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by Airstripflyer
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 25220

Re: 'Airdrome Aeroplanes' (USA)

Nigel, don't give up on the idea of building an Airdrome Aeroplanes replica. I built an Eindecker from a kit supplied through GSAL a few years ago and still fly it regularly with well over 500 flights to date. It has to be about the cheapest way to fly. I built mine to the old SSDR standard which se...
by Airstripflyer
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Lithiam or Shorai or liFeP04
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

Re: Lithiam or Shorai or liFeP04

Howard,

I managed to kill my first Shorai battery by discharging it too much. The second one though has given me excellent service and I must have had over 250 engine starts out of it. It is charged by the alternator on the Hirth F23 engine. I bought it from Carrot Cycles.

Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Lithiam Iron batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

Re: Lithiam Iron batteries

I have used a Shorai Lithium iron battery for starting my 50hp Hirth engine on my Eindecker replica for around 300 starts now. It is charged by the engine alternator. The battery weighs less than 500 grams!

Note that there is a big difference between lithium iron and lithium ion.

Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: SSDR
Topic: SSDR rules
Replies: 19
Views: 27545

Re: SSDR rules

I had no trouble getting insurance for my SSDR Eindecker replica, although admittedly not self designed it is self modified! In fact it costs me nothing as it is added on to the existing insurance for my other aircraft.

Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Electonic ignition advice requested Leburg failure
Replies: 6
Views: 4690

Stuart,

I don't know whether you have tried this fix, but I remember in the early days of electronic ignition systems in cars a fix was to put the unit in the oven at a low heat for a while to dry everything out.
by Airstripflyer
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Electonic ignition advice requested Leburg failure
Replies: 6
Views: 4690

Leburg Ignition System

The Leburg system is such a good system that it must not be allowed to fail due to lack of repair facilities. I have one fitted to my Flitzer and it is excellent. If product liability is what is stopping the units being repaired would it be possible for the LAA insurance to cover the liability issue?
by Airstripflyer
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Airspace for the Olympics
Replies: 71
Views: 46323

I had a reply from the CAA to my request to operate in the Restricted Zone without a transponder. I am close to the southern boundary. Mike, Under the regulations for the Restricted Zone, that is correct. However, depending on the position of your strip, there may be a possibility of an exemption. C...
by Airstripflyer
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Single Seat Deregulated.
Replies: 25
Views: 12440

Eindecker

Dave, current favourite is the Hirth F23 lightweight, but I've only just started the rudder so that decision is still some way off.

Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Single Seat Deregulated.
Replies: 25
Views: 12440

I have just bought an Eindecker kit from GSAL and will be collecting it next week.

Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW 1835 wanted. Low hrs or unused
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Rob - PM sent.

Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New Rotary Diesel
Replies: 11
Views: 10027

I spoke last week to the people that Bill suggests. They have a fascinating range of engines but unfortunately will only supply the military. I couldn't see any way forward.

Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Sun May 03, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

Thanks for the offer, Rob, I'll think about it as I would prefer a Lodge or Newton prop. Mike
by Airstripflyer
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

VW propeller

I'm repairing a Flitzer and I need a prop for it. 62" x 31" would be perfect. Anybody got a spare one lying around? Mike Clark
by Airstripflyer
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Lamar voltage regulator
Replies: 0
Views: 1522

Lamar voltage regulator

Lamar voltage regulator in excellent condition. Part number B-00371-10. 14V, 4A with overvoltage cut off at 16V. £30
by Airstripflyer
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: WANTED: Anti-chafe tape
Replies: 6
Views: 3836

Anti chafe tape

Try Aircraft Coverings at Henstridge. They advertise it on their website:-
www.aircraftcoverings.co.uk