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by G.Dawes
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Magnetic personality
Replies: 2
Views: 2840

Magnetic personality

I have noticed just how much the compass swings when an Ipad or tablet is put on or near the panel for any program or GPS etc there is a HUGE deviation and that could seriously affect any and every flight you do, it is probably the speaker magnets but there might be others in there as well. Be warne...
by G.Dawes
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Jodel D120 Fuel Tank Contents Sender Unit Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: Jodel D120 Fuel Tank Contents Sender Unit Removal

Had exactly the same problem the arm is long and tortuous making it almost impossible. In the end I used a dipper and worked out the hourly usage ( generous ) and did it that way, This was along time ago and the electricla capacitance one were unheard of in simple aircraft. There are loads of them n...
by G.Dawes
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Why do we need approved inspectors?
Replies: 5
Views: 3465

Re: Why do we need approved inspectors?

If that is the case why do so many now charge up to £200 to come over and fill out paperwork or sign logbooks, they treat it as a business even though not even qualified just authorised, I resent training as a CAA engineer and having to fork out to a local person who just happens to be an inspector ...
by G.Dawes
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Medical self-declaration
Replies: 36
Views: 32037

Re: Medical self-declaration

So what is the restriction on carrying a passenger now , if you need a Class 2 commercial vehicle level of exam what is it now on the self declaration? Is it for solo only and the doctors still needs to countersign for carrying others?
by G.Dawes
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Brandli Cherry drawings wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 3018

Re: Brandli Cherry drawings wanted

Mike Fortune is the only one I know of with a classic Cherry that he built from scratch. There is one other with a rotax engine but I cannot remember his name now.
by G.Dawes
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Becker Radio AR4201
Replies: 5
Views: 3539

Re: Becker Radio AR4201

Before going too far just check the aerial contacts are good power for transmit is quite high, receiving is not, it might just be connector not touching the core properly.
by G.Dawes
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Classify laser devices as an offensive weapon
Replies: 10
Views: 5667

Re: Classify laser devices as an offensive weapon

In this country there is always the tendency for the regulation to be made gold plated covers all and all the t's crossed i's dotted and then the unintended consequences arrive. It is a criminal offence to shine it at anybody , car driver , pedestrian, aircraft IF it can cause injury.Then it should ...
by G.Dawes
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Classify laser devices as an offensive weapon
Replies: 10
Views: 5667

Re: Classify laser devices as an offensive weapon

To possess one is the same as actually having one to use for that purpose, same as a shotgun you have the offence of having one without a licence not mowing down little old ladies with one. The authorities always go for the potential to use one by possession. I use lasers for construction uses and I...
by G.Dawes
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Classify laser devices as an offensive weapon
Replies: 10
Views: 5667

Re: Classify laser devices as an offensive weapon

I personally cannot see the actual danger of these laser pointer type instruments I have used lasers for engineering work and whilst unpleasant they did not blind me. Lasers used for military use would be a lot more dangerous but they are not available to the morons in the street who would do these ...
by G.Dawes
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: hercules props
Replies: 6
Views: 3709

Re: hercules props

What are the level flight attainments of this prop as it seems to be fantastic to obtain so much speed at those rpm, I could not get anything like that on mine 90 knots is about all I could get in level flight at 2450rpm, I feel I must have a drag parachute deployed to lose out so much performance w...
by G.Dawes
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: SIRS Compass Correction Key
Replies: 2
Views: 2136

Re: SIRS Compass Correction Key

Simple, get a bit of brazing rod about 6" and of a suitable diameter and hammer the end flat the file it to fit the screw head. bend a bit the other end and thats a tool you use once or twice and cost little.
by G.Dawes
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Insurance recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 9125

Re: Insurance recommendations?

With the bad weather and various other reasons I find that it cost £75 per hour to insure a Jodel, that is horrendous and when I went to visicover the premium was half that. Trouble is the fixed cost are overtaking the usage making it not worth doing anymore. The fixed costs are totally overwhelming...
by G.Dawes
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Petrol damage to screens
Replies: 7
Views: 4474

Re: Petrol damage to screens

Made another set of transparencies from PETG as this is more resistant than polycarbonate and stronger than perspex. Kept the master from the original screen so getting used to cutting them on a bandsaw.
by G.Dawes
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Petrol damage to screens
Replies: 7
Views: 4474

Re: Petrol damage to screens

I have remade the screen with PETG but I did try a sample with fuel and when it is under tension ie bent it does craze like the others. But hey ho worth a try. Silly place for a tank filler though, even the fumes get it on the screen. I will do away with the gauge rod and do it by calculation for fu...
by G.Dawes
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Jodel detained at Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 8720

Re: Jodel detained at Plymouth

That is better. Why did they not do that to start with, much better public relations.
Go on Martin.Go get it out now and back home to a dry hangar to recuperate from its ordeal.