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by tnowak
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Electronic Conspicuity
Topic: EC device approval.
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: EC device approval.

Terry,

The SE2 is designed to be play and go!
You need to find a good location to mount the device so it meets SE2's requirements of vertically mounted and with an unobstructed "view" forward.

Tony
by tnowak
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Fabric wing covering
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Fabric wing covering

Laurie,

May not be what you are looking for but Google for AC_43.13-1B which is the "FAA ACCEPTABLE METHODS, TECHNIQUES, AND PRACTICES, INSPECTION AND REPAIR - AIRCRAFT".

Section 2 is about aircraft fabric and gives specs for different fabrics based on wing loading etc.

Tony
by tnowak
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Experimental status in UK
Replies: 9
Views: 450

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 6:24 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio’s
Replies: 6
Views: 347

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 9:14 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA amateur built aircraft flying to France post Brexit
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

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 11:25 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire
Replies: 16
Views: 957

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 6:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Source of Stainless Steel Piano wire
Replies: 16
Views: 957

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 6:47 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Big pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 576

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: 1016

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: 898

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: 364

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: 459

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: 1021

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: 1021

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: 1154

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...