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by Colin Dix
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Development workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 4304

Development workshop

I have a full engineering workshop available for SSDR development and willing to help anyone. I would like to develop the Vanguard engine to 50 HP. I see they have 45 in the US for Mud boats!
by Colin Dix
Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 1/2 VW engines,
Replies: 5
Views: 4674

Thank you for the replies. I have a MW7 with a Rotax 503. I would like a 4 stroke engine to replace it.

Colin
by Colin Dix
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: 1/2 VW engines,
Replies: 5
Views: 4674

1/2 VW engines,

Has anyone used or had experience with a 1/2 VW Engine in the UK. Is 50 HP possible? - I see several plans and options availabe in the US?

Or would a 2CV Aero engine be best for up to 50 HP?

Any ideas?

Thanks

Colin
by Colin Dix
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: New Rotary Diesel
Replies: 11
Views: 9881

Rotary engines,

Rotary engines are used on the Watchkeeper UAV

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchkeeper_WK450
by Colin Dix
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: C90 Engine running cool
Replies: 5
Views: 4645

Thanks Tony,

I have now left the Emeraude group but will pass on any comments to them,

Thanks

Colin
by Colin Dix
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Intercom system
Replies: 5
Views: 4501

Thank you Les, I will check it out.

Regards

Colin
by Colin Dix
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Intercom system
Replies: 5
Views: 4501

Intercom system

I have recently bought a share in a Kitfox fitted with a ICOM A200 Radio. I find the intercom has noise and I think adding an additional iintercom system to the Radio will cure this. At present I think it is wired directly to the radio. Can anyone recomend a good intercom, and where do you get a wir...
by Colin Dix
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: C90 Engine running cool
Replies: 5
Views: 4645

Dave,

I'm not sure of the oil temperture, the cylinder hear reaches around 110C, before it used to get to 140C? Very confusing!
by Colin Dix
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: C90 Engine running cool
Replies: 5
Views: 4645

C90 Engine running cool

Hello,

Our C90 is running qround 40 deg C cooler since we performed a top end overall. Can anyone expain this. Also we had the Mags overhauled too?

Thanks

Colin
by Colin Dix
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Engines
Replies: 8
Views: 6451

We performed a top end overhaul on our Emeraude. It now runs better that I have seen in the past 18 months.

I have pdf manual for the C range contental engines if anyone wants a copy!

Cheers,

Colin
by Colin Dix
Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Stolen 912S3 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 5856

Stolen Rotax

Very sad news, were based at Croft Farm, Brilliant place. It looks like time to start locking up everything. Aero parts are expensive, generally light too. So not the best for scrap value. My guess is this engine will get used again. I hope they find the thieves. Very bad news for the owner & G.A in...
by Colin Dix
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Magneto Service intervals
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Thanks Paul,

We are having them completly overhauled, Zero timed I guess.

Cheers,

Colin
by Colin Dix
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Magneto Service intervals
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Magneto Service intervals

Hello,

We have removed our magnetos for service, they have done around 500 hours since they were last overhauled. What is the service requirments from the LAA regarding magneto service. Is it the same as CAA rules & requirments?

Thank you,

Colin
by Colin Dix
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: C90 wisdom needed
Replies: 24
Views: 19854

G.Dawes wrote::D
Glad it was OK but if you haven't already done it open the pressure relief valve and clean out the, muck, swarf or whatever, that might be there.
It may come back and frighten you again.
Cheers,
Graham
Thanks Graham, we will do that!

Cheers

colin
by Colin Dix
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: C90 Carb wanted please
Replies: 0
Views: 1893

C90 Carb wanted please

Hello All,

Were still looking for a C90 Marvel Carburettor if anyone can help.

Many thanks

Colin