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by mcfadyeanda
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rebuilding Kitfox Mk2 wings
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Rebuilding Kitfox Mk2 wings

The Optima kit includes cutting down the wings, so it would no longer be a microlight (?). Otherwise, just cutting down the wings (to the outboard end of the flapperon) without the Optima kit would be worthwhile (to handling, but there is little change in speed). Lift strut fairings (at least to the...
by mcfadyeanda
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Firewall electric services pass though query
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Firewall electric services pass though query

But with a fairly obvious answer!
by mcfadyeanda
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Crankcases
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Crankcases

Blade,
PM sent.
by mcfadyeanda
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Crankcases
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Crankcases

As far as I know the ULS crankcases are the same. I wouldn't elect for an earlier crankcase as the later cases were reinforced to mitigate the fretting issue (there's a Rotax SB that tells you what casting numbers to look out for).

Duncan McF.
by mcfadyeanda
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Manifold pressure gauge wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Manifold pressure gauge wanted

2.25" normally aspirated gauge (30" to zero, or thereabouts).
Only needed for temporary use, so anything considered.
by mcfadyeanda
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: ST Aviation LCD Screen blank
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

Re: ST Aviation LCD Screen blank

Ah yes, that infuriating screen. I'm not sure how you test them. Mine goes off when it gets anywhere near warm, then on again in winter. I think in part due to a flakey voltage regulator in the main power supply of the electronics being too weedy (others have replaced these with some success). There...
by mcfadyeanda
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Europa Owners conversion. Taildragger to Tri-gear
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Europa Owners conversion. Taildragger to Tri-gear

Nigel, Removal of the Swiss gear will be the reverse of installation(!). The installation manual is available on the Europa Club website, or I can send you a copy. Please don't cut the leg out; I'll come and remove for you and pay for it! The fuselage reinforcements won't be removable without risk o...
by mcfadyeanda
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Becker 6201 interference
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Becker 6201 interference

Is the mag switch body earthed?
by mcfadyeanda
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Listening squawks
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Listening squawks

So, from 1st May 2018 Birmingham Radar’s frequency has changed from 118.050 to 123.980. This also applies to listening squawks, as shown on NATS' new card at: http://airspacesafety.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/SQUAWKandLARS_1JUN2018_A5.pdf However, NATS' current AIrpsace Aware (Easy VFR) database ...
by mcfadyeanda
Mon May 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA to EASA licence conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

CAA to EASA licence conversion

To answer my earlier question, CAA has confirmed (by personal email, sent on Bank Holiday Monday!!) that a Self Dec medical is now sufficient to apply for the above, and that a Class 2 (as required by the application forms) is not required. Subject to limitations of use in any onward absence of Clas...
by mcfadyeanda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CAA to EASA licence conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: CAA to EASA licence conversion

Or (as I read it) the exemption only applies after the licence has been issued (so long as it was issued before 8th April). So it can't be used in leui of a Class 2 in order to apply for the EASA conversion? In the absence of clarity, please let me know how you get on with your application as soon a...
by mcfadyeanda
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: CAA to EASA licence conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

CAA to EASA licence conversion

Does: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=8310 mean that I could now convert my Lifetime CAA PPL licence to EASA without first having to get an EASA Class 2 medical? I'm currently on Self-declaration, which means that hitherto I have not been eligible to convert...
by mcfadyeanda
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rotax 912 pre-heater
Replies: 2
Views: 2799

Re: Rotax 912 pre-heater

Not as such, but when ambient temperatures are in single figures (Centigrade) I prestart heat with a hair drier directed into the cowling for about 20 minutes. This primarily facilitates cold starting, and provides a small reduction in warm-up time. Tanis can do more harm than good if the heaters ar...
by mcfadyeanda
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Handheld radio - New purchase & Licence application
Replies: 12
Views: 8789

Re: Handheld radio - New purchase & Licence application

If the standard radio battery pack is left in place, then operation will default seamlessly to that battery when external power is lost. Which also means that if external power is used, one has to remember to turn off the radio (rather than just the Master switch) after use, or else the battery will...
by mcfadyeanda
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Handheld radio - New purchase & Licence application
Replies: 12
Views: 8789

Re: Handheld radio - New purchase & Licence application

Any external supply for the Yaesu handheld needs to be 9v, the same as the battery pack that it is substituting. I used one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-4V-38V-to-1-25V-36V-3A-Step-Down-Power-Supply-Regulator-24V-12V-9V-5V-UK-/122572089413?hash=item1c89dda845:g:f54AAOSwo6lWI2Do which has w...