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by Leesr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: FUEL FLOAT VARNISH
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: FUEL FLOAT VARNISH

Why not use 2-pack epoxy varnish; totally fuel-proof once cured.
Available from all good yachting suppliers.
by Leesr
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Post COVID Permit Processes
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Post COVID Permit Processes

" FWR-1 Permit to Fly revalidation application "

Please call it the Blue Form. That's what FWR Fixed Wing Renewal owners know it as.

:D
Take care,
Rob
by Leesr
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Nose wheel re chroming
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Nose wheel re chroming

I believe Swiftair at Leicester are in the process of getting some Slingsby legs (unobtanium) re-chromed. They are also approved for Pups, so it may be worth having a chat with them.
by Leesr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: G-INFO and "Cleared to fly" Light Aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: G-INFO and "Cleared to fly" Light Aviation

....and our personal addresses are widely available in so many other areas one more isn't of any consequence. I'm not convinced of that Brian. For example, I'm not on the "open" electoral register. The only two places I'm aware of my address being in the public domain are G-INFO and the LAA Inspect...
by Leesr
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Want to Buy: C85 cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Want to Buy: C85 cylinder

Hi Tony,

Superior only sell A65 cylinders as a complete set of four, at about $6000.00 :shock:
by Leesr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Want to Buy: C85 cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Want to Buy: C85 cylinder

My beloved permit Taylorcraft here in the UK, with a C85, has a cracked cylinder, so I'm looking for a replacement. Any avenues/suggestions? (as an aside, I also need two A-65 cylinders, +0.015 with an EASA Form 1 or an FAA 8130) for my beloved certified Taylorcraft in the USA. They're broken as wel...
by Leesr
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: permit aircraft in Spain and Portugal
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Re: permit aircraft in Spain and Portugal

Don't let the permit CofV expire; my understanding is that the LAA cannot allow a PtF test flight (or a permit to test) AFTER the expiry of the old Certificate of Validity date. You would need a truck to bring it back to the UK for that.
by Leesr
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Removing Old Contact Adhesive from Fabric / Ceconite?
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Removing Old Contact Adhesive from Fabric / Ceconite?

A hairdryer and a soft scraper work pretty well too (don't tell the wife you've borrowed the hairdryer!)
by Leesr
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: What Glue For Wood
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Re: What Glue For Wood

Check that T88 is approved by LAA before you use it.
by Leesr
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Sealant for fuel system pipe fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: Sealant for fuel system pipe fittings

Bill McCarthy wrote:Why are you using a sealant ? If you are using perfectly good fittings, they don’t need sealant
NPT fittings do need sealant, Bill. The threads are truncated, so there is leakage through the spiral form. That's why everyone else here is recommending a thread sealant.

Rob
by Leesr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Compass Repair Kits
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: Compass Repair Kits

If it's for a permit aircraft, use Johnson's baby oil.

Seriously!
by Leesr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Cockpit placards aand stainless ID plate
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Re: Cockpit placards aand stainless ID plate

Serial no. is not required, Chris. See the post one above yours, from Tony.
Rob
by Leesr
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Spin on oil filter
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Spin on oil filter

We only have a rock catcher fitted at the moment and, as the engine is on condition, we would like to make sure as little stuff goes through the engine as possible. My first thought is "too late now" :lol: if your engine hours are such. However, it may not be a bad investment for that time that you...