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by craigrhopkins
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Glues
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Glues

Greetings all... wondering if you can help with a glue question... Prefene 4050 is one of the 2 local glues suggested for wooden construction. I have played with it on some scap but wasn't wonderfully thrilled with it... I have been trying to compare it to: https://www.abe.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2...
by craigrhopkins
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New project query
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: New project query

Thanks Ian... good advice :)
by craigrhopkins
Fri May 29, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New project query
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: New project query

My thanks...
Done
Awaiting to hear from them :)
Regards
by craigrhopkins
Thu May 28, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New project query
Replies: 4
Views: 384

New project query

Morning all... Wondering if someone can enlighten me regarding starting a new project please? What's the ideal order of things? Find an inspector wililng to do the work? Then inform the LAA? Then just keep on liaising with inspector till built? What happens if the design is not on the LAA approved l...
by craigrhopkins
Wed May 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: UK Import charges
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: UK Import charges

Thanks good news... thanks Tony....
If you have some numbers I'll happily take those off you..
My thanks again :)
Craig
by craigrhopkins
Tue May 19, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: UK Import charges
Replies: 5
Views: 372

UK Import charges

Greeting all... Wondering what the situation is with importing components into the UK in terms of VAT and import duties? Specifically something like an aero engine? It is an old vintage engine if that makes any difference. Metal fittings i.e. not a standard flat sheet? Wood - either to be worked or ...
by craigrhopkins
Mon May 04, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Foam
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Foam

Thank you Mike...
found it!
by craigrhopkins
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Foam
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Foam

Greetings all
Wondering where in the UK to get 2lb/cu.ft density foam from - ideally 1" thick?
My thanks
Craig
by craigrhopkins
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Engine Mount Calculations
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Engine Mount Calculations

Greetings all Looking for someone who can provide engine mount calculations to LAA standards. Who is the go-to person for this type of thing? The old mount had 4 holes in a V shaped pattern. Needing a new mount with 4 holes in a box pattern. Not a major change but as new mount been told it needs to ...
by craigrhopkins
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 8.33 Radios
Replies: 20
Views: 14790

Re: 8.33 Radios

You're a champ Gerry
Thanks for that
Knowing nothing about radio's that should be enough to get started. Will measure this weekend but think I should have space.
Cheers :)
by craigrhopkins
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 8.33 Radios
Replies: 20
Views: 14790

Re: 8.33 Radios

Greetings all.... Hoping someone can cover a few real basics for me here please.... I have bought a project plane which trying to get back into the air. What are the main options for the new radios in terms of manufacturers? Ideally looking for a list of the main / all options so I can get an idea o...
by craigrhopkins
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: VW 2180 advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3407

Re: VW 2180 advice

Thanks all for the reply.... It is a Viking Dragonfly Chris - so a plane that needs more HP rather than less. It last flew with a 2180 so cowl and engine mount all set up for it. While I would like to go Rotax for the extra power, quickest fix now is to find a 2180. Any idea on price for a reasonabl...
by craigrhopkins
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: VW 2180 advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3407

VW 2180 advice

Greetings All I am looking for a 2180 VW and was planning to advertise in the back of the LAA mag for one. However, I don't know much about engines, so looking for a few pointers please.... I wouldn't know if I was buying an engine that is best used as an anchor - or a great one. I would ideally lik...
by craigrhopkins
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: HELP PLEASE - Space wanted in Berkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 1160

HELP PLEASE - Space wanted in Berkshire

Greetings All, I am based in Reading (RG1) and am looking for space within a reasonable commute to assemble and work on a compsite plane I have just purchased. I am looking for an area that is at least 25 feet x 20 feet (although slightly bigger would be better), secure and dry. The plane last flew ...
by craigrhopkins
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: SSDR aircraft design
Replies: 13
Views: 14137

Re: SSDR aircraft design

Interesting thoughts there Colin. LAA approval and sign off means a lot to me. Perhaps people will end up with the option of working closely under their guidance or adapting something else with little input from them. My one thought would be about insurance but I'm too green to even guess how the ch...