? I think one of the larger Jodel models will...
by tnowak
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Repeal of stolen airspace LAA AGM motion by Zoom 18th Oct.
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Repeal of stolen airspace LAA AGM motion by Zoom 18th Oct.

I left that box blank and just "arrowed" the statement about the chairman being my proxy.
Tony
by tnowak
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Use of Stainless Steel AN bolts in place of CAD plated AN bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Use of Stainless Steel AN bolts in place of CAD plated AN bolts

Mark,

I think this is a question you should be asking LAA Engineering about.
They will be able to advise if use of SS bolts in your particular application is acceptable.

Tony
by tnowak
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: France airstrip?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

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: 359

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: 7
Views: 795

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: 7
Views: 795

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: 936

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: 936

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: 792

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